Blackhawks-Flyers – 2010 Stanley Cup Final Rematch –Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Steven Stamkos and Tampa Bay Lightning Visit Henrik Zetterberg and Detroit Red Wings Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Rangers-Blackhawks Ties Record for Highest-Rated Regular-Season Game Ever on NBCSN, Sets Streaming Records on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 12, 2015 – NBCSN presents a 2010 Stanley Cup Final rematch this week on Wednesday Night Rivalry, when Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers host Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET. Pre-game coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live.
This week’s NHL coverage begins tomorrow night with a rematch from last year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, when Steven Stamkos and the defending Eastern Conference Champion Tampa Bay Lightning face Henrik Zetterberg and the Detroit Red Wings at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Three-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call of Blackhawks-Flyers on Wednesday night. Chris Cuthbert (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will provide commentary for Lightning-Red Wings tomorrow night.
NHL Live begins at 7 p.m. ET tomorrow and Wednesday night. Liam McHugh will anchor studio coverage alongside analysts and former NHL players Mike Milbury and Keith Jones. NHL insider Bob McKenzie will join NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry coverage to provide the latest in-depth news from around the league.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY: BLACKHAWKS-FLYERS – WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Blackhawks and Flyers square off on Wednesday Night Rivalry in a rematch of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final. The Blackhawks enter this week’s action after sweeping a home-and-home series with the New York Islanders. The Flyers will complete a home-and-home series with the Florida Panthers tonight. The Flyers won the most recent meeting between the two teams by a score of 4-1 in Philadelphia last March, as Giroux and Wayne Simmonds scored for the Flyers.
This is just the fourth meeting between the two teams in Philadelphia since the 2010 Stanley Cup Final. Chicago defeated Philadelphia in six games, the first of the Blackhawks’ three championships in six seasons, as Patrick Kane scored the Cup-clinching goal in overtime of Game 6 in The City of Brotherly Love.
Pre-game coverage on NHL Live will include an interview with NHL Live’s Kathryn Tappen and Claude Giroux, as well as a look back at the 2010 Stanley Cup Final.
Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.
LIGHTNING-RED WINGS – TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Red Wings look to avenge their first-round loss to the Lightning in the 2015 postseason with a win tomorrow night in Detroit. The Lightning earned the distinction as the first team to win in the NHL’s new 3-on-3 overtime format, as defenseman Jason Garrison scored on a breakaway to give the Lightning a 3-2 win in their season-opener on Thursday night. The Red Wings opened their season this past weekend with wins against Toronto and Carolina. Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader scored four goals and added an assist in the two wins to earn NHL First Star of the Week honors. Last season, the Lightning outlasted the Red Wings in a seven-game first-round series, as Ben Bishop recorded a shutout in a 2-0 Game 7 win in Tampa.
Chris Cuthbert (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will provide live commentary from Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich.
RANGERS-BLACKHAWKS TIES RECORD FOR HIGHEST-RATED REGULAR SEASON GAME EVER ON NBCSN, SETS STREAMING RECORDS ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBCSN’s opening-night presentation featuring the New York Rangers and the defending-champion Chicago Blackhawks produced a 0.57 rating to tie the record as the highest-rated regular-season game ever on NBCSN. The telecast (8:32-11:01 p.m. ET) averaged 925,000 viewers to rank as the fourth most-watched regular-season game ever on NBCSN, and viewership peaked in 8:45-9 p.m. ET quarter-hour with 1.115 million viewers. In addition, Rangers-Blackhawks on NBC Sports Live Extra was the most-streamed NHL regular-season game ever, with records in live minutes watched (3.7 million) and uniques (64,000).
The nightcap of NBCSN’s opening night doubleheader, featuring the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings, averaged 396,000 viewers, up 41% vs. NBCSN’s 2014-15 late-game regular-season average.
Following is this week’s NHL coverage on NBCSN:
|Tues., October 13||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Tampa Bay at Detroit||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||10 p.m.*|
|Wed., October 14||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Wednesday Night Rivalry – Chicago at Philadelphia||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||10:30 p.m.*|
*immediately following game coverage
2015-16 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN
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