Day 30 – Game 7 Tonight — Ducks Host Kings at 9 P.M. ET on NBCSN

nhl_nbc_2Conference Finals Begin This Weekend on NBC

2.3 Million Viewers Watch Last Night’s Game 7

Boston Scores Best-Ever 22.3 HH Rating

Canadiens-Bruins Streams Nearly 4 Million Minutes

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 15, 2014 – Today marks the first day since the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs began that there are no games being played. However, action resumes tomorrow night with Game 7 in the “Freeway Series” between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN. It will be the third Game 7 in four days.

Saturday and Sunday will begin the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Finals, respectively. The Montreal Canadiens will host the New York Rangers on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC. On Sunday, the Chicago Blackhawks will either host the Los Angeles Kings or travel to the Anaheim Ducks at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.

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THE PASS – FRIDAY, MAY 16 – SUNDAY, MAY 18 (All times ET)

(There are no games tonight)

FRIDAY, MAY 16
Time Coverage Network Commentators
8:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones
9 p.m. Game 7 – (3) Los Angeles at (1) Anaheim NBCSN John Forslund, Joe Micheletti, Brian Engblom
SATURDAY, MAY 17
1 p.m. Game 1 – (2) N.Y. Rangers at (3) Montreal NBC Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) NBC Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones
SUNDAY, MAY 18
3 p.m. Game 1 – (3) Chicago at (1) Anaheim OR (3) Los Angeles at (3) Chicago NBC Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti,  Brian Engblom
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) NBC Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones

Tonight – MAY 16

The Kings face the Ducks tonight in Game 7 at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a trip to the Western Conference Final at stake. On Wednesday night, the Kings built a 2-0 lead on goals from Jake Muzzin and Trevor Lewis, and held on for a 2-1 victory in Los Angeles. This is the third Game 7 in four days, and the road team won both contests by a score of 2-1, as the Rangers and Canadiens advanced to the Eastern Conference Final. John Forslund (play-by-play), Joe Micheletti (analyst) and Brian Engblom (Inside the Glass analyst) will have the call from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

VIEWERSHIP & CONSUMPTION HIGHLIGHTS

Wednesday night’s Game 7 between the Canadiens and the Bruins (6:59-9:52 p.m. ET) averaged 2.276 million viewers, making it the most-watched game featuring a Canadian team ever on NBCSN, excluding the Stanley Cup Final; the most-watched cable game of the 2014 playoffs so far; and the third-most watched second-round game ever on NBCSN.

The contest, in which the Canadiens defeated the Bruins, 3-1, in Boston and advance to the Eastern Conference Final, peaked in its penultimate quarter-hour (9:30-9:45 p.m. ET) with 3.2 million viewers. In Boston, the game delivered a 22.3 HH rating, the highest-rated second-round Bruins game ever in the market on NBCSN.

Digitally, Canadiens-Bruins Game 7 broke nearly every record in the book as it was the best authentication-required NHL game ever – beating both authentication-required Stanley Cup Final games last year. Regardless of authentication status, it was the best second-round game ever and the best game of the 2013-14 season. The game delivered 3.99 million minutes and 79,633 uniques.

Game 6 of Ducks-Kings (9:52 p.m. – 12:22 a.m. ET), the second game of last night’s doubleheader, averaged 1.036 million viewers, making it the most-watched game of the series to date and up 22% vs. the comparable game last year (Sharks-Kings).

PLEASE KISS PIERRE

Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban was so excited that his team won Game 7 against the Bruins that he ended the night’s post-game interview with NBCSN “Inside the Glass” analyst Pierre McGuire with a big kiss. Watch it here:

http://www.nbcsports.com/hockey/nhl/pk-subban-excited-beat-bruins

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

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

Network Games
NBC 8
NBCSN 50
CNBC 11
NHL-N 2
Total 71

One-goal Games: 34
OT games: 20

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

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

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

Games airing on:

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

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

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DAY 27 – Second Round Of Stanley Cup Playoffs Culminates With Game 6s and 7s This Week Across NBCSN and CNBC

NBCSN_LogoBruins Look to Close Out Canadiens in Game 6 in Montreal Tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Ducks Host Kings in Pivotal Game 5 Tonight at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Rangers Force Game 7 vs. Penguins in Pittsburgh Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Blackhawks Face Wild in Game 6 Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on CNBC with Western Conference Finals Berth At Stake

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

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 12, 2014 – With all four second-round series going at least six games, including a dramatic Game 7 matchup on Tuesday night between the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins, NBC Sports Group will present up to 30 hours of Stanley Cup Playoff coverage across NBC, NBCSN and CNBC this week, starting tonight with a doubleheader on NBCSN. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live, hosted by Kathryn Tappen alongside Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick.

Tonight’s doubleheader begins at 7:30 p.m. ET, with Game 6 between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens, as the Bruins look to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals with a win in Montreal.

The action continues at 10 p.m. ET with a pivotal Game 5 between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks, as the Ducks look to build off of the momentum of victories in Games 3 and 4 in Los Angeles to even the series at two games apiece.

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THE PASS – MONDAY, MAY 12 – TUESDAY, MAY 13 (All Times ET)

MONDAY, MAY 12
Time Coverage Network Commentators
7 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Kathryn Tappen, Mike Milbury ,Keith Jones, Jeremy Roenick
7:30 p.m. Game 6 – (1) Boston at (3) Montreal NBCSN Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire
10 p.m. Game 5 – (3) Los Angeles at (1) Anaheim NBCSN John Forslund, Brian Engblom
TUESDAY, MAY 13
7 p.m. Game 7 – (2) N.Y. Rangers at (1) Pittsburgh NBCSN Mike “Doc” Emrick, Pierre McGuire
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) NBCSN Liam McHugh, Keith Jones,  Jeremy Roenick
9 p.m. Game 6 – (3) Chicago at (4) Minnesota CNBC Dave Strader, Eddie Olczyk
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) CNBC Dave Briggs, Jeremy Roenick, Anson Carter

BRUINS-CANADIENS – GAME 6 TONIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET
ON NBCSN – BRUINS LEAD 3-2

The Bruins can advance to the Eastern Conference Finals with a win tonight against the Canadiens in Game 6 in Montreal at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Montreal held a 2-1 lead in the series, but Matt Fraser scored 1:19 into overtime of Game 4 to give Boston a 1-0 win, and the Bruins held serve at TD Garden in Game 5 with a 4-2 win on Saturday night to push the Canadiens to the brink of elimination. Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call the action from Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

KINGS-DUCKS – GAME 5 TONIGHT AT 10 P.M. ET
ON NBCSN – SERIES TIED 2-2

The Kings and Ducks face off in a pivotal Game 5 tonight at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as both sides look to take control of the series. The road team has won all four games thus far in the series, as the Kings won Games 1 and 2 in Anaheim to take a 2-0 lead back to Los Angeles, only to see the Ducks win Games 3 and 4 at Staples Center to even the series. 20-year-old rookie goaltender John Gibson took center stage for the Ducks on Saturday night, earning a 2-0 shutout victory in his first career Stanley Cup Playoff start. John Forslund (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (analyst) will have the call tonight from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

RANGERS-PENGUINS – GAME 7, TUESDAY AT 7 P.M. ET
ON NBCSN – SERIES TIED 3-3

The Rangers and Penguins battle for their playoff lives in a winner-take-all finale tomorrow night in a decisive Game 7 in Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The Penguins held a commanding 3-1 series lead heading into Game 5 in Pittsburgh on Friday night, but the Rangers responded with decisive victories in Games 5 and 6. Derick Brassard led New York with two goals and an assist in the Rangers’ 5-1 win in Game 5, and Martin St. Louis led the Blueshirts to a 3-1 win last night, as he scored an emotional first goal of the game on Mother’s Day, just three days after the sudden passing of his mother. New York looks for its second straight Game 7 victory this postseason, following a 2-1 win against the Flyers in Game 7 of their first-round series. Two-time Emmy Award-winner Mike “Doc” Emrick (play-by-play) and McGuire (analyst) will have the call from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

BLACKHAWKS-WILD – GAME 6 TUESDAY AT 9 P.M. ET
ON CNBC – BLACKHAWKS LEAD 3-2

Jonathan Toews and the Blackhawks look to close out the Wild and advance to the Western Conference Finals tomorrow night at 9 p.m. ET on CNBC. Toews had the eventual game-winning goal 4:19 into the third period of Game 5 on Sunday night, as Chicago won 2-1 to regain the series lead following Wild victories in Games 3 and 4. The home team has won every game thus far in the series, and neither team has lost at home this postseason. The Wild are 5-0 at Xcel Energy Center, where they’ve outscored their opponents by a margin of 21-5. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Eddie Olczyk (analyst) will call the action from Minneapolis.

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

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

Network Games
NBC 8
NBCSN 44
CNBC 11
NHL-N 2
Total 67

One-goal Games: 31
OT games: 18

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

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

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

Games airing on:

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

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

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Days 24-26 – Rangers Face Elimination Against Penguins, Wild Host Blackhawks In Stanley Cup Playoff Doubleheader Tonight On NBCSN

nbc-sports-group2Game 5 – Rangers-Penguins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Penguins Lead 3-1

Game 4 – Blackhawks-Wild at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Blackhawks Lead 2-1

Coverage of IIHF World Championship Continues Saturday with Team USA vs. Switzerland at 1:30 p.m. ET On NBCSN

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

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 9, 2014 – The (2) New York Rangers will look to avoid elimination tonight and force a Game 6 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, when they face the (1) Pittsburgh Penguins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage starts at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh alongside former NHL players and analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.

The action shifts north to Minnesota at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when the (4) Wild look to even their series against the (3) Chicago Blackhawks with a Game 4 victory at home, where they are a perfect 4-0 this postseason.

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THE PASS – FRIDAY, MAY 9 – SUNDAY, MAY 11 (All Times ET)

FRIDAY, MAY 9
Time Coverage Network Commentators
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones
7 p.m. Game 5 – (2) N.Y. Rangers at (1) Pittsburgh NBCSN Mike “Doc” Emrick, Pierre McGuire
9:30 p.m. Game 4 – (3) Chicago at (4) Minnesota NBCSN Dave Strader, Eddie Olczyk
SATURDAY, MAY 10
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones, Jeremy Roenick
7 p.m. Game 5 – (3) Montreal at (1) Boston NBCSN Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire
9:30 p.m. Game 4 – (1) Anaheim at (3) Los Angeles NBCSN John Forslund, Brian Engblom
SUNDAY, MAY 11
TBD NHL Live NBCSN Kathryn Tappen, Mike Milbury, Jeremy Roenick
TBD Game 6* – (1) Pittsburgh at (2) N.Y. Rangers NBCSN TBD
TBD Game 5 – (4) Minnesota at (3) Chicago TBD TBD

TONIGHT – MAY 9

The Rangers face elimination tonight in Pittsburgh against the Penguins, as goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and the Pens look for their fourth straight win against New York to advance to the Eastern Conference Final. Fleury has allowed just five goals over four games in the series, and blanked the Rangers on back-to-back nights in Games 2 and 3. Eight different Penguins recorded a point in Wednesday’s 4-2 victory in Game 4, including Jussi Jokinen, who has scored three times in four games against New York. Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call the action from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Coverage continues at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Game 4 between the Blackhawks and Wild, as Minnesota scored four times in the third period of their 4-0 Game 3 victory, cutting the Blackhawks’ series lead to 2-1. Minnesota has been a perfect 4-0 at home this postseason, outscoring the opponent 12-3 in those four games. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Eddie Olczyk (analyst) will have the call from the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

SATURDAY, MAY 10

The Canadiens and Bruins return to Boston for Game 5 at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, deadlocked at two games apiece. Last night’s Game 4 was a chess match between the two rivals, as the game went to overtime scoreless, before Boston forward Matt Fraser scored 1:19 into overtime in his Stanley Cup Playoff debut to give the B’s a 1-0 win, and even the series at two. Two-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike “Doc” Emrick and McGuire will call the action from TD Garden in Boston, Mass.

NBCSN’s doubleheader continues with Game 4 between the Ducks and Kings, following Anaheim’s critical 3-2 win in Game 3 in Los Angeles last night to cut their series deficit in half. The road team has scored the first goal in all three games of the series, and has gone on to win all three games thus far. John Forslund (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (analyst) will have the call from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

SUNDAY, MAY 11

NBC Sports Group’s Stanley Cup Playoff telecast schedule on Sunday will be determined following the result of tonight’s Game 5 matchup between the Rangers and Penguins.

COVERAGE OF IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CONTINUES SATURDAY WITH TEAM USA VS. SWITZERLAND AT 1:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2014 IIHF World Championship from Minsk, Belarus continues tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. ET, with Team USA against Switzerland in the second of seven preliminary-round matches that will air live on NBCSN.

The 2014 IIHF World Championship marks the 78th installment of the tournament, which began in 1920. The results of the IIHF World Championship, along with Winter Olympics ice hockey results, help determine the IIHF World Ranking for the top men’s ice hockey teams in the world.

Dennis Beyak (play-by-play) and Dave Reid (analyst) will call the action from Minsk, while Dave Briggs and Anson Carter will provide studio coverage on Friday.

Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2014 IIHF World Championship.

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

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

Network Games
NBC 8
NBCSN 39
CNBC 13
NHL-N 2
Total 62

One-goal Games: 30
OT games: 18

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

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

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

Games airing on:

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

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

– NBC Sports Group –

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TODAY – MAY 6

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

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

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

NHL ANNOUNCES STARTING TIMES FOR NBCSN DOUBLEHEADER ON SATURDAY

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

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

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

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

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

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

One-goal Games: 28
OT games: 17

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

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

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

Games airing on:

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

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

– NBC Sports Group –

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TODAY – MAY 5

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

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

LOCAL RATINGS & CONSUMPTION

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

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

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

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

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

NHL ANNOUNCES STARTING TIMES FOR NBCSN DOUBLEHEADER ON FRIDAY

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

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

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

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

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

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

One-goal Games: 28
OT games: 17

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

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

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

Games airing on:

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

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

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DAY 16 – NBC Sports Group’s Exclusive Second Round Coverage Of Stanley Cup Playoffs Starts Tonight

nhl_nbc_2Game 1 – Canadiens-Bruins Tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Rangers-Penguins and Wild-Blackhawks Series Begin Friday Night with Doubleheader on NBCSN

Rival Ducks and Kings Begin Second-Round Series Saturday Night on NBCSN

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

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 1, 2014 – NBC Sports Group’s exclusive coverage of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins tonight with one of the most storied rivalries in NHL history, as the (1) Boston Bruins host the (3) Montreal Canadiens at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage begins with NHL Live at 6:30 p.m. ET, hosted by Liam McHugh, alongside analysts and former NHL players Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.

The Bruins and Canadiens are meeting in the postseason for a record 34th time, 11 more than the 23 meetings between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs. The Canadiens have won 24 of the 33 series, but the Bruins have won seven of the past 11, including the past two meetings in 2009 and 2011. Montreal swept Tampa Bay in the first round, while Boston defeated Detroit in five games to advance. Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call the action from TD Garden in Boston, Mass. Tonight will be McGuire’s 16th game in 16 days, and he is schedule to work at least three more games through Sunday.

The second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs follows a first round highlighted by 25 one-goal games, 14 games that went to overtime, and the first Game 7 tripleheader in 11 years. Last night, the Rangers defeated the Flyers 2-1 at Madison Square Garden, the Wild stunned the Avalanche with a 5-4 overtime win in Denver, and the Kings notched a 5-1 win in San Jose to complete their improbable comeback from an 0-3 series deficit.

THE PASS – THURSDAY, MAY 1 (All times ET)

Time Coverage Network Commentators
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones
7:30 p.m. Game 1 – (3) Montreal at (1) Boston NBCSN Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire

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SECOND ROUND MATCHUPS

Coverage of the second-round matchup between the (2) New York Rangers and (1) Pittsburgh Penguins begins Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The Rangers took Game 7 against the Flyers by a score of 2-1 on Wednesday night to advance, while the Penguins defeated the Blue Jackets in six games. Albert and McGuire will have the call of Game 1 from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. tomorrow night.

Game 1 between the (4) Minnesota Wild and (1) Chicago Blackhawks follows Rangers-Penguins on Friday night at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Nino Niederreiter scored 5:02 into overtime last night to give the Wild a 5-4 series-clinching win in Game 7 over the Avalanche, while the Blackhawks erased a 0-2 series deficit with four straight victories over the Blues to advance. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (analyst) will call Game 1 between the Wild and Blackhawks from United Center in Chicago, Ill. on Friday night.

NBCSN will present Game 1 between the (3) Los Angeles Kings and (1) Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET. The Ducks defeated the Stars in six games to advance, while the Kings staged an improbable first-round comeback, erasing a 0-3 deficit to the Sharks with four straight victories, capped by a 5-1 win in San Jose last night. The Kings became just the fourth team in Stanley Cup Playoff history to win after falling behind 0-3 in a series, setting the stage for the first playoff meeting with their I-5 rivals. John Forslund (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (analyst) will call Game 1 from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

Following is NBC Sports Group’s telecast schedule for the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs through Thursday, May 8. All dates, times, networks and commentators are subject to change.

FRIDAY, MAY 2
Time Coverage Network Commentators
7 p.m. Game 1 – (2) N.Y. Rangers at (1) Pittsburgh NBCSN Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire
9:30 p.m. Game 1 – (4) Minnesota at (1) Chicago NBCSN Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
SATURDAY, MAY 3
12:30 p.m. Game 2 – (3) Montreal at (1) Boston NBC Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
8 p.m. Game 1 – (3) Los Angeles at (1) Anaheim NBCSN John Forslund, Joe Micheletti
SUNDAY, MAY 4
3 p.m. Game 2 – (4) Minnesota at (1) Chicago NBC Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
7:30 p.m. Game 2 – (2) N.Y. Rangers at (1) Pittsburgh NBCSN Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
MONDAY, MAY 5
7:30 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Pittsburgh at (2) N.Y. Rangers NBCSN TBD
10 p.m. Game 2 – (3) Los Angeles at (1) Anaheim NBCSN John Forslund, Joe Micheletti
TUESDAY, MAY 6
7 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Boston at (3) Montreal NBCSN Kenny Albert, Daryl Reaugh
9 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Chicago at (4) Minnesota CNBC Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7
7:30 p.m. Game 4 – (1) Pittsburgh at (2) N.Y. Rangers NBCSN Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
THURSDAY, MAY 8
7:30 p.m. Game 4 – (1) Boston at (3) Montreal NBCSN Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire
10 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Anaheim at (3) Los Angeles NBCSN John Forslund, Joe Micheletti

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

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

Network Games
NBC 6
NBCSN 28
CNBC 12
NHL-N 2
Total 48

One-goal Games: 25
OT games: 14

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

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

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

Games airing on:

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

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

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2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round Schedule

nhl-logoNEW YORK (May 1, 2014) – The National Hockey League today announced the dates, starting times and national television coverage for the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round, which begins Thursday, May 1. NBC Sports Group will have exclusive coverage of the Second Round in the U.S. Television information in the U.S. for games later in this round will be released as it is determined. CBC, TSN and RDS will televise exclusive coverage throughout Canada. All times listed are ET and subject to change.

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First Stanley Cup Playoff Game 7 Tripleheader In 11 Years Tonight on NBCSN and CNBC

nhl_nbc_2Game 7 – (3) Flyers-(2) Rangers at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Series Tied 3-3

Game 7 – (4) Wild-(1) Avalanche at 9:30 p.m. ET on CNBC – Series Tied 3-3

Game 7 – (3) Kings-(2) Sharks at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Series Tied 3-3

Second Round Begins Thursday with Game 1 Between (3) Montreal Canadiens & (1) Boston Bruins at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

All Games Will Be Streamed Live On NBC Sports Live Extra Via “TV Everywhere”

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 30, 2014 – One of the most exciting first rounds in Stanley Cup Playoff history continues tonight, as NBCSN and CNBC will present the first Game 7 tripleheader in 11 years, starting at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with the (3) Philadelphia Flyers and (2) New York Rangers from Madison Square Garden. All three Game 7 matchups will also be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – via “TV Everywhere.”

CNBC’s Game 7 coverage begins at 9:30 p.m. ET with the (4) Minnesota Wild and (1) Colorado Avalanche in a rematch of a Game 7 overtime thriller in Denver from 2003. NBCSN’s coverage continues at 10 p.m. ET, as the (3) Los Angeles Kings look to become just the fourth team in Stanley Cup Playoff history to erase a 0-3 deficit with a win over the (2) San Jose Sharks in San Jose.

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THE PASS – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30 (All times ET)

Time Coverage Network Commentators
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones
7 p.m. Game 7 – (2) N.Y. Rangers at (3) Philadelphia NBCSN Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
9 p.m. NHL Live CNBC Russ Thaler, Jeremy Roenick, Anson Carter
9:30 p.m. Game 7 – (4) Minnesota at (1) Colorado CNBC John Forslund, Daryl Reaugh
10 p.m. Game 7 – (3) Los Angeles at (2) San Jose NBCSN Dave Strader, Brian Engblom

TONIGHT – APRIL 30

NBCSN’s Game 7 tripleheader coverage begins tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh, alongside analysts and former NHL players Mike Milbury and Keith Jones. CNBC will present pre-game coverage at 9 p.m. ET, with Russ Thaler hosting NHL Live alongside analysts and former NHL players Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter.

Game 7 between the (3) Flyers and (2) Rangers kicks off tonight’s tripleheader on NBCSN at 7 p.m. ET. Last night, Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds recorded a hat trick en route to a 5-2 win in Philadelphia. This is the first Game 7 between the Flyers and Rangers in 40 years, when the Flyers recorded a 4-3 win over the Rangers at the Spectrum. The Rangers return to Madison Square Garden tonight, where they are 5-0 all-time in Game 7s. Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike “Doc” Emrick will call the action alongside Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire from New York.

CNBC’s coverage on Wednesday will start at 9:30 p.m. ET with Game 7 between the Avalanche and Wild. The home team has won each of the first six games of this series, including Minnesota’s 5-2 win on Monday night. This is the second time the Wild and Avalanche have squared off in a Game 7. On April 22, 2003, the Wild defeated the Avalanche by a score of 3-2 in overtime, in what was the final game of current Avs coach Patrick Roy’s career. John Forslund (play-by-play) and Daryl Reaugh (analyst) will have the call from Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.

NBCSN’s first-round coverage concludes with Kings-Sharks at 10 p.m. ET, as the Kings look to pull off an improbable comeback with four straight victories to erase a 3-0 series deficit. Only three teams have ever rallied from a 0-3 deficit to win a Stanley Cup Playoff series (’42 Toronto Maple Leafs, ’75 New York Islanders, ’10 Philadelphia Flyers). Current Kings forwards Jeff Carter and Mike Richards were members of the 2010 Flyers team that came back to defeat the Boston Bruins.

The Sharks are the last team to relinquish a 3-0 series lead in the first round. In 2011, the Detroit Red Wings stormed back with three straight wins, only to see the Sharks rebound and win Game 7 in San Jose. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (analyst) will have the call from the SAP Center at San Jose in San Jose, Calif.

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF GAME 7 FACTS

Tonight’s Game 7 tripleheader marks just the fifth time in major professional sports history that three Game 7 matchups have been played on one day, the first time that three Stanley Cup Playoff Game 7s have been played on night since April 22, 2003, and involves three teams that played in that tripleheader in 2003, including a Game 7 rematch.

On that date, the Minnesota Wild defeated the Colorado Avalanche by a score of 3-2 in overtime, in what was current Avs coach and hall-of-fame goaltender Patrick Roy’s final game. The Philadelphia Flyers, who play tonight in New York, defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-1.

  • The opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs has now yielded three-or-more Game 7s in four consecutive postseasons:
  • o   2014: 3, TBD
  • o   2013: 3, Home Teams: 1-2
  • o   2012: 3, Home Teams: 1-2
  • o   2011: 4, Home Teams: 3-1
  • Since 2003-04, there have been 22 Game 7s in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Home teams are 10-12 in those contests.
  • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, home teams are 90-59 (.604) all-time in Game 7s contested in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
  • Elias also says that the team that scores first in a Game 7 holds a 111-38 (.745) all-time record.

SECOND ROUND BEGINS TOMORROW NIGHT WITH (3) CANADIENS-(1) BRUINS AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBCSN’s second-round coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. ET with Game 1 between the rival (3) Montreal Canadiens and (1) Boston Bruins from TD Garden in Boston, Mass. Montreal swept Tampa Bay in the first round to advance, while the Bruins defeated Detroit in five games to reach the second round.

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

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

Network Games
NBC 6
NBCSN 26
CNBC 11
NHL-N 2
Total 45

One-goal Games: 23
OT games: 13

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

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

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

Games airing on:

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

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

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Triple-Header of Elimination Games To Cap Thrilling First Round

nhl-logoTRIPLE-HEADER OF ELIMINATION GAMES TO CAP THRILLING FIRST ROUND Long-time Rivals Rangers, Flyers to Clash in Game 7 for First Time Since 1974

NEW YORK (April 30, 2014) — The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers will contest Game 7 of their Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round series tonight at Madison Square Garden in New York (7 p.m., ET, NBCSN, TSN2, RDS), opening a triple-header that also features the Colorado Avalanche hosting the Minnesota Wild (9:30 p.m., ET, CNBC, TSN2, RDS) and the San Jose Sharks welcoming the Los Angeles Kings (10 p.m., ET, NBCSN, CBC, RDS2). It marks the fifth time in NHL history and first time since April 22, 2003, that three or more Game 7s will be played on the same day.

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Day 14 – “NHL Playoff Pass” – Game 6 Showdown Between Rangers And Flyers Tonight At 7:30 P.M. ET on NBCSN

nhl_nbc_2DAY 14 – “NHL PLAYOFF PASS” – GAME 6 SHOWDOWN BETWEEN RANGERS AND FLYERS TONIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Game 6 – (2) Rangers-(3) Flyers at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Rangers Lead 3-2

Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire Call Game 6 in Philly

Game 7 Matchups Set for Wednesday – (4) Wild-(1) Avalanche at 9:30 p.m. ET on CNBC, (3) Kings-(2) Sharks at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN

All Games Will Be Streamed Live On NBC Sports Live Extra Via “TV Everywhere”

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 29, 2014Henrik Lundqvist and the (2) New York Rangers look to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a win on the road in Game 6 against Claude Giroux and the (3) Philadelphia Flyers tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage of Rangers-Flyers begins with NHL Live at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, hosted by Liam McHugh, alongside former NHL players and analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.

The Rangers have led the series three times, only to see the Flyers notch victories in Games 2 and 4 to draw even. A Flyers win tonight in Philadelphia would set the stage for Game 7 tomorrow night in New York, and a Game 7 tripleheader across NBCSN and CNBC.

New York took advantage of the home crowd on Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden in Game 5, building a 3-0 lead with goals from Marc Staal, Brad Richards and Dominic Moore, en route to a 4-2 victory. The winner of the Rangers-Flyers first-round series will face Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike “Doc” Emrick will call the action alongside Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

THE PASS – TUESDAY, APRIL 29 (All times ET)

Time Coverage Network Commentators
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury,Keith Jones
7:30 p.m. Game 6 – (2) N.Y. Rangers at (3) Philadelphia NBCSN Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

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All Stanley Cup Playoff games will be presented on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC (in primetime), and NHL Network. In addition, all Stanley Cup Playoff games airing on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC will be live streamed via NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.

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POTENTIAL GAME 7 TRIPLEHEADER TOMORROW ACROSS NBCSN AND CNBC

Two Game 7 matchups are set for Wednesday night on NBCSN and CNBC, as the (1) Colorado Avalanche look to hold serve at home against the (4) Minnesota Wild, and the (3) Los Angeles Kings look to complete an historic comeback against the (2) San Jose Sharks.

CNBC’s coverage on Wednesday will start at 9:30 p.m. ET with Game 7 between the Avalanche and Wild. The home team has won each of the first six games of this series, including Minnesota’s 5-2 win on Monday night, as Wild captain Zach Parise scored the game-winning goal and recorded four points to force Game 7 back in Denver. The winner of Wild-Avalanche will go on to face the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks in the second round.

NBCSN will present coverage of Game 7 on Wednesday between the Sharks and Kings at 10 p.m. ET tomorrow night, as the Kings look to pull off an improbable comeback with four straight victories to erase a 3-0 series deficit. Justin Williams broke a 1-1 tie with just over eight minutes remaining in the third period on Monday night, as the Kings went on to win 4-1, and force Game 7 back in San Jose.

Only three teams have ever rallied from a 0-3 deficit to win a Stanley Cup Playoff series (’42 Toronto Maple Leafs, ’75 New York Islanders, ’10 Philadelphia Flyers). The winner of Kings-Sharks will go on to face the Anaheim Ducks in the second round.

With two Game 7 matchups already for set for tomorrow night, a Flyers win in Game 6 tonight against the Rangers would set the stage for a Game 7 tripleheader on Wednesday night across NBCSN and CNBC. Game coverage would begin with Game 7 between the Rangers and Flyers from Madison Square Garden at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

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

Network Games
NBC 6
NBCSN 25
CNBC 11
NHL-N 2
Total 44

One-goal Games: 23
OT games: 13

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

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

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

Games airing on:

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

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