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Sunday Is Hockey Day In America

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 1, 2021 – NBC Sports celebrates Hockey Day in America, presented by Discover® this Sunday with an NHL quadrupleheader on NBC and NBCSN, as well as a collection of stories and features which will explore hockey’s impact and influence across the U.S.

Coverage begins at noon ET on NBC, when Mathew Barzal and the New York Islanders host Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres, followed by Steven Stamkos and the defending Stanley Cup® Champion Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Coverage on NBCSN continues at 5 p.m. ET when Jack Hughes and the New Jersey Devils face Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins. The HDIA nightcap on NBCSN features Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7:30 p.m. ET.

As the presenting sponsor of Hockey Day in America, Discover will tell inspiring stories that highlight the progress of hockey in the United States and the personal journeys of those involved who have helped the game of hockey grow.  To further celebrate Hockey Day in America and support the growth of hockey in communities around the country, Discover has also partnered with various NHL Clubs on local community initiatives.

“Hockey Day in America not only gives fans of the NHL a full slate of games to enjoy on a Sunday, but it also gives Discover a platform to share uplifting stories on how our company has been able to invest in communities and inspire people through hockey,” said Kate Manfred, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer with Discover. “We are proud to be the official Credit Card and official bank of the NHL, and we look forward to continuing our support growing the sport of hockey in the United States.”

For more than 10 years, NBC Sports’ annual Hockey Day in America coverage has shone a spotlight on various stories that celebrate hockey’s impact across the United States.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Sun., March 7 Hockey Day in America – Buffalo at N.Y Islanders NBC 12 p.m.
  Hockey Day in America – Tampa Bay at Chicago NBCSN 2:30 p.m.
  Hockey Day in America – New Jersey at Boston NBCSN 5 p.m.
  Hockey Day in America – N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
  Hockey Day in America NHL Overtime NBCSN 10 p.m.*

*Immediately following game coverage

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Figaro's avatar

I remember a few years ago when NBC’s Hockey Day in America ended with an outdoor game in Canada between two Canadian teams.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 03/01/21 at 07:31 PM ET

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