FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
NBC SPORTS’HOCKEY WEEK IN AMERICA CONTINUES TODAY AT 3 P.M. ET ON NBCSN WITH ICONIC OUTDOOR GAMES
Penguins-Flyers 2019 Stadium Series at Lincoln Financial Field Kicks Off Coverage at 3 p.m. ET
Penguins-Sabres 2008 Inaugural Winter Classic at Ralph Wilson Stadium at 6 p.m. ET
Predators-Stars 2020 Winter Classic from the Cotton Bowl (8 p.m. ET); Maple Leafs-Red Wings 2014 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium (10 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 25, 2020 – Hockey Week in America continues 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 outdoor games.
TODAY – OUTDOOR GAMES
NBCSN will showcase four iconic NHL outdoor games beginning at 3 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|
2019 STADIUM SERIES: PENGUINS-FLYERS AT 3 P.M. ET
The battle of Pennsylvania between the two archrivals was won in thrilling fashion by the Flyers 4-3 in overtime. Philadelphia trailed 3-1 with just over 3 minutes in regulation before forcing overtime, which featured Claude Giroux scoring the winning goal.
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 matchup from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa.
WIRED: STADIUM SERIES – PENGUINS-FLYERS AT 5 P.M. ET
NBC Sports will take fans inside the sounds and passion of hockey with a one-hour special “Wired: Stadium Series – Penguins vs. Flyers.” The program will utilize audio from a total of 12 players, coaches and referees from the Flyers’ thrilling 4-3 overtime victory over the Penguins in the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. on NBC.
2008 WINTER CLASSIC: PENGUINS-SABRES AT 6 P.M. ET
The inaugural Winter Classic at snowy Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y, in 2008, marked the NHL’s first outdoor regular season game played in the U.S. The memorable matchup was punctuated by Sidney Crosby’s game-winning shootout goal for a 2-1 Penguins victory.
Emrick, Olczyk, and Darren Pang called the matchup from Ralph Wilson Stadium.
2020 WINTER CLASSIC: PREDATORS-STARS AT 8 P.M. ET
The 2020 Winter Classic marked the first NHL outdoor game for both teams and the southernmost host location for the annual event. After the Predators jumped out to an early two-goal lead, the Stars scored four unanswered goals for a 4-2 win.
Emrick, Olczyk, McGuire and Brian Boucher had the call from the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas.
2014 WINTER CLASSIC: MAPLE LEAFS-RED WINGS AT 10 P.M. ET
The 2014 Winter Classic was played in front of 105,000-plus fans, the most for an NHL game in history, at snowy Michigan Stadium and is tied for the highest-rated NHL regular-season game in the past 40 years (2.5 HH rating; 4.404 million viewers). The Maple Leafs were victorious, 3-2, behind the deciding shootout goal from Tyler Bozak.
Emrick, Olczyk and McGuire called the outdoors action from Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich.
ROAD TO 2020 WINTER CLASSIC AT 2 A.M. ET
The critically-acclaimed Road To The NHL Winter Classic, a behind-the-scenes series, takes viewers inside the dressing rooms and homes of the Stars and Predators as they prepared to face off outdoors at the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium on New Year’s Day in the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.
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.