NHL schedule and starting goalies for Sunday: Doubleheader on NBC

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL will feature a number of big games between American teams on Sunday as we celebrate the sport across the United States.

It's Hockey Day in America and NBC is featuring nine straight hours of hockey coverage on Sunday, starting with a big matchup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Buffalo Sabres. The Penguins can snatch the top spot in the East with a win, while the Sabres hope to finally start building some consistency after a win on Friday night.

The focus will then shift to Chicago as the Blackhawks take on the Los Angeles Kings in a rematch of the season opener back on Jan. 19. The Kings have struggled in their defense of the Stanley Cup while Chicago has yet to lose a game in regulation this season.

NBC Sports Network will feature the New York Rangers hosting the Washington Capitals in a battle of two teams struggling to live up to lofty expectations. The big Eastern Conference matchup is set to start at 6 p.m. ET.

Here's the full schedule and goalies for Sunday:

Pittsburgh Penguins at Buffalo Sabres
12:30 p.m. ET | TV: NBC
Goalies: Marc-Andre Fleury, Ryan Miller
Blog coverage: Pensburgh, Die By The Blade

Los Angeles Kings at Chicago Blackhawks
3:30 p.m. ET | TV: NBC
Goalies: Jonathan Quick, Ray Emery
Blog coverage: Jewels From The Crown

Boston Bruins at Winnipeg Jets
6 p.m. ET | TV: NESN
Goalies: Tuukka Rask, Ondrej Pavelec
Blog coverage: Stanley Cup of Chowder, Arctic Ice Hockey

Calgary Flames at Dallas Stars
6 p.m. ET | TV: FSSW
Goalies: Joey MacDonald, Richard Bachman
Blog coverage: Matchsticks & Gasoline, Defending Big D

Detroit Red Wings at Minnesota Wild
6 p.m. ET | TV: FS-D, FS-N, FS-WI
Goalies: Petr Mrazek, Niklas Backstrom
Blog coverage: Winging It In Motown, Hockey Wilderness

Washington Capitals at New York Rangers
6 p.m. ET | TV: NBC Sports Network
Goalies: Braden Holtby, Henrik Lundqvist
Blog coverage: Japers' Rink, Blueshirt Banter

St. Louis Blues at Vancouver Canucks
9 p.m. ET | TV: FS-MW
Goalies: Jake Allen, Roberto Luongo
Blog coverage: St. Louis Game Time, Nucks Misconduct

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