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Monday, December 18th, 2017
DYLAN LARKIN AND DETROIT RED WINGS VISIT JAKUB VORACEK AND PHILADELPHIA FLYERS ON NBCSN’S WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY
Wednesday Night Rivalry – Red Wings-Flyers – 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Pre-Game Coverage Begins with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET
NBCSN to Air Episode 2 of “Road to the NHL Winter Classic Presented by Honda” Immediately Following Red Wings-Flyers
Jack Eichel and Buffalo Sabres Host Patrice Bergeron and Boston Bruins Tomorrow Night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 18, 2017 – NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry travels to the City of Brotherly Love this week, as Jakub Voracek and the Philadelphia Flyers host Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET. Pre-game coverage begins with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET.
This week’s NHL coverage on NBCSN begins tomorrow night with an Atlantic Division clash, as Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres host Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins at 7:30 p.m. ET. Pre-game coverage begins with NHL Live at 6:30 p.m. ET.
In addition, NBCSN will air Episode 2 of the critically-acclaimed “Road to the NHL Winter Classic Presented by Honda” docuseries, immediately following the Red Wings-Flyers matchup on Wednesday Night Rivalry. The four-week, 30-minute limited series will take viewers behind the scenes as the Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers prepare for the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, which will be held at Citi Field in New York City on Jan. 1, 2018, on NBC. Click here for more information.
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 tomorrow and Wednesday on NBCSN. Kathryn Tappen anchors studio coverage on Tuesday alongside analysts and former players Jeremy Roenick and Keith Jones. Liam McHugh will be joined by Mike Milbury, Jones and NHL insider Darren Dreger for coverage of Wednesday Night Rivalry. Post-game coverage on NHL Overtime will air on NBCSN immediately following this week’s games.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY – RED WINGS-FLYERS AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Red Wings play their next four games on the road, beginning tomorrow night in Brooklyn against the New York Islanders. Detroit improved to 12-13-7 with a 3-1 victory over Toronto on Friday, scoring three consecutive goals to end their three-game losing streak. Through 32 games, Dylan Larkin leads the team in both points (24) and assists (19).
The Flyers (14-11-7) enter the week on a six-game winning streak with recent victories coming against Dallas, Buffalo and Toronto, respectively. With a win against Los Angeles this evening, Philadelphia can set the NHL record for the most consecutive victories (seven) immediately following a 10-game losing streak. Jakub Voracek currently leads the team with 40 points, including 10 points in the last six games.
Five-time Emmy Award winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk (analyst), and Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will call Red Wings-Flyers from Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.
BRUINS-SABRES – TOMORROW AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Bruins (15-10-5) have won three of their last five games, including a 3-2 overtime victory against the Red Wings on last week’s edition of Wednesday Night Rivalry. Boston plays four of the next five games at home, beginning tonight against Columbus (20-12-1). David Pastrnak currently leads the team in both goals (15) and points (30).
The Sabres (8-18-7) look to bounce back from three overtime losses in their last five games. Buffalo defeated Ottawa, 3-2, on Tuesday before losing consecutive games by one goal. The Sabres’ tandem of Jack Eichel and Evander Kane have combined for 59 points and 25 goals.
John Forslund (play-by-play) and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call from KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y.
Following is this week’s NHL coverage on NBCSN:
|Tues., Dec. 19||NHL Live||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Boston at Buffalo||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime*||NBCSN||10:15 p.m.|
|Wed., Dec. 20||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Wednesday Night Rivalry – Detroit at Philadelphia||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime*||NBCSN||10:45 p.m.|
|Road to the NHL Winter Classic||NBCSN||11:30 p.m.|
*immediately following game coverage
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