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

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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.

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

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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Starting Times Set For Tuesday’s Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Schedule

nhl-logo STARTING TIMES SET FOR TUESDAY’S STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND SCHEDULE

NEW YORK (April 27, 2014) – The National Hockey League today announced updated start time information for the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

·    The starting time for Game 6 of the series between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers has been set for 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 29, in Philadelphia.  The game will be seen on NBCSports Network, TSN and RDS.

·    The starting time for a potential Game 7 of the series between the Anaheim Ducks and Dallas Stars has been set for 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT on Tuesday, April 29, in Anaheim.  The game will be seen on NBC Sports Network, TSN and RDS.

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Day 13 – Stanley Cup Playoff Game 6 Tripleheader Tonight Across NBCSN and CNBC

nbc-sports-groupGame 6 – (1) Penguins-(4) Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Penguins Lead 3-2

Game 6 – (1) Avalanche-(4) Wild at 9 p.m. ET on CNBC – Avalanche Lead 3-2

Game 6 – (2) Sharks-(3) Kings at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Sharks Lead 3-2

All Games Will Be Streamed Live Via NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 28, 2014 – NBC Sports Group presents three pivotal Game 6 Stanley Cup Playoff matchups across NBCSN and CNBC tonight, as the Penguins, Avalanche, and Sharks all look to close out their first-round series on the road and advance to the second round, starting tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN when (1) Pittsburgh visits the (4) Columbus Blue Jackets.

NBCSN’s coverage continues at 10 p.m. ET when the (2) San Jose Sharks look to close out their series against the surging (3) Los Angeles Kings, following the Kings’ victories in Games 4 and 5 to force Game 6 in Los Angeles.

CNBC’s coverage begins tonight at 9 p.m. ET with Game 6 between the (1) Colorado Avalanche and (4) Minnesota Wild, as the Avalanche look to advance to the second round and build off of momentum from their Game 5 overtime win on Saturday night.

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

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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.

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

THE PASS – MONDAY, APRIL 28 (All times ET)

Time Coverage Network Commentators
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Kathryn Tappen, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones
7 p.m. Game 6 – (1) Pittsburgh at (4) Columbus NBCSN Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire
9 p.m. Game 6 – (1) Colorado at (4) Minnesota CNBC Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro, Farhan Lalji
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) CNBC Russ Thaler, Anson Carter
10 p.m. Game 6 – (2) San Jose at (3) Los Angeles NBCSN Randy Hahn, Drew Remenda

TONIGHT – APRIL 28

NHL Live, hosted by Kathryn Tappen, Mike Milbury, and Keith Jones begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.  Russ Thaler will host NHL Live on CNBC at 9 p.m. ET alongside Anson Carter, leading into coverage of Avalanche-Wild.

Game coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN following NHL Live, as the (1) Pittsburgh Penguins look to advance to the second round with a victory over the (4) Columbus Blue Jackets. After the Blue Jackets scored early in Game 5 to take a 1-0 lead, the Penguins responded with goals from Chris Kunitz, Jussi Jokinen and Kris Letang, as Pittsburgh outshot Columbus 51-24 and won 3-1 to carry a 3-2 series lead back to Columbus. Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

CNBC presents Game 6 between the (1) Colorado Avalanche and (4) Minnesota Wild at 9 p.m. ET, as the Wild look to hold off the Avs and force a decisive Game 7 in Denver. Minnesota looked primed to take control of the series with a 3-2 lead late in Game 5, until P.A. Parenteau scored with 1:14 remaining in the third period, and Nathan MacKinnon scored 3:27 into overtime to give Colorado a 4-3 win, and a 3-2 series lead. Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro and Farhan Lalji will call the action from the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

NBCSN’s doubleheader continues at 10 p.m. ET as the (2) San Jose Sharks try for third time to eliminate the (3) Los Angeles Kings and advance to the second round. San Jose held a 3-0 series lead heading into Game 4 in Los Angeles, but the Kings earned decisive 6-3 and 3-0 victories in Games 4 and 5 to seize momentum and force Game 6 in Los Angeles. Randy Hahn (play-by-play) and Drew Remenda (analyst) will call the action from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

In the event that the Penguins-Blue Jackets game on NBCSN runs beyond 10:15 p.m. ET, NHL Network will air puck drop of Sharks-Kings. Sharks-Kings will return to NBCSN immediately following the conclusion of Penguins-Blue Jackets, where it will be seen in its entirety.

REMINDER: Games airing on cable in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs are subject to local blackouts.

BLUES-BLACKHAWKS AND FLYERS-RANGERS DRAW BIG RATINGS ON NBC

Yesterday’s Blues-Blackhawks game on NBC (3-6pm ET) delivered a 2.3 overnight rating, the highest of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs so far. There is no comparison to last year.

The game drew a 17.2 HH rating in Chicago, the highest ever for a first round Blackhawks game in the market. It drew a 12.7 HH rating in St. Louis, the highest for any Blues game ever on NBC in the market. NBC was the No. 1 network in both markets during the game.

Yesterday’s Flyers-Rangers game on NBC (Noon-3pm ET) posted a 1.6 overnight rating. There is no comparison to last year.

The game drew a 3.7 HH rating in the New York market, the highest ever rating for a first round Rangers game on NBC in the market. In Philadelphia, the game drew a 7.2HH rating. NBC was the No. 1 network in both markets during the game.

Final viewership figures for this weekend’s games, including those on cable, will be ready later today or this week.

(2) RANGERS-(3) FLYERS – GAME 6 – TUESDAY AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBCSN will present Game 6 between the (2) New York Rangers and (3) Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. ET, as the Rangers look to advance to the second round with a win on the road. The home team has won every game thus far in the series, including the Rangers’ 4-2 victory in New York on Sunday afternoon to take a 3-2 series lead.

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

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 23
CNBC 10
NHL-N 2
Total 41

One-goal Games: 22
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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National Broadcast Information Set For Monday’s Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Schedule

nhl-logo NEW YORK (April 27, 2014) – The National Hockey League announced updated Game 6 national broadcast information for the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

·    Game 6 of the series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus  Blue Jackets at 7:00 p.m. ET on Monday, April 28, in Columbus will be seen on NBC Sports Network and CBC.

·    Game 6 of the series between the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT on Monday, April 28, in Minnesota will be seen on CNBC and TSN.

·    Game 6 of the series between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT on Monday, April 28, in Los Angeles will be seen on NBC Sports Network and CBC.

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DAYS 10-12 – “NHL Playoff Pass” – Pivotal Game 5 And Game 6 Matchups Highlight NBC Sports Group’s Stanley Cup Playoff Coverage This Weekend

nbc-sports-groupGame 4 – (2) Rangers-(3) Flyers at 7 p.m. ET on CNBC – Rangers Lead 2-1

Game 5 – (3) Blackhawks-(2) Blues at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Series Tied 2-2

Game 5 – (4) Stars-(1) Ducks at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Series Tied 2-2

Viewership on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC Up 51% vs. 2013; Game 4 Bruins-Red Wings Produces Strong Streaming Numbers

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

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 25, 2014 Pivotal Game 5 and Game 6 Stanley Cup Playoff matchups will be featured across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, and NBC Sports Live Extra this weekend, as first-round coverage continues with teams battling for their playoff lives.

The first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs has so far been highlighted by comebacks and dramatic conclusions, as 23 of 31 games have been won in come-from-behind fashion. A team has overcome a multi-goal deficit in nine of those wins, breaking the record set in 1991 (8) for the most such victories in first-round history; there were only eight such victories in the entire 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The action begins tonight in Philadelphia with Game 4 between the (3) Flyers and (2) New York Rangers, as the Flyers look to even the series at two. NBCSN’s doubleheader begins at 8 p.m. ET, as the (2) St. Louis Blues host the (3) Chicago Blackhawks in Game 5, with the series deadlocked at two games apiece. Coverage continues at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with another pivotal Game 5, as the (1) Anaheim Ducks host the (4) Dallas Stars with their series tied at two.

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

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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.

Please note that dates and commentating assignments for some of this weekend’s games have been updated from previous releases. For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall NHL Playoff coverage, please click here.

THE PASS – FRIDAY, APRIL 25-SUNDAY, APRIL 27 (All times ET)

FRIDAY, APRIL 25
Time Coverage Network Commentators
7 p.m. Game 4 – (2) N.Y. Rangers at (3) Philadelphia CNBC Ken Daniels, Pierre McGuire
NHL Live CNBC Russ Thaler, Anson Carter
7 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Jeremy Roenick
8 p.m. Game 5 – (3) Chicago at (2) St. Louis NBCSN Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
10:30 p.m. Game 5 – (4) Dallas at (1) Anaheim NBCSN John Walton, Butch Goring
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
3 p.m. Game 5 – (4) Detroit at (1) Boston NBC Dave Strader, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) NBC Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Russ Thaler, Mike Milbury, Jeremy Roenick
7 p.m. Game 5 – (4) Columbus at (1) Pittsburgh NBCSN Ken Daniels, Joe Micheletti
9:30 p.m. Game 5 – (4) Minnesota at (1) Colorado NBCSN John Forslund, Tripp Tracy
10 p.m. Game 5 – (3) Los Angeles at (2) San Jose CNBC Randy Hahn, Drew Remenda
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) CNBC Dave Briggs, Anson Carter
SUNDAY, APRIL 27
Noon Game 5 – (3) Philadelphia at (2) N.Y. Rangers NBC Kenny Albert, Brian Engblom
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) NBC Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones
3 p.m. Game 6 – (2) St. Louis at (3) Chicago NBC Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
7:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Kathryn Tappen, Jeremy Roenick, Anson Carter
8 p.m. Game 6 – (1) Anaheim at (4) Dallas NBCSN Gord Miller, Joe Micheletti

TONIGHT – APRIL 25

NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, and Jeremy Roenick, begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Russ Thaler will host NHL Live on CNBC alongside Anson Carter, throughout coverage of Rangers-Flyers.

Game coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET on CNBC when the (3) Philadelphia Flyers host the (2) New York Rangers in Game 4 of their first-round series, with the Rangers holding a 2-1 advantage through three games. In Game 3, Martin St. Louis scored and added an assist, as Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves in a 4-1 victory. Ken Daniels (play-by-play) Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

NBCSN presents a doubleheader of Western Conference Stanley Cup Playoff matchups, starting at 8 p.m. ET with Game 5 between the (3) Chicago Blackhawks and (2) St. Louis Blues. Patrick Kane scored twice in Game 4, including the game-winner 11:17 into overtime, to give the Blackhawks a 4-3 win and tie the series at two. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom will call the game from Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.

NBCSN’s doubleheader continues at 10:30 p.m. ET as the (1) Anaheim Ducks host the (4) Dallas Stars in Game 5 of their first-round series. The home team has won each of the first four games, including Dallas’ 4-2 win on Wednesday night, as the Stars erased a 2-0 second-period deficit. John Walton (play-by-play) and Butch Goring (analyst) will have the call from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

NBC, NBCSN and CNBC will combine to present four Game 5s on Saturday, starting at 3 p.m. ET on NBC with Game 5 between the (1) Boston Bruins and (4) Detroit Red Wings, as Boston looks to advance to the second round with a win. In Game 4, Jerome Iginla’s deflection at 13:32 of overtime beat Red Wings goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to give Boston a 3-2 win, and a 3-1 series lead. Strader, McGuire and Eddie Olczyk will have the call from TD Garden in Boston, Mass.

NBCSN’s coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with a Game 5 matchup between the (1) Pittsburgh Penguins and (4) Columbus Blue Jackets, as Columbus looks to carry momentum from a thrilling win in Game 4. Brandon Dubinsky scored with 24 seconds left in regulation to tie the game 3-3, and Nick Foligno scored 2:49 into overtime to give the Blue Jackets a 4-3 win and tie the series at two games apiece. No lead has been safe in this series; in each game, the team that has held a 3-1 lead has gone on to lose the game by a score of 4-3. Daniels (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (analyst) will provide live commentary from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

The action continues on NBCSN at 9:30 p.m. ET with the (1) Colorado Avalanche and (4) Minnesota Wild in Game 5 of their series, following the Wild’s two victories in Minnesota to even the series at two. Minnesota has stymied Colorado over the last two games, limiting the Avalanche to just one goal and 34 shots over two games at Xcel Energy Center. John Forslund (play-by-play) and Tripp Tracy (analyst) will have the call from Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.

CNBC’s coverage starts at 10 p.m. ET with Game 5 between the (2) Los Angeles Kings and (3) San Jose Sharks, as the Sharks look to close out the series and advance to the second round. Marian Gaborik and Justin Williams each scored twice on Thursday night, as the Kings defeated the Sharks 6-3 in Game 4 in Los Angeles to extend the series. Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda will call the action from the SAP Center at San Jose in San Jose, Calif.

SUNDAY, APRIL 27

Sunday’s Stanley Cup Playoff action features a doubleheader on NBC, starting at Noon ET with Game 5 between the Rangers and Flyers. Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Engblom (analyst) will call the action from Madison Square Garden in New York.

NBC’s coverage continues at 3 p.m. ET with Game 6 between the Blues and Blackhawks. Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike “Doc” Emrick will call the action alongside Olczyk and McGuire from United Center in Chicago, Ill.

NBCSN will present Game 6 between the Ducks and Stars at 8 p.m. ET, as the series shifts back to Dallas. Gord Miller (play-by-play) and Micheletti (analyst) will provide live commentary from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

In the event that a game runs late and beyond puck drop of the following game on NBC, NBCSN or CNBC, the start of the later game will air on NHL Network, and will remain on NHL Network until the early game has concluded. The late game will then return to its original network where it will be seen in its entirety.

REMINDER: Games airing on cable in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs are subject to local blackouts.

VIEWERSHIP & CONSUMPTION

COVERAGE ON NBC/NBCSN/CNBC UP 51 % VS. 2013

Through the first eight days of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC/NBCSN/CNBC, games averaged 716,000 viewers, up 51% from the same point in the playoffs last year (475,000 viewers). The Stanley Cup Playoffs across NBC/NBCSN/CNBC have reached a total audience of 19.776 million viewers through eight days, up 22% from the same point in the playoffs last year (16.209 million).

BRUINS-RED WINGS GAME 4 DELIVERS STRONG STREAMING VIEWERSHIP

Last night’s Game 4 matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings, in which the Bruins defeated the Red Wings by a score of 3-2 in overtime, was the second-best authentication-required first-round game in all key metrics of first-round games ever. This surpassed the mark set by Game 4 between the Blues and Blackhawks one day earlier, which ranked second at the time.

The game delivered 149,000 live starts, 2.64 million minutes watched, 57,000 visits, and 50,000 uniques.

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 3
NBCSN 18
CNBC 8
NHL-N 2
Total 31

One-goal Games: 18
OT games: 10

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.”

– NBC Sports Group –