FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 22nd, 2020
MARK MESSIER’S MEMORABLE GAME 6 HAT TRICK PERFORMANCE IN 1994 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL VS. NEW JERSEY DEVILS MONDAY ON NBCSN HEADLINES NEXT WEEK’S HOCKEY COVERAGE
Enhanced Presentation of ‘Guaranteed’ Victory vs. Devils Monday at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN Features New Commentary from Messier, Eddie Olczyk, Mike Richter and Ken Daneyko
Hockey Happy Hour Features Four Notable Milestone and Record Performances on Monday-Thursday on NBCSN
T.J. Oshie’s Historic Shootout Performance in Team USA-Russia 2014 Olympic Clash Presented Tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET on NBC
Second Episode of NHL’s Who Wore It Best? – Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Hockey Hall of Famer Bernie Parent Joins Monday’s Episode of NHL Hat Trick Trivia Hosted by P.K. Subban at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 22, 2020 – Mark Messier’s memorable hat trick performance in Game 6 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Final against the New Jersey Devils on Monday at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN headlines next week’s hockey coverage across NBC Sports.
The enhanced presentation of the matchup, 26 years ago to the day (5/25/94), will feature commentary by three members from that Rangers team: NBC Sports’ Eddie Olczyk alongside Messier and Mike Richter, as well as former Devils defenseman Ken Daneyko.
Next week’s Hockey Happy Hour coverage on NBCSN includes four notable milestone and record performances Monday-Thursday. On Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET, the second episode of NHL’s Who Wore It Best? features NBC Sports’ NHL analyst Keith Jones taking part in a debate over the best players to wear certain jersey numbers in NHL history.
NHL Hat Trick Trivia Hosted by P.K. Subban continues Monday 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 Bernie Parent will join the show, as well as Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Martinook, singer and songwriter Robin Thicke and NHL referee Wes McCauley.
T.J. Oshie’s memorable shootout performance against Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi will be presented tomorrow on NBC at 3 p.m. ET. The broadcast will feature NBC Sports’ Liam McHugh interview with Oshie about his memories on the shootout victory as well as a special Memorial Day essay penned by seven-time Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick.
Following are excerpts from McHugh’s interview with Oshie:
Oshie on his mentality going into the shootout: “There wasn’t a time I was more confident than that first shot. I knew off the hop I wanted to go five-hole. That’s really all I had my mind made up for.”
Oshie on Team USA goaltender Jonathan Quick: “Quickie (Jonathan Quick) still had to make all those saves, when I missed. It was a two-man team against the Russians. I get a lot of credit because I was scoring the goals, but he was going against some real class players, some of the greatest to play the game. It was impressive he was able to fend them off for me so I could get the W.”
Programming will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
|Monday, May 25||New York Rangers vs. New Jersey (1994 Eastern Conference Final, Game 6)||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Hat Trick Trivia Hosted by P.K. Subban (Episode 7)||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Men in Blazers On Ice||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Tuesday, May 26||NHL’s Who Wore It Best? (Episode 2)||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Los Angeles vs. Phoenix (2012 Western Conference Final, Game 5)||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Wednesday, May 27||#HockeyAtHome: Meet & Greet||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Men in Blazers On Ice||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Calgary vs. Colorado (2019 Western Conference First Round, Game 3)||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Thursday, May 28||Chicago vs. Anaheim (2015 Western Conference Final, Game 5)||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
MONDAY, MAY 25
RANGERS-DEVILS (1994 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL, GAME 6) AT 4 P.M. ET
Despite trailing the series 3-2, Rangers captain Mark Messier publicly guaranteed that New York would win Game 6 on the road. Trailing by a goal after two periods, Messier scored a natural hat trick in the third period to rally the Rangers to a 4-2 victory and force a decisive Game 7. New York would go on to win the series and claim the Stanley Cup title.
Throughout the broadcast, NBC Sports’ Eddie Olczyk will provide commentary with his 1994 Rangers teammates Messier and Mike Richter, as well as former Devils defenseman Ken Daneyko.
NHL HAT TRICK TRIVIA HOSTED BY P.K. SUBBAN AT 5 P.M. ET
Hockey Hall of Famer Bernie Parent will join the seventh 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 Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Martinook, singer and songwriter Robin Thicke and NHL referee Wes McCauley.
MEN IN BLAZERS ON ICE AT 5:30 P.M. ET
Roger Bennett, co-host of “Men in Blazers,” hosts an interview series featuring stars from around the NHL. St. Louis Blues forward Ryan O’Reilly, Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman and Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie headline this episode.
TUESDAY, MAY 26
NHL’S WHO WORE IT BEST? AT 5 P.M. ET
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 second episode features NBC Sports’ Keith Jones who takes part in debating the following jersey numbers: 55, 40, 34, 32 and 31.
KINGS-COYOTES (2012 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL, GAME 5) AT 5:30 P.M. ET
Dustin Penner’s overtime winning-goal gave the Kings a 4-3 victory to capture the series. With the win, Los Angeles became the first team to ever eliminate the one, two and three seeds en route to the Stanley Cup Final as well as start the postseason with an 8-0 record on the road.
The late, great Dave Strader (play-by-play), Brian Engblom (analyst) and Darren Pang (‘Inside the Glass’ analyst) called Game 5 from Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Ariz.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27
#HOCKEYATHOME: MEET & GREET AT 4 P.M. ET
NBC Sports’ Kathryn Tappen co-hosts a 30-minute program that features Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel and Matt Duchene of the Nashville Predators meeting fans and answering their questions virtually during the league’s hiatus.
MEN IN BLAZERS ON ICE AT 4:30 P.M. ET
Roger Bennett, co-host of “Men in Blazers,” hosts an interview series featuring stars from around the NHL. Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper and Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews headline this episode.
FLAMES-AVALANCHE (2019 WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND, GAME 3) AT 5 P.M. ET
Just two days after finishing his college season at UMass, Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar scored his first career NHL goal, on his first shot, in his debut in Game 3. In becoming the first defenseman to ever score a goal while making his NHL debut in the postseason, Makar factored in Colorado’s 6-2 victory and two-games-to-one series lead.
Gord Miller (play-by-play) and Ray Ferraro (analyst) called the game action from Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.
THURSDAY, MAY 28
BLACKHAWKS-DUCKS (2015 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL, GAME 5) AT 5 P.M. ET
In the first-ever playoff meeting between these two teams, the series was tied at two games apiece heading into Game 5. Jonathan Toews of Chicago forced an overtime period when he scored two goals with under two minutes left in regulation, but Anaheim’s Matt Beleskey scored the winning goal in overtime for the 5-4 win. With the victory, the Ducks improved to 11-3 in the 2015 postseason, tying the NHL record for the most consecutive games to begin the playoffs without a regulation loss.
Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Joe Micheletti (analyst) and Brian Engblom (‘Inside the Glass’ analyst) had the call from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.