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Friday, April 13th, 2018
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS 11 NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF GAMES THIS WEEKEND, INCLUDING FOUR MATCHUPS ON NBC
Game 2 Doubleheader Tonight on NBCSN – (3) Flyers-(2) Penguins at 7 p.m. ET, Followed by (WC1) Kings-(1) Golden Knights; Game 2 of (3) Wild-(2) Jets Tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on CNBC
Four Games on NBC, Highlighted by Game 2 of (3) Maple Leafs-(2) Bruins Saturday at 8 p.m. ET, Game 3 of Pens-Flyers Sunday at 3 p.m. ET
Saturday Game 2 Regional Doubleheader on NBC at 3 p.m. ET – (WC2) Avalanche-(1) Predators and (WC2) Devils-(1) Lightning
NBC Sports Group Announces Broadcast Pairings Through Sunday
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 13, 2018 – NBC Sports Group will present 11 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff games this weekend, including all 16 playoff teams in action across the networks of NBCUniversal, and the first four matchups of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC.
Tonight’s game coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Game 2 of the (3) Philadelphia Flyers-(2) Pittsburgh Penguins series, followed by Game 2 of the (WC1) Los Angeles Kings-(1) Vegas Golden Knights series at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
CNBC continues its Stanley Cup Playoff coverage tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET, when the (2) Winnipeg Jets host the (3) Minnesota Wild in Game 2 of their first-round series.
This weekend’s coverage also features the first four games of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC, beginning Saturday at 3 p.m. ET with regionalized coverage of Game 2 of the (WC2) Colorado Avalanche-(1) Nashville Predators and (WC2) New Jersey Devils-(1) Tampa Bay Lightning series.
NBC’s coverage continues with a primetime Original Six clash on Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET, when the (2) Boston Bruins host the (3) Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 2 of their series, followed by Game 3 of the (2) Pittsburgh Penguins-(3) Philadelphia Flyers series on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.
“NHL Playoff Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick daily overview of Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, plus information and highlights. The Pass will be published weekdays to preview that evening’s games. Friday editions will include weekend information.
THE PASS – FRIDAY, APRIL 13-SUNDAY, APRIL 15 (All times ET)
FRIDAY, APRIL 13
|7 p.m.||Game 2 – (3) Philadelphia at (2) Pittsburgh||NBCSN||John Forslund,
|7:30 p.m.||Game 2 – (3) Minnesota at (2) Winnipeg||CNBC||Dave Randforf,
|10 p.m.||Game 2 – (WC1) Los Angeles at (1) Vegas||NBCSN||Chris Cuthbert,
SATURDAY, APRIL 14
|3 p.m.||Game 2 – (WC2) Colorado at (1) Nashville*||NBC/CNBC||Kenny Albert,
|3 p.m.||Game 2 – (WC2) New Jersey at (1) Tampa Bay*||NBC/CNBC||Gord Miller,
|8 p.m.||Game 2 – (3) Toronto at (2) Boston||NBC||Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Mike
Milbury, Pierre McGuire
|10:30 p.m.||Game 2 – (3) San Jose at (2) Anaheim||NBCSN||Brendan Burke,
SUNDAY, APRIL 15
|3 p.m.||Game 3 – (2) Pittsburgh at (3) Philadelphia||NBC||John Forslund, Eddie
Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
|7 p.m.||Game 3 – (2) Winnipeg at (3) Minnesota||NBCSN||Gord Miller,
|7:30 p.m.||Game 2 – (WC1) Columbus at (1) Washington||CNBC||Ken Daniels,
|10 p.m.||Game 3 – (1) Vegas at (WC1) Los Angeles||NBCSN||Chris Cuthbert,
*local markets will receive their respective team on NBC; remainder of country will receive COL-NSH on NBC, and NJ-TB on CNBC.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and Connected TVs – will live stream all games airing on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC, and Golf Channel, all via “TV Everywhere” throughout the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, please click here.
TONIGHT – APRIL 13
NHL Live, hosted by Kathryn Tappen, with analysts Eddie Olczyk and Keith Jones, begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Paul Burmeister, Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter will anchor USA Network’s studio coverage.
Game coverage starts on NBCSN at 7 p.m. ET, when the Flyers look to bounce back and even their series against the Penguins. Pittsburgh dominated Philadelphia in Game 1, a 7-0 rout, led by a natural hat trick from Sidney Crosby. Matt Murray made 24 saves to record the shutout, his third consecutive playoff shutout dating back to the 2017 Stanley Cup Final.
USA Network presents Game 2 of Minnesota-Winnipeg at 7:30 p.m. ET, as the Wild look to even their series with the Jets. Winnipeg defeated Minnesota, 3-2, in Game 1 on Wednesday night, as 19-year-old Patrik Laine scored the tying goal in the third period, and defenseman Joe Morrow scored the game-winner late in the third period.
NBCSN’s coverage continues at 10 p.m. ET, with Game 2 of the Kings-Golden Knights series. Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 shutouts to record a shutout and give Vegas a 1-0 win in its first-ever playoff game on Wednesday night.
SATURDAY, APRIL 14
NBC opens its 2018 Stanley Cup Playoff coverage on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET with a pair of Game 2 matchups. Colorado will look to bounce back from a 5-2 loss to Nashville in Game 1, while the New Jersey Devils will look to even their series against the Tampa Bay Lightning following their own 5-2 loss in Game 1.
- In Florida and New York metro area, TB-NJ will air on NBC; COL-NSH will air on CNBC.
- In the remainder of the country, COL-NSH will air on NBC, and TB-NJ will air on CNBC.
Coverage continues on NBC at 8 p.m. ET with a primetime matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins in Game 2 of their first-round series. Boston defeated Toronto, 5-1, in Game 1 on Thursday, led by three points (1g/2a) from David Pastrnak. NBCSN picks up coverage at 10:30 p.m. ET with Game 2 of Sharks-Ducks, following San Jose’s 3-0 win on Thursday night, highlighted by two goals from Evander Kane.
SUNDAY, APRIL 15
Sunday’s coverage begins on NBC with Game 3 of Penguins-Flyers, followed by Game 2 of Blue Jackets-Capitals on CNBC at 7:30 p.m. ET, as the Caps try to bounce back from a 4-3 overtime loss in Game 1. NBCSN presents a Game 3 doubleheader on Sunday Night, beginning at 7 p.m. ET with Jets-Wild, followed by Golden Knights-Kings at 10 p.m. ET.
HULU NAMED PRESENTING SPONSOR OF NBC SPORTS’ NHL LIVE THROUGHOUT STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
Hulu, the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (NHL®) announced a new partnership in which Hulu becomes an official sponsor of the NHLPA and the NHL for the entirety of the 2018 Stanley Cup® Playoffs and Final.
The comprehensive partnership features a national marketing campaign for Hulu across all League touchpoints including NBC Sports, the NHL’s digital and social channels, as well as camera-visible, in-stadium inventory within all U.S. venues. The collaboration with Hulu also includes integration within all NBC broadcasts with on-air presenting sponsorship of NBC Sports’ NHL Live pre-game show for the Stanley Cup® Playoffs as well as integration within the broadcast opening. Click here for more information.
COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE
Through the NBC Sports Regional Networks, comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be provided daily via NBC Sports Regional Networks, available in more than 35 million U.S. households. NBC Sports Regional Networks serve the hometown fans of the Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals, with first-round game coverage, pre- and post-game shows, and extensive on-line coverage via NBC Sports’ team of NHL Insiders.
For teams that advance past the first round, NBC Sports Regional Networks will deliver extensive pre- and post-game coverage as well as breaking news and analysis throughout each team’s playoff run.
STREAMING COVERAGE ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
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 the Stanley Cup Playoffs via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox, and Chromecast.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–