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Monday, November 12th, 2018
PATRICK KANE AND BLACKHAWKS HOST VLADIMIR TARASENKO AND BLUES ON NBCSN’S WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY
St. Louis-Chicago – Coverage Begins at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NHL Live to Originate On-Site from Las Vegas Beginning at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
WNH Doubleheader – Marc-André Fleury and Golden Knights Host Ryan Getzlaf and Ducks at 10:30 p.m. ET
Steven Stamkos and Lightning Visit No. 1 Overall Pick Rasmus Dahlin and Sabres Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
“(Wayne Gretzky) might be the seed, but Willie’s the water that helps it grow.” – Carter on O’Ree’s impact on hockey
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 12, 2018 – Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks host Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues this week to kick off a Wednesday Night Hockey doubleheader beginning at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, which shifts west to Las Vegas at 10:30 p.m. ET when Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights host Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks.
Pre-game coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with a special on-site edition of NHL Live outside of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, hosted by Kathryn Tappen alongside analysts Jeremy Roenick and Keith Jones, and NHL insider Darren Dreger.
This week’s NHL coverage on NBCSN begins Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET, as 2018 No. 1 overall pick Rasmus Dahlin and the Buffalo Sabres host Steven Stamkos and the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:30 p.m. ET. Paul Burmeister, Mike Milbury and Anson Carter will host NHL Live in-studio ahead of Lightning-Sabres.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY – BLUES-BLACKHAWKS AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Blackhawks enter this week in search of their first win under new head coach Jeremy Colliton, who replaced Joel Quenneville on Tuesday. Chicago fell to the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-0, on Saturday, two days after losing narrowly to the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3. Kane paces the team in points (21), goals (12), and assists (nine). The Blackhawks will complete a two-game road trip tonight against the Hurricanes.
The Blues have won four of their last six games, highlighted by a 4-0 win over the San Jose Sharks on Friday. Ryan O’Reilly netted his team-leading eighth goal against the Sharks. He currently paces the team in all three major offensive categories.
Six-time Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk, and ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Brian Boucher will have the call from United Center in Chicago.
WNH DOUBLEHEADER – DUCKS-GOLDEN KNIGHTS AT 10:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Golden Knights look to regain their footing against the Ducks after losing five of their last seven games. Vegas lost back-to-back contests against the Canadiens and Bruins. Jonathan Marchessault leads the team in points (15) and goals (eight) through 18 games.
The Ducks split their past two games, including a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames last week. Wednesday’s game against Vegas marks the end of a three-game home stand for the Ducks. Through 18 games, four Anaheim players have totaled at least five assists and 10 points.
John Forslund (play-by-play), Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) and Roenick (reporter) will call Ducks-Golden Knights from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
LIGHTNING-SABRES TUESDAY AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Rasmus Dahlin makes his NBCSN regular-season debut on Tuesday, as the Sabres host the Lightning for the first time this season. Dahlin, who was selected No. 1 overall in the 2018 NHL Draft, has registered seven points and six assists this season. The Sabres boast four players with at least 12 points, including Jack Eichel and Jeff Skinner, who have 19 apiece. Buffalo has won three of its last four games.
The Lightning (12-4-1) have won four of their last five games and currently hold the best record in the Eastern Conference. Seven players have registered at least 12 points through 17 games, while four players have notched double-digit assists. Brayden Point paces the team in points (19) and goals (nine). Tampa Bay ranks second in the NHL in goals for per game (3.65).
Rick Peckham (play-by-play) and AJ Mleczko (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will call Lightning-Sabres from KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York.
ANSON CARTER PENS TRIBUTE TO 2018 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE WILLIE O’REE
This week on NBCSports.com’s ProHockeyTalk, NHL on NBC analyst Anson Carter penned a tribute to 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee Willie O’Ree, who became the first black hockey player to play in the NHL. Following is an excerpt from Carter’s piece on O’Ree, who will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday.
“Wayne Gretzky is the greatest player of all-time. When he was traded to the Kings the entire country of Canada was devastated at the thought of losing a national treasure like the Great One to the United States.
In reality, that was the best thing that ever happened to our game. Gretzky was the seed planted in Los Angeles that was a catalyst for the growth in many non-traditional hockey markets around the U.S. that we see today. That trade moved the interest needle of the casual sports fan and put in motion the birth of expansion teams in the West and the Sunbelt states.
Gretz might be the seed, but Willie’s the water that helps it grow.”
Click here to read the rest of Carter’s tribute to Willie O’Ree.
Following is this week’s NHL schedule on NBCSN:
|Tues., Nov. 13||NHL Live||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Tampa Bay at Buffalo||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime*||NBCSN||10:15 p.m.|
|Wed., Nov. 14||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Wednesday Night Hockey – St. Louis at Chicago||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|WNH Doubleheader – Anaheim at Vegas||NBCSN||10:30 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime*||NBCSN||1 a.m.|
*Immediately following game coverage
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