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Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
DAY 8 – NBC SPORTS GROUP’S COVERAGE OF 2019 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS CONTINUES TONIGHT WITH THREE GAME 4 MATCHUPS
(2) Boston-(3) Toronto at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Toronto Leads 2-1
(1) Nashville-(WC1) Dallas at 8 p.m. ET on USA Network – Nashville Leads 2-1
(1) Calgary-(WC2) Colorado at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Colorado Leads 2-1
Stanley Cup Playoffs Start Times and Networks Announced Through Saturday, April 20th
Columbus Blue Jackets and N.Y. Islanders Complete First Round Sweeps, Advance to Second Round
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 17, 2019 – NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive coverage of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight with three Game 4 matchups across NBCSN and USA Network.
Tonight’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 4 doubleheader on NBCSN begins at 7 p.m. ET, as Brad Marchand and the (2) Boston Bruins look to even up the series at two games apiece against Auston Matthews and the (3) Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. The action shifts west at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN when Johnny Gaudreau and the (1) Calgary Flames look to avoid a 3-1 series deficit against Nathan MacKinnon and the (WC2) Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center in Denver.
Tonight’s coverage on USA Network begins at 8 p.m. ET, when P.K. Subban and the (1) Nashville Predators look to gain a 3-1 series lead when they face Tyler Seguin and the (WC1) Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Pre-game coverage begins tonight at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live.
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, and CNBC via “TV Everywhere” throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
“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, APRIL 17 (All times ET)
|6 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Paul Burmeister,
|7 p.m.||Game 4 – (2) Boston at (3) Toronto||NBCSN||Kenny Albert,
|8 p.m.||Game 4 – (1) Nashville at (WC1) Dallas||USA Network||Chris Cuthbert,
|NHL Live (Intermission Reports)||USA Network||Kathryn Tappen,
|10 p.m.||Game 4 – (1) Calgary at (WC2) Colorado||NBCSN||Gord Miller,
For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, please click here.
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS START TIMES AND NETWORKS ANNOUNCED THROUGH SATURDAY, APRIL 20
THURSDAY, APRIL 18 (All times ET)
|6 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Kathryn Tappen,
|7 p.m.||Game 4 – (1) Washington at (WC1) Carolina||NBCSN||Kenny Albert,
|8:30 p.m.||Game 5 – (3) St. Louis at (2) Winnipeg||USA Network||Gord Miller,
|NHL Live (Intermission Reports)||USA Network||Liam McHugh,
|10 p.m.||Game 5 – (3) Vegas at (2) San Jose||NBCSN||Alex Faust,
FRIDAY, APRIL 19 (All Times ET)
|6 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||TBD|
|7 p.m.||Game 5 – (3) Toronto at (2) Boston||NBCSN||Mike Emrick,
|10 p.m.||Game 5 – (WC2) Colorado at (1) Calgary||NBCSN||Gord Miller,
SATURDAY, APRIL 20 (All Times ET)
|3 p.m.||Game 5 – (WC1) Dallas at (1) Nashville||NBC||TBD|
|3 p.m.||NHL Live (Intermission Reports)||NBC||TBD|
|6 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||TBD|
|7 p.m.||Game 6 – (2) Winnipeg at (3) St. Louis||NBCSN||TBD|
|8 p.m.||Game 5 – (WC1) Carolina at (1) Washington||NBC||TBD|
|NHL Live (Intermission Reports)||NBC||TBD|
(2) BOSTON BRUINS AT (3) TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS – GAME 4 AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – TORONTO LEADS 2-1
The Maple Leafs took the 2-1 series lead against Boston on Monday night with a 3-2 win in Game 3. Auston Matthews and Andreas Johnsson each recorded a goal and an assist in the winning effort. Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen made 34 saves for Toronto in the victory.
(1) NASHVILLE PREDATORS AT (WC1) DALLAS STARS – GAME 4 AT 8 P.M. ET ON USA NETWORK – NASHVILLE LEADS 2-1
Nashville broke the series tie with a 3-2 win on the road in Dallas on Monday night. Mikael Granlund scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, while Rocco Grimaldi and Filip Forsberg also contributed goals for the Predators. Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne recorded 40 stops in the road victory.
(1) CALGARY FLAMES AT (WC2) COLORADO AVALANCHE – GAME 4 AT 10 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – COLORADO LEADS 2-1
The Colorado Avalanche took a 2-1 series lead over Calgary on Monday night with a 6-2 victory in Denver. Colorado defenseman Cale Makar scored in his NHL debut, while Nathan Mackinnon netted two power-play goals and contributed one assist in the win for the Avalanche.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS AND N.Y. ISLANDERS COMPLETE FIRST ROUND SWEEPS, MOVE ON TO SECOND ROUND
Tuesday night brought the first eliminations of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, as the Columbus Blue Jackets posted a four-game sweep of the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning, and the New York Islanders completed a four-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
This marked the first Stanley Cup Playoffs series win in Columbus’ franchise history and was the first time in Stanley Cup Playoffs history that a Presidents’ Trophy winner has been swept in the First Round. CNBC’s 0.55 metered market rating for last night’s Tampa Bay-Columbus series-clinching Game 4 ranks as the highest Round 1 overnight delivery for CNBC/USA on record. The Blue Jackets will face the winner of the Bruins-Maple Leafs series.
The Islanders advance to the Eastern Conference Second Round after successfully sweeping their first Stanley Cup Playoff series since the 1983 Stanley Cup Final against the Edmonton Oilers. New York will match up against the winner of the series between the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes in the Second Round.
NBC SPORTS RADIO ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND BROADCAST SCHEDULE
In conjunction with Westwood One, NBC Sports Radio will broadcast game coverage of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, including every game of the Conference Finals and the Stanley Cup Final. Following is the remainder of NBC Sports Radio and Westwood One’s First Round broadcast schedule:
|Thur., April 18||Game 5 – (3) Vegas at (2) San Jose||10 p.m.||Ralph Strangis, Jim Fox|
|Sat., April 20||Game 5 – (WC1) Carolina at (1) Washington||8 p.m.||Sam Rosen, Billy Jaffe|
NBCSPORTS.COM STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS HUB SERVES AS HOME FOR SCORES, SCHEDULES AND HIGHLIGHTS
The Stanley Cup Playoffs Hub on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will be the home for everything fans need to know about the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Stanley Cup Playoffs Hub will feature up-to-the-minute scores, updated schedules, and highlights following the conclusion of each game.
In addition, ProHockeyTalk on NBCSports.com will provide previews and recaps throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs. ProHockeyTalk writers Sean Leahy, James O’Brien, Adam Gretz and Scott Billeck will deliver comprehensive coverage for the postseason. Following each night’s games, The Buzzer will recap the action and top moments of the evening around the league. Each morning, The Wraparound will set the table for that night’s slate of games.
COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE
Comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be provided daily via NBC Sports Regional Networks, available in more than 35 million U.S. households, as well as the MyTeams by NBC Sports app. NBC Sports Regional Networks serve the hometown fans of the San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals, and Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty, Caps Insiders Brian McNally and J.J. Regan, and Sharks Reporters Chelena Goldman and Marcus White will provide insight and analysis during First Round game coverage, pre- and post-game shows, online and on the myTeams app.
For teams that advance past the First Round, NBC Sports Regional Networks will deliver extensive pre- and post-game coverage as well as breaking news and analysis throughout each team’s playoff run.
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 to 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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