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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
RANGERS CAN ADVANCE TO CONFERENCE FINAL WITH WIN OVER CAPITALS TONIGHT IN WASHINGTON
NEW YORK – May 9, 2012 – Day 29 – The NBC Sports Group continues its exclusive coverage of the Conference Semifinals tonight when the #7 Washington Capitals host the #1 New York Rangers in Game 6 of their series at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. The Rangers lead the series 3-2 and can advance to the Eastern Conference Finals with a win while the Capitals hope to force a Game 7. Four of the series’ five games have been decided by one goal with two ending in overtime. Doc Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst), and Pierre McGuire (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call the game. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. with NHL Live on NBC Sports Network.
With all 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff games airing nationally for the first time and the Conference Semifinals being carried exclusively on either NBC, NBC Sports Network or CNBC, the NBC Sports Group created a channel finder to help fans find those channels in their area by simply entering a zip code.
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COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE
Comcast SportsNet, the local home for the Capitals, will closely follow hometown team playoff progress with pre- and post-game coverage, breaking news and analysis throughout each team’s playoff run. CSN Mid-Atlantic will have one-hour Capitals Postgame Live shows for all Capitals games in the second round. It will also have extensive coverage online.
GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR
For the first time in the 95-year history of the NHL, every Stanley Cup Playoff game will be televised nationally. The NBC Sports Group will provide unprecedented access to the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs in April, May and June, televising as many as 105 playoff games and possibly more than 262.5 hours of programming. Games will be presented on NBC, the NBC Sports Network, the NHL Network, and NBCUniversal’s business channel CNBC in primetime.
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* Includes Devils-Panthers Conference Quarterfinal Game 7 that was joined in progress