via press release:
“WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY” CONTINUES ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK TONIGHT WITH AVALANCHE AT UNDEFEATED BLACKHAWKS AT 8 P.M. ET
“The Blackhawks and their fans are in for a great spring season due to skill, heart, focus, and professionalism. They are a true must-watch team.” – Pierre McGuire
Friday Night Ice: College Hockey on NBC Sports Network Features No. 4 Maine at New Hampshire at 7:30 p.m. ET
NEW YORK – March 6, 2013 — Wednesday Night Rivalry continues tonight on NBC Sports Network featuring the Colorado Avalanche against the undefeated Chicago Blackhawks at 8 p.m. ET. The Blackhawks won a franchise-record 10th straight game last night by defeating the Minnesota Wild bringing their 2013 record to 20-0-3. The Avalanche will travel to Chicago to try and break the Blackhawks current record-setting streak.
Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk and ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call the game live from United Center in Chicago, Ill.
PIERRE MCGUIRE: “The Chicago Blackhawks are the real deal because of stars like Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, and Duncan Keith. They have one of the best young leaders in all of professional sports in Jonathan Toews. The Blackhawks and their fans are in for a great spring season due to skill, heart, focus, and professionalism. They are a true must-watch team.”
JEREMY ROENICK: “Colorado has its work cut out for them. Perfect timing to get Ryan O’Reilly back in the lineup. They are going to need him and everyone at their best to beat a red hot Chicago Blackhawks. Colorado has been playing better as of late but can’t seem to get a break. I’m sure they would love to end the Blackhawks streak.”
NBC and NBC Sports Network’s NHL coverage will continue on Sun., Mar. 10 with the N.Y. Rangers facing off against the Washington Capitals at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, followed by the Buffalo Sabres against the Philadelphia Flyers at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. Tuesday, March 12, the Pittsburgh Penguins will host the Boston Bruins at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.
Emrick (play-by-play), Olczyk (analyst) and McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’) will call the action in Washington, D.C., while Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will call Sunday night’s and Tuesday night’s coverage.
Next week’s Wednesday Night Rivalry will feature Philadelphia at New Jersey at 7:30 p.m. ET.
In addition to the NHL, NBC Sports Network will resume Friday Night Ice, its college hockey programming, with No. 4 Maine at New Hampshire at 7:30 p.m. ET, live from Whittemore Center in Durham, New Hampshire. John Walton will serve as play-by-play announcer alongside ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Ken Hodge.
NBC and NBC Sports Network’s Upcoming Hockey Schedule (all times ET, subject to change):
Wed., Mar. 6
Colorado at Chicago
Fri., Mar. 9
No. 4 Maine at New Hampshire (college)
Sun., Mar. 10
N.Y. Rangers at Washington
Buffalo at Philadelphia
Tues., Mar. 12
Boston at Pittsburgh