Tuesday, January 26th, 2021


T.J. Oshie and Washington Capitals Face Mathew Barzal and New York Islanders Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN

U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Captain Kendall Coyne Schofield Interview with Anson Carter Available Now on Season Two of Hockey Culture

“We wanted to inspire people to play the game of hockey.” – Kendall Coyne Schofield as a Member of the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team

Our Line Starts Discusses Early Season Impressions on the Blackhawks, Bruins and Lightning and Current Outlook in the Central Division

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 26, 2021 Wednesday Night Hockey features a clash of rivals tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks battle Roman Josi and the Nashville Predators. John Forslund (play-by-play) and U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk (analyst) will have the call.

This week’s NHL coverage on NBCSN begins tonight with an East Division battle between T.J. Oshie and the Washington Capitals versus Mathew Barzal and the New York Islanders at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Brendan Burke (play-by-play) and AJ Mleczko (analyst) will call the matchup.

Kathryn Tappen hosts tonight’s studio coverage alongside studio analysts Patrick Sharp and Mike Babcock. Tomorrow night, Tappen anchors Wednesday Night Hockey studio coverage alongside analysts Keith Jones, Babcock and NHL insider Bob McKenzie.


  • TV – NBCSN
  • Streaming – NBC Sports app and
Date Coverage Commentators Time (ET) Network
Tues., January 26 NHL Live Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp, Mike Babcock 6:30 p.m. NBCSN
  N.Y. Islanders at Washington^ Brendan Burke, AJ Mleczko 7 p.m. NBCSN
  NHL Overtime Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp, Mike Babcock 9:45 p.m.* NBCSN
Wed., January 27 NHL Live Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Mike Babcock, Bob McKenzie 6:30 p.m. NBCSN
  Chicago at Nashville John Forslund, Eddie Olczyk 7:30 p.m. NBCSN
  NHL Overtime Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Mike Babcock, Bob McKenzie 10:15 p.m.* NBCSN

*Immediately following game coverage

^blacked out in the local Washington D.C. market


U.S. women’s hockey team captain and Chicago Blackhawks Player Development Coach and Youth Hockey Growth Specialist Kendall Coyne Schofield joined NHL on NBC analyst Anson Carter for a conversation about her journey in the sport of hockey and being a member of the U.S. women’s hockey team, where she won an Olympic gold medal in 2018, on the latest episode of NBC Sports’ Hockey Culture.

The conversation is available now on Hockey Culture’s dedicated YouTube Channel and below are highlights:

Coyne Schofield on making the U.S. women’s national team: “It’s hard to put into words…it was an honor to put on the jersey, but it’s even more of an honor to keep it on…it’s not just the player that gets to experience that moment, it’s the family and without the sacrifices of my entire family, I wouldn’t have been there.” 

Coyne Schofield on the mindset of the U.S. women’s national team in growing the sport: “We knew we had the opportunity to inspire so many young boys and girls to pick up the sport of hockey and that was another part of why we wanted to win. That piece was so important and couldn’t be lost in our message that every time we stepped on the ice, we wanted to inspire people to play the game of hockey.”

Coyne Schofield on challenges she faced growing up as a woman in the sport of hockey: “Growing up there was definitely times where it was lonely. The second I got on the ice, all those negative feelings I had about the game went away…I put on my uniform and I was a hockey player.”


NHL on NBC analysts Anson Carter and Patrick Sharp joined Kathryn Tappen to discuss early season impressions surrounding the Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning, Bobby Ryan’s fast start to the season in Detroit and discuss the outlook in the Central Division on the latest episode of NBC Sports’ NHL weekly podcast, Our Line Starts.


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