NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH MAY 8, 2015 – MAY 10, 2015

(All times ET)

The “Press Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box is a quick overview of upcoming program information and highlights from the NBC Sports Group Communications team.

For live streaming information on NBC Sports Live Extra, and Golf Channel Live Extraclick here.

 

Friday, May 8

5 p.m. on NBCSN – Pro Football Talk Live

6 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Live

7 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 5 – (2) Washington at (1) N.Y. Rangers

9:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 4 – (1) Anaheim at (3) Calgary

 

Saturday, May 9

6 a.m. on NBCSN – Barclays Premier League Preview

7 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live

7:45 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Everton v. Sunderland

8 a.m. on CNBC – F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Qualifying

10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Newcastle v. West Brom

10 a.m. on Premier League Extra TimeHull City v. Burnley

10 a.m. on Premier League Extra TimeAston Villa v. West Ham

10 a.m. on Premier League Extra TimeLeicester City v. Southampton

10 a.m. on Premier League Extra TimeStoke City v. Tottenham

12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Crystal Palace v. Manchester United

2 p.m. on NBC – PGA Tour: THE PLAYERS

2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Goal Zone

3:30 p.m. on NBCSN – F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore)

5 p.m. on NBCSN – GP2 – Spain

6 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Live

7 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Stanley Cup Game 5 – (2) Tampa Bay at (1) Montreal

 

Sunday, May 10

7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Spanish Grand Prix

8 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League Live

8:30 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League: Manchester City v. Queens Park Rangers

10 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Extra

10:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live

11 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Chelsea v. Liverpool

1 p.m. on NBC – World of Adventure Sports

1 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Goal Zone

2 p.m. on NBC – PGA Tour: THE PLAYERS

2 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Download: Beyond the Whistle

3 p.m. on NBCSN – IIHF World Championships

5 p.m. on NBCSN – Tour of California: Stage 1

TBD on NBCSN – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 5 – (3) Calgary at (1) Anaheim

TBD on NBCSN – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 6* – (1) N.Y. Rangers at (2) Washington

*if necessary

 

NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

NBC Sports Group’s weekend coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs begins on NBCSN tonight at 7 p.m. ET, when the Washington Capitals look to eliminate the New York Rangers in Game 5, followed by the Anaheim Ducks against the Calgary Flames at 9:30 p.m. ET in Game 4 of their series. John Forslund (play-by-play) and Pierre McGuire (Inside-the-Glass analyst) have the call of Capitals-Rangers, while Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (Inside-the-Glass analyst) are on-site in Calgary for Game 4 of Flames-Ducks.

Coverage continues Saturday on NBCSN at 7 p.m. ET, when the Tampa Bay Lightning face off against the Montreal Candians in Game 5 of the series. Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (Inside-the-Glass analyst) call the action in Montreal.

Sunday’s schedule will be determined following tonight’s games.

Liam McHugh hosts NHL Live and NHL Overtime, along with Jeremy Roenick and Keith Jones on Friday, and with Roenick and Mike Milbury on Saturday. Kathryn Tappen, Milbury and Jones host Sunday’s NHL Live and NHL Overtime.

 

PREMIER LEAGUE

NBC Sports Group’s weekend Premier League coverage begins Saturday at 6 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Barclays Premier League Preview, followed by Premier League Live at 7 a.m. ET. Live match coverage begins at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Everton v. Sunderland, followed by Newcastle v. West Brom at 10 a.m. ET. Coverage of the Hull City v. Burnley, Aston Villa v. West Ham, Stoke City v. Tottenham and Leicester City v. Southampton matches will air on Premier League Extra Time at 10 a.m. ET. Saturday’s live match coverage wraps up with Crystal Palace v. Manchester United at 12:30 p.m. ET on CNBC.

NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls Crystal Palace v. Manchester United, joined by Lee Dixon at Selhurst Park.

Sunday’s Premier League coverage begins at 8 a.m. ET on CNBC with Premier League Live, followed by Manchester City v. Queens Park Rangers at 8:30 a.m. ET. Coverage continues on NBCSN at 10:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Chelsea v. Liverpool at 11 a.m. ET.

White calls the Chelsea v. Liverpool match, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux at Stamford Bridge.

Below is a full list of match commentators for this weekend’s Premier League coverage:

 

Saturday, May 9

7:45 a.m. on NBCSN – Everton v. Sunderland, commentated by Jim Proudfoot and Jim Beglin

10 a.m. on NBCSN – Newcastle v. West Brom, commentated by Jonathan Beck and Andy Walker

10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Hull City v. Burnley, commentated by Ian Crocker and Tony Gale

10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Aston Villa v. West Ham, commentated by Tony Jones and Alan Curbishley

10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Leicester City v. Southampton, commentated by Gary Taphouse and Trevor Francis

10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Stoke City v. Tottenham, commentated by Joe Speight and Brian Little

12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Crystal Palace v. Manchester United, commentated by Arlo White and Lee Dixon

 

Sunday, May 10

8:30 a.m. on CNBC – Manchester City v. Queens Park Rangers, commentated by Jon Champion and Phil Neville

11 a.m. on NBCSN – Chelsea v. Liverpool, commentated by Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux

 

All matches will be preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, alongside Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.

In addition to live match coverage, NBCSN presents Premier League Download: Behind the Whistle Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. In this new Download, Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux were given unprecedented access to the world of Premier League referees in NBC’s effort to explore what it takes to be an elite referee.

 

GOLF

NBC Sports Group’s weekend golf coverage features the PGA Tour’s THE PLAYERS Championship Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC, and coverage around-the-clock on Golf Channel throughout the weekend on Morning Drive and Golf Central’s Live from THE PLAYERS.

Golf Channel on NBC’s live tournament coverage of THE PLAYERS Championship will be anchored by Dan Hicks and Hall-of-Famer Johnny Miller. Joining Hicks and Miller from TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Fla. are Gary Koch (17th hole) and Peter Jacobsen (15th hole) in tower positions; Notah Begay, Billy Ray Brown, Roger Maltbie and Mark Rolfing walking with the players; Steve Sands conducting interviews; and Jimmy Roberts providing features and essays. NBC Sports Group’s Josh Elliott will again host NBC’s weekend coverage.

 

F1 SPANISH GRAND PRIX

NBC Sports Group’s Formula One coverage continues this weekend from Barcelona with the Spanish Grand Prix this Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage begins Saturday at 8 a.m. ET on CNBC with qualifying; NBCSN will air an encore presentation of qualifying at 3:30 p.m. ET, immediately followed by GP2 – Spain at 5 p ET.

Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call this weekend’s action, and will be joined by veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett. F1 insider Will Buxton will serve as the team’s on-site reporter from Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.

 

CYCLING

NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California begins Sunday at 5 p.m. ET with Stage 1: Sacramento.

Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen and 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge winner Christian Vande Velde will be on site in California to provide commentary and insight for each day of NBC Sports Group’s coverage with reporters Steve Schlanger and Steve Porino (‘Inside-the-Race’). Jens Voigt, who won the Critérium International a record-tying five times and has three top-10 Tour of California finishes, makes his NBC Sports Group debut as an analyst and reporter.

 

DAYS 24-26 – PRESIDENTS’ TROPHY WINNER NEW YORK RANGERS FACE ELIMINATION TONIGHT AGAINST WASHINGTON CAPITALS AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Game 5 – (2) Capitals-(1) Rangers – Capitals Lead 3-1 – Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Game 4 – (1) Ducks-(3) Flames – Ducks Lead 2-1 – Tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

(2) Lightning Visit (1) Canadiens in Game 5 Saturday Night at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Sunday’s Game Schedule TBD

Blackhawks-Wild Game 4 is Most-Streamed NHL Game on NBC Sports Live Extra This Season

IIHF World Hockey Championship Coverage Continues Sunday – Team USA vs. Slovenia at 3 p.m. ET

 

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 8, 2015 – Henrik Lundqvist and the (1) New York Rangers, who earned this year’s Presidents’ Trophy with the NHL’s best regular-season record, look to avoid elimination tonight when they host Alex Ovechkin and the (2) Washington Capitals in Game 5 of their series at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, the first of two Stanley Cup Playoff games tonight on NBCSN.

Coverage shifts to the Western Conference at 9:30 p.m. ET, when Johnny Gaudreau and the (3) Calgary Flames look to even their series against Ryan Getzlaf and the (1) Anaheim Ducks with a Game 4 victory.

Pre-game coverage begins on NBCSN at 6 p.m. ET with NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh, with analysts and former players Jeremy Roenick and Keith Jones.

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“NHL Playoff Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick daily overview of Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, plus information and highlights. The Pass will be published weekdays to preview that evening’s games. Friday editions will include weekend information.

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All Stanley Cup Playoff games will be presented on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC and NHL Network. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide streaming coverage of games airing on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC via “TV Everywhere.”

For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall NHL Playoff coverage, please click here.

 

THE PASS – FRIDAY, MAY 8-SUNDAY, MAY 10 (All times ET)

FRIDAY, MAY 8

Time Coverage Network Commentators
6 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Jeremy
Roenick, Keith Jones
7 p.m. Game 5 – (2) Washington at (1) N.Y. Rangers NBCSN John Forslund,
Pierre McGuire
9:30 p.m. Game 4 – (1) Anaheim at (3) Calgary NBCSN Dave Strader,
Brian Engblom

SATURDAY, MAY 9

6 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike
Milbury, Jeremy Roenick
7 p.m. Game 5 – (2) Tampa Bay at (1) Montreal NBCSN Kenny Albert,
Joe Micheletti

SUNDAY, MAY 10

TBD NHL Live NBCSN Kathryn Tappen, Mike
Milbury, Keith Jones
TBD Game 5 – (3) Calgary at (1) Anaheim NBCSN Dave Strader,
Brian Engblom
TBD Game 6* – (1) N.Y. Rangers at (2) Washington NBCSN TBD

 *if necessary

 

TONIGHT, MAY 8

GAME 5 – (2) CAPITALS-(1) RANGERS – TONIGHT AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – CAPITALS LEAD 3-1

The Capitals travel to New York tonight with a 3-1 series lead in hand as they try to close out the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Washington won Games 3 and 4 at home to build their series lead, including a 2-1 win on Wednesday night. Goaltender Braden Holtby has starred in net for Washington, allowing just five goals over the first four games of this series.

The Rangers hope to draw upon last season’s postseason experience to stay alive against the Capitals. Last year, the Rangers trailed the Penguins 3-1 in their second-round series before rattling off three straight wins, including two wins in Pittsburgh, to advance to the Eastern Conference Final. New York is 11-3 when facing elimination since the 2011-12 season, and has not lost a home game when facing elimination since 2007.

John Forslund (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winning Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire will call the action from Madison Square Garden in New York.

 


GAME 4 – (1) DUCKS-(3) FLAMES – TONIGHT AT 9:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – DUCKS LEAD 2-1

The Flames look to build off of their dramatic Game 3 win and even their series with the Ducks tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Calgary earned a key 4-3 overtime win on Tuesday night, as rookie phenom Johnny Gaudreau scored with 19.5 seconds left in regulation to tie the game, and Mikael Backlund scored in overtime to give the Flames the Game 3 victory. Gaudreau leads the Flames or is tied for the team lead in goals (3), points (7) and power play points (5) through nine games in the playoffs.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call the action from the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alta.
SATURDAY, MAY 9

GAME 5 – (2) LIGHTNING-(1) CANADIENS – SATURDAY AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – LIGHTNING LEAD 3-1

The (1) Montreal Canadiens return home and look to extend their series against the (2) Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The Canadiens avoided a sweep on Thursday night with a convincing 6-2 win in Game 4 in Tampa. Six different skaters scored for Montreal, including a goal and two assists from Max Pacioretty, as the Canadiens sent goaltender Ben Bishop to the bench in favor of backup Andrei Vasilevskiy after three early goals.

Thursday’s win marked Montreal’s first victory over Tampa Bay this season, following eight straight combined regular-season and playoff defeats against the Lightning.

Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will have the call from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Que.
SUNDAY, MAY 10

Sunday’s NHL playoff action on NBCSN will be finalized following tonight’s Rangers-Capitals Game 5 matchup. The Ducks will host the Flames in Game 5 on NBCSN (time TBD), while the Capitals will host the Rangers in Game 6, if necessary, on NBCSN (time TBD).

 


BLACKHAWKS-WILD GAME 4 IS MOST-STREAMED NHL GAME ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA THIS SEASON

With 4 million live minutes streamed, last night’s Blackhawks-Wild game ranks as the most-streamed NHL game on NBC Sports Live Extra this season. The game peaked at over 45,000 uniques (45,607) in the 10 p.m. hour.

To date, the full NHL Playoffs on Live Extra have totaled 797,000 uniques (+9% from same time period in 2014) and 101 million minutes watched (+29%).

 


IIHF WORLD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP COVERAGE CONTINUES SUNDAY – TEAM USA VS. SLOVENIA AT 3 P.M. ET

NBCSN’s coverage of the IIHF World Hockey Championship continues Sunday at 3 p.m. ET, when Jack Eichel and Team USA face Slovenia in preliminary-round action. Team USA boasts a 3-1-0-0 record so far in the tournament, which includes a 4-2 victory over defending-champion Russia, heading into today’s matchup against Denmark.

 

 

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

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

 

Network Games
NBC 9
NBCSN 34
USA Network 8
CNBC 10
NHL-N 1
Total 60

 

One-goal Games: 32

OT games: 12

 


COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE

Comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be provided daily via NBC Sports Regional Networks, available in more than 50 million U.S. households. Comcast SportsNet Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will provide the hometown fans of the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals, respectively, with comprehensive coverage throughout their teams’ Stanley Cup Playoff runs, including pre- and post-game shows and extensive on-line coverage via Comcast SportsNet’s team of NHL Insiders.


NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
COVERAGE

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream comprehensive coverage of games airing on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store.

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 —

 

BYTES: NBCOLYMPICS.COM COLLECTS TWO SPORTS EMMY AWARDS

NBC SPORTS DIGITAL “BYTES”

May 7, 2015 – Vol. 56

NBCOlympics.com Collects Two Sports Emmy Awards

NBCOlympics.com’s presentation of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia earned two Sports Emmys awards this week; Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Event Coverage: The XXII Olympic Winter Games, and Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Programming: The XXII Olympic Winter Games – As the Athletes Experienced Them. NBC Sports Digital has gardened eight Sports Emmy Awards for is coverage of the Olympic Games since 2009.

Overall, NBC Sports Group’s presentation of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia earned seven Sports Emmys – the most of any program – to lead NBC Sports Group to 11 Sports Emmy Awards on Tuesday night. The awards were presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s Emmy wins.

GolfChannel.com Posts Best April Ever

GolfChannel.com, boosted by its live coverage from the Masters, posted its best April ever, up 30% vs. April 2014 in Unique Visitors (5.8 million), up 45% in page views (52 million), up 43% in visits (11.5 million), and up 35% in video starts (3.4 million).

Rotoworld.com Posts Best April Ever

Boosted by coverage of the NBA, MLB and the 2015 NFL Draft, Rotoworld.com posted its best April ever with 4.6 million unique users and 18.7 million visits, up 26% and 12%, respectively, over April 2014. With the start of the NBA playoffs and MLB season, and the 2015 NFL Draft, following were the most-visited player pages on Rotoworld.com during April:

  1. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
  2. Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs
  3. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
  4. Yasmany Tomas, Arizona Diamondbacks
  5. Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers
  6. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
  7. Alex Guerrero, Los Angeles Dodgers
  8. DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings
  9. Marcus Mariota (NFL Draft, Tennessee Titans)
  10. Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Up in Uniques and Minutes Watched on NBC Sports Live Extra

To date, the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC Sports Live Extra have totaled 775,000 uniques, up 9% vs. comparable period in 2014 Playoffs, and 96 million minutes watched, up 29%. Coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight on NBCSN, click here for more information.

NBC Sports Live Extra Sets Kentucky Derby Record

As previously announced, NBC Sports Live Extra’s live stream of the Kentucky Derby – which required authentication for the first time – delivered 221,000 unique visitors, up 12% from last year (198,000), and the largest-ever Kentucky Derby audience on NBC Sports Live Extra. Coverage included four exclusive camera angles (grandstand, paddock, overhead, and jockey), bonus analysis from NBC Sports commentators, and replays and footage from the key “Road to the Kentucky Derby” prep races. Click here for more information.

Follow the NBA with the NBC Regional Sports sites

CSNBayArea.com, CSNChicago.com and CSNWashington.com announced that SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central, Bulls Postgame Live and Wizards Pre/Postgame Live will be available online and streamed live through their websites and the NBC Sports Live Extra app for tablets and mobile devices. Comcast SportsNet will present the latest team developments, interviews with players and coaches, upcoming game previews and an in-depth game breakdown with stats, highlights and locker room interviews.

ICYMI on NBC SportsWorld, NBC Sports Digital’s Long-Form Website

Joe Posnanski writes on the on the immense coverage “Deflategate” in New England is receiving in a piece entitled, “Wake me When it’s Over” on NBC SportsWorld. Click here for the full long-form story.

Travis Hale looks at San Antonio’s reign as NBA champion ending, and examines whether this will be the last time we see the Spurs as we know them. Click here for the full long-form story.

Sam Hitchcock of Intelligent Hockey provided his analytical take on why the Tampa Bay Lightning are poised for success, if not domination, over the Montreal Canadiens. Click here for the full long-form story.

— NBC SPORTS DIGITAL —

 

NBC SPORTS GROUP’S COVERAGE OF THE 2015 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA BEGINS THIS SUN., MAY 10, AT 5 PM ET ON NBCSN

Daily Live Coverage Culminates with the Final Stage Sunday, May 17, at 1 p.m. ET

Decorated Former Professional Cycler Jens Voigt Joins NBC Sports Group’s Announce Team

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 7, 2015 – NBC Sports Group presents 16 hours of live coverage of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California, beginning at 5 p.m. ET this Sunday, May 10, on NBCSN and culminating with NBC’s  live coverage of the final stage on Sunday, May 17 at 1 p.m. ET.

144 cyclists from 18 elite professional teams compete in the eight-day, more than 720-mile race. Andrew Talansky (Cannondale-Garmin), who won the 2014 Critérium du Dauphiné, leads the field of American contenders.

Top international racers include Mark Cavendish, who has 25 Tour de France stage wins to his name (Etixx-Quick-Step) and Peter Sagan, who holds the all-time Amgen Tour of California stage win record with 11 (Tinkoff-Saxo).

The Amgen Tour of California begins this Sunday in Sacramento, weaving through Nevada City, San Jose, Central California and Los Angeles County before concluding in Pasadena on Sunday, May 17.

COMMENTATORS: Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen and 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge winner Christian Vande Velde will be on site in California to provide commentary and insight for each day of NBC Sports Group’s coverage with reporters Steve Schlanger and Steve Porino (‘Inside-the-Race’). Jens Voigt, who won the Critérium International a record-tying five times and has three top-10 Tour of California finishes, makes his NBC Sports Group debut as an analyst and reporter. Voigt broke the sport’s hour-record (51.115km in 60 minutes) last year before announcing his retirement from professional cycling.

NBC Sports Group’s schedule for the 2015 Amgen Tour of California (all times ET, subject to change):

Date Time Stage Network
Sun., May 10 5 – 7 p.m. 1: Sacramento NBCSN
Mon., May 11 2 – 3 a.m. 1: Sacramento (Encore) NBCSN
Mon., May 11 5 – 7 p.m. 2: Nevada City to Lodi NBCSN
Mon., May 11 10:30 – 11:30 p.m. 2: Nevada City to Lodi (Encore) NBCSN
Tues., May 12 5 – 7 p.m. 3: San Jose NBCSN
Tues., May 12 10:30 – 11:30 p.m. 3: San Jose (Encore) NBCSN
Wed., May 13 5 – 7 p.m. 4: Pismo Beach to Avila Beach NBCSN
Wed., May 13 10:30 – 11:30 p.m. 4: Pismo Beach to Avila Beach (Encore) NBCSN
Thurs., May 14 5 – 7 p.m. 5: Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita NBCSN
Thurs., May 14 10:30 – 11:30 p.m. 5: Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita (Encore) NBCSN
Fri., May 15 5 – 7 p.m. 6: Big Bear Lake (Time Trial) NBCSN
Fri., May 15 10 – 11 p.m. 6: Big Bear Lake (Encore) NBCSN
Sat., May 16 2 – 3 a.m. Women’s Race Highlight Show NBCSN
Sat., May 16 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. 7: Ontario to Mt. Baldy NBCSN
Sun., May 17 1 – 2 a.m. 7: Ontario to Mt. Baldy (Encore) NBCSN
Sun., May 17 1 – 3 p.m. 8: L.A. LIVE to Pasadena NBC
Sun., May 17 7 – 9 p.m. 8: L.A. LIVE to Pasadena (Encore) NBCSN
Sun., May 17 11 p.m. – Midnight 8: L.A. LIVE to Pasadena (Encore) NBCSN

— NBC Sports Group —

DAY 23 – TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING AND CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS CAN ADVANCE TO CONFERENCE FINALS WITH GAME 4 VICTORIES TONIGHT ON NBCSN

Game 4 – (1) Canadiens-(2) Lightning – Lightning Lead 3-0 – Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Game 4 – (3) Blackhawks-(4) Wild – Blackhawks Lead 3-0 – Tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Tampa and New York Markets Continue to Produce Local Ratings Milestones

First Two Rounds of Stanley Cup Playoffs Highlighted by Record-Setting Buzzer-Beaters and One-Goal Games

IIHF World Hockey Championship Coverage Continues Tomorrow – Team USA vs. Denmark at 2 p.m. ET

 

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 7, 2015 – Following the excitement of last night’s game-winning buzzer-beater by (2) Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson – the second buzzer-beater of the second round, and only the fourth such goal in NHL playoff history – the Lightning and the (3) Chicago Blackhawks look to advance to their respective Conference Finals tonight with Game 4 victories on NBCSN.

Game action begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Steven Stamkos and the Lightning host P.K. Subban and the (1) Montreal Canadiens. Coverage continues at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, following the conclusion of Canadiens-Lightning, when Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks look to close out their series against Zach Parise and the (4) Minnesota Wild.

Pre-game coverage begins on NBCSN at 6 p.m. ET with NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh, with analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.

 

TAMPA AND NEW YORK MARKETS CONTINUE TO PRODUCE LOCAL RATINGS MILESTONES

NBC Sports Group’s exclusive second-round coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs continues to produce local ratings milestones in the Tampa and New York markets.

 

  • Last night’s Game 3 Canadiens-Lightning telecast on USA Network produced a 5.9 rating in Tampa, making it the highest-rated Round 2 Lightning game ever on NBCSN/CNBC/USA Network in the Tampa market.

 

  • Last night’s Game 4 Rangers-Capitals telecast on NBCSN produced a 5.0 rating in New York, eclipsing Game 3’s New York rating (4.9) as the second highest-rated Round 2 Rangers game ever on NBCSN in the market (2014 Game 7 vs. Pittsburgh; 5.8).

 

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“NHL Playoff Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick daily overview of Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, plus information and highlights. The Pass will be published weekdays to preview that evening’s games. Friday editions will include weekend information.

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All Stanley Cup Playoff games will be presented on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC and NHL Network. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide streaming coverage of games airing on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC via “TV Everywhere.”

 

For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall NHL Playoff coverage, please click here.

 

THE PASS – THURSDAY, MAY 7 (All times ET)

Time Coverage Network Commentators
6 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike
Milbury, Keith Jones
7 p.m. Game 4 – (1) Montreal at (2) Tampa Bay NBCSN Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti
9:30 p.m. Game 4 –  (3) Chicago at (4) Minnesota NBCSN Mike “Doc” Emrick,
Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

 

 

GAME 4 – (1) CANADIENS-(2) LIGHTNING – TONIGHT AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – LIGHTNING LEAD 3-0

The Lightning look to close out their series with the Canadiens tonight at home at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, following the NHL playoffs’ second buzzer-beating game-winner in less than a week. Last night, Tyler Johnson scored with 1.1 seconds left to stun the Canadiens and steal a 2-1 Game 3 victory, netting his league-leading eighth goal of the postseason. Last week, Capitals forward Joel Ward scored with 1.3 seconds left in the third period to give Washington a 2-1 Game 1 win over the Rangers. Prior to Johnson and Ward’s goals, only twice in NHL playoff history had a game-winning goal been scored in the final two seconds of regulation.

Tampa Bay has dominated Montreal this season, winning all five matchups in the regular season, and three straight games to start this series. With a win, Tampa Bay will advance to the Eastern Conference Final for the first time since 2010 when the Lightning lost to the Boston Bruins in seven games, and face the winner of the Rangers-Capitals series.

Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will have the call from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

 


GAME 4 – (3) BLACKHAWKS-(4) WILD – TONIGHT AT 9:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – BLACKHAWKS LEAD 3-0

The Chicago Blackhawks look to advance to the Western Conference Final with a Game 4 win and sweep of the Minnesota Wild tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The Blackhawks forced the Wild to the brink of elimination with a 1-0 victory on Tuesday night, as Patrick Kane scored in the first period and Corey Crawford made 30 saves to record the shutout. Kane now boasts 50 points in 51 playoff games over the past three seasons, and over his career, has recorded 102 points in 102 playoff games.

The Blackhawks will look to advance and make their third consecutive Western Conference Final appearance, where they would face the winner of the Ducks-Flames series.

Three-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator and Sports Illustrated 2014 Media Person of the Year Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire will call the action from the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.


FIRST TWO ROUNDS OF STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS HIGHLIGHTED BY RECORD-SETTING BUZZER-BEATERS AND ONE-GOAL GAMES

The first two rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs have been highlighted by late-game goals, including a record number of game-winning buzzer-beaters, as well as close finishes to the majority of games. Per the NHL and Elias:

 

  • There were only two game-winning goals scored in the final two seconds of regulation in Stanley Cup Playoffs history prior to this week – by Maple Leafs forward Bob Pulford on April 11, 1964 vs. DET (19:58, Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final), and Hurricanes forward Jussi Jokinen on April 21, 2009 vs. NJD (19:59, Game 4 of CQF).

 

  • Johnson’s game-winner was the fourth game-winner in the final minute of regulation this postseason, in addition to Ward’s goal earlier this round. The others, both in the First Round, were by Flames defenseman Kris Russell (at 19:30 of the third period in Game 1 at VAN) and Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg (at 19:39 of the third period in Game 2 vs. WPG).

 

  • Nine of the 13 games played thus far during the Second Round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs have featured one-goal margins (69.2%), including each of the past five. Overall, 35 of the 60 total games contested thus far in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs have featured one-goal margins OR two-goal margins following an empty-net goal (58.3%).

 


IIHF WORLD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP COVERAGE CONTINUES TOMORROW – TEAM USA VS. DENMARK AT 2 P.M. ET


NBCSN’s coverage of the IIHF World Hockey Championship continues tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET, when Jack Eichel and Team USA face Denmark in preliminary-round action. Team USA defeated defending-champion Russia 4-2 on Monday, but will look to rebound from today’s 5-2 loss to Belarus.

 

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

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

 

Network Games
NBC 9
NBCSN 32
USA Network 8
CNBC 10
NHL-N 1
Total 58

 

One-goal Games: 31

OT games: 12

 


COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE

Comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be provided daily via NBC Sports Regional Networks, available in more than 50 million U.S. households. Comcast SportsNet Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will provide the hometown fans of the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals, respectively, with comprehensive coverage throughout their teams’ Stanley Cup Playoff runs, including pre- and post-game shows and extensive on-line coverage via Comcast SportsNet’s team of NHL Insiders.


NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
COVERAGE

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream comprehensive coverage of games airing on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store.

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 —

 

 

NBCSN, CNBC AND “NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA” PRESENT COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF FORMULA ONE SPANISH GRAND PRIX THIS WEEKEND

Live Qualifying on Saturday at 8 a.m. ET on CNBC, Race Coverage Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West – NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat 150 – Tonight at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 6, 2015 – NBC Sports Group continues its comprehensive coverage of the 2015 Formula One season with the Spanish Grand Prix from Barcelona, this Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. NBCSN, CNBC and NBC Sports Live Extra will combine to present complete coverage of practice, qualifying and the grand prix.

In addition to this week’s F1 action, NBCSN’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series West coverage continues tonight at 11 p.m. ET with a presentation of the NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat 150 from Tucson Speedway.

 
FORMULA ONE SPANISH GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBC Sports Group’s Formula One coverage continues this weekend from Barcelona with the Spanish Grand Prix this Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) has followed up last year’s championship season with victories in three of the first four races of the season, including a win at the Bahrain Grand Prix on April 19.

Hamilton (93 points) is followed in the standings by Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg (66), and Ferrari counterparts Sebastian Vettel (65) and Kimi Raikkonen (42). Eight different drivers have won the past eight Spanish Grands Prix, including Hamilton, Vettel and Raikkonen.

Coverage begins Friday morning at 4 a.m. ET with exclusive coverage of Practice 1 on NBC Sports Live Extra, followed by live Practice 2 coverage at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN. CNBC will provide live coverage of qualifying on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. ET, prior to race coverage on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET.

Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call this weekend’s action, and will be joined by veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett. F1 insider Will Buxton will serve as the team’s on-site reporter from Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. NBCSN will also provide GP2 coverage from Spain on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET.

 

NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES WEST – NAPA AUTO PARTS WILDCAT 150 – TONIGHT AT 11 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBCSN continues its inaugural season of NASCAR K&N Pro Series West coverage with a presentation of the NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat 150 from Tucson Speedway tonight at 11 p.m. ET. The NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat 150 is the third race of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season, with Dalton Sargeant and Chris Eggleston winning the first two races of the season at Kern County Raceway Park and Irwindale Speedway.

Dave Burns (play-by-play) has the call, alongside analyst and former driver Jeff Burton and reporter Heather DeBeaux.

Following is this week’s motorsports coverage schedule on NBCSN, CNBC and NBC Sports Live Extra:

 

Date Program Time (ET) Network
Wed., May 6 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West: Tucson Speedway 11 p.m. NBCSN
Fri., May 8 F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Practice 1 4 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Practice 2 8 a.m. NBCSN
Sat., May 9 F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Practice 3 5 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Qualifying 8 a.m. CNBC
F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore) 3:30 p.m. NBCSN
GP2 – Spain 5 p.m. NBCSN
Sun., May 10 F1 Spanish Grand Prix 7:30 a.m. NBCSN
F1 Extra 10 a.m. NBCSN

 


FORMULA ONE™ ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA:
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream this week’s coverage NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store.

MOTORSPORTSTALK: MotorSportsTalk (@MotorSportsTalk) on NBCSports.com brings racing fans up-to-the-minute news, video and information on Formula One, the Verizon IndyCar Series, and other open-wheel and off-road racing from around the world. The site also serves as the destination for all news, analysis and video from NBC and NBCSN productions of IndyCar and F1, including contributions from on-air commentators.

MotorSportsTalk’s F1 content is provided by top racing journalists and expert analysts, including:

 

  • Luke Smithis creator and editor at Richland F1, which begins its second season this year. Smith works alongside Tony DiZinno in providing F1 content on MotorSportsTalk He’s on Twitter at @LukeSmithF1, primarily handling the F1 scene from Europe in great detail.

 

  • Tony DiZinnohas most recently served as web editor for RACER Magazine and provides open wheel coverage on MotorSportsTalk. DiZinno has more than seven years of experience in the industry. Follow him on Twitter at @TonyDiZinno.

 

To explore the site, please visit MotorSportsTalk.com.nbcsports.com or www.NBCSports.com.

 

SOCIAL: NBC Sports Group will continue to provide comprehensive motorsports social coverage across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. On Twitter, fans can follow @MotorsportsTalk for all-encompassing content across NBC Sports Group’s motorsports properties, and follow @F1onNBCSports for the latest F1 news.

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 –

 

DAY 22 – CAPITALS HOST RANGERS ON NBCSN, LIGHTNING HOST CANADIENS ON USA NETWORK IN EASTERN CONFERENCE DOUBLEHEADER TONIGHT

Game 4 – (1) Rangers-(2) Capitals – Capitals Lead 2-1 – Tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Game 3 – (1) Canadiens-(2) Lightning – Lightning Lead 2-0 – Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on USA Network

Pre-Game Coverage Begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live

Mike “Doc” Emrick Wins 2014 Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play

Lead NHL on NBC Game Analyst and NBC Horse Racing Handicapper Eddie Olczyk Cashes In at Kentucky Derby

IIHF World Hockey Championship Coverage Continues Tomorrow – Team USA vs. Belarus at 10 a.m. ET

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 6, 2015 – NBC Sports Group presents a pair of Stanley Cup Playoff Eastern Conference matchups tonight, beginning at 7 p.m. ET on USA Network, when P.K. Subban and the (1) Montreal Canadiens face Steven Stamkos and the (2) Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of their second-round series, with Tampa Bay holding a 2-0 series lead.

Coverage continues on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m. ET, when Alex Ovechkin and the (2) Washington Capitals host Henrik Lundqvist and the (2) New York Rangers in Game 4, as the Rangers look to even the series at two games apiece.

Pre-game coverage begins on NBCSN at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh, with analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Keith Jones. Dave Briggs will host USA Network’s studio coverage, alongside analysts and former players Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter.

 

MIKE “DOC” EMRICK WINS 2014 SPORTS EMMY FOR OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – PLAY-BY-PLAY

Lead NHL on NBC voice Mike “Doc” Emrick won the 2014 Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play at last night’s 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards in New York City. This marks Emrick’s second consecutive Emmy in the category, and third win in five years, after becoming the first hockey announcer to win a national Sports Emmy in 2011. Emrick has been an NHL play-by-play broadcaster for more than 30 years.

 


LEAD NHL ON NBC GAME ANALYST AND NBC HORSE RACING HANDICAPPER EDDIE OLCZYK CASHES IN AT KENTUCKY DERBY

Lead NHL on NBC game analyst and horse racing handicapper Eddie Olczyk cashed in at this year’s Kentucky Derby, his first as a member of the NBC Sports Group Triple Crown broadcast team. Olczyk provided viewers with his bets prior to races throughout the weekend, including the Kentucky Derby. Olczyk started the weekend with a $100 bankroll, generating $740.50 in winnings, for a final net total of $447.50 dollars.

Olczyk’s correct bets included two exacta box bets on Friday (Race 5) and Saturday (Race 7), as well as a trifecta box bet for the Kentucky Derby.

 

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“NHL Playoff Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick daily overview of Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, plus information and highlights. The Pass will be published weekdays to preview that evening’s games. Friday editions will include weekend information.

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All Stanley Cup Playoff games will be presented on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC and NHL Network. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide streaming coverage of games airing on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC via “TV Everywhere.”

For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall NHL Playoff coverage, please click here.

 

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

 

Time Coverage Network Commentators
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike
Milbury, Keith Jones
7 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Montreal at (2) Tampa Bay USA Network Chris Cuthbert,
Joe Micheletti
  NHL Live (Intermission Reports) USA Network Dave Briggs, Jeremy
Roenick, Anson Carter
7:30 p.m. Game 4- (1) N.Y. Rangers at (2) Washington NBCSN John Forslund,
Pierre McGuire

 

 

GAME 3 – (1) CANADIENS-(2) LIGHTNING – TONIGHT AT 7 P.M. ET ON USA NETWORK – LIGHTNING LEAD 2-0

The Lightning carry a 2-0 series lead home to Tampa tonight when they host the Canadiens in Game 3 of their second-round series at 7 p.m. ET on USA Network. Tampa Bay took control of the series with a 6-2 win in Game 2 on Sunday in Montreal, netting four power play goals en route to victory, as well as the first goal of the postseason for Steven Stamkos.

Tampa Bay has gone a perfect 7-0 against Montreal this year through the regular season and first two games of this series, after dropping four straight games against the Canadiens in the playoffs last year. The series now shifts to Tampa for Games 3 and 4, where the Lightning posted a 32-8-1 record during the regular season.

Chris Cuthbert (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will have the call from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

 


GAME 4 – (1) RANGERS-(2) CAPITALS – TONIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – CAPITALS LEAD 2-1

The Rangers will look to even their second-round series with the Capitals tonight in Game 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Game 3 was a showcase of dueling goaltenders, and Washington’s Braden Holtby outshined Henrik Lundqvist, stopping all 30 shots he faced in the Capitals 1-0 victory. Holtby has allowed just four goals in three games to start the series.

The Rangers have been involved in 10 consecutive one-goal games in the postseason, dating back to Games 4 and 5 of last year’s Stanley Cup Finals.

John Forslund (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winning Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire will call the action from the Verizon Center in downtown Washington D.C.

 

IIHF WORLD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP COVERAGE CONTINUES TOMORROW – TEAM USA VS. BELARUS AT 10 A.M. ET

NBCSN’s coverage of the IIHF World Hockey Championship continues tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET, when Jack Eichel and Team USA face Belarus in preliminary-round action. Team USA is a perfect 3-0 to begin the tournament, including a 4-2 win over defending-champion Russia on Monday morning, as four different players scored to give Team USA its first 3-0 start to open a World Championship since 1997.

 

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

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

 

Network Games
NBC 9
NBCSN 31
USA Network 7
CNBC 10
NHL-N 1
Total 58

 

One-goal Games: 29

OT games: 12

 


COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE

Comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be provided daily via NBC Sports Regional Networks, available in more than 50 million U.S. households. Comcast SportsNet Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will provide the hometown fans of the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals, respectively, with comprehensive coverage throughout their teams’ Stanley Cup Playoff runs, including pre- and post-game shows and extensive on-line coverage via Comcast SportsNet’s team of NHL Insiders.


NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
COVERAGE

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream comprehensive coverage of games airing on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store.

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 —

 

XXII OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES PROPELS NBC SPORTS GROUP TO 11 SPORTS EMMY AWARDS

11 Emmys Tops Among Sports Media Companies

Super Bowl XLIX Wins for Outstanding Live Sports Special

7 Sports Emmys for 2014 Sochi Winter Games Tops Among All Programs

Cris Collinsworth & Mike Emrick Are Repeat Winners

 

NEW YORK, N.Y. – May 5, 2015 – NBC Sports Group’s presentation of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia earned seven Sports Emmys – the most of any program – to lead NBC Sports Group to 11 Sports Emmy Awards tonight at the 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. The awards were presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

With 11 Sports Emmy Awards for excellence in sports television production, NBC Sports Group tied for the most Emmys of any sports media company – marking the fifth consecutive year that NBC had the highest award total. NBC’s presentation of Super Bowl XLIX earned the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Live Sports Special. NBC Sports Group also won in the Outstanding Technical Team Studio category for its Premier League coverage.

Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth and NBC Sports Group’s lead NHL play-by-play voice Mike “Doc” Emrick were repeat winners. Collinsworth was awarded his seventh consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality-Sports Event Analyst. It was Collinsworth’s 16th career Emmy, which includes wins in 2007 and 2008 in the Studio Analyst category for work on Football Night in America. Emrick won his second consecutive and third Emmy in five years for Outstanding Sports Personality-Play-by-Play.

 

MARK LAZARUS, NBC SPORTS GROUP CHAIRMAN: “We are proud to be honored by our peers in the industry. Tonight’s results speak to the quality of the work NBC Sports Group produces on a daily basis, as well as at global events like the Olympics and the Super Bowl. We want to extend our congratulations to all of tonight’s winners and nominees.”

 

The seven Sports Emmys for NBC’s 2014 Sochi Winter Games coverage – including two for NBCOlympics.com — is the most for NBC’s Winter Olympics production since the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Games (11). NBC’s Sochi Olympics coverage won in the following categories:

 

  • Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Event Coverage: The XXII Olympic Winter Games (NBCOlympics.com)
  • Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Programming: The XXII Olympic Winter Games – As the Athletes Experienced Them (NBCOlympics.com)
  • Dick Schaap Outstanding Writing Award: The XXII Olympic Winter Games – Winter’s Theatre (NBC)
  • Outstanding Post-Produced Audio/Sound: The XXII Olympic Winter Games – Winter’s Theatre (NBC)
  • Outstanding Live Graphic Design: The XXII Olympic Winter Games (NBC/NBCSN/CNBC/USA/MSNBC)
  • The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award: The XXII Olympic Winter Games – Maximum Access (NBC)
  • Outstanding Technical Team Remote: The XXII Olympic Winter Games (NBC)

 

Additional wins included:

 

  • Outstanding Live Sports Special: Super Bowl XLIX – Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots (NBC)
  • Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play: Mike Emrick (NBC/NBCSN)
  • Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst: Cris Collinsworth (NBC)
  • Outstanding Technical Team Studio: Premier League (NBC/NBCSN)

 

A complete list of winners will be made available at www.emmyonline.org.

–NBC Sports Group–

2014-15 PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CHELSEA FACE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE-CHASING LIVERPOOL SUN., MAY 10 AT 11 AM ET ON NBCSN

Arlo White Calls the Match, Joined by Analyst Graeme Le Saux at Stamford Bridge 

Crystal Palace v. Fourth-Place Manchester United Saturday, May 9, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN 

Premier League Download: Behind the Whistle Debuts Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN 

THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Monday, May 11, on NBCSN Following NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Coverage

 

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 5, 2015 – In their first match since clinching the 2014-15 Premier League title, Chelsea host Champions League-chasing Liverpool this Sunday, May 10 at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo, highlighting NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend. With four points separating fifth-place Liverpool and fourth-place Manchester United, the Reds will look to earn crucial points in the Champions League race heading into the final three weeks of the season.

NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux at Stamford Bridge.

NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage kicks off at 7 a.m. ET this Saturday, May 9, with Premier League Live, followed by Everton v. Sunderland at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET with 15th-place Newcastle v. West Bromwich Albion at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN.  With just two points separating five teams from 14th-18th in the table, Newcastle look for a win to move them further away from the relegation zone. Matches not featured on NBCSN in the Saturday, 10 a.m. ET television 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.

Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, fourth-place Manchester United visit Crystal Palace on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. The Red Devils look to snap their 3-match losing streak to try and cement their place in the top four.

Coverage on Sunday begins at 8 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on CNBC, followed by Manchester City and Premier League-leading scorer Sergio Aguero (22 goals) v. Queens Park Rangers and their leading scorer Charlie Austin (17 goals, fourth-most in BPL) at 8:30 a.m. ET on CNBC and NBC UNIVERSO.

NBCSN presents Premier League Download: Behind the Whistle Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. In this new Download, Arlo Whiteand Graeme Le Saux were given unprecedented access to the world of Premier League referees in NBC’s effort to explore what it takes to be an elite referee. In addition to interviewing current and former Premier League referees to gain insights into their psychology, White and Le Saux were the first members of the media, both internationally and domestically, to be granted admission into the normally-restricted referees’ film room, where current Premier League referees’ match performances are graded and reviewed. Le Saux was also given the opportunity to measure his physical fitness against current referees and tested on his ability to correctly indicate offside in this exclusive look at an underappreciated, but vitally important, aspect of the game.

This week’s Premier League coverage wraps on Monday, May 11, with third-place Arsenal v. Swansea City at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Arsenal come off a 3-1 against Hull City on Monday, with leading-scorer Alexis Sanchez (16 goals) scoring twice for the Gunners. Arsenal are on a 10-match unbeaten run and haven’t lost at home in the league since November.

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 alongside former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and  former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.

Saturdays throughout the Premier League season, The 2 Robbies “Football” Show, hosted by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and Mustoe, airs at 5 p.m. ET on the terrestrial NBC Sports Radio Network as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com and the NBC Sports Radio mobile app. For more information, and to download the app, visit NBCSportsRadio.com.

THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett will air this Monday, May 11 on NBCSN following coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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.

 

Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage this week (all times ET):

Date Time Match Network
Sat., May 9 6 a.m. Barclays Premier League Preview NBCSN
Sat., May 9 7 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sat., May 9 7:45 a.m. Everton v. Sunderland NBCSN
Sat., May 9 10 a.m. Newcastle v. West Brom NBCSN
Sat., May 9 10 a.m. Hull City v. Burnley Extra Time
Sat., May 9 10 a.m. Aston Villa v. West Ham Extra Time
Sat., May 9 10 a.m. Leicester City v. Southampton Extra Time
Sat., May 9 10 a.m. Stoke City v. Tottenham Extra Time
Sat., May 9 12:30 p.m. Crystal Palace v. Manchester United NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO
Sat., May 9 2:30 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Sun., May 10 1 a.m. Match of the Day NBCSN
Sun., May 10 8 a.m. Premier League Live CNBC
Sun., May 10 8:30 a.m. Manchester City v. Queens Park Rangers CNBC, NBC UNIVERSO
Sun., May 10 10:30 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sun., May 10 11 a.m. Chelsea v. Liverpool NBCSN, Telemundo
Sun., May 10 1 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Sun., May 10 2 p.m. Premier League Download: Behind the Whistle NBCSN
Mon., May 11 2 p.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Mon., May 11 3 p.m. Arsenal v. Swansea City NBCSN
Mon., May 11 TBD (p.m.) THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW NBCSN

 

NBC Sports Group is once again making 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 via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store. NBC UNIVERSO is airing 100 Premiere League matches in Spanish on its network, with matches also streamed live on its NBC UNIVERSO NOW app. 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–

 

 

DAY 21 – “NHL PLAYOFF PASS” – WILD HOST BLACKHAWKS ON NBCSN, DUCKS VISIT FLAMES ON USA NETWORK IN WESTERN CONFERENCE GAME 3 DOUBLEHEADER TONIGHT

Game 3 – (3) Blackhawks-(4) Wild – Blackhawks Lead 2-0 – Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Game 3 – (1) Ducks-(3) Flames – Ducks Lead 2-0 – Tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET on USA Network

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

Blackhawks-Wild Game 2 is NBCSN’s Most-Watched Game of Postseason; Rangers-Capitals Game 3 Telecast Delivers Ratings Milestone in New York

 

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 5, 2015 – NBC Sports Group continues its comprehensive NHL Stanley Cup Playoff coverage tonight with a pair of Western Conference Game 3 matchups, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Zach Parise and the (4) Minnesota Wild host Jonathan Toews and the (3) Chicago Blackhawks.

Game 3 action continues at 9:30 p.m. ET on USA Network, when Johnny Gaudreau and the (3) Calgary Flames host Corey Perry and the (1) Anaheim Ducks.

Pre-game coverage begins on NBCSN at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh, with analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick. Kathryn Tappen will host USA Network’s studio coverage, alongside analyst and former players Anson Carter and Brian Boucher.

 


BLACKHAWKS-WILD GAME 2 IS NBCSN’S MOST-WATCHED GAME OF POSTSEASON; RANGERS-CAPITALS GAME 3 TELECAST DELIVERS RATINGS MILESTONE IN NEW YORK

Sunday night’s Game 2 Wild-Blackhawks telecast (8:47-11:20 p.m. ET) on NBCSN, in which Chicago defeated Minnesota 4-1, averaged 2.045 million viewers, making it NBCSN’s most-watched game of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the most-watched non-elimination second-round game on NBCSN on record.

In addition, last night’s Rangers-Capitals Game 3 matchup on NBCSN (7:32-10:11 p.m. ET), in which Washington defeat New York 1-0, delivered a 4.9 rating in New York, making it the second highest-rated Round 2 Rangers game on NBCSN ever in the New York market, trailing only last year’s Game 7 contest against Pittsburgh (5.8).

 

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“NHL Playoff Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick daily overview of Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, plus information and highlights. The Pass will be published weekdays to preview that evening’s games. Friday editions will include weekend information.

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All Stanley Cup Playoff games will be presented on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC and NHL Network. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide streaming coverage of games airing on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC via “TV Everywhere.

For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall NHL Playoff coverage, please click here.

 

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

 

Time Coverage Network Commentators
7 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury,
Jeremy Roenick
8 p.m. Game 3 – (3) Chicago at (4) Minnesota NBCSN Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie
Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
9:30 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Anaheim at (3) Calgary USA Network Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) USA Network Kathryn Tappen, Anson Carter,
Brian Boucher

 

 

GAME 3 – (3) BLACKHAWKS-(4) WILD – TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – BLACKHAWKS LEAD 2-0

The Minnesota Wild host the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of their second-round series tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as the Wild look for a win at home to cut into its 2-0 series deficit. Chicago built its lead with a 4-1 win in Game 2 on Sunday night, as Patrick Kane scored twice in the victory. In their last matchup in Minnesota on Feb. 3, goaltender Devan Dubnyk made 24 saves and captain Mikko Koivu added a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win for the Wild.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator and Sports Illustrated 2014 Media Person of the Year Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

 


GAME 3 – (1) DUCKS-(3) FLAMES – TONIGHT AT 9:30 P.M. ET ON USA NETWORK – DUCKS LEAD 2-0

The Anaheim Ducks look to continue their impressive start to the Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight in Calgary, when they face the Flames in Game 3 at 9:30 p.m. ET on USA Network. The Ducks are a perfect 6-0 to start the playoffs, including a pair of wins in Games 1 and 2 over the Flames in Anaheim to begin their second-round series. In Game 2, goaltender Fredrik Andersen made 30 saves in a 3-0 shutout win, while forward Corey Perry added two assists to give him a league-leading 13 points (5g/8a) through just six games in the postseason.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call the action from the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alta.

 

 

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

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

 

Network Games
NBC 9
NBCSN 30
USA Network 6
CNBC 10
NHL-N 1
Total 56

 

One-goal Games: 27

OT games: 11

 


COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE

Comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be provided daily via NBC Sports Regional Networks, available in more than 50 million U.S. households. Comcast SportsNet Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will provide the hometown fans of the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals, respectively, with comprehensive coverage throughout their teams’ Stanley Cup Playoff runs, including pre- and post-game shows and extensive on-line coverage via Comcast SportsNet’s team of NHL Insiders.


NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
COVERAGE

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