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Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
GAME 7 – JETS AND PREDATORS CLASH IN ELIMINATION GAME TOMORROW AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Pre-Game Coverage Begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live
“The crowd in Nashville will only enhance this Game 7 moment. This is one of those games where I think the crowd can have an impact on the outcome.” – Pierre McGuire
Eastern Conference Final Begins Friday with Game 1 of Capitals-Lightning at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Coverage Continues Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC with Game 1 of Western Conference Final Between Vegas & Winner of Jets-Predators
Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick Wins Play-by-Play Sports Emmy for Record-Tying 5th Consecutive Year
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 9, 2018 – NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs concludes Thursday with a decisive Game 7 for the 10th consecutive year, as P.K. Subban and the defending Western Conference champion Nashville Predators clash with Patrik Laine and the Winnipeg Jets for a chance to advance to the Western Conference Final.
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 Game 7. Pre-game coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live.
Coverage of the Conference Finals begins Friday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals visit Steven Stamkos and the top-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. Coverage continues on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC with Game 1 of the Western Conference Final between the Vegas Golden Knights and Thursday’s winner between Nashville and Winnipeg.
“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 – THURSDAY, MAY 10 (All times ET)
|7 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Liam McHugh, Keith Jones,
|8 p.m.||Game 7 – Winnipeg at Nashville||NBCSN||Kenny Albert, Pierre
McGuire, Eddie Olczyk
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S UPCOMING CONFERENCE FINAL SCHEDULE
The following is NBC Sports Group’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Final schedule through Thursday, May 24:
|Fri., May 11||Game 1 – Washington at Tampa Bay||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Sat., May 12||Game 1 – Vegas at Nashville/Winnipeg||NBC||7 p.m.|
|Sun., May 13||Game 2 – Washington at Tampa Bay||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Mon., May 14||Game 2 – Vegas at Nashville/Winnipeg||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Tues., May 15||Game 3 – Tampa Bay at Washington||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Wed., May 16||Game 3 – Nashville/Winnipeg at Vegas||NBCSN||9 p.m.|
|Thurs., May 17||Game 4 – Tampa Bay at Washington||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Fri., May 18||Game 4 – Nashville/Winnipeg at Vegas||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Sat., May 19||Game 5 – Washington at Tampa Bay*||NBC||7:15 p.m.|
|Sun., May 20||Game 5 – Vegas at Nashville/Winnipeg*||NBC||3 p.m.|
|Mon., May 21||Game 6 – Tampa Bay at Washington*||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Tues., May 22||Game 6 – Nashville/Winnipeg at Vegas*||NBCSN||9 p.m.|
|Wed., May 23||Game 7 – Washington at Tampa Bay*||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Thurs., May 24||Game 7 – Vegas at Nashville/Winnipeg*||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
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.
GAME 7 “BY THE NUMBERS”
.588 Home teams are 100-70 (.588) in Game 7s, including 1-0 in 2018.
.741 The team that scores first is 126-44 (.741) in Game 7s, including 0-1 in 2018.
1st This marks Nashville’s third-ever Game 7 and the first time it will host a Game 7.
2 The original Jets franchise played in two Game 7s, losing both (1990 and 1992).
4th This marks the fourth series in the last 30 years that pits the team with the best regular-season record against the team with the second-best regular-season record.
10th For the 10th consecutive year, the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will conclude with a Game 7.
41 Of the 170 all-time Game 7s, 41 have required overtime (24.2 percent).
MIKE ‘DOC’ EMRICK WINS PLAY-BY-PLAY SPORTS EMMY FOR RECORD-TYING FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Mike “Doc” Emrick, who leads NBC Sports’ NHL broadcast team, won a record-tying fifth consecutive Emmy (Joe Buck) and his sixth in eight years in the Outstanding Sports Personality-Play by Play category on Tuesday evening at the 39th Annual Sports Emmy Awards in New York. Emrick became the first hockey play-by-play to win a national Sports Emmy in 2011.
GAME 7 – WINNIPEG JETS AT NASHVILLE PREDATORS – THURSDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson each scored twice and Pekka Rinne made 34 saves as the Predators defeated the Jets, 4-0, on Monday to stave off elimination and force Game 7 in Nashville.
With the victory, Nashville improved to 4-2 on the road this postseason. Thursday’s contest marks the first Game 7 in the Jets’ brief seven-year history, the third all-time Game 7 for the Predators, who appeared in a pair of Game 7s in 2016, and the first-ever Game 7 in Nashville in franchise history. Nashville defeated the Ducks, 4-3, in Game 7 of their 2016 First Round series in Anaheim, before losing Game 7 of their Second Round series against the Sharks in San Jose by a score of 5-0.
The Predators (53-18-11, 117 pts) and Jets (52-20-10, 114 pts) finished the regular season with the top two records in the league.
Pierre McGuire on Thursday’s Jets-Predators Game 7: “Game 7s are an amazing spectacle. The emotion and energy and how players elevate their game is something that very few people have the opportunity to do. The crowd in Nashville will only enhance this Game 7 moment. This is one of those games where I think the crowd can have an impact on the outcome.”
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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