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NBC Sports' 'Frozen February' features 29 hockey games in 28 days

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Mon, Feb 1st 2021 05:45 pm

29 games across NHL, NWHL & Notre Dame hockey, plus NWHL Isobel Cup and Black History Month interviews and discussions

Including ‘Black Women of Hockey’ roundtable

NBC Sports launches “Frozen February” today, a month-long celebration of hockey featuring 29 games over the course of 28 days across the NHL, NWHL and Notre Dame hockey, as well as digital and social content centering on the intersection of race and diversity in the sport as part of Black History Month. Coverage begins tonight and includes nine games this week.

Frozen February highlights include:

√ NHL outdoor games in Lake Tahoe on Feb. 20-21 (3 p.m. ET both days on NBC);

√ A pair of “Hockey Happy Hours” doubleheaders on Tuesdays (Feb. 2 and 9) beginning at 6 p.m. on NBCSN;

√ Five editions of “Wednesday Night Hockey” on NBCSN, including a doubleheader Feb. 24;

√ NWHL Isobel Cup semifinals and final this Thursday and Friday on NBCSN;

√ Notre Dame hockey matchups against No. 2 Minnesota on Feb. 12-13;

√ “Hockey Culture” and Black History Month features including interviews with Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Malcolm Subban, Florida Panthers Assistant General Manager Brett Peterson and a “Black Women of Hockey” roundtable co-hosted by NBC Sports’ Anson Carter and Kathryn Tappen, in partnership with “On Her Turf.”

“Frozen February” begins with a clash between Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins against Alexis Lafreniere and the New York Rangers at 7 p.m. on NBCSN. The matchup kicks off this week’s hockey slate featuring nine games across the NHL and NWHL on NBC and NBCSN.

NBCSN presents an NHL doubleheader on Wednesday, beginning with a matchup between Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning hosting Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings at 5:30 p.m., followed by a “Wednesday Night Hockey” clash between David Pastrnak and Claude Giroux and rivals Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers at 8 p.m.

The NWHL Isobel Cup games will be presented exclusively on NBCSN on Thursday and Friday. Thursday’s semifinals coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. and continues with the second game at 8 p.m. The Isobel Cup Final airs Friday at 7 p.m. on NBCSN. The matchups mark the first-ever women’s professional hockey games to be shown live on a major national cable network in the U.S.

On Sunday, “NHL on NBC” presents a matinee showdown between East Division leaders when Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals host Giroux and the Flyers at noon.

Date

Coverage

Commentators

Time (ET)

Network

Mon., Feb. 1

NHL Live

Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Anson Carter

6:30 p.m.

NBCSN

 

Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers^

John Forslund, Pierre McGuire

7 p.m.

NBCSN

 

NHL Overtime

Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Anson Carter

9:45 p.m.*

NBCSN

Tues., Feb. 2

NHL Live

Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Dominic Moore

5:30 p.m.

NBCSN

 

Buffalo at N.Y. Islanders

Brendan Burke, AJ Mleczko

6 p.m.

NBCSN

 

Minnesota at Colorado^

Kenny Albert, Anson Carter

8:30 p.m.

NBCSN

Wed., Feb. 3

Detroit at Tampa Bay^

John Forslund, Joe Micheletti

5:30 p.m.

NBCSN

 

Boston at Philadelphia

Mike Tirico, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

8 p.m.

NBCSN

 

NHL Overtime

Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Anson Carter

10:30 p.m.*

NBCSN

Thurs., Feb. 4

NWHL Isobel Cup Semifinal

John Forslund, AJ Mleczko

5:30 p.m.

NBCSN

 

NWHL Isobel Cup Semifinal

John Forslund, AJ Mleczko

8 p.m.

NBCSN

Fri, Feb. 5

NWHL Isobel Cup Final

John Forslund, AJ Mleczko

7 p.m.

NBCSN

Sun., Feb. 7

Philadelphia at Washington

John Forslund, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

Noon

NBC

 

*Immediately following game coverage
^Blacked out in local markets: Pittsburgh, New York, Colorado, Detroit, Tampa Bay
Note: Vegas-San Jose on Feb. 3 was postponed due to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols

‘Black Women of Hockey’ Roundtable

Debuting today, “Hockey Culture” and “On Her Turf” presents a “Black Women of Hockey” roundtable featuring Los Angeles Kings scout Blake Bolden, Metropolitan Riveters defender Saroya Tinker and journalist Erica Ayala, co-hosted by NBC Sports’ Anson Carter and Kathryn Tappen. The roundtable is available now via NBC Sports’ digital and social channels.

‘Hockey Culture’ Season Two

Season two of “Hockey Culture” features interviews with Hockey Hall of Famer Willie O’Ree, U.S. women's hockey team captain and Chicago Blackhawks Player Development Coach and Youth Hockey Growth Specialist Kendall Coyne Schofield, and NHL Senior Executive Vice President, Social Impact, Growth Initiatives & Legislative Affairs Kim Davis. Led by Anson Carter, “Hockey Culture” is dedicated to bringing equality and inclusion to the sport of hockey. These conversations and all of season one are available now on “Hockey Culture’s” dedicated YouTube Channel.

Our Line Starts

“NHL on NBC” analysts Keith Jones and Patrick Sharp joined Liam McHugh to discuss the Pierre-Luc Dubois and Patrik Laine blockbuster trade and analyze the early season starts for the Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers on the latest episode of NBC Sports’ NHL weekly podcast, “Our Line Starts.”

2020-21 Regular Season Coverage on NBC Sports

NBC Sports is scheduled to present roughly 100 games featuring all 31 teams on NBC and NBCSN during the 2020-21 NHL regular-season, including a record 16 regular-season games on the NBC broadcast network. Click here for more information.

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