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Hockey Heats Up in Tampa Bay for the NHL All-Star Weekend, January 27 and 28 on Sportsnet

January 25, 2018

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  TORONTO (January 25, 2018) Sportsnet heads to the sunshine state for the 2018 NHL All-Star Weekend in Tampa Bay, FL, with wall-to-wall multiplatform coverage live on Saturday, Jan. 27 and Sunday, Jan. 28. All the live action is available on Sportsnet, Sportsnet NOW and Rogers NHL LIVE (Full broadcast details and schedule below). Coverage begins on Saturday night with the 2018 GEICO NHL All-Star Skills Competition and culminates on Sunday with the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game as hockey’s best snipers, shooters and skaters go head-to-head at the Amalie Arena.  As Canada’s Home of Hockey, Sportsnet’s coverage provides fans with must-see features, behind-the-scenes access, in-depth analysis, and all-star musical performances by Flo Rida and Kid Rock. Sportsnet’s hockey all-star coverage continues on Sunday evening with the AHL All-Star Skills Competition followed by the 2018 AHL All Star Classic presented by Turning Stone Resort Casino on Monday night. NHL and AHL All-Star Weekend on Sportsnet Saturday, Jan. 27
  • 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT – 2018 Geico NHL All-Star Skills Competition (Sportsnet, CBC, Sportsnet NOW and Rogers NHL LIVE)
Hosts: Ron MacLean; Panel: Nick Kypreos, Elliotte Friedman and Kelly Hrudey Rinkside Host: David Amber Between the benches: Glenn Healy Play-by-play: Jim Hughson; Analyst: Craig Simpson Features:
  • Taking a look at the remarkable scoring pace of Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lighting, and their rise to become the best duo in the league.
  • Lightning legend Vincent Lecavalier shares his best memories playing for Tampa Bay and how hockey has grown in the city during the last 25 years.
Sunday, January 28
  • 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT – NHL All-Star Game Pre-Show (Sportsnet, CBC, Sportsnet NOW)
  • 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT – 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game (Sportsnet, CBC, Sportsnet NOW and Rogers NHL LIVE)
Hosts: MacLean; Panel: Kypreos, Friedman and Hrudey Rinkside Host: Amber Between the benches: Healy Play-by-play: Hughson; Analyst: Simpson Features:
  • Long-time hockey fan and Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield opens the show with an ode to what it’s like to ‘play among the stars’.
  • Second Intermission: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joins Ron MacLean for a one-on-one interview.
  • 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT – AHL All-Star Skills Competition (Sportsnet, Sportsnet NOW)
Monday, January 29
  • 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT – 2018 AHL All Star Classic presented by Turning Stone Resort Casino (Sportsnet, Sportsnet NOW)
Digital As the action gets underway in Tampa Bay this weekend, Sportsnet keeps fans updated with exclusive access to the NHL’s stars on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, while Chris Johnston and Luke Fox provide up-to-the-minute news and analysis on In addition, Brent Burns will be taking fans behind the scenes of NHL All-Star Weekend with an “Extra Access” feature on Sportsnet’s Instagram account. Social Media Links Official Website, Sportsnet Like Sportsnet Follow Ron MacLean @RonMacLeanHTH Follow Nick Kypreos @RealKyper Follow Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC Follow Kelly Hrudey @KellyHrudey Follow David Amber @DavidAmber Follow Craig Simpson @hnicsimmer Follow Chris Johnston @reporterchris Follow Luke Fox @lukefoxjukebox Follow Sportsnet on Twitter @Sportsnet Follow Sportsnet on Instagram @Sportsnet Follow Sportsnet PR @SportsnetPR About Sportsnet Sportsnet is Canada’s #1 sports media brand, uniting Canadians through sport with the content they love, accessible from anywhere.  Delivering world-class storytelling on a local, regional, national and global level, the multiplatform brand consists of Sportsnet,, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN, Sportsnet 650, Sportsnet NOW, and the Sportsnet app.  Sportsnet consists of four regional channels (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific), and the nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360, and Sportsnet World. Sportsnet is the official Canadian NHL national multimedia rights holder, and is also the official regional television broadcast rights holder for the Calgary Flames (including radio rights on Sportsnet 960 The FAN), Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs (including radio rights on Sportsnet 590 The FAN) and Vancouver Canucks (including radio rights on Sportsnet 650). Sportsnet also has exclusive TV & radio coverage of all 162 Blue Jays games, as well as other MLB games, Toronto Raptors, NBA, Grand Slam of Curling, Rogers Cup, CHL, IndyCar, and extensive soccer programming including Premier League, Bundesliga, FA Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup European Qualifiers. Media Contacts: Sarah Grossman,, (m) 416.509.9694 Raluca Melniciuc, (m) 647.283.2148