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Friday, June 7th, 2019
GAME 6 – ST. LOUIS BLUES CAN WIN FIRST STANLEY CUP IN FRANCHISE HISTORY ON SUNDAY NIGHT ON NBC
Blues Lead Series 3-2; Pre-Game Coverage from St. Louis Starts at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Two-Hour Edition of NHL Live Before Moving to NBC at 8 p.m. ET
“Calls made and calls not made are not only altering for that specific game, but they can be history-altering.” – Eddie Olczyk during last night’s Game 5
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 7, 2019 – The Stanley Cup will be in the building as NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final continues with Game 6 on Sunday, June 9, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC from Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo. Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues are on the brink of winning the first Stanley Cup in franchise history after a Game 5 victory last night, while Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins look to stave off elimination and extend the series to a decisive Game 7. Sunday’s coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a two-hour edition of NHL Live from St. Louis before moving to 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 Sunday night from Enterprise Center in St. Louis.
NHL Live will feature outdoor sets in St. Louis to capture the scene amongst the fans, as the city hopes to welcome its first-ever Stanley Cup championship. 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 outdoor sets in St. Louis, alongside analysts and former players Jeremy Roenick, Patrick Sharp, Brian Boucher, and Anson Carter.
Last night’s coverage on NHL Live also included a feature narrated by Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day – the largest armed conflict in human history. The segment highlights the story of Milt Schmidt, Woody Dumart, and Bobby Bauer – childhood friends from Kitchener, Ontario, and Bruins teammates in 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. Click here to watch the piece.
STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME 6 – BRUINS-BLUES – SUNDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBC
With a 2-1 Game 5 victory over the Boston Bruins last night, the St. Louis Blues are now one win away from the first Stanley Cup in franchise history, and can win it on home ice on Sunday. Goalie Jordan Binnington made 38 saves in last night’s win and set an NHL record for most road wins by a rookie goalie (nine) in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and tied the record for most wins by a rookie goalie in a single postseason (15). Offseason acquisition Ryan O’Reilly scored his third goal in the past two games, and had an assist on David Perron’s goal in the third period.
The Blues took a 2-0 lead on Perron’s eventual game-winning goal midway through the third period, which was scored shortly after a controversial no-call on a trip by Blues forward Tyler Bozak on Bruins forward Noel Acciari. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara played 16:42 with a facial injury that required the defenseman to wear a plastic jaw protector attached to his helmet. He was injured blocking a shot in the second period of Game 4.
Notes & Quotes from Game 5:
Milbury on no-call: “Acciari gets tripped right here by Bozak. You can see the official has a clear view of it, a crystal-clear view. Look at him. There is nothing to impede his view of the trip, and he does have a clean trip. This is what he saw, no call, and seconds after that the puck is in the back of the Boston net. This is a disaster causing Cam Neely to act like this. I don’t blame him. You work all year long to eliminate 29 teams to get yourself in a position to be two out of three in the Stanley Cup Final and an official blows a call as badly as that was blown. That’s just unforgivable and I don’t know where Kelly Sutherland lines up again but it shouldn’t be refereeing another Stanley Cup Final game.”
Olczyk on no-call: “Calls made and calls not made are not only altering for that specific game, but they can be history-altering.”
Emrick on no-call: “It is a game governed by judgment calls, and when you see what we see on replay, it’s mystifying.”
Jones on O’Reilly: “He scored the goal, but he has influenced the game in so many different ways…he’s got the A-game going, it was demonstrated clearly in the previous game, and he’s continued to get to the net here using his great hockey sense to create chances and bury a goal here.”
Milbury on Binnington: “Binnington was just right on it, right on top of it the entire game. And when he wasn’t right on top of it, he got a little bit lucky… Now it’s up to the Blues to get their game back. Dump it out, dump it in, you can see semblances of it. They need to show more of it.”
Milbury on Binnington: “Jordan Binnington was simply outstanding, by far the best he’s played. The Blues just wanted to survive this period from my estimation. They knew there was going to be a big push by the Boston Bruins, the emotional start to this game, and then they threw some great opportunities at them.”
Tirico on the series: “There’s no momentum in this series and I think that’s ratcheted up. Now we have a best two out of three, no momentum, big question about the biggest – literally and figuratively – player for Boston, the team with the two games at home. This is so fascinating. This is what makes a great series, these pivot points here.”
Roenick on the Blues and head coach Craig Berube: “It’s one of the most remarkable turnarounds we’ve ever seen in sports.”
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.
|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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