NBC Sports to Air Hockey Week in America

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Beginning March 23, NBC Sports will present Hockey Week in America on NBCSN, reliving the top NHL games and moments from the past 10-plus years, including Stanley Cup clinchers, Game 7 overtime thrillers, NHL outdoor games, Olympic hockey moments, and the best of the Sidney CrosbyAlex Ovechkin rivalry.

Beginning Monday, March 23, through Thursday, March 26, NBCSN will present 12 hours of hockey programming from 3 p.m. – 3 a.m. ET, with each night focusing on a specific theme of recent hockey history. From Friday, March 27 – Sunday, March 29, NBCSN will showcase seven hours of themed hockey programming in primetime from 8 p.m. ET to 3 a.m. ET. Below is each day’s highlighted content throughout the week:

  • Monday, March 23: Game 7 overtime thrillers
  • Tuesday, March 24: Notable playoff rivalry games
  • Wednesday, March 25: NHL outdoor games
  • Thursday, March 26: Stanley Cup Final clinching games
  • Friday, March 27: Top Olympic moments
  • Saturday, March 28: Sidney Crosby-Alex Ovechkin playoff showdowns
  • Sunday, March 29: Game 7 overtime thrillers

Programming will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

Leading into Hockey Week in America, NBC will air three hours of hockey programming this Sunday, beginning with a 2020 Hockey Day in America special at 12 p.m. ET that will be a collection of feature stories from NBC Sports’ day-long broadcast last month. Additionally, the Miracle on Ice – 40th Anniversary special that features Al Michaels and Mike Tirico will be presented at 12:30 p.m. ET, followed by the Wired: Stadium Series programs from 2020 and 2019.

MONDAY, MARCH 23 – GAME 7 OVERTIME THRILLERS

NBCSN will present four notable Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 7 overtime matchups from the past decade, beginning at 3 p.m. ET. These matchups include the Bruins unlikely third-period comeback against the Maple Leafs in the opening round in 2013 and Alec Martinez’ OT game-winner to send the Kings to the 2014 Stanley Cup Final.

COVERAGE TIME (ET) NETWORK
Washington vs. New York Rangers (2015 Second Round) 3 p.m. NBCSN
Los Angeles vs. Chicago (2014 Western Conf. Final) 5 p.m. NBCSN
Toronto vs. Boston (2013 Eastern Conf. Quarterfinals) 7 p.m. NBCSN
Vegas vs. San Jose (2019 First Round) 9 p.m. NBCSN
Toronto vs. Boston (2013 Eastern Conf. Quarterfinals) 11 p.m. NBCSN
Los Angeles vs. Chicago (2014 Western Conf. Final) 1 a.m. NBCSN

TUESDAY, MARCH 24 – PLAYOFF RIVALRIES

NBCSN will showcase four memorable playoff rivalry games beginning at 3 p.m. ET. These matchups include Game 3 of the 2012 Penguins-Flyers, which saw a combined 12 goals and more than 150 combined penalty minutes, including a fight between Sidney Crosby and Claude Giroux, as well as Game 6 of the 2012 Eastern Conference Final between the rival N.Y. Rangers and N.J. Devils that sent New Jersey to the Stanley Cup Final.

EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK
Los Angeles vs. San Jose (2014 First Round, Game 7) 3 p.m. NBCSN
N.Y. Rangers vs. New Jersey (2012 Eastern Conf. Final, Game 6) 5 p.m. NBCSN
Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia (2012 Eastern Conf. Quarterfinals, Game 3) 7 p.m. NBCSN
Chicago vs. St. Louis (2014 First Round, Game 2) 9 p.m. NBCSN
N.Y. Rangers vs. New Jersey (2012 Eastern Conf. Final, Game 6) 11 p.m. NBCSN
Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia (2012 Eastern Conf. Quarterfinals, Game 3) 1 a.m. NBCSN

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 – NHL OUTDOOR GAMES

NBC Sports will present four NHL outdoor games, including this year’s Winter Classic on New Year’s Day between the Stars and Predators at 6 p.m. and 12 a.m. ET. Wednesday’s programming is highlighted by the inaugural Winter Classic featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y, in 2008, at 8 p.m. ET, as Sidney Crosby punctuated the event with his shootout goal in the snow. Wednesday’s coverage continues at 10 p.m. ET with the Toronto-Detroit 2014 Winter Classic, which was also played in the snow in front of 100,000-plus fans at Michigan Stadium and is tied for the highest-rated NHL regular-season game in the past 40 years (2.5 HH rating; 4.404 million viewers).

EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK
2019 Stadium Series: Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia 3 p.m. NBCSN
Wired: Stadium Series – Penguins vs. Flyers (2019) 5 p.m. NBCSN
2020 Winter Classic: Nashville vs. Dallas 6 p.m. NBCSN
2008 Winter Classic: Pittsburgh vs. Buffalo 8 p.m. NBCSN
2014 Winter Classic: Toronto vs. Detroit 10 p.m. NBCSN
2020 Winter Classic: Nashville vs. Dallas 12 a.m. NBCSN
Road to 2020 Winter Classic 2 a.m. NBCSN

THURSDAY, MARCH 26 – STANLEY CUP CLINCHERS

Four Stanley Cup clinching games will be presented on NBCSN, including the Capitals’ first-ever Stanley Cup in 2018, the beginning of the Blackhawks’ dynasty with their 2010 Stanley Cup victory, and an iconic Stanley Cup Final Game 7 from 2009 between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings.

EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK
Pittsburgh vs. Detroit (2009 Game 7) 3 p.m. NBCSN
Chicago vs. Philadelphia (2010 Game 6) 5 p.m. NBCSN
Chicago vs. Boston (2013 Game 6) 7 p.m. NBCSN
Washington vs. Vegas (2018 Game 5) 9 p.m. NBCSN
Pittsburgh vs. Detroit (2009 Game 7) 11 p.m. NBCSN
Chicago vs. Philadelphia (2010 Game 6) 1 a.m. NBCSN

FRIDAY, MARCH 27 – OLYMPIC HOCKEY MOMENTS

Three Olympic hockey matchups will be showcased on NBCSN beginning with the men’s gold medal overtime thriller between the USA and Canada from the 2010 Vancouver Games. The 2018 women’s gold medal shootout matchup won by the USA over Canada in PyeongChang will air at 10 p.m. ET, followed by the men’s USA vs. Russia matchup in the 2014 Sochi Games, where T.J. Oshie led the Americans to a remarkable shootout victory.

All Olympic sports coverage televised and streamed across NBC Sports platforms is a presentation of the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK
2010 Olympics Men’s Gold Medal game: USA vs. Canada 8 p.m. NBCSN
2018 Olympics Women’s Gold Medal game: USA vs. Canada 10 p.m. NBCSN
2014 Olympics Men’s game: USA vs. Russia 12:30 a.m. NBCSN
Miracle on Ice – 40th Anniversary 2:30 a.m. NBCSN

SATURDAY, MARCH 28 – CROSBY VS. OVECHKIN

The rivalry between Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin will be on full display for seven hours on NBCSN on Saturday, with three of their most memorable playoff matchups: the “dueling hat trick” game in 2009 will air at 8 p.m. ET, followed by a pair of overtime series clinchers in 2016 and 2018. In all three instances, the winner of these series went on to win the Stanley Cup.

EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK
Pittsburgh vs. Washington (2009 Eastern Conf. Semifinals, Game 2) 8 p.m. NBCSN
Washington vs. Pittsburgh (2016 Second Round, Game 6) 10 p.m. NBCSN
Washington vs. Pittsburgh (2018 Second Round, Game 6) 12:30 a.m. NBCSN

SUNDAY, MARCH 29

EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK
Toronto vs. Boston (2013 Eastern Conf. Quarterfinal) 8 p.m. NBCSN
Vegas vs. San Jose (2019 First Round) 10 p.m. NBCSN
Los Angeles vs. Chicago (2014 Western Conf. Final) 12 a.m. NBCSN
Wired: Stadium Series – Kings vs. Avalanche (2020) 2 a.m. NBCSN

–NBC SPORTS–

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