FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 29th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – APRIL 29-MAY 1, 2016
(All times ET)
The “Press Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box is a quick overview of upcoming program information and highlights from the NBC Sports Group Communications team. For live streaming information on NBC Sports Live Extra, and Golf Channel Live Extra, click here.
Friday, April 29
6 p.m. on NBCSN – Pro Football Talk
7 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Live
8 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: St. Louis Blues @ Dallas Stars, Game 1
10:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Nashville Predators @ San Jose Sharks, Game 1
1 a.m. on NBCSN – NHL Overtime
Saturday, April 30
8 a.m. on NBCSN – Barclays Premier League Preview
8 a.m. on CNBC – Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix Qualifying
9 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Stoke City v. Sunderland
10 a.m. on USA – Premier League: Newcastle v. Crystal Palace
12:30 p.m. on NBC – Premier League: Arsenal v. Norwich City
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – USA Track & Field Penn Relays
2:30 p.m. on NBC – Goal Zone
3 p.m. on NBC – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: New York Islanders @ Tampa Bay Lightning, Game 2
3 p.m. on NBCSN – Drake Relays
5 p.m. on NBCSN – US Open Polo
8 p.m. on NBC – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Washington Capitals, Game 2
Sunday, May 1
12:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day
6 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
7 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Swansea City v. Liverpool
7 a.m. on CNBC – F1 Countdown
7:30 a.m. on CNBC – Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix
9:05 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Manchester United v. Leicester City
10 a.m. on CNBC – F1 Extra
11:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Southampton v. Manchester City
1 p.m. on NBC – Red Bull Series: Volcom Pipe Pro
1:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Goal Zone
2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Download: I Was There
3 p.m. on NBC – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: St. Louis Blues @ Dallas Stars, Game 2
7 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Live
8 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Nashville Predators @ San Jose Sharks, Game 2
10:45 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Overtime
NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs this weekend with games on NBC and NBCSN.
Tonight’s coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBCSN begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live. Second round coverage continues at 8 p.m. ET when the Dallas Stars host the St. Louis Blues, followed by Game 1 of the Nashville Predators-San Jose Sharks series at 10:30 p.m. ET. Today’s coverage concludes with NHL Overtime at 1 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
Calling the action on NBCSN is John Forslund and Pierre McGuire from the American Airlines Center for Stars-Blues, with Chris Cuthbert and Joe Micheletti calling the Nashville Predators- San Jose Sharks game.
Saturday’s coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC begins at 3 p.m. ET when the Tampa Bay Lightning host the New York Islanders , followed by Game 2 of the Pittsburgh Penguins-Washington Capitals series at 8 p.m. ET.
Calling the action on NBC is Kenny Albert and Brian Boucher from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida for the Lightning-Islanders game, Mike Emrick, Pierre McGuire, and Eddie Olczyk will be on site at the Verizon center for NBC’s coverage of Pittsburgh Penguins-Washington Capitals.
Sunday’s coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs will include St. Louis Blues at Dallas Stars 3 p.m. ET on NBC and Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
John Forslund and Pierre McGuire will handle Sunday’s NBC coverage of the St. Louis Blues-Dallas Stars, while Chris Cuthbert and Joe Micheletti handle NBCSN’s coverage for the Nashville Predators-San Jose Sharks game.
Liam McHugh hosts NHL Live and NHL Overtime, along with analysts Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick on Friday. Kathryn Tappen hosts NHL Live and NHL Overtime, along with analysts Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter on Sunday.
NBC Sports Group presents a full slate of action featuring Leicester City, who can clinch the Premier League Title this weekend, and clubs determined to avoid relegation.
Weekend coverage begins Saturday, April 30, on NBCSN at 8 a.m. ET with Barclays Premier League Preview, immediately followed by Premier League Live at 9 a.m. ET.
Live match coverage begins at 10 a.m. ET with Stoke City v. Sunderland on NBCSN and Newcastle v. Crystal Palace on USA. Arsenal v. Norwich City follows at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, followed by Goal Zone at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Sunday’s coverage on NBCSN begins with Premier League Live at 6 a.m., immediately followed by Swansea City v. Liverpool at 7 a.m. ET. Coverage continues on NBCSN at 9 a.m. ET with Manchester United v. Leicester City. The weekend’s match coverage wraps up with Southampton v. Manchester City 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Goal Zone at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN presents a new Premier League Download: I Was There. The episode gives a behind-the-scenes look at NBC Sports Group’s Premier League road trip, when NBC Sports Group’s U.S.-based announce team joined its U.K.-based announce team in England earlier this month. The episode features footage captured by the U.S. and U.K.-based on-air personalities during their travels, visiting Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge, Leicester City’s King Power Stadium, and Stoke City’s Britannia Stadium.
Premier League Live hosted by Steve Bower. Bower hosts for the balance of the season, filling in for Rebecca Lowe, who is out on maternity leave. He will be joined by analysts Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe.
Saturday, April 30
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Stoke City v. Sunderland, commentated by Tony Jones and Ray Houghton
10 a.m. on USA – Newcastle v. Crystal Palace, commentated by Gary Weaver and Davie Provan
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Everton v. Bournemouth, commentated by Gary Taphouse and Barry Horne
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – West Brom v. West Ham, commentated by Phil Blacker and Dean Sturridge
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Watford v. Aston Villa, commentated by Joe Speight and Tony Gale
12:30 p.m. on NBC – Arsenal v. Norwich City, commentated by Jim Proudfoot and Jim Beglin
Sunday, May 1
7 a.m. on NBCSN – Swansea City v. Liverpool, commentated by Jim Proudfoot and David Prutton
9:05 a.m. on NBCSN – Manchester United v. Leicester City, commentated by Arlo White and Lee Dixon
11:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Southampton v. Manchester City, commentated by Peter Drury and Andy Townsend
Monday, May 2
3 p.m. on NBCSN – Chelsea v. Tottenham, commentated by Peter Drury and Danny Mills
NBCSN and CNBC will combine to present comprehensive coverage of the Formula One Russian Grand Prix this weekend, culminating with race coverage this Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on CNBC.
Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call this weekend’s action, and will be joined by veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett. F1 insider Will Buxton will serve as the team’s on-site reporter from Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia.
USA TRACK & FIELD
NBCSN presents live coverage of “USA vs. the World” at the Penn Relays this Saturday, April 30, at 12:30 p.m. ET, immediately followed by the Drake Relays presented by HyVee at 3 p.m. ET. The Penn Relays and Drake Relays are part of the USA Track & Field Championship Series.
Paul Swangard hosts coverage of the Penn Relays, joined by Olympic gold medalist Dan O’Brien, three-time Olympic medalist Lauryn Williams and Carolyn Manno at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Penn.
Tim Hutchings handles the call for the Drake Relays from Des Moines, Iowa, joined by four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon, Lewis Johnson, and Todd Harris.