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Monday, May 14th, 2012

NBC SPORTS GROUP TO AIR EXCLUSIVE NHL CONFERENCE FINALS COVERAGE

All Games to Air on NBC or NBC Sports Network Day 34: Eastern Conference Finals Start Tonight -- New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers, 8 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network

NEW YORK – May 14, 2012Day 34 — The NBC Sports Group’s exclusive Conference Finals coverage of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight in New York with the Eastern Conference’s Game 1 between the #1 Rangers and the #6 New Jersey Devils at 8 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live.

Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-glass’ analyst) will call the action in the Rangers-Devils series. The team of Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (analyst) and Darren Pang (‘Inside-the-glass’ analyst) will helm the Western Conference games between the Kings-Coyotes. The Kings won last night’s Game 1, 4-2, in Phoenix. The series resumes tomorrow night with Game 2 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.

Continuing through the Stanley Cup Final, all remaining Stanley Cup Playoff games will air exclusively on NBC and NBC Sports Network. Following is the schedule for the remaining Conference Finals games (all times ET and subject to change):

Monday, May 14

 
8 p.m. #6 NJD @ #1 NYR (Game 1) NBC Sports Network
Tuesday, May 15    
9 p.m. #8 LA @ #3 PHO (Game 2) NBC Sports Network
Wednesday, May 16    
8 p.m. #6 NJD @ #1 NYR (Game 2) NBC Sports Network
Thursday, May 17    
9 p.m. #3 PHO@ #8 LA (Game 3) NBC Sports Network
Saturday, May 19    
1 p.m. #1 NYR @ #6 NJD (Game 3) NBC
Sunday, May 20    
3 p.m. #3 PHO @ #8 LA (Game 4) NBC
Monday, May 21    
8 p.m. #1 NYR @ #6 NJD (Game 4) NBC Sports Network
Tuesday, May 22    
9 p.m. #8 LA @ #3 PHO (Game 5)* NBC Sports Network
Wednesday, May 23    
8 p.m. #6 NJD @ #1 NYR (Game 6)* NBC Sports Network
Thursday, May 24    
9 p.m. #3 PHO @ #8 LA (Game 6)* NBC Sports Network
Friday, May 25    
8 p.m. #1 NYR @ #6 NJD (Game 6)* NBC Sports Network
Saturday, May 26    
8 p.m. #8 LA @ #3 PHO (Game 7)* NBC Sports Network
Sunday, May 27    
8 p.m. #6 NJD @ #1 NYR (Game 7)* NBC Sports Network

*If Necessary

CHANNEL FINDER

With all 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff games airing nationally for the first time, the NBC Sports Group created a channel finder to help fans find NBC and NBC Sports Network in their area by simply entering a zip code.

Click here for the channel finder.

PRE-GAME & POST-GAME COVERAGE

NHL Live, NBC Sports Network’s NHL pre-game show, will air every game night a half hour before the game of the night begins. NHL Post-Game will air a 30-minute program following the conclusion of game coverage every night of the playoffs.

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.

NBC Sports Network

42*

CNBC

13

NBC

10

NHL Network

6

 

* Includes Devils-Panthers Conference Quarterfinal Game 7 that was joined in progress