Friday, June 1st, 2012


2012 STANLEY CUP FINAL Kings @ Devils, 8 p.m. ET, Saturday – NBC Kings lead series 1-0

NEW YORK – June 1, 2012Day 52-54 – The NBC Sports Group’s exclusive coverage of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final continues tomorrow night between the Eastern Conference Champion New Jersey Devils and the Western Conference Champion Los Angeles Kings at 8 p.m. ET on NBC from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Game 1 ended in overtime with a Kings victory – their record ninth consecutive win away from home – extending their reign on the road. Coverage begins every game night on NBC Sports Network at 7:30 p.m. ET with a half-hour pre-game show, NHL Live. NBC Sports Network will also present a half-hour post-game show after every game of the series.


NBC Sports Group’s NHL play-by-play voice and Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick continued to receive critical acclaim this week for his work on the 2012 playoffs:

Richard Sandomir, New York Times, describes the “Maestro of the Mic”: “Mike Emrick’s precise, exhilarating, loud and exhausting play-by-play hockey calls are memorable for their accuracy, inventiveness, honest emotion, fluidity and speed… he can deliver minuets of unbroken narrative, his tenor rising steeply at the hint of a goal… They are Emrick’s arias: dramatic tales of passes, shots, checks, crashes into boards, saves, interceptions, goals and line changes accentuated by the sound — “OhhhhHHHHHHH!” — of his internal thermostat rapidly heating up, as if close to exploding.”

Richard Deitsch, Sports Illustrated: “I call him NBC’s Bard of Spring. With NBC airing every NHL playoff game nationally since the second round, Emrick has been a welcome visitor in homes for weeks, and at 65, he’s never been better at his craft… a master word painter at work.”

Phil Mushnick, New York Post: “Emrick’s there for you… it’s nice to have Emrick watching our backs as he watches what’s happening in front… His shouting is also a by-product of his love for the game. And he loves the game… We should all love our work as much as Emrick does at 65, more than 40 years on the job… Emrick gets one shot – one take- and it’s a keeper. He could choose the bland, safe route to such standard moments, but that’s not how he operates. He’s Doc, not Sleepy or Bashful.”


All 2012 Stanley Cup Final games will air exclusively on NBC or the NBC Sports Network. Following is the remaining schedule (all times ET and subject to change):

Saturday, June 2
8 p.m. L.A. Kings @ New Jersey Devils (Game 2) NBC
Monday, June 4
8 p.m. New Jersey Devils @ L.A. Kings (Game 3) NBC Sports Network
Wednesday, June 6
8 p.m. New Jersey Devils @ L.A. Kings (Game 4) NBC Sports Network
Saturday, June 9
8 p.m. L.A. Kings @ New Jersey Devils (Game 5) * NBC
Monday, June 11
8 p.m. New Jersey Devils @ L.A. Kings (Game 6) * NBC
Wednesday, June 13
8 p.m. L.A. Kings @ New Jersey Devils (Game 7)* NBC

* If Necessary

COMMENTATORS: Emmy-award winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-glass’ analyst) will call the action during each game. The studio team will feature host Liam McHugh and analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones, the latest highlights, news, analysis and player interviews, live on-location from either the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. or the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The team will cover intermission reports during games, and pre-game and post-game coverage on NBC Sports Network. Additionally, Jeremy Roenick and Darren Pang will conduct on-ice segments and demonstrations as part of the coverage.


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.


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 87 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