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Thursday, June 6th, 2019
BOSTON BRUINS HOST ST. LOUIS BLUES IN PIVOTAL GAME 5 TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ON NBC
Series Tied 2-2; Pre-Game Coverage from Boston Starts at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Two-Hour Edition of NHL Live
Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick Narrates Segment on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day During Tonight’s Pre-Game Coverage
Mike Tirico to Host Game 5 Coverage from TD Garden
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 6, 2019 – NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final continues tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBC with a pivotal Game 5, as Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins host Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues with the series currently tied at two games apiece. Pre-game coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a two-hour edition of NHL Live.
The winner of tonight’s Game 5 will have the opportunity to win the Stanley Cup in Game 6 in St. Louis on Sunday night on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for all desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will provide streaming coverage of all 2019 Stanley Cup Final games.
Seven-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call tonight from TD Garden.
Mike Tirico will host tonight’s Game 5 coverage from TD Garden in Boston. Liam McHugh will anchor pre-game, intermission and post-game coverage on-site alongside analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Keith Jones. Kathryn Tappen will host pre-game and post-game coverage from outside sets in Boston to capture the scene amongst the fans, alongside analysts and former players Jeremy Roenick, Patrick Sharp, Brian Boucher, and Anson Carter.
Tonight’s pre-game coverage will include a number of segments surrounding the series, including features on Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, Blues head coach Craig Berube, and Blues center Ryan O’Reilly.
Coverage on NHL Live will also include a feature narrated by Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day – the largest armed conflict in human history. The piece highlights the story of Milt Schmidt, Woody Dumart, and Bobby Bauer – childhood friends from Kitchener, Ontario, and members of the Bruins’ so-called “Kraut line” of the late 1930’s and 40’s. The linemates helped deliver the Bruins Stanley Cup titles in 1939 and 1941 before putting their NHL careers on hold to serve in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II.
STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME 5 – BLUES-BRUINS – TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBC
The Blues evened the Stanley Cup Final at two games apiece with a 4-2 victory over the Bruins on Monday night in St. Louis, marking the Blues’ first home Stanley Cup Final win in franchise history. Blues center Ryan O’Reilly had two goals in the win, including the game-winner in the third period. Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo had the primary assist on both the game-winning goal and Vladimir Tarasenko’s first-period goal. Tarasenko has now scored a goal in five of the last six games this postseason. Rookie goalie Jordan Binnington stopped 21 of 23 shots in Game 4 after allowing five goals and being pulled midway through Game 3.
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was struck in the face by a puck in the second period of Game 4 and did not return to the ice. Both Chara and defenseman Matt Grzelcyk, who was injured in Game 2, are game-time decisions for tonight’s pivotal Game 5.
Following is the remaining telecast schedule for the 2019 Stanley Cup Final with networks and start times. Pre-game coverage will begin each night with NHL Live at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
|Thur., June 6||Game 5 – St. Louis at Boston||NBC||8 p.m.|
|Sun., June 9||Game 6 – Boston at St. Louis||NBC||8 p.m.|
|Wed., June 12||Game 7 – St. Louis at Boston*||NBC||8 p.m.|
WESTWOOD ONE AND NBC SPORTS RADIO PRESENT LIVE AUDIO COVERAGE OF THE 2019 STANLEY CUP FINAL
In conjunction with NBC Sports and NBC Sports Radio, Westwood One will once again present live play-by-play audio coverage of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final featuring the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues.
Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (analyst) return for the fourth straight season as Westwood One/NBC Sports Radio’s broadcast crew for the Stanley Cup Final. Former NHL goaltender Brian Boucher joins the crew as rinkside reporter. Boucher will be doing double-duty throughout the series, serving as a pregame/postgame analyst for NBC Sports in addition to working rinkside for radio during the games. Florida Panthers announcer Steve Goldstein hosts the pregame, intermission, and postgame reports.
All games of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final will be available on NBC Sports Radio and Westwood One affiliates throughout the United States, as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports Radio mobile app, WestwoodOneSports.com, the NHL app, SiriusXM Radio (NHL Channel 91), and TuneIn. NHL fans can also follow the playoffs on the NBC Sports Radio station on Apple Music. The stream can also be found on Amazon Alexa-enabled devices via the Westwood One Sports Skill.
COMPREHENSIVE BRUINS COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS BOSTON
NBC Sports Boston will provide comprehensive local multi-platform coverage for the Boston Bruins throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Final.
NBC Sports Boston will offer live post-game shows and analysis throughout the Stanley Cup Final for the Bruins. 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 Final. The My Teams app will offer the postgame show streamed live as well as additional extensive Bruins coverage.
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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