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Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
WASHINGTON CAPITALS HOST TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING IN GAME 3 OF EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Alex Ovechkin and Capitals Host Steven Stamkos and Lightning in Pivotal Game 3; Capitals Lead Series 2-0
Pre-Game Coverage on NBCSN Begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live
Western Conference Final Game 3 – Jets-Golden Knights – Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Series Tied 1-1
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 15, 2018 – NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight with Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals host Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning, with Washington holding a 2-0 series lead. Pre-game coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live.
Game 3 of the Western Conference Final shifts to Vegas on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as Marc-Andre Fleury and the Golden Knights host Patrik Laine and the Winnipeg Jets, with the series tied at one game apiece.
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 – TUESDAY, MAY 15 (All times ET)
|7 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Jeremy Roenick|
|8 p.m.||Game 3 – Tampa Bay at Washington||NBCSN||Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire|
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING AT WASHINGTON CAPITALS – EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL GAME 3 TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – CAPITALS LEAD 2-0
Washington took a 2-0 series lead on Sunday night with a 6-2 victory in Game 2 in Tampa, pushing its road record to 7-1 in the postseason. The Capitals’ top line of Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson has combined for 11 points in the first two games of the series. The Caps find themselves in the opposite position of the First Round, when they trailed Columbus, 2-0, after losing two games at home, before rattling off four straight wins. Last round, Tampa Bay dropped Game 1 at home to Boston before four straight victories to win the series in five 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. Pittsburgh (1991) was the last team to overcome a 2-0 series deficit in the Conference Finals and advance to the Stanley Cup Final. This marks the first time since 2014 that a Conference Finals series is not tied 1-1 after Game 2.
WINNIPEG JETS AT VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS – WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL GAME 3 WEDNESDAY AT 9 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – SERIES TIED 1-1
The Golden Knights evened the series with a 3-1 win in Winnipeg in Game 2 on Monday night, led by a pair of goals by Jonathan Marchessault and a 30-save performance by goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury has allowed one goal or less in half of his starts in the playoffs. Neither the Golden Knights nor the Jets have lost back-to-back games yet in the postseason.
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:
|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 Conference Final games with more than two hours of live Capitals news, analysis and commentary. Coverage will include pre-game and post-game 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 pre-game 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 every Stanley Cup Playoff game through the Stanley Cup Final. 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–