Game 6 – (1) Canadiens-(2) Lightning – Lightning Lead 3-2 – Tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Rangers Host Capitals in Game 7 Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Rangers-Capitals Game 6 on NBCSN is Second Most-Watched Stanley Cup Playoff Game on Cable of 2015 Postseason
14 of 20 Second-Round Games Decided by One Goal
Conference Finals Begin Later This Week; Blackhawks vs. Ducks in Western Conference Final, Eastern Conference Final TBD
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 12, 2015 – Steven Stamkos and the (2) Tampa Bay Lightning can advance in the bracket to the Eastern Conference Final for the first time since 2010 with a Game 6 victory tonight when they host P.K. Subban and the (1) Montreal Canadiens at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. NBC Sports Group’s coverage of this exciting second round has featured 14 of 20 games decided by one goal, including 10 of the last 12 games.
Tonight’s pre-game coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh, with analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.
“NHL Playoff Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick daily overview of Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, plus information and highlights. The Pass will be published weekdays to preview that evening’s games. Friday editions will include weekend information.
All Stanley Cup Playoff games will be presented on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC and NHL Network. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide streaming coverage of games airing on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC via “TV Everywhere.”
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THE PASS – TUESDAY, MAY 12 (All times ET)
|7 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Liam McHugh, Mike
Milbury, Keith Jones
|7:30 p.m.||Game 6 – (1) Montreal at (2) Tampa Bay||NBCSN||Kenny Albert, Joe
Micheletti, Pierre McGuire
TONIGHT – MAY 12
GAME 6 – (1) CANADIENS-(2) LIGHTNING – TONIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – LIGHTNING LEAD 3-2
The Lightning look to advance to the Eastern Conference Final with a Game 6 win tonight at home against the Canadiens. Tampa Bay won the first three games of the series, but Montreal has responded with wins in Games 4 and 5 to keep its season alive, including a 6-2 win in Game 4 in Tampa.
If the Lightning win, they will move on to the Eastern Conference Final for the first time since 2010, when they lost to the Boston Bruins in seven games. The Canadiens will look to survive and force a Game 7, giving them the opportunity to become the fifth team in NHL playoff history to win a series after trailing 3-0, and a chance to return to the Eastern Conference Final for the second straight season.
Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Joe Micheletti (analyst) and Emmy Award-winning Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire will call the action from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13
GAME 7 – (2) CAPITALS-(1) RANGERS – TOMORROW AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – SERIES TIED 3-3
Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers look to complete their second straight comeback from a 3-1 second-round series deficit in as many years, when they host Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals in Game 7 tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Following defenseman Ryan McDonagh’s overtime-winner on Friday night to give the Rangers a 2-1 win in Game 5, Chris Kreider scored twice and Lundqvist stopped 42 shots as the Rangers held on for a 4-3 win in Game 6 on Sunday night in Washington.
The Capitals are 4-9 in Game 7s since 1987, while the Rangers have won five straight Game 7s since 2012. Washington has already won a Game 7 this year, defeating the Islanders by a score of 2-1 in Game 7 in the first round. Last year, the Rangers erased a 3-1 series deficit against the Penguins to win their second-round series against Pittsburgh.
Three-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator and Sports Illustrated 2014 Media Person of the Year Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire will call the action from the Madison Square Garden in New York.
RANGERS-CAPITALS GAME 6 ON NBCSN IS SECOND MOST-WATCHED STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF GAME ON CABLE OF 2015 POSTSEASON
NBCSN’s presentation of Game 6 between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals on Sunday night (7:06-10 p.m. ET) averaged 1.948 million viewers, ranking as the second most-watched Stanley Cup Playoff game on cable in the 2015 postseason. Viewership peaked in the game’s final quarter-hour with nearly 2.6 million viewers (2.589).
14 OF 20 SECOND-ROUND GAMES DECIDED BY ONE GOAL
The second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs has featured dramatic finishes to the vast majority of games. 14 of 20 second-round games have been decided by one goal, including four overtime games, as well as Anaheim’s 4-2 win in Game 4 of its series against Calgary, which featured a late empty-net goal for a two-goal victory.
All six of the games in the Rangers-Capitals series have been decided by one goal, and the Rangers have appeared in a Stanley Cup Playoff-record 13 straight one-goal games, dating back to Game 4 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final against the Los Angeles Kings.
CONFERENCE FINALS BEGIN LATER THIS WEEK; BLACKHAWKS VS. DUCKS IN WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL, EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL TBD
The Eastern and Western Conference Finals will begin later this week, dependent upon the results of the Rangers-Capitals and Canadiens-Lightning series. The Anaheim Ducks advanced to the Western Conference Final with their Game 5 win last night over the Calgary Flames, while the Chicago Blackhawks advanced in the bracket by completing a four-game sweep of the Minnesota Wild last week.
GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR
For the fourth consecutive year, NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC and NHL Network are combining to televise every Stanley Cup Playoff game nationally.
One-goal Games: 36
OT games: 14
COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE
Comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be provided daily via NBC Sports Regional Networks, available in more than 50 million U.S. households. Comcast SportsNet Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will provide the hometown fans of the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals, respectively, with comprehensive coverage throughout their teams’ Stanley Cup Playoff runs, including pre- and post-game shows and extensive on-line coverage via Comcast SportsNet’s team of NHL Insiders.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA COVERAGE
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