FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 9th, 2013
CLAUDE GIROUX AND PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VISIT PATRICK KANE AND CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS ON “WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY”
Wednesday Night Rivalry Coverage Begins with NHL Rivals Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. ET, Flyers-Blackhawks Face Off Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NHL Coverage Begins with Blue Jackets-Penguins Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Followed by Predators-Rangers Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET
Big Ten Hockey Coverage Debuts Friday with Colorado College at Wisconsin at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 9, 2013 – NBCSN’s NHL regular-season coverage continues this week with three matchups, highlighted by a rematch of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday Night Rivalry, when Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers visit Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage begins on NBCSN tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET, when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Columbus Blue Jackets, and continues with Predators-Rangers on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Wednesday night’s game will be the first of two matchups this season between the Flyers and Blackhawks, and only their second meeting since Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final. The Flyers lost 5-1 in Dallas on Saturday, and face the Ottawa Senators tonight, while Chicago takes the league’s best record (47 pts) to Dallas on Tuesday before their Wednesday Night Rivalry showdown against Philadelphia.
Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from United Center in Chicago, Ill.
This week’s NHL coverage on NBCSN begins Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET when Sidney Crosby and the Metropolitan Division-leading Pittsburgh Penguins host the Columbus Blue Jackets. Emrick and McGuire will provide live commentary from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Coverage continues on Tuesday when Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers host the Nashville Predators at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (analyst) will have the call from Madison Square Garden in New York.
NHL Live, NBC Sports Group live NHL pre-game and post-game studio show, each night this week at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Liam McHugh will host NHL Live with former players and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick.
In addition to its NHL coverage, NBCSN will begin its Big Ten college hockey coverage on Friday when No. 17 Wisconsin hosts Colorado College at 7:30 p.m. ET. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Anson Carter (analyst) will provide commentary from the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisc.
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream all 2013-14 NHL regular season games televised on NBC and NBCSN, including this week’s Blue Jackets-Penguins, Predators-Rangers, and Flyers-Blackhawks matchups, as well as Friday’s college hockey matchup between Colorado College and Wisconsin.
|Mon., December 9||NHL Live||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Columbus at Pittsburgh||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|Tue., December 10||NHL Live||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Nashville at N.Y. Rangers||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|NHL Rivals – Flyers/Blackhawks||NBCSN||10:30 p.m.|
|NHL Top 10||NBCSN||11 p.m.|
|Wed., December 11||NHL Live||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|NHL Rivals – Flyers/Blackhawks (Encore)||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|NHL Live||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|Philadelphia at Chicago||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Fri., December 13||Colorado College at No. 17 Wisconsin||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
NHL RIVALS – FLYERS-BLACKHAWKS – TUESDAY, 10:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NHL Rivals, which debuts this week on Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, dovetails off of NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry, which Forbes dubbed “the hottest new brand in sports.” This week’s episode will feature the Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Blackhawks, a rivalry highlighted by their intense battle in the 2010 Stanley Cup Final, in which Patrick Kane scored the game-winning goal 4:06 into overtime of Game 6 to clinch Chicago’s first title since 1961.
Following are excerpts from this week’s episode of NHL Rivals.
NBC NHL analyst and former Flyer Jeremy Roenick: “When you’re in Philadelphia, you’re around a lot of the ‘Broad Street Bullies.’ You are around the guys that created the history of Philadelphia hockey.”
Chicago Tribune writer Chris Kuc on Blackhawks getting No. 1 pick in 2007 NHL Draft ahead of Flyers’ No. 2 pick: “The Blackhawks caught a break there. They got Patrick Kane, a dynamic player…that helped rejuvenate the franchise with his personality. The coupling with Jonathan Toews really energized the city of Chicago…if the Flyers get that pick, it’s a different story.”
Patrick Kane on scoring Stanley Cup-clinching goal: “I think you always dream that maybe you’ll score a Stanley Cup-winning goal in overtime.”
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream NHL coverage via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
Games airing on:
- NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
- NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
In addition to its coverage of the opening week of the NHL’s 2013-14 regular season, NBC Sports Group will present comprehensive pre-game and post-game coverage, the NHL Winter Classic, the NHL Stadium Series, and new shoulder programming.
2013-14 REGULAR-SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN
NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 103 NHL regular-season games during the 2013-14 season, featuring 13 games on NBC and 90 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive NHL coverage this season.
NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS
NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NHL markets such as Boston (Bruins), Philadelphia (Flyers), Washington D.C. (Capitals), Chicago (Blackhawks) and the Bay Area (Sharks), will air more than 300 live NHL games and surround the 2013-14 NHL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most.
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S DIGITAL AND SOCIAL NHL COVERAGE
NBC Sports Group will continue to provide hockey fans with up-to-the-minute news, video, and information on the NHL and hockey from around the world via its digital and social properties, including NBCSports.com, Twitter and Facebook. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s Digital and Social NHL coverage.
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