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NBC Sports presents 'Hockey Week in America' with top hockey moments of past decade


Sat, Mar 21st 2020 08:20 am

70+ hours of Stanley Cup clinchers, Game 7 overtime thrillers, iconic outdoor games, top Olympic moments

Beginning Monday, 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 Crosby-Alex Ovechkin rivalry.

Through Thursday, March 26, NBCSN will present 12 hours of hockey programming from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. ET, with each night focusing on a specific theme of recent hockey history. From Friday, March 27, through Sunday, March 29, NBCSN will showcase seven hours of themed hockey programming in primetime from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. 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 noon. 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., followed by the “Wired: Stadium Series” programs from 2020 and 2019.

On Wednesday, March 25, 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 midnight. Wednesday’s programming is highlighted by the inaugural Winter Classic featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park in 2008 at 8 p.m. Wednesday’s coverage continues at 10 p.m. 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).

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