FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
GAME 7 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF DOUBLEHEADER TONIGHT ON NBCSN
PENGUINS-CAPITALS AT 7:30 P.M. ET, FOLLOWED BY OILERS-DUCKS AT 10 P.M. ET
Ovechkin & Capitals Look to Advance to Conference Final For First Time Since 1998 With Win Against Defending Stanley Cup Champions
McDavid & Oilers Look to Advance to Conference Final for First Time Since 2006; Ducks Look To Avoid Game 7 Home Loss for Fifth Consecutive Season
Mike “Doc” Emrick Wins Fourth Consecutive Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play
2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic to Feature Buffalo Sabres vs. New York Rangers at Citi Field
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 10, 2017 – NBCSN presents two win-or-go-home Game 7 Stanley Cup Playoff showdowns tonight, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET, when Alex Ovechkin and the (1) Washington Capitals look to advance to their first Eastern Conference Final since 1998 tonight with a win at home against Sidney Crosby and the defending Stanley Cup champion (2) Pittsburgh Penguins.
NBCSN’s Game 7 doubleheader continues at 10 p.m. ET, when Connor McDavid and the (2) Edmonton Oilers look to advance to their first Western Conference Final since 2006 with a win against Ryan Getzlaf and the (1) Anaheim Ducks, who last appeared in the Conference Final in 2015. Pre-game coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh alongside analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.
Five-time Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), who won his fourth consecutive Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play at last night’s Sports Emmy Awards, will call tonight’s Pens-Caps Game 7 from Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Emrick will be joined by U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass analyst).
Chris Cuthbert (play-by-play), Joe Micheletti (analyst), Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call Oilers-Ducks from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
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 Penguins-Capitals and Oilers-Ducks.
“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 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 (All times ET)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10
|6:30 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Liam McHugh, Mike
Milbury, Keith Jones
|7:30 p.m.||Game 7 – (2) Pittsburgh at (1) Washington||NBCSN||Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie
Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
|10 p.m.||Game 7 – (2) Edmonton at (1) Anaheim||NBCSN||Chris Cuthbert, Joe
Micheletti, Brian Boucher
MIKE “DOC” EMRICK WINS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE SPORTS EMMY FOR OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – PLAY-BY-PLAY
Lead NHL on NBC voice Mike “Doc” Emrick won the 2016 Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play at last night’s 38th Annual Sports Emmy Awards in New York City. This marks Emrick’s fourth consecutive Emmy in the category, and fifth win in seven years, after becoming the first hockey announcer to win a national Sports Emmy in 2011. Emrick has been an NHL play-by-play broadcaster for more than 30 years, and joined NBC Sports prior to the 2005-06 season. Click here for Emrick’s bio.
(2) PITTSBURGH PENGUINS AT (1) WASHINGTON CAPITALS – GAME 7 TONIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Washington will attempt to vanquish ghosts of Game 7s past and advance to the Eastern Conference Final for the first time since 1998 with a win tonight against the Penguins. The Capitals are 4-10 all-time in Game 7s, including 0-3 against the Penguins (1992, 1995, and 2009). Washington carries momentum into this Game 7, following a 4-2 win at home in Game 5, and a dominant 5-2 win in Pittsburgh in Game 6. Nicklas Backstrom, Andre Burakovsky, T.J. Oshie, and Evgeny Kuznetsov each recorded two points in the Game 6 win. This marks Washington’s first Game 7 with “Mr. Game 7” Justin Williams. Williams is 7-0 all-time in Game 7s, and has recorded 7 goals and 7 assists in those games.
Pittsburgh defeated Washington 6-2 in their most recent Game 7 showdown in 2009. Sidney Crosby recorded three points in that win, which propelled the Penguins to a Stanley Cup victory that season. Today marks the one-year anniversary of Game 6 of last year’s Pens-Caps second-round series, which Pittsburgh won in overtime to eliminate Washington.
Pittsburgh is 8-7 all-time in Game 7s, and 5-0 on the road in those games, the best road Game 7 record among all major professional franchises. The winning team will face Ottawa in the Eastern Conference Final.
(2) EDMONTON OILERS AT (1) ANAHEIM DUCKS – GAME 7 TONGHT AT 10 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Ducks are hosting a Game 7 at home in the postseason for the fifth consecutive year. Anaheim has lost its last five Game 7s since 2009, and has lost four consecutive Game 7s at home the previous four postseasons. All four of those Game 7s losses were preceded by a Game 6 loss on the road, including their most recent 7-1 loss in Edmonton in Game 6 on Sunday. Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf, who is third in the NHL in points this postseason (15), has not scored a goal in six career Game 7s (1-5 record).
Leon Draisaitl recorded five points (3g/2a) in Edmonton’s Game 6 blowout victory, and has recorded 16 points in his last eight games. Connor McDavid has registered a point in four of six games in this series. Only nine skaters on Edmonton’s roster have played in a Game 7, led by Milan Lucic (9 GP), who has six points (4g/2a) in those games. The winning team will face Nashville in the Western Conference Final.
2018 BRIDGESTONE NHL WINTER CLASSIC TO FEATURE BUFFALO SABRES VS. NEW YORK RANGERS AT CITI FIELD
The NHL announced Tuesday night that the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® will feature the Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers on Jan. 1, 2018, at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. NBC Sports will televise the game live on New Year’s Day at 1 p.m. ET on NBC.
Both the Sabres and Rangers will be making their second appearance in the NHL Winter Classic. Buffalo hosted the first-ever NHL Winter Classic against the Pittsburgh Penguins, a 2-1 shootout loss in front of 71,217 fans at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Jan. 1, 2008. New York defeated the hometown Philadelphia Flyers at Citizens Bank Park at the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 2, 2012, by a score of 3-2. Additional details on the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, including ticket information and other events surrounding the game, will be announced in the coming months.
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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