FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
GAME 7 – BRUINS AND MAPLE LEAFS CLASH IN ELIMINATION GAME TONIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Pre-Game Coverage Begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live
Second Round Begins Thursday with NBCSN Game 1 Doubleheader – Penguins-Capitals at 7 p.m. ET, Followed by Sharks-Golden Knights at 10 p.m. ET
Coverage Continues Friday with Game 1 of Jets-Predators at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Stanley Cup Playoff Viewership Across Networks of NBCUniversal Continues to Be Best in Four Years
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 25, 2018 – NBC Sports presents a Game 7 clash between Original Six rivals tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins host Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Pre-game coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live.
NBC Sports.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 tonight’s Maple Leafs-Bruins Game 7.
Tonight’s matchup marks the fourth Game 7 between the clubs all-time and the first since 2013, when the Bruins dramatically defeated the Maple Leafs, 5-4, in overtime to advance. 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 Game 7 from TD Garden in Boston.
Dave Goucher (play-by-play) and Kelly Chase (analyst) will call tonight’s Game 7 on NBC Sports Radio, which will broadcast select games throughout the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Coverage of the Second Round begins Thursday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as Sidney Crosby and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins visit Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals in the third consecutive playoff installment between the rival franchises. Thursday’s coverage shifts west at 10 p.m. ET, as Marc-Andre Fleury and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights host Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks in the first game of their Second Round series.
Second Round coverage continues Friday on NBCSN at 8 p.m. ET with Game 1 between P.K. Subban and the defending Western Conference champion Nashville Predators and Patrik Laine and the Winnipeg Jets.
“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 – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 – FRIDAY, APRIL 27 (All times ET)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
|6:30 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Liam McHugh, Jeremy
Roenick, Keith Jones
|7:30 p.m.||Game 7 – (3) Toronto at (2) Boston||NBCSN||Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Mike
Milbury, Pierre McGuire
THURSDAY, APRIL 26
|6 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Kathryn Tappen, Jeremy
Roenick, Keith Jones
|7 p.m.||Game 1 – (2) Pittsburgh at (1) Washington||NBCSN||Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie
Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
|10 p.m.||Game 1 – (3) San Jose at (1) Vegas||NBCSN||John Forslund,
FRIDAY, APRIL 27
|7 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Liam McHugh, Anson
Carter, Keith Jones
|8 p.m.||Game 1 – (2) Winnipeg at (1) Nashville||NBCSN||Chris Cuthbert, AJ
Mleczko, Brian Boucher
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.
(3) TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS AT (2) BOSTON BRUINS – GAME 7 AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Toronto scored three straight goals and Frederik Andersen made 32 saves as the Maple Leafs defeated the Bruins, 3-1, on Monday to force a Game 7. Through six games, Boston’s David Pastrnak leads all players with four goals and 11 points. A victory on Wednesday would mark the first time since 1942 that the Maple Leafs overcame a 3-1 series deficit and won Game 7.
In their last Game 7 meeting in 2013, Boston trailed 4-1 in the third period and scored three goals to send the game to overtime, where Patrice Bergeron netted the game-winner. The Bruins became the first team in NHL history to win a Game 7 after trailing by three in the third period.
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF VIEWERSHIP ACROSS NETWORKS OF NBCUNIVERSAL CONTINUES TO BE BEST IN FOUR YEARS
NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs across the networks of NBCUniversal is averaging a Total Audience Delivery of 751,000 viewers through Sunday, the best in four years through the first 12 days of the playoffs. Coverage on NBC is the best since 2015, while cable coverage on NBCSN is the best in six years. Live streaming of the first 12 days of the Stanley Cup Playoffs has set records in all key metrics. 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.
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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.
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