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Thursday, May 10th, 2018
JETS AND PREDATORS FACE OFF IN DECISIVE GAME 7 TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Pre-Game Coverage Begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live
Alex Ovechkin and Washington Capitals Face Steven Stamkos and Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of Eastern Conference Final on Friday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Western Conference Final Game 1 – Golden Knights at Jets/Predators on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 10, 2018 – NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs concludes tonight with a decisive Game 7, 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, hosted by Liam McHugh alongside analysts and former players Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick.
Tonight’s matchup 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. Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will call tonight’s Game 7 from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
Nashville forced tonight’s Game 7 showdown with a 4-0 victory in Game 6 in Winnipeg on Monday night. Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson each scored twice, and Pekka Rinne made 34 saves in the win after allowing six goals in a 6-2 loss to the Jets in Game 5. Through six games, Winnipeg and Nashville are neck-and-neck in several key statistical categories, including total goals (22 – WPG, 18 – NSH), power play (4/18, 4/15) and shots on goal (213, 217). Over the past five years, the eventual Stanley Cup champion has won at least one Game 7.
Pierre McGuire on tonight’s 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.”
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).
47 Nashville’s roster boasts 20 players that have played in 47 combined Game 7s; Winnipeg has eight players on its roster that have combined for 13 Game 7 appearances.
171 Tonight’s game is the 171st all-time Game 7 in Stanley Cup Playoff history.
338 Through six games, the Jets and Predators have each attempted 338 shots at even strength.
CONFERENCE FINALS COVERAGE BEGINS FRIDAY WITH GAME 1 OF CAPITALS-LIGHTNING AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Coverage of the Conference Finals begins tomorrow 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 Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC with Game 1 of the Western Conference Final between the Vegas Golden Knights and the winner of tonight’s Jets-Predators Game 7, followed by Game 2 of Capitals-Lightning on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
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.
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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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