Get ready to sit on the couch, hockey fans. Hockey Day in America is Sunday, February 22nd and NBC has a day stuffed with NHL games, studio coverage from Lake Placid and special segments regarding hockey in America.
NBC and NBCSN will air a total of three games on Sunday: Capitals-Flyers, Bruins-Blackhawks and Wild-Stars. Surrounding the game will be on-site coverage from Lake Placid honoring the 35th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice.
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of Hockey Day in America are all of the special features about U.S. hockey. NBC will sit down with Mark Wells, a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team, and discuss his life after hockey following an unexpected gold medal. They’ll also talk to Josh Sweeney, a U.S. Marine who lost his legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan on 2009 and is now a member of the U.S. sled hockey team.
Other features include a chat with Ryan Suter on his father, Bob Suter, who was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team as well as a profile on the U.S. National Team Development Program.
Aside from being exposed to serious, perhaps lethal amounts of Mike Milbury and Pierre McGuire, Sunday should be a fun day for hockey fans.