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Connor McDavid & Edmonton Oilers face Sidney Crosby & Pittsburgh Penguins on 'Wednesday Night Hockey'

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Tue, Feb 12th 2019 01:55 pm

Two of the NHL’s brightest stars will shine this week on NBC Sports’ “Wednesday Night Hockey,” when Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers visit Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

This week is highlighted by NBC Sports’ coverage of “Hockey Day in America” this Sunday, Feb. 17, with an NHL tripleheader across NBC and NBCSN. NBC Sports’ studio will travel to “Hockeytown” for “Hockey Day in America,” with coverage originating from the heart of Downtown Detroit at The Rink at Campus Martius Park.

“Hockey Day in America” coverage begins at noon on NBC with pre-game coverage leading into Rangers-Penguins at 12:30 p.m., followed by Blues-Wild at 3:30 p.m. on NBC. The tripleheader wraps up on NBCSN at 6 p.m. with the Red Wings hosting the Flyers.

‘Wednesday Night Hockey’ on NBCSN

The Oilers (24-26-5, 53 points) enter the week 4 points behind St. Louis and Minnesota, which occupy the two Wild Card spots in the crowded Western Conference playoff picture. Edmonton is coming off a 5-2 loss to the Sharks on Saturday. Leon Draisaitl (32 goals) and McDavid (31 goals) are both currently in the NHL’s top 10 in goals scored.

Pittsburgh (28-20-7, 63 points) occupies the second Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference, and enter the week following a 5-4 loss to the league-leading Lightning on Saturday. Crosby passed Mario Lemieux for most games played in Penguins history in the loss.

John Forslund (play-by-play), U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk (analyst), and Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire (“Inside-the-Glass” analyst) will have the call from PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. Pre-game coverage starts at 7 p.m. with “NHL Live,” hosted by Liam McHugh alongside Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Bob McKenzie. Additionally, Kathryn Tappen will provide reports and conducting interviews on-site in Pittsburgh.

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