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Friday, May 16th, 2014
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH MAY 16-18, 2014
(All times ET)
The “Press Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box is a quick overview of upcoming program information and highlights from the Communications team. “The Pass” provides upcoming listings and programming details.
Friday, May 16
5 p.m. on NBCSN – Tour of California: Stage 6
8 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Live
9 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Los Angeles at Anaheim (Game 7)
Saturday, May 17
Midnight on NBCSN – Tour of California: Stage 6 Encore
1 a.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auctions: Indianapolis
11 a.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Actions: Indianapolis
1 p.m. on NBC – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: New York Rangers at Montreal (Game 1)
1 p.m. on NBCSN – Preakness Stakes: Prep
4:30 p.m. on NBC – Preakness Stakes
4:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Tour of California: Stage 7
6:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Preakness Post-Race
11 p.m. on NBCSN – Tour of California: Stage 7 Encore
Sunday, May 18
Midnight on NBCSN – GP2 Spain
9:30 a.m. on NBCSN – IIHF: USA vs. Finland
Noon on NBCSN – Mecum Auctions: Indianapolis
1 p.m. on NBC – Tour of California: Stage 8
5 p.m. on NBCSN – Tour of California: Stage 8 Encore
10 p.m. on NBCSN – Indy Lights
11 p.m. on NBCSN – Tour of California: Stage 8 Encore
NBC Sports Group’s live coverage of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California continues tonight at 5 p.m. ET with Stage 6 and tomorrow, Saturday, at 4:30 p.m. ET with Stage 7 on NBCSN, culminating with NBC’s live coverage of the premier U.S. cycling event’s final stage on Sunday, at 1 p.m. ET from Thousand Oaks.
Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen and 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge winner Christian Vande Velde will be on site in California to provide commentary and insight for each day of NBC Sports Group’s coverage with reporters Steve Schlanger and Steve Porino (‘Inside-the-Race’).
NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight with Game 7 in the “Freeway Series” between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN. John Forslund (play-by-play), Joe Micheletti (analyst) and Brian Engblom (Inside the Glass analyst) will have the call from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Saturday and Sunday will begin the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Finals, respectively. The Montreal Canadiens will host the New York Rangers on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC. Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst)and Pierre McGuire (Inside the Glass analyst) host coverage from Montreal.
On Sunday, the Chicago Blackhawks will either host the Los Angeles Kings or travel to the Anaheim Ducks at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. Micheletti and Engblom are joined by Kenny Albert (play-by-play) for the call.
Liam McHugh hosts NHL Live along with Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.
Coverage of Dana Mecum’s 27th Original Spring Classic at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Ind., continues tomorrow at 1 a.m. ET and 11 a.m. ET, wrapping up Sunday at midnight ET and noon ET on NBCSN.
Scott Hoke hosts NBC Sports Group’s Mecum Auctions coverage, alongside analysts John Kraman, Stephen Cox, and reporter Bill Stephens.
Coverage from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., for the 2014 Preakness Stakes continues with Preakness Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and culminates with the Preakness Stakes Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC. NBCSN will handle post-race coverage at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.
NBC Sports Group coverage of the Preakness Stakes features Bob Costas, a 26-time Emmy Award-winner, and veteran NBC Sports commentator Tom Hammond; analysts Randy Moss and Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey; analysts/handicappers Mike Battaglia and Bob Neumeier; NBCSN host/NBC reporter Laffit Pincay, III; reporters Kenny Rice, Donna Brothers and Jay Privman, and race caller Larry Collmus. In addition, Josh Elliottand Carolyn Manno will provide a mix of features and interviews at Pimlico.
On Sunday at midnight ET, NBCSN will present Formula One coverage of last week’s GP2 race from Spain. NBC Sports Group F1 insider Will Buxton will call the action.
NBCSN’s coverage of the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, Belarus, continues on Sunday with Team USA vs. Finland at 9:30 a.m. ET.