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Friday, July 31st, 2020
NHL FANS CAN WIN A VISIT WITH THE STANLEY CUP WITH NBC SPORTS’ “DROP THE PUCK” CONTEST THAT CELEBRATES THE NHL’S RETURN TO PLAY
600-Pound Block of Ice will Melt and Drop a Larger-Than-Life NHL Puck at NBC Sports Headquarters
NBC Sports Presents Over 20 Hours of Hockey This Weekend Beginning Tomorrow at 12 P.M. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 31, 2020 – NBC Sports will celebrate the NHL’s return to play tomorrow by giving one lucky fan a chance to get their very own visit with the Stanley Cup through its “Drop the Puck” contest.
At a set outside NBC Sports headquarters in Stamford, Conn., a 600-pound block of ice is set to melt in the summer heat with a larger-than-life NHL puck set inside. Whichever lucky fan goes to NBCSports.com/DropThePuck and is the first to guess the exact time it takes for the puck to drop out of the ice wins their very own personal visit with the Stanley Cup. Fans can begin guessing now.
Starting tomorrow, the ice block will be set to melt with an official clock and a livestream hosted on the website. “Drop the Puck” updates will also be integrated within the TV coverage of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers on NBC and NBCSN.
NBC Sports will present over 20 hours of hockey across 10 NHL 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifying Round and Round Robin matchups this weekend on NBC, NBCSN and USA Network beginning tomorrow at 12 p.m. ET when Artemi Panarin and the New York Rangers face off against Sebastian Aho and the Carolina Hurricanes on NBCSN.
Tomorrow’s coverage on NBC will feature a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. ET, when Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers face Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks. Primetime coverage at 8 p.m. ET on NBC will feature Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins against Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens.
NBC Sports will present up to 120 hours of coverage from the NHL’s 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers on NBC, NBCSN and USA Network beginning tomorrow, highlighted by at least 10 hours of wall-to-wall NHL action each day from August 1-5, comprised of Qualifying Round and Round Robin matchups. In total, more than 25 NHL games will be shown on NBCSN in a seven-day span.