FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 13th, 2017
PATRICK KANE AND CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS HOST HENRIK LUNDQVIST AND NEW YORK RANGERS ON NBCSN’S “WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY”
Wednesday Night Rivalry – Rangers-Blackhawks – 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Pre-Game Coverage Begins with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET
Analyst Eddie Olczyk to Call Rangers-Blackhawks on Wednesday Night
This Week’s Coverage Begins Tomorrow Night with Capitals vs. Predators at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 13, 2017 – NBC Sports presents another Original Six clash on this week’s edition of Wednesday Night Rivalry, as Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks host Henrik Lundqvist and the surging New York Rangers on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Pre-game coverage begins with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET.
This week’s NHL coverage on NBCSN begins tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET, when Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals travel to Nashville to face P.K. Subban and the defending Western Conference champion Predators at 8 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.
ANALYST EDDIE OLCZYK TO CALL RANGERS-BLACKHAWKS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT
U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and long-time NHL on NBC analyst Eddie Olczyk will be in the booth for this week’s Rangers-Blackhawks Wednesday Night Rivalry game on NBCSN. Olczyk is in the midst of treatment for colon cancer, and returned to call his first game of the season in St. Louis on Oct. 18. He will join five-time Emmy Award-winner Mike “Doc” Emrick (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) for the call on Wednesday.
Kathryn Tappen and Paul Burmeister anchor this week’s studio coverage NHL Live, joined by analysts and former players Mike Milbury, Jeremy Roenick, and Anson Carter, 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 – RANGERS-BLACKHAWKS AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Rangers enter the week as one of the hottest teams in the NHL, following a 4-2 victory over the Connor McDavid-led Edmonton Oilers to extend their winning streak to six games. Rick Nash led New York to victory over Edmonton with two goals – his first multi-goal game of the season – after appearing in his 1000th career game earlier this season. In their last eight games, the Rangers have tallied 35 goals, including six against the Vegas Golden Knights on Oct. 31, the first win of the team’s current six-game stretch.
The Blackhawks split a pair of matchups last weekend, earning a 4-3 overtime win against the Hurricanes on Saturday before falling to the Devils, 7-5, at home on Sunday. Patrick Kane notched a goal and an assist in Sunday’s loss and leads the club with 17 points (6g/11a) on the season.
CAPITALS-PREDATORS – TOMORROW AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Caps have won five of their last six games, including a 2-1 shootout victory over the Oilers on Sunday. Alex Ovechkin’s team-leading 13 goals are tied for second in the NHL behind Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov, while Evgeny Kuznetsov is tied for fourth in the league in assists (16).
Nashville has won four straight games, including a 5-4 shootout win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a rematch of last year’s Stanley Cup Final. Kyle Turris, who was acquired via trade from the Ottawa Senators earlier in the week, had a goal and an assist in the win to mark his Nashville debut.
Chris Cuthbert (play-by-play) and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’) will have the call from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
Following is this week’s NHL coverage on NBCSN:
|Tues., Nov. 14||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Washington at Nashville**||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime*||NBCSN||10:45 p.m.|
|Weds., Nov. 15||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Wednesday Night Rivalry – N.Y. Rangers at Chicago||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime*||NBCSN||10:45 p.m.|
*immediately following game coverage
**subject to local blackout
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