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Monday, March 22nd, 2021

NBC SPORTS’ DOZEN HOCKEY GAMES THIS WEEK HIGHLIGHTED BY NHL EAST DIVISION LEADING WASHINGTON CAPITALS & NEW YORK RANGERS ON SUNDAY AT NOON ET ON NBC

Sunday Quadrupleheader Features Alex Ovechkin, Artemi Panarin, Patrick Kane, Roman Josi and Seth Jones All in Action Across NBC Sports

Wednesday Night Tripleheader on NBCSN Begins with Ducks-Wild at 5:30 p.m. ET, Penguins-Sabres on Wednesday Night Hockey at 8 p.m. ET, and Kings-Sharks Nightcap at 10:30 p.m. ET

NWHL Isobel Cup Semifinals and Final – Friday and Saturday on NBCSN

Artist Terry Smith — Designer of San Jose Sharks Logo — Speaks with Anson Carter Available Now on Season Two of Hockey Culture

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 22, 2021 – NBC Sports presents a dozen hockey matchups this week, headlined by Sunday’s NHL on NBC game between Alex Ovechkin and the NHL East Division leading Washington Capitals hosting Artemi Panarin and the New York Rangers at Noon ET on NBC. Sunday will feature an NHL quadrupleheader across NBC Sports, spotlighting stars Ovechkin, Panarin, Patrick Kane, Roman Josi and Seth Jones.

NBCSN presents a Wednesday night tripleheader, featuring a Wednesday Night Hockey matchup between Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins against Taylor Hall and the Buffalo Sabres at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Wednesday’s coverage begins with Kirill Kaprizov and the Minnesota Wild hosting Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks at 5:30 p.m. ET, while the nightcap pits Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings facing Evander Kane and the San Jose Sharks at 10:30 p.m. ET.

NHL coverage gets underway tonight when Kaprizov and the Wild host Getzlaf and the Ducks at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

The NWHL Isobel Cup Semifinals and Final will be presented exclusively on NBCSN this Friday and Saturday. Friday’s semifinals coverage begins at 5 p.m. ET, when the top-seeded Toronto Six face the Boston Pride, followed by the second semifinal matchup between the Minnesota Whitecaps and Connecticut Whale at 8 p.m. ET. The winners will face off in the Isobel Cup Final on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

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

HOW TO WATCH

  • TV – NBC, NBCSN
  • Streaming – NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com
Date Coverage Commentators Time (ET) Network
Mon., March 22 NHL Live Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp, Mike Babcock 7 p.m. NBCSN
  Anaheim vs. Minnesota John Forslund, Pierre McGuire 7:30 p.m. NBCSN
  NHL Overtime Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp, Mike Babcock 10:15 p.m.* NBCSN
Tues., March 23 NHL Live Liam McHugh, Patrick Sharp, Dominic Moore 6:30 p.m. NBCSN
  New Jersey vs. Philadelphia^ John Forslund, Brian Boucher 7 p.m. NBCSN
  NHL Overtime Liam McHugh, Patrick Sharp, Dominic Moore 9:45 p.m.* NBCSN
Wed., March 24 NHL Live Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Patrick Sharp, Bob McKenzie 5 p.m. NBCSN
  Anaheim vs. Minnesota^ Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire 5:30 p.m. NBCSN
  Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh John Forslund, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher 8 p.m. NBCSN
  Los Angeles vs. San Jose Randy Hahn, Bret Hedican 10:30 p.m. NBCSN
  NHL Overtime Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Patrick Sharp, Bob McKenzie 1 a.m.* NBCSN
Fri., March 26 NWHL: Isobel Cup Semifinals Kate Scott, AJ Mleczko, Caley Chelios 5 p.m. NBCSN
  Hockey Culture: Black Women of Hockey Roundtable Anson Carter, Kathryn Tappen, Blake Bolden, Saroya Tinker, Erica Ayala 7:30 p.m. NBCSN
  NWHL: Isobel Cup Semifinals Kate Scott, AJ Mleczko, Caley Chelios 8 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., March 27 NWHL: Isobel Cup Final Kate Scott, AJ Mleczko, Caley Chelios 7 p.m. NBCSN
Sun., March 28 N.Y. Rangers vs. Washington Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher 12 p.m. NBC
  Columbus vs. Detroit^ John Forslund, Anson Carter 3 p.m. NBCSN
  New Jersey vs. Boston^ Brendan Burke, Pierre McGuire 5:30 p.m. NBCSN
  Nashville vs. Chicago^ John Forslund, AJ Mleczko 8 p.m. NBCSN
  NHL Overtime Liam McHugh, Anson Carter, Ryan Callahan 10:45 p.m.* NBCSN

*Immediately following game coverage

^Blacked out in local markets: Philadelphia, Minnesota, Detroit, Boston, Chicago

HOCKEY CULTURE SEASON TWO

Artist Terry Smith, designer of the original San Jose Sharks logo, joined NHL on NBC analyst Anson Carter for a conversation about the intersection of art and sports, the impact of innovative designs on the NHL over the years and his recent work with Bauer in designing commemorative Willie O’Ree skates, 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:

Smith on his intended impact in art and sports: “One of the things I’m hoping is I want people — black, brown — to know there’s opportunity off the field…instead of being inspiring with my play, hopefully I’m inspiring with the art.”   

Smith on his work with Bauer in designing commemorative Willie O’Ree skates: “I was looking for a way for my art to do more good, raise more awareness with everything that is going on in our world today…it became important to me that the design not only honor Willie, but also have a message…that hopefully encourages conversation…and gives players a platform to express their views, opinions and more importantly bring about greater awareness to causes they support.”  

Smith’s advice he would give to aspiring artists: “Life is hard work and you have to put in the time and effort. If you do make it, it’s really important to reach back and open the door and help other people because it’s about the opportunity…people can open the door for you, but that’s all they do. After they open the door, now the hard work starts, it’s up to you.”

DOC EMRICK – THE VOICE OF HOCKEY AVAILABLE TO STREAM FREE ON PEACOCK TOMORROW

Beginning tomorrow, Doc Emrick – The Voice of Hockey, a 60-minute documentary detailing the illustrious career of U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and eight-time Sports Emmy Award winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, will be available to stream free on Peacock. For more information on the documentary, click here.

OUR LINE STARTS

Three-time Stanley Cup champion Brent Seabrook joined the latest episode of NBC Sports’ NHL weekly podcast, Our Line Starts, with NHL on NBC analyst and former Chicago Blackhawks teammate Patrick Sharp and NBC Sports’ Kathryn Tappen to discuss his career as a member of the Blackhawks when they won three Stanley Cup titles in six years and how he is spending his retirement.

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.

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