FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
ALEX OVECHKIN & CAPITALS FACE OFF AGAINST SIDNEY CROSBY & PENGUINS TONIGHT AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Wednesday Night Doubleheader Features Connor McDavid and Oilers vs. Auston Matthews and Maple Leafs at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Wild-Ducks in Nightcap at 9:30 p.m. ET
Willie O’Ree Interview with Anson Carter Available Now on Season Two of Hockey Culture
“The one thing I’ve learned, when I get up in the morning and look in the mirror, I don’t see a black man or a brown man, just a man.” – Willie O’Ree on Hockey Culture
Thursday NBCSN Doubleheader – Lightning-Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. ET; Canadiens-Canucks at 9:30 p.m. ET
Sunday’s NHL on NBC – Blackhawks Host Red Wings at 12:30 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 19, 2021 – NBC Sports presents an all-time rivalry tonight when Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals face Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Tonight’s matchup begins NBC Sports’ presentation of six NHL games over the next six days, including a pair of doubleheaders tomorrow night and Thursday night, on the heels of NBC Sports’ first-ever NHL quadrupleheader on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day yesterday.
Tomorrow’s NBCSN doubleheader features a clash of young superstars when Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers face Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks hosting Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Steven Stamkos and the defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning begin Thursday’s doubleheader when they face Seth Jones and the Columbus Blue Jackets in a rematch of the historic five-overtime matchup in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The nightcap features Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens against Quinn Hughes and the Vancouver Canucks at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Sunday’s NHL on NBC matchup features Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks hosting Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings at 12:30 ET.
HOW TO WATCH
- TV – NBC, NBCSN
- Streaming – NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com
|Tues., January 19||NHL Live||Kathryn Tappen, Anson Carter, Patrick Sharp||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Washington at Pittsburgh^||Brendan Burke, Brian Boucher||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Kathryn Tappen, Anson Carter, Patrick Sharp||9:45 p.m.*||NBCSN|
|Wed., January 20||NHL Live||Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Anson Carter, Darren Dreger||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Edmonton at Toronto||Gord Miller, Mike Johnson||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Minnesota at Anaheim||Brendan Burke, Pierre McGuire||9:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Anson Carter, Darren Dreger||12 a.m.*||NBCSN|
|Thurs., January 21||NHL Live||Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp, Anson Carter||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Tampa Bay at Columbus||John Forslund, AJ Mleczko||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Montreal at Vancouver||John Walton, Pierre McGuire||9:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp, Anson Carter||12 a.m.*||NBCSN|
|Sun., January 24||Detroit at Chicago||Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk||12:30 p.m.||NBC|
*Immediately following game coverage
^blacked out in local Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh markets
HOCKEY CULTURE SEASON TWO
Season Two of Hockey Culture debuted an interview with Hockey Hall of Famer Willie O’Ree yesterday. NBC Sports NHL analyst Anson Carter spoke with the hockey icon and discussed his historic career, how he remains involved with the NHL and other mentorship programs, and the intersection between race and politics in modern-day America.
The conversation is available now on Hockey Culture’s dedicated YouTube Channel and below are highlights:
O’Ree on racism he experiences in his life: “I still have racial slurs and remarks directed towards me from time to time…they just look at me like a black man. The one thing I’ve learned, when I get up in the morning and look in the mirror, I don’t see a black man or a brown man, just a man.”
O’Ree on breaking the color barrier in the NHL during his debut on Jan. 18, 1958: “I didn’t realize that I had broke the color barrier and opened the door for others, not just black players, but players of color…I read about it in the newspaper…I didn’t get any goals, assists or get in any fights, but we beat the Canadiens 3-0. Shut them out at the Montreal Forum on a Saturday night. That was a feat in itself!”
O’Ree on his work with mentorships programs around the sport of hockey: “Working with young kids, they keep you feeling and thinking young. If you can put a smile on a young boy or girls face, there’s not enough money in the world that can take that place, to make a boy or girl happy.”
2020-21 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS
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