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Monday, May 14th, 2018
WINNIPEG JETS HOST VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS IN GAME 2 OF WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Marc-Andre Fleury and Golden Knights Visit Patrik Laine and Jets at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Jets Lead Series 1-0
30-Minute Special “KNIGHT FEVER” Chronicling Improbable Story of Vegas Golden Knights’ Inaugural Season Airs Tonight Immediately Following Golden Knights-Jets Game 2 Coverage
Stanley Cup Playoff Viewership Gains on NBC and NBCSN Continue into Conference Finals
Eastern Conference Final Game 3 – Capitals-Lightning – Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Capitals Lead Series 2-0
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 14, 2018 – NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight with Game 2 of the Western Conference Final at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights look to even the series against Patrik Laine and the Winnipeg Jets. Pre-game coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live.
NBC Sports presents Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals aim to take a commanding 3-0 lead against Steven Stamkos and the top-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning.
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 the remaining 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, MAY 14 (All times ET)
|7 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Kathryn Tappen, Jeremy Roenick, Keith Jones|
|8 p.m.||Game 2 – Vegas at Winnipeg||NBCSN||Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti, Pierre McGuire|
*Following conclusion of Game 2 post-game coverage
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF VIEWERSHIP GAINS ON NBC AND NBCSN CONTINUE INTO CONFERENCE FINALS
- Game 1 of the Capitals-Lightning Eastern Conference Final on NBCSN on Friday produced a 1.12 overnight rating, up 47% vs. the comparable Conference Final window last year on NBCSN (NSH-ANA Game 1; 0.76);
- Game 1 of the Golden Knights-Jets Western Conference Final on NBC on Saturday night produced a 1.92 overnight rating, essentially flat with the comparable Conference Final window last year on NBC (OTT-PIT Game 1; 1.94);
- Locally, Game 1 of Golden Knights-Jets on NBC produced a 15.3 rating in Las Vegas to rank as the highest-rated NHL game on record in the market;
- Game 2 of Capitals-Lightning on NBCSN on Sunday night produced a 1.52 overnight rating to rank as NBCSN’s best Conference Final game, excluding Game 7s, since 2015 (ANA-CHI, 5/27/15; 1.88), up 39% vs. the comparable Conference Final window last year on NBCSN (NSH-ANA Game 2; 1.09);
- Game 2 of Capitals-Lightning on NBCSN produced an 8.2 rating in the Washington D.C. market to rank as NBCSN’s second-highest rated NHL postseason game in the market, only behind last year’s Second Round Game 7 vs. Pittsburgh (8.3);
- Note: Final viewership figures for all weekend games will be available by Tuesday.
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS AT WINNIPEG JETS – WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL GAME 2 TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – JETS LEAD 1-0
The Jets scored three goals in the first period and Blake Wheeler notched three assists as the league’s best home team during the regular season defeated the Golden Knights, 4-2, in Game 1 on Saturday. Wheeler now leads the NHL with 15 assists during the postseason. With the victory, Winnipeg improved to 5-2 at home during these playoffs. Vegas trails for the first time in the postseason after sweeping Los Angeles in the First Round and tying or leading San Jose before eventually defeating the Sharks in six games in the Second Round. Fleury has allowed three-plus goals in five of his last six starts after allowing just three total goals in the first five games of these playoffs.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING AT WASHINGTON CAPITALS – EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL GAME 3 TUESDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – CAPITALS LEAD 2-0
Washington took a 2-0 series lead on Sunday night following a 6-2 victory in Tampa Bay, pushing the Capitals road record to 7-1 in the postseason. Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov each recorded multi-point games, as the Caps moved to 10-2 in their last 12 games. Since the 1974-75 season, teams that hold a 2-0 series lead in the Conference Finals own an all-time series record of 39-2.
NBCSN TO AIR UPDATED SPECIAL “KNIGHT FEVER” TONIGHT FOLLOWING NHL OVERTIME
At the conclusion of NHL Overtime, NBCSN will present an updated version of the 30-minute special entitled “KNIGHT FEVER,” which recounts the brief history of the Vegas Golden Knights, including their unprecedented Western Conference playoff run. Click here for more information.
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S UPCOMING CONFERENCE FINAL SCHEDULE
The following is NBC Sports Group’s remaining Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Final schedule through Thursday, May 24:
|Mon., May 14||Game 2 – Vegas at Winnipeg||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Tues., May 15||Game 3 – Tampa Bay at Washington||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Wed., May 16||Game 3 – 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 –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 Winnipeg*||NBC||3 p.m.|
|Mon., May 21||Game 6 – Tampa Bay at Washington*||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Tues., May 22||Game 6 – 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 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.
NBC SPORTS WASHINGTON TO SURROUND CAPS-LIGHTNING SERIES WITH COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE
NBC Sports Washington will surround all seven potential third-round games with more than two hours of live Capitals news, analysis and commentary. Coverage will include pregame and postgame live from Capital One Arena for Caps home games and from Amalie Arena in Tampa for Caps road games. Caps FaceOff will be presented for a half hour leading into Caps GameTime pregame show coverage taking you right up to game time. After games, Caps Overtime will extend postgame coverage for up to an hour following Caps Extra. The shows will be fan-focused, allowing Caps fans to participate in coverage of the day’s most compelling topics and storylines.
The Caps GameTime pregame show and Caps Extra postgame show will be hosted by Rob Carlin, and will feature analyst Alan May, as well as Caps Insider Tarik El-Bashir and Caps game broadcasters Joe Beninati and Craig “Locker” Laughlin. Caps FaceOff and Caps Overtime will be hosted by 106.7 the Fan’s Grant Paulsen, with guest analysts including Courtney Laughlin and “hot takes” from Caps fans across the region.
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.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox, and Chromecast.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–