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Monday, February 8th, 2021
WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY FEATURES BOSTON BRUINS VS. NEW YORK RANGERS THIS WEEK ON NBCSN
Eight Games Featured this Week – Begins Tonight with Islanders-Rangers at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NHL on NBC Valentine’s Day Date – Ovechkin & Capitals Face Crosby & Penguins Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC
Hockey Happy Hour NBCSN Doubleheader Tomorrow – Flyers-Capitals Face Off at 6 p.m. ET; Lightning-Predators at 8:30 p.m. ET
Florida Panthers Assistant GM Brett Peterson Interview with Anson Carter Available Now on Season Two of Hockey Culture
“The beauty about sports is it forces you to deal with so many life experiences whether you like it or not.” – Brett Peterson
STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 8, 2021 – Wednesday Night Hockey showcases a matchup between Original Six rivals this week when David Pastrnak and the East Division-leading Boston Bruins face Artemi Panarin and the New York Rangers at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBC Sports’ NHL coverage this week begins tonight with a ‘Battle of New York’ showdown between Mathew Barzal and the New York Islanders and Panarin and the Rangers at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Tomorrow night features a Hockey Happy Hour doubleheader on NBCSN, beginning with Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals hosting Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers at 6 p.m. ET, followed by Steven Stamkos and the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning against Roman Josi and the Nashville Predators at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Sunday’s doubleheader gets underway with NHL on NBC’s Valentine’s Day date between Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ovechkin and the Capitals at 3 p.m. ET. Sunday Night Hockey features Mark Stone and the Vegas Golden Knights hosting Cale Makar and the Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m. ET.
A pair of Notre Dame hockey matchups against No. 5 Minnesota will be presented on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s game will air at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and Saturday’s will be available on NBC Sports’ digital platforms at 5:30 p.m. ET.
This week continues NBC Sports’ presentation of Frozen February, a month-long celebration of hockey and digital and social content centering on the intersection of race and diversity in the sport as part of Black History Month.
HOW TO WATCH
- TV – NBC, NBCSN
- Streaming – NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com
|Mon., February 8||NHL Live||Liam McHugh, Patrick Sharp, Mike Babcock||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers^||John Forslund, Pierre McGuire||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Liam McHugh, Patrick Sharp, Mike Babcock||9:45 p.m.*||NBCSN|
|Tues., February 9||NHL Live||Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp, Mike Babcock||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Philadelphia at Washington^||Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Tampa Bay at Nashville||Brendan Burke, AJ Mleczko||8:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp, Mike Babcock||11 p.m.*||NBCSN|
|Wed., February 10||NHL Live||Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Patrick Sharp, Bob McKenzie||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Boston vs. N.Y. Rangers||Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Patrick Sharp, Bob McKenzie||9:45 p.m.*||NBCSN|
|Fri., February 12||No. 5 Minnesota vs. Notre Dame||Tony Simeone, Kendall Coyne Schofield||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., February 13||No. 5 Minnesota vs. Notre Dame||Tony Simeone, David Korzeniowski||5:30 p.m.||NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app|
|Sun., February 14||Washington vs. Pittsburgh||Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher||3 p.m.||NBC|
|NHL Live||Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Anson Carter||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Colorado vs. Vegas||John Forslund, Pierre McGuire||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Anson Carter||9:45 p.m.*||NBCSN|
*Immediately following game coverage
^Blacked out in local markets: New York City, Philadelphia, Washington
Note: Buffalo-Boston (Feb. 8) and Pittsburgh-New Jersey (Feb. 9) were postponed due to the NHL’s COVID protocols
Last week’s Wednesday Night Hockey game between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 656,000 viewers on NBCSN, making it the network’s most-watched NHL game since Opening Night. When excluding Opening Nights, it is the most-watched regular-season game on the network in almost two years (3/17/19).
HOCKEY CULTURE SEASON TWO
Florida Panthers Assistant General Manager Brett Peterson, the first black individual to hold that role in the NHL, joined NHL on NBC analyst Anson Carter for a conversation about his introduction to hockey, the experiences he had with the sport growing up, and what his day-to-day responsibilities are in his role on the business side of the sport, 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:
Peterson on the life lessons he learned from the sport of hockey: “Take a hit and keep moving forward…the beauty about sports is it forces you to deal with so many life experiences whether you like it or not.”
Peterson on his mantra of how he treats others: “I’ve always tried to circulate to really good people, so I just saw people. Now, I’d be lying to you if I didn’t know I was different in terms of representation. But I held everyone to a higher standard that they were going to accept me as a good person and a pretty good hockey player.”
Earlier today in celebration of Black History Month, Hockey Culture released a video essay, narrated by Carter, revisiting the origins of the Colored Hockey League and the lasting impact it has had on the modern-day sport.
OUR LINE STARTS
NHL on NBC analysts Anson Carter and Dominic Moore joined Kathryn Tappen to discuss early season impressions surrounding the Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers, and the current outlook in the East Division on the latest episode of NBC Sports’ NHL weekly podcast, Our Line Starts.
2020-21 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS
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.