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Monday, November 28th, 2016
MATTHEWS VS. MCDAVID TOMORROW NIGHT ON NBCSN
Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid Clash Tomorrow Night – NBCSN Presents Maple Leafs-Oilers Immediately Following Flyers-Bruins
Wednesday Night Rivalry – Penguins-Islanders – Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Wednesday Nightcap – Sharks-Kings – Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game To Be Televised On NBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 28, 2016 – Two of the NHL’s young superstars will take center stage tomorrow night on NBCSN, when Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs visit Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers.
NBCSN drops the puck on this week’s NHL slate tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET, when Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers host Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins. NBCSN will join Maple Leafs-Oilers in progress, immediately following the conclusion of Bruins-Flyers.
Coverage continues Wednesday night on NBCSN with a doubleheader beginning at 8 p.m. ET, when Sidney Crosby leads the Pittsburgh Penguins into Brooklyn to face John Tavares and the New York Islanders on Wednesday Night Rivalry. The action shifts west for NBCSN’s Wednesday Nightcap at 10:30 p.m. ET, when Drew Doughty and the Los Angeles Kings host Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks.
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.
Jim Jackson (play-by-play) and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’) will provide commentary of Bruins-Flyers from Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Gord Miller (play-by-play) and Ray Ferraro (‘Inside-the-Glass’) will have the call of Maple Leafs-Oilers from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta.
Four-time Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk (analyst), and Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call Penguins-Islanders from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Randy Hahn (play-by-play), Jim Fox (analyst), and Bret Hedican (‘Inside-the-Glass’) will call Sharks-Kings from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
Pre-game coverage on NHL Live begins one hour before puck drop tomorrow and Wednesday on NBCSN. Kathryn Tappen anchors tomorrow’s studio coverage with analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones. Liam McHugh anchors Wednesday Night Rivalry studio coverage with Milbury and Jones, as well as NHL insider Darren Dreger. Post-game coverage on NHL Overtime will air on NBCSN immediately following both games.
MATTHEWS VS. MCDAVID – MAPLE LEAFS-OILERS – TOMORROW NIGHT ON NBCSN
NHL phenoms Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid face off against each other tomorrow night on NBCSN, the first U.S. national NHL telecast to feature both young superstars. Matthews burst onto the scene with a record four-goal game in his NHL debut, and currently ranks second among all rookies in goals (9). The Scottsdale, Ariz., native was selected first overall in this year’s draft by Toronto (9-8-4), and netted the game-winning goal in the Maple Leafs’ 4-2 win over the Capitals on Saturday.
McDavid currently leads the NHL in points (29), and has spurred his Oilers to the Pacific Division lead (12-9-2). The 19-year-old McDavid, who was selected by Edmonton first overall in the 2015 NHL Draft and is now in his second season, has averaged better than a point per game thus far in his NHL career (77 points in 68 games).
This is the second and final showdown between Matthews and McDavid this season. The Maple Leafs edged the Oilers by a score of 3-2 in overtime on Nov. 1 in Toronto.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY – PENGUINS-ISLANDERS – WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBC
The Penguins (13-6-3) enter their Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup with New York following a 4-3 shootout win against New Jersey on Saturday. Captain Sidney Crosby leads the NHL with 15 goals this season, and has done it in only 16 games after missing the start of the season due to injury. Crosby scored in the final minute of regulation to force overtime in Pittsburgh’s win on Saturday.
The Islanders (6-10-4) return to Barclays Center following a Western swing that included a 3-2 shootout win against the Ducks in Anaheim. Captain John Tavares leads the club in all offensive categories, and scored in the team’s 3-2 loss to the Sharks in San Jose on Friday. The two clubs played in Brooklyn on Nov. 17, a 3-2 shootout win for the Penguins. New York hosts Calgary tonight before their matchup with the Penguins on Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY NIGHTCAP – SHARKS-KINGS – WEDNESDAY AT 10:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
San Jose and Los Angeles currently boast identical 12-9-1 records, although the Kings enter the week riding a five-game winning streak. Los Angeles has been led offensively by Jeff Carter’s 10 goals, but the story has been the play of goaltender Peter Budaj. Budaj has taken over between the pipes following an injury to Jonathan Quick in the season-opener, and has made 20 consecutive appearances for the Kings, posting a 12-6-1 record in that time.
San Jose had its three-game winning streak snapped on Saturday by Anaheim and was 6-2-1 in its prior nine games. Defenseman Brent Burns, who recently inked an eight-year deal with the Sharks, leads the club in goals (8) and points (20). Burns scored in the season-opener between the two teams, which San Jose won 2-1.
BRUINS-FLYERS – TOMORROW AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Flyers (10-10-3) enter tomorrow’s showdown with the Bruins following a 5-3 win at home over the Flames on Sunday. Wayne Simmonds leads the team with 21 points (11g/10a) and recorded a goal and an assist in Sunday’s victory. Philadelphia has scored the second-most goals in the league (72), but has allowed the most goals as well (76).
Boston (12-10-0) is coming off a 4-1 win against the Lightning on Sunday, which included a goal by David Pastrnak. The third-year player is second in the league with 13 goals scored, and has nearly eclipsed his goal total from a season ago, when he scored 15 goals in 51 games. Tuukka Rask ranks second or is tied for second in the league in wins (12), goals against average (1.62), and shutouts (3).
2017 HONDA NHL ALL-STAR GAME TO BE TELEVISED ON NBC
NBC Sports Group announced Monday that NBC will broadcast live coverage of the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 29. Coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. ET. This is the first network-television broadcast of the NHL All-Star Game since 2004. The game was originally scheduled to be televised on NBCSN.
This is the third NHL All-Star Game to be played in Los Angeles, home to the Kings, who are celebrating their 50th season in the league. Last season’s NHL All-Star Game, which took place in Nashville, Tenn., and was televised on NBCSN, was the network’s most-watched All-Star Game since NHL broadcast rights were acquired prior to the 2005-06 season. Click here for more information.
Following is this week’s NHL coverage on NBCSN:
|Tues., November 29||NHL Live||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Boston at Philadelphia**||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|Toronto at Edmonton^||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||11:30 p.m.*|
|Wed., November 30||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Wednesday Night Rivalry – Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Wednesday Nightcap – San Jose at Los Angeles||NBCSN||10:30 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||1 a.m.*|
*immediately following game coverage
** subject to local blackout
^joined in progress
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2016-17 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN
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NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS
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