NESN Has Kind of An Awesome Weekend Coming Up, Hockey-wise

This weekend, NESN will feature two of the top three teams in college hockey, and three of the top four in the NHL’s Eastern Conference. It includes their typical Friday night Hockey East match-up, a Saturday doubleheader featuring the Bruins and Boston College, and a Sunday afternoon Bruins-Flyers showdown. Should be fun for all New Englanders, and really, Tom Brady’s just going to disappoint you on Sunday anyway, so you might as well watch the Bruins.

7:30 PM Hockey East – Providence at #2 Boston University

1:00 PM NY Rangers (top team in the Eastern Conference) at Bruins (2nd best in Eastern Conference)

4:00 PM Hockey East – #3 Boston College at Maine

3:00 PM Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers (currently 4th in Eastern Conference)


The NBC Sports Group Takes You Into the All-Star Break

NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 20, 2012) – The NBC Sports Group will air four NHL games over four days beginning with NBC’s NHL Game of the Week when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Washington Capitals this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET. On Monday night, the NBC Sports Network will air primetime coverage of the St. Louis Blues taking on the Detroit Red Wings at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The NBC Sports Network continues coverage on Tues., Jan. 24, at 9 p.m. ET when the Minnesota Wild face the Colorado Avalanche. The week concludes with exclusive coverage of the Detroit Red Wings against the Montreal Canadiens on Wed., Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The team of Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside the Glass’ analyst) will call the action for NBC’s Sunday game. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and McGuire will call Monday’s game in Detroit, and John Forslund (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (‘Inside the Glass’ analyst) will serve as announcers for Tuesday’s game. The team of Strader, Olczyk and McGuire will call Wednesday’s primetime coverage. Liam McHugh and analyst Mike Milbury will cover all the intermissions for NBC’s coverage. Additionally, McHugh hosts NHL Live, NBC Sports Network’s pre- and post-game studio show, and is joined by expert analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.

NBC Sports Group schedule (all times ET, subject to change):

Date Game Time Network

Sun., January 22 Washington at Pittsburgh 12:30 p.m. NBC

Mon., January 23 St. Louis at Detroit 7:30 p.m. NBCSP

Tues., January 24 Minnesota at Colorado 9 p.m. NBCSP

Wed., January 25 Detroit at Montreal 7:30 p.m. NBCSP

Here’s a Terrific InfoGraphic About Where Cameras Are Placed at Sporting Events, Including Hockey at Joe Louis Arena

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NBC Has Notre Dame-Michigan Tonight, CBS Has Michigan-Notre Dame Tomorrow, Army-Air Force Tonight

CBS Sports Network features two college hockey games this weekend, highlighted by a Top-10 matchup between *No. 10-ranked Michigan and No. 7-ranked Notre Dame on Saturday, Jan. 21 (7:30 PM, ET). Ben Holden and Dave Starman handle the call, along with reporter Shireen Saski.

The Network provides live pre-game coverage from the Compton Family Ice Arena in South Bend, Ind. to preview the night’s action and discuss college hockey news from around the country.

This week’s college hockey action on the Network begins on Friday, Jan. 20 (7:30 PM, ET) as Air Force visits Army at Tate Rink in West Point, N.Y. Eric Frede and Jim Paradise call the action.

For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to