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Monday, June 1st, 2020

HOCKEY HAPPY HOUR FEATURES ORIGINAL SHOWS, FILMS AND DOCUMENTARIES ON NBCSN THIS WEEK

Center of Attention: The Unreal Life of Derek Sanderson, The Joe: Joe Louis Arena Documentary and 2020 All-Star All Access Headline Programming

Hockey Happy Hour Features Original Shows, Films and Documentaries Tonight-Thursday on NBCSN

Two Episodes of NHL’s Who Wore It Best? – Tomorrow at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN

NBC Sports’ ‘Inside-the-Glass’ Analyst Pierre McGuire Joins Tonight’s Episode of NHL Hat Trick Trivia Hosted by P.K. Subban at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 1, 2020 – NBC Sports’ Hockey Happy Hour features original shows, films and documentaries tonight-Thursday this week on NBCSN, headlined by Center of Attention: The Unreal Life of Derek Sanderson, The Joe: Joe Louis Arena Documentary and 2020 All-Star All Access.

Beginning tomorrow at 5 p.m. ET, NBC Sports will present two episodes of NHL’s Who Wore It Best? on NBCSN. The episodes will feature analysts Keith Jones and Patrick Sharp taking part in debates over the best players to wear certain jersey numbers in NHL history.

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. NBC Sports’ ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will join the show, as well as Hockey Hall of Famer and six-time Stanley Cup champion Bryan Trottier, New Jersey Devils goaltender MacKenzie Blackwood and NHL referee Wes McCauley.

Programming will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

DATE EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK
Monday, June 1 NHL Hat Trick Trivia Hosted by P.K. Subban (Episode 8) 5 p.m. NBCSN
  The Joe: Joe Louis Arena Documentary 5:30 p.m. NBCSN
Tuesday, June 2 NHL’s Who Wore It Best? (Episode 2) 5 p.m. NBCSN
  NHL’s Who Wore It Best? (Episode 3) 5:30 p.m. NBCSN
  Distanced Training: Ready to Get Back in the Game 6 p.m. NBCSN
  Unveiled: Smashfest 6:30 p.m. NBCSN
Wednesday, June 3 #HockeyAtHome: He Skates, She Skates 4 p.m. NBCSN
  Our Line Starts 4:30 p.m. NBCSN
  Fort Neverlose 5 p.m. NBCSN
Thursday, June 4 2020 All-Star All Access 5 p.m. NBCSN
  Center of Attention: The Unreal Life of Derek Sanderson 6 p.m. NBCSN

MONDAY, JUNE 1

NHL HAT TRICK TRIVIA HOSTED BY P.K. SUBBAN AT 5 P.M. ET

NBC Sports’ ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will join the eighth 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 Hockey Hall of Famer and six-time Stanley Cup champion Bryan Trottier, New Jersey Devils goaltender MacKenzie Blackwood and NHL referee Wes McCauley.

THE JOE: JOE LOUIS ARENA DOCUMENTARY AT 5:30 P.M. ET

The film highlights the construction of the arena and a number of the significant moments that took place there over the years, including the team’s Stanley Cup-clinching win in 1997 that ended a 42-year championship drought. The Joe includes interviews with former captain and current GM Steve Yzerman, as well as late Red Wings legends Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay.

TUESDAY, JUNE 2

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-part series will air on NBCSN every Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The second episode features NBC Sports analyst Keith Jones, who takes part in debating the following jersey numbers: 55, 40, 34, 32 and 31.

NHL’S WHO WORE IT BEST? AT 5:30 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-part series will air on NBCSN every Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The third episode features NBC Sports analyst Patrick Sharp, who takes part in debating the following jersey numbers: 28, 27, 26, 25 and 21.

DISTANCED TRAINING: READY TO GET BACK IN THE GAME AT 6 P.M. ET

NBC Sports’ Jac Collinsworth hosts a digital series, Distanced Training: Ready to Get Back in the Game, which showcases the home workouts and mental training of some of the world’s top professional, collegiate, and Olympic athletes. This 30-minute special from the digital series includes interview clips with:

  • Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel
  • Nashville Predators forward Matt Duchene
  • 2018 Olympic women’s hockey team gold-medalist Kendall Coyne Schofield
  • Florida Panthers forward Noel Acciari
  • New Jersey Devils forward Joey Anderson and brother Mikey Anderson, a defenseman on the Los Angeles Kings
  • Washington Capitals defenseman Brenden Dillon

UNVEILED: SMASHFEST AT 6:30 P.M. ET

Former NHL player Dominic Moore hosts a 30-minute program with special guests Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins and Mitch Marner of the Toronto Maple Leafs who work with a world-renowned street artist to design custom ping pong tables for charity.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3

#HOCKEYATHOME: HE SKATES, SHE SKATES AT 4 P.M. ET

NBC Sports’ Kathryn Tappen co-hosts a 30-minute program that features three sets of NHL players and their family members who play the sport professionally or collegiately. The pairings are:

  • Colorado Avalanche forward J.T. Compher and sister Jesse Compher, who plays for Boston University
  • Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse and cousin Sarah Nurse, who plays professionally and for Team Canada
  • Florida Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson and wife Emily Pfalzer Matheson, who plays professionally and for Team USA

OUR LINE STARTS AT 4:30 P.M. ET

The latest episode of NBC Sports’ weekly NHL podcast will be presented at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The show is hosted by Liam McHugh alongside analysts Keith Jones and Patrick Sharp, who analyze the league’s Return to Play format and potential matchups in the Qualification Round.

Our Line Starts is part of NBC Sports’ growing roster of podcasts spanning the NFL, Premier League, NASCAR, and much more.

FORT NEVERLOSE AT 5 P.M. ET

Titled after the nickname of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, this one-hour special examines the New York Islanders’ history and memorable moments on the ice in the storied arena.

THURSDAY, JUNE 4

2020 ALL-STAR ALL ACCESS AT 5 P.M. ET

This behind-the-scenes special, narrated by actor Jon Hamm, looks at the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend, which took place in St. Louis, Mo. in January. The program includes exclusive audio content from mic’d players and features on numerous All-Stars throughout the entire weekend, including the fan fest, skills competition and the three-on-three All-Star Game.

CENTER OF ATTENTION: THE UNREAL LIFE OF DEREK SANDERSON AT 6 P.M. ET

This one-hour documentary chronicles NHL star and two-time Stanley Cup champion Derek Sanderson’s remarkable life on and off the ice. The film, narrated by actor John Slattery, features interviews with eight Hockey Hall of Famers, including Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito.

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