Tuesday, March 9th, 2021


Wednesday Night Doubleheader Nightcap Features Kings-Ducks at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Hockey Happy Hour Doubleheader Tonight on NBCSN – Penguins Host Rangers at 6 p.m. ET, Followed by Blackhawks-Stars at 8:30 p.m. ET in Patrick Kane’s 1,000th Career Game

Sunday Night Hockey Features Kings vs. Avalanche at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN; NHL Live Begins at 6 p.m. ET

Shandor Alphonso — NHL Linesman and Second-Ever Black NHL Official — Speaks with Anson Carter Available Now on Season Two of Hockey Culture

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 9, 2021 – NBC Sports presents an NHL West Division doubleheader on Wednesday night, featuring a Wednesday Night Hockey clash between Max Pacioretty and the West Division-leading Vegas Golden Knights, who are aiming for a seventh win in their past 10 games, against Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The nightcap pits Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings facing Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks in another edition of the ‘Freeway Face-Off’ at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

A Hockey Happy Hour doubleheader tonight on NBCSN gets underway with Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins hosting Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers at 6 p.m. ET. Coverage continues when Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks face Joe Pavelski and the Dallas Stars in a Central Division matchup at 8:30 p.m. ET. The matchup will mark Kane’s 1,000th career game.

On Sunday night, Gabriel Landeskog and the Colorado Avalanche host Kopitar and the Kings at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Throughout the month of March, NBC Sports’ NHL coverage features 30 games over 30 nights.


  • TV – NBCSN
  • Streaming – NBC Sports app and
Date Coverage Commentators Time (ET) Network
Tues., March 9 NHL Live Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp, Anson Carter 5 p.m. NBCSN
N.Y. Rangers vs. Pittsburgh^ John Forslund, Brian Boucher 6 p.m. NBCSN
Chicago vs. Dallas^ John Walton, Pierre McGuire 8:30 p.m. NBCSN
NHL Overtime Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp, Anson Carter 11 p.m.* NBCSN
Wed., March 10 NHL Live Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Patrick Sharp, Bob McKenzie 6 p.m. NBCSN
Vegas vs. Minnesota John Forslund, Eddie Olczyk 7 p.m. NBCSN
Los Angeles vs. Anaheim^ Brendan Burke, AJ Mleczko 9:30 p.m. NBCSN
NHL Overtime Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Patrick Sharp, Bob McKenzie 12 a.m.* NBCSN
Sun., March 14 NHL Live Liam McHugh, Patrick Sharp, Anson Carter 6 p.m. NBCSN
Los Angeles vs. Colorado John Forslund, Pierre McGuire 7 p.m. NBCSN
NHL Overtime Liam McHugh, Patrick Sharp, Anson Carter 9:30 p.m.* NBCSN

*Immediately following game coverage

^Blacked out in local markets: Pittsburgh, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Anaheim


NHL linesman and the second-ever Black NHL official Shandor Alphonso joined NHL on NBC analyst Anson Carter for a conversation about his transition from playing to officiating, his experiences as a Black official in the NHL and the impact that role models have had on his career, 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:

Alphonso on his advice to youth hockey players who experience racism: “As a kid, I would say do your best to let your love of the game go ahead of what someone is saying to you and don’t let anyone turn you away from what you love.”

Alphonso on the trailblazers that have paved a path for many in the sport of hockey: “There are so many great role models that kids have coming up that we didn’t necessarily have when we were younger…this generation of kids coming up is so blessed to have these people to look up to and see what they’re doing and to be able to have the confidence to chase their dreams.”  


NHL on NBC analysts Patrick Sharp and Brian Boucher joined Kathryn Tappen to discuss the current playoff outlooks for the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild, and the impact of fans returning to NHL arenas 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.