What is Frozen Frenzy NHL?
Frozen Frenzy is ESPN's look-in studio show hosted by John Buccigross and analyst Kevin Weekes. The show highlights the best plays, hits, goals, and moments of the night.
The new show is available exclusively on ESPN+ from 7-8 p.m. and on ESPN2 and ESPN+ from 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. Fans will get to enjoy a total of 6.5 hours of unprecedented, non-stop NHL coverage.
On 24 October, NHL fans got to see the first-ever episode of Frozen Frenzy. The NHL show acts as a mirror to the NFL's RedZone-style show.
For the first time, all 32 NHL teams were in action with a 16-game schedule that started at 6 p.m. ET. ESPN+ and ESPN2 had a whip-around coverage from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in addition to a tripleheader on ESPN.
The show covered most of the important and intense moments of all the games played that night. The NHL teams had 15-minute staggered start times so that the fans could watch continuous action throughout the night.
It began with a puck drop on a match between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals at 6 p.m. Auston Matthews from the Leafs and Alex Ovechkin of the Capitals were the most exciting reasons to watch the show.
Matthews is only the fifth player in NHL history who opened a season with back-to-back hat trick performances, while Ovechkin is one of the leading goal scorers in the NHL.
A senior writer for NHL.com, Dan Rosen reached ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut to provide all the behind-the-scenes action for the fans. NHL.com VP, Editor-in-Chief Bill Price provided all the action on the ice from his New Jersey bunker.