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.
“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.
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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THE PASS – MONDAY, APRIL 28 (All times ET)
|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.
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.”
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