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Monday, November 6th, 2017
PATRICE BERGERON AND BOSTON BRUINS TAKE ON HENRIK LUNDQVIST AND NEW YORK RANGERS ON NBCSN’S WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY
Wednesday Night Rivalry – Bruins-Rangers – 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
San Jose Sharks Host League-Leading Tampa Bay Lightning in Wednesday Nightcap at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Tuesday Night NHL Doubleheader on NBCSN – Capitals-Sabres at 7 p.m. ET, Followed by Kings-Ducks at 10 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 6, 2017 – NBC Sports presents an Original Six clash on this week’s Wednesday Night Rivalry, as Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins travel to New York to face Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Pre-game coverage begins with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET.
Bruins-Rangers on Wednesday Night Rivalry kicks off a doubleheader on NBCSN, followed by a matchup between Steven Stamkos and the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning and Logan Couture and the San Jose Sharks at 10 p.m. ET.
This week’s NHL coverage begins tomorrow night with a doubleheader starting at 7 p.m. ET, when Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals visit Jack Eichel and the Sabres. Coverage continues at 10 p.m. ET, when Anze Kopitar and the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Kings face Corey Perry and the rival Anaheim Ducks at 10 p.m. ET.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide live streaming coverage of this week’s NHL action.
Pre-game coverage on NHL Live begins an hour prior to puck drop Tuesday and Wednesday on NBCSN. Kathryn Tappen anchors studio coverage this week, joined by analysts and former players Jeremy Roenick and Keith Jones, as well as NHL insider Bob McKenzie on Wednesday night. Post-game coverage on NHL Overtime will air on NBCSN immediately following this week’s games.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY – BRUINS-RANGERS AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Bruins dealt the Vegas Golden Knights their third consecutive loss on Thursday before falling to the Capitals, 3-2, at home on Saturday. David Pastrnak scored twice against Washington to tie Brad Marchand for the team lead in goals (8). Marchand and Pastrnak rank first and second on the team in points (14 and 13, respectively). Boston hosts Minnesota tonight.
The Rangers enter the week riding a three-game winning streak with victories coming against the Golden Knights and the Lightning. New York defeated the Florida Panthers on Saturday in overtime by a score of 5-4, led by a two-goal performance from defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. Five Rangers have tallied at least 10 points through 15 games, including Shattenkirk, who also ranks tied for fifth in points among all NHL defensemen. New York hosts Columbus tonight.
Five-time Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), former NHL player, coach and general manager Mike Milbury (analyst), and Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will call this week’s Bruins-Rangers Wednesday Night Rivalry game from Madison Square Garden in New York.
WEDNESDAY NIGHTCAP – LIGHTNING-SHARKS AT 10:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Lightning boast the best record in the NHL (11-2-2), led by captain Steven Stamkos, who currently leads the NHL in points (25) and assists (18) after missing most of last season due to a knee injury. Teammate Nikita Kucherov leads the league in goals (14) and is second in points (23) behind Stamkos. Stamkos scored in regulation and netted the game-winner in the shootout, as Tampa Bay defeated Columbus, 5-4, on Saturday.
The Sharks are winners of five of their last six games, including a 4-1 victory over the Western Conference champion Predators on Wednesday. Logan Couture leads the team in both points (12) and goals (eight) through 13 games.
Randy Hahn (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (analyst) have the call of Lightning-Sharks from SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.
CAPITALS-SABRES – TOMORROW AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Tom Wilson netted his first two goals of the season on Saturday, as the Capitals topped the Bruins, 3-2, to earn their second consecutive win. Through 14 games, Ovechkin and linemate Evgeny Kuznetsov lead the team in points (16), while Ovechkin’s 11 goals rank third in the NHL.
Buffalo looks to rebound from a 5-1 loss against Dallas on Saturday, just two days after defeating Arizona, 5-4. The Sabres’ tandem of Evander Kane and Eichel has combined for 26 points, 11 goals and 15 assists in 14 games.
Gord Miller (play-by-play) and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) provide commentary of Capitals-Sabres tonight at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y.
KINGS-DUCKS – TOMORROW AT 10 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Pacific Division-leading Kings have rattled off four wins in their last six games and are off to their best start in team history (10-2-2). Los Angeles knocked off Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs last Thursday, 5-3, and erased a 3-0 deficit to Nashville on Saturday before losing to the Predators in overtime. Kopitar has paved the way for Los Angeles’ offense this season with a team-leading 17 points and seven goals.
The Ducks look to rebound from a three-game losing streak that continued on Saturday against the Sharks. It marked the 900th career game for Perry, who scored his third goal of the season in Anaheim’s 2-1 shootout loss to San Jose.
Alex Faust (play-by-play) and Brian Hayward (analyst) call Kings-Ducks from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Following is this week’s NHL coverage on NBCSN:
|Tues., Nov. 7||NHL Live||NBCSN||6 p.m.|
|Washington at Buffalo||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Los Angeles at Anaheim||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Weds., Nov. 8||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Wednesday Night Rivalry – Boston at New York||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Wednesday Nightcap – Tampa Bay at San Jose||NBCSN||10:30 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime*||NBCSN||1 a.m.|
*immediately following game coverage
**subject to local blackout
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