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Monday, May 30th, 2016

STANLEY CUP FINAL BEGINS TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBC – PITTSBURGH PENGUINS HOST SAN JOSE SHARKS IN GAME 1

Coverage Begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live & Two On-Site Sets

Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire Combine to Call 10th Consecutive Stanley Cup Final as Broadcast Team

Stanley Cup Final Media Conference Call with Emrick, Olczyk, McGuire and Executive Producer Sam Flood – Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET

Hosts Liam McHugh, Kathryn Tappen, and Dave Briggs Anchor Studio Coverage with Analysts Mike Milbury, Jeremy Roenick, Keith Jones, Anson Carter and Brian Boucher

NBC Sports Radio to Serve as Exclusive National Terrestrial Radio Partner for 2016 Stanley Cup Final

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 30, 2016 – NBC Sports begins exclusive coverage of the Stanley Cup Final for the 11th consecutive year tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, when Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins host Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Pre-game coverage begins tonight at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a special two-hour edition of NHL Live.

Four-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call the 2016 Stanley Cup Final on NBC and NBCSN. This marks the 10th consecutive year that Emrick, Olczyk and McGuire will combine to call the Stanley Cup Final for NBC Sports.

Host Liam McHugh will anchor pre-game, intermission and studio coverage on-site throughout the series, alongside analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Keith Jones. In addition, Kathryn Tappen and Dave Briggs and will host coverage from outside sets in Pittsburgh and San Jose, alongside analysts and former players Jeremy Roenick, Brian Boucher, and Anson Carter.

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STANLEY CUP FINAL MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL WITH EMRICK, OLCZYK, MCGUIRE AND FLOOD – TUESDAY AT 2 P.M. ET

NBC Sports Group’s lead NHL broadcast team of Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst), and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst), as well as NBC Sports Group executive producer Sam Flood, will review tonight’s Game 1 and preview the rest of the Stanley Cup Final on a media conference call Tuesday, May 31, at 2 p.m. ET. Media interested in attending should call

719-325-2435; Passcode; 9860542.

  • WHAT: 2016 Stanley Cup Final Media Conference Call
  • WHO: Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire, Sam Flood
  • WHEN: Tomorrow, May 31 at 2 p.m. ET
  • NUMBER: 719-325-2435
  • PASSCODE: 9860542

 

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STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME 1 – SHARKS-PENGUINS – TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBC

The Pittsburgh Penguins advanced to their first Stanley Cup Final since 2009 with a 2-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final, as Bryan Rust scored both goals for Pittsburgh and Matt Murray stopped 16 of 17 shots. Sidney Crosby led the Penguins in the regular season with 36 goals, and netted three game-winning goals in the Eastern Conference Final. Phil Kessel has been a difference-maker offensively for Pittsburgh, leading the club with nine goals in the playoffs. This marks Kessel’s first Stanley Cup Final appearance, but he has been a consistent playoff performer, totaling 39 points in 40 career postseason games.

The San Jose Sharks are making their first-ever Stanley Cup Final appearance in the franchise’s 25th season. Veteran forwards Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau will make their first Stanley Cup Final appearances, and have combined for 3,093 NHL games and 2,610 points in their careers. Thornton and Marleau were the 1st and 2nd overall selections in the 1997 NHL Draft, which was held in Pittsburgh.

The Sharks (3.50 goals per game) and Penguins (3.22 goals per game) enter the Final as the top two offenses in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Joe Pavelski leads all skaters with 13 goals, while Logan Couture has amassed the most points thus far (24).

Following is the telecast schedule for the 2016 Stanley Cup Final, all times Eastern and subject to change.

 

Date Coverage Network  Time Commentators
Mon., May 30 Game 1 – San Jose at Pittsburgh NBC  8 p.m. Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie
Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
Wed., June 1 Game 2 – San Jose at Pittsburgh NBCSN  8 p.m. Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie
Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
Sat., June 4 Game 3 – Pittsburgh at San Jose NBC or NBCSN^  8 p.m. Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie
Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
Mon., June 6 Game 4 – Pittsburgh at San Jose NBC or NBCSN^  8 p.m. Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie
Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
Thurs., June 9 Game 5 – San Jose at Pittsburgh* NBC  8 p.m. Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie
Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
Sun., June 12 Game 6 – Pittsburgh at San Jose* NBC  8 p.m. Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie
Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
Wed., June 15 Game 7 – San Jose at Pittsburgh* NBC  8 p.m. Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie
Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

*if necessary

^if the series is tied 1-1, Game 3 will air on NBC, and Game 4 will air on NBCSN. If the series is 2-0, Game 3 will air on NBCSN, and Game 4 will air on NBC.

 


NBC SPORTS RADIO TO SERVE AS EXCLUSIVE NATIONAL TERRESTRIAL RADIO PARTNER FOR THE 2016 STANLEY CUP FINAL

NBC Sports Radio, distributed by Westwood One, will serve as the exclusive national terrestrial radio partner for the 2016 Stanley Cup Final, providing broadcast coverage of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final to affiliated and other terrestrial radio stations. The broadcasts will also be available via NBCSportsRadio.com, the NBC Sports Radio App and SiriusXM Satellite Radio., and the TuneIn digital radio platform. A list of stations carrying the Stanley Cup Final will be available on NBCSportsRadio.com.

Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (analyst) will serve as NBC Sports Radio’s broadcast team for the 2016 Stanley Cup Final. 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 13
NBCSN 52
USA Network 6
CNBC 12
NHL Network 2
Total 85

 

One-goal Games: 46

OT games: 18


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 powered by Playmaker Media and 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–