FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 15th, 2021
NHL OUTDOOR GAMES AT LAKE TAHOE PRESENTED THIS WEEKEND ON NBC
DOC EMRICK – THE VOICE OF HOCKEY PREMIERES SUNDAY AT 2 P.M. ET BEFORE BRUINS-FLYERS
Lake Tahoe Matchups Feature Golden Knights-Avalanche at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday; Bruins-Flyers at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday
Wednesday Night Hockey – Original Six Matchup Between Blackhawks & Red Wings at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Tonight’s Coverage Features Islanders-Sabres at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Member Neal Henderson Interview with Anson Carter Available Now on Season Two of Hockey Culture
STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 15, 2021 – NBC Sports presents the NHL Outdoor Games at Lake Tahoe this weekend on NBC, beginning with Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche facing Mark Stone and the Vegas Golden Knights Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, and Kevin Hayes and the Philadelphia Flyers against David Pastrnak and the Boston Bruins in a clash between East Division leaders Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. Both games will take place on the 18th fairway of the Edgewood Tahoe Resort Golf Course.
NBC Sports is synonymous with NHL outdoor games, having co-founded the NHL Winter Classic and televised 11 NHL Stadium Series matchups. Since its inception in 2008, the NHL Winter Classic telecasts on NBC represent the most-watched single NHL game telecasts on record.
Mike Tirico will call both games this weekend alongside Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst). NBC Sports’ Rutledge Wood will serve as an on-site reporter in Lake Tahoe. It will mark Tirico’s outdoor NHL game play-by-play debut.
Prior to Sunday’s game, NBC Sports will show the premiere of Doc Emrick – The Voice of Hockey, Presented by Discover – detailing the illustrious career of U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and eight-time Sports Emmy Award winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick – at 2 p.m. ET on NBC leading into coverage of Flyers-Bruins. Emrick announced his retirement late in 2020 following a 47-year career broadcasting professional hockey, including the last 15 as the lead play-by-play voice for NBC Sports’ NHL coverage. For more on the 60-minute documentary, click here.
NBCSN presents a doubleheader on Wednesday night, beginning with Wednesday Night Hockey between Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks against Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings at 7:30 p.m. ET. The nightcap features the league’s leading scorer Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers hosting Blake Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets at 10 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports’ NHL coverage this week gets underway tonight with an East Division battle between Mathew Barzal and the New York Islanders and Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals host Alexis Lafreniere and the New York Rangers on Sunday evening culminating NBC Sports’ doubleheader of NHL action on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
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 15||NHL Live||Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Ryan Callahan||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|N.Y. Islanders at Buffalo||Brendan Burke, Anson Carter||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Ryan Callahan||9:45 p.m.*||NBCSN|
|Tues., February 16||NHL Live||Liam McHugh, Anson Carter, Ryan Callahan||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Washington at Pittsburgh^||John Forslund, Pierre McGuire||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Liam McHugh, Anson Carter, Ryan Callahan||9:30 p.m.*||NBCSN|
|Wed., February 17||NHL Live||Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Anson Carter, Bob McKenzie||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Chicago vs. Detroit||Mike Tirico, Eddie Olczyk||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Winnipeg vs. Edmonton||Brendan Burke, Pierre McGuire||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Anson Carter, Bob McKenzie||12:30 a.m.*||NBCSN|
|Sat., February 20||Lake Tahoe: Vegas vs. Colorado||Mike Tirico, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher, Rutledge Wood||3 p.m.||NBC|
|Sun., February 21||Doc Emrick – The Voice of Hockey||2 p.m.||NBC|
|Lake Tahoe: Philadelphia vs. Boston||Mike Tirico, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher, Rutledge Wood||3 p.m.||NBC|
|NHL Live||Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Dominic Moore||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|N.Y. Rangers vs. Washington^||John Forslund, Pierre McGuire||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Dominic Moore||9:45 p.m.*||NBCSN|
*Immediately following game coverage
^Blacked out in local markets: Pittsburgh, Washington, New York City
Note: Detroit-Florida (Feb. 21) was postponed earlier in the season due to the NHL’s COVID protocols
HOCKEY CULTURE SEASON TWO
U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Neal Henderson, the first black inductee in the Hall of Fame, joined NHL on NBC analyst Anson Carter for a conversation about his 40-plus years in grassroots work at the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club in the Washington D.C. area and the impact he has had on the youth game at the oldest minority hockey league in the country, 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:
Henderson on the power of the sport of hockey: “I use ice hockey as a key to education…what you have is the feeling of belonging to something that cared about you as much as you cared about it. I have people coming back to me, 40, 50, 60 years old, saying thanks for what you have done to lead me to where I am today.”
Henderson on his teachings to the youth at Fort Dupont: “People don’t mind helping people who are helping themselves. I’ve always said it’s better to get a hand up than a handout…always work for something and it will turn into something if you make it happen.”
Henderson on the inspiration he gets from his players: “I’ve got longevity so far (laughter)…it makes me feel a part of their life that I’ve been able to fulfill something they’ve wanted.”
OUR LINE STARTS
NHL on NBC analysts Anson Carter and Patrick Sharp joined Kathryn Tappen to discuss David Pastrnak’s impact on returning to the Boston Bruins, Auston Matthews’ hot start to the season for the Maple Leafs and an early look at potential candidates to win the Maurice Richard Trophy this season 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.