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Monday, April 30th, 2018
SECOND ROUND OF STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS CONTINUES TONIGHT WITH BRUINS-LIGHTNING AND GOLDEN KNIGHTS-SHARKS DOUBLEHEADER ON NBCSN
Steven Stamkos and (1) Tampa Bay Lightning Look to Even Series Against Brad Marchand and (2) Boston Bruins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
(1) Golden Knights-(3) Sharks Clash in Pivotal Game 3 at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Series Tied 1-1
Pre-Game Coverage Begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live
Second Round Viewership Delivers Year-Over-Year Increases and Local Milestones
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 30, 2018 – NBC Sports continues its exclusive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight with a Second Round doubleheader on NBCSN, beginning at 7 p.m. ET, as Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning look to even the series against Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins in Game 2.
Coverage continues on NBCSN at 10 p.m. ET, as Marc-Andre Fleury and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights visit Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks in a pivotal Game 3 with the series tied 1-1. The Sharks defeated the Golden Knights, 4-3, in double overtime on Saturday in primetime on NBC. 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 all remaining Stanley Cup Playoff games.
“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 – MONDAY, APRIL 30 (All times ET)
|6:30 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Kathryn Tappen, Jeremy
Roenick, Mike Milbury,
|7 p.m.||Game 2 – (2) Boston at (1) Tampa Bay||NBCSN||Kenny Albert,
|10 p.m.||Game 3 – (1) Vegas at (3) San Jose||NBCSN||John Forslund,
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.
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SECOND ROUND VIEWERSHIP DELIVERS YEAR-OVER-YEAR INCREASES AND LOCAL MILESTONES
- Sunday afternoon’s Penguins-Capitals Game 2 on NBC delivered a 1.52 overnight rating, up 16% vs. the comparable matchup on NBC last year (STL-NSH, Game 3; 1.31)
- Locally, Pens-Caps Game 2 on NBC produced a 21.2 rating in Pittsburgh to rank as NBC’s second-highest rated Round 2 game ever in the Pittsburgh market (MTL-PIT, Game 3, 2010; 24.3). Washington delivered a 6.3 local rating, and NBC was the No. 1 network in both markets during the game.
- Sunday night’s Jets-Predators double-overtime Game 2 on NBCSN delivered a 0.96 overnight rating, up 39% vs. the comparable matchup on NBCSN last year (ANA-EDM; 0.69)
- Locally, the Predators’ Game 2 win on NBCSN produced a 10.9 rating in Nashville to rank as NBC Sports Group’s highest-rated Round 2 game on record in the market.
(2) BOSTON BRUINS AT (1) TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING – GAME 2 AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak combined for 11 points as the Bruins defeated the Lightning, 6-2, in Game 1 on Saturday. Pastrnak recorded four assists in the victory to become the 13th player in NHL history to total 17 points through his first eight games of a postseason, and the first to do so since Mario Lemieux in 1992. Boston has won four of five matchups this season against Tampa Bay and has outscored the Lightning 16-10 in those contests. It marked the first loss on home ice for the Lightning this postseason.
(1) VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS AT (3) SAN JOSE SHARKS – GAME 3 AT 10 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Sharks climbed back from a 2-0 deficit in the second period and toppled the Golden Knights, 4-3, in double overtime, to hand Vegas its first loss of the postseason. Brent Burns spearheaded San Jose’s comeback with two goals and Logan Couture netted the game-winner on a power play to even the series. Burns snapped a four-game goal drought and became the only NHL defenseman to record more than one multi-goal game in the playoffs since 2012. Jonathan Marchessault appeared to give Vegas the win late in the first overtime, but the goal was disallowed due to goaltender interference. Fleury, whose consecutive shutout streak was snapped in Game 2, owns a 5-1 record following losses in the postseason dating back to last year.
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.
ABOUT NBC SPORTS RADIO
NBC Sports Radio is a joint venture between NBC Sports Group and Westwood One and will broadcast select games throughout the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. It provides sports talk programming to radio stations nationwide and is distributed by Westwood One. Content includes hourly sports news updates, daily features, and long-form shows. On social media, join the NBC Sports Radio community on Twitter at twitter.com/nbcsportsradio. To listen live or on demand, or to find a station, visit www.nbcsportsradio.com.
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 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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