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Monday, May 6th, 2019
BOSTON BRUINS & SAN JOSE SHARKS CAN ADVANCE TO RESPECTIVE CONFERENCE FINALS TONIGHT IN GAME 6 DOUBLEHEADER ON NBCSN
Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Bruins Lead 3-2
San Jose Sharks vs. Colorado Avalanche at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Sharks Lead 3-2
Pre-Game Coverage Begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live
Columbus-Boston Game 5 Delivers 3.22 Overnight Rating on NBC, Second-Highest ON RECORD for Stanley Cup Playoff Game, Excluding Stanley Cup Final
St. Louis Blues Host Dallas Stars in Decisive Game 7 Tuesday Night at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 6, 2019 – NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight with a Game 6 doubleheader on NBCSN beginning at 7 p.m. ET, as Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins look to advance to the Eastern Conference Final for the first time since 2013 with a win against Artemi Panarin and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Coverage on NBCSN shifts west at 10 p.m. ET, as Logan Couture and the San Jose Sharks attempt to advance to the Western Conference Final with a Game 6 victory against Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche. Pre-game coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live.
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 all remaining Stanley Cup Playoff 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 – MONDAY, MAY 6 (All times ET)
|6 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp,
|7 p.m.||Game 6 – Boston at Columbus||NBCSN||Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Mike
Milbury, Brian Boucher
|10 p.m.||Game 6 – San Jose at Colorado||NBCSN||Chris Cuthbert, Joe Micheletti,
For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, please click here.
BOSTON BRUINS AT COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS – GAME 6 AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – BRUINS LEAD 3-2
The Bruins pushed the Blue Jackets to the brink of elimination with a 4-3 win in Game 5 on Saturday night in Boston. David Pastrnak scored the go-ahead goal with 1:28 remaining in the third period off a feed from Brad Marchand, who had a goal and two assists in the victory. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask made 33 saves against the Blue Jackets in the win.
Saturday’s Columbus-Boston Game 5 on NBC, which directly followed the 145th Kentucky Derby, delivered a 3.22 overnight rating, the second-highest overnight for a Stanley Cup Playoff game on record (since 1994) excluding Stanley Cup Final games. Blue Jackets-Bruins Game 5 trails only a 3.27 overnight rating for Chicago-Anaheim in 2015, which was a Game 7 of the Western Conference Final, among non-Stanley Cup Final games. Saturday night’s game was up 12% vs. last year’s Pittsburgh-Washington Game 5 (2.87), which also led out of the Kentucky Derby.
SAN JOSE SHARKS AT COLORADO AVALANCHE TONIGHT AT 10 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – SHARKS LEAD 3-2
San Jose took a 3-2 series lead with a 2-1 victory in Game 5 on Saturday night in San Jose. Tomas Hertl scored both Sharks goals to bring San Jose within one win of its first Western Conference Final berth since 2016. Logan Couture had the primary assist on Hertl’s first goal of the game, and leads the Sharks in points with 13. Colorado looks to keep its Stanley Cup hopes alive tonight in
Game 6 on home ice.
NBC SPORTS RADIO ANNOUNCES SECOND 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 NBC Sports Radio and Westwood One’s Second Round broadcast schedule through Tuesday, May 7:
|Mon., May 6||Game 6 – San Jose at Colorado||9:45 p.m.||Ralph Strangis, Pat Micheletti|
|Tues., May 7||Game 7 – Dallas at St. Louis||7:45 p.m.||Derek Willis, Kelly Chase|
SECOND ROUND TELECAST SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED THROUGH TUESDAY, MAY 7
Following is NBC Sports Group’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round schedule through Tuesday, May 7:
|Mon., May 6||Game 6 – Boston at Columbus||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Mon., May 6||Game 6 – San Jose at Colorado||NBCSN||10.p.m.|
|Tues., May 7||Game 7 – Dallas at St. Louis||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
COMPREHENSIVE BRUINS AND SHARKS LOCAL COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS BOSTON AND NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA
NBC Sports Boston and NBC Sports California will provide comprehensive local multi-platform coverage for the Boston Bruins’ and San Jose Sharks’ Second Round Stanley Cup Playoff series.
NBC Sports Boston will offer live post-game shows and analysis throughout the Bruins-Blue Jackets Second Round series. Michael Felger, along with former NHL player Tony Amonte and U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey Olympic Gold Medalist Meghan Duggan will headline postgame coverage. NBCSB Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty will weigh in from on-site at the arena throughout the series. NBCSB’s daily programming, including Early Edition, Boston Sports Tonight, and simulcasts of The Sports Hub’s Zolak & Bertrand & Felger and Mazz Shows will also provide in-depth coverage throughout the series. The My Teams app will offer the postgame show streamed live as well as additional extensive Bruins coverage.
NBC Sports California’s comprehensive coverage of Sharks-Avalanche is highlighted by live game-day coverage on Sharks Playoff Live and Sharks Morning Skate. Sharks Playoff Live will provide viewers with analysis and interviews before and after every game. Sharks Morning Skate – a live multiplatform game-day show hosted by Sharks announcers and analysts – will be presented throughout the Sharks-Avalanche series on Facebook Live. The shows will be anchored by 13-time regional Emmy Award-winner Brodie Brazil, 13-year NHL veteran Curtis Brown and former Sharks right wing Devin Setoguchi (home games), with additional analysis provided by the Sharks broadcast team: Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker and Bret Hedican.
NBCSPORTS.COM STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF HUB SERVES AS HOME FOR SCORES, SCHEDULES AND HIGHLIGHTS
The Stanley Cup Playoff 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 Playoff 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.
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.
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–