From a media release:
Hockey Night on Discovery! Iconic Broadcaster Jay Ingram Reveals How the NHL is SCORING WITH SCIENCE, Nov. 4
Need your hockey fix, Canada? Iconic broadcaster Jay Ingram fills the void with SCORING WITH SCIENCE, an all-new, action-packed original production looking at how hockey teams are getting a winning edge from scientific research. Premering Sunday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Discovery, the one-hour special features marquee NHL players including Steve Stamkos, Jake Gardiner, Stephen Weiss, former player Gary Roberts, prominent scientists, and super slow motion video. Together, they explore how the newest advancements in science and technology are aiding the NHL’s top clubs by determining how best to shoot a puck, build a better body and make top-notch skates and sticks.
Highlights from SCORING WITH SCIENCE include:
The Third Team
When fans watch hockey they see two teams on the ice. But there’s a critical third team – scientists. They’re discovering how to improve hockey skills, equipment and bodies. Among their findings: the three keys to the perfect wrist shot, the skate that’s as light as a running shoe, the machine that improves skating, the best way to sharpen blades, the ideal way to train in the off season, and the best time to pull the goalie.
A Team of All-Stars
Ingram hits the ice for a skate and chat with marquee NHL players including former all-star Gary Roberts, Steve Stamkos, Jake Gardiner, and Stephen Weiss. Then, the legendary broadcaster meets up with Alain Hache, a physicist, author, and beer league goalie. He’ll reveal the secrets of the slap shot from the point of view of the shooter and the goalie. Next, award-winning chemist Gabor Somorjai aims his sophisticated equipment at ice to tell us what makes it slippery.
Let’s See That in Slow Mo!
No hockey broadcast is complete without slow-motion replays, so of course, the SLO-MO in SCORING WITH SCIENCE is extraordinary. It’s all thanks to a high-speed camera known as the Phantom Flex. It shoots 1000 frames a second and doesn’t miss anything, ever.
Program Note: SCORING WITH SCIENCE will repeat on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m on Discovery Science.
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