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Thursday, May 17th, 2018
ALEX OVECHKIN AND WASHINGTON CAPITALS HOST STEVEN STAMKOS AND TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING IN GAME 4 OF EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Capitals Lead Series 2-1; Pre-Game Coverage on NBCSN Begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live
Western Conference Final Game 4 – Jets-Golden Knights – Friday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Golden Knights Lead Series 2-1
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 17, 2018 – NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight with Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as Steven Stamkos and the top-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning look to even the series against Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, with Washington holding a 2-1 lead. Pre-game coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live.
Coverage of the Western Conference Final continues Friday at 8 p.m. ET with Game 4 on NBCSN, as Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights aim to defend home ice and extend their series lead against Patrik Laine and the Winnipeg Jets. Vegas leads the series 2-1 after defeating Winnipeg, 4-2, in Game 3 on Wednesday.
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 – THURSDAY, MAY 17 (All times ET)
|7 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Kathryn Tappen, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones|
|8 p.m.||Game 4 – Tampa Bay at Washington||NBCSN||Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire|
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING AT WASHINGTON CAPITALS – EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL GAME 4 AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – CAPITALS LEAD SERIES 2-1
Steven Stamkos scored a goal and added an assist as the Lightning defeated the Capitals, 4-2, in Game 3 on Tuesday. With the victory, Tampa Bay improved to 4-1 on the road during the postseason. Victor Hedman scored his first goal of the postseason and now has a point in eight straight games. Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov has tallied 20 points in these playoffs and is one shy of tying Ovechkin’s franchise record for a single postseason (21).
WINNIPEG JETS AT VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS – WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL GAME 4 FRIDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – GOLDEN KNIGHTS LEAD SERIES 2-1
The Golden Knights took a 2-1 series lead on Wednesday with a 4-2 win over the Jets in Game 3. Jonathan Marchessault, who leads the club in both goals and points this postseason, scored twice for Vegas, including the first goal of the game just 35 seconds into first period. Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele notched his league-leading 13th and 14th goals of the playoffs.
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:
|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.
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