FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 1st, 2021
NBC SPORTS’ FROZEN FEBRUARY – FEATURING 29 HOCKEY GAMES IN 28 DAYS – BEGINS TONIGHT ON NBCSN
29 Games across the NHL, NWHL and Notre Dame Hockey Highlight NBC Sports’ Extensive Hockey Coverage in February
Nine Games Featured this Week – Begins Tonight with Penguins-Rangers at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NWHL Isobel Cup Semifinals and Final – Thursday and Friday on NBCSN
Black History Month – Hockey Culture to Debut New Interviews and Discussions Around Race in Hockey, Including “Black Women of Hockey” Roundtable
STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 1, 2021 – NBC Sports launches Frozen February today, a month-long celebration of hockey featuring 29 games over the course of 28 days across the NHL, NWHL and Notre Dame hockey as well as digital and social content centering on the intersection of race and diversity in the sport as part of Black History Month. Coverage begins tonight and includes nine games this week.
Frozen February highlights include:
- NHL outdoor games in Lake Tahoe on Feb. 20 and Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. ET both days on NBC;
- A pair of Hockey Happy Hours doubleheaders on Tuesdays (Feb. 2 and Feb. 9) beginning at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN;
- Five editions of Wednesday Night Hockey on NBCSN, including a doubleheader on Feb. 24;
- NWHL Isobel Cup Semifinals and Final this Thursday and Friday on NBCSN;
- Notre Dame hockey matchups against No. 2 Minnesota on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13;
- Hockey Culture and Black History Month features including interviews with Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Malcolm Subban, Florida Panthers Assistant General Manager Brett Peterson and a “Black Women of Hockey” Roundtable co-hosted by NBC Sports’ Anson Carter and Kathryn Tappen, in partnership with On Her Turf.
Frozen February begins tonight with a clash between Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins against Alexis Lafreniere and the New York Rangers at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Tonight’s matchup kicks off this week’s hockey slate featuring nine games across the NHL and NWHL on NBC and NBCSN.
NBCSN presents an NHL doubleheader on Wednesday, beginning with a matchup between Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning hosting Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings at 5:30 p.m. ET, followed by a Wednesday Night Hockey clash between David Pastrnak and Claude Giroux and rivals Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers at 8 p.m. ET.
The NWHL Isobel Cup Semifinals and Final will be presented exclusively on NBCSN on Thursday and Friday. Thursday’s semifinals coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. ET and continues with the second game at 8 p.m. ET. The Isobel Cup Final airs Friday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The matchups mark the first-ever women’s professional hockey games to be shown live on a major national cable network in the United States.
On Sunday, NHL on NBC presents a matinee showdown between East Division leaders when Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals host Giroux and the Flyers at Noon ET.
HOW TO WATCH
- TV – NBC, NBCSN
- Streaming – NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com
|Mon., February 1||NHL Live||Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Anson Carter||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers^||John Forslund, Pierre McGuire||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Anson Carter||9:45 p.m.*||NBCSN|
|Tues., February 2||NHL Live||Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Dominic Moore||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Buffalo at N.Y. Islanders||Brendan Burke, AJ Mleczko||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Minnesota at Colorado^||Kenny Albert, Anson Carter||8:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Wed., February 3||Detroit at Tampa Bay^||John Forslund, Joe Micheletti||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Boston at Philadelphia||Mike Tirico, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Anson Carter||10:30 p.m.*||NBCSN|
|Thurs., February 4||NWHL Isobel Cup Semifinal||John Forslund, AJ Mleczko||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NWHL Isobel Cup Semifinal||John Forslund, AJ Mleczko||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri, February 5||NWHL Isobel Cup Final||John Forslund, AJ Mleczko||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., February 7||Philadelphia at Washington||John Forslund, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher||Noon||NBC|
*Immediately following game coverage
^Blacked out in local markets: Pittsburgh, New York, Colorado, Detroit, Tampa Bay
Note: Vegas-San Jose on Wed., Feb. 3 was postponed due to the NHL’s COVID Protocols
Debuting today, Hockey Culture and On Her Turf presents a “Black Women of Hockey” Roundtable featuring Los Angeles Kings scout Blake Bolden, Metropolitan Riveters defender Saroya Tinker and journalist Erica Ayala, co-hosted by NBC Sports’ Anson Carter and Kathryn Tappen. The roundtable is available now via NBC Sports’ digital and social channels.
HOCKEY CULTURE SEASON TWO
Season Two of Hockey Culture features interviews with Hockey Hall of Famer Willie O’Ree, U.S. women’s hockey team captain and Chicago Blackhawks Player Development Coach and Youth Hockey Growth Specialist Kendall Coyne Schofield and NHL Senior Executive Vice President, Social Impact, Growth Initiatives & Legislative Affairs, Kim Davis. Led by Anson Carter, Hockey Culture is dedicated to bringing equality and inclusion to the sport of hockey. These conversations and all of Season One are available now on Hockey Culture’s dedicated YouTube Channel.
OUR LINE STARTS
NHL on NBC analysts Keith Jones and Patrick Sharp joined Liam McHugh to discuss the Pierre-Luc Dubois and Patrik Laine blockbuster trade and analyze the early season starts for the Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers on the latest episode of NBC Sports’ NHL weekly podcast, Our Line Starts.
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