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Hockey Meets Hollywood for the 2017 NHL All-Star Weekend, January 27-29 on Sportsnet



TORONTO (January 24, 2017) Sportsnet heads to LA LA Land for the 2017 NHL All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, with wall-to-wall multiplatform coverage live from Friday, Jan. 27 to Sunday, Jan. 29. All the action is available via live streaming on Sportsnet NOW, with coverage also on Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE™. (Full broadcast details and schedule below)

Coverage gets underway on Friday with the 90-minute NHL All-Star Special preview show, followed by the star-studded THE NHL100™ presented by GEICO 90-minute prime-time event. Festivities continue Saturday night with the fan-favourite 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition, and culminates on Sunday with the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game as hockey’s best snipers, shooters and skaters go head-to-head at the Staples Center.

As the home of hockey’s brightest stars, Sportsnet’s coverage from the City of Angels also includes exclusive must-see features, behind-the-scenes access, and in-depth analysis with the network’s own all-star cast.

NHL All-Star Weekend on Sportsnet

Friday, January 27

  • 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT – NHL All-Star Special (Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW)

Host: Ron MacLean; Analysts: Elliotte Friedman, Kelly Hrudey and Nick Kypreos
Reporters: Scott Oake and NHL Network’s Jamie Hersch

Special Feature: Canadian hockey broadcast legends Bob Cole and Dick Irvin sit down with David Amber to discuss the first members of the 100 Greatest NHL Players roster, as announced during the 2017 NHL Centennial Classic

  • 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT – THE NHL100™ presented by GEICO (Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW)

Prime-time television special to reveal the entire roster of the 100 Greatest NHL Players, taking place live from Microsoft Theatre in L.A. Hosted by Jon Hamm, with appearances by recording artists John Legend, Robin Thicke and John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting.


Saturday, January 28

  • 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT – Sportsnet Central – Live from Staples Center (Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW)

Host: Martine Gaillard

  • 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT – Hockey Central (Sportsnet, CBC and Sportsnet NOW)

Hosts: Amber and MacLean; Analysts: Friedman, Hrudey and Kypreos

Special Appearance: Don Cherry

  • 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT – 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition (Sportsnet, CBC, Sportsnet NOW and Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE)

Hosts: Amber and MacLean; Panel: Friedman, Hrudey and Kypreos; Reporters: Oake
Play-by-play: Jim Hughson; Game Analyst: Craig Simpson


Sunday, January 29

  • 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT – Hockey Central (Sportsnet, CBC and Sportsnet NOW)

Host: MacLean; Analysts: Friedman, Hrudey and Kypreos

 Special Feature: MacLean sits down for a round-table discussion with some of hockey’s most celebrated icons – Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr

  • 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT – 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game (Sportsnet, CBC, Sportsnet NOW and Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE)

Host: MacLean; Panel: Friedman, Hrudey and Kypreos; Reporters: Amber and Oake
Play-by-play: Hughson; Game Analyst: Simpson

First Intermission: Coach’s Corner with Don Cherry and Ron MacLean
Second Intermission: Musical performance by Nick Jonas


On The Web
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