01/11/2021 at 10:32am EST
January 11, 2021 – Beginning this Wednesday, January 13, NHL Network™ will air live coverage every day of the 2020-21 NHL regular season, including extensive studio content and a robust schedule of live games. A special NHL Tonight™ preview program dedicated to the Discover NHL® Central Division and Honda NHL® West Division will air tonight at 6:00 p.m. ET, followed by one on the MassMutual NHL® East Division and Scotia NHL® North Division tomorrow, January 12 at 6:00 p.m. ET. NHL Network will set the stage for the first game of the NHL season on Wednesday with a special live NHL Tonight at 4:00 p.m. ET.
Analysis, commentary, highlights and interviews will be featured daily on NHL Now (4:00 p.m. ET), NHL Tonight (6:00 p.m. ET) and On The Fly, which airs immediately following the night’s game action. Hosts Jamison Coyle, Lauren Gardner, Jamie Hersch, Tony Luftman, Stephen Nelson, Jackie Redmond and Adnan Virk return this season with analysis provided by Ryan Callahan, Ken Daneyko, Elliotte Friedman, Stu Grimson, Scott Hartnell, E.J. Hradek, Billy Jaffe, Mike Johnson, Mike Kelly, Brian Lawton, Bill Lindsay, Barry Melrose, Darren Pang, Mark Parrish, Dave Reid, Mike Rupp, Scott Stevens and Kevin Weekes. Also part of NHL Network’s on-air lineup this season will be Jack Adams award-winner Bruce Boudreau, who has officially joined NHL Network as a studio analyst following his guest contributions in 2020. Boudreau will contribute across NHL Network’s studio programming and make his 2021 debut this Wednesday on NHL Tonight.
In addition to NHL Network’s studio programming, NHL Network will feature an extensive live game schedule throughout the 2020-21 season, beginning this Thursday, January 14 with the New York Islanders at New York Rangers at 7:00 p.m. ET, followed by the Anaheim Ducks at Vegas Golden Knights at 10:00 p.m. ET. Eight games in four nights featuring 16 different teams will be featured this week, including a quadruple header on Saturday, January 16 starting with the Boston Bruins skating against the New Jersey Devils at 1:00 p.m. ET. NHL Network’s game schedule through February 28, which is subject to change, is available here. Each regular season game will be a carriage of local telecasts, including local announcers, and blacked out in each club’s home market unless otherwise noted.
Extensive coverage will be featured across NHL Network’s social platforms throughout the season, including original content, clips from studio programs, and fan polls.