FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 18th, 2020
T.J. OSHIE’S MEMORABLE SHOOTOUT PERFORMANCE IN TEAM USA-RUSSIA 2014 OLYMPIC CLASH SATURDAY ON NBC HEADLINES THIS WEEK’S HOCKEY COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS
Team USA vs. Russia Memorable Shootout in 2014 Olympic Men’s Hockey Preliminary Round – Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC
Saturday’s Enhanced Presentation Features Liam McHugh Interview with Oshie and Special Memorial Day Essay Penned by Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick
Premiere Episode of NHL’s Who Wore It Best? – Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Hockey Happy Hour Features Four Notable Milestone and Record Performances on Monday-Thursday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille Joins Tonight’s Episode of NHL Hat Trick Trivia Hosted by P.K. Subban at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Final Broadcast of NHL Player Gaming Challenge – Thursday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 18, 2020 – T.J. Oshie’s memorable shootout performance against Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi caps NBC Sports’ presentation of Team USA Olympic hockey matchups on NBC throughout the month of May this Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.
The enhanced presentation of the historic matchup will feature NBC Sports’ Liam McHugh interview with Oshie about his memories on the shootout victory. NBC’s broadcast will also feature a special Memorial Day essay penned by seven-time Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick.
This week’s Hockey Happy Hour coverage on NBCSN includes four notable milestone and record performances Monday-Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. ET. On Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET, the premiere episode of NHL’s Who Wore It Best? features NBC Sports’ ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire taking part in a debate over the best players to wear certain jersey numbers in NHL history.
The final installment of the NHL Player Gaming Challenge on NBCSN will air Thursday at 5 p.m. ET, featuring James van Riemsdyk representing the Philadelphia Flyers against Zach Hyman of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The month-long initiative pit NHL players from all 31 clubs facing off against each other in EA Sports NHL 20.
NHL Hat Trick Trivia Hosted by P.K. Subban continues tonight at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Hosted by the New Jersey Devils defenseman, the show features fans answering a trio of hockey trivia questions from their homes, along with appearances from NHL players and celebrities, for the chance to win NHL prizes. Hockey Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Kings president Luc Robitaille will join the show, as well as Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey, NHL referee Wes McCauley and model Camille Kostek.
Programming will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
|Monday, May 18||NHL Hat Trick Trivia Hosted by P.K. Subban (Episode 6)||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh (2016 Eastern Conference Final, Game 2)||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Tuesday, May 19||NHL’s Who Wore It Best? (Episode 1)||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Washington vs. Vegas (2018 Stanley Cup Final, Game 1)||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Wednesday, May 20||#HockeyAtHome: Meet & Greet||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Dallas vs. Vancouver (2007 Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game 1)||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Thursday, May 21||NHL Player Gaming Challenge||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Tampa Bay vs. Columbus (2019 First Round, Game 4)||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Saturday, May 23||2014 Olympics Men’s Preliminary Round: USA vs. Russia||3 p.m.||NBC|
MONDAY, MAY 18
NHL HAT TRICK TRIVIA HOSTED BY P.K. SUBBAN AT 5 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Hockey Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Kings president Luc Robitaille will join the sixth episode of NHL Hat Trick Trivia Hosted by P.K. Subban. Hosted by the New Jersey Devils defenseman, the show features fans answering a trio of hockey trivia questions from their homes, along with appearances from NHL players and celebrities, for the chance to win NHL prizes. Additional guests on the episode include Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey, NHL referee Wes McCauley and model Camille Kostek.
LIGHTNING-PENGUINS (2016 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL, GAME 2) AT 5:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Penguins and Lightning combined for four goals in the first period, with each team scoring twice. The game remained tied at two, leading to an overtime period in which Sidney Crosby scored his first and only career playoff overtime goal to give Pittsburgh the 3-2 victory. The Penguins evened the series at one and the win played a role in the teams journey to the first of back-to-back Stanley Cup championships.
Seven-time Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk and ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire had the call from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
TUESDAY, MAY 19
NHL’S WHO WORE IT BEST? AT 5 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NHL’s Who Wore It Best? will feature hockey writers, broadcasters and insiders debating the best players to wear each jersey number in NHL history. The five-week series will air on NBCSN every Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The premiere episode features NBC Sports’ Pierre McGuire who takes part in debating the following jersey numbers: 92, 91, 88, 81 and 77.
CAPITALS- GOLDEN KNIGHTS (2018 STANLEY CUP FINAL, GAME 1) AT 5:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Game 1 of the 2018 Stanley Cup Final marked the first-ever Stanley Cup appearance for the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. The high scoring affair featured a Cup-record four lead changes throughout the game. Behind two goals by Tomas Nosek, the Golden Knights won their first-ever Stanley Cup game, 6-4.
Emrick, Olczyk and McGuire called the Stanley Cup matchup from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20
#HOCKEYATHOME: MEET & GREET AT 5 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBC Sports’ Kathryn Tappen will co-host a 30-minute program that features Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl and Torey Krug of the Boston Bruins meeting fans virtually during the league’s hiatus in a memorable digital experience.
STARS-CANUCKS (2007 WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS, GAME 1) AT 5:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Stars and Canucks clashed in a 2007 postseason duel that went into quadruple overtime and ranks as the sixth-longest playoff game in NHL history. In the notable matchup, Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo faced a record 76 shots, making 72 saves, in Vancouver’s 5-4 Game 1 victory. Henrik Sedin scored the winning goal in the fourth overtime period.
The late, great Dave Strader (play-by-play), John Vanbiesbrouck (analyst) and Bob Beers (reporter) called Game 1 from General Motors Place in Vancouver, B.C.
THURSDAY, MAY 21
NHL PLAYER GAMING CHALLENGE AT 5 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN will present the final broadcast of the NHL Player Gaming Challenge at 5 p.m. ET, between Philadelphia vs. Toronto. The competition features James van Riemsdyk representing the Philadelphia Flyers against Zach Hyman of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The month-long initiative pit NHL players from all 31 clubs facing off against each other in EA Sports NHL 20.
Following the hour-long program at 5 p.m. ET, a matchup between Thatcher Demko and Adam Gaudette of the Vancouver Canucks and Ryan Reaves and Alex Tuch of the Vegas Golden Knights will be available on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app and the NBC Sports YouTube channel.
LIGHTNING-BLUE JACKETS (2019 FIRST ROUND, GAME 4) AT 6 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The eighth-seeded Blue Jackets completed their sweep of the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Lightning in a shocking series upset. In Game 4, Pierre-Luc Dubois recorded a goal and two assists for Columbus in the team’s 7-3 victory, which marked Columbus’ first-ever playoff series win. The Lightning became the first Presidents’ Trophy winners to be swept in the first round.
John Forslund (play-by-play) and McGuire had the call from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
During the broadcast, Pierre McGuire will speak with Seth Jones, Cam Atkinson and Nick Foligno of the Blue Jackets about Game 4 and the memorable series win.
SATURDAY, MAY 23
TEAM USA-RUSSIA (2014 OLYMPICS MEN’S PRELIMINARY ROUND) AT 3 P.M. ET ON NBC
Team USA and Russia faced off in the preliminary round at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. Tied at two, the Americans selected forward T.J. Oshie to participate in six shootout attempts, including the shootout-winner in the eighth round.
Emrick, Olczyk and McGuire called the preliminary round game in Sochi. The 3-2 Team USA shootout victory ranked as NBCSN’s most watched hockey game ever at the time.
The enhanced presentation of this matchup will feature NBC Sports’ Liam McHugh interview with shootout hero T.J. Oshie about his memories on the historic game. NBC’s broadcast will also feature a special Memorial Day essay penned by Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick.