Game 4 – Blackhawks-Wild at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Blackhawks Lead 2-1
Coverage of IIHF World Championship Continues Saturday with Team USA vs. Switzerland at 1:30 p.m. ET On NBCSN
All Games on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC Will Be Streamed Live Via NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 9, 2014 – The (2) New York Rangers will look to avoid elimination tonight and force a Game 6 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, when they face the (1) Pittsburgh Penguins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage starts at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh alongside former NHL players and analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.
The action shifts north to Minnesota at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when the (4) Wild look to even their series against the (3) Chicago Blackhawks with a Game 4 victory at home, where they are a perfect 4-0 this postseason.
“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.
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THE PASS – FRIDAY, MAY 9 – SUNDAY, MAY 11 (All Times ET)
|FRIDAY, MAY 9|
|6:30 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones|
|7 p.m.||Game 5 – (2) N.Y. Rangers at (1) Pittsburgh||NBCSN||Mike “Doc” Emrick, Pierre McGuire|
|9:30 p.m.||Game 4 – (3) Chicago at (4) Minnesota||NBCSN||Dave Strader, Eddie Olczyk|
|SATURDAY, MAY 10|
|6:30 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones, Jeremy Roenick|
|7 p.m.||Game 5 – (3) Montreal at (1) Boston||NBCSN||Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire|
|9:30 p.m.||Game 4 – (1) Anaheim at (3) Los Angeles||NBCSN||John Forslund, Brian Engblom|
|SUNDAY, MAY 11|
|TBD||NHL Live||NBCSN||Kathryn Tappen, Mike Milbury, Jeremy Roenick|
|TBD||Game 6* – (1) Pittsburgh at (2) N.Y. Rangers||NBCSN||TBD|
|TBD||Game 5 – (4) Minnesota at (3) Chicago||TBD||TBD|
TONIGHT – MAY 9
The Rangers face elimination tonight in Pittsburgh against the Penguins, as goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and the Pens look for their fourth straight win against New York to advance to the Eastern Conference Final. Fleury has allowed just five goals over four games in the series, and blanked the Rangers on back-to-back nights in Games 2 and 3. Eight different Penguins recorded a point in Wednesday’s 4-2 victory in Game 4, including Jussi Jokinen, who has scored three times in four games against New York. Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call the action from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Coverage continues at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Game 4 between the Blackhawks and Wild, as Minnesota scored four times in the third period of their 4-0 Game 3 victory, cutting the Blackhawks’ series lead to 2-1. Minnesota has been a perfect 4-0 at home this postseason, outscoring the opponent 12-3 in those four games. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Eddie Olczyk (analyst) will have the call from the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
SATURDAY, MAY 10
The Canadiens and Bruins return to Boston for Game 5 at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, deadlocked at two games apiece. Last night’s Game 4 was a chess match between the two rivals, as the game went to overtime scoreless, before Boston forward Matt Fraser scored 1:19 into overtime in his Stanley Cup Playoff debut to give the B’s a 1-0 win, and even the series at two. Two-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike “Doc” Emrick and McGuire will call the action from TD Garden in Boston, Mass.
NBCSN’s doubleheader continues with Game 4 between the Ducks and Kings, following Anaheim’s critical 3-2 win in Game 3 in Los Angeles last night to cut their series deficit in half. The road team has scored the first goal in all three games of the series, and has gone on to win all three games thus far. John Forslund (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (analyst) will have the call from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
SUNDAY, MAY 11
NBC Sports Group’s Stanley Cup Playoff telecast schedule on Sunday will be determined following the result of tonight’s Game 5 matchup between the Rangers and Penguins.
COVERAGE OF IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CONTINUES SATURDAY WITH TEAM USA VS. SWITZERLAND AT 1:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2014 IIHF World Championship from Minsk, Belarus continues tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. ET, with Team USA against Switzerland in the second of seven preliminary-round matches that will air live on NBCSN.
The 2014 IIHF World Championship marks the 78th installment of the tournament, which began in 1920. The results of the IIHF World Championship, along with Winter Olympics ice hockey results, help determine the IIHF World Ranking for the top men’s ice hockey teams in the world.
Dennis Beyak (play-by-play) and Dave Reid (analyst) will call the action from Minsk, while Dave Briggs and Anson Carter will provide studio coverage on Friday.
Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2014 IIHF World Championship.
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: 30
OT games: 18
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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