NASCAR America On NBCSN Expands To Present 60-Minute Monday Editions Throughout The Chase For The NASCAR Sprint Cup

NBCSN_LogoExpanded Shows to Present In-depth Coverage of Weekend Action and Developments Impacting the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup    

STAMFORD, Conn. — September 4, 2014 — As the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season races to a dramatic finish this weekend at Richmond International Raceway, NBCSN’s NASCAR AMERICA is gearing up for an expanded set of 60-minute Monday shows that begins on Monday, September 8 at 4:30 p.m. ET, and will continue each week through the 2014 playoffs. In addition, NBCSN will present a 60-minute NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase special on Thursday, September 11.  The announcement was made today by Jeff Behnke, VP of NASCAR Production for the NBC Sports Group.

“The new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format, which expanded the field and introduced three shoot-out style postseason elimination rounds, has greatly increased the number of storylines and overall intrigue,” said Behnke. “We’re excited to give fans an expanded and in-depth examination of all the turning points, strategies and personalities in play each Monday throughout the remainder of the season.”

NASCAR AMERICA premiered in February, following Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Daytona 500 victory and NBC Sports Group’s multi-platform coverage of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.  The weekday 30-minute news and highlights program is hosted primarily by NASCAR on NBC lead race announcer Rick Allen and features regular appearances by NBC Sports NASCAR analyst Jeff Burton, reporters Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast and Nate Ryan, as well as guest analysts such as Kyle Petty, Bobby Labonte, Wally Dallenbach and Frank Stoddard.

Upcoming expanded episodes of NASCAR AMERICA can be found on NBCSN at the following dates and times (All times ET):

Monday, Sept. 8          4:30-5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11     5:00-6:00 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 15       7:00-8:00 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22       4:30-5:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29       7:00-8:00 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 6          4:30-5:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 13        4:30-5:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 20        7:00-8:00 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 27        7:00-8:00 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 3          7:00-8:00 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 10        4:30-5:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov 17         4:30-5:30 p.m.

NASCAR on NBC

On July 23, 2013, NASCAR and NBC Sports Group reached a comprehensive agreement that grants NBCUniversal exclusive rights to the final 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, final 19 NASCAR XFINITY Series events, select NASCAR Regional & Touring Series events and other live content beginning in 2015.

With this partnership, NBC’s 20 Sprint Cup race schedule includes a designation as the exclusive home to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, when the elite national series races through its final 10 events of the season.  The Chase culminates with the season-ending championship event, which returns to network television in 2015 for the first time since 2009. Of NBC Sports Group’s 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events, seven will be carried on NBC annually, with 13 airing on NBCSN. Four of NBC Sports Group’s 19 NASCAR XFINITY Series races will air on NBC, with 15 airing on NBCSN.

– NBC SPORTS GROUP –

NBCSN Announces 2014-15 College Basketball Schedule

NBCSN_LogoLive Coverage of More Than 45 College Basketball Games on NBCSN and

NBC Sports Live Extra

Coverage Highlighted by Atlantic 10 and Colonial Athletic Association Conference Matchups

Dayton, George Washington, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis, UMass, VCU and Virginia To Appear This Season

Complete Coverage of 2014 Barclays Center Classic November 28-29

Live Coverage of A-10 Championship and CAA Conference Tournament    

Stamford, Conn. – September 3, 2014 – NBCSN will present more than 45 college basketball games during the 2014-15 season, including 32 regular-season matchups featuring Atlantic 10 and Colonial Athletic Association schools, the Barclays Center Classic featuring Virginia, Vanderbilt, La Salle and Rutgers, and coverage of the Atlantic 10 Championship and CAA conference tournament.

ATLANTIC 10 ON NBCSN

NBCSN will air 25 A-10 regular season games featuring all 14 member schools, including Davidson, Dayton, Duquesne, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington, La Salle, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Richmond, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis, St. Bonaventure, and VCU. The schedule boasts 16 games featuring teams from last season’s NCAA Tournament, including four games with 2013-14 A-10 regular season champion Saint Louis, three games with A-10 Championship winner Saint Joseph’s, and four games with Dayton, who advanced to last year’s Elite Eight.

Coverage of the A-10 on NBCSN begins Saturday, December 13, at 7 p.m. ET, when VCU hosts Northern Iowa. NBCSN’s Atlantic 10 regular-season coverage concludes Saturday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m. ET when George Mason visits VCU. NBCSN will provide exclusive coverage of the second round and quarterfinals of the A-10 Championship, starting at noon ET on March 12.

CAA ON NBCSN

NBCSN’s CAA regular-season coverage begins Saturday, Jan. 24 at noon ET when Drexel hosts Charleston. NBCSN will air seven regular-season CAA games featuring seven member schools, including 2013-14 regular-season and CAA Conference Tournament champion Delaware, College of Charleston, Drexel, Hofstra, Northeastern, Towson, and William and Mary.

In addition to its regular-season coverage, NBCSN will provide live coverage of the CAA Conference Semifinals on Sunday, March 8, beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET, and the CAA Championship Game on Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. ET.

2014 BARCLAYS CENTER CLASSIC ON NBCSN

NBCSN will present live coverage of the 2014 Barclays Center Classic, featuring Virginia, Vanderbilt, La Salle and Rutgers.

Coverage begins on Friday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. with round one of the tournament, followed by the consolation and championship games on Saturday, Nov. 29. The 2014 Barclays Center Classic is part of the BROOKLYN HOOPS™ platform at Barclays Center.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA 

NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets, will stream all games telecast on NBCSN. All games will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

NBCSN’S 2014-15 COLLEGE BASKETBALL TELECAST SCHEDULE

DATE GAME CONFERENCE / TOURNAMENT TIME
Fri., November 28 First Round Barclays Center Classic 7 p.m.
Fri., November 28 First Round Barclays Center Classic 9:30 p.m.
Sat., November 29 Consolation Game Barclays Center Classic 7 p.m.
Sat., November 29 Championship Game Barclays Center Classic 9:30 p.m.
Sat., December 13 Northern Iowa at VCU A-10 7 p.m.
Sat., December 20 Iona at GMU A-10 7 p.m.
Sun., December 28 Richmond at Wake Forest A-10 4 p.m.
Sat., January 3 Duquesne at Dayton A-10 1 p.m.
Sat., January 3 Rhode Island at Saint Louis A-10 3 p.m.
Sat., January 3 Richmond at Davidson A-10 5 p.m.
Thur., January 8 George Mason at Richmond A-10 7 p.m.
Sat., January 10 George Washington at La Salle A-10 12:30 p.m.
Sat., January 17 Saint Louis at Dayton A-10 12:30 p.m.
Sat., January 17 Rhode Island at UMass A-10 2:30 p.m.
Sat., January 17 George Mason at George Washington A-10 4:30 p.m.
Sun., January 18 Saint Joseph’s at St. Bonaventure A-10 2:30 p.m.
Thur., January 22 George Washington at Fordham A-10 7 p.m.
Sat., January 24 Charleston at Drexel CAA Noon
Sat., January 24 Northeastern at William & Mary CAA 2 p.m.
Sat., January 31 Davidson at Saint Joseph’s A-10 12:30 p.m.
Thur., February 5 Richmond at La Salle A-10 6:30 p.m.
Sat., February 7 VCU at St. Bonaventure A-10 2 p.m.
Sat., February 7 Saint Louis at Fordham A-10 4 p.m.
Sun., February 8 Rhode Island at Richmond A-10 2:30 p.m.
Thur., February 12 Northeastern at Hofstra CAA 7 p.m.
Sat., February 14 St. Bonaventure at Dayton A-10 12:30 p.m.
Sat., February 14 Delaware at William & Mary CAA 2:30 p.m.
Sun., February 15 Towson at Charleston CAA 12:30 p.m.
Sun., February 15 Saint Joseph’s at Fordham A-10 2:30 p.m.
Sat., February 21 Dayton at Duquesne A-10 2 p.m.
Sat., February 21 Drexel at Northeastern CAA 4 p.m.
Sun., February 22 La Salle at Saint Louis A-10 2:30 p.m.
Sun., February 22 William & Mary at Hofstra CAA 4:30 p.m.
Sat., February 28 Rhode Island at La Salle A-10 12:30 p.m.
Sat., March 7 UMass at George Washington A-10 3:30 p.m.
Sat., March 7 George Mason at VCU A-10 5:30 p.m.
Sun., March 8 CAA Semifinals CAA 2:30 p.m.
Sun., March 8 CAA Semifinals CAA 5 p.m.
Mon., March 9 CAA Finals CAA 7 p.m.
Thur., March 12 A-10 Championship Second Round A-10 Noon
Thur., March 12 A-10 Championship Second Round A-10 2:30 p.m.
Thur., March 12 A-10 Championship Second Round A-10 6:30 p.m.
Thur., March 12 A-10 Championship Second Round A-10 9 p.m.
Fri., March 13 A-10 Championship Quarter Final A-10 Noon
Fri., March 13 A-10 Championship Quarter Final A-10 2:30 p.m.
Fri., March 13 A-10 Championship Quarter Final A-10 6:30 p.m.
Fri., March 13 A-10 Championship Quarter Final A-10 9 p.m.

All games and times subject to change.

About the A-10

The Atlantic 10 Conference is a basketball-centric conference founded in 1976 and consists of 14 diverse members across eight states and Washington, D.C. The mission of the Atlantic 10 Conference is to provide an enhanced student-athlete experience through 21 nationally competitive championship sports. The conference is committed to integrity, educational excellence and providing quality equitable championship experiences for its student-athletes, coaches, and support staff. The membership consists of Davidson College, the University of Dayton, Duquesne University, Fordham University, George Mason University, The George Washington University, La Salle University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Rhode Island, University of Richmond, St. Bonaventure University, Saint Joseph’s University, Saint Louis University and Virginia Commonwealth University. For more information, visit www.atlantic10.com.

About the Colonial Athletic Association:

The Colonial Athletic Association is a nine-member Division I athletic conference with a geographic footprint that stretches from Boston to Charleston, S.C. and encompasses several of the nation’s largest media markets. CAA men’s basketball teams have combined to win 41 games in postseason play since 2006, including 14 victories in the NCAA Tournament. Member institutions include the College of Charleston, the University of Delaware, Drexel University, Hofstra University, James Madison University, the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Northeastern University, Towson University and the College of William and Mary.

About NBCSN:

NBCSN, part of the NBC Sports Group, is dedicated to serving passionate sports fans. Now in more than 85 million homes, the Emmy Award-winning network is the cable television home of the Summer and Winter Olympics, National Hockey League (NHL), Premier League, Formula One, Major League Soccer (MLS), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France, and beginning in 2015, NASCAR. In addition, NBCSN features college football, college basketball, college hockey, cycling, outdoor programming, horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown  and Breeders’ Cup, Fight Night boxing, Ironman, the Dew Action Sports Tour and USA Sevens Rugby. The network is also home to original programs such as NFL Turning Point, Pro Football Talk and The Dan Patrick Show. NBCSN is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.

-NBC SPORTS GROUP-

Matchup Of Last Season’s Top Two Teams Manchester City V. Liverpool Mon., Aug. 25 On NBCSN Highlights Week 2 Premier League Action

nbc-epl1Everton v. Arsenal Saturday, Aug. 23 at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC

Tim Howard Makes ’14-15 Broadcast Debut on Monday With Lee Dixon & Matt Smith in On-Site Studio at Manchester City-Liverpool

Crystal Palace v. West Ham United Live in Theaters Saturday at 10 a.m. ET

All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 20, 2014 – A matchup of last season’s champions Manchester City and runners-up Liverpool on Monday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and mun2 highlights NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend.

On Saturday, fifth-place finishers Everton and U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard host last season’s fourth-place finishers Arsenal at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and mun2.

Two days after playing against Arsenal, Howard makes his season broadcast debut with NBC Sports Group joining Lee Dixon and ITV Sport’s Matt Smith at the Manchester City-Liverpool match for a live on-site studio appearance for Premier League Live at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

NBC Sports Group’s Premier League lead play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls both Everton v. Arsenal and Manchester City v. Liverpool, joined by Lee Dixon at Everton’s Goodison Park and Graeme Le Saux at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium.

NBC Sports Group’s coverage on Saturday kicks off with Premier League Live at 7 a.m. ET followed by Aston Villa v. Newcastle at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN. At 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN and mun2 feature coverage of Chelsea v. Leicester City. All matches not shown on NBCSN in the Saturday 10 a.m. ET window will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.

Sunday’s coverage kicks off at 8 a.m. ET on CNBC with Premier League Live, followed by Tottenham v. Queens Park Rangers at 8:30 a.m. ET. Coverage switches over to NBCSN at 10:30 a.m. ET for Premier League Live, followed by Sunderland v. Manchester United at 11 a.m. ET.

On Monday, August 25, prior to Manchester City v. Liverpool, NBCSN presents back-to-back new episodes of Premier League Download, which take a look back at last season’s top two clubs. The first episode, at noon ET, revisits Liverpool’s memorable campaign and features an exclusive interview with manager Brendan Rodgers, and is followed by an episode at 12:30 p.m. ET highlighting Manchester City’s title-winning season, including an interview with captain Vincent Kompany.

All matches will be preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live joined by former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe, and former Jamaican National Team player Robbie Earle.

All Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets.

Crystal Palace v. West Ham United on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 10am ET will be shown in select U.S. cinemas for “Barclays Premier League LIVE.” For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit www.FathomEvents.com (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Below is the NBCUniversal schedule for the second week of the Premier League season (all times ET):

Date Time (ET) Home v. Away Network
Fri., Aug. 22 7 a.m. Barclays Premier League World NBCSN
Fri., Aug. 22 7:30 a.m. Barclays Premier League News NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 23 6 a.m. Barclays Premier League Match Pack NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 23 7 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 23 7:45 a.m. Aston Villa v. Newcastle NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 23 10 a.m. Chelsea v. Leicester City NBCSN, mun2
Sat., Aug. 23 10 a.m. Crystal Palace v. West Ham Extra Time
Sat., Aug. 23 10 a.m. Southampton v. West Brom Extra Time
Sat., Aug. 23 10 a.m. Swansea City v. Burnley Extra Time
Sat., Aug. 23 12:30 p.m. Everton v. Arsenal NBC, mun2
Sat., Aug. 23 11 p.m. Match of the Day NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 24 8 a.m. Premier League Live CNBC
Sun., Aug. 24 8:30 a.m. Tottenham v. QPR CNBC
Sun., Aug. 24 8:30 a.m. Hull City v. Stoke City Extra Time
Sun., Aug. 24 10:30 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 24 11 a.m. Sunderland v. Man United NBCSN, Telemundo
Sun., Aug. 24 1 p.m. Premier League Goal Zone NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 24 10 p.m. Premier League Download NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 24 10:30 p.m. Match of the Day II NBCSN
Mon., Aug 25 7 a.m. Premier League Review NBCSN
Mon., Aug 25 Noon Premier League Download NBCSN
Mon., Aug 25 12:30 p.m. Premier League Download NBCSN
Mon., Aug 25 1:30 p.m. Barclays Premier League News NBCSN
Mon., Aug 25 2 p.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Mon., Aug 25 3 p.m. Man City v. Liverpool NBCSN, mun2
Mon., Aug 25 5 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will once again make all 380 games from the Premier League available in the United States on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. Every MVPD has the option to carry every Premier League match on live television and via live streaming at no additional cost to consumers.

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

World Series Of Fighting Championship Tripleheader Sat., June 21, At 10 P.M. ET on NBCSN

NBCSN_LogoDavid Branch vs. Jesse Taylor for Inaugural Middleweight Crown

Georgi Karakhanyan Defends Featherweight Title vs. Rick Glenn

Jessica Aguilar Defends Strawweight Title vs. Emi Fujino

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 18, 2014 – NBCSN presents World Series of Fighting this Saturday, June 21, at 10 p.m. ET. The elite mixed martial arts (MMA) card is highlighted by the inaugural title fight in the middleweight division featuring undefeated World Series of Fighting veteran David Branch (13-3) against Jesse Taylor (27-9). Submission specialist Taylor is on a seven-fight winning streak, while his opponent, former UFC veteran Branch, is undefeated in three fights over the past year and a half.

The co-main event features Georgi Karakhanyan (23-3-1), in his first featherweight title defense, facing knockout artist Rick “The Gladiator” Glenn (14-1-2 with 7 knockouts), and women’s strawweight champion Jessica Aguilar (17-4), ranked No. 1 in the world, defending her title against Emi Fujino (13-7).

Saturday’s card also features bouts between Luiz Firmino (17-6) coming off of a four-fight winning streak vs. former UFC veteran Tyson Griffin (16-7) in the lightweight class, and undefeated rising MMA star Nick LoBosco (7-0) vs. Lance “The Party” Palmer (7-1) in the featherweight class.

Play-by-play announcer Todd Harris is joined by mixed martial artists and analysts Bas Rutten and Joey Varner to call the action from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

ABOUT WSOF

World Series of Fighting is a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight promotion dedicated to delivering an incredible, action-packed entertainment experience for fight fans by producing the best possible matchups between elite fighters from around the globe. For more information please visit WSOF.com. Follow World Series of Fighting on Twitter @MMAWorldSeries and World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo @SugarRaySefo.

Day 57 – Los Angeles Kings Can Clinch Stanley Cup With Game 4 Win Tonight At 8 P.M. ET on NBCSN

NBCSN_LogoGame 4 – Kings-Rangers at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Kings Lead 3-0

Pre-Game Coverage Begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live

Josh Elliott to Conduct Live Pre-Game Interview with Rangers Fan and NBC Sports’ Tennis Analyst John McEnroe

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 11, 2014 – The Los Angeles Kings can win their second Stanley Cup in three years tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with a victory in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final to complete a sweep of the New York Rangers. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide comprehensive of Game 4.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play broadcaster Mike “Doc” Emrick,analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning “Inside the Glass” analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call of Game 4 from Madison Square Garden in New York.

Pre-game coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live, co-hosted by Liam McHugh and Dave Briggs alongside former NHL players and analysts Mike Milbury, Jeremy Roenick, Keith Jones and Anson Carter on-site from Madison Square Garden.

Tonight’s pre-game coverage will also include a live interview between NBC Sports’ Josh Elliott and NBC Sports tennis analyst and long-time Rangers fan John McEnroe prior to live game coverage at 8 p.m. ET.

The Kings aim for their second Stanley Cup title in franchise history and second championship in three years, with a victory tonight at Madison Square Garden to complete the first Stanley Cup Final sweep since 1998, when the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Washington Capitals in four games. Two years ago, the Kings held a 3-0 series lead against the New Jersey Devils in the 2012 Stanley Cup Final, and eventually won the series in six games.

The Rangers will now look to become only the fourth team in NHL playoff history to win four straight games in a series after falling into a 0-3 deficit. One of those four teams to complete the feat is this year’s Kings, who climbed out of a 0-3 hole to the San Jose Sharks in the first round. The 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs are the only team to win a Stanley Cup Final after losing the first three games of the series.

Following is the television schedule for the remaining games of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, all times Eastern and subject to change.

DATE GAME MATCHUP NETWORK TIME
Wed., June 11 Stanley Cup Final – Game 4 Los Angeles at N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 8:00 p.m.
Fri., June 13 Stanley Cup Final – Game 5* N.Y. Rangers at Los Angeles NBC 8:00 p.m.
Mon., June 16 Stanley Cup Final – Game 6* Los Angeles at N.Y. Rangers NBC 8:00 p.m.
Wed., June 18 Stanley Cup Final – Game 7* N.Y. Rangers at Los Angeles NBC 8:00 p.m.

* if necessary

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

For the third consecutive year, NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NHL Network are combining to televise every Stanley Cup Playoff game nationally.

Network Games
NBC 13
NBCSN 61
CNBC 15
NHL-N 2
Total 91

One-goal Games: 43
OT games: 25

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream all Stanley Cup Final coverage. NBCSN games will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Games airing on:

  • NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
  • NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs;

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

2014 Stanley Cup Final Notes & Quotes – Game 3 – New York Rangers vs. Los Angeles Kings

nbc-sports-groupSTAMFORD, Conn. – June 9, 2014 – NBC Sports Group continued its exclusive coverage of the Stanley Cup Final tonight with Game 3 between the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers on NBCSN. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – provided comprehensive streaming coverage of Game 3.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play broadcaster Mike “Doc” Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning “Inside the Glass” analyst Pierre McGuire had the call of Game 3 from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Coverage began at 7 p.m. ET with NBCSN and NHL Live, hosted by Dave Briggs alongside former NHL players and analysts Anson Carter and Jeremy Roenick among the fans outside the Madison Square Garden concourse. Pre-game coverage included a live interview on-set with Rangers legend Mark Messier, who captained the 1994 Rangers to the Stanley Cup title for their championship since 1940.

Coverage shifted inside Madison Square Garden at 7:30 p.m. ET with host Liam McHugh and former NHL players and analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones, and included a one-on-one interview with NBC Sports’ Josh Elliott and Kings defenseman Drew Doughty.

NHL Live

(7-8 p.m. ET)

Messier on impact of winning Stanley Cup in ’94: “I understood the meaning of the Stanley Cup to these people…seeing three or four generations of fans.”

Milbury on Rangers’ approach to Game 3: “They know exactly how they have to play to beat the Los Angeles Kings, because they’ve done it in the first two games…the one thing they don’t want to do is sit back.”

Jones on Rangers’ need to play aggressively:” “If they sit back and try to defend, they’re in trouble against this L.A. team.”

Pre-Game

Milbury on Kings: “They can smell it…one more win, and the Stanley Cup will be in the building.”

First Period

Olczyk on Kings’ strong start: “They’ve been so good in on the forecheck…a much better start than in Games 1 and 2.”

Emrick on Carter’s last-second goal: “A stunning goal.”

First Intermission

Tonight’s first intermission featured an exclusive interview with Kings forward Dustin Brown, who grew up in Ithaca, N.Y., a few hours outside of New York City. Brown discussed growing up among Rangers fans, and how he and the Kings draw upon inspiration from their 2012 Stanley Cup title.

Milbury on Carter’s goal: “You can’t underestimate the value of that goal. It was incredibly timely, and it’s no surprise that Justin Williams was right in the middle of it.”

Second Period

Emrick on Kings’ neutralizing MSG crowd: “You can hear the music pretty well, can’t you?”

Olczyk on Rick Nash: “I think he’s played very, very well…it’s time he gets a sniff on the power play.”

Second Intermission

Jones on Rangers penalties: “They got careless…it gave the L.A. Kings even more momentum.”

Milbury on Lundqvist’s & Rangers’ bad bounces: “No luck at all for Henrik Lundqvist…this series, no luck at all.”

Milbury on Jonathan Quick : “The kid from just down the street who’s never played here before looks like he’s going to own the joint…incredible. It’s got to be discouraging to the Rangers.”

Third Period

Emrick on Kings: “When it’s going well, it’s really going well. Everything about it has gone well for the Kings.”

Emrick on Rangers’ opportunities: “The chances in the game are 24-12, a two-to-one ratio…it’s amazing what that means – nothing – when you compare it with the big board at the top of your screen.”

McGuire on Kings: “Constant communication from player to player…you don’t see (head coach Darryl Sutter) say very much, and he doesn’t have to. This team polices itself, and it’s phenomenal to watch.”

Emrick on Kings: “What a night for the City of Angels.”

Olczyk on Kings: “The Kings wanted to improve their defensive part of the game, and they did that five-on-five…a perfect road Stanley Cup Final game for the L.A. Kings.”

Post-Game

Milbury on Kings: “We learned that the Los Angeles Kings are clearly a better team.”

Jones on Kings: “It’s the way it should be. The Western Conference was dominant all year against the Eastern Conference…the L.A. Kings went through three very difficult opponents to get here…the L.A. Kings deserve to be up in the series, and they deserve to win the Stanley Cup.”

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

Day 55 – New York Rangers Host Los Angeles Kings In Game 3 Of Stanley Cup Final Tonight At 8 P.M. ET on NBCSN

NBCSN_LogoJosh Elliott One-on-One Interview with Kings Defenseman Drew Doughty, Live Pre-Game Interview with Rangers Legend Mark Messier

Rangers-Kings Game 2 Registers 6.4 Million Viewers – Best Game 2 on Record, Wins Primetime for NBC on Saturday Night

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 9, 2014 – The New York Rangers look to regain momentum in front of a raucous Madison Square Garden crowd tonight when they host the Los Angeles Kings in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide comprehensive coverage of Game 3.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play broadcaster Mike “Doc” Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning “Inside the Glass” analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call of Game 3 from Madison Square Garden in New York.

Pre-game coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live, co-hosted by Liam McHugh and Dave Briggs alongside former NHL players and analysts Mike Milbury, Jeremy Roenick, Keith Jones and Anson Carter on-site from Madison Square Garden.

Tonight’s pre-game coverage will also include an exclusive one-on-one interview with NBC Sports’ Josh Elliott and Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, as well as a live interview with Rangers legend Mark Messier, who captained the 1994 Rangers to the Stanley Cup title.

The Rangers look to bounce back with a Game 3 victory in the first Stanley Cup Final game at Madison Square Garden since Game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Final, when the Rangers defeated the Vancouver Canucks to win their first championship since 1940. The Rangers return to New York in a 0-2 hole despite never having trailed during the first two games of the series.

In Games 1 and 2, New York jumped out to two-goal leads in the first period, only to see the Kings come back and eventually force overtime. The Rangers carried a 4-2 lead into the third period of Game 2 before Dwight King and former Ranger Marian Gaborik scored to tie the game. The score stayed even until the midway point of double overtime, when Kings captain Dustin Brown deflected Willie Mitchell’s point shot past Henrik Lundqvist to move Los Angeles within two wins of its second Stanley Cup in three years.

RANGERS-KINGS GAME 2 IS MOST-WATCHED GAME 2 ON RECORD WITH 6.4 MILLION AVERAGE VIEWERS

Saturday night’s Game 2 (7:15-11:45 p.m. ET), in which the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New York Rangers 5-4 in double overtime to take a 2-0 series lead, averaged 6.4 million viewers, making it the most-watched Game 2 on record (since at least 1994). The game was up 60% vs. last year’s Game 2 on NBCSN (Bruins-Blackhawks, 4.0 million), and up 121% vs. 2012’s Game 2 on NBC that also featured the Kings (Kings-Devils, 2.9 million).

Viewership for the game peaked in the final quarter-hour (11:30-11:45 p.m. ET) with 7.6 million viewers. The 7:15-7:30 pre-game quarter-hour, which immediately followed Belmont Stakes coverage, averaged 9.1 million viewers. The game delivered a 3.7 HH rating.

Game 2 dominated primetime. NBC was No. 1 for the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in A18-49 (2.0) and all other key measures. Game 2 ranked No. 1 in A18-49 in all six primetime half-hours, beat the other major broadcast networks combined in A18-49 rating (2.0 vs. 1.5).

New York delivered a 10.5 HH rating for Game 2, the highest-rated NHL game ever on NBC or NBCSN in the market, and up from a 10.1 for Game 1, which was the previous record. Los Angeles scored a 8.9 HH rating, the second-highest such game ever in Los Angeles, behind only the 2012 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 (13.6), which was when the Kings clinched their first-ever championship. L.A. did a 7.1 HH rating for Game 1.

Last night’s Game 2, which ended in the second overtime, delivered 9.0 million minutes of live streaming on NBC Sports Live Extra, the most ever for an NHL game, according to Adobe Analytics. It surpassed last year’s Stanley Cup Final triple-overtime Game 1, which produced 8.9 million minutes of consumption. Game 2 was watched by 219,677 unique viewers.

TOP METERED MARKETS FOR STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME 2

1.      New York 10.5/21
2.      Los Angeles 8.9/21
3.      Buffalo 8.1/17
4.      Boston 6.9/14
5.      Minneapolis 6.4/14
6.      West Palm Beach 5.8/11
7.      Providence 5.6/11
8.      Pittsburgh 5.5/11
9.      Las Vegas 5.3/10
10.   Chicago 4.9/10
10.   San Diego 4.9/12
10.   St. Louis 4.9/9

Following is the television schedule for the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, all times Eastern and subject to change.

DATE GAME MATCHUP NETWORK TIME
Mon., June 9 Stanley Cup Final – Game 3 Los Angeles at N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 8:00 p.m.
Wed., June 11 Stanley Cup Final – Game 4 Los Angeles at N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 8:00 p.m.
Fri., June 13 Stanley Cup Final – Game 5* N.Y. Rangers at Los Angeles NBC 8:00 p.m.
Mon., June 16 Stanley Cup Final – Game 6* Los Angeles at N.Y. Rangers NBC 8:00 p.m.
Wed., June 18 Stanley Cup Final – Game 7* N.Y. Rangers at Los Angeles NBC 8:00 p.m.

* if necessary

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

For the third consecutive year, NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NHL Network are combining to televise every Stanley Cup Playoff game nationally.

Network Games
NBC 13
NBCSN 60
CNBC 15
NHL-N 2
Total 90

One-goal Games: 43
OT games: 25

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream all Stanley Cup Final coverage. NBCSN games will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Games airing on:

  • NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
  • NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs;

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Days 45-47 – Kings Can Advance To Stanley Cup Final With Win Tonight Against Blackhawks In Los Angeles

NBCSN_LogoCoverage of Blackhawks-Kings Game 6 Begins Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Winner of Western Conference Faces New York Rangers in Stanley Cup Final

Rangers Defeat Canadiens in Game 6 to Reach First Stanley Cup Final in 20 Years

All Games Streamed Live Via NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 30, 2014 –The Los Angeles Kings can advance to their second Stanley Cup Final in three years, and set up a showdown with the Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers, with a Game 6 win tonight against the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Tonight’s coverage starts at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live hosted by Liam McHugh, alongside former NHL players and analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide live streaming coverage of tonight’s Western Conference Final action, starting at 8 p.m. ET with NHL Live.

A win tonight would send the Kings to the Stanley Cup Final against the New York Rangers, who defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 last night in Game 6 at Madison Square Garden, as Henrik Lundqvist made 18 saves to earn the shutout. A Blackhawks victory tonight would force a Game 7 showdown back in Chicago on Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

The Blackhawks forced Game 6 with a thrilling 5-4 double-overtime win on Wednesday, despite relinquishing leads of 2-0 and 3-1 during the game. Ben Smith tied the game at four early in the third period, and the game remained even until the 2:04 mark of double overtime, when veteran forward Michal Handzus beat Jonathan Quick to keep the Blackhawks alive and send the series back to L.A. Patrick Kane was a catalyst for the Blackhawks, recording assists on four of Chicago’s five goals, after recording just one point in the first four games of the series.

Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Joe Micheletti (analyst), and Brian Engblom (“Inside the Glass” analyst) will have the call from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

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THE PASS – FRIDAY, MAY 30 & SUNDAY, JUNE 1 (All times ET)

FRIDAY, MAY 30
Time Coverage Network Commentators
8 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones
9 p.m. Game 6 – Chicago at Los Angeles NBCSN Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti, Brian Engblom
SATURDAY, MAY 31- NO GAMES
SUNDAY, JUNE 1
7 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones
8 p.m. Game 6 – Chicago at Los Angeles NBCSN Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti, Brian Engblom

RANGERS DEFEAT CANADIENS IN GAME 6 TO REACH FIRST STANLEY CUP FINAL IN 20 YEARS

After allowing four goals on 19 shots and being pulled midway through the second period in Game 5, Henrik Lunqdvist showed why he’s nicknamed simply “The King,” stopping 18 shots last night in Game 6 to shut out the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 at Madison Square Garden and send the Rangers to their first Stanley Cup Final in 20 years. Dominic Moore scored the lone goal of the game late in the second period, proving to be difference-maker. In their last Stanley Cup Final appearance in 1994, the Rangers defeated the Vancouver Canucks in seven games for their first title in 54 years.

The Rangers will face the winner of the Blackhawks-Kings series, and will begin the Stanley Cup Final either in Chicago or Los Angeles on June 4. Times and networks for the Stanley Cup Final will be announced at a later date.

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

For the third consecutive year, NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NHL Network are combining to televise every Stanley Cup Playoff game nationally.

Network Games
NBC 11
NBCSN 58
CNBC 15
NHL-N 2
Total 86

One-goal Games: 39
OT games: 22

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream all Stanley Cup Playoff games that air on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC, including the comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Final. The vast majority of games will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Games airing on:

  • NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
  • NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs;
  • CNBC will live stream exclusively through NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere.”

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Day 21 – Stanley Cup Playoff Coverage Continues With Bruins-Canadiens & Blackhawks-Wild On NBCSN & CNBC Tonight

NBCSN_LogoGame 3 – Bruins-Canadiens at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Series Tied 1-1

Game 3 – Blackhawks-Wild at 9 p.m. ET on CNBC – Blackhawks Lead 2-0

All Games on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC Will Be Streamed Live Via NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 6, 2014 – NBC Sports Group’s exclusive coverage of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight with two Game 3 matchups across NBCSN and CNBC, starting with the (1) Boston Bruins and (3) Montreal Canadiens at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage begins with NHL Live at 6:30 p.m. ET, hosted by Liam McHugh, alongside analysts and former NHL players and Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.

CNBC kicks off its second-round coverage with Game 3 between the (1) Chicago Blackhawks and (4) Minnesota Wild from St. Paul, as the Wild look to cut into their 0-2 series deficit at home, where they are a perfect 3-0 thus far in the postseason.

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THE PASS – TUESDAY, MAY 6 (All times ET)

TUESDAY, MAY 6
Time Coverage Network Commentators
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones
7 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Boston at (3) Montreal NBCSN Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk
9 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Chicago at (4) Minnesota CNBC Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) CNBC Russ Thaler, Jeremy Roenick, Anson Carter

TODAY – MAY 6

The Canadiens host the Bruins tonight in Game 3 at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as the series shifts north of the border to Montreal. The Bruins evened the series on Saturday afternoon courtesy of a furious third-period comeback, featuring four consecutive goals in a 7:58 span, highlighted by Reilly Smith’s go-ahead goal with 3:32 left in regulation. Boston also erased a two-goal third-period deficit on Thursday night, only to have Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban score early in double overtime to give the Canadiens the Game 1 victory. Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Eddie Olczyk (analyst) will call the action from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

CNBC’s second-round coverage begins tonight at 9 p.m. ET with Game 3 between the Blackhawks and Wild, as Minnesota looks to rebound following two losses in Chicago to open the series. In Game 2, the Wild pressed for the tying goal as they trailed by a score of 2-1 late in the third period, but an insurance goal from Bryan Bickell and an empty-netter from Brandon Saad gave the Blackhawks a 4-1 win, and a 2-0 series lead. The two teams travel to Minnesota tonight for Games 3 and 4, where the Wild are 3-0 this year in the postseason, and have allowed just three goals in those games.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (analyst) will have the call from the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., and NHL Live host Russ Thaler will be alongside former NHL players and analysts Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter in the studio to provide intermission reports.

NHL ANNOUNCES STARTING TIMES FOR NBCSN DOUBLEHEADER ON SATURDAY

The NHL today announced updated start time information for games scheduled for Saturday, May 10. Saturday night’s doubleheader on NBCSN starts with Game 5 of Canadiens-Bruins at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Game 4 between the Ducks and Kings at 9:30 p.m. ET. Commentating assignments for those games have not yet been announced.

Following is NBC Sports Group’s Stanley Cup Playoff telecast schedule through Saturday, May 10. All times are eastern, and times, networks, and commentating assignments are subject to change.

TUESDAY, MAY 6
7 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Boston at (3) Montreal NBCSN Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk
9 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Chicago at (4) Minnesota CNBC Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7
7:30 p.m. Game 4 – (1) Pittsburgh at (2) N.Y. Rangers NBCSN Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
THURSDAY, MAY 8
7:30 p.m. Game 4 – (1) Boston at (4) Montreal NBCSN Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire
10 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Anaheim at (3) Los Angeles NBCSN John Forslund, Brian Engblom
FRIDAY, MAY 9
7 p.m. Game 5 – (2) N.Y. Rangers at (1) Pittsburgh NBCSN Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
9:30 p.m. Game 4 – (1) Chicago at (4) Minnesota NBCSN Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
SATURDAY, MAY 10
7 p.m. Game 5 – (3) Montreal at (1) Boston NBCSN TBD
9:30 p.m. Game 4 – (1) Anaheim at (3) Los Angeles NBCSN TBD

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

For the third consecutive year, NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NHL Network are combining to televise every Stanley Cup Playoff game nationally.

Network Games
NBC 8
NBCSN 35
CNBC 12
NHL-N 2
Total 57

One-goal Games: 28
OT games: 17

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream all Stanley Cup Playoff games that air on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC, including the comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Final. The vast majority of games will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Games airing on:

  • NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
  • NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs;
  • CNBC will live stream exclusively through NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere.”

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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DAY 20 – NBCSN Presents Stanley Cup Playoff Doubleheader Tonight, Starting With Rangers-Penguins Game 3 At 7:30 P.M. ET

nhl_nbc_2Game 3 – Rangers-Penguins Tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Series Tied 1-1

Game 2 – Kings-Ducks Tonight at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Kings Lead 1-0

All Games on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC Will Be Streamed Live Via NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 5, 2014 – NBC Sports Group’s exclusive coverage of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight with a Game 1 doubleheader on NBCSN, starting with Game 3 between the (2) New York Rangers and the (1) Pittsburgh Penguins at 7:30 p.m. ET. Coverage begins tonight with NHL Live at 6:30 p.m. ET, hosted by Kathryn Tappen, alongside analysts and former NHL players and Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick.

NBCSN’s Stanley Cup Playoff doubleheader continues at 10 p.m. ET with Game 2 of the Freeway Series between the (3) Los Angeles Kings and (1) Anaheim Ducks, as the Kings look to build off their overtime victory in Game 1 on Saturday night.

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THE PASS – MONDAY, MAY 5 (All times ET)

MONDAY, MAY 5
Time Coverage Network Commentators
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Jeremy Roenick, Anson Carter
7:30 p.m. Game 3 – (2) N.Y. Rangers at (1) Pittsburgh NBCSN Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire
10 p.m. Game 2 – (3) Los Angeles at (1) Anaheim NBCSN John Forslund, Brian Hayward

TODAY – MAY 5

The Rangers and Penguins travel to New York for Game 3 tonight, following a split of the first two games in Pittsburgh this past weekend. Derick Brassard scored 3:06 into overtime to give the Rangers a Game 1 victory on Friday, but the Penguins responded last night, as Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 22 shots he faced en-route to a 3-0 shutout win to even the series. Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call the action from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

NBCSN’s doubleheader continues at 10 p.m. ET, when the Ducks look to even their Freeway Series against the rival Kings at one game apiece. 43-year-old Anaheim captain Teemu Selanne appeared to have given the Ducks a Game 1 win with his 43rd career playoff goal midway through the third period, but Kings forward Marian Gaborik stunned the Anaheim crowd by scoring the game-tying goal with seven second left in regulation, and netting the game-winner 12:07 into overtime to steal a 3-2 win for the Kings. John Forslund (play-by-play) and Brian Hayward (analyst) will have the call from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

LOCAL RATINGS & CONSUMPTION

Although final ratings for this weekend’s games are not yet available, local figures and digital consumption are in. Below are some highlights:

For Friday night’s Game 1 between the Wild and Blackhawks, Minneapolis delivered an 11.1 HH rating, it’s best-ever on NBCSN. Chicago delivered a 13.5 HH rating, its second-best second-round rating ever for a game on NBCSN, trailing only last year’s Game 7 vs. Detroit (17.2). NBCSN was the No. 1 network overall in both markets during the game.

On Sunday for Game 2, both markets scored record ratings for games airing on NBC. Minneapolis delivered a 12.8 HH rating, the highest-rated Wild game ever on NBC in the market. Chicago produced the highest-rated Blackhawks second-round game ever on NBC in the market. NBC was the No. 1 network overall in both markets during the game.

Yesterday’s game also delivered the best unauthenticated second-round playoff game ever in all key metrics, including unique viewers (56,000) and minutes consumed (2.62 million). However, Friday night’s authentication-required live stream delivered more viewers (59,000) and minutes (2.78 million).

For last night’s Rangers-Penguins Game 2 on NBCSN, New York delivered a 4.4 HH rating, it’s second-highest rated Rangers second-round game ever on NBCSN in the market, trailing only the 2012 Game 7 vs. Washington (4.8). Pittsburgh scored a 20.5 HH rating locally. During the game, NBCSN was the No. 1 network overall in Pittsburgh and No. 2 in New York.

NHL ANNOUNCES STARTING TIMES FOR NBCSN DOUBLEHEADER ON FRIDAY

The NHL today announced updated start time information for games scheduled for Friday, May 9. Friday’s doubleheader on NBCSN starts with Game 5 of Rangers-Penguins at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Game 4 between the Blackhawks and Wild at 9:30 p.m. ET. Commentating assignments for those games have not yet been announced.

Following is NBC Sports Group’s Stanley Cup Playoff telecast schedule through Friday, May 9. All times are eastern, and times, networks, and commentating assignments are subject to change.

MONDAY, MAY 5
Time Coverage Network Commentators
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Jeremy Roenick, Anson Carter
7:30 p.m. Game 3 – (2) N.Y. Rangers at (1) Pittsburgh NBCSN Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire
10 p.m. Game 2 – (3) Los Angeles at (1) Anaheim NBCSN John Forslund, Brian Hayward
TUESDAY, MAY 6
7 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Boston at (3) Montreal NBCSN Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk
9 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Chicago at (4) Minnesota CNBC Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7
7:30 p.m. Game 4 – (1) Pittsburgh at (2) N.Y. Rangers NBCSN Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
THURSDAY, MAY 8
7:30 p.m. Game 4 – (1) Boston at (4) Montreal NBCSN Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire
10 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Anaheim at (3) Los Angeles NBCSN John Forslund, Joe Micheletti
FRIDAY, MAY 9
7 p.m. Game 5 – (2) N.Y. Rangers at (1) Pittsburgh NBCSN TBD
9:30 p.m. Game 4 – (1) Chicago at (4) Minnesota NBCSN TBD

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

For the third consecutive year, NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NHL Network are combining to televise every Stanley Cup Playoff game nationally.

Network Games
NBC 8
NBCSN 33
CNBC 12
NHL-N 2
Total 55

One-goal Games: 28
OT games: 17

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream all Stanley Cup Playoff games that air on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC, including the comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Final. The vast majority of games will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Games airing on:

  • NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
  • NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs;
  • CNBC will live stream exclusively through NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere.”

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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