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Monday, March 24th, 2014
“BROAD STREET VS. BROADWAY” ON “WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY” AS FLYERS-RANGERS HIGHLIGHTS NBC SPORTS GROUP’S NHL COVERAGE THIS WEEK
Claude Giroux and Flyers Visit Henrik Lundqvist and Rangers on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
New Episode of NHL Rivals Featuring Flyers and Rangers Debuts Tuesday Night at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
“Sandstrom deserved everything he got.” – Former Flyers Goalie Ron Hextall on Dave Brown’s Cross-Check of Rangers’ Tomas Sandstrom in 1987 Playoffs
Flyers Host Bruins Sunday at Noon ET in NHL Game of the Week on NBC
Sidney Crosby and Penguins Face Jonathan Toews and Blackhawks in NHL Stadium Series Rematch on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Coverage Begins Tonight on NBCSN with Bruins and Canadiens Rivalry at 7:30 p.m. ET, Followed by Red Wings-Blue Jackets Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 24, 2014 – NBCSN presents the battle of “Broad Street vs. Broadway”, as Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers travel to New York to face Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET, highlighting five NHL matchups across NBC and NBCSN this week. Coverage of Flyers-Rangers begins with a new episode of NHL Rivals on Tuesday night at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and features interviews with former Flyers Ron Hextall and Dave Brown, and former Rangers Ron Duguay and Dave Maloney.
The Flyers and Rangers enter this week’s action separated by just one point in the standings, as both teams jockey for playoff positioning. Philadelphia is riding a five-game winning streak and has recorded a point in nine of its last 10 games (8-1-1), while the Rangers have won three straight, including a 21-save shutout from Lundqvist in a 2-0 win over the Devils on Saturday afternoon.
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 Madison Square Garden in New York.
The Flyers will return to Broad Street in Philadelphia for the NHL Game of the Week on Sunday at Noon ET on NBC when they welcome Zdeno Chara and the Boston Bruins, who have won 12 straight games and lead the Eastern Conference with 103 points (49-17-5). Emrick, Olczyk and McGuire will provide live commentary from Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.
Sunday’s NHL coverage continues on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m. ET with an NHL Stadium Series rematch, when Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins host Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks. Toews scored twice and added an assist in their last matchup, a 5-1 Chicago victory in front of more than 62,000 fans at snowy Soldier Field on March 1 in Chicago. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom will have the call from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
This week’s coverage begins tonight in Boston, when the Bruins host newly-acquired forward Thomas Vanek and the Montreal Canadiens in the second matchup in less than two weeks between the long-time division rivals. Tuukka Rask made 36 saves as the Bruins defeated the Canadiens 4-1 to snap a five-game losing streak against Montreal on Wednesday Night Rivalry on March 12. Gord Miller and McGuire (analyst) will have the call from TD Garden in Boston, Mass.
Coverage continues tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings host Sergei Bobrovsky and the Columbus Blue Jackets, as both teams sit on the bubble of the Eastern Conference playoff race. Strader (play-by-play) and Engblom (analyst) will provide live commentary from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
NHL Live, NBC Sports Group’s live NHL pre-game and post-game studio show, begins at 6:30 p.m. ET prior to weeknight games, and will air at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday. Liam McHugh will host NHL Live alongside analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.
Following is this week’s NHL programming on NBCSN:
|Mon., March 24||NHL Live||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Montreal at Boston||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|Tue., March 25||NHL Live||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Detroit at Columbus||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|NHL Rivals – Flyers-Rangers||NBCSN||10:30 p.m.|
|NHL Top 10||NBCSN||11 p.m.|
|Wed., March 26||NHL Live||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|NHL Rivals – Flyers-Rangers (Encore)||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|NHL Live||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday Night Rivalry – Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|NHL Rivals – Flyers-Rangers (Encore)||NBCSN||11 p.m.|
|Thurs., March 27||Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers (Encore)||NBCSN||7:30 a.m.|
|Sun., March 30||Boston at Philadelphia||NBC||Noon|
|NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Chicago at Pittsburgh||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
NHL RIVALS – FLYERS-RANGERS – TUESDAY, 10:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
This week’s episode of NHL Rivals, which debuts Tuesday night at 10:30 p.m. ET following Red Wings-Blue Jackets on NBCSN, features the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers, a rivalry that stretches back more than four decades. The episode touches on the fierce physicality between the two teams, and iconic moments in their storied rivalry, including Dave Brown’s cross-check of Tomas Sandstrom in the 1987 Stanley Cup playoffs, a battle of superstars between Eric Lindros and Mark Messier, and the 2011 NHL Winter Classic.
Following are excerpts from this week’s episode of NHL Rivals.
Former Ranger forward Ron Duguay on playing in Philadelphia: “I can always remember the bus ride from New York to Philly. Everything before the bridge (into Philadelphia) was guys playing cards, there was laughing, there was music…then all of a sudden, we could see The Spectrum, and everything became quiet.”
Former Flyer goaltender and current assistant GM Ron Hextall on Dave Brown’s cross-check of Tomas Sandstrom in 1987 playoffs: “I had the best seat in the house for that…I was actually pretty happy about that at the time, because Sandstrom deserved everything he got.”
CSN Washington’s Chuck Gormley on rivalry between Flyers’ Eric Lindros and Rangers’ Mark Messier: “Eric Lindros had Mark Messier’s card tucked away in his wallet. He grew up loving Mark Messier, and when those two went at it in the playoffs in ’97…that was the passing of the torch to Eric Lindros. That playoff series was a real indication of two legends going in different directions.”
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 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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