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Monday, February 10, 2020

@NHLPeachy @NHL #NHLMovieNight @NHLNetwork NHL Network To Celebrate 40-Year Anniversary of 1980 Miracle On Ice Team Throughout February

NHL Network to Air The Film Miracle Six Times This Month With #NHLMovieNight Set For Saturday, February 22; Vignettes From New Conversation With Bob Costas and Al Michaels on Team USA’s Triumph to Air Throughout February

 NHL Network today announced it will extensively celebrate the 40-year anniversary of the 1980 USA Gold Medal-winning hockey team throughout February on a variety of different platforms, including: 

For the first time in its history, NHL Network will air the film Miracle, with the premiere set for this Sunday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Miracle will air six times this month, including on Saturday, February 22 at 4:00 p.m. ET, which will mark 40 years to the day Team USA upset Team Soviet Union 4-3 in the “Miracle on Ice” medal round game. During the Miracle airing on February 22, NHL Network will host an #NHLMovieNight on Twitter, with the NHL and its clubs, USA Hockey and the hockey community joining together to celebrate the game and the movie. Fans are encouraged to join the conversation about the movie and the 1980 team by using the hashtag.

Miracle Air Dates on NHL Network



Sunday, February 9 

7:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday, February 12 

7:00 p.m. ET

Sunday, February 16 

7:00 p.m. ET

Monday, February 17 

3:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, February 22 

4:00 p.m. ET

Monday, February 24 

7:00 p.m. ET

Vignettes from a new conversation with Emmy award-winning sports broadcasters Bob Costas and Al Michaels about Team USA will air throughout February within NHL Network’s studio programming. Clips from the conversation will also be interspersed throughout the Miracle airings on NHL Network. Costas and Michaels will discuss Team USA’s improbable journey to the Gold Medal, and the continued influence the 1980 team has on American sports. One of the vignettes featuring Michaels reliving his iconic “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” call as Team USA defeated Team Soviet Union in the medal round is available here.

NHL Network’s daily studio show NHL Now will air from Team USA’s reunion celebration in Las Vegas on Friday, February 21 at 4:00 p.m. ET. NHL Network host Tony Luftman and analyst Brian Lawton, who played for Team USA head coach Herb Brooks as a member of the 1987 Minnesota North Stars, will be on-hand to interview members of the team about their winning experience in Lake Placid, New York 40 years ago.

A new interview with Team USA captain Mike Eruzione and NHL Network host Tony Luftman will air throughout NHL Network’s studio programming in February. Eruzione recently sat down with Luftman to share behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the five games Team USA played at the 1980 Winter Olympics and the everlasting bond of the team. As part of the interview, Eruzione will also demonstrate how he scored the game-winning goal against Team Soviet Union in the medal round.

NHL Network’s on-air personalities will discuss Team USA’s impact on the hockey community within its studio programming, including NHL Now, NHL Tonight and On The Fly. To complement the on-air discussion, NHL Network will feature clips from Miracle and Team USA’s games at the 1980 Winter Olympics. Members of Team USA will also join NHL Network’s studio programming throughout the month.

In addition to #NHLMovieNight, NHL Network’s social media platforms will share exclusive content, featuring current NHL players and NHL Network personalities discussing the movie and the impact of the 1980 Miracle on Ice team. NHL Network’s social media platforms will also post special “On This Day” content tied to the 1980 Winter Olympics, including when Team USA defeated Team Finland to win the Gold Medal on February 24, 1980. 

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