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In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, an all-female NBCSN crew to broadcast and produce game vs. St. Louis

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As the Blackhawks host the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, March 8, history will be made at the United Center and across the country on NBCSN.

For the very first time, an NHL game with be broadcast and produced solely by women in the U.S. as NBC Sports fields an all-female on NBCSN, coinciding with International Women's Day.

Kate Scott will call play-by-play alongside U.S. Olympic gold medalists Kendall Coyne-Schofield ('Inside-the-Glass' analyst) and AJ Mleczko (analyst) in Chcago. Kathryn Tappen will anchor studio coverage with three-time Canadian Olympic gold medalist Jen Botterill. Game production will be led by producer Rene Hatlelid and director Lisa Seltzer.

According to NBC Sports, throughout the broadcast there will be nods to those who have made their mark on women's hockey, and sports in general, with the hopes to inspire future generations of women to excel on the ice and behind the scenes. 

In addition, NBC Sports' female-empowerment brand On Her Turf will surround coverage with content featuring women in hockey in various ways including the Hockey is for Her digital video franchise and behind-the-scenes content through @OnHerTurf on Instagram.

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