Game 3 – (2) Lightning-(3) Red Wings – Series Tied 1-1 – Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Game 4 – (2) Capitals-(3) Islanders – Islanders Lead 2-1– Tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on USA Network
Game 4 – (2) Predators-(3) Blackhawks – Blackhawks Lead 2-1 – Tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Game 4 – (2) Canucks-(3) Flames – Flames Lead 2-1 – Tonight at 10 p.m. ET on USA Network
Tonight’s Pre-game Coverage Begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live
Eddie Olczyk to Join NBC Sports Group’s Coverage of the 2015 Kentucky Derby
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 21, 2015 – NBCSN and USA Network present a pair of NHL doubleheaders tonight, marking Day 7 of NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, beginning at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Steven Stamkos and the (2) Tampa Bay Lightning visit Pavel Datsyuk and the (3) Detroit Red Wings in Game 3 of their first-round series.
A trio of Game 4 matchups tonight begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on USA Network, when John Tavares and the (3) New York Islanders host Alex Ovechkin and the (3) Washington Capitals, with the Isles holding a 2-1 series lead. NBCSN’s coverage continues at 9:30 p.m. ET, when Jonathan Toews and the (3) Chicago Blackhawks look to increase their 2-1 series advantage against Pekka Rinne and the (2) Nashville Predators. USA Network rounds out tonight’s Game 4 coverage at 10 p.m. ET, when Johnny Gaudreau and the (3) Calgary Flames host Daniel Sedin and the (2) Vancouver Canucks.
“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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EDDIE OLCZYK TO JOIN NBC SPORTS GROUP’S COVERAGE OF THE 2015 KENTUCKY DERBY
NBC Sports Group lead hockey analyst and veteran horse racing enthusiast Eddie Olczyk will join NBC and NBCSN coverage of the 2015 Kentucky Derby as a handicapper, his first-ever assignment as a commentator at the event, it was announced today. Olczyk previously worked NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2014 Breeders’ Cup and the “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In” on NBC and NBCSN. He will serve as a handicapper for NBC Sports Group’s full Triple Crown horse racing coverage this year.
Click here for more information on Olczyk joining NBC Sports Group’s 2015 Kentucky Derby coverage.
THE PASS – TUESDAY, APRIL 21 (All times ET)
|6 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Kathryn Tappen, Mike
Milbury, Keith Jones
|7 p.m.||Game 3 – (2) Tampa Bay at (3) Detroit||NBCSN||John Forslund,
|7:30 p.m.||Game 4 – (2) Washington at (3) N.Y. Islanders||USA Network||Kenny Albert,
|NHL Live (Intermission Reports)||USA Network||Dave Briggs, Jeremy
Roenick, Anson Carter
|9:30 p.m.||Game 4 – (2) Nashville at (3) Chicago||NBCSN||Gord Miller,
|10 p.m.||Game 4 – (2) Vancouver at (3) Calgary||USA Network||Chris Cuthbert,
TONIGHT – APRIL 21
NHL Live begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, hosted by Kathryn Tappen with analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Keith Jones. Host Dave Briggs will anchor USA Network’s studio coverage, alongside analysts and former players Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter.
GAME 3 – (2) LIGHTNING-(3) RED WINGS – TONIGHT AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – SERIES TIED 1-1
The Red Wings return to Detroit tonight to host the Lightning in Game 3 of their first-round series. Tampa Bay earned a decisive 5-1 victory over Detroit on Saturday afternoon, led by Tyler Johnson’s two goals. Detroit goaltender Petr Mrazek will get the start in net for the Red Wings tonight, who have been outshot by a 76-38 margin through the first two games of the series.
John Forslund (play-by-play) and Andy Brickley (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call the action from Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich.
GAME 4 – (2) CAPITALS-(3) ISLANDERS – TONIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON USA NETWORK – ISLANDERS LEAD 2-1
John Tavares and the New York Islanders look to carry momentum of their Game 3 overtime victory into tonight’s matchup against Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals at Nassau Coliseum. Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime on Sunday, the Islanders’ first overtime playoff goal since 1993, to seize a 2-1 series lead over Washington, despite 40 saves from Caps goaltender Braden Holtby.
Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winning Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.
GAME 4 – (2) PREDATORS-(3) BLACKHAWKS – TONIGHT AT 9:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – BLACKHAWKS LEAD 2-1
The Blackhawks look to take a commanding 3-1 series lead against the Predators tonight in Chicago, following a 4-2 win in Game 3 on Sunday in which Jonathan Toews (1g/1a) and Marian Hossa (2a) each recorded two points. Nashville will once again be without star defenseman Shea Weber, who left Game 2 with a lower-body injury and did not travel with the team to Chicago.
Gord Miller (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call the action from the United Center in Chicago, Ill.
GAME 4 – (2) CANUCKS-(3) FLAMES – TONIGHT AT 10 P.M. ET ON USA NETWORK – FLAMES LEAD 2-1
The Flames and Canucks continue their heated first-round series with Game 4 tonight at 10 p.m. ET. Calgary took a 2-1 series lead with a 4-2 win in Game 3, which included the eventual game-winning goal by 18-year-old 2012 first-round draft pick Sam Bennett. The intensity has been high between the Western Canadian rivals, with the two teams combining for 235 penalty minutes over the past two games.
Chris Cuthbert (play-by-play) and Bret Hedican (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call the action from the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alta.
If tonight’s Lightning-Red Wings game on NBCSN runs past 9:45 p.m. ET, into the start of Predators-Blackhawks, puck drop of Predators-Blackhawks will be shown live on NHL Network until Lightning-Red Wings has concluded. Predators-Blackhawks will return to NBCSN immediately following the conclusion of Lightning-Red Wings.
If tonight’s Capitals-Islanders game on USA Network runs past 10:15 p.m. ET, into the start of Canucks-Flames, puck drop of Canucks-Flames will be shown live on NHL Network until Capitals-Islanders has concluded. Canucks-Flames will return to USA Network immediately following the conclusion of Capitals-Islanders.
As a reminder, all games on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC will be live streamed via NBC Sports Live Extra.
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 exclusive regional coverage of first-round games, pre- and post-game shows and extensive on-line coverage via Comcast SportsNet’s team of NHL Insiders.
For teams that advance past the first round, NBC Sports Regional Networks will deliver extensive pre- and post-game coverage as well as breaking news and analysis throughout each team’s playoff run.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA COVERAGE
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream comprehensive coverage of games airing on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC on NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store.
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