FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 29th, 2021
SIDNEY CROSBY & PITTSBURGH PENGUINS HOST MATHEW BARZAL & NEW YORK ISLANDERS TONIGHT AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN, HIGHLIGHTING NBC SPORTS’ EIGHT NHL GAMES THIS WEEK
Sunday Doubleheader – NHL Central Division Leading Tampa Bay Lightning Host Detroit Red Wings on NHL on NBC at Noon ET; Sunday Night Hockey Features Hurricanes vs. Stars at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Wednesday Night Doubleheader on NBCSN Begins with Wednesday Night Hockey Between Flyers-Sabres at 7:30 p.m. ET; NHL West Division Leading Vegas Golden Knights Host Los Angeles Kings in Nightcap at 10 p.m. ET
Hershey Bears Video Coach Emily Engel-Natzke — First Female Coach in Washington Capitals Organization — Speaks with Anson Carter Available Now on Season Two of Hockey Culture
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 29, 2021 – NBC Sports presents eight NHL matchups this week, headlined by tonight’s East Division rivalry between Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins hosting Mathew Barzal and the New York Islanders at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. In a battle between teams who have both won seven of their past 10 matchups and are separated by just two points (Islanders 48; Penguins 46), Crosby attempts to add to his five-game point streak, where he has registered 10 points.
Sunday features an NHL doubleheader, beginning with Steven Stamkos and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning hosting Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings at Noon ET on this week’s edition of NHL on NBC. Later in the evening, Dougie Hamilton and the Carolina Hurricanes, winners of 11 of their last 14 contests, face Joe Pavelski and the Dallas Stars at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers play Taylor Hall and the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday Night Hockey at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Wednesday’s nightcap features Mark Stone and the NHL West Division leading Vegas Golden Knights hosting Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings at 10 p.m. ET.
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
|Mon., March 29||NHL Live||Liam McHugh, Anson Carter, Ryan Callahan||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|N.Y. Islanders vs. Pittsburgh^||Brendan Burke, Dominic Moore||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Liam McHugh, Anson Carter, Ryan Callahan||9:45 p.m.*||NBCSN|
|Tues., March 30||NHL Live||Kathryn Tappen, Anson Carter, Ryan Callahan||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Carolina vs. Chicago^||John Walton, Pierre McGuire||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Kathryn Tappen, Anson Carter, Ryan Callahan||10:15 p.m.*||NBCSN|
|Wed., March 31||NHL Live||Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Patrick Sharp||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Philadelphia vs. Buffalo^||John Forslund, Pierre McGuire||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Los Angeles vs. Vegas||Dave Goucher, Shane Hnidy||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Patrick Sharp||12:30 a.m.*||NBCSN|
|Thurs., April 1||NHL Live||Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp, Dominic Moore||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Carolina vs. Chicago^||John Forslund, Pierre McGuire||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Minnesota vs. Vegas^||John Walton, Dominic Moore||10:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp, Dominic Moore||1 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 4||Detroit vs. Tampa Bay||Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher||12 p.m.||NBC|
|NHL Live||Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Dominic Moore||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Dallas vs. Carolina||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, Chicago, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Las Vegas
HOCKEY CULTURE SEASON TWO
Hershey Bears video coach Emily Engel-Natzke, the first female coach in the Washington Capitals organization, joined NHL on NBC analyst Anson Carter for a conversation about her journey from playing hockey to working within the sport, the day-to-day tasks of a hockey video coach and her love for working in hockey coaching, 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:
Engel-Natzke on what she experienced growing up as a woman in the sport of hockey: “There might be some added pressure because you are the only girl or woman. More eyes are on you…there’s an underlying pressure to prove people wrong.”
Engel-Natzke on her love for her job: “If you remember how lucky and fortunate you are to love what you do, for me to watch hockey for a living, it’s a good reflection point and something to always keep in the back of your mind…I still don’t feel like I’m working.”
Engel-Natzke on video’s impact within hockey coaching and scouting: “The use of video has increased and I see it becoming more important as technology gets better. I think you’ll see that need and want for information…there’s definitely value in seeing things, rather than just hearing it from a coach.”
OUR LINE STARTS
NHL on NBC analysts Brian Boucher and Dominic Moore joined NBC Sports’ Kathryn Tappen to discuss Mika Zibanejad‘s recent offensive surge for the New York Rangers, and the current outlooks in the North Division and West Division, on the latest episode of NBC Sports’ NHL weekly podcast, Our Line Starts.
OFF THE ICE
On this season’s premiere episode of Off the Ice with Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks joins to discuss his 1,000 NHL game milestone, relives his first NHL goal and details how becoming a dad has positively impacted him this season.
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.