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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
DAY 22 – CAPITALS HOST RANGERS ON NBCSN, LIGHTNING HOST CANADIENS ON USA NETWORK IN EASTERN CONFERENCE DOUBLEHEADER TONIGHT
Game 4 – (1) Rangers-(2) Capitals – Capitals Lead 2-1 – Tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Game 3 – (1) Canadiens-(2) Lightning – Lightning Lead 2-0 – Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on USA Network
Pre-Game Coverage Begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live
Mike “Doc” Emrick Wins 2014 Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play
Lead NHL on NBC Game Analyst and NBC Horse Racing Handicapper Eddie Olczyk Cashes In at Kentucky Derby
IIHF World Hockey Championship Coverage Continues Tomorrow – Team USA vs. Belarus at 10 a.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 6, 2015 – NBC Sports Group presents a pair of Stanley Cup Playoff Eastern Conference matchups tonight, beginning at 7 p.m. ET on USA Network, when P.K. Subban and the (1) Montreal Canadiens face Steven Stamkos and the (2) Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of their second-round series, with Tampa Bay holding a 2-0 series lead.
Coverage continues on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m. ET, when Alex Ovechkin and the (2) Washington Capitals host Henrik Lundqvist and the (2) New York Rangers in Game 4, as the Rangers look to even the series at two games apiece.
Pre-game coverage begins on NBCSN at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh, with analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Keith Jones. Dave Briggs will host USA Network’s studio coverage, alongside analysts and former players Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter.
MIKE “DOC” EMRICK WINS 2014 SPORTS EMMY FOR OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – PLAY-BY-PLAY
Lead NHL on NBC voice Mike “Doc” Emrick won the 2014 Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play at last night’s 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards in New York City. This marks Emrick’s second consecutive Emmy in the category, and third win in five years, after becoming the first hockey announcer to win a national Sports Emmy in 2011. Emrick has been an NHL play-by-play broadcaster for more than 30 years.
LEAD NHL ON NBC GAME ANALYST AND NBC HORSE RACING HANDICAPPER EDDIE OLCZYK CASHES IN AT KENTUCKY DERBY
Lead NHL on NBC game analyst and horse racing handicapper Eddie Olczyk cashed in at this year’s Kentucky Derby, his first as a member of the NBC Sports Group Triple Crown broadcast team. Olczyk provided viewers with his bets prior to races throughout the weekend, including the Kentucky Derby. Olczyk started the weekend with a $100 bankroll, generating $740.50 in winnings, for a final net total of $447.50 dollars.
Olczyk’s correct bets included two exacta box bets on Friday (Race 5) and Saturday (Race 7), as well as a trifecta box bet for the Kentucky Derby.
“NHL Playoff Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick daily overview of Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, plus information and highlights. The Pass will be published weekdays to preview that evening’s games. Friday editions will include weekend information.
All Stanley Cup Playoff games will be presented on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC and NHL Network. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide streaming coverage of games airing on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC via “TV Everywhere.”
For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall NHL Playoff coverage, please click here.
THE PASS – WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 (All times ET)
|6:30 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Liam McHugh, Mike
Milbury, Keith Jones
|7 p.m.||Game 3 – (1) Montreal at (2) Tampa Bay||USA Network||Chris Cuthbert,
|NHL Live (Intermission Reports)||USA Network||Dave Briggs, Jeremy
Roenick, Anson Carter
|7:30 p.m.||Game 4- (1) N.Y. Rangers at (2) Washington||NBCSN||John Forslund,
GAME 3 – (1) CANADIENS-(2) LIGHTNING – TONIGHT AT 7 P.M. ET ON USA NETWORK – LIGHTNING LEAD 2-0
The Lightning carry a 2-0 series lead home to Tampa tonight when they host the Canadiens in Game 3 of their second-round series at 7 p.m. ET on USA Network. Tampa Bay took control of the series with a 6-2 win in Game 2 on Sunday in Montreal, netting four power play goals en route to victory, as well as the first goal of the postseason for Steven Stamkos.
Tampa Bay has gone a perfect 7-0 against Montreal this year through the regular season and first two games of this series, after dropping four straight games against the Canadiens in the playoffs last year. The series now shifts to Tampa for Games 3 and 4, where the Lightning posted a 32-8-1 record during the regular season.
Chris Cuthbert (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will have the call from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.
GAME 4 – (1) RANGERS-(2) CAPITALS – TONIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – CAPITALS LEAD 2-1
The Rangers will look to even their second-round series with the Capitals tonight in Game 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Game 3 was a showcase of dueling goaltenders, and Washington’s Braden Holtby outshined Henrik Lundqvist, stopping all 30 shots he faced in the Capitals 1-0 victory. Holtby has allowed just four goals in three games to start the series.
The Rangers have been involved in 10 consecutive one-goal games in the postseason, dating back to Games 4 and 5 of last year’s Stanley Cup Finals.
John Forslund (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winning Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire will call the action from the Verizon Center in downtown Washington D.C.
IIHF WORLD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP COVERAGE CONTINUES TOMORROW – TEAM USA VS. BELARUS AT 10 A.M. ET
NBCSN’s coverage of the IIHF World Hockey Championship continues tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET, when Jack Eichel and Team USA face Belarus in preliminary-round action. Team USA is a perfect 3-0 to begin the tournament, including a 4-2 win over defending-champion Russia on Monday morning, as four different players scored to give Team USA its first 3-0 start to open a World Championship since 1997.
GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR
For the fourth consecutive year, NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC and NHL Network are combining to televise every Stanley Cup Playoff game nationally.
One-goal Games: 29
OT games: 12
COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE
Comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be provided daily via NBC Sports Regional Networks, available in more than 50 million U.S. households. Comcast SportsNet Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will provide the hometown fans of the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals, respectively, with comprehensive coverage throughout their teams’ Stanley Cup Playoff runs, including pre- and post-game shows and extensive on-line coverage via Comcast SportsNet’s team of NHL Insiders.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA COVERAGE
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream comprehensive coverage of games airing on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store.
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