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Monday, April 17th, 2017
DAY 6 – NBC SPORTS PRESENTS FOUR PIVOTAL GAME 3 NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF MATCHUPS TONIGHT ACROSS NBCSN AND CNBC
(1) Capitals-(WC2) Maple Leafs at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Series Tied 1-1;
(1) Ducks-(WC1) Flames at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Ducks Lead 2-0
(2) Senators-(3) Bruins – 7 p.m. ET on CNBC – Series Tied 1-1;
(1) Blackhawks-(WC2) Predators – 9:30 p.m. ET on CNBC – Predators Lead 2-0
Dave Strader Named Recipient of Hockey Hall of Fame’s 2017 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award For Outstanding Contributions as a Hockey Broadcaster
Veteran NHL Forwards Shane Doan and Brian Gionta Join NHL Live as Guest Studio Analysts This Week
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 17, 2017 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight with four pivotal Game 3s across NBCSN and CNBC. Coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live.
NBCSN’s first game begins at 7 p.m. ET, when Auston Matthews and the (WC2) Toronto Maple Leafs host Alex Ovechkin and the (1) Washington Capitals, with their series tied 1-1. The action shifts west to Calgary at 10 p.m. ET, when Johnny Gaudreau and the (WC1) Flames look to chip away at their 2-0 series deficit to Ryan Getzlaf and the (1) Anaheim Ducks.
CNBC’s doubleheader begins at 7 p.m. ET, when Brad Marchand and the (3) Boston Bruins welcome Bobby Ryan and the (2) Ottawa Senators, with their series knotted at one game apiece. The second game of CNBC’s doubleheader features Patrick Kane and the (1) Chicago Blackhawks in need of a win against P.K. Subban and the (WC2) Nashville Predators at 9:30 p.m. ET, with Nashville leading the series 2-0.
“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.
THE PASS – MONDAY, APRIL 17 (All times ET)
|6 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Liam McHugh, Keith
|7 p.m.||Game 3 – (1) Washington at (WC2) Toronto||NBCSN||Chris Cuthbert,
|7 p.m.||Game 3 – (2) Ottawa at (3) Boston||CNBC||Kenny Albert,
|NHL Live (Intermission Reports)||CNBC||Paul Burmeister, Jeremy
Roenick, Anson Carter
|9:30 p.m.||Game 3 – (1) Chicago at (WC2) Nashville||CNBC||Gord Miller,
|10 p.m.||Game 3 – (1) Anaheim at (WC2) Calgary||NBCSN||Rick Ball,
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and Connected TVs – will live stream all games airing on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC, all via “TV Everywhere.”
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NBCSN, CNBC, USA NETWORK, NBCSPORTS.COM, AND THE NBC SPORTS APP TO PROVIDE SIDE-BY-SIDE COVERAGE OF FIRST-ROUND GAMES IN LOCAL MARKETS FOR FIRST TIME
For the first time since NBC Sports Group acquired NHL rights prior to the 2005-06 season, coverage of Stanley Cup Playoff first-round games on NBCUniversal cable networks (NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network) as well as NHL Network, will air side-by-side in local markets alongside regional sports network game telecasts. In addition, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will provide streaming coverage of every first-round game. Prior to this season, NBC Sports’ national first-round cable telecasts were blacked out in all local U.S. markets. (Local television and streaming blackouts will still apply in Boston and Pittsburgh in the first round).
DAVE STRADER NAMED RECIPIENT OF HOCKEY HALL OF FAME’S 2017 FOSTER HEWITT MEMORIAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS AS A HOCKEY BROADCASTER
Earlier today, the Hockey Hall of Fame and the NHL Broadcasters’ Association announced that veteran NHL broadcaster and long-time NHL on NBC play-by-play voice Dave Strader has been named the recipient of the 2017 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster. Strader’s career in hockey began in 1979 with the AHL’s Adirondack Red Wings. In 1985, Strader was brought to Detroit to broadcast Red Wing games until 1996. He then moved to national prominence when he was hired as one of the primary hockey voices at ESPN. He then went on to work at ABC and through the 2014-2015 for NBC as a play-by-play man at the 2006 Torino and 2014 Sochi Olympic games, as well as for the Florida Panthers, Arizona Coyotes and most recently the Dallas Stars.
Strader has missed most of the 2016 season due to an ongoing battle with cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). He returned to the Stars for a five-game homestand in February, including the NHL Game of the Week on NBC between the Stars and Bruins, and most recently called the first two games of the Capitals-Maple Leafs first-round series for NBC Sports.
VETERAN NHL FORWARDS SHANE DOAN AND BRIAN GIONTA JOIN NHL LIVE AS GUEST STUDIO ANALYSTS THIS WEEK
Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan and Buffalo Sabres captain and 2003 Stanley Cup champion Brian Gionta will serve as guest studio analysts on NHL Live this week.
Doan has spent his entire 21-year NHL career as a member of the Coyotes/Jets franchise, including his rookie season with Winnipeg in 1995-96 before the team moved to Arizona. Doan is the Coyotes’ franchise leader in all offensive categories, and recently finished his 13th consecutive season as captain. Doan will join the studio tonight and Tuesday.
Gionta recently concluded his 15th NHL season, and his third with the Buffalo Sabres. Gionta has played for Buffalo, Montreal, and New Jersey, and was a member for the Devils team which won the Stanley Cup in 2003. Gionta will join the studio on Friday.
TONIGHT – APRIL 14
NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh, with analysts Keith Jones and Shane Doan, begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Paul Burmeister, Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter will anchor CNBC’s intermission coverage.
(1) WASHINGTON CAPITALS AT (WC2) TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS – GAME 3 AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – SERIES TIED 1-1
The Maple Leafs return to Toronto tied with the Capitals following a pivotal 4-3 victory in double overtime in Game 2 in Washington to even the series. In that game, rookie forward Kasperi Kapanen netted a hat trick, including the game-winner in double overtime. Both games in this series have gone to overtime. Alex Ovechkin snapped an eight-game goalless streak dating back to the regular season with a power play goal in the loss for Washington.
(2) OTTAWA SENATORS AT (3) BRUINS – GAME 3 AT 7 P.M. ET ON CNBC – SERIES TIED 1-1
Similar to the Maple Leafs, Ottawa won its Game 2 matchup in overtime to even its first-round series with Boston. The Senators trailed Game 2 3-1 in the third period, before Chris Wideman and Derick Brassard each scored to tie the game. Dion Phaneuf scored the game-winner early in the extra session to tie the series. Rookie defenseman Charlie McAvoy, who made his pro debut in Game 1, is slated to make his home debut for the Bruins.
(1) CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS AT (WC2) NASHVILLE PREDATORS – GAME 3 AT 9:30 P.M. ET ON CNBC – PREDATORS LEAD 2-0
Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne and the Predators return home after stunning the Blackhawks and their fans with a pair of shutout victories in Chicago to earn a 2-0 series lead. Following a 1-0 win in Game 1, Rinne made 30 saves for his second consecutive shutout and Ryan Johansen added three points (1g/2a) in a 5-0 rout in Game 2. Patrick Kane has gone goalless in eight straight games, including the end of the regular season, while Jonathan Toews has not scored in 11 consecutive playoff games.
(1) ANAHEIM DUCKS AT (WC1) CALGARY FLAMES – GAME 3 AT 10 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – DUCKS LEAD 2-0
Anaheim leads the series 2-0 following a 3-2 win at home in Game 2, its 29th consecutive win at home against the Flames, including the regular season. Ryan Getzlaf scored in the win, and has four points (2g/2a) in the first two games of the series. Sean Monahan has scored in both games for the Flames.
GAME SCHEDULE AND BROADCASTER ASSIGNMENTS THROUGH THURSDAY, APRIL 20
TUESDAY, APRIL 18
|7 p.m.||Game 4 – (1) Montreal at (WC1) N.Y. Rangers||NBCSN||Gord Miller,
|7:30 p.m.||Game 4 – (2) Pittsburgh at (3) Columbus||CNBC||Mike “Doc” Emrick,
|10 p.m.||Game 4 – (2) Edmonton at (3) San Jose||NBCSN||Brendan Burke,
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
|7 p.m.||Game 4 – (1) Washington at (WC2) Toronto||NBCSN||Chris Cuthbert,
|7:30 p.m.||Game 4 – (2) Ottawa at (3) Boston||USA Network||Kenny Albert,
|9:30 p.m.||Game 4 – (2) Minnesota (3) St. Louis||NBCSN||John Forslund,
|10 p.m.||Game 4 – (1) Anaheim at (WC1) Calgary||USA Network||Rick Ball,
THURSDAY, APRIL 20
|7 p.m.||Game 5 – (WC1) N.Y. Rangers at (1) Montreal||USA Network||Chris Cuthbert,
|7 p.m.||Game 5 – (3) Columbus at (2) Pittsburgh*||NHL Network||Paul Steigerwald,
|8 p.m.||Game 4 – (1) Chicago at (WC2) Nashville||NBCSN||Gord Miller,
|10:30 p.m.||Game 5 – (3) San Jose at (2) Edmonton||NBCSN||Brendan Burke,
“WHERE IN THE WORLD IS PIERRE MCGUIRE?” EMMY-AWARD WINNING ‘INSIDE-THE-GLASS’ ANALYST BEGINS MARATHON SCHEDULE
NBC Sports Group’s Emmy-Award winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire began his marathon first-round broadcast schedule on Wednesday in Pittsburgh with Game 1 of the Blue Jackets-Penguins series. McGuire is slated to serve as an analyst for eight games in eight days to begin the postseason, with more games likely added to that run as series continue. His schedule will be comprised of six different cities and four different series. *Note – schedule is subject to change
|Wed., April 12||Game 1 – (3) Columbus at (2) Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh > Chicago|
|Thurs., April 13||Game 1 – (WC2) Nashville at (1) Chicago||Chicago > St. Paul|
|Fri., April 14||Game 2 – (3) St. Louis at (2) Minnesota||St. Paul > Chicago|
|Sat., April 15||Game 2 – (WC2) Nashville at (1) Chicago||Chicago > St. Louis|
|Sun., April 16||Game 3 – (2) Minnesota at (3) St. Louis||St. Louis > Boston|
|Mon., April 17||Game 3 – (2) Ottawa at (3) Boston||Boston > Columbus|
|Tues., April 18||Game 4 – (2) Pittsburgh at (3) Columbus||Columbus > St. Louis|
|Wed., April 19||Game 4 – (2) Minnesota at (3) St. Louis||St. Louis > Montreal|
|Thurs., April 20||Game 5 – (WC1) N.Y. Rangers at (1) Montreal||TBA|
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 50 million U.S. households. NBC Sports Regional Networks serve the hometown fans of the Chicago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals, with first-round game coverage, pre- and post-game shows, and extensive on-line coverage via CSN’s team of NHL Insiders.
For teams that advance past the first round, NBC Sports Regional Networks will deliver extensive pre- and post-game coverage as well as breaking news and analysis throughout each team’s playoff run.
NBCSPORTS.COM & NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream all Stanley Cup Playoff games to desktops, tablets, and connected TVs. The NBC Sports app will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
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