FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 25th, 2016
GAME 7 – CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS FACE ST. LOUIS BLUES TONIGHT AT 8:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Game 7 – (3) Chicago Blackhawks at (2) St. Louis Blues – 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Series Tied 3-3
Game 6 – (1) Anaheim Ducks at (WC1) Nashville Predators – 8 p.m. ET on CNBC – Ducks Lead 3-2
New Jersey Devils Goaltender Cory Schneider Joins NHL Live as Guest Analyst
‘Inside-the-Glass’ Analyst Pierre McGuire Calls 13th Game in 13 Days
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 25, 2016 – NBCSN presents the first Game 7 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET, when the Chicago Blackhawks face the St. Louis Blues in a win-or-go-home showdown in St. Louis. Three-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call tonight’s decisive Game 7 from Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
Coverage on NBCSN begins at 7:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh alongside analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones, and guest analyst and New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider. Schneider just completed his third season with the Devils and represented New Jersey at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game.
CNBC’s Stanley Cup Playoff coverage continues tonight at 8 p.m. ET, when the (1) Anaheim Ducks look to advance to the second round with a Game 6 win against the (WC1) Nashville Predators. John Forslund (play-by-play) and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’) will have the call from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Dave Briggs will anchor CNBC’s studio coverage with analysts 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 – MONDAY, APRIL 25 (All times ET)
MONDAY, APRIL 25
|7:30 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury
Keith Jones, Cory Schneider
|8 p.m.||Game 6 – (1) Anaheim at (WC1) Nashville||CNBC||John Forslund,
|NHL Live (Intermission Reports)||CNBC||Dave Briggs, Jeremy Roenick,
|8:30 p.m.||Game 7 – (3) Chicago at (2) St. Louis||NBCSN||Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick,
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.”
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GAME 7 – (3) BLACKHAWKS AT (2) BLUES – 8:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – SERIES TIED 3-3
The Blackhawks fought off elimination with a Game 5 win in double overtime in St. Louis, and followed that performance up with a 6-3 win in Game 6 in Chicago on Saturday night on NBC. Chicago trailed St. Louis 3-1 in the first period before rattling off five consecutive goals. Midseason acquisitions Andrew Ladd and Dale Weise both scored their first goals of the playoffs for Chicago. Five of the six games in this series have been decided by one goal, and nine of the last 12 playoff matchups between the Blackhawks and Blues have been one-goal games.
The Blackhawks defeated the Ducks in last year’s Western Conference Final in their last Game 7 matchup; the Blues have not won a Game 7 since 1999. The winner of Game 7 will go on to face the Dallas Stars in the second round.
GAME 6 – (1) ANAHEIM AT (WC1) NASHVILLE – 8 P.M. ET ON CNBC – DUCKS LEAD 3-2
The Ducks have won three consecutive games to take a 3-2 series lead and have outscored the Predators 12-3 in Games 3-5, after dropping Games 1 and 2 in Anaheim. The Ducks won Game 5 by a score of 5-2, as five different skaters scored and Frederik Andersen made 27 saves in his third straight start. Nashville has never won a series or forced a Game 7 when trailing 3-2, with a 0-5 record in Game 6 when facing elimination.
“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 St. Louis with Game 7 of the Blackhawks-Blues series. McGuire will be calling his 13th game in 13 days, spanning eight different cities, six 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||Chicago > St. Paul|
|Sun., April 24||Game 6 – (1) Dallas at (WC2) Minnesota||St. Paul > St. Louis|
|Mon., April 25||Game 7 – (3) Chicago at (2) St. Louis||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–