NEW YORK / TORONTO - As the National Hockey League (NHL) community continues to practice social distancing and take all necessary precautions during this ever-changing time, the League will continue to help fans stay connected to the League's players and the game by providing access to unique content and archived games. Starting Friday, the NHL will serve fans with an increased offering of video, editorial and digital content on NHL.com, the NHL app and across the NHL's social channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok by providing fans access to an expansive selection of classic NHL games, longform content from the NHL Original Productions' vast library and free access to stream full replays of games from the 2019-20 regular season.
Starting Friday and through April 30, the NHL and Sportsnet have decided to make full replays of all 2019-20 NHL regular-season games already played available to stream on demand. The games will be accessible via the scores and schedule pages of NHL.com and the NHL app and in Canada via NHL LIVE. For additional details on accessing the games visit NHL.TV or (in Canada) NHLLive.com on Friday.
The NHL will launch the "NHL Pause Binge" on NHL.com and on its official YouTube channel, which will consist of a curated collection of NHL Original Productions content, from the critically-acclaimed, behind-the-scenes programs "Road to the NHL Winter Classic," "Behind The Glass" and "NHL All Access" to full-length classic NHL games dating from the 1950s to present day. NHL.com and NHL Social daily programming will include fan favorites "This Day in History" and "Players to Watch: Next Gen," profiles on top rookies and draft prospects, a look back at top Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final moments, and much more.
The 2020 NHL Gaming World Championship™ featuring the best EA SPORTS™ NHL® 20 HUT™ players in the world is underway. Gamers are showcasing their skills and testing their talent against one another for a chance to raise the championship trophy and take home their share of $150,000+ USD, the largest prize pool in NHL gaming history. Fans can follow the conversation on social using hashtag #NHLGWC and by visiting www.nhl.com/gaming.
Additional NHL.com and NHL Social features in the coming weeks include:
• #HockeyAtHome: Players will offer fans a glimpse into their lives during the "NHL Pause" on social media, using the hashtag #HockeyAtHome.
• 2019-20 Season Snapshots: NHL.com will look back at the memorable moments of the season for each of the League's 31 teams. Each moment will be highlighted with an article written by a member of NHL.com's team of talented writers and accompanied with a video.
• Morning Inspiration: Fans will receive a daily dose of inspiration from mic'd up legendary speeches captured in the dressing rooms, on the ice and on the benches.
• 2019-20 Greatest Moments: Fans will have the opportunity to choose from 64 milestones, achievements and events, bracket-style, to determine the Greatest Moment of the 2019-20 season. Head-to-head matchups will be unveiled daily with fans having one day to cast votes to advance their selection for greatest moment into the next round.
Our national broadcast partners, NBC Sports in the U.S. and Sportsnet in Canada, will continue to roll out their comprehensive hockey programming plans in the coming days. Fans should follow the NHL on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for the latest on hockey content offerings.