Fans invited to use #HockeyDay and share messages and photos of local hockey day celebrations
Nine hours of NBC Sports Group coverage includes NHL tripleheader featuring six U.S. teams
NBC Sports Group will celebrate "Hockey Day In America" with fans by inviting viewers to share photos of how they are spending the day in their hometown. Using the hashtag #HockeyDay, fans will be able to share photos, via Twitter, of celebrations at home, ice rinks and at arenas across the country. Select images will be retweeted by NBC Sports' NHL Twitter account @NHLonNBCSports and shared on-air during NBC and NBC Sports Network's nine hours of "Hockey Day In America" coverage.
"Hockey Day In America" fans on Twitter can also follow an entire collection of NBC Sports and NHL accounts: @NHLonNBCSports,@NBCSports, @NBCSN,@NBCSportsPR,@liam_mchugh,@Jeremy_Roenick,@NHL, @BuffaloSabres,@penguins, @LAKings,@NHLBlackhawks,@washcaps, @NYRangers
NBC Sports Group will deliver nine hours of hockey coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network, including numerous features that tell the story of America's passion for hockey, weaved within an NHL tripleheader that features six U.S. teams.
Coverage begins Sunday at noon on NBC with "NHL Live" originating from Trump Rink in New York City's Central Park. Liam McHugh will anchor NBC Sports' live pre-game and intermission coverage, and will be joined by analysts Jeremy Roenick, Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.
"Hockey Day in America" is part of Hockey Weekend Across America. Launched by USA Hockey in 2008, Hockey Weekend Across America is a nationwide initiative to celebrate the game at all levels and to expose hockey to new audiences.
'Hockey Day In America' Tripleheader
Following "NHL Live," NBC and NBC Sports Network will deliver three games featuring six U.S. teams.
The tripleheader will begin at 12:30 p.m. on NBC when the Buffalo Sabres host the Pittsburgh Penguins at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. Gord Miller will serve as the play-by-play announcer for the game and will be joined by "Inside the Glass" analyst Joe Micheletti.
At 3:30 p.m. on NBC, the Los Angeles Kings travel to the United Center in Chicago to take on the Chicago Blackhawks. Veteran play-by-play announcer Mike "Doc" Emrick will call the action and will be joined by analyst Eddie Olczyk. "Inside the Glass" analyst Pierre McGuire will report from the ice. Both NBC broadcasts will be available online and via mobile through NBC Sports Live Extra and the NBC Sports Live Extra App.
The "Hockey Day In America" tripleheader wraps up at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Network when the New York Rangers host the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden in New York. Dave Strader will manage play-by-play duties for the game and Brian Engblom will serve as the "Inside the Glass" analyst.