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Monday, November 3rd, 2014
HENRIK LUNDQVIST AND THE NEW YORK RANGERS HOST JIMMY HOWARD AND THE DETROIT RED WINGS ON “WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY”
Rangers Host Red Wings on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Coverage Begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live
St. Louis Blues Visit New Jersey Devils Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Top Hockey Prospect Jack Eichel & No. 5 Boston University Face No. 3 Boston College vs. in Hockey East Showdown Friday at 8 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 3, 2014 – This week’s NHL coverage on NBCSN features an Original Six matchup on Wednesday Night Rivalry, highlighted by two standout goaltenders, when Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers host Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.
This week’s NHL coverage begins tomorrow night on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m. ET, when Cory Schneider and the New Jersey Devils host David Backes and the St. Louis Blues in an interconference matchup. NBCSN will also feature top hockey prospect Jack Eichel and the No. 5 Boston University Terriers against the No. 3 Boston College Eagles in the “Green Line Rivalry,” one of the oldest rivalries in college hockey, this Friday night at 8 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide live coverage of Blues-Devils, Red Wings-Rangers, and Boston College-Boston University.
NHL game coverage begins Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live, NBC Sports Group’s NHL pre- and post-game studio show. Kathryn Tappen anchors Tuesday’s coverage alongside analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones, while Liam McHugh hosts Wednesday’s coverage with Milbury, Jones, and TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, who joins NBC Sports Group this year with more than 35 years of hockey reporting experience.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY: RED WINGS AT RANGERS – WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Red Wings and Rangers face off for the first time in the 2014-15 campaign on Wednesday. Detroit has recorded a point in three straight games (2-0-1), and faces Ottawa tomorrow night before traveling to New York, while the Rangers host the Blues this evening.
If Howard and Lundqvist start in net on Wednesday night, fans will see an encore matchup of two impressive goaltending duels from the 2013-14 regular season. In January, Howard made 47 saves on 48 shots, but Lundqvist stopped all 38 Red Wings shots he faced in a 1-0 Rangers’ victory at Madison Square Garden. In March, Lundqvist stymied the Red Wings once again with 30 saves, as Chris Kreider scored twice on Howard in a 3-0 Rangers’ win. The Rangers have won the past four meetings against the Red Wings, including all three games between the Original Six foes last season.
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.
BLUES AT DEVILS – TOMORROW AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NHL coverage this week begins tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET, as the St. Louis Blues visit the New Jersey Devils in an interconference matchup. The Blues have won four straight games, including a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night, and visit the Rangers tonight before facing the Devils on Tuesday. The Devils have won back-to-back games heading into tomorrow’s matchup against St. Louis, led by goaltender Cory Schneider, who has started all 11 games for the Devils thus far.
Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Pierre McGuire (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will provide live commentary from Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
COLLEGE HOCKEY – (3) BOSTON COLLEGE VS. (5) BOSTON UNIVERSITY – FRIDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN’s coverage of the 2014-15 college hockey season continues with one of the most storied rivalries in the sport, when No. 3 Boston College hosts No. 5 Boston University in the “Green Line Rivalry” on Friday night at 8 p.m. ET. Boston University’s roster features freshman phenom Jack Eichel, who already leads all BU skaters with nine points (4g/5a) and a plus-9 plus-minus rating.
Boston College (4-2-0) enters Friday’s action following a series split against Denver last weekend, while Boston University (4-1-0) split a home-and-home series against Providence College. The Green Line Rivalry is the third most-played rivalry in college hockey, behind Michigan-Michigan State and Colorado College-Denver. Boston College has dominated the rivalry of late, winning 12 of the last 16 meetings between the two teams, although BU continues to hold a 129-119-17 edge in the all-time series.
Dave Goucher (play-by-play) and Ken Hodge (analyst) will have the call from Kelley Rink in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Following is this week’s NHL and college coverage on NBCSN:
|Tues., November 4||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|St. Louis at New Jersey||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|NHL Rivals – Original Six (Encore)||NBCSN||10:30 p.m.|
|Wed., November 5||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Wednesday Night Rivalry – Detroit at N.Y. Rangers||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Fri., November 7||College Hockey – Boston Univ. at Boston College||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
2014-15 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN
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