Hockey fans won't have to move far from their television to catch all the happenings during All-Star Weekend in Ottawa.
The NHL Network will have blanket coverage of NHL All-Star Media Day on Friday, as all the stars and coaches talk about what it means to be among the best in the game. Fans can tune in for live coverage from 3-6 p.m. ET. NHL Tonight will have recaps of all the day's events at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Saturday will see the stars showcase their skills at the 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition (7 p.m. ET, NBCSP, CBC). Can Zdeno Chara win another title in the BlackBerry NHL Hardest Shot competition, or will Nashville Shea Weber tear through another net, like he did at the Olympics? Who will show off their pinpoint accuracy in the Canadian Tire NHL Accuracy Shooting contest? And who will bring down the house with the most creative move in the Allstate Insurance NHL Breakaway Challenge?
The NHL Network's pre-game show will start at 4 p.m., and NHL Tonight will wrap up the event with hIghlights and analysis after the event.
On Sunday, the stars will light up Ottawa when they take the ice for the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game (4 p.m., NBCSP, CBC). The NHL Network's pregame show starts at 1 p.m. Immediately following the game, NHL Tonight will have a recap of the game and analyze all the happenings from the NHL's mid-season extravaganza.
NHL Network broadcast coverage in Ottawa is as follows (all times Eastern):
Friday, January 27
3-6 p.m. NHL All-Star Media Day Presented By Allstate Insurance
6-7 p.m. NHL Tonight (NHL All-Star Media Day Recap)
7-8:30 p.m. 2012 NHL Player All-Star Fantasy Draft (re-air)
8:30-10 p.m. 2012 NHL Player All-Star Fantasy Draft (re-air)
Saturday, January 28
4-7 p.m. 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition Pre-Show
9-10 p.m. NHL Tonight (2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition Recap)
11p.m. – 1a.m. 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition (re-air in U.S. only)
Sunday, January 29
10a.m.-12p.m. 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition (re-air in U.S. only)
1-4 p.m. 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game Pre-Game Show
7-8 p.m. NHL Tonight (2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game Edition)
11p.m.-1a.m. 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game (re-air in U.S. only)
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