This week’s Hockey Happy Hour on NBCSN (5-7 p.m. ET) will feature memorable “on this date” games in playoff history.
Three years ago to the day, the 8th-seeded Predators eliminated the top-seeded Blackhawks from the playoffs behind two goals from Roman Josi and 30 saves by goaltender Pekka Rinne for a 4-1 victory. The win marked the first time that Nashville swept a playoff opponent in franchise history, and set the stage for the franchise’s run to their first Stanley Cup Final appearance.
Gord Miller and Ray Ferraro had the call from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
During the broadcast, Keith Jones will look back at his first playoff fight on April 20, 1993, when he was a rookie with the Capitals.
Monday, April 20 on NBCSN
• #HockeyAtHome: Wayne Gretzky and Alex Ovechkin interview – 5 p.m. ET (livestream link)
• Blackhawks vs. Wild (2017 Round 1, Game 4) – 6 p.m. ET
Tuesday, April 21 on NBCSN
• NHL Hat Trick Trivia Hosted by P.K. Subban (Episode 1 encore) – 5 p.m. ET
• Sharks vs. Golden Knights (2019 Round 1, Game 6) – 5:30 p.m. ET
Wednesday, April 22 on NBCSN
• NHL Hat Trick Trivia Hosted by P.K. Subban (Episode 2) – 5 p.m. ET (livestream link)
• Sabres vs. Flyers (2011 Round 2, Game 5) – 5:30 p.m. ET
Thursday, April 23 on NBCSN
• Our Line Starts – 5 p.m. ET
• #HockeyAtHome: Couples – 5:30 p.m. ET
• Penguins vs. Blue Jackets (2014 Round 1, Game 4) – 6 p.m. ET
#HOCKEYATHOME: GRETZKY & OVECHKIN INTERVIEW – MON., 5 P.M. ET, NBCSN
Wayne Gretzky and Capitals star Alex Ovechkin participate in their first-ever joint interview in an hour-long #HockeyAtHome hosted by Kathryn Tappen. The pair touch on a wide-range of topics, including Ovechkin’s pursuit of Gretzky’s career goals record, the state of the NHL, and their lives off the ice.
NHL HAT TRICK TRIVIA HOSTED BY P.K. SUBBAN – WED., 5 P.M. ET, NBCSN
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will join the second episode of NHL Hat Trick Trivia Hosted by P.K. Subban. The show features fans answering a trio of hockey trivia questions from their homes, along with appearances from NHL players and celebrities, for the chance to win NHL prizes. Additional guests on the episode include Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron, NHL referee Wes McCauley and country music star Chase Rice.
OUR LINE STARTS – THUR., 5 P.M. ET, NBCSN
The latest episode of NBC Sports’ weekly NHL podcast will be presented at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Our Line Starts is part of NBC Sports’ growing roster of podcasts spanning the NFL, Premier League, NASCAR, and much more. Click here to listen to the show.
#HOCKEYATHOME: COUPLES – THUR., 5:30 P.M. ET, NBCSN
NBCSN will present a 30-minute program about NHL players and their significant others at 5:30 p.m. ET. The three couples featured in the program are:
- Anaheim Ducks goaltender Ryan Miller and his wife, Noureen DeWulf
- Arizona Coyotes forward Taylor Hall and his girlfriend, Rachel Rush
- New Jersey Devils defenseman Connor Carrick and his wife, Lexi Carrick
Programming will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
More information about NBC Sports’ Hockey Happy Hour can be found here.