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Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

DAY 22 – PITTSBURGH PENGUINS HOST WASHINGTON CAPITALS TONIGHT ON NBCSN – GAME 4 AT 8 P.M. ET

Coverage Begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live

Stanley Cup Playoffs Telecast Schedule Announced Through Sunday

Blues-Stars and Penguins-Capitals to Bookend Kentucky Derby Coverage on NBC This Saturday

                             

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 4, 2016 – Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will look to even their Second Round series against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins with a Game 4 win tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Three-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call the game from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Tonight’s pre-game coverage begins with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, hosted by Liam McHugh alongside analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.

 

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“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.

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THE PASS – WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 (All times ET)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

Time Coverage Network Commentators
7 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike
Milbury, Keith Jones
8 p.m. Game 4 – (1) Washington at (2) Pittsburgh NBCSN Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick,
Pierre McGuire

 

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, tablets, and connected TVs – 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 (2) PENGUINS – 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – PENGUINS LEAD 2-1

The Penguins took a 2-1 series lead on Monday night with a 3-2 win in Game 3. Pittsburgh jumped out to a 3-0 lead and held on for the victory, despite a furious rally from the Capitals in the third period. Washington outshot Pittsburgh 49-23 in Game 3, including 21-9 in the final stanza. Penguins goalie Matt Murray broke the club record for saves in a postseason regulation win with 47 saves. Alex Ovechkin broke onto the scoresheet with his first goal since Game 3 of the First Round, and his first goal against Pittsburgh in eight total games this season. The Penguins have won 19 of 24 games at home, dating back to Jan. 17 of the regular season.

 

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS TELECAST SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED THROUGH SUNDAY

NBC and NBCSN will present Game 5 of all four Second Round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs this weekend, highlighted by a pair of games this Saturday on NBC preceding and following coverage of the running of the 142nd Kentucky Derby.

NBC will air Game 5 of Blues-Stars on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET, with pre-game coverage beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET. Immediately following Kentucky Derby coverage, NBC will present Game 5 of Penguins-Capitals at 7:15 p.m. ET. Saturday’s coverage on NBCSN begins at 10 p.m. ET with Game 5 of Predators-Sharks.

U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and lead NHL on NBC analyst Eddie Olczyk will serve as an analyst and handicapper for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby coverage. Olczyk handicapped last year’s Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup races for NBC, and made his debut on NBCSN’s coverage of the $500,000 Gold Cup in 2014, correctly picking the longshot winners of both races on the telecast.

 

Sunday’s NHL schedule features one game, as the Lightning will host the Islanders in Game 5 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 7

Time Coverage Network Commentators
12:30 p.m. NHL Live NBC Liam McHugh, Mike
Milbury, Keith Jones
1 p.m. Game 5 – (2) St. Louis at (1) Dallas NBC John Forslund,
Joe Micheletti
7:15 p.m. Game 5 – (2) Pittsburgh at (1) Washington NBC Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick,
Pierre McGuire
10 p.m. Game 5 – (WC1) Nashville at (3) San Jose NBCSN Chris Cuthbert,
Brian Boucher
  NHL Live (Intermission Reports) NBCSN Kathryn Tappen, Jeremy
Roenick, Anson Carter

SUNDAY, MAY 8

3 p.m. Game 5 – (WC1) N.Y. Islanders at (2) Tampa Bay NBC Kenny Albert,
Pierre McGuire
  NHL Live (Intermission Reports) NBC Liam McHugh, Mike
Milbury, Keith Jones

 


GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

For the fifth consecutive year, NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC and NHL Network are combining to televise every Stanley Cup Playoff game nationally.

 

Network Games
NBC 9
NBCSN 32
USA Network 6
CNBC 10
NHL Network 2
Total 59

 

One-goal Games: 34

OT games: 10

 

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 San Jose Sharks and Washington Capitals, delivering extensive pre- and post-game coverage as well as breaking news and analysis throughout both teams’ playoff runs.


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.

 

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