Live on-site editions of NHL Tonight to air throughout NHL All-Star Game festivities

NHL Network February game schedule features Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks in three matchups

Monday, 01.25.2016 / 1:25 PM

SECAUCUS - Interviews, analysis, breakdowns and highlights will be featured throughout NHL Network's live coverage of the 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, beginning this Friday, January 29 at 11:30 a.m. ET. Anchored by Jamie Hersch, Tony Luftman and Kathryn Tappen, NHL Network's NHL Tonight will provide live coverage before and after the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ and the 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star Game, with analysis from senior reporter EJ Hradek, 14-year NHL veteran Mike Rupp, 13-time NHL All-Star and Hockey Hall of Famer Scott Stevens and 11-year goaltending veteran Kevin Weekes.

Starting this Friday at 11:30 a.m. ET, NHL Tonight will air the sights and sounds of All-Star Media Day, with players visiting the NHL Network set to discuss the first half of the season and their emotions leading up to the festivities. Later that night, a special edition of NHL Tonight will air at 6:00 p.m. ET featuring a roundtable discussion with Luftman, Rupp, Stevens and Weekes on who is today's brightest NHL star. Predictions and player interviews from the red carpet will be part of NHL Tonight's All-Star Skills Competition coverage beginning this Saturday at 5:00 p.m. ET. NHL Tonight will get viewers ready for Sunday's Honda NHL® All-Star Game, which features a new 3-on-3 tournament format, beginning live at 3:00 p.m. ET. Following the game, NHL Tonight will air highlights, break down all the key plays and interview the stars of the game.

NHL Network will keep fans updated through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by posting photos, videos, quotes and information from its 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star Game coverage. NHL Network also will have a fan-friendly activation at the 2016 NHL Fan Fair™ presented by Bridgestone. NHL Network and Xfinity are teaming up to give fans an opportunity to have their photo taken at the NHL Network set, meet NHL Network on-air analysts and receive free premium items. A schedule of when fans can meet NHL Network's on-air analysts at Fan Fair can be viewed here.

Following the All-Star festivities, NHL Network's February game schedule will begin with the surging Tampa Bay Lighting, who have won eight of their last 10 games, hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The February game schedule includes two days with multiple games, starting Saturday, February 6, with the New York Rangers visiting the Philadelphia Flyers at 1:00 p.m. ET, followed by the Dallas Stars hosting the Chicago Blackhawks at 8:00 p.m. ET. Boasting three of the NHL's top ten teams, the Metropolitan division will be featured in nine games in February, including an East coast-West coast showdown when the Rangers host the Pacific division-leading Los Angeles Kings on Friday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. ET. NHL Network's complete February live-game schedule is available here.

NHL Network 2016 All-Star Week Programming Schedule:

Friday, January 29:

11:30 a.m. ET – NHL Tonight at the 2016 All-Star Game Media Day

6:00 p.m. ET – NHL Tonight All-Star Special

Saturday, January 30:

5:00 p.m. ET – NHL Tonight: 2016 All-Star Pre Skills Show

Following 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ - NHL Tonight: 2016 All-Star Post Skills Show

Sunday, January 31:

3:00 p.m. ET – NHL Tonight: 2016 All-Star Pregame Show

Following 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star Game – NHL Tonight: 2016 All-Star Post Game Show

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NHL Network Live NHL Game Schedule – February 2016

Date Visitor Home Time

Friday, February 5 Pittsburgh Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, February 6 NY Rangers Philadelphia 1:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, February 6 Chicago Dallas 8:00 p.m. ET

Monday, February 8 New Jersey NY Rangers 7:00 p.m. ET

Friday, February 12 Los Angeles NY Rangers 7:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, February 13 Anaheim Chicago 8:30 p.m. ET

Monday, February 15 Detroit NY Islanders 1:00 p.m. ET

Monday, February 15 Toronto Chicago 8:30 p.m. ET

Friday, February 19 Philadelphia Montreal 7:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, February 20 Boston Dallas 8:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, February 27 Rangers Dallas 4:00 p.m. ET

Sunday, February 28 St. Louis Carolina 3:00 p.m. ET

Monday, February 29 Columbus NY Rangers 7:00 p.m. ET

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