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Monday, April 18th, 2016
DAY 6 – NBC SPORTS GROUP’S “NHL PLAYOFF PASS”
Game 3 – (1) Washington Capitals at (WC2) Philadelphia Flyers – 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Capitals Lead 2-0
Game 3 – (1) Dallas Stars at (WC2) Minnesota Wild – 8:30 pm. ET on CNBC – Stars Lead 2-0
Game 3 – (2) Los Angeles Kings at (3) San Jose Sharks – 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Sharks Lead 2-0
Live Pre-Game Coverage Begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live
Columbus Blue Jackets Forward Gregory Campbell and New Jersey Devils Goaltender Cory Schneider to Serve as Guest Analysts on NHL Live
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 18, 2016 – NBCSN and CNBC present an NHL Stanley Cup Playoff tripleheader tonight, beginning at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when the (WC2) Philadelphia Flyers host the (1) Washington Capitals in Game 3 of their first-round series.
Coverage continues on CNBC at 8:30 p.m. ET, as the (WC2) Minnesota Wild return home to host the (1) Dallas Stars in Game 3 of their best-of-seven series. The action shifts to the west coast at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when the (2) Los Angeles Kings head north to face the (3) San Jose Sharks in a Game 3 showdown.
Pre-game coverage of tonight’s matchups begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live, leading into Game 3 of Capitals-Flyers.
“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.
THE PASS – MONDAY, APRIL 18 (All times ET)
MONDAY, APRIL 18
|6 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Liam McHugh, Keith
Jones, Jeremy Roenick
|7 p.m.||Game 3 – (1) Washington at (WC2) Philadelphia||NBCSN||Kenny Albert,
|NHL Live (Intermission Reports)||CNBC||Dave Briggs,
|8:30 p.m.||Game 3 – (1) Dallas at (WC2) Minnesota||CNBC||Gord Miller,
|10:30 p.m.||Game 3 – (2) Los Angeles at (3) San Jose||NBCSN||Randy Hahn,
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.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS FORWARD GREGORY CAMPBELL AND NEW JERSEY DEVILS GOALTENDER CORY SCHNEIDER TO SERVE AS GUEST ANALYSTS ON NHL LIVE
Columbus Blue Jackets forward and 2011 Stanley Cup winner Gregory Campbell and New Jersey Devils goaltender and 2016 NHL All-Star Cory Schneider will serve as guest analysts on NHL Live this week. Campbell, an 11-year NHL veteran and member of the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins, will join the NHL Live studio team on Wednesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 21. Schneider, who just completed his third season with the Devils and ranked fourth in the NHL in goals against average (2.15) and save percentage (.924), will be in the NHL Live studio on Sunday, April 24, and Monday, April 25.
TONIGHT – APRIL 18
NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh, with analysts Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick, begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Dave Briggs and Anson Carter will anchor CNBC’s studio coverage.
GAME 3 – (1) CAPITALS AT (WC2) FLYERS – 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – CAPS LEAD 2-0
The Flyers look to return to form tonight at home with a Game 3 win over the Capitals. Washington earned a 2-0 series lead on Saturday night with a 4-1 win, as Braden Holtby made 41 saves to backstop the Caps to victory, despite being outshot 42-23 in the game. Nicklas Backstrom posted his fifth career playoff game with at least three points on Saturday night, scoring and adding two assists in the win. This marks the eighth time in franchise history that the Caps have held a 2-0 playoff best-of-seven series lead. However, Washington is just 2-5 all-time in those series.
GAME 3 – (1) STARS AT (WC2) WILD – 8:30 P.M. ET ON CNBC – STARS LEAD 2-0
The Stars-Wild first round series shifts north to Minnesota for Game 3 tonight with the Wild desperate for a victory. The Stars won Game 2 by a score of 2-1 to take a 2-0 series lead, courtesy of a fluke goal in the second period, as Antoine Rousell’s redirection from behind the Wild net bounced off the back of goaltender Devan Dubnyk and into the goal late in the second period. The Wild have lost seven straight games dating back to the regular season, and will need a victory tonight to avoid a 3-0 series deficit.
GAME 3 – (2) LOS ANGELES AT (3) SAN JOSE – 10:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – SHARKS LEAD 2-0
The Kings travel to San Jose to face the Sharks in Game 3 of their first-round series tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET, as Los Angeles looks for its first win of the playoffs. San Jose captain Joe Pavelski has scored three goals in the first two games of the series, and opened the scoring in Game 2 with a goal on the Sharks’ first shot of the game, as former King Martin Jones made 26 saves in a 2-1 win. Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick has struggled against San Jose this season, posting a 0-5-0 record against the Sharks with a 3.88 goals against average and a .854 save percentage.
“WHERE IN THE WORLD IS PIERRE MCGUIRE?” EMMY-AWARD WINNING ‘INSIDE-THE-GLASS’ ANALYST CONTINUES MARATHON SCHEDULE
NBC Sports Group’s Emmy-Award winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire continues his marathon first-round broadcast schedule tonight in Philadelphia, Pa., with Game 3 of the Caps-Flyers series. McGuire is slated to serve as an analyst for 11 games in 11 days to begin the postseason, with more games likely added to that run as series continue. His schedule will be comprised of seven different cities, five different playoff series, and more than 13,000 miles in travel. *Note – schedule is subject to change*
|Wed., April 13||Game 1 – (3) Chicago at (2) St. Louis||St. Louis > Sunrise, Fla.|
|Thurs., April 14||Game 1 – (WC1) N.Y. Islanders at (1) Florida||Sunrise, Fla. > Tampa|
|Fri., April 15||Game 2 – (3) Detroit at (2) Tampa Bay||Tampa > Pittsburgh|
|Sat., April 16||Game 2 – (3) N.Y. Rangers at (2) Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh > Chicago|
|Sun., April 17||Game 3 – (2) St. Louis at (3) Chicago||Chicago > Philadelphia|
|Mon., April 18||Game 3 – (1) Washington at (WC2) Philadelphia||Philadelphia > New York|
|Tue., April 19||Game 3 – (2) Pittsburgh at (3) N.Y. Rangers||New York|
|Wed., April 20||Game 4 – (1) Florida at (WC1) N.Y. Islanders||New York|
|Thurs., April 21||Game 4 – (2) Pittsburgh at (3) N.Y. Rangers||New York > Sunrise, Fla.|
|Fri., April 22||Game 5 – (WC1) N.Y. Islanders at (1) Florida*||Sunrise, Fla. > Chicago|
|Sat., April 23||Game 6 – (2) St. Louis at (3) Chicago*||TBA|
COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE
Through the NBC Sports Regional Networks, comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be provided daily via NBC Sports Regional Networks, available in more than 43 million U.S. households. NBC Sports Regional Networks serve the hometown fans of the Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, and Washington Capitals. In-depth coverage for those teams advancing to the postseason includes exclusive regional coverage of first-round games, pre- and post-game shows, and extensive on-line coverage via CSN’s team of NHL Insiders.
For teams that advance past the first round, NBC Sports Regional Networks will deliver extensive pre- and post-game coverage as well as breaking news and analysis throughout each team’s playoff run.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA COVERAGE
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream 2016 Stanley Cup Playoff coverage 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, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–