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Thursday, April 17th, 2014

DAY 2 – NBC SPORTS GROUP’S “NHL PLAYOFF PASS”

Game 1 – (3) Flyers-(2) Rangers at 7 p.m. ET on CNBC

Game 1 – (3) Blackhawks-(2) Blues at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Game 1 – (4) Wild-(1) Avalanche at 9:30 p.m. ET on CNBC

Game 1 – (3) Kings-(2) Sharks at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

All Games on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC Will Be Streamed Live Via NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 17, 2014 – Day 2 of NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive coverage of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight with doubleheaders on NBCSN and CNBC, beginning at 7 p.m. ET on CNBC with the (3) Philadelphia Flyers and (2) New York Rangers, followed by the (4) Minnesota Wild and (1) Colorado Avalanche at 9:30 p.m. ET.

NBCSN’s game coverage starts at 8 p.m. ET, when the (2) St. Louis Blues host the rival (3) Chicago Blackhawks. The action continues on NBCSN at 10:30 p.m. ET, as the (3) Los Angeles Kings visit the (2) San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series. NHL Live, NBC Sports Group’s live NHL pre-game and post-game studio show, starts at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and airs throughout CNBC’s doubleheader coverage.

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“NHL Playoff Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick daily overview of NBC Sports Group’s Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, plus information and highlights. The Pass will be published weekdays to preview that evening’s games. On Fridays, a weekend edition will be posted.

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All Stanley Cup Playoff games will be presented on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC (in primetime), and NHL Network. In addition, all Stanley Cup Playoff games airing on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC will be live streamed via NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.

For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall NHL Playoff coverage, please click here.

THE PASS – THURSDAY, APRIL 17 (All times ET)

Time Coverage Network Commentators
7 p.m. Game 1 – (3) Philadelphia at (2) N.Y. Rangers CNBC Ken Daniels, Pierre McGuire
7 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury,
Keith Jones
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) CNBC Russ Thaler, Jeremy Roenick,
Anson Carter
8 p.m. Game 1 – (3) Chicago at (2) St. Louis NBCSN Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
9:30 p.m. Game 1 – (4) Minnesota at (1) Colorado CNBC John Forslund, Tripp Tracy
10:30 p.m Game 1 – (3) Los Angeles at (2) San Jose NBCSN Randy Hahn, Drew Remenda

 

TONIGHT – APRIL 17

NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury and Keith Jones, begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Russ Thaler, Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter will anchor CNBC’s studio coverage.

Game coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET tonight on CNBC with Claude Giroux and the (3) Philadelphia Flyers visiting Henrik Lundqvist and the (2) New York Rangers in Game 1 of their first-round series. Ken Daniels and Pierre McGuire will have the call from Madison Square Garden in New York.

CNBC’s first-round coverage continues at 9:30 p.m. ET when Nathan MacKinnon and the (1) Colorado Avalanche host the (4) Minnesota Wild. John Forslund (play-by-play) and Tripp Tracy (analyst) will have the call from Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.

Tonight’s doubleheader on NBCSN begins at 8 p.m. ET with a battle of Central Division rivals, when Ryan Miller and the (2) St. Louis Blues host Jonathan Toews and the (3) Chicago Blackhawks. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (analyst) will provide live commentary from Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.

The action continues on NBCSN at 10:30 p.m. ET, when Jonathan Quick and the (3) Los Angeles Kings visit the (2) San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of their first-round series. Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda will call the action from the SAP Center at San Jose in San Jose, Calif.

If tonight’s Flyers-Rangers game on CNBC runs past 9:45 p.m. ET into the start of Wild-Avalanche, puck drop of Wild-Avalanche will be shown live on NHL Network until Flyers-Rangers has concluded. Wild-Avalanche will return to CNBC immediately following the conclusion of Flyers-Rangers.

If tonight’s Blackhawks-Blues game on NBCSN runs past 10:45 p.m. ET into the start of Kings-Sharks, puck drop of Kings-Sharks will be shown live on NHL Network until Blackhawks-Blues has concluded. Kings-Sharks will return to NBCSN immediately following the conclusion of Blackhawks-Blues.

REMINDER: Games airing on cable in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs are subject to local blackouts.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream all Stanley Cup Playoff games that air on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC, including the comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Final. The vast majority of games will be live streamed 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;
  • CNBC will live stream exclusively through NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere.”

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