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Monday, January 29th, 2018
ALEX OVECHKIN & WASHINGTON CAPITALS HOST CLAUDE GIROUX & PHILADELPHIA FLYERS ON NBCSN’S WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY
Wednesday Night Rivalry – Flyers-Capitals – 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NHL Live On-Site From Minneapolis, Minn., This Week, Ahead of NBC’s Coverage of Super Bowl LII Between Patriots-Eagles on Feb. 4
NBCSN’s Coverage Begins Tomorrow Night with Blackhawks-Predators at 8 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 29, 2018 – NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry travels to Washington, D.C., this week, as the NHL’s leading goal-scorer Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals host Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers at 8 p.m. ET. Pre-game coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a special edition of NHL Live on-site from Minneapolis, Minn., ahead of NBC’s coverage of Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.
This week’s NHL coverage on NBCSN begins tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET, when P.K. Subban and the defending Western Conference champion Nashville Predators host Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks. Coverage continues on Thursday, as Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings face off against the Predators at 8:30 p.m. ET. Coverage concludes Friday when Ryan Suter and the Minnesota Wild host Marc-Andre Fleury and the Western Conference-leading Vegas Golden Knights from Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., at 8 p.m. ET.
NHL Live will originate live from Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis from Tuesday to Friday (Jan. 30-Feb.2), prior to NHL coverage on NBCSN. Hosts Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen will anchor NBCSN’s NHL Live coverage throughout the week, alongside former players and analysts Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick, and Mike Milbury.
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.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY – FLYERS-CAPITALS AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Flyers (24-17-8, 56 pts) are 8-2-0 in their last 10 games and have won four of their last five games. Giroux and Jakub Voracek lead the team in points (57 and 56, respectively), while Voracek leads the NHL in assists (47).
The Capitals (29-15-5, 63 pts) currently own the best record in the Metropolitan Division. Washington bounced back from a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday prior to the All-Star break. Ovechkin currently leads the NHL with 30 goals.
Kenny Albert (play-by-play), U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk (analyst), and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will call Flyers-Capitals from Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
BLACKHAWKS-PREDATORS – TOMORROW AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Blackhawks (23-19-7, 53 pts) snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over Detroit on Thursday. Alex DeBrincat recorded his second-career hat trick and added an assist in the win. Chicago is currently last in the highly-competitive Central Division, and sits four points behind a four-team tie for the second Wild Card spot.
The Predators (29-11-7, 65 pts) are 6-1-2 in January and sit one point behind the Winnipeg Jets (29-13-8, 66 pts) for first place in the Central Division. Through 47 games, Subban leads Nashville in points (37) and assists (25).
Chris Cuthbert (play-by-play) and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will call Blackhawks-Predators from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
KINGS-PREDATORS – THURSDAY AT 8:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Kings (26-18-5, 57 pts) have won two of their last three games, and are part of a four-way tie for the second Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. Kopitar leads Los Angeles in all three major statistical categories – points (51), goals (19) and assists (32).
Alex Faust (play-by-play) and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS-WILD – FRIDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Golden Knights (32-12-4, 68 pts) are 3-1-1 in their last five games and currently own the best record in the Western Conference. Through 48 games, Jonathan Marchessault leads Vegas with 46 points and ranks second in assists (29).
The Wild (26-18-5, 57 pts) are 6-2-2 in January, with wins coming against the Lightning and Jets, among others. Eric Staal currently leads the club with 43 points and 20 goals.
Dave Goucher (play-by-play) and Ray Ferraro (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call from Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
Following is this week’s NHL coverage on NBCSN:
|Tues., Jan. 30||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Chicago at Nashville||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||10:45 p.m.|
|Weds., Jan. 31||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Wednesday Night Rivalry – Philadelphia at Washington||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||10:45 p.m.|
|Thurs., Feb. 1||NHL Live||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|Los Angeles at Nashville||NBCSN||8:30 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||11:15 p.m.|
|Fri., Feb. 2||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Vegas at Minnesota||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||10:45 p.m.|
*immediately following game coverage
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