NBC SPORTS GROUP’S “NHL PLAYOFF PASS” – DAY 1

Game 1 – (3) Islanders-(2) Capitals at 7 p.m. ET on USA Network

Game 1 – (4) Senators-(1) Canadiens at 7 p.m. ET on NHL Network

Game 1 – (3) Blackhawks-(2) Predators at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Game 1 – (3) Flames-(2) Canucks at 10 p.m. ET on USA Network

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

2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Conference Call Transcript – Mike “Doc” Emrick, Pierre McGuire and Executive Producer Sam Flood

 

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 15, 2015 – NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive coverage of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs begins tonight with four Game 1 matchups across NBCSN, USA Network and NHL Network, starting with NHL Live at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Game coverage begins with a pair matchups at 7 p.m. ET, when the (3) New York Islanders visit the (2) Washington Capitals on USA Network, and the (1) Montreal Canadiens host the (4) Ottawa Senators on NHL Network. NBCSN’s game coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. ET, when the (2) Nashville Predators host the (3) Chicago Blackhawks. The final Game 1 matchup of the night features the (3) Calgary Flames against the (2) Vancouver Canucks at 10 p.m. ET on USA Network.

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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, APRIL 15 (All times ET)

 

 

Time Coverage Network Commentators
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury,
Keith Jones
7 p.m. Game 1 – (3) N.Y. Islanders at (2) Washington USA Network Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) USA Network Kathryn Tappen, Jeremy Roenick,
Anson Carter
7 p.m. Game 1 – (4) Ottawa at (1) Montreal NHL Network Paul Romanuk, Mike Johnson, Glenn Healy, David Amber
8:30 p.m. Game 1 – (3) Chicago at (2) Nashville NBCSN Gord Miller, Joe Micheletti
10 p.m. Game 1 – (3) Calgary at (2) Vancouver USA Network Chris Cuthbert, Bret Hedican

 

TONIGHT – APRIL 15 – NHL LIVE BEGINS AT 6:30 P.M ET ON NBCSN 

NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury and Keith Jones, begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Kathryn Tappen, Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter will host USA Network’s studio coverage.

 

GAME 1 – (3) ISLANDERS AT (2) CAPITALS – 7 P.M. ET ON USA NETWORK

Playoff coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET tonight on USA Network with Alex Ovechkin and the (2) Washington Capitals hosting John Tavares and the (3) New York Islanders in Game 1 of their first-round series. Ovechkin led the league with 53 goals, his sixth season with at least 50 goals, while Tavares finished the season with 86 points, one shy of league-leader Jamie Benn (87).  This marks the seventh playoff series all-time between the Islanders and Capitals, and their first postseason meeting since 1993. The Isles own the playoff series edge over the Caps, with five series wins in six attempts.

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

 


GAME 1 – (4) SENATORS AT (1) CANADIENS – 7 P.M. ET ON NHL NETWORK

NHL Network’s coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with Game 1 between the (4) Ottawa Senators and the (1) Montreal Canadiens. Ottawa posted a 23-4-4 record over its last 31 games to reach the postseason, led by rookie goaltender Andrew Hammond, who went 20-1-2 in net during that span and popularized his widely-recognized nickname, “The Hamburglar.” Montreal earned the Atlantic Division title, led by goaltender Carey Price, who topped all goaltenders in goals against average (1.96), save percentage (.933), and wins (44). The series also features two of the most dynamic defenseman in hockey; Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson led all defensemen with 66 points, while Montreal’s P.K. Subban finished the year tied for second among blue-liners (60 pts). The two teams last met in the first round in 2012-13, when Ottawa defeated Montreal in five games.

Paul Romanuk, Mike Johnson, Glenn Healy and David Amber will have the call from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Que.
GAME 1 – (3) BLACKHAWKS AT (2) PREDATORS – 8:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBCSN drops the puck on its Stanley Cup Playoff game coverage Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ET, when Jonathan Toews and the (3) Chicago Blackhawks visit Shea Weber and the (2) Nashville Predators. Chicago won three of four matchups against Nashville this season, including a 5-4 shootout victory in their most recent matchup on Dec. 29. The Blackhawks and Predators have met once before in the Stanley Cup Playoffs; Chicago defeated Nashville in the first round of the 2010 postseason, en route to its Stanley Cup win over Philadelphia. Gord Miller (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (Inside-The-Glass analyst) will call the action from Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville, Tenn.
GAME 1 – (3) FLAMES AT (2) CANUCKS – 10 P.M. ET ON USA NETWORK

USA Network’s coverage continues Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET, following Islanders-Capitals, as rookie forward Johnny Gaudreau and the (3) Calgary Flames visit Daniel Sedin and the (2) Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of their first-round series. The Flames return to the postseason for the first time since the 2008-09 campaign, led by Gaudreau, who finished tied with Ottawa’s Mark Stone for most points by a rookie this season (64). Vancouver’s duo of Daniel and Henrik Sedin led the club with 76 and 73 points, respectively, in their 14th seasons with the Canucks. Calgary and Vancouver have met six times in the playoffs, with this year’s series marking their first postseason matchup since 2004, when Calgary beat Vancouver in the first round. Chris Cuthbert (play-by-play) and Bret Hedican (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call the action from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C.

If tonight’s Islanders-Capitals game on USA Network runs past 10 p.m. ET into the start of Flames-Canucks, puck drop of Flames-Canucks will be shown live on NHL Network until Islanders-Capitals has concluded. Flames-Canucks will return to USA Network immediately following the conclusion of Islanders-Capitals. As a reminder, all games on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC will be live streamed via NBC Sports Live Extra.

 

2015 NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT – MIKE “DOC” EMRICK, PIERRE MCGUIRE AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SAM FLOOD

NBC Sports Group’s Emmy Award-winning NHL play-by-play commentator and Sports Illustrated 2014 Media Person of the Year Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Inside-the-Glass analyst and Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire, and Executive Producer Sam Flood previewed the upcoming 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs on a media conference call yesterday afternoon. Click here for the full transcript.

Following are excerpts from their playoff preview conference call:

McGuire on the Rangers: “When you put the Rangers on paper, you win with your depth down the middle. They’ve got it down the middle at center, they’ve got it with depths in defense, and they’ve got it in goal.  So the Rangers are in a really good spot.”

McGuire on Red Wings-Lightning: “One thing that could present problems for Tampa, and I don’t think it’s a big secret, is that Mike Babcock is one of the most creative coaches in the National Hockey League. Coaching matters at this time of year. Jon Cooper got swept last year…how is he going to react to a coach like Mike Babcock who is going to present all kinds of coaching match‑up problems?…what’s interesting about this series is both starting goaltenders, Mrazek and Bishop, have yet to play in an NHL playoff game…I think this could be a tremendous series.”

Emrick on the Penguins: “Pittsburgh has struck me as a team that we’ve walked in the dressing room and it seems like a different culture…over the three‑day period that ends on Sunday, this year Saturday, and resumes on Wednesday, sometimes transformations take place. If they win one of the two games in New York, they might start thinking a little more together than they have been in these games that we’ve seen down the stretch.”

Following are NBC Sports Group’s telecast schedule and commentating assignments for the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs through Sunday’s games. First-round matchups are subject to change and local blackouts:

 

 

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 16
Time Coverage Network Commentators
7 p.m. Game 1 – (4) Pittsburgh at (1) N.Y. Rangers NBCSN Mike “Doc” Emrick, Pierre McGuire
7:30 p.m. Game 1 – (3) Detroit at (2) Tampa Bay CNBC John Forslund, Andy Brickley
9:30 p.m. Game 1 – (4) Minnesota at (1) St. Louis NBCSN Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
10:30 p.m. Game 1 – (4) Winnipeg at (1) Anaheim CNBC Dave Randorf, Garry Galley,
Cassie Campbell-Pascall
FRIDAY, APRIL 17
7 p.m. Game 2 – (3) N.Y. Islanders at (2) Washington NBCSN Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire
7 p.m. Game 2 – (4) Ottawa at (1) Montreal CNBC Chris Cuthbert, Bret Hedican
9:30 p.m. Game 2 – (3) Chicago at (2) Nashville NBCSN Gord Miller, Joe Micheletti
10 p.m. Game 2 – (3) Calgary at (2) Vancouver CNBC Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Scott Oake
SATURDAY, APRIL 18
3 p.m. Game 2 – (3) Detroit at (2) Tampa Bay* NBC/NBCSN John Forslund, Andy Brickley
3 p.m. Game 2 – (4) Minnesota at (1) St. Louis* NBC/NBCSN Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
8 p.m. Game 2 – (4) Pittsburgh at (1) N.Y. Rangers NBC Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
10:30 p.m. Game 2 – (4) Winnipeg at (1) Anaheim NBCSN Dave Randorf, Garry Galley,
Cassie Campbell-Pascall
SUNDAY, APRIL 19
Noon Game 3 – (2) Washington at (3) N.Y. Islanders NBC Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
3 p.m. Game 3 – (2) Nashville at (3) Chicago NBC Kenny Albert, Brian Engblom,
Joe Micheletti
7 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Montreal at (4) Ottawa NBCSN Chris Cuthbert, Bret Hedican
10 p.m. Game 2 – (2) Vancouver at (3) Calgary NBCSN Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Scott Oake

 

*Regionalized coverage. On Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, select markets will receive Red Wings-Lightning on NBC and Wild-Blues on NBCSN. Remaining markets will receive Wild-Blues on NBC and Red Wings-Lightning on NBCSN.

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 exclusive regional coverage of first-round games, pre- and post-game shows and extensive on-line coverage via Comcast SportsNet’s team of NHL Insiders.

For teams that advance past the first round, NBC Sports Regional Networks will deliver extensive pre- and post-game coverage as well as breaking news and analysis throughout each team’s playoff run.

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 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.

 

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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NBC SPORTS GROUP AND NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE CELEBRATE 2015 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS WITH “LORD STANLEY’S CUP DIDDLY-UMPTIOUS BRACKET BAR”

NBC and NHL to Distribute 32,768 Stanley Cup Chocolate Bars Wrapped With Different Bracket Combinations

One Lucky Fan with Perfect Bracket Will Win Opportunity to Spend Time with the Stanley Cup and a Trip to 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend

Fans Whose “Diddly-Umptious” Chocolate Bars Contain One of Four Silver Tickets Will Win a Trip to Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final and Quality Time with the Stanley Cup

 

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 13, 2015 – NBC Sports Group and the National Hockey League have once again joined forces to celebrate the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs by providing fans with an edible chocolate bracket and a chance to spend time with The Stanley Cup. As part of this year’s “Every Game. Every Night. Don’t Miss a Moment” marketing campaign, NBC Sports Group and the NHL have created 32,768 “Lord Stanley’s Cup Diddly-Umptious Bracket Bar” chocolate bars, one for each possible bracket combination.

Each of the chocolate bars features an imprint of a blank Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket, and is packaged in a unique wrapper which includes one of 32,768 different bracket combinations. At the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Final, one lucky winner will possess the perfect bracket and will win a trip to the 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend, and the opportunity to spend time with the Stanley Cup. In addition, four fans who receive chocolate bars featuring a silver ticket will win a trip to Game 3 of this year’s Stanley Cup Final and the opportunity to spend time with the Stanley Cup.

“As in past years, we wanted to create an item which captures the imagination of hockey fans and social influencers, and continues to build awareness about the Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket format and Stanley Cup Final,” said John Miller, Chief Marketing Officer, NBC Sports Group. “It was difficult to top cupcakes and puck cakes, but we think we have done it. Eating your way through the Stanley Cup Playoffs is always a fun bonus.”

A small number of the chocolate bars will be presented in a limited edition custom-designed NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket box, and will be hand delivered to athletes, celebrity hockey fans, social influencers and media in select markets across the country. Each playoff team will also receive their own box of “Lord Stanley’s Cup Diddly-Umptious Bracket Bar” chocolate bars. The vast majority of bars will be given out to hockey fans in each of the 16 cities which have a team playing in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Fans can tune in to local sports radio stations to find out specific locations to pick up a bar, available on a first-come first-served basis. “Lord Stanley’s Cup Diddly-Umptious Bracket Bars” will also be available at the flagship NHL Store in New York City, in NHL Team Stores, and in popular hockey bars in local markets with teams competing in the Playoffs.

Fans can find out more about the campaign, register their tickets and receive prizing at bracketbar.nbcsports.com. Fans are also invited to engage with @NHLonNBCSports on social media using #BracketBar.

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS ON TV

For the fourth consecutive year, every NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game will be presented nationally across the platforms of NBC Sports Group and select NBCUniversal networks. During April, May and June, NBC Sports Group will televise as many as 105 playoff games and possibly more than 260 hours of programming.

Coverage will be presented on NBC, NBCSN and NHL Network, as well as NBCUniversal’s USA Network and CNBC.  In addition, NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide complete streaming coverage of every game of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs that is televised by NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, and CNBC.

For more information click here: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2015/04/01/nbc-sports-group-fills-out-2015-stanley-cup-playoff-bracket-with-complete-coverage-beginning-april-15/

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Mary Byrne Joins ESPN Digital & Print Media as Senior Deputy Editor

To tweet: http://es.pn/1Dss1Fb

Will Oversee Editorial Operations for NFL, NHL and NASCAR Coverage

Mary Byrne, a leading journalist with 25 years in the news business, has joined ESPN Digital & Print Media as the new Senior Deputy Editor for NFL, NHL and NASCAR coverage. She will oversee editorial operations for Digital & Print’s daily coverage of these sports, including strategic and tactical planning, as well as cross-platform collaboration and integration with television, radio, fantasy and other ESPN entities.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mary, whose unique combination of energy, enthusiasm, experience and ability has made her a singular force,” said Patrick Stiegman, Vice President and Editorial Director, ESPN Digital & Print Media.

Added Chad Millman, Editor-in-Chief, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine, “Mary is a powerhouse journalist with a passion for news and an eye for storytelling. Her love for the work she does is infectious and surpassed only by the exciting ideas she has about how to incorporate the many platforms important in our current world into everyday coverage.”

ESPN.com senior editorial director John Banks, who led the effort to build the NFL team into a nation of reporters, will assume an important new role tied to daily news and analysis. Banks will lead a team amplifying major on and off-the-field sports news with timely, original pieces and in coordination with the enterprise and daily breaking news and information groups.

Byrne will be based at ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., headquarters and will report to executive editor Patricia Mays.

About joining ESPN, Byrne said, “I am thrilled to be joining the ESPN team. It’s a tremendous opportunity to give NFL fans exciting, innovative coverage on any and all platforms. I can’t wait to get started.”

Byrne comes to ESPN from USA TODAY where she served as sports managing editor for the past three years. She was just the fourth to hold the role in USA TODAY’s more than 30-year history. Prior to that, she was the deputy sports editor for The Associated Press for six years.

She also served previously as USA TODAY’s Olympics editor and has held positions with the Miami Herald, Charlotte Observer, Waterbury Republican-American and Oceanside Blade-Citizen during her career.

Byrne is serving as first vice president of the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and is an active member of the Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM). A native of Michigan, she is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism and Spanish.

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Montreal Canadiens’ Flashy Superstar PK Subban Profiled On 60 MINUTES SPORTS Wednesday On SHOWTIME

60-Minutes-Sports-showtimeNEW YORK (March 31, 2015) – He’s a dazzling skater and the highest paid defensemen in the league.  When he scores – which is often – you’re more than likely to see a dramatic show.  Sometimes he mimics a hunter pulling back his bow and shooting an imaginary arrow.  P.K. Subban has slain the opposing team once again.  Some call him cocky; he’s the favorite boo bird for opposing fans.  But as the young player’s skills peak on a legendary team that he could help win an overdue Stanley Cup for, he says the Montreal Canadiens come first and his flair for the dramatic is just an expression of confidence.  Armen Keteyian profiles Subban on the next edition of 60 MINUTES SPORTS, Wednesday. April 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, only on SHOWTIME.

“Anybody that knows me personally knows that I’m not cocky.  I’m a confident individual but I’m not cocky.  I would never put myself ahead of my teammates, never,” says the 25-year-old star, who recently signed an 8-year contract for $72 million.  His play has helped the team to one of the league’s best records and a playoff shot at its first Stanley Cup in 22 years.

He likens his role and confidence to other great sports stars.  “What would Kobe do when they’re down by two points and he gets the ball? What would Michael Jordan do?  What’s Tiger going do when it’s one shot away?  They’re going to put the ball in the hole, in the basket,” he tells Keteyian.  “So for me, when I get the opportunity to be a game changer, I have to do that.”

Pernell Karl Subban’s journey to the NHL is a little different from others.  One of about twenty black NHL players, that journey began when his father Karl left Jamaica as a boy and settled in a snowy town in Northern Ontario, where he fell in love with hockey.  Karl Subban taught his son the game on a small skating rink he built in his backyard and on the public rinks of Toronto, where P.K. grew up with his four siblings.  Karl was serious about getting P.K. enough ice time to become a competitive player.  Father and son skated together every night one winter when P.K. was just 5 years old, sometimes into the wee hours of the night.  The profile includes interviews with Karl and Subban’s mother, Maria, who talk about raising the future star defensemen.  In a touching and humorous moment, Subban shows Keteyian his first pair of skates: white, fur-trimmed hand-me-down figure skates from his big sister.

“It’s ok for parents to want it more than our children early on,” he says.  “But eventually our children must want it more than we want it.  And that’s…what happened with us.”

The desire instilled in the boy by his father has bloomed into a serious self-assurance on the ice.  It’s a confidence that he says fuels the game-changing heroics he has become known for.  Speaking about a winning overtime goal he scored, he tells Keteyian, “The feeling starts in overtime.  Whether I have to put it around somebody, or through somebody, it’s going in.  It’s like, when you smell blood, you got to know when to just end it.”

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NBCSN Presents Stanley Cup Final Rematches This Week, Including Kings-Rangers Tomorrow Night & Blackhawks-Flyers On Wednesday Night Rivalry

nhl-nbc-rivalry2014 Stanley Cup Rematch – League-Leading New York Rangers Host Los Angeles Kings Tomorrow Night at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN

2010 Stanley Cup Rematch – Chicago Blackhawks Visit Philadelphia Flyers on NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET

San Jose Sharks Visit Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday Night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 23, 2015 – This week’s NHL coverage on NBCSN features a pair of recent Stanley Cup Final matchups, beginning tomorrow night at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a rematch of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, when Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings visit Rick Nash and the league-leading New York Rangers in the Kings’ only visit to Madison Square Garden this season.

NBCSN presents a rematch of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET, when Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks visit Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers.

This week’s coverage concludes on Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. ET with NBCSN’s third interconference matchup of the week, when Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins host Logan Couture and the San Jose Sharks.

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide streaming coverage of this week’s NHL matchups.

NHL Live, NBCSN’s pre- and post-game NHL studio show, begins at 6:30 p.m. ET tomorrow and Sunday night, and at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday night. Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen will host this week’s coverage alongside analysts and former players Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick. NHL insider Bob McKenzie will join NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry coverage to provide the latest in-depth news from around the league.

KINGS-RANGERS – TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBCSN presents a rematch of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final tomorrow night, as the league-leading New York Rangers host a Los Angeles Kings club fighting to earn a playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Rangers (46-18-7, 99 points) are tied with Montreal and Anaheim for the most points in the NHL, and have games in hand on both teams as they aim to clinch their first Presidents’ Trophy since the 1993-94 season. Last night, New York notched a 7-2 victory against the Ducks on NBCSN, as Derek Stepan and Keith Yandle both posted three-point outings in the game.

Los Angeles (34-23-14, 82 pts) is in the midst of the battle for the final spots in the Western Conference playoff race. The Kings trail Calgary by two points for the third playoff spot in the Pacific Division, and are four points behind Winnipeg for the final Wild Card spot. Eight of the Kings’ final 11 games are on the road, including a visit to New Jersey to face the Devils tonight.

Tomorrow night’s matchup on NBCSN is the Kings’ first visit to Madison Square Garden since Game 4 of last year’s Stanley Cup Final, when the Rangers defeated the Kings by a score of 2-1 to stave off elimination. Earlier this season, the Rangers erased a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Kings 4-3 in Los Angeles on Jan. 8.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will have the call from Madison Square Garden in New York. Tomorrow night’s game will be locally blacked out in New York.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY – BLACKHAWKS-FLYERS – WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Chicago visits Philadelphia on NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry in a rematch of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final, as the Blackhawks look to continue their strong play down the stretch. Chicago (43-22-6, 92 pts) has posted a 12-4-4 record since Feb. 6, and sits in third place in the Central Division, four points behind Nashville (96) and five behind St. Louis (97) with two games in hand on both teams. Chicago visits Carolina tonight for a tilt with the Hurricanes, prior to Wednesday night’s matchup in Philadelphia.

The Flyers (29-29-16, 74 pts) return home after a four-game Canadian road trip and face the Blackhawks for the first time since Oct. 21, when Philadelphia suffered a 4-0 shutout loss in Chicago. Wednesday’s game is just the sixth meeting between the Blackhawks and Flyers since Chicago’s victory over Philadelphia in the 2010 Stanley Cup Final. The home team has won four of five meetings, and Chicago hasn’t won in Philadelphia since their Game 6 Stanley Cup Final clincher.

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 Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire will call have the call from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

SHARKS-PENGUINS – SUNDAY NIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Penguins host the Sharks on Sunday night on NBCSN, as Pittsburgh continues its march towards a ninth-straight postseason berth. The Penguins (40-22-10, 90 pts) are currently in third place in the Metropolitan Division, two points behind the New York Islanders. Pittsburgh earned a 3-1 win in Arizona on Saturday night, led by a goal and an assist from Sidney Crosby, who currently leads the league with 74 points.

The Sharks (35-29-8, 78 pts) are in the midst of a seven-game road trip and will need a late-season push to reach the playoffs. Two weeks ago, the Sharks beat the Penguins by a score of 2-1 in a shootout in San Jose.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will have the call from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Sunday night’s game will be locally blacked out in Pittsburgh.

Following is this week’s hockey schedule on NBC and NBCSN. Games are subject to local blackout.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Tues., March 24 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7 p.m.
NHL Rivals – Chicago-Philadelphia (Encore) NBCSN 10 p.m.
Wed., March 25 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wednesday Night Rivalry – Chicago at Philadelphia NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., March 29 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
San Jose at Pittsburgh NBCSN 7:30 p.m.

2014-15 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 103 NHL regular-season games during the 2014-15 season, featuring 14 games on NBC and 89 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive NHL coverage this season.

NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NHL markets such as Boston (Bruins), Philadelphia (Flyers), Washington D.C. (Capitals), Chicago (Blackhawks) and the Bay Area (Sharks), will air more than 300 live NHL games and surround the 2014-15 NHL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most.

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 NHL 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.

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Rangers-Red Wings On Wednesday Night Rivalry, Red Wings-Bruins On NBC’S Game Of The Week Highlight NBC Sports Group’s NHL Coverage This Week

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Rick Nash and Rangers Visit Pavel Datsyuk and Red Wings on NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET

Milan Lucic and Bruins Host Red Wings on NBC’s NHL Game of the Week Sunday at Noon ET

Jonathan Toews and Blackhawks Host Rangers Sunday Night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Coverage Begins Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Steven Stamkos and Lightning Host Sabres

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 2, 2015 – This week’s NHL coverage on NBC and NBCSN features three Original Six matchups with teams jockeying for playoff positioning, beginning with a Wednesday Night Rivalry showdown at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN between Rick Nash and the New York Rangers, and Pavel Datsyuk and the Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings will be featured on the NHL Game of the Week on NBC at Noon ET on Sunday, when they travel to Boston to face Milan Lucic and the Bruins. Sunday’s coverage also features an interconference Original Six contest at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when the Rangers visit Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator and Sports Illustrated 2014 Media Person of the Year Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire will call NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup between the Rangers and Red Wings. Emrick and McGuire will be on the call for Red Wings-Bruins on the NHL Game of the Week on Sunday.

This week’s coverage begins tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning host Tyler Ennis and the Buffalo Sabres.

NHL Live, NBCSN’s pre- and post-game NHL studio show, begins one hour prior to puck drop of Sabres-Lightning and Rangers-Red Wings. Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen will host this week’s coverage alongside former players and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick. NHL insider Bob McKenzie will join NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry coverage to provide the latest in-depth news from around the league.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY – RANGERS-RED WINGS – WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Rangers and Red Wings face off for their second Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup this season. On Nov. 5, Detroit’s Tomas Tatar scored with 7.7 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, but New York’s Derick Brassard scored 1:50 into the extra session to give the Rangers a 4-3 overtime win. New York (38-17-6, 82 pts) and Detroit (35-15-11, 81 pts) enter this week both battling for positioning in their respective divisions.

The Rangers lost to Philadelphia 4-2 on Saturday night on NBC, their first regulation loss three weeks, and sit two points behind the Metropolitan Division-leading New York Islanders. Detroit trails Tampa Bay by one point for second place in the Atlantic Division, and enters Wednesday night’s game following a 4-1-1 western swing, which included wins at Chicago, San Jose and Nashville.

Rick Nash currently ranks second in the NHL with 37 goals scored, four shy of his career high. In addition, Wednesday night’s matchup will likely feature newly-acquired players for both teams. The Rangers acquired defenseman Keith Yandle, who is tied for second amongst all defensemen in assists (37), from the Arizona Coyotes, while the Red Wings acquired veteran forward Erik Cole, a member of the 2006 Stanley Cup Champion Carolina Hurricanes, and veteran defenseman Marek Zidlicky.

NHL GAME OF THE WEEK – RED WINGS-BRUINS – SUNDAY AT NOON ET ON NBC

The Red Wings’ week concludes in Boston on Sunday on NBC, as the Bruins look to hold on to the second and final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. Boston (31-22-9, 71 pts) enters the week following wins in three of its last four games, including back-to-back wins against New Jersey and Arizona last weekend. Boston also made an addition at the trade deadline, acquiring forward Brett Connolly from the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bruins boast eight players with at least 10 goals, including defensemen Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug.

Sunday’s game marks the fourth of five matchups between the Red Wings and Bruins this season. Each team has won once in regulation, and Boston earned an extra point in the season series via a 3-2 shootout win on Oct. 15.

RANGERS-BLACKHAWKS – SUNDAY AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Sunday’s coverage continues on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m. ET, when the Rangers travel to Chicago to face the Blackhawks. Chicago (37-21-5, 79 pts) earned back-to-back wins in a home-and-home series with the Florida Panthers last week, but fell 4-0 to the Lightning on Friday night. The Blackhawks are in third place in the Central Division, three points ahead of Winnipeg and six points behind St. Louis. The Blackhawks, who face Carolina on Monday night, also made additions prior to the trade deadline, acquiring center Antoine Vermette from Arizona, and defenseman Kimmo Timonen from Philadelphia. Team captain Jonathan Toews leads all active Blackhawks with 50 points (19g/31a), and has scored a goal in three of his last four games.

Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Eddie Olczyk (analyst) will have the call from United Center in Chicago, Ill.

SABRES-LIGHTNING – TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Sabres visit the Lightning tomorrow night on NBCSN, as Tampa Bay looks to keep pace in the competitive Atlantic Division. The Lightning (38-20-6, 82 pts) trail Eastern Conference-leading Montreal by five points, and open a three-game homestand tomorrow night against teams currently out of the playoff picture. Tampa Bay bolstered its defensive corps on Monday prior to the trade deadline, adding defenseman Braydon Coburn in a deal with Philadelphia.

Rick Peckham (play-by-play) and Pierre McGuire (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call the action from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

Following is this week’s NHL telecast schedule on NBC and NBCSN. Games are subject to local blackout.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Tues., March 3 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Buffalo at Tampa Bay NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
NHL Rivals – Original Six (Encore) NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
NHL Top 10s (Encore) NBCSN 11 p.m.
Wed., March 4 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wednesday Night Rivalry – N.Y. Rangers at Detroit NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., March 8 NHL Game of the Week – Detroit at Boston NBC Noon
N.Y. Rangers at Chicago NBCSN 7:30 p.m.

2014-15 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 103 NHL regular-season games during the 2014-15 season, featuring 14 games on NBC and 89 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive NHL coverage this season.

NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NHL markets such as Boston (Bruins), Philadelphia (Flyers), Washington D.C. (Capitals), Chicago (Blackhawks) and the Bay Area (Sharks), will air more than 300 live NHL games and surround the 2014-15 NHL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most.

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 NHL 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 at the App Store for iPad and iPod touch, and on select tablet devices within Google Play.

-NBC SPORTS GROUP-

NHL Network, NHL.com and NHL Social Unveil Trade Deadline Coverage Plans

nhl-logoNHL NETWORK, NHL.COM AND NHL SOCIAL UNVEIL TRADE DEADLINE COVERAGE PLANS

NHL Network U.S., NHL.com to Simulcast Sportsnet’s Hockey Central Trade Deadline to U.S. Fans

Fans Can Follow the Action via Official Hashtag #NHLtrade

NEW YORK (February 27, 2015) – NHL Network, NHL.com and NHL Social™ will offer fans the most comprehensive coverage of the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline™. From now through the 3 p.m. ET deadline on Monday, March 2, NHL Network™, NHL.com and NHL Social will provide breaking news, exclusive interviews, insider information and official player transactions.

NHL.com
NHL.com provides a one-stop destination to follow all the activity on the day of the NHL Trade Deadline. U.S. viewers can stream Sportsnet’s Hockey Central Trade Deadline coverage live online, while all fans can get trade alerts, view the list of completed deals, read articles, watch exclusive analysis videos and chat with NHL.com writers and NHL Network talent about all the day’s developments. At 5 p.m. ET, don’t miss NHL Network’s 2015 Trade Deadline Digital Recap Show, as E.J. Hradek, John MacLean and Mike Rupp break down all the trades. For the first time ever, the NHL app will feature a trade tracker to offer fans real-time updates.

NHL Network
Starting at 8 a.m. ET on March 2, NHL Network in the U.S. will simulcast Hockey Central Trade Deadline. From Stanley Cup® winners to former NHL GMs, executives and Hall of Famers, Sportsnet’s extraordinary broadcast team will ensure the action is covered from every angle:

Main Desk –Host Daren Millard will be joined by Mike Johnson, Nick Kypreos and Kelly Hrudey to navigate a day’s worth of news

Breaking News Desk – Christine Simpson will be joined by Elliotte Friedman, Chris Johnston and John Shannon to deliver the latest trades and rumors

Reaction Panel – Jeff Marek will referee the expert panel of Glenn Healy, Doug MacLean, Darren Pang and Craig Simpson as they debate and discuss the big moves

Analytics – Damien Cox will dissect the trades of the day, using analytics to explain the ins and outs of each trade and how each player fulfills a team’s needs

In the Hot Seat George Stroumboulopoulos will provide insightful interviews and discussions throughout the day

Digital Zone – Sophia Jurksztowicz will keep a pulse on the fan reaction on social media

Around the League –Sportsnet’s comprehensive network of reporters will check in from across the League to share reactions in real-time
NHL Network’s full breakdown of the day’s transactions will begin at 6 p.m. ET with NHL Tonight™: 2014-15 Trade Deadline Day Recap Show, hosted by Mike Kelly and analyst Craig Button from the NHL Network’s studios in Toronto. Starting at 10 p.m. ET, NHL Tonight 2014-15 Trade Deadline Day with Mark Roe and Kevin Weekes will recap the day of trades and deliver highlights from the NHL action on the ice.

NHL Network-U.S. Schedule for 2015 NHL Trade Deadline
All Times Eastern

Monday, March 2
8 a.m.-6 p.m. Simulcast of Sportsnet’s Hockey Central Trade Deadline (U.S. only)
6 p.m. NHL Tonight™: 2014-15 Trade Deadline Day Recap Show
10 p.m. NHL Tonight 2014-15 Trade Deadline Day

NHL Social
The NHL Social™ team will provide fans with up to date information on official trade announcements and editorial coverage on Twitter (@NHL), Facebook (NHL), and Snapchat (‘NHL’). Fans, media, and broadcasters are encouraged to join in the conversation with the official hashtag #NHLtrade across social media. 

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Broadway vs. Broad Street In Primetime – Philadelphia Flyers Host New York Rangers On NBC In Primetime Saturday Night At 8 P.M. ET

nhl_nbc_2Sidney Crosby and Pittsburgh Penguins Visit Alex Ovechkin and Capitals on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN

League-Leading Nashville Predators Host Minnesota Wild Thursday Night at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Coverage Kicks Off Tomorrow Night with Flyers-Hurricanes at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Concludes Sunday with Ducks-Stars at 8 p.m. ET

College Hockey – Notre Dame Hosts No. 9 Boston College in Hockey East Matchups Friday and Saturday on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 23, 2015 – Broad Street meets Broadway this Saturday night in primetime on NBC, when Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers host Rick Nash and the New York Rangers on Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET. Saturday night’s game marks the first regularly-scheduled non-Stadium Series NHL game on NBC in primetime. This week’s hockey coverage on NBCSN features six games, highlighted by a Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup between Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, and Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator and Sports Illustrated 2014 Media Person of the Year Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call of NBC’s Saturday night primetime matchup between the Rangers and Flyers, and NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry game between the Penguins and Capitals.

The top team in the NHL will face off against the league’s hottest team on Thursday night on NBCSN, when Pekka Rinne and the league-leading Nashville Predators (87 points) host Zach Parise and the upstart Minnesota Wild, 11-1-2 in their last 14 games, at 8:30 p.m. ET. NHL coverage concludes Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, when Jamie Benn and the Dallas Stars host Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks. This week’s slate of games begins tomorrow night in Carolina, when Eric Staal and the Hurricanes host the Flyers at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

In addition to this week’s NHL coverage, NBCSN will present a pair of Hockey East matchups on Friday and Saturday nights, featuring the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and No. 9 Boston College Eagles.

NHL Live, NBCSN’s pre- and post-game NHL studio show, begins one hour prior to puck drop of all games on NBCSN this week, except for tomorrow night’s coverage which begins at 6:30 p.m. ET. Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen will host this week’s coverage alongside former players and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick. NHL insider Bob McKenzie will join NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry coverage to provide the latest in-depth news from around the league.

RANGERS-FLYERS – SATURDAY NIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBC

The Rangers and Flyers clash Saturday night in primetime on NBC as both teams jockey for positioning in the Metropolitan Division. Saturday’s game is the first regularly-scheduled non-Stadium Series NHL regular-season matchup in primetime on NBC since the network acquired NHL rights in 2006*. The Flyers (26-23-11, 63 pts) enter this week’s action four points behind the Bruins for the final Wild Card playoff spot, boast points in nine of their last 10 games, and look to build off of Sunday’s 3-2 win over Washington on NBC. The Rangers (36-16-6, 78 pts) have also recorded a point nine of 10 games, including a 4-3 shootout win over Columbus on Sunday night.

Saturday night’s game will feature two of the league’s premier offensive forces. Philadelphia’s Jakub Voracek has 63 points, one shy of Chicago’s Patrick Kane and Washington’s Nicklas Backstrom for the league lead, while New York’s Rick Nash has netted 37 goals, one behind Alex Ovechkin (38) for tops in the NHL.

*Note: NBC’s presentation of the 2011 NHL Winter Classic was moved to primetime due to weather conditions, and NBC’s presentation of the 2014 Stadium Series game between the Blackhawks and Penguins aired in primetime.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY – PENGUINS-CAPITALS – WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Penguins and Capitals enter their Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup separated by just one point in the Metropolitan Division standings. Pittsburgh (34-17-9, 77 pts) is coming off a 5-1 victory over Florida on Sunday, while the Caps fell to the Flyers in Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon. Washington has dominated the season series thus far against Pittsburgh, going 3-0 against the Penguins, and outscoring them 10-1 over those three contests.

Ovechkin and Crosby are currently tied for fifth in the NHL in points (61), and Ovechkin boasts the league lead in power play goals (17) and shots on goal (299).

WILD-PREDATORS – THURSDAY AT 8:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Thursday night’s Central Division contest between the Wild and Predators pits the hottest team in the NHL against the league leaders. Minnesota (31-21-7, 69 pts) boasts a 13-2-2 record over its last 17 games, led by 16 points from Zach Parise (11g/5a) and strong goaltending from Devan Dubnyk in that span, propelling them at this time into the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. Nashville (40-13-7, 87 pts) continues to lead the NHL, six points clear of Anaheim and Montreal, led by goaltender Pekka Rinne, who leads the NHL in wins (34), and ranks second in goals against average and save percentage. This marks Minnesota’s first visit to Nashville with season, where the Predators have gone 25-3-1 this year.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call the action from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

DUCKS-STARS – SUNDAY NIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Ducks face the Stars on Sunday night on NBCSN, as Anaheim looks to build upon its Pacific Division lead, while Dallas continues to battle for playoff contention. Anaheim (37-16-7, 81 pts) leads Vancouver by 10 points for the division lead, and defeated Edmonton 2-1 on Saturday night. Dallas (27-24-9, 63 pts) trails Minnesota by six points, and fell to the Wild 6-2 on Sunday night.

John Forslund (play-by-play) and Daryl Reaugh (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call the action from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

FLYERS-HURRICANES – TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

This week’s coverage kicks off tomorrow night in Raleigh, N.C., when the Carolina Hurricanes host the Flyers. The Hurricanes (21-30-7, 49 pts) fell 3-1 to the Devils in New Jersey on Saturday night, but defeated Philadelphia 2-1 in their most recent meeting on Jan. 2.

Jim Jackson (play-by-play), Keith Jones (analyst) and Chris Therien will call the action from PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C.

COLLEGE HOCKEY – NOTRE DAME VS. NO. 9 BOSTON COLLEGE – FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ON NBCSN

NBCSN presents a Hockey East series this Friday and Saturday night between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and No. 9 Boston College Eagles. Puck drop for Friday night is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET, and Saturday night’s coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET. The Eagles are in second place in Hockey East, and feature freshman defenseman and NHL prospect Noah Hanifin, projected to be a top defenseman in the 2015 NHL Draft. Notre Dame enters the final weekend of Hockey East tied for third place in the league, after an impressive weekend at then-No. 3 Boston University, following a 2-2 tie on Friday with a 3-2 win on Saturday.

Steve Schlanger (play-by-play) calls the action for both games. Pierre McGuire (Inside-The-Glass analyst) will be on the call Friday night, and Anson Carter will provide analysis on Saturday night.

Following is this week’s NHL telecast schedule on NBC and NBCSN. Games are subject to local blackout.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Tues., February 24 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Carolina NBCSN 7 p.m.
NHL Rivals – Penguins-Capitals (Encore) NBCSN 10 p.m.
NHL Top 10s NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
Wed., February 25 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wednesday Night Rivalry – Pittsburgh at Washington NBCSN 8 p.m.
Thurs., February 26 NHL Live NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Nashville NBCSN 8:30 p.m.
Fri., February 27 College Hockey – No. 9 Boston College at Notre Dame NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Sat., February 28 College Hockey – No. 9 Boston College at Notre Dame NBCSN 6 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia NBC 8 p.m.
Sun., March 1 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Anaheim at Dallas NBCSN 8 p.m.

2014-15 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 103 NHL regular-season games during the 2014-15 season, featuring 14 games on NBC and 89 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive NHL coverage this season.

NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NHL markets such as Boston (Bruins), Philadelphia (Flyers), Washington D.C. (Capitals), Chicago (Blackhawks) and the Bay Area (Sharks), will air more than 300 live NHL games and surround the 2014-15 NHL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most.

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 NHL 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 at the App Store for iPad and iPod touch, and on select tablet devices within Google Play.

-NBC SPORTS GROUP-

NBCSN Presents Comprehensive Coverage Of 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend Beginning Friday; NHL All-Star Game Airs Sunday At 5 P.M. ET

nhl_nbc_22015 NHL All-Star Game – Sunday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN

NBCSN’s Coverage Begins with NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET; NHL Skills Competition Airs Saturday Night at 7 p.m. ET

Crosby & Penguins Host Toews & Blackhawks Tomorrow Night on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET

Wednesday Nightcap – Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks – 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Penguins Visit Giroux & Flyers Tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 20, 2015 – The best hockey players in the world will come together this weekend, as NBCSN presents comprehensive coverage of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus, Ohio, beginning on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET with the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft. Coverage continues Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET with the NHL All-Star Skills Competition, and culminates with the 2015 NHL All-Star Game on Sunday evening at 5 p.m. ET.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator and Sports Illustrated 2014 Media Person of the Year Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call of the 2015 NHL All-Star Game from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

In addition to the All-Star Game on Sunday, there are three games on NBCSN this week, featuring 13 All-Star selections. Eight All-Stars will play in tomorrow night’s Wednesday Night Rivalry showdown on NBCSN, when All-Star Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins host All-Star captain Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks at 8 p.m. ET. All-Star defenseman Brent Burns and the San Jose Sharks will host fellow All-Star blue-liner Drew Doughty and the Los Angeles Kings at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN’s Wednesday nightcap.

Coverage begins tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET, as All-Stars Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek and the Philadelphia Flyers host the in-state rival Pittsburgh Penguins, followed by NHL Rivals at 10:30 p.m. ET, which examines the budding rivalry between the Blackhawks and Penguins.

NHL Live, NBCSN’s pre- and post-game NHL studio show, begins one hour prior to puck drop of this week’s games. Liam McHugh will host this week’s coverage alongside former players and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick. NHL insider Bob McKenzie will join NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry coverage to provide the latest in-depth news from around the league.

NHL ALL-STAR WEEKENDFRIDAYSUNDAY ON NBCSN

NBCSN’s comprehensive coverage of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend begins Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET with the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft. Hosts Kathryn Tappen and Daren Millard will be joined by Pierre McGuire to break down the selections of Team Toews and Team Foligno, following last week’s selections of Chicago’s Jonathan Toews and Columbus’ Nick Foligno as captains.

Saturday’s coverage of the NHL All-Star Skills Competition begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as Dave Strader (play-by-play), Olczyk, and McGuire provide live commentary of the hardest shots, fastest skaters, and best shootout moves.

The weekend-long coverage culminates with NBCSN’s live presentation of the 2015 NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at 5 p.m. ET, with Emrick, Olczyk and McGuire on the call.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY – BLACKHAWKS-PENGUINS – TOMORROW AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Five Blackhawks All-Stars and three Penguins All-Stars will face off tomorrow night on NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry in Pittsburgh. All five of the Blackhawks’ All-Star selections (Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, and Corey Crawford) received more than one million All-Star votes, including All-Star captain Jonathan Toews. Crosby and Evgeni Malkin were selected along with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, who replaces injured goaltender Jimmy Howard.

Tomorrow’s Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup is the first meeting of the season between the two clubs. The Blackhawks (28-15-2, 58 pts) currently sit in third place in the competitive Central Division, and host the Arizona Coyotes tonight. The Penguins (26-12-6, 58 pts) are in second place in the Metropolitan Division, and visit the Philadelphia Flyers tonight on NBCSN.

Emrick, Olczyk, and McGuire will have the call from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTCAP – KINGS-SHARKS – TOMORROW AT 10:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Tomorrow’s Wednesday nightcap features three 2015 NHL All-Star selections when the San Jose Sharks host the Los Angeles Kings at 10:30 p.m. ET. Sharks All-Star Brent Burns ranks third amongst all defensemen with 35 points (11g/24a), and has as many assists as fellow All-Star blue-liner and King Drew Doughty, who will represent Los Angeles along with team-leading scorer Anze Kopitar.

The Kings are looking to rebound from a 2-1 overtime loss against the Calgary Flames on Sunday, while San Jose hopes to bounce back from yesterday’s 5-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils. Despite their recent struggles, the two teams are separated by two points in the Pacific Division, and San Jose is just one point behind Vancouver for second place.

Randy Hahn (play-by-play) and Jamie Baker (analyst) will call the action from the SAP Center at San Jose in San Jose, Calif.

PENGUINS-FLYERS – TONIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET

Tonight’s coverage features a Keystone State rivalry between the Penguins and Flyers, and four of the top five point-getters in the league. Philadelphia boasts two All-Star selections in captain Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek. Voracek’s 55 points (17g/38a) currently lead the league, while Giroux sits in tied for fourth with 50 points (15g/35a) with Malkin (19g/31a). Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has amassed 51 points (15g/36a) to rank third in the league, despite playing in only 41 games.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (Inside-The-Glass analyst) will call the action from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

Note: Games are subject to local blackout.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Tues., January 20 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
NHL Rivals – Blackhawks-Penguins NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
NHL Top 10 (Encore) NBCSN 11 p.m.
Wed., January 21 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wednesday Night Rivalry – Chicago at Pittsburgh NBCSN 8 p.m.
Wednesday Nightcap – Los Angeles at San Jose NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
Fri., January 23 NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft Pre-Show NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft NBCSN 8 p.m.
NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft (Encore) NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sat., January 24 NHL All-Star Skills Competition NBCSN 7 p.m.
Sun., January 25 NHL All-Star Skills Competition (Encore) NBCSN 2:30 p.m.
NHL All-Star Game NBCSN 5 p.m.

NHL LIVE AT THE SUPER BOWL

NHL Live, NBC Sports Group’s pre- and post-game studio show, will originate from downtown Phoenix during Super Bowl week. Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 27, the program will be located at “Super Bowl Central,” NBC Sports Group’s primary home for studio programing during Super Bowl week, located in downtown Phoenix.

Hosts Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen will anchor NBCSN’s NHL Live coverage throughout the week, alongside former players and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick.

NBCSN will feature six NHL telecasts during the week prior to Super Bowl XLIX, including the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals on Wednesday Night Rivalry on Jan. 28. The week will also feature rematches of the 2014 Stanley Cup Conference Finals, when the Los Angeles Kings host the Chicago Blackhawks on Jan. 28 at 10:30 p.m. ET, and the New York Rangers host the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. ET. On Super Bowl Sunday, the St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals meet at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

2014-15 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 103 NHL regular-season games during the 2014-15 season, featuring 14 games on NBC and 89 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive NHL coverage this season.

NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NHL markets such as Boston (Bruins), Philadelphia (Flyers), Washington D.C. (Capitals), Chicago (Blackhawks) and the Bay Area (Sharks), will air more than 300 live NHL games and surround the 2014-15 NHL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most.

-NBC SPORTS GROUP-

Sidney Crosby & Pittsburgh Penguins Host Henrik Lundqvist & New York Rangers In 2014-15 Debut Of NHL Game Of The Week Sunday At 12:30 P.M. Et On NBC

nhl_nbc_2Wednesday Night Rivalry – Alex Ovechkin and Washington Capitals Host Claude Giroux and Philadelphia Flyers – Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN

NHL Coverage Begins Tomorrow with Wild-Penguins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Concludes Sunday with Sabres-Red Wings at 8 p.m. ET

NBCSN Presents Comprehensive 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend Coverage – Jan. 23-25

College Hockey on NBCSN – Notre Dame Hosts UConn Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET, New Hampshire Hosts UMass Amherst Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 12, 2015 – Some of the NHL’s biggest stars will be showcased on NBC and NBCSN this week, when Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins host Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET on the 2014-15 debut of NBC’s NHL Game of the Week. On Wednesday night, Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals face Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers on NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET.

This week’s NHL coverage begins tomorrow night at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild travel to Pittsburgh to face Crosby and the Penguins. Coverage concludes on Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Pavel Datsyuk and the Detroit Red Wings host 2015 NHL All-Star top vote-getter Zemgus Girgensons and the Buffalo Sabres.

NHL Live, NBCSN’s pre- and post-game NHL studio show, begins at 6:30 p.m. ET tomorrow, and at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday and Sunday. Kathryn Tappen and Liam McHugh will combine to anchor this week’s coverage alongside former players and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick. NHL insider Bob McKenzie will join NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry coverage to provide the latest in-depth news from around the league.

NBCSN continues its 2014-15 college hockey coverage with two Hockey East showdowns this weekend, beginning Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the UConn Huskies, followed by a matchup between the UMass Amherst Minutemen and New Hampshire Wildcats Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET.

NHL GAME OF THE WEEK – RANGERS-PENGUINS – SUNDAY AT 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBC

NBC’s NHL Game of the Week features two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference this Sunday. New York (24-11-4, 52 pts) enters the week as the hottest team in the NHL, with five straight wins and a 13-1-0 record in its last 14 games, led by Lundqvist’s 11-1-0 record in that span. The Penguins (25-10-6, 56 pts) currently sit one point behind the Metropolitan Division-leading New York Islanders, and enter the week looking to build off of Sidney Crosby’s overtime game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Montreal on Saturday. Sunday’s matchup on NBC is the fourth meeting between the teams, and the home team has won all three games, including the Rangers’ 4-3 OT win in New York on Dec. 8.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator and Sports Illustrated 2014 Media Person of the Year Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY – FLYERS-CAPITALS – WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Capitals (22-11-8, 52 pts) enter the week tied with the Rangers for third place in the Metropolitan Division, boasting points in 16 of their last 17 games (12-1-4), including a 3-2 win over Chicago in the 2015 NHL Winter Classic. Washington and Philadelphia will meet on Wednesday for the second time in less than a week. Last Thursday, NHL leading point-getter Jakub Voracek scored in overtime to give the Flyers a 3-2 win over the Capitals.

Emrick, Olczyk, and McGuire will have the call from Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C.

WILD-PENGUINS – TUESDAY AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Wild and Penguins meet for the second time this season tomorrow night. In their first encounter of the 2014-15 season, Pittsburgh earned a 4-1 win over the Wild in Minnesota on Nov. 4. The Wild look to rebound following a 4-1 loss to Chicago last night on NBCSN.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (Inside-The-Glass analyst) will call the action from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

SABRES-RED WINGS – SUNDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Zemgus Girgensons and the Buffalo Sabres travel to Detroit to face Pavel Datsyuk and the Red Wings on Sunday night. Girgensons was the top vote-getter in the 2015 NHL All-Star voting, and leads the Sabres with 11 goals. In their last meeting on Dec. 23, Detroit scored four times in the third period in a 6-3 come-from-behind win over Buffalo.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (Inside-The-Glass analyst) will call the action from Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich.

NBCSN PRESENTS COMPREHENSIVE 2015 NHL ALL-STAR WEEKEND COVERAGE – JAN. 23-25

NBCSN will present comprehensive coverage of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend from Columbus, Ohio, beginning on Friday, Jan. 23 and continuing through Sunday, Jan. 25. Coverage begins with the NHL Fantasy Draft on Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the NHL Skills Competition on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. ET. All-Star Weekend coverage culminates with the NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. ET.

Teams on NBC/NBCSN this week feature a combined nine players selected to the 2015 All-Star Team: Alex Ovechkin (Washington), Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh), Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux (Philadelphia), Rick Nash (N.Y. Rangers), Ryan Suter (Minnesota), Jimmy Howard (Detroit), and Zemgus Girgensons (Buffalo).

COLLEGE HOCKEY – UCONN-NOTRE DAME – FRIDAY AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the UConn Huskies in a Hockey East matchup on Friday night on NBCSN. The Fighting Irish enter the week looking to rebound from a 4-3 loss to Western Michigan on Saturday night, while the Huskies aim to build off a 2-0 shutout win over then-No. 5 ranked UMass Lowell.

Steve Schlanger (play-by-play) and Anson Carter (analyst) will have the call from the Compton Family Ice Arena in Notre Dame, Ind.

COLLEGE HOCKEY – UMASS AMHERST-NEW HAMPSHIRE – SATURDAY AT 6:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

UMass Amherst travels to Durham to face New Hampshire in NBCSN’s second Hockey East game this weekend. Last Friday, the Wildcats tied Dartmouth 2-2 on NBCSN. UMass Amherst and New Hampshire will also square off on Friday night in Massachusetts before closing out their home-and-home on NBCSN on Saturday night.

Dan Parkhurst (play-by-play) and Ken Hodge (analyst) will call the game from the Whittemore Center in Durham, N.H.

Note: Games are subject to local blackouts.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Tues., January 13 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
NHL Rivals – Flyers-Capitals (Encore) NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
NHL Top 10 (Encore) NBCSN 11 p.m.
Wed., January 14 NHL Rivals – Flyers-Capitals (Encore) NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wednesday Night Rivalry – Philadelphia at Washington NBCSN 8 p.m.
Fri., January 16 College Hockey – UConn at Notre Dame NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Sat., January 17 College Hockey – UMass Amherst at New Hampshire NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Sun., January 18 NHL Game of the Week – N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh NBC 12:30 p.m.
NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Detroit NBCSN 8 p.m.

NHL LIVE AT THE SUPER BOWL

NHL Live, NBC Sports Group’s pre- and post-game studio show, will originate from downtown Phoenix during Super Bowl week. Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 27, the program will be located at “Super Bowl Central,” NBC Sports Group’s primary home for studio programing during Super Bowl week, located in downtown Phoenix.

Hosts Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen will anchor NBCSN’s NHL Live coverage throughout the week, alongside former players and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick.

NBCSN will feature six NHL telecasts during the week prior to Super Bowl XLIX, including the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals on Wednesday Night Rivalry on Jan. 28. The week will also feature rematches of the 2014 Stanley Cup Conference Finals, when the Los Angeles Kings host the Chicago Blackhawks on Jan. 28 at 10:30 p.m. ET, and the New York Rangers host the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. ET. On Super Bowl Sunday, the St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals meet at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

2014-15 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 103 NHL regular-season games during the 2014-15 season, featuring 14 games on NBC and 89 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive NHL coverage this season.

NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NHL markets such as Boston (Bruins), Philadelphia (Flyers), Washington D.C. (Capitals), Chicago (Blackhawks) and the Bay Area (Sharks), will air more than 300 live NHL games and surround the 2014-15 NHL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most.

-NBC SPORTS GROUP-