FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 7th, 2012
STANLEY CUP FINAL CRUCIAL GAME 5 SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. ON NBC
NEW YORK – June 7, 2012 – Day 58 – NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of the Stanley Cup Final with Game 5 on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. The New Jersey Devils return to home ice after a win on the road to face the Los Angeles Kings at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Saturday. With a Game 5 victory, the Kings can win their first Stanley Cup and extend their reign on the road with a record 11th win away from LA.
The Devils remain in the running with a Game 4 victory despite three initial losses to the Los Angeles Kings. Last night’s Game 4 telecast was the final and 52nd by the NBC Sports Network of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs – across NBC, NBC Sports Network, CNBC and NHL Network — is the most by a single media company of a sport’s post-season in U.S. television history (84 games so far).
Games 6 and 7 will air on NBC, if necessary.
2012 STANLEY CUP FINAL SCHEDULE
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 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.
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 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.
|NBC Sports Network||
* Includes Devils-Panthers Conference Quarterfinal Game 7 that was joined in progress. The game also aired on NHL Network. There have been 84 games this NHL post-season.