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Monday, January 27th, 2014
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S COVERAGE OF “NHL STADIUM SERIES” CONTINUES WITH ISLANDERS-RANGERS FROM YANKEE STADIUM ON “WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY”
Islanders-Rangers Face Off at Yankee Stadium at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Coverage Begins at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live On-Site in The Bronx
Islanders-Rangers NHL Rivals Airs Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN Following Capitals-Sabres at 7:30 p.m. ET
“If you’re a Rangers fan and you’re an Islanders fan, you’re so entrenched in it that there’s no gray area.” – Former Rangers Forward Adam Graves
Up to 11 Players from Team USA and 45 Players Named to Olympic Rosters Featured on NBC and NBCSN This Week
NHL Game of the Week on NBC Coverage Continues with Red Wings-Capitals on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET
NHL Revealed Airs Wednesday Night at 10 p.m. ET; Docu-Series Provides All-Access Look Past Weekend’s NHL Stadium Series Games
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 27, 2014 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the NHL Stadium Series continues this week with bragging rights on the line from historic Yankee Stadium, when the New York Islanders face the New York Rangers on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage begins with NHL Live, NBC Sports Group’s live NHL pre-game and post-game studio show, on-site at Yankee Stadium at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage of Wednesday night’s NHL Stadium Series matchup begins with an episode of NHL Rivals on Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, highlighting the feud between the Islanders and Rangers that began in 1972.
Wednesday night’s game is the fourth meeting of the season between the Islanders and Rangers. The Islanders hold a 2-1 advantage in the season series, including a 5-3 victory over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden last Tuesday, where John Tavares (Team Canada) assisted on the game-tying and game-winning goals in the come-from-behind win.
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 Yankee Stadium. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m ET with NHL Live on-site from The Bronx with host Liam McHugh and former players and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones, and Jeremy Roenick.
The Islanders-Rangers matchup at Yankee Stadium is the third of four games comprising the NHL Stadium Series, a new set of four outdoor games to be held at iconic outdoor stadiums in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. The NHL Stadium Series began on NBCSN on Saturday night among palm trees and 60-degree temperatures at Dodger Stadium, where the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Los Angeles Kings by a score a 3-0. More than 50,000 fans filled Yankee Stadium to see the Rangers score six unanswered goals in a 7-3 win over the New Jersey Devils on NBC on Sunday afternoon.
The NHL Game of the Week on NBC continues this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET when Alex Ovechkin (Team Russia) and the Washington Capitals host the Detroit Red Wings. Gord Miller and Joe Micheletti will have the call from Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
NBC Sports Group’s NHL coverage starts tonight with a doubleheader on NBCSN, when Team USA goaltender Ryan Miller and the Buffalo Sabres visit Team Canada captain Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7:30 p.m. ET, followed by a Pacific Division showdown between the San Jose Sharks and the Kings. Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Micheletti will provide live commentary of Sabres-Penguins from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, while Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda will have the call of Kings-Sharks from SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.
Coverage continues tomorrow with Capitals-Sabres at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (analyst) will call the action from First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y.
NHL Live, NBC Sports Group’s live NHL pre-game and post-game studio show, airs at 6:30 p.m. ET, one hour prior to this week’s games on NBCSN. McHugh, Milbury and Roenick will provide analysis on tonight and Wednesday, while Russ Thaler will host tonight’s coverage during Kings-Sharks, and tomorrow’s coverage alongside Anson Carter.
In addition to its NHL coverage, NBC Sports Group’s college hockey coverage continues with two games this weekend. NBCSN presents Hockey East action between Boston University and UMass on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET. Dave Goucher (play-by-play) and Ken Hodge (analyst) will have the call from the Mullins Center in Amherst, Mass. NBCSN’s Big Ten Hockey coverage continues Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. ET when Michigan hosts Wisconsin at Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich.
|Mon., January 27||NHL Live||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Buffalo at Pittsburgh||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|Los Angeles at San Jose||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Tue., January 28||NHL Live||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Washington at Buffalo||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|NHL Rivals – Islanders-Rangers||NBCSN||10:30 p.m.|
|NHL Top 10 – Top Olympic Hockey Moments||NBCSN||11 p.m.|
|Wed., January 29||NHL Live (On-Site from Yankee Stadium)||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|NHL Stadium Series: Islanders-Rangers from Yankee Stadium||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other (Episode 2 Premiere)||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other (Episode 2 Encore)||NBCSN||11:30 p.m.|
|Thu., January 30||NHL Rivals – Islanders-Rangers (Encore)||NBCSN||12:30 a.m.|
|NHL Top 10 – Top Olympic Hockey Moments (Encore)||NBCSN||1 a.m.|
|NHL Stadium Series: Islanders-Rangers (Encore)||NBCSN||7:30 a.m.|
|NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other (Episode 1 Encore)||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other (Episode 2 Encore)||NBCSN||9 p.m.|
|Fri., January 31||Hockey East – Boston University at UMass||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|Sat., February 1||Big Ten Hockey – Wisconsin at Michigan||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Sun., January 2||NHL Game of the Week – Detroit at Washington||NBC||12:30 p.m.|
NEW EPISODES OF NHL RIVALS, NHL REVEALED AND NHL TOP 10 AIR THIS WEEK
NBCSN will present new episodes NHL Rivals, NHL Revealed and NHL Top 10 this week, starting Tuesday night at 10:30 p.m. ET with an episode of NHL Rivals featuring this week’s Islanders-Rangers NHL Stadium Series matchup. The program highlights a bitter rivalry between the Islanders and Rangers spanning 42 years, examining how the expansion Islanders took control with four consecutive Stanley Cup titles in the early 1980’s, and why Islanders forward Denis Potvin’s hit on Rangers forward Ulf Nilsson will always be remembered by Rangers fans.
In addition, NBCSN will present a new episode of NHL Top 10, counting down the top 10 Olympic hockey moments. This week, up to 11 Team USA players and 45 players named to Olympic hockey rosters will appear on NBC and NBCSN.
Following are excerpts from this week’s episode of NHL Rivals:
Former Rangers forward Adam Graves: “If you’re a Rangers fan and you’re an Islanders fan, you’re so entrenched in it that there’s no gray area.”
Former Rangers forward Nick Kypreos on Islanders fans’ ‘1940’ chant: “That chant went through us like a hot knife through butter. It’s the one thing that we couldn’t answer.”
Former Islanders forward Bryan Trottier on ‘Potvin sucks’ chant: “The organ still has a little song – ding-duh-ding ding, ‘Potvin sucks!’ – and it just goes on, and on…”
Former Rangers goaltender John Davidson on Denis Potvin: “The guy was a villain in our building.”
NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other, a seven-part docu-series providing an all-access look at the teams and players participating in the NHL Stadium Series, airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET, featuring highlights from this past weekend’s NHL Stadium Series Ducks-Kings and Devils-Rangers games.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream this week’s NHL and college hockey coverage 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.
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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