FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 25th, 2012
DEVILS-RANGERS GAME 6 AIRS TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK
NEW YORK – May 25, 2012 – Day 45-48 – The New Jersey Devils can advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2003 with a win tonight over the New York Rangers at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final. Coverage begins on NBC Sports Network at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live. With a win, the Devils, who hold a 3-2 series lead, will meet the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Alternatively, if the Rangers win, Game 7 will air on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.
Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-glass’ analyst) will call the action
REMAINING EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL SCHEDULE
|Friday, May 25|
|8 p.m.||#1 NYR @ #6 NJD (Game 6)||NBC Sports Network|
|Sunday, May 27||
|8 p.m.||#6 NJD @ #1 NYR (Game 7)*||NBC Sports Network|
KINGS OF THE WEST
On the buzz about the Kings in Los Angeles, defenseman Drew Doughty recently told reporters: “I know everyone is behind us right now. When I first came to this city, no one is recognizing you on the street. No one is even talking about Kings hockey. Now when you go out for lunch or dinner, everyone is talking about it. It’s huge.”
2012 STANLEY CUP FINAL SCHEDULE
All 2012 Stanley Cup Final games will air exclusively on NBC or the NBC Sports Network. Following is the schedule as released by the NHL (all times ET and subject to change):
|Wednesday, May 30|
|8 p.m.||L.A. Kings @ Eastern Champion (Game 1)||NBC|
|Saturday, June 2|
|8 p.m.||L.A. Kings @ Eastern Champion (Game 2)||NBC|
|Monday, June 4|
|8 p.m.||Eastern Champion @ L.A. Kings (Game 3)||NBC Sports Network|
|Wednesday, June 6|
|8 p.m.||Eastern Champion @ L.A. Kings (Game 4)||NBC Sports Network|
|Saturday, June 9|
|8 p.m.||L.A. Kings @ Eastern Champion (Game 5) *||NBC|
|Monday, June 11|
|8 p.m.||Eastern Champion @ L.A. Kings (Game 6) *||NBC|
|Wednesday, June 13|
|8 p.m.||L.A. Kings @ Eastern Champion (Game 7)*||NBC|
* If Necessary
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 before the puck drops. NHL Post-Game will air 30 minutes 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 is providing unprecedented access to the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs in April, May and June, televising as many as 89 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||
* Includes Devils-Panthers Conference Quarterfinal Game 7 that was joined in progress