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Thursday, May 4th, 2017
HENRIK LUNDQVIST & NEW YORK RANGERS HOST ERIK KARLSSON & OTTAWA SENATORS TONIGHT IN GAME 4 OF SECOND-ROUND SERIES AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Senators Lead Series 2-1 – Home Team Has Won Each Game – Pre-Game Coverage on NBCSN Begins at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live
On This Date in Stanley Cup Playoff History – NHL on NBC Analysts Brian Boucher and Keith Jones Win Longest Game in Modern Era
NBC Sports Group Begins Coverage of 2017 IIHF World Hockey Championships This Week
Schedule and Game Commentators Announced Through Monday – Game 5 of Penguins-Capitals at 7:15 p.m. ET on NBC, Immediately Following Kentucky Derby
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 4, 2017 – Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers will look to even their second-round series with a Game 4 win against Erik Karlsson and the Ottawa Senators tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Pre-game coverage begins on NBCSN at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live.
John Forslund (play-by-play) and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass analyst) will have the call from Madison Square Garden in New York. Liam McHugh anchors studio coverage alongside analysts and former players Jeremy Roenick and Keith Jones.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will provide streaming coverage of Senators-Rangers.
(2) OTTAWA SENATORS AT (WC1) NEW YORK RANGERS – GAME 4 TONIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – SENATORS LEAD 2-1
The Rangers won Game 3 by a score of 4-1 in convincing fashion to draw within one game of the Senators in the series on Tuesday night. After allowing six goals in Game 2, Henrik Lundqvist allowed just one goal on 27 shots for his 60th career postseason win – the most among active goaltenders. Mats Zuccarello had a goal and an assist, while former Senator Mika Zibanejad had an assist in the win and leads the club with seven points this postseason. Jean-Gabriel Pageau, who scored four goals in Ottawa’s Game 2 win, scored the Sens’ only goal in Game 3.
New York finds itself in the same situation as the first round, when they trailed Montreal 2-1 in the series before rattling off three straight victories. The Rangers are no stranger to comebacks in the postseason. In 2014 and 2015, New York erased 3-1 series deficits against Pittsburgh and Washington.
THIS DATE IN STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF HISTORY – NHL ON NBC ANALYSTS BRIAN BOUCHER AND KEITH JONES WIN LONGEST GAME IN MODERN ERA
On May 4, 2000 – seventeen years ago today – NHL on NBC analysts Brian Boucher and Keith Jones played in the longest NHL game in the modern era. Boucher and Jones were members of the Philadelphia Flyers team that defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fifth overtime of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in 2000.
The game ended with 7:59 remaining in the fifth overtime on a goal by Philadelphia’s Keith Primeau, and Boucher allowed just one goal on 58 shots. Boucher has been “Mr. Overtime” during this postseason – seven of the 10 games he has called have required overtime, including three that have gone to double overtime, and all 10 have been one-goal games.
NBC SPORTS GROUP BEGINS COVERAGE OF 2017 IIHF WORLD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEK
NBC Sports Group begins its coverage of the 2017 IIHF World Hockey Championship this week from Cologne, Germany, and Paris, France, marking the seventh consecutive year covering international hockey’s premier annual tournament.
Highlights of Team USA’s schedule includes a live presentation of its clash with Russia on Tuesday, May 16, at 10:15 a.m. ET on NBCSN to close out the preliminary round. Below is the full telecast schedule on NBCSN. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will live stream all Team USA preliminary-round games and all matches beyond the preliminary round.
Team USA is loaded with young talent, including forwards Jack Eichel (Buffalo Sabres), Johnny Gaudreau (Calgary Flames), Anders Lee (New York Islanders), and Dylan Larkin (Detroit Red Wings), as well as defensemen Noah Hanifin (Carolina Hurricanes) and Charlie McAvoy (Boston Bruins).
|Fri., May 5||Team USA vs. Germany||Streaming||2:15 p.m.|
|Sat., May 6||Team USA vs. Germany*||NBCSN||12:30 a.m.|
|Sun., May 7||Team USA vs. Denmark*||Streaming||10:15 a.m.|
|Team USA vs. Denmark*||NBCSN||9:30 p.m.|
|Mon., May 8||Team USA vs. Sweden||Streaming||2:15 p.m.|
|Team USA vs. Sweden*||NBCSN||11 p.m.|
|Wed., May 10||Team USA vs. Italy||NBCSN||10:15 a.m.|
|Sat., May 13||Team USA vs. Latvia||Streaming||6:15 a.m.|
|Team USA vs. Latvia*||NBCSN||10:30 p.m.|
|Sun., May 14||Team USA vs. Slovakia||Streaming||10:15 a.m.|
|Mon., May 15||Team USA vs. Slovakia*||NBCSN||12 a.m.|
|Tue., May 16||Team USA vs. Russia||NBCSN||10:15 a.m.|
|Thu., May 18||IIHF Quarterfinals||TBD||TBD|
|Sat., May 20||IIHF Semifinals||TBD||9 a.m.|
|IIHF Semifinals||TBD||1 p.m.|
|Sun., May 21||IIHF Bronze Medal Game||TBD||10 a.m.|
|IIHF Championship Game||TBD||3 p.m.|
*denotes same-day delay
SCHEDULE AND GAME COMMENTATORS ANNOUNCED THROUGH MONDAY – GAME 5 OF PENGUINS-CAPITALS AT 7:15 P.M. ET ON NBC, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING KENTUCKY DERBY
THURSDAY, MAY 4
|7:30 p.m.||Game 4 – (2) Ottawa at (WC1) N.Y. Rangers||NBCSN||John Forslund,
FRIDAY, MAY 5
|8 p.m.||Game 5 – (WC2) Nashville at (3) St. Louis||NBCSN||Kenny Albert,
|10:30 p.m.||Game 5 – (2) Edmonton at (1) Anaheim||NBCSN||Chris Cuthbert,
SATURDAY, MAY 6
|3 p.m.||Game 5 – (WC1) N.Y. Rangers at (2) Ottawa||NBCSN||John Forslund,
|7:15 p.m.||Game 5 – (2) Pittsburgh at (1) Washington||NBC||Mike “Doc” Emrick,
SUNDAY, MAY 7
|3 p.m.||Game 6 – (3) St. Louis at (WC2) Nashville*||NBC||Kenny Albert,
|7 p.m.||Game 6 – (1) Anaheim at (2) Edmonton||NBCSN||Chris Cuthbert,
MONDAY, MAY 8
|7:30 p.m.||Game 6 – (1) Washington at (2) Pittsburgh*||NBCSN||Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie
Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
NBCSPORTS.COM & NBC SPORTS APP
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