NHL Game of the Week

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NHL Game of the Week
Also known as
  • Star Sunday
GenreNHL game telecasts
Presented byKenny Albert
Eddie Olczyk
Brian Boucher
John Forslund
Pierre McGuire
A.J. Mleczko
Liam McHugh
Kathryn Tappen
Keith Jones
Patrick Sharp
Anson Carter
Mike Babcock
Ryan Callahan
Dominic Moore
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons15
Production
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time180 minutes or until game ends
Production companyNBC Sports
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseJanuary 14, 2006 (2006-01-14) –
May 8, 2021 (2021-05-08)
Chronology
Related showsNHL on NBC

The NHL Game of the Week is a weekly presentation of National Hockey League games that air on NBC. The NHL began airing on NBC in the 2005-06 NHL season and typically produces one game per weekend, typically on Sunday afternoons, beginning the weekend of the NFL Conference Championship games.

During the 2016–17 NHL season, NBC Sports began to promote both the Game of the Week and Sunday Night Hockey broadcasts under the Star Sunday brand, focusing primarily on the NHL's star players. Star Sunday features extensive pre-game, in-game and post-game coverage of each featured player. The first game under the new package featured the New York Rangers and the Detroit Red Wings on January 22, 2017, with Ryan McDonagh and Dylan Larkin the featured players of their respective teams.[1]

Schedules[edit]

2000s[edit]

2006–07 season[edit]

Date Time Away Team Score Home Team Score
January 13, 2007 2 P.M. Pittsburgh 5 Philadelphia 3
Boston 1 NY Rangers 3
Los Angeles 5 St. Louis 6
January 28, 2007 3:30 P.M. Colorado 1 Detroit 3
Dallas 1 Anaheim 4
Philadelphia 2 Atlanta 1
February 11, 2007 3:30 P.M. Colorado 5 Dallas 7
Tampa Bay 4 New Jersey 1
Chicago 5 Columbus 4
February 18, 2007 3:30 P.M. Washington 2 Pittsburgh 3
Chicago 1 NY Rangers 2
San Jose 2 Dallas 5
March 4, 2007 12:30 P.M. Colorado 4 (OT) Detroit 3
Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh 4 (SO)
March 11, 2007 12:30 P.M. Boston 6 Detroit 3
Carolina 1 NY Rangers 2 (SO)
March 25, 2007 12:30 P.M. Boston 1 Pittsburgh 5
NY Rangers 2 (SO) NY Islanders 1
April 1, 2007 12:30 P.M. Detroit 4 Columbus 1
6 P.M. Los Angeles 2 San Jose 6
April 8, 2007 1 P.M. Buffalo 3 Philadelphia 4
Chicago 2 Dallas 3

2007–08 season[edit]

Starting this season, NBC aired these Game of the Week games on a national basis, in addition to carrying the national broadcasts of the Winter Classic on New Year's Day and the Stanley Cup Playoffs during the Spring.

Date Time Away Team Score Home Team Score
January 20, 2008 1:30 P.M. Boston 3 NY Rangers 1
February 3, 2008 2 P.M. NY Rangers 5 Montreal 3
February 10, 2008 1 P.M. Anaheim 3 Detroit 2
February 17, 2008 1 P.M. Detroit 0 Dallas 1
March 2, 2008 12:30 P.M. Philadelphia 4 NY Rangers 5 (SO)
March 9, 2008 12:30 P.M. Pittsburgh 4 Washington 2
March 16, 2008 12 P.M. Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 7
March 30, 2008 3 P.M. NY Rangers 1 Pittsburgh 3
April 6, 2008 12:30 P.M. Chicago 1 Detroit 4

2008–09 season[edit]

Date Time Away Team Score Home Team Score
January 18, 2009 12:30 P.M. NY Rangers 0 Pittsburgh 3
February 8, 2009 12:30 P.M. Detroit 2 Pittsburgh 0
February 15, 2009 12:30 P.M. Philadelphia 5 NY Rangers 2
February 22, 2009 12:30 P.M. Pittsburgh 2 Washington 5
March 8, 2009 12:30 P.M. Boston 3 NY Rangers 4
March 15, 2009 12:30 P.M. Philadelphia 1 NY Rangers 4
March 22, 2009 12:30 P.M. Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh 1
April 5, 2009 12:30 P.M. Minnesota 2 Detroit 3
April 12, 2009 2 P.M. Detroit 0 Chicago 3

2010s[edit]

2009–10 season[edit]

Date Time Away Team Score Home Team Score
January 17, 2010 12:30 P.M. Chicago 4 (SO) Detroit 3
January 24, 2010 12:30 P.M. Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 1
January 31, 2010 12:30 P.M. Detroit 1 Pittsburgh 2 (SO)
February 7, 2010 12:30 P.M. Pittsburgh 4 Washington 5 (OT)
March 7, 2010 12:30 P.M. Detroit 5 Chicago 4
March 14, 2010 12:30 P.M. Washington 4 Chicago 3
March 21, 2010 12:30 P.M. NY Rangers 1 Boston 2
April 4, 2010 12:30 P.M. Detroit 3 Philadelphia 4
April 11, 2010 12:30 P.M. Boston 4 (SO) Washington 3

2010–11 season[edit]

Date Time Away Team Score Home Team Score
January 23, 2011 12:30 P.M. Philadelphia 4 Chicago 1
February 6, 2011 12:30 P.M. Pittsburgh 0 Washington 3
February 13, 2011 12:30 P.M. Boston 2 Detroit 4
February 20, 2011 12:30 P.M. Washington 2 Buffalo 1
Philadelphia 4 N.Y. Rangers 2
Detroit 2 (SO) Minnesota 1
3:30 P.M. Pittsburgh 2 Chicago 3 (SO)
March 6, 2011 12:30 P.M. Philadelphia 0 NY Rangers 7
March 13, 2011 12:30 P.M. Chicago 3 Washington 4
March 20, 2011 12:30 P.M. NY Rangers 5 Pittsburgh 2
April 3, 2011 12:30 P.M. NY Rangers 3 (SO) Philadelphia 2
April 10, 2011 12:30 P.M. Detroit 4 Chicago 3

2011–12 season[edit]

The Pittsburgh Penguins had a overall five network TV appearances during this season, making it the first NHL team in Pennsylvania and the first NHL team to have overall five network appearances in a regular season.

Date Time Away Team Score Home Team Score
January 14, 2012 12:30 P.M. Chicago 2 Detroit 3 (OT)
January 22, 2012 12:30 P.M. Washington 3 Pittsburgh 4 (OT)
February 12, 2012 12:30 P.M. Washington 2 NY Rangers 3
February 19, 2012 12:30 P.M. Pittsburgh 2 Buffalo 6
San Jose 2 Detroit 3
St. Louis 1 Chicago 3
3:30 P.M. Boston 0 Minnesota 2
March 4, 2012 12:30 P.M. Boston 3 NY Rangers 4
March 11, 2012 12:30 P.M. Boston 2 Pittsburgh 5
March 18, 2012 12:30 P.M. Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 3 (OT)
April 1, 2012 12:30 P.M. Philadelphia 6 Pittsburgh 4
April 7, 2012 1 P.M. Chicago 3 (SO) Detroit 2

2012–13 season[edit]

Date Time Away Team Score Home Team Score
January 19, 2013 3 P.M. Pittsburgh 3 Philadelphia 1
Chicago 5 Los Angeles 2
January 20, 2013 12:30 P.M. Philadelphia 2 Buffalo 5
February 3, 2013 12:30 P.M. Pittsburgh 6 Washington 3
February 10, 2013 12:30 P.M. Los Angeles 2 Detroit 3
February 17, 2013 12:30 P.M. Pittsburgh 4 Buffalo 3
3:30 P.M. Los Angeles 2 Chicago 3
March 3, 2013 12:30 P.M. Chicago 2 (SO) Detroit 1
March 10, 2013 12:30 P.M. NY Rangers 4 Washington 1
March 17, 2013 12:30 P.M. Boston 1 Pittsburgh 2
March 31, 2013 12:30 P.M. Chicago 7 Detroit 1
April 7, 2013 12:30 P.M. St. Louis 1 Detroit 0
April 14, 2013 12:30 P.M. Chicago 2 St. Louis 0
April 21, 2013 3 P.M. New Jersey 1 NY Rangers 4
April 27, 2013 3 P.M. 0 4

2013–14 season[edit]

[2]

Date Time Away Team Score Home Team Score
January 19, 2014 12:30 P.M. Boston 2 Chicago 3 (SO)
January 26, 2014 12:30 P.M. NY Rangers 7 New Jersey 3
February 2, 2014 12:30 P.M. Detroit 5 Washington 6 (OT)
March 1, 2014 8 P.M. Pittsburgh 1 Chicago 5
March 2, 2014 12:30 P.M. Philadelphia 5 (OT) Washington 4
March 9, 2014 12:30 P.M. Detroit 0 NY Rangers 3
March 16, 2014 12:30 P.M. Philadelphia 4 Pittsburgh 3
March 30, 2014 12:30 P.M. Boston 4 (SO) Philadelphia 3
April 6, 2014 12:30 P.M. St. Louis 2 Chicago 4
April 12, 2014 3 P.M. Philadelphia 4 (OT) Pittsburgh 3
April 13, 2014 12:30 P.M. Detroit 3 St. Louis 0

2014–15 season[edit]

[3]

Date Time Away Team Score Home Team Score
January 18, 2015 12:30 P.M. NY Rangers 5 Pittsburgh 2
February 8, 2015 12:30 P.M. Chicago 4 St. Louis 2
February 15, 2015 12:30 P.M. Pittsburgh 1 Chicago 2 (SO)
February 22, 2015 12:30 P.M. Washington 2 Philadelphia 3
3:30 P.M. Boston 6 Chicago 2
February 28, 2015 8 P.M. NY Rangers 2 Philadelphia 4
March 8, 2015 12:30 P.M. Detroit 3 Boston 5
March 15, 2015 12:30 P.M. Detroit 5 Pittsburgh 1
March 22, 2015 12 P.M. St. Louis 1 Detroit 2 (OT)
April 5, 2015 12:30 P.M. Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 4
April 11, 2015 3 P.M. Minnesota 2 St. Louis 4
San Jose 1 Los Angeles 4

2015–16 season[edit]

[4] NBC was supposed to air the Pittsburgh-Washington match-up on January 24, but however, the game was postponed due to hazardous weather, so the network instead selecting St. Louis-Chicago game as their match-up and it aired in the Primetime slot.

Date Time Away Team Score Home Team Score
January 24, 2016 12:30 P.M. Pittsburgh Washington PPD
January 24, 2016 7 P.M. St. Louis 0 Chicago 2
February 7, 2016 12 P.M. Philadelphia 2 Washington 3
February 14, 2016 3:30 P.M. Boston 5 Detroit 6
February 21, 2016 12:30 P.M. Pittsburgh 4 Buffalo 3
3:30 P.M. Chicago 1 Minnesota 6
February 27, 2016 8 P.M. Detroit 5 Colorado 3
February 28, 2016 12:30 P.M. Washington 2 Chicago 3
March 13, 2016 12:30 P.M. Pittsburgh 5 NY Rangers 3
April 3, 2016 12:30 P.M. Boston 4 Chicago 6
April 9, 2016 3 P.M. Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 3

2016–17 season[edit]

During the season, NBC's Star Sunday concept was added to the Game of the Week package.[5] The first game under the new brand took place on January 22, 2017 in a game between the New York Rangers and the Detroit Red Wings.[1]

Date Time Away Team Score Home Team Score
January 15, 2017 1:00 P.M. Philadelphia 0 Washington 5
January 22, 2017*[nb 1] 12:30 P.M. N.Y. Rangers 1 Detroit 0
February 5, 2017*[nb 2] 12 P.M. Los Angeles 0 Washington 5
February 12, 2017*[nb 3] 3 P.M. Detroit 3 Minnesota 6
February 19, 2017 12:30 P.M. Washington 1 N.Y. Rangers 2
3:30 P.M. Detroit 5 Pittsburgh 2
February 25, 2017 8 P.M. Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 4
February 26, 2017*[nb 4] 12:30 P.M. Boston 6 Dallas 3
March 12, 2017*[nb 5] 12:30 P.M. Minnesota 2 Chicago 4
March 26, 2017*[nb 6] 12:30 P.M. Minnesota 2 Detroit 3(OT)
April 2, 2017*[nb 7] 12:30 P.M. Boston 3 Chicago 2
April 8, 2017 3 P.M. Washington 3 Boston 1

(*) Designated as a Star Sunday game.

2017–18 season[edit]

During this season, the Philadelphia Flyers had a overall five network TV appearances, making it the final NHL team in Pennsylvania and the second NHL team to have overall five network appearances (the first was Pittsburgh Penguins in 2011–12 season).[6] NBC initially announced that no NHL games would be aired on the network during the 2018 Winter Olympics, however they changed course and added three Sunday afternoon games in February as a lead-in to the Winter Olympics, allowing Mike Emrick and Eddie Olczyk to stay home and call 3 NHL games.[7] NBC correctly switched the final minutes of the 2018 NHL Stadium Series to its sister network NBCSN (except for viewers in the Washington D.C. market) at 11 p.m. eastern time due to the power outage delay.[8] Star Sunday returned on March 11, 2018, both as part of the Game of the Week and Sunday Night Hockey package.

Date Time Away Team Score Home Team Score
January 14, 2018 12:30 P.M. Detroit 4 Chicago 0
January 21, 2018 12:30 P.M. Philadelphia 2 (OT) Washington 1
February 11, 2018 12:20 P.M. Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 1
February 18, 2018 12:20 P.M. Philadelphia 7 N.Y. Rangers 5
February 25, 2018 12:20 P.M. St. Louis 0 Nashville 4
March 3, 2018 8 P.M. Toronto 2 Washington 5
March 11, 2018*[nb 8] 12:30 P.M. Boston 1 Chicago 3
March 25, 2018*[nb 9] 12:30 P.M. Philadelphia 4 Pittsburgh 5 (OT)
April 1, 2018*[nb 10] 12:30 P.M. Boston 3 Philadelphia 4 (OT)
April 7, 2018 3 P.M. N.Y. Rangers 0 Philadelphia 5

(*) Designated as a Star Sunday game.

2018–19 season[edit]

[9] For the first time, NBC selected two regional games which to aired it in primetime on February 2, 2019. Star Sunday returned on February 3, 2019, both as part of the Game of the Week and Sunday Night Hockey package. This marked the first and only season of Star Sunday to have its presenting sponsor; AT&T was the first presenting sponsor and they branded themselves as Star Sunday presented by AT&T.

Date Time Away Team Score Home Team Score
January 20, 2019 12:30 P.M. Washington 5 Chicago 8
February 2, 2019 8 P.M. Tampa Bay 3 N.Y. Rangers 2
Chicago 4 (OT) Minnesota 3
February 3, 2019*[nb 11] 12:30 P.M. Boston 1 Washington 0
February 10, 2019*[nb 12] 12:30 P.M. St. Louis 5(OT) Nashville 4
February 17, 2019 12:30 P.M. N.Y. Rangers 5 Pittsburgh 6
3:30 P.M. St. Louis 4 Minnesota 0
February 23, 2019 8 P.M. Pittsburgh 3 Philadelphia 4 (OT)
March 3, 2019*[nb 13] 12:30 P.M. Washington 3 (SO) N.Y. Rangers 2
March 24, 2019*[nb 14] 12:30 P.M. Philadelphia 1 Washington 3
March 31, 2019*[nb 15] 12:30 P.M. N.Y. Rangers 3 Philadelphia 0

(*) Designated as a Star Sunday game.

2020s[edit]

2019–20 season[edit]

For this season only, Brian Boucher replaced Pierre McGuire on the lead broadcast team with Mike Emrick and Eddie Olczyk. McGuire would be reassigned to work with NBC's other broadcast teams. The Pittsburgh Penguins originally had six network television appearances during that season (for the first time since the 2011–12 season), however, due to the cancellation of their final two network TV appearances (the Washington-Pittsburgh match-up on March 22 and the Pittsburgh-Philadelphia match-up on March 29) because of the coronavirus pandemic, they reduced to four[10][11] as the games are postponed due to the pandemic, in which the rest of the regular season was paused indefinitely due to the pandemic.[12][13][14][15] All players and hockey staff were asked to self-quarantine in their home cities until further notice.[16][17][18][19] On May 26, 2020, Gary Bettman, the NHL commissioner, was announced that the rest of the regular season was cancelled.[20][21][22][23][24][25][26]

Date Time Away Team Score Home Team Score
January 19, 2020 12:30 P.M. Boston 3 Pittsburgh 4
February 2, 2020 12:30 P.M. Pittsburgh 4 Washington 3
February 9, 2020 12:30 P.M. Boston 1 Detroit 3
February 15, 2020 8 P.M. Los Angeles 3 Colorado 1
February 16, 2020 12:30 P.M. Detroit 1 Pittsburgh 5
3:30 P.M. Boston 3 N.Y. Rangers 1
February 23, 2020 12 P.M. Pittsburgh 3 Washington 5
March 1, 2020 12 P.M. Philadelphia 5 N.Y. Rangers 3

2020–21 season[edit]

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the start of the 2020–21 NHL season has been delayed to January 13, 2021, and all teams would play a 56-game division-only schedule with the NHL temporarily realigning divisions to minimize travel as much as possible, with all seven Canadian teams playing one division due to COVID-19 cross-border travel restrictions imposed by the Government of Canada.

NBC Sports broadcast 16 NHL regular season games, which is the most ever NHL regular season games broadcast on NBC. The NHL on NBC schedule featured a number of rivalries, including the Capitals–Penguins rivalry, the Blackhawks–Red Wings rivalry, the Bruins-Rangers rivalry, and the Avalanche-Blues rivalry. Meanwhile, the Washington Capitals had five network television appearances this season, the third NHL team to have largest appearances during the regular season. The final NHL on NBC game was on May 8, 2021, with two games aired regionally, all but New York metro and Boston markets, who got the Penguins-Sabres game, got the Bruins-Rangers rivalry game, and the regional games were shared with the teams' respective broadcasters in their aforementioned markets.[27][28] It also marked as the final season for the games to aired on NBC after 16 years, as 10 games were regained by over-the-air ABC beginning next season.[29]

Date Time Away Team Score Home Team Score
January 17, 2021 12 P.M. Washington 3 Pittsburgh 4 (SO)
January 24, 2021 12:30 P.M. Detroit 2 Chicago 6
February 7, 2021 12 P.M. Philadelphia 7 Washington 4
February 14, 2021 3 P.M. Washington 3 Pittsburgh 6
February 20, 2021 3 P.M.[nb 16] Vegas 2 Colorado 3
February 21, 2021 3 P.M.[nb 17] New Jersey 3 Washington 4
February 28, 2021 12 P.M. Boston 4 N.Y. Rangers 1
March 7, 2021 12 P.M. Buffalo 2 N.Y. Islanders 5
March 28, 2021 12 P.M. N.Y. Rangers 4 Washington 5
April 4, 2021 12 P.M. Detroit 5 Tampa Bay 1
April 17, 2021 3 P.M. Pittsburgh 3 Buffalo 2
April 18, 2021 12 P.M. Washington 3 Boston 6
April 24, 2021 3 P.M. Colorado 3 St. Louis 5
April 25, 2021 3 P.M. Boston 0 Pittsburgh 1
May 2, 2021 3 P.M. Tampa Bay 2 Detroit 1
May 8, 2021[nb 18] 3 P.M. N.Y. Rangers 5 Boston 4
Buffalo 0 Pittsburgh 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ NBC selected Ryan McDonagh and Dylan Larkin as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  2. ^ NBC selected Jeff Carter and Alexander Ovechkin as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  3. ^ NBC selected Henrik Zetterberg and Devan Dubnyk as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  4. ^ NBC selected David Pastrnak and Tyler Seguin as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  5. ^ NBC selected Eric Staal and Duncan Keith as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  6. ^ NBC selected Mikko Koivu as featured Star Sunday player for the game. No Red Wings player was selected; instead Joe Louis Arena was selected as the Red Wings' representative to mark the network's final game at the venue.
  7. ^ NBC selected Patrice Bergeron and Brent Seabrook as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  8. ^ NBC selected David Krejci and Patrick Kane as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  9. ^ NBC selected Claude Giroux and Sidney Crosby as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  10. ^ NBC selected Wayne Simmonds and Patrice Bergeron as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  11. ^ NBC selected Alexander Ovechkin and Patrice Bergeron as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  12. ^ NBC selected Vladimir Tarasenko and P. K. Subban as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  13. ^ NBC selected Nicklas Backstrom and Mika Zibanejad as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  14. ^ NBC selected Claude Giroux and T. J. Oshie as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  15. ^ NBC selected Sean Couturier and Mika Zibanejad as featured Star Sunday players for the game.
  16. ^ Game postponed after the first period due to weather concerns. Resumed at 12 A.M. on NBCSN.
  17. ^ The Rangers were originally scheduled to be the Capitals' opponent, but that game was moved to March 20. As a result, the Capitals' home game against the Devils on March 7 was rescheduled to February 21, and due to the rescheduling of the Flyers–Bruins game at Lake Tahoe, this game was moved to the Game of the Week slot.
  18. ^ The Rangers–Bruins game was televised in most markets, with MSG Network and NESN airing the game in the New York and Boston markets. The Sabres–Penguins game was televised exclusively in the New York and Boston markets, with MSG Western New York and AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh airing the game in the Buffalo and Pittsburgh markets.

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