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Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

P.K. SUBBAN & NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOST RYAN GETZLAF & ANAHEIM DUCKS IN GAME 3 OF WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Series Tied 1-1 – Pre-Game Coverage on NBCSN Begins Tonight at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live

Penguins-Senators Eastern Conference Final – Game 3 Tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Series Tied 1-1

Penguins-Senators Game 1 on NBC Averages Nearly 3 Million Viewers; Wins Night in Key Demos for NBC

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 16, 2017P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators host their first-ever Western Conference Final game in franchise history tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when they face off against Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks in a pivotal Game 3, with their series tied at one game apiece. Pre-game coverage on NBCSN begins with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET.

Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Joe Micheletti (analyst), and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call of Ducks-Predators from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Liam McHugh anchors studio coverage alongside analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick.

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 Ducks-Predators.

Tomorrow night’s coverage features Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Erik Karlsson and the Ottawa Senators host Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins, with the series tied at one.

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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 – TUESDAY, MAY 16 (All times ET)

Time Coverage Network Commentators
7 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike
Milbury, Jeremy Roenick
8 p.m. Game 3 – Anaheim at Nashville NBCSN Kenny Albert, Joe
Micheletti, Brian Boucher

 

ANAHEIM DUCKS AT NASHVILLE PREDATORS – GAME 3 AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – SERIES TIED 1-1

The Ducks erased deficits of 2-0 and 3-2 to rally for a 5-3 win in Game 2 on Sunday night in Anaheim, marking its fourth multi-goal comeback of the playoffs. The story of Game 2 was the head-to-head battle between Nashville’s Ryan Johansen and Anaheim’s Ryan Kesler. The two engaged in physical play throughout the game, which resulted in combative post-game comments on both sides. Johansen, who had a goal and an assist in Game 2, boasts 13 points in the postseason, tied for Nashville’s single-season franchise record. Kesler recorded an assist in Anaheim’s win, and won 14 of 22 faceoffs.

The series shifts to Nashville for Games 3 and 4, where the Predators are a perfect 5-0 this postseason.


PENGUINS-SENATORS GAME 1 ON NBC AVERAGES NEARLY 3 MILLION VIEWERS; WINS NIGHT IN KEY DEMOS

NBC Sports’ presentation of Game 1 of the Penguins-Senators Eastern Conference Final on NBC on Saturday (7:24-10:34 p.m. ET) produced a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) average of 2.923 million viewers, up 28% vs. the comparable 2016 Blues-Sharks Game 4 matchup on NBC (2.290 million), and up 57% vs. the comparable 2015 Lightning-Rangers Game 1 matchup on NBC (1.863 million).

Both the 2016 and 2015 matchups featured two U.S. markets, compared to one for Ottawa-Pittsburgh this year. TAD measures consumption across multiple platforms, combining the average minute audience for television and digital.

The game propelled NBC to a victory on Saturday night in the key P18-49 and P25-54 demos, and ranked as the second-most watched telecast among those demos on Saturday behind Saturday Night Live.

Across all 68 games on NBC/NBCSN/CNBC/USA to date, the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs have averaged a Total Audience Delivery of 1.021 million viewers, up 7% from last year through the same point in the Playoffs (958,000).

With just one U.S. home market, Game 2 of the Senators-Penguins on NBCSN produced a 1.35 overnight rating. Locally, last night’s game produced a 24.6 rating in Pittsburgh, up 35% vs. the Games 1-4 average rating for the 2016 Lightning-Penguins series (18.2).

Digitally, last night’s Game 2 delivered 125,000 uniques and 10 million live minutes streamed, up 26% and 35%, respectively, vs. last year’s Lightning-Penguins Conference Final game in the same window. The 10 million live minutes is the second-most ever for a Conference Finals game to date, only behind Game 7 of last year’s Lightning-Penguins series (12.7 million minutes).

Through 69 games, NBC Sports Digital’s coverage of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs has totaled 1.4 million unique devices and 335.1 million live minutes, up 18% and 26%, respectively, compared to the same time period of the 2016 Playoffs (74 games).

 

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–