Monday, March 1st, 2021


Hockey Day in America, Presented by Discover® Examines Hockey’s Impact and Influence Across U.S. Through Feature Stories and Profiles

HDIA Begins with Sabres-Islanders at 12 p.m. ET on NBC, Followed by Lightning-Blackhawks at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Devils-Bruins at 5 p.m. ET and Rangers-Penguins at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 1, 2021 – NBC Sports celebrates Hockey Day in America, presented by Discover® this Sunday with an NHL quadrupleheader on NBC and NBCSN, as well as a collection of stories and features, which will explore hockey’s impact and influence across the U.S.

Coverage begins at noon ET on NBC, when Mathew Barzal and the New York Islanders host Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres, followed by Steven Stamkos and the defending Stanley Cup® Champion Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Coverage on NBCSN continues at 5 p.m. ET when Jack Hughes and the New Jersey Devils face Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins. The HDIA nightcap on NBCSN features Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7:30 p.m. ET.

As the presenting sponsor of Hockey Day in America, Discover will tell inspiring stories that highlight the progress of hockey in the United States and the personal journeys of those involved who have helped the game of hockey grow.  To further celebrate Hockey Day in America and support the growth of hockey in communities around the country, Discover has also partnered with various NHL Clubs on local community initiatives.

“Hockey Day in America not only gives fans of the NHL a full slate of games to enjoy on a Sunday, but it also gives Discover a platform to share uplifting stories on how our company has been able to invest in communities and inspire people through hockey,” said Kate Manfred, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer with Discover. “We are proud to be the official Credit Card and official bank of the NHL, and we look forward to continuing our support growing the sport of hockey in the United States.”

For more than 10 years, NBC Sports’ annual Hockey Day in America coverage has shone a spotlight on various stories that celebrate hockey’s impact across the United States.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Sun., March 7 Hockey Day in America – Buffalo at N.Y Islanders NBC 12 p.m.
  Hockey Day in America – Tampa Bay at Chicago NBCSN 2:30 p.m.
  Hockey Day in America – New Jersey at Boston NBCSN 5 p.m.
  Hockey Day in America – N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
  Hockey Day in America NHL Overtime NBCSN 10 p.m.*

*Immediately following game coverage

About Discover

Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a digital banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America’s cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its banking business. It operates the Discover Global Network comprised of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation’s leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance around the world. For more information, visit