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Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

NBC SPORTS PRESENTS SEVEN NHL GAMES IN SEVEN DAYS, INCLUDING FLYERS-RANGERS NHL GAME OF THE WEEK SUNDAY ON NBC

NHL Game of the Week – Flyers Face Rangers Sunday at 12 p.m. ET on NBC

Wednesday Night Hockey Doubleheader – Sabres-Avalanche at 8 p.m. ET; Penguins-Kings at 10:30 p.m. ET

Tonight on NBCSN – Western Conference-Leading Blues Host Blackhawks at 8 p.m. ET; NBCSN on Thursday Features Stars-Bruins at 7:30 p.m. ET

Sunday Night Doubleheader on NBCSN – Capitals-Wild at 8 p.m. ET; Kings-Golden Knights at 10:30 p.m. ET

Our Line Starts – NBC Sports Weekly NHL Podcast – Available Now

STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 25, 2020 – NBC Sports presents seven NHL games in seven days this week, highlighted by a pair of surging teams in the NHL Game of the Week Sunday at 12 p.m. ET on NBC, as Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers visit Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers.

Wednesday Night Hockey features a doubleheader this week beginning at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche host Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres. The second game of the doubleheader will feature Sidney Crosby and the Penguins taking on Anze Kopitar and the Kings in Los Angeles at 10:30 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports’ second NBCSN doubleheader of the week on Sunday begins at 8 p.m. ET, when Alex Ovechkin and the Metropolitan Division-leading Washington Capitals face Eric Staal and the Minnesota Wild. The nightcap in Las Vegas will feature Mark Stone and the Pacific Division-leading Golden Knights hosting Kopitar and the Kings at 10:30 p.m. ET.

This week’s NHL coverage begins tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when the Western Conference-leading St. Louis Blues host Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks. On Thursday, NBCSN will feature league-leading goal-scorer David Pastrnak and the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Bruins hosting Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Kathryn Tappen will host Wednesday’s coverage on NHL Live alongside analysts Keith Jones and Patrick Sharp and NHL insider Bob McKenzie. Sunday’s studio coverage on NBC will be hosted by Liam McHugh with analysts Mike Milbury and Jones.

Tappen will host Sunday night’s studio coverage alongside analysts Anson Carter and Mike Johnson. Tonight’s studio coverage will be hosted by McHugh with Scott Hartnell and Johnson. Additionally, Thursday’s studio coverage will be hosted by McHugh alongside analysts Jones and Sharp.

Following is this week’s hockey schedule across NBC Sports:

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Tues., February 25 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
  Chicago at St. Louis NBCSN 8 p.m.
  NHL Overtime NBCSN 10:45 p.m.*
Wed., February 26 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
  Wednesday Night Hockey – Buffalo at Colorado NBCSN 8 p.m.
  Wednesday Night Hockey – Pittsburgh at Los Angeles NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
  NHL Overtime NBCSN 1 a.m.*
Thurs., February 27 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
  Dallas at Boston NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
  NHL Overtime NBCSN 10:15 p.m.*
Fri., February 28 College Hockey – Michigan State at Notre Dame NBCSN 7 p.m.
Sun., March 1 NHL Game of the Week – Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers NBC 12 p.m.
  Washington at Minnesota NBCSN 8 p.m.
  Los Angeles at Vegas NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
  NHL Overtime NBCSN 1 a.m.*

*Immediately following game coverage


NHL GAME OF THE WEEK
– FLYERS-RANGERS SUNDAY AT 12 P.M. ET ON NBC

The Flyers (35-20-7, 77 pts) defeated the Jets 4-2 on Saturday for their third straight win and currently sit in third place in the Metropolitan Division. Sean Couturier (19g/36a) extended his point streak to six games and leads the team in points.

On Saturday, the Rangers (33-24-4, 70 pts) beat the Sharks 3-2. The Rangers have won eight of their past 10 contests and are within six points of the Blue Jackets for the second Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference standings.

Seven-time Emmy Award winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call from Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY – SABRES-AVALANCHE AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Sabres (29-25-8, 66 pts) are winners of five of their last six games and defeated the Jets 2-1 on Sunday. Jack Eichel (35g/42a) has recorded at least one point in 11 of his last 13 contests and is tied for seventh in the league in points (77).

The Avalanche (36-18-7, 79 pts) are on a four-game point streak and most recently beat the Kings 2-1 in a shootout on Saturday. Nathan MacKinnon (33g/51a) leads the team in goals and assists, and is tied for third in the league in points (84).   

Play-by-play commentator John Forslund, Olczyk (analyst) and Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call from Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY – PENGUINS-KINGS AT 10:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Penguins (37-18-6, 80 pts) are currently in a battle with the Capitals for first place in the Metro Division, only two points behind their rival. Evgeni Malkin (21g/41a) paces the team in points and has 12 points in his past 10 contests.

On Sunday, the Kings (22-35-6, 50 pts) fell to the Oilers 4-2. Anze Kopitar (18g/38a) scored a goal in the loss and has nine points in his past six games.

Play-by-play commentator Alex Faust and analyst James Fox will call the action at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

TONIGHT – BLACKHAWKS-BLUES AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Blackhawks (27-27-8, 62 pts) are coming off a 2-1 loss to Dallas on Sunday. Patrick Kane (27g/50a) leads the team in goals and assists, and is tied for seventh in the league in points (77).

The Western Conference-leading Blues (36-17-10, 82 pts) defeated the Wild, 4-1, on Sunday night on NBCSN. During the game, the NHL announced the division rivals would face off at the 2021 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, set to take place on Jan. 1, 2021 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn.

Gord Miller (play-by-play) and Pierre McGuire (analyst) will call the action at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo.

SUNDAY – CAPITALS-WILD AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

On Saturday, Alex Ovechkin became the eighth member of the NHL’s 700-goal club in the Capitals’ matchup against the Devils. The Caps (38-18-6, 82 pts) are led by John Carlson’s (15g/57a) 72 points, which is the most among all league defensemen.

The Wild (29-25-7, 65 pts) have been paced this season by Eric Staal (17g/25a) who leads the team in points. Minnesota has earned a point in seven of their past 10 matchups.

Miller (play-by-play) and McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will call the action from Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

SUNDAY – KINGS-GOLDEN KNIGHTS AT 10:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Vegas (34-22-8, 76 pts) have captured six straight wins after beating the Ducks, 6-5, in overtime late Sunday on NBCSN and now claim the top spot in the Pacific Division standings. Mark Stone (21g/42a) registered four assists in the victory. Play-by-play commentator Alex Faust and analyst Shane Hnidy will call the action at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

THURSDAY – STARS-BRUINS AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Winners of six of their last eight contests, the Stars (36-20-6, 78 pts) have moved to within one point of the Avs for second place in the Central Division. The league-leading Bruins (39-12-12, 90 pts) have won 11 of their past 13 matchups and have been paced by David Pastrnak (45g/43a), who leads the league in goals.

Play-by-play commentator John Forslund, Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire and analyst Mike Milbury will have the call from TD Garden.

COLLEGE HOCKEY – MICHIGAN STATE VS. NOTRE DAME – FRIDAY AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Fighting Irish (14-12-6) are on a two-game winning streak after sweeping their series against Michigan this past weekend. Alex Steeves and Cam Morrison lead the team in points, with 24 apiece. Michigan State (14-17-1) have dropped consecutive two-game series against Ohio State and Michigan. This will mark the final regular-season series of the 2020 season for both teams before Big Ten tournament play begins.

Tony Simeone (play-by-play) and Anson Carter (analyst) will call the action Friday night from Compton Family Ice Arena in Notre Dame, Ind. Saturday evening’s matchup will air on NBC Sports Philadelphia+ at 6 p.m. ET.

OUR LINE STARTS – NBC SPORTS’ WEEKLY NHL PODCAST – AVAILABLE NOW

NBC Sports’ new weekly NHL podcast – Our Line Starts – has launched and is available now on all podcast platforms. New episodes of Our Line Starts will be released each Wednesday and will highlight the top stories of each week, including behind-the-scenes content and interviews conducted by NBC Sports’ NHL commentators.

Last week’s episode was hosted by Ahmed Fareed, Milbury and Jones, who were joined by NHL insider Bob McKenzie, to discuss the February 24 league trade deadline and the latest trade discussions involving Henrik Lundqvist, Chris Kreider and others.

Click here to listen to the show.

Our Line Starts joins NBC Sports’ growing roster of podcasts spanning the NFL, Premier League, NASCAR, and much more. Click here for more information.

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