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Friday, June 9th, 2017
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS CAN WIN SECOND CONSECUTIVE STANLEY CUP WITH GAME 6 VICTORY VS. NASHVILLE PREDATORS SUNDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBC
Penguins Lead Series 3-2 – Pre-Game Coverage on NHL Live Starts on Sunday at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 9, 2017 – With a win against P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins can become the first team in almost 20 years to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. Pre-game coverage on Sunday begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a special two-hour edition of NHL Live.
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 Game 6.
Five-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will provide commentary from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. This marks the 11th consecutive year that Emrick, Olczyk and McGuire will combine to call the Stanley Cup Final for NBC Sports.
Host Liam McHugh will anchor pre-game, intermission and studio coverage on-site throughout the series, alongside analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Keith Jones. In addition, Kathryn Tappen and Paul Burmeister and will host coverage from an outdoor set outside Bridgestone Arena, alongside analysts and former players Jeremy Roenick, Brian Boucher, and Anson Carter.
Game 5 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final, in which the Penguins defeated the Predators 6-0 last night on NBC, averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 4.444 million viewers. Viewership of the blowout peaked with more than 5.2 million TV-only viewers in the 8:45-9 p.m. ET quarter hour at the end of the first period. The full contest averaged 4.382 million TV-only viewers and posted a 2.6 household rating.
Locally, Pittsburgh delivered a 32.3 local rating for Game 5 to lead all local U.S. markets, followed by Nashville, which produced a 20.2 rating. NBC was the No. 1 network overall in both markets during the game. Digitally, Game 5 delivered the 11.1 million live minutes, 174,000 uniques, and an average minute audience (AMA) of 62,000.
STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME 6 – PENGUINS-PREDATORS – SUNDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBC
The Penguins dominated the Predators in Game 5 in Pittsburgh, notching a 6-0 win at home on Thursday night to move within one victory of their second consecutive Stanley Cup title. Six different skaters scored for Pittsburgh, including Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel, and Sidney Crosby contributed with three assists.
Pittsburgh led last night’s game 6-0 after two periods. This marked the first time a team held a six-goal lead at that point of a Stanley Cup Final game since 1996, when the Colorado Avalanche led the Florida Panthers 7-1 in Game 2.
With one more win, the Penguins would become the first team to repeat as Stanley Cup champion since the Detroit Red Wings, who accomplished the feat in 1997 and 1998. All four of the Pens’ Stanley Cups have been won away from Pittsburgh (1991 – Minnesota, 1992 – Chicago, 2009 – Detroit, 2016 – San Jose).
The home team has won every game of this series, outscoring the road team 24-6. If the Predators win Game 6 on Sunday, they will force a winner-take-all Game 7 on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC in Pittsburgh, the first Game 7 in a Stanley Cup Final since 2011 (Boston-Vancouver).
Following is the full telecast schedule for the remainder of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final on NBC. Pre-game coverage will begin each night with NHL Live at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
|Sun., June 11||Game 6 – Pittsburgh at Nashville||NBC||8 p.m.|
|Wed., June 14||Game 7 – Nashville at Pittsburgh *||NBC||8 p.m.|
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