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Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS HOST WINNIPEG JETS IN GAME 3 OF WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL TONIGHT AT 9 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Marc-Andre Fleury and Golden Knights Host Patrik Laine and Jets in Pivotal Game 3; Series Tied 1-1
Vegas-Winnipeg Viewership is NBC Sports Group’s Best-Ever for Non-Chicago Western Conference Final
Pre-Game Coverage on NBCSN Begins at 8 p.m. ET with NHL Live
Eastern Conference Final Game 4 – Lightning-Capitals – Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Capitals Lead 2-1
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 16, 2018 – NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight with Game 3 of the Western Conference Final at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights host Patrik Laine and the Winnipeg Jets. Pre-game coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET with NHL Live.
Coverage of the Eastern Conference Final continues Thursday at 8 p.m. ET with Game 4 on NBCSN, as Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning look to even the series against Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.
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 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 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 (All times ET)
|8 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones|
|9 p.m.||Game 3 – Winnipeg at Vegas||NBCSN||Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti, Brian Boucher|
VEGAS-WINNIPEG VIEWERSHIP IS NBC SPORTS GROUP’S BEST-EVER FOR NON-CHICAGO WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL
The improbable Western Conference Final — featuring the expansion Vegas Golden Knights against the Winnipeg Jets, who are making their first Conference Final appearance in franchise history – is captivating the interest of hockey fans, averaging a Total Audience Delivery of 1.841 million viewers through two games, which makes it the most-watched non-Chicago WCF in NBC Sports Group history (since 2006); the most-watched WCF in three years (2015, 1.847); and up 70% vs. Nashville-Anaheim last year (1.081 million). Click here for more information.
WINNIPEG JETS AT VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS – WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL GAME 3 TONIGHT 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, led by a pair of goals by Jonathan Marchessault and a 30-save performance by goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. Marchessault leads Vegas in points and goals this postseason. 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. The Jets are 9-0 when leading after two periods in these playoffs, but are 1-4 in contests in which the opponent scores first.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING AT WASHINGTON CAPITALS – EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL GAME 4 THURSDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – CAPITALS LEAD SERIES 2-1
Victor Hedman scored a goal and added two assists as the Lightning defeated the Capitals, 4-2, in Game 3 on Tuesday to regain their footing in the series. Steven Stamkos and Brayden Point also scored, while goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves. Tampa Bay is now 4-1 on the road this 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:
|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 post-game 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 pre-game show and Caps Extra post-game 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. Sam Rosen (play-by-play), Darren Pang (analyst) and Billy Jaffe (reporter) have the call for Capitals-Lighting, while Ralph Strangis (play-by-play), Jim Fox (analyst) and Steve Goldstein (reporter) call Golden Knights-Jets. The joint venture 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–