At the Rink: 17 NHL Clubs Detail the In-Venue Challenges, Solutions of the 2021 Season

The National Hockey League was the last of the four major U.S. sports leagues to host a non-bubble regular season. As fans gradually make their return to the seats, how is that affecting in-venue productions and digital content? Similar to At the BallparkOn the Gridiron, and On the Hardwood, At the Rink looks at the operations of NHL organizations to see how they are coping with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and adapting to a sense of normalcy. SVG Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez and Director of Digital Brandon Costa spoke with personnel from the Avalanche, Blackhawks, Canadiens, Capitals, Ducks, Flames, Flyers, Golden Knights, Hurricanes, Jets, Kings, Lightning, Maple Leafs, Predators, Red Wings, Sharks, and Stars to learn about video operations in 2021.

Top-Ranked Colorado Avalanche Revel in the Return of Fans

Chicago Blackhawks Leverage Relationship With NBA’s Bulls for Fan-Less Show at United Center 

Montreal Canadiens Transform Bell Centre Into Blank Canvas for Linear Broadcast

Washington Capitals Approach Regular Season With Virtual Gameday Digital Experience, Traditional In-Venue Flair

Anaheim Ducks Catch Attention of Fans Through The Flying V Experience, Reverse Retro Content

In NHL’s North Division, Calgary Flames Keep Battle of Alberta Alive in Empty Scotiabank Saddledome

Philadelphia Flyers Flex Potential of 4K Kinetic Centerhung as Fans Return to Wells Fargo Center

Vegas Golden Knights Offer Fortress at Home, Debut Studio for 2020-21 NHL Season

Carolina Hurricanes Sidestep Water Leak To Welcome Fans Back to PNC Arena

Nearly 20 Years in Manitoba, Winnipeg Jets’ Kyle Balharry Reflects on Productions at Bell MTS Place

Los Angeles Kings’ Wanton Davis Adjusts to His First NHL Season During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tampa Bay Lightning’s Stanley Cup Banner Ceremony Serves as Reminder of Normalcy During Unusual Year

Toronto Maple Leafs Follow Production Blueprint From 2020 NHL Bubble at Scotiabank Arena

Nashville Predators Harness the Passion of ‘Smashville’ at Bridgestone Arena

Detroit Red Wings Cover Motor City Storylines With Three Digital Shows, Hockeytown Home Ice

During First Two Months on the Road, San Jose Sharks Develop Engaging Content in Different Ways

Inside the Dallas Stars’ Wild Month of March

The SVG Podcast: In-Arena NHL Production with Toronto Maple Leafs’ Taylor Dean, Philadelphia Flyers’ Tina DiVilio, and Tampa Bay Lightning’s John Franzone

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