NBC Sports presents the most-played rivalry in NHL history on New Year's Day, when P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens battle Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins in the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic from Gillette Stadium, home of the NFL's New England Patriots, at 1 p.m. Jan. 1 on NBC.
Three-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike "Doc" Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning "Inside-the-Glass" analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call of the Canadiens-Bruins Winter Classic showdown.
"NHL Live" host Liam McHugh will be on-site at Gillette Stadium alongside former players and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick to provide pre-game and post-game analysis, as well as commentary during intermissions.
This week's NHL coverage begins tomorrow with a doubleheader on NBCSN, beginning at 8 p.m., when the Canadiens travel to Minnesota to face Zach Parise and the Wild. Coverage continues at 10:30 p.m., when Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings host Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks. There is no "Wednesday Night Rivalry" this week, but the series returns next week, on Dec. 30, with a rematch of the 2015 Eastern Conference Final, when the Tampa Bay Lightning host the New York Rangers.