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'NHL Now' to celebrate International Women's Day with all-female panel

March 8 production will preview six-game schedule, discuss inclusion in hockey

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

In celebration of International Women's Day, NHL Network's Jamie Hersch, Lauren Gardner, Jackie Redmond and Kendall Coyne Schofield will co-host the fourth annual all-female production of NHL Network's daily show NHL Now™ on Monday, March 8 at 4 p.m. ET. Inspired by Hockey Is For Everyone™, a joint NHL and NHLPA initiative celebrating diversity and inclusion in hockey, the show will feature women across the sport of hockey providing analysis on the top NHL storylines, in-depth previews of the six games featured that night, and interaction with viewers via NHL Network's social media platforms. 2018 Olympic gold medalist Alex Cavallini is also scheduled to join the program to discuss the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) and her participation in the 2021 Secret Dream Gap Tour games at the United Center on Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7 in Chicago.

"We know that representation matters. If girls grow up seeing women talking about hockey, it becomes normal and they think, 'I can do that someday, too.' Whether it's women or people of color, expanding the image of who boys, girls, women and men see as hockey broadcasters and analysts inherently helps to make our sport more inclusive," says Jamie Hersch. "I'm honored to be a part of this show where we celebrate that inclusivity and prove that we can have a 'normal' NHL Now where the hosts and analysts all happen to be women."

"My favorite part of this now annual tradition is that we approach it just like every other NHL Now," says Jackie Redmond. "We're still covering hockey. We just happen to all be women. I think it's important that we treat it the same as we do every show, not like it's some special occasion, because my hope is, that one day it won't be."


NHL Network Showcase™ Presented by SAP

Six NHL Network Showcase™ presented by SAP game telecasts are scheduled this March, beginning with the Florida Panthers at the Nashville Predators on Saturday, March 6 at 2 p.m. ET, called by Stephen Nelson (play-by-play) and Kevin Weekes (analyst). Ten different teams will be in the spotlight with Weekes and Mike Rupp sharing the analyst role throughout the month. The NHL Network Showcase schedule presented by SAP, which launched on February 6 for the first time in NHL Network history, is available here. Every NHL Network Showcase game presented by SAP, which is subject to change, will be available in the U.S. except in the home markets of the two teams featured. In addition to its live game schedule, NHL Network continues to cover the latest NHL action with studio programs NHL Now™ (4p.m. ET), NHL Tonight™ (6p.m. ET) and On The Fly™, which airs immediately following the night's game action.


NHL Network Showcase Presented by SAP Game Telecasts 

Date, Time (all ET), Game, Announcers

Saturday, March 6 ,2 p.m., Florida Panthers at Nashville Predators, Stephen Nelson and Kevin Weekes

Saturday, March 13, 1 p.m., New York Rangers at Boston Bruins, Stephen Nelson and Kevin Weekes

Sunday, March 14, 2 p.m., Arizona Coyotes at Minnesota Wild, Stephen Nelson and Kevin Weekes

Saturday, March 20, 3 p.m., Minnesota Wild at Colorado Avalanche, Stephen Nelson and Mike Rupp
Sunday, March 21, 1 p.m., New Jersey Devils at Pittsburgh Penguins, Stephen Nelson and Mike Rupp

Saturday, March 27, 3 p.m., Vegas Golden Knights at Colorado Avalanche, Stephen Nelson and Kevin Weekes

Saturday, April 3, 1 p.m., Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins, Stephen Nelson and Mike Rupp

Saturday, April 10, 2 p.m., Florida Panthers at Dallas Stars, TBA

Sunday, April 11, 2 p.m., Buffalo Sabres at Philadelphia Flyers, TBA

Saturday, April 17, 12:30 p.m., Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers, TBA

Saturday, April 24, 12:30 p.m., New Jersey Devils at Pittsburgh Penguins, TBA

Saturday, May 1   1:00 p.m., Buffalo Sabres at Boston Bruins, TBA

* all matches and times are subject to change.

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