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Friday, April 28th, 2017

SIX STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF GAMES ACROSS NBC & NBCSN THIS WEEKEND

PENGUINS-CAPITALS GAME 2 AIRS ON SATURDAY NIGHT IN PRIMETIME ON NBC

NBC to Televise 2017 NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday Night, Prior to Puck Drop of Penguins-Capitals on Saturday Night at 8 p.m. ET

Western Conference Game 2 Doubleheader Tonight on NBCSN – Blues-Predators at 8 p.m. ET, Followed by Oilers-Ducks at 10:30 p.m. ET

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 28, 2017 – NBC Sports will present six NHL Stanley Cup Playoff games this weekend, headlined by a Saturday night primetime Game 2 clash on NBC between Sidney Crosby and the (2) Pittsburgh Penguins and Alex Ovechkin and the (1) Washington Capitals at 8 p.m. ET. Puck drop will be preceded by NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery.

NBC will present a total of three games this weekend, beginning Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, with Game 2 of the (WC1) New York Rangers-(2) Ottawa Senators series. Sunday’s coverage on NBC features Game 3 between the (3) St. Louis Blues and (WC2) Nashville Predators at 3 p.m. ET.

This weekend’s coverage kicks off with a Western Conference Game 2 doubleheader tonight on NBCSN, beginning at 8 p.m. ET, when the Blues host the Predators. The action shifts west at 10:30 p.m. ET, when the (1) Anaheim Ducks host the (2) Edmonton Oilers in Game 2 of their series. Below is the Stanley Cup Playoff schedule this weekend on NBC and NBCSN.

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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 – FRIDAY, APRIL 28-SUNDAY, APRIL 30 (All times ET)

FRIDAY, APRIL 28

Time Coverage Network Commentators
7 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike
Milbury, Keith Jones,
8 p.m. Game 2 – (WC2) Nashville at (3) St. Louis NBCSN Kenny Albert,
Pierre McGuire
10:30 p.m. Game 2 – (2) Edmonton at (1) Anaheim NBCSN Brendan Burke,
Joe Micheletti
  NHL Live (Late Coverage) NBCSN Paul Burmeister,
Anson Carter

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

3 p.m. Game 2 – (WC1) N.Y. Rangers at  (2) Ottawa NBC John Forslund,
Brian Boucher
  NHL Live (Intermission Reports) NBC Liam McHugh, Mike
Milbury, Jeremy Roenick
8 p.m. Game 2 – (2) Pittsburgh at (1) Washington NBC Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie
Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
  NHL Live (Intermission Reports) NBC Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury,
Keith Jones, Kathryn Tappen

SUNDAY, APRIL 30

3 p.m. Game 3 – (3) St. Louis at (WC2) Nashville NBC Kenny Albert,
Pierre McGuire
  NHL Live (Intermission Reports) NBC Liam McHugh, Mike
Milbury, Jeremy Roenick
6 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Kathryn Tappen, Jeremy
Roenick, Anson Carter
7 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Anaheim at (2) Edmonton NBCSN Chris Cuthbert,
Joe Micheletti

 

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.”

For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall NHL Playoff coverage, please click here.


NBC PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF 2017 NHL DRAFT LOTTERY PRIOR TO PENGUINS-CAPITALS ON SATURDAY

NBC will present live coverage of the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET, prior to puck drop of Game 2 between the Penguins and Capitals. The 2017 NHL Draft Lottery, which will be held tomorrow in Toronto, will determine the order of selection for the first 15 picks in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft.

Participants in the NHL Draft Lottery include the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, who begin play in the 2017-18 season, and all other clubs that did not qualify for this season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs (or clubs that acquired the first-round picks of those non-playoff clubs). NHL on NBC host Kathryn Tappen will be on-site in Toronto to provide reports. Click here for more information.

 

TONIGHT – APRIL 28

NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh with analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones, begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Paul Burmeister and Anson Carter will handle late-game intermission coverage.

Game action begins at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Vladimir Tarasenko and the Blues host P.K. Subban and the Predators in Game 2 of their second-round series. Nashville took a 1-0 series lead with a 4-3 win on Wednesday night, led by Subban, who netted his first goal of the postseason and added two assists.

NBCSN’s coverage shifts west at 10:30 p.m. ET for Game 2 between the Ducks and Oilers, as Anaheim attempts to draw even in the series. Edmonton took Game 1 by a score of 5-3, as defenseman Adam Larsson scored twice, and Leon Draisaitl registered a goal and two assists. Connor McDavid had an assist in the game, and has five points (2g/3a) in seven games in his first postseason.

 

*NOTE* – If Predators-Blues runs beyond 10:45 p.m. ET:

  • Predators-Blues remains on NBCSN for national audience, and satellite TV subscribers in Anaheim. This audience can find the start of Oilers-Ducks on NHL Network, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app;

 

  • Cable and AT&T U-verse subscribers in Anaheim market only will receive Oilers-Ducks on NBCSN, and can watch conclusion of Predators-Blues on NHL Network, and stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app;

 

  • Oilers-Ducks will return to NBCSN for all viewers immediately following conclusion of Predators-Blues.


SATURDAY, APRIL 29

NBC presents a pair of Game 2 matchups in the Eastern Conference on Saturday, beginning at 3 p.m. ET, when Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers look to tie the series at one game apiece with a win against Erik Karlsson and the Senators. Karlsson scored the game-winner late in the third period of Game 1 on Thursday, banking a sharp-angle shot off of Lundqvist into the net to propel Ottawa to a 2-1 win.

Saturday night’s primetime clash on NBC features Game 2 of the highly-anticipated matchup between the Penguins and Capitals, as Washington looks to rebound from a Game 1 loss on Thursday. Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin continued their torrid scoring pace in their head-to-head postseason matchups last night. Crosby scored twice in a 52-second span early in the second period to lead Pittsburgh to a 3-2 victory, while Alex Ovechkin scored in the loss for Washington. In 14 career head-to-head playoff games, Ovechkin has recorded 23 points (11g/12a), while Crosby has recorded 17 points (10g/7a), but Pittsburgh has won both of the previous series that both players participated in (2009 and 2016).


SUNDAY, APRIL 30

Sunday’s coverage begins on NBC at 3 p.m. ET with Game 3 of the Blues and Predators series in Nashville. NHL Live will handle pre-game coverage on NBCSN at 6 p.m. ET, leading into Game 3 between the Ducks and Oilers in Edmonton at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.


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.

 

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–