FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

CONNOR MCDAVID, AUSTON MATTHEWS, LEON DRAISAITL, AND MITCH MARNER HEADLINE STARS IN ACTION THIS WEDNESDAY ON NBCSN NHL DOUBLEHEADER

Wednesday Doubleheader – League Scoring Leader Connor McDavid and Edmonton Oilers Face Ottawa Senators at 5 p.m. ET; NHL Goals Leader Auston Matthews and North Division-Leading Toronto Maple Leafs Host Montreal Canadiens at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Sidney Crosby and Penguins vs. Artemi Panarin and Rangers – Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN

PWHPA 2021 Secret® Dream Gap Tour in St. Louis – Monday, April 12, at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Four-Time Olympic Hockey Medalist Julie Chu — First Asian-American Woman on Team USA at an Olympic Games — Speaks with Anson Carter Available Now on Season Two of Hockey Culture

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 6, 2021 – Stars will be in action this Wednesday, as part of NBC Sports’ NHL North Division doubleheader on NBCSN, including the league’s leading scorer Connor McDavid, NHL goals leader Auston Matthews, Leon Draisaitl, and Mitch Marner. McDavid, Draisaitl, and the Edmonton Oilers will visit Brady Tkachuk and the Ottawa Senators at 5 p.m. ET. This week’s edition of Wednesday Night Hockey spotlights Matthews, Marner and the North Division-leading Toronto Maple Leafs hosting Tyler Toffoli and the Montreal Canadiens at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Tonight’s action features an NHL East Division rivalry when Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins face Artemi Panarin and the New York Rangers at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

On Monday, April 12, NBC Sports will present live coverage of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) 2021 Secret® Dream Gap Tour at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN from Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo. On Her Turf — NBC Sports’ Women’s Empowerment brand — will be presenting game coverage on NBCSN and be integrated into the broadcast through graphics packages. For more information, click here.

HOW TO WATCH

  • TV – NBCSN
  • Streaming – NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com
Date Coverage Commentators Time (ET) Network
Tues., April 6 NHL Live Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp, Dominic Moore 6:30 p.m. NBCSN
  Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Rangers^ John Forslund, Brian Boucher 7 p.m. NBCSN
  NHL Overtime Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp, Dominic Moore 9:45 p.m.* NBCSN
Wed., April 7 NHL Live Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Patrick Sharp, Darren Dreger 4:30 p.m. NBCSN
  Edmonton vs. Ottawa Kenny Albert, Brian Boucher 5 p.m. NBCSN
  Montreal vs. Toronto Brendan Burke, Pierre McGuire 7:30 p.m. NBCSN
  NHL Overtime Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Patrick Sharp, Darren Dreger 10 p.m.* NBCSN
Mon., April 12 PWHPA 2021 Secret® Dream Gap Tour Kate Scott, AJ Mleczko 7 p.m. NBCSN

*Immediately following game coverage

^Blacked out in local markets: Pittsburgh, New York City

HOCKEY CULTURE SEASON TWO

Four-time Olympic hockey medalist Julie Chu, the first Asian-American woman to play for Team USA at an Olympic Games, joined NHL on NBC analyst Anson Carter for a conversation about her childhood playing hockey, her experiences representing Team USA in Olympics, her new career in hockey coaching, and the recent increase in anti-Asian violence, 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:

Chu on the recent rise in hate crimes in the country: “What’s been most disheartening to see is the divide…the divide has created hatred versus trying to understand each other better and see the differences we have that we can celebrate…what’s the solution to that? Having conversations like this, being proactive on our platforms, getting to our younger generations and encouraging them to have courageous conversations.”  

Chu on the power of the Olympic Games: “The Olympics brings people from all different walks of life, cultures, nations and sports together to celebrate how we are more alike than we are different.”

Chu on her coaching mentality: “We do a lot of hockey — we love hockey — but we always kick off every individual session with ‘how are you?’…because you have to check in with the person first. We have to be in a good place before we can give to everyone around us or give our best.”  

OUR LINE STARTS

NHL on NBC analysts Ryan Callahan and Carter joined NBC Sports’ Liam McHugh to discuss Vezina Trophy predictions, the tight race in the Central Division, and Tim Peel’s hot mic incident 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.

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