Monday, February 1st, 2021


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.


  • Streaming – NBC Sports app and
Date Coverage Commentators Time (ET) Network
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.


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.


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.


NBC Sports is scheduled to present roughly 100 games featuring all 31 teams on NBC and NBCSN during the 2020-21 NHL regular-season, including a record 16 regular-season games on the NBC broadcast network. Click here for more info.