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Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS AND NASHVILLE PREDATORS FACE PIVOTAL GAME 4 MATCHUPS TONIGHT ON STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF DOUBLEHEADER ON NBCSN

Sidney Crosby and (2) Pittsburgh Penguins Host Alex Ovechkin and (1) Washington Capitals at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Capitals Lead 2-1

(1) Nashville Predators Visit (2) Winnipeg Jets at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Jets Lead 2-1

Pre-Game Coverage Begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 3, 2018 – The two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins and the defending Western Conference champion Nashville Predators will both look to avoid 3-1 series deficits tonight, as NBC Sports presents a Second Round Stanley Cup Playoff doubleheader beginning at 7 p.m. ET, when Sidney Crosby and the Penguins host Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, with Washington leading the series 2-1.

Coverage shifts north of the border on NBCSN at 9:30 p.m. ET, when P.K. Subban and the Predators look to even their series against Patrik Laine and the Winnipeg Jets. 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.

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“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.

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THE PASS – THURSDAY, MAY 3 (All times ET)

Time Coverage Network Commentators
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Jeremy
Roenick, Keith Jones
7 p.m. Game 4 – (1) Washington at (2) Pittsburgh NBCSN Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Mike
Milbury, Pierre McGuire
9:30 p.m. Game 4 – (1) Nashville at (2) Winnipeg 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.

 

(1) WASHINGTON CAPITALS AT (2) PITTSBURGH PENGUINS AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – CAPITALS LEAD 2-1

Led by Ovechkin, the Capitals erased a 3-2 third-period deficit and came from behind to beat the Penguins, 4-3, in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead. Ovechkin netted the game-winner with 1:07 left in the final frame, which marked the second-latest regulation game-winning goal in Washington’s playoff history. This is the third consecutive postseason that the Caps have faced the Pens, and marks the first time that Washington has held a series lead against Pittsburgh after three games.

Crosby found the back of the net and tallied an assist en route to recording his sixth multi-point game in these playoffs. Teammate Jake Guentzel became just the fourth player in the last 32 years to total 19-or-more points in the first nine games of the postseason after he registered a goal and an assist in Game 3. Washington will be without the services of Tom Wilson, who was suspended three games for a hit to the head of Pittsburgh’s Zach Aston-Reese.

 

(1) NASHVILLE PREDATORS AT (2) WINNIPEG JETS AT 9:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – JETS LEAD 2-1

Nashville dictated the play early in Game 3, jumping out to a 3-0 lead after the first period, but the Jets responded with four goals in the second period and topped the Predators, 7-4, to take the lead in the series. Mark Scheifele registered his fifth straight game with multiple points and recorded an assist on Winnipeg’s game-winning goal late in the third period. Scheifele is just the fifth player since 2000 to record five consecutive multi-point playoff games and the first since Crosby in 2010. Filip Forsberg continues to be a dominant offensive outlet for the Predators, scoring one goal and notching an assist in the loss. He has 11 points in nine games this postseason.
 

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/nbcsportsradioTo 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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–NBC SPORTS GROUP–