FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 11th, 2013
SIDNEY CROSBY AND PITTSBURGH PENGUINS HOST CLAUDE GIROUX AND PHILADELPHIA FLYERS ON “WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY”
NHL Rivals Features Flyers-Penguins Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN
“What Sidney Crosby has done for this rivalry is beyond anything in sports.” – CSN Philadelphia Analyst Al Morganti
“It’s everlasting, the hatred that we have for the Philadelphia Flyers.” – Former Penguins Forward Phil Bourque
Encore Presentation of Costas Tonight with Sidney Crosby Airs Tuesday at 11:30 p.m. ET
Game Coverage Begins Tuesday with Coyotes-Blues at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
No. 3 Notre Dame Hosts Merrimack in College Hockey Action Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 11, 2013 – NBC Sports Group continues its NHL regular-season coverage this week with two matchups, highlighted by a Wednesday Night Rivalry showdown between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage of Flyers-Penguins starts Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET with NHL Rivals, with an encore presentation at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday prior to the game. NBCSN will also air an encore presentation of Costas Tonight featuring Sidney Crosby at 11:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
Wednesday’s Metropolitan Division showdown is the second meeting of the season between the Flyers and the division-leading Penguins. In their last matchup, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin each recorded a goal and an assist en route to Pittsburgh’s 4-1 victory in Philadelphia. Last season, the Penguins took three of four matchups from Claude Giroux and their in-state rivals.
Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Pa.
This week’s NHL coverage on NBCSN begins Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET with two of the top teams in the Western Conference, when the St. Louis Blues host the Phoenix Coyotes. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (analyst) will have the call from Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Mo.
NBCSN’s live hockey coverage concludes Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET with a college hockey matchup between No. 3 Notre Dame and Merrimack. Strader and Anson Carter (analyst) will provide live commentary from the Compton Family Ice Arena in South Bend. Ind.
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream all 2013-14 NHL regular season games televised on NBC and NBCSN, including this week’s Coyotes-Blues and Flyers-Penguins matchups. In addition, NBC Sports Live Extra will provide coverage of Friday’s Merrimack-Notre Dame matchup, and will also live stream Saturday night’s matchup (not televised) between the Fighting Irish and Warriors at 7 p.m. ET.
NHL Live, NBC Sports Group live NHL pre-game and post-game studio show, will begin one hour Tuesday’s Coyotes-Blues contest, and 90 minutes prior to the Flyers-Penguins Wednesday Night Rivalry game, which will feature an encore presentation of NHL Rivals at 7 p.m. ET. Liam McHugh will host NHL Live with former players and analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones from the International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.
Following are excerpts from this week’s episode of NHL Rivals.NHL RIVALS – FLYERS-PENGUINS – TUESDAY, 11 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NHL Rivals, which debuts this week on Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN, dovetails off of NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry, which Forbes dubbed “the hottest new brand in sports.” This week’s episode will feature the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins, two teams that have been rivals since entering the league in 1967.
Phil Bourque on beating Flyers in Philadelphia after 0-39-3 streak from 1974-1989: “It was unbelievable what that one victory did for us moving forward. As a team that year, in the early 90’s winning cups – I think now that when teams roll in to Philadelphia, they believe they can win every time they go in there. It’s everlasting, the hatred that we have for the Philadelphia Flyers.”
Flyers forward Scott Hartnell: “Mr. Crosby definitely won’t be the mayor of Philadelphia any time soon.”
CSN Philadelphia analyst Al Morganti: “What Sidney Crosby has done for this rivalry is beyond anything in sports. It was big enough to begin with, but he brought it to a boiling point.”
SI hockey writer Michael Farber: “The Philly-Pittsburgh series of 2012 was Hot Tub Time Machine hockey. You were suddenly back in the 1980s. It was just wild.”
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
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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.
In addition to its coverage of the opening week of the NHL’s 2013-14 regular season, NBC Sports Group will present comprehensive pre-game and post-game coverage, the NHL Winter Classic, the NHL Stadium Series, and new shoulder programming.
2013-14 REGULAR-SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN
NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 103 NHL regular-season games during the 2013-14 season, featuring 13 games on NBC and 90 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive NHL coverage this season.
NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS
NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NHL markets such as Boston (Bruins), Philadelphia (Flyers), Washington D.C. (Capitals), Chicago (Blackhawks) and the Bay Area (Sharks), will air more than 300 live NHL games and surround the 2013-14 NHL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most.
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S DIGITAL AND SOCIAL NHL COVERAGE
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