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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
“HOCKEY DAY IN AMERICA” CELEBRATED THIS SUNDAY ACROSS NBC SPORTS
Sunday’s Hockey Day in America, presented by Discover® Quadrupleheader Begins with N.Y. Islanders Hosting Buffalo Sabres at Noon ET on NBC
PWHPA Secret Dream Gap Tour Matchup Presented Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Zdeno Chara Returns to Boston on Wednesday Night Hockey Matchup Between Capitals-Bruins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Nightcap Features Blues-Ducks at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Tonight’s Coverage Features Flyers vs. Penguins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN; NHL Live Begins at 6:30 p.m. ET
Hockey Hall of Fame Member Grant Fuhr Interview with Anson Carter Available Now on Season Two of Hockey Culture
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 2, 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 explore hockey’s impact and influence across the U.S. It’s a highlight of NBC Sports’ NHL coverage in March, which includes 30 games in the next 30 nights.
Sunday’s quadrupleheader gets underway with Mathew Barzal and the New York Islanders hosting Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres at Noon ET on NBC. Coverage shifts to NBCSN at 2:30 p.m. ET when Steven Stamkos and the defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning face Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks in a matinee affair.
Hockey Day in America, presented by Discover® continues when David Pastrnak and the Boston Bruins host Jack Hughes and the New Jersey Devils at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The nightcap features a clash between Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers and Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. HDIA coverage will also include numerous feature stories throughout the day that celebrate America’s love of hockey. See below for more information.
On the anniversary weekend of NBC Sports’ presentation of the first-ever all-women NHL broadcast and just two days prior to International Women’s Day (March 8), the 2021 Secret® Dream Gap Tour showcase will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET from United Center in Chicago, Ill. on NBCSN. Kendall Coyne Schofield – a two-time Olympic medalist and PWHPA player and board member who was also a member of last year’s NBCSN broadcast team – will play in the Chicago showcase.
NBCSN presents a doubleheader on Wednesday night, beginning with Wednesday Night Hockey between East Division leaders when Pastrnak and the Bruins host Zdeno Chara in his return to Boston and the Washington Capitals at 7 p.m. ET. Chara played 14 years with the Bruins, winning the Stanley Cup in 2011. The nightcap features Ryan O’Reilly and the St. Louis Blues facing Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Malkin and the Penguins will face Claude Giroux and the streaking Philadelphia Flyers tonight on NBCSN at 7 p.m. ET.
HOW TO WATCH
- TV – NBC, NBCSN
- Streaming – NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com
|Tues., March 2||NHL Live||Liam McHugh, Patrick Sharp, Mike Babcock||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh^||John Forslund, Pierre McGuire||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Liam McHugh, Patrick Sharp, Mike Babcock||9:45 p.m.*||NBCSN|
|Wed., March 3||NHL Live||Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Mike Babcock, Bob McKenzie||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Washington vs. Boston||John Forslund, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|St. Louis vs. Anaheim||Kenny Albert, Dominic Moore||9:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Mike Babcock, Bob McKenzie||12 a.m.*||NBCSN|
|Fri., March 5||College Hockey: Penn St. vs. Notre Dame||Conor Clingen, Tony Simeone||7:45 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., March 6||PWHPA Secret Dream Gap Tour||Kate Scott, AJ Mleczko||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|College Hockey: Penn St. vs. Notre Dame||Conor Clingen, Tony Simeone||5:30 p.m.||NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app|
|Sun., March 7||Hockey Day in America: Buffalo vs. N.Y. Islanders||Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk||Noon||NBC|
|Hockey Day in America: Tampa Bay vs. Chicago||John Forslund, Pierre McGuire||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Hockey Day in America: New Jersey vs. Boston^||Brendan Burke, Brian Boucher||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Hockey Day in America: N.Y. Rangers vs. Pittsburgh^||John Forslund, Pierre McGuire||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Hockey Day in America: NHL Overtime||Kathryn Tappen, Anson Carter, Ryan Callahan||10:15 p.m.*||NBCSN|
*Immediately following game coverage
^Blacked out in local markets: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Boston, New York City
HOCKEY DAY IN AMERICA COVERAGE HIGHLIGHTS
Throughout NBC Sports’ Hockey Day in America, presented by Discover® coverage, numerous features will be presented including:
- Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick-narrated feature on youth hockey players in the Pittsburgh area who got their start in the story with equipment that was donated by Sidney Crosby and the Penguins;
- International Women’s Day Roundtable on the one-year anniversary of the historic all-female production crew on March 8, 2020;
- Latest update on the Hughes family feature, with two NHL players (Jack and Quinn) and younger brother Luke who is a top prospect in the upcoming draft;
- Profile on Patrick Kane, who scored his 400th career goal earlier this week;
- Spotlight on a Central New York homeowner, who renovated his backyard hockey rink into a ‘rink of dreams’ during the pandemic.
HOCKEY CULTURE SEASON TWO
Hockey Hall of Fame member and five-time Stanley Cup champion Grant Fuhr joined NHL on NBC analyst Anson Carter for a conversation about his time as a member of his hometown Edmonton Oilers, his experiences as a black player in the NHL and thoughts on growing diversity and inclusion in the game, 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:
Fuhr on his time as a member of the Edmonton Oilers: “Nobody really realized how good we were going to be, we just went out and had fun every day. We liked being at the rink, we enjoyed each other’s company. We went out to have fun. It just happened we had a lot of success when we were having fun.”
Fuhr on the work being done on increasing diversity and inclusion in the sport of hockey: “I think there is still a lot more that we can do to get the game out in front of kids, minorities, the less fortunate, and I think the NHL plays a big part in that where we’ve got to expand the program to expose the game to kids because that’s how the game is going to grow.”
OUR LINE STARTS
NHL on NBC analysts Patrick Sharp and Dominic Moore joined Kathryn Tappen to discuss the current outlook in the West Division and early season Hart Trophy predications 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.