FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 5th, 2016

DAY 23 – NBCSN AND CNBC PRESENT PAIR OF WESTERN CONFERENCE GAME 4 MATCHUPS TONIGHT, BEGINNING WITH STARS-BLUES AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Game 4 – Sharks-Predators – 9 p.m. ET on CNBC – Sharks Lead 2-1

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

2016 IIHF World Hockey Championship Coverage Begins Tomorrow on NBCSN – Team USA vs. Canada at 9 a.m. ET

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 5, 2016 – NBCSN and CNBC will present a pair of Western Conference Game 4 matchups tonight, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when David Backes and the St. Louis Blues host Jamie Benn and the Dallas Stars. Coverage continues at 9 p.m. ET on CNBC, when Shea Weber and the Nashville Predators host Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 of their Second Round series.

John Forslund (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call Stars-Blues from Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo., and Chris Cuthbert (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (‘Inside-the-Glass’) will handle commentary for Sharks-Predators from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

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 Keith Jones and Brian Boucher. Dave Briggs will anchor CNBC’s studio coverage with analysts and former players Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter.

 

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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 – THURSDAY, MAY 5 (All times ET)

THURSDAY, MAY 5

Time Coverage Network Commentators
7 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Keith
Jones, Brian Boucher
8 p.m. Game 4 – (1) Dallas at (2) St. Louis NBCSN John Forslund,
Pierre McGuire
9 p.m. Game 4 – (3) San Jose at (WC1) Nashville CNBC Chris Cuthbert,
Joe Michletti
  NHL Live (Intermission Reports) CNBC Dave Briggs, Jeremy
Roenick, Anson Carter

 

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) STARS AT (2) BLUES – 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – BLUES LEAD 2-1

The Blues took a 2-1 series lead on Tuesday evening with a convincing 6-1 win at home in Game 3, handing Dallas its worst margin of defeat this season. David Backes and Alex Steen each scored twice for St. Louis. Dallas head coach Lindy Ruff pulled his starting goaltender for the second consecutive game, as Antti Niemi allowed three goals on 12 shots early in the second period.


GAME 4 – (3) SHARKS AT (WC1) PREDATORS – 9 P.M. ET ON CNBC – SHARKS LEAD 2-1

The Predators got a much needed Game 3 victory on Tuesday night, handing the Sharks a 4-1 defeat in Nashville to cut San Jose’s series lead in half. James Neal, Shea Weber, Colin Wilson and Filip Forsberg scored for the Predators in the win, while Pekka Rinne made 26 saves. San Jose led the NHL with 28 road wins in the regular season, and Game 3 marked the Sharks’ first road loss of the postseason (3-1).

 


2016 IIHF WORLD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP COVERAGE BEGINS TOMORROW ON NBCSN – TEAM USA VS. CANADA AT 9 A.M. ET

NBC Sports Group will present extensive coverage of the 2016 IIHF World Hockey Championship from Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia – NBC Sports Group’s sixth consecutive year covering international hockey’s premier annual tournament. Live coverage begins tomorrow on NBCSN at 9 a.m. ET, when Team USA faces defending champion Canada to open up pool play in the tournament. Click here for more information.

 


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 33
USA Network 6
CNBC 10
NHL Network 2
Total 60

 

One-goal Games: 35

OT games: 11

 

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.

 

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–