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Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
THREE TEAMS, TWO SPOTS – FLYERS, RED WINGS AND BRUINS FIGHT FOR NHL POSTSEASON BERTHS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW ON NBCSN
Red Wings Host Flyers Tonight on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Bruins Host Red Wings Tomorrow Night at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Flyers Host Penguins on NHL Game of the Week Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Visit Islanders on Sunday Night Hockey on NBCSN at 7 p.m. ET
Bruins, Flyers and Red Wings Tied with 91 Points and Two Playoff Spots Remaining
Former Flyers Head Coach Craig Berube Joins NHL Live as Guest Analyst Tomorrow Night
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 6, 2016 – The NHL “Push For The Playoffs” comes down to the wire this week on NBC and NBCSN as the Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings, and Boston Bruins – who are all tied with 91 points – will battle for the final two remaining spots in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry will have huge implications on the playoff picture, when Pavel Datsyuk and the Red Wings host Claude Giroux and the Flyers tonight at 8 p.m. ET. Detroit then travels to Boston to face Patrice Bergeron and the Bruins tomorrow night at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN in a crucial Atlantic Division showdown.
The Flyers will be on NBC and NBCSN later this week as well, facing two teams that have already qualified for the playoffs. Philadelphia hosts Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins on the NHL Game of the Week on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC, and travels to Brooklyn to face John Tavares and the New York Islanders on NBCSN’s Sunday Night Hockey at 7 p.m. ET. Pittsburgh clinched its playoff spot last weekend with a win over the Islanders, who also qualified for the postseason with an overtime win against Washington last night.
The Flyers, Red Wings, and Bruins are all tied with 91 points and two playoff spots remaining in the Eastern Conference, however, the Flyers have the most games remaining (4), followed by the Red Wings (3) and the Bruins (2). In addition, the Flyers can only qualify by securing the final Wild Card spot, while Boston and Detroit can qualify by securing the final Wild Card spot or the third Atlantic Division spot.
John Forslund (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call tonight’s Flyers-Red Wings Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup from Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich. Gord Miller (play-by-play) and McGuire will handle commentary for Red Wings-Bruins from TD Garden in Boston, Mass., tomorrow night.
Three-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk, and McGuire will have the call of Saturday’s Penguins-Flyers NHL Game of the Week from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Jim Jackson (play-by-play), Keith Jones (analyst) and Chris Therien (analyst) will call NBCSN’s Flyers-Islanders Sunday Night Hockey contest from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
|Wed., April 6||Wednesday Night Rivalry – Philadelphia at Detroit||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Thurs., April 7||Detroit at Boston||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Sat., April 9||NHL Game of the Week – Pittsburgh at Philadelphia||NBC||3:30 p.m.|
|Sun., April 10||Sunday Night Hockey – Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen will anchor this week’s NHL Live studio coverage, alongside analysts and former players Mike Milbury, Keith Jones, Jeremy Roenick, and Brian Boucher. NHL insider Bob McKenzie will join NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry coverage to provide the latest in-depth news from around the league.
In addition, 17-year NHL veteran forward and former Philadelphia Flyers head coach Craig Berube will serve as a guest analyst during Thursday’s edition of NHL Live on NBCSN. Berube appeared in more than 1,000 NHL games spanning five clubs, and served as the head coach of the Flyers for the majority of two seasons (2013-2015), guiding them to a playoff berth in 2014.
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – will stream this week’s NHL coverage airing on NBC and NBCSN.
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