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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
DAY 8 – TONIGHT’S NBC SPORTS GROUP “NHL PLAYOFF PASS”
Game 4 – (1) Washington Capitals at (WC2) Philadelphia Flyers – 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Capitals Lead 3-0
Game 4 – (1) Florida Panthers at (WC1) New York Islanders – 8 p.m. ET on USA Network – Islanders Lead 2-1
Game 4 – (1) Dallas Stars at (WC2) Minnesota Wild – 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Stars Lead 2-1
Game 4 – (2) Los Angeles Kings at (3) San Jose Sharks – 10:30 p.m. ET on USA Network – Sharks Lead 2-1
Columbus Blue Jackets Forward Gregory Campbell Joins NHL Live as Guest Analyst Tonight and Thursday
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 20, 2016 – The (1) Washington Capitals could become the first team to punch their ticket to the second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight with a win against the (WC2) Philadelphia Flyers at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, highlighting four Game 4 matchups tonight on NBCSN and USA Network.
Coverage shifts to USA Network at 8 p.m. ET, as the (1) Florida Panthers look to even their first-round series against the (WC1) New York Islanders with a Game 4 win in Brooklyn. NBCSN’s second game of the night features the (1) Dallas Stars and (WC2) Minnesota Wild at 9:30 p.m. ET, following Caps-Flyers, while USA Network’s nightcap will feature Game 4 of the (2) Los Angeles Kings and (3) San Jose Sharks series, as the Sharks lead two games to one.
Pre-game coverage of tonight’s matchups begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live, leading into Game 4 of Caps-Flyers. Liam McHugh anchors tonight’s studio coverage on NBCSN alongside Mike Milbury, Keith Jones, and guest analyst and current Columbus Blue Jackets forward Gregory Campbell. Campbell recently completed his 12th NHL season, was a member of the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins, will join the NHL Live studio team tonight and tomorrow. Kathryn Tappen will anchor USA Network’s studio coverage with Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter.
“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 – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20 (All times ET)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
|6 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Liam McHugh, Keith Jones,
Mike Milbury, Gregory Campbell
|7 p.m.||Game 4 – (1) Washington at (WC2) Philadelphia||NBCSN||Jim Jackson, Bill Clement|
|8 p.m.||Game 4 – (1) Florida at (WC1) N.Y. Islanders||USA Network||Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire|
|NHL Live (Intermission Reports)||USA Network||Kathryn Tappen, Jeremy Roenick, Anson Carter|
|9:30 p.m.||Game 4 – (1) Dallas at (WC2) Minnesota||NBCSN||Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro|
|10:30 p.m.||Game 4 – (2) Los Angeles at (3) San Jose||USA Network||Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker|
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.
GAME 4 – (1) CAPITALS AT (WC2) FLYERS – 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – CAPITALS LEAD 3-0
Washington will look for its first-ever playoff sweep in a best-of-seven series tonight with a Game 4 win in Philadelphia. The Caps won Game 3 by a score of 6-1 on Monday with six unanswered goals, including five goals on the power play. In the series, the Caps have gone 8-for-17 on the power play, while their penalty kill has gone a perfect 13-for-13. Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and added an assist in Game 3 to give him 74 career playoff points, passing former Caps forward Dale Hunter for most in franchise history.
GAME 4 – (1) PANTHERS AT (WC1) ISLANDERS – 8 P.M. ET ON USA NETWORK – ISLANDERS LEAD 2-1
The Panthers and Islanders clash in Game 4 tonight on USA Network as Florida looks to bounce back and even the series at two games apiece. New York won the first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff game to be played in Brooklyn in dramatic fashion on Sunday night, as the Isles erased deficits of 2-0 and 3-1, and Thomas Hickey scored the game-winning goal with 12:31 into overtime to give the Isles a 4-3 win. Isles captain John Tavares recorded two assists in the win, and has 17 points (7g/10a) in 16 career playoff games. Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr has been held without a goal in his last 34 playoff games.
GAME 4 – (1) STARS AT (WC2) WILD – 9:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – STARS LEAD 2-1
The Wild will look for their second consecutive win on home ice to knot their series with Dallas at two, following a 5-3 win in Game 3 on Monday. The Wild overcame a pair of early goals from Stars forward Patrick Sharp, as Jason Pominville scored twice and added an assist to help Minnesota snap a seven-game losing streak, dating back to the regular season. Sharp had seven of Dallas’ 17 shots on goal (tied a season low) in the loss.
GAME 4 – (2) LOS ANGELES AT (3) SAN JOSE – 10:30 P.M. ET ON USA NETWORK – SHARKS LEAD 2-1
The Kings got a much-needed win in Game 3, as Tanner Pearson scored 3:47 into overtime to give Los Angeles a 2-1 win and avoid a 3-0 series deficit. Jonathan Quick made 29 saves for his first win against the Sharks in six tries this season. The road team has won all three games in this series, and the past two series between the Kings and Sharks have each gone seven games (both won by Los Angeles).
**Note – all first-round games are subject to blackouts in local markets**
If tonight’s Caps-Flyers game on NBCSN runs past 9:45 p.m. ET into the start of Stars-Wild, puck drop of Stars-Wild will be shown live on NHL Network until Caps-Flyers has concluded. Stars-Wild will return to NBCSN immediately following the conclusion of Caps-Flyers.
If tonight’s Panthers-Islanders game on USA Network runs past 10:45 p.m. ET into the start of Kings-Sharks, puck drop of Kings-Sharks will be shown live on NHL Network until Panthers-Islanders has concluded. Kings-Sharks will return to USA Network immediately following the conclusion of Panthers-Islanders.
As a reminder, all games on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC will be live streamed via NBC Sports Live Extra.
“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 New York with Game 4 of the Panthers-Islanders 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–