NHL NETWORK AND NHL.COM UNVEIL COVERAGE PLANS FOR 2013 STANLEY CUP FINAL
Live Broadcast of Media Day, 2013 NHL Awards Special Broadcast
and Guest Analysts Among Highlights
NEW YORK (June 10, 2013) – NHL Network™, NHL.com and NHL Social will be front and center throughout the 2013 Stanley Cup® Final between the Western Conference champion Chicago Blackhawks and the Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins, reporting on every angle and providing fans with the most comprehensive coverage of the NHL’s ultimate event.
NHL Network will begin its Stanley Cup Final coverage live from the Western Conference champion’s home on Tuesday, June 11, at 1 p.m., ET, with three hours of exclusive programming from the League’s annual “Media Day” — a gathering of every player, coach and GM participating in the Final. For fans who aren’t able to watch the coverage live, NHL Network will air a recap show at 7 p.m. ET delivering all of the highlights from the day’s event.
On game days, NHL Network will have three hours of live coverage leading up to the game beginning with Cisco NHL Live from 5-6 p.m. ET, followed by NHL Tonight: 2013 Stanley Cup Final Pre-Game Show from 6-8 p.m. ET. Once the game is completed, NHL Tonight: 2013 Stanley Cup Final Post-Game Show takes to the air to give fans a complete recap of the game including post-game press conferences and analysis goals, saves and plays of the night. Fans are invited to visit the NHL Network set outside of each arena pre- and post-game to watch the show broadcast live.
On non-game days, NHL Network will air Cisco NHL Live from 5-7 p.m. ET on weeknights, and NHL Tonight: 2013 Stanley Cup Final Edition each evening from 7-8 p.m. ET.
On Friday, June 14 at 5 p.m. ET the day prior to Game 2 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, NHL Network™ in the U.S. and Canada will televise a one-hour special announcing the winners of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, Frank J. Selke Trophy, Jack Adams Award, King Clancy Memorial Trophy, Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award presented by Bridgestone, NHL Foundation Player Award and the NHL General Manager of the Year Award. The program will be hosted by NHL Network’s Kathryn Tappen and produced from the NHL Network set on location in Chicago at the Stanley Cup Final. The 2013 NHL Awards special will be followed by NHL Tonight: Stanley Cup Final Edition at 7 p.m. ET. NHL.com also will stream the show live with running commentary by NHL writers and experts.
Additional Stanley Cup Final programming and re-air information can be found on our online listings page at:
NHL Tonight will be anchored by Kathryn Tappen, Kevin Weekes and Barry Melrose – some of the most recognizable, provocative, entertaining and respected personalities in hockey. The show also will feature a number of special guest analysts including NHL alumnus Darren Pang, who currently also serves on the broadcast team for NBC and the St. Louis Blues and has been a part of over 95 national Stanley Cup Final game’s broadcasts. Rounding out the on-air roster is Doug Weight, who currently serves as the New York Islanders assistant coach and special assistant to the general
manager, and current NHL Network analyst and former NHL player Mike Johnson.
NHL Network’s E.J. Hradek and Steve Mears will co-host Cisco NHL Live on all game days. Joe Micheletti, the long-time New York Rangers analyst on MSG Network will report the Eastern Conference and John Forslund, the current play-by-play announcer for the Carolina Hurricanes will cover the Western Conference.
Throughout the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final, NHL.com will stream NHL Network original programming in addition to delivering original content created by a team of reporters, writers and videographers. NHL.com will once again feature multiple camera choices for fans watching a live stream of NHL Tonight: 2013 Stanley Cup Final Media Day, allowing them to pick from four podiums at any given time to ensure being able to catch interviews with their favorite player or coach.
NHL.com will live stream all pre and post-game NHL Network programming, post-game press conferences in addition to featuring extensive behind-the-scenes coverage of the Championship celebration with the Cup-winning club.
In addition to live streaming the NHL Network’s 2013 NHL Awards special the day before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, NHL.com will continue to provide full coverage of all the 2013 NHL Awards™, including the Hart Memorial Trophy, James Norris Memorial Trophy, Calder Memorial Trophy, Vezina Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award, with live updates of each award, an interactive chat with fans during both television specials, video features and reaction from the winners.
NHL Social will be on location and behind the scenes at the Stanley Cup Final, delivering real-time updates through the League’s official accounts on multiple social networking websites for fans to follow wherever they are through their preferred social platform. Follow the NHL on Twitter (@NHL), Facebook (Facebook.com/NHL and Facebook.com/StanleyCup), Instagram (instagram.com/NHL), Google+ (google.com/+NHL), Pinterest (pinterest.com/NHL), and Foursquare (foursquare.com/NHL). To join the conversation, fans are encouraged to use the official hashtag #StanleyCup and series hashtag #CHIvsBOS.
NHL GameCenter™, the League’s best-in-class global mobile product developed for smart phones and tablets through multiple carriers, will serve as a companion for fans when watching live NHL games, offering the latest news and game highlights throughout the Stanley Cup Final.
The NHL will once again offer Verizon NHL GameCenter Premium™ App users the ability to live stream Stanley Cup Final games on their 4G phone or tablet that air on NBC broadcast channel.
NHL Network Schedule: (all times ET and subject to change)
Tuesday, June 11
1-4 p.m. – NHL Tonight: 2013 Stanley Cup Final Media
4-7 p.m. – NHL Tonight: 2013 Stanley Cup Final Media (re-air)
7-8 p.m. – NHL Tonight: 2013 Stanley Cup Final Media Day Recap (will re-air throughout the evening)
Friday, June 14
5-6 p.m. – 2013 NHL Awards
6-7 p.m. – 2013 NHL Awards (re-air)
7-8 p.m. – NHL Tonight: Stanley Cup Final Edition
Stanley Cup Final Game Days
5-6 p.m. ET – Cisco NHL Live
6-8 p.m. ET – NHL Tonight: 2013 Stanley Cup Final Pre-Game Show
1-2 Hour Post – NHL Tonight: 2013 Stanley Cup Final Post Game Show
Stanley Cup Final Non-Game Days
5-7 p.m. ET – Cisco NHL Live (Weekdays Only)
7-8 p.m. ET – NHL Tonight: 2013 Stanley Cup Final Edition
Follow NHL Network on Twitter:
NHL Network: @NHLNetwork
Barry Melrose: @NHLBarryMelrose
Craig Button: @CraigJButton
Darren Pang: @Panger40
EJ Hradek: @EJHradek_NHL
Glenn Schiiler: @GlennSchiiler
Joe Micheletti: @Micheletti_12
John Forslund: @JohnForslund
Kathryn Tappen: @KathrynTappen
Kevin Weekes: @KevinWeekes
Mark Roe: @MarkRoeTV
Mike Johnson: @Mike_p_Johnson
Steve Mears: @MearsyNHL
Hashtag: #StanleyCup, #NHLNetwork, #CHIvsBOS