FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 31st, 2016
CLAUDE GIROUX AND PHILADELPHIA FLYERS HOST DYLAN LARKIN AND DETROIT RED WINGS ON “WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY” ON NBCSN
Wednesday Night Rivalry – Red Wings-Flyers – 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Tuesday Night Doubleheader on NBCSN – Lightning-Islanders at 7:30 p.m. ET, Followed by Sharks-Coyotes at 10 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 31, 2016 – Wednesday Night Rivalry heads to the City of Brotherly Love this week, as Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers host Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
This week’s NHL coverage begins tomorrow night with a doubleheader on NBCSN beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET, when John Tavares and the New York Islanders host Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning. The action shifts west to Arizona at 10 p.m. ET, when Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks visit Oliver Ekman-Larsson and the Coyotes.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide live streaming coverage of this week’s NHL matchups on NBCSN.
Four-time Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call Red Wings-Flyers from Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.
Rick Peckham (play-by-play) and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call of Lightning-Islanders from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Randy Hahn (play-by-play) and Bret Hedican (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will provide commentary of Sharks-Coyotes from Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz.
Pre-game coverage on NHL Live begins one hour before puck drop tomorrow and Wednesday on NBCSN. Liam McHugh anchors Wednesday Night Rivalry studio coverage with analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones, as well as NHL insider Bob McKenzie. Kathryn Tappen hosts tomorrow night’s studio coverage on NBCSN with Milbury and Jones.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY: RED WINGS AT FLYERS – WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Detroit (6-4-0) is hoping to snap a two-game losing streak, after rattling off six consecutive wins earlier in October. The Red Wings have benefitted from a balanced scoring attack to start the 2016-17 season, with eight skaters on the roster boasting at least two goals in the first 10 games. Dylan Larkin, who is coming off a 23-goal output in his rookie campaign last season, scored in Sunday’s 5-2 loss to the Panthers.
The Flyers (4-5-1) enter the week following a 4-3 win against the Hurricanes in Carolina, as Claude Giroux scored and added an assist in the victory. Philadelphia is tied with the New York Rangers for the most goals scored in the NHL this season (35), but has also allowed the most goals in the league (38). Wayne Simmonds is one of eight players tied for the league lead in goals (6), and notched two assists in Sunday’s win against Carolina.
LIGHTNING AT ISLANDERS – TOMORROW AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Lightning (5-4-0) aim for a win tomorrow night in Brooklyn to wrap up a six-game road trip with a .500 record. This marks the first time the two teams will meet since Tampa Bay defeated the Islanders in their second-round playoff series last season in five games. Steven Stamkos is also tied for the league lead in goals (6), and leads the team with 10 points.
The Islanders (4-5-0) are coming off a 5-1 win against the Maple Leafs at home on Sunday, as 10 different Islanders recorded a point and goaltender Thomas Greiss made 33 saves to earn the victory. John Tavares leads the club with four goals, and Brock Nelson (3g/6a) is averaging a point per game through the first nine contests of the season.
SHARKS AT COYOTES – TOMORROW AT 10 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Sharks (6-3-0) have won three straight games heading into this week’s action, including a 4-1 win against Nashville on Saturday, as Joe Pavelski posted a goal and an assist and Joe Thornton scored his first goal of the year. Arizona (2-6-0) has been led offensively by blueliner Oliver Ekman-Larsson, who has scored five goals in the opening eight games of the season.
Following is this week’s NHL coverage on NBCSN:
|Tues., November 1||NHL Live||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Tampa Bay at N.Y. Islanders||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|San Jose at Arizona||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||12:30 a.m.*|
|Wed., November 2||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Wednesday Night Rivalry – Detroit at Philadelphia||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||10:30 p.m.*|
*immediately following game coverage
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