FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 23rd, 2020
NBC SPORTS’HOCKEY WEEK IN AMERICA BEGINS TODAY AT 3 P.M. ET ON NBCSN WITH TOP GAME 7 OVERTIME THRILLERS
Capitals-Rangers 2015 Second Round Game 7 Kicks Off Coverage at 3 p.m. ET
Kings-Blackhawks 2014 Western Conference Final Game 7 at 5 p.m. ET
Memorable Third Period Comebacks by Boston Bruins (7 p.m. ET) and San Jose Sharks (9 p.m. ET)
Hockey Week in America Features 70+ Hours of Stanley Cup Clinchers, Iconic Outdoor Games, Notable Individual Performances, and Crosby vs. Ovechkin Throughout Week
Content to Stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 23, 2020 – Hockey Week in America begins today on NBCSN, reliving the top NHL games and moments from the past 10-plus years, with twelve hours of coverage at 3 p.m. ET of top Game 7 overtime thrillers.
TODAY – GAME 7 OVERTIME THRILLERS
NBCSN will present four notable Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 7 overtime matchups from the past decade, beginning at 3 p.m. ET.
|Washington vs. New York Rangers (2015 Second Round)||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Los Angeles vs. Chicago (2014 Western Conf. Final)||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Toronto vs. Boston (2013 Eastern Conf. Quarterfinals)||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Vegas vs. San Jose (2019 First Round)||9 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Toronto vs. Boston (2013 Eastern Conf. Quarterfinals)||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Los Angeles vs. Chicago (2014 Western Conf. Final)||1 a.m.||NBCSN|
CAPITALS-RANGERS (2015 SECOND ROUND) AT 3 P.M. ET
In the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the rival Capitals and Rangers clashed, resulting in Derek Stepan scoring the overtime winner for a 2-1 Rangers win. With the victory, the Rangers advanced to the Eastern Conference Final for the second straight year.
Seven-time Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk and ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire called the action from Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y.
KINGS-BLACKHAWKS (2014 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL) AT 5 P.M. ET
In a back-and-forth affair, the Kings tied the Game 7 at four goals apiece in the third period to send the matchup into overtime. With a trip to the Stanley Cup Final on the line, Alec Martinez played hero for the Kings with the game-winner early in overtime, a role he would reprise in Game 5 of the Cup Final against the Rangers to clinch the title for the Kings.
Play-by-play commentator Kenny Albert, analyst Joe Micheletti, and ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Brian Engblom called the matchup from United Center in Chicago, Ill.
MAPLE LEAFS-BRUINS (2013 EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS) AT 7 P.M. ET
The Maple Leafs held a commanding 4-1 lead in Game 7 in Boston midway through the third period, before the Bruins stormed back to force OT, punctuated by a pair of goals with their goalie pulled. Patrice Bergeron scored the overtime winner for a 5-4 victory, which marked the first time in NHL history a team overcame a three-goal deficit in the final period of Game 7 to go on to win the game and the series.
The late, great Dave Strader (play-by-play) and ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Brian Engblom had the call at TD Garden in Boston, Mass.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS-SHARKS (2019 FIRST ROUND) AT 9 P.M. ET
Vegas led the game 3-0 midway through the third period, before a major penalty that gave San Jose a five-minute power play. The Sharks scored four times on that power play to take a 4-3 lead, but Vegas evened the score in the final minute to force OT. In the overtime period, Barclay Goodrow scored the series-winning goal, helping the Sharks become the second team in NHL history, along with the 2013 Bruins, to overcome a three-goal deficit in the third period of a Game 7.
Play-by-play commentator Gord Miller and analyst Ray Ferraro called the action from SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.
Below is each day’s highlighted content throughout the week:
- Monday, March 23: Game 7 overtime thrillers
- Tuesday, March 24: Notable playoff rivalry games
- Wednesday, March 25: NHL outdoor games
- Thursday, March 26: Stanley Cup Final clinching games
- Friday, March 27: Notable individual performances
- Saturday, March 28: Sidney Crosby-Alex Ovechkin playoff showdowns
- Sunday, March 29: Game 7 overtime thrillers
Programming will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Please note the two programming updates below for Wednesday and Friday.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 – NHL OUTDOOR GAMES
The inaugural 2008 Winter Classic between the Penguins and Sabres will now air at 6 p.m. ET and the 2020 Winter Classic between the Predators and Stars will be presented at 8 p.m. ET.
|2019 Stadium Series: Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Wired: Stadium Series – Penguins vs. Flyers (2019)||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2008 Winter Classic: Pittsburgh vs. Buffalo||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2020 Winter Classic: Nashville vs. Dallas||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2014 Winter Classic: Toronto vs. Detroit||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2020 Winter Classic: Nashville vs. Dallas||12 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Road to 2020 Winter Classic||2 a.m.||NBCSN|
FRIDAY, MARCH 27 – NOTABLE INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES
Three notable individual Stanley Cup Playoffs performances will be showcased on NBCSN including John Tavares leading the Islanders to a playoff series win in 2016 for the first time in 23 years, Ben Bishop’s 52 saves in a Game 7 that nearly derailed the Blues’ 2019 Stanley Cup run and Patrick Kane’s series-clinching hat trick to send Chicago to the 2013 Stanley Cup.
|Florida vs. New York Islanders (2016 First Round) – John Tavares||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Dallas vs. St. Louis (2019 Second Round) – Ben Bishop||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Los Angeles vs. Chicago (2013 Western Conf. Final) – Patrick Kane||12 a.m.||NBCSN|