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Monday, May 19th, 2014
DAY 34 – RANGERS FACE CANADIENS IN EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL GAME 2 AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Eastern Conference Final Game 2 – Rangers-Canadiens at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Rangers Lead 1-0
Tonight’s Coverage Begins with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Kings-Blackhawks Western Conference Final Continues Wednesday with Game 2 at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Blackhawks Lead 1-0
All Games Streamed Live Via NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 19, 2014 – Martin St. Louis and the New York Rangers look to take control of the Eastern Conference Final with a Game 2 victory tonight against P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Tonight’s coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live, featuring host Liam McHugh and analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones, leading into live game coverage from the Bell Centre in Montreal. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide streaming coverage of tonight’s Eastern Conference Final action, beginning at 7 p.m. ET, 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.
The Rangers took Game 1 of the series with a convincing 7-2 victory over the Canadiens on Saturday afternoon, as St. Louis scored the game’s first goal, Rick Nash snapped a career-long 15-game goal drought with his first goal of the postseason, and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 shots for his first win in Montreal in more than five years.
Emmy Award-winning play-by-play voice Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning “Inside the Glass” analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from Bell Centre in Montreal.
THE PASS – MONDAY, MAY 19 (All times ET)
MONDAY, MAY 19
|7 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones|
|8 p.m.||Game 2 – N.Y. Rangers at Montreal||NBCSN||Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk,
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GAME 2 – KINGS-BLACKHAWKS WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL – WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – BLACKHAWKS LEAD 1-0
Coverage of the Western Conference Final between the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks continues Wednesday night with Game 2 at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The Blackhawks took Game 1 of the series by a score of 3-1 on Sunday afternoon, as Brandon Saad recorded a goal and an assist, and Corey Crawford stopped 26 shots in front of the home crowd in Chicago. Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Joe Micheletti (analyst), and Brian Engblom (“Inside the Glass” analyst) will have the call from United Center in Chicago.
CONFERENCE FINALS GAME 1 RATINGS & STREAMING HIGHLIGHTS
Yesterday’s Western Conference Final Game 1 between Los Angeles and Chicago (3-6 p.m. ET) delivered a 1.9 overnight rating on NBC, up 90% from the comparable game two years ago (Phoenix-Los Angeles, 1.0). There was no comparable game last year.
Chicago drew a 15.9 HH rating, its second-best Conference Final rating ever on NBC, behind only last year’s primetime game (Los Angeles-Chicago, 19.6, 6/8/13). Los Angeles posted a 2.1 HH rating.
On Saturday afternoon, Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final between the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens (1-3:45 p.m. ET) drew a 1.2 overnight rating. New York delivered a 3.2 HH rating.
NBC was the No. 1 market during the respective games in Chicago and New York, and No. 2 in Los Angeles.
Viewers consumed 2.87 million minutes of yesterday’s game, the most ever for a Conference Final, up 43% vs. last year’s CF average, and the best for an unauthenticated game this season. Nearly 63,000 uniques streamed the game.
CONFERENCE FINALS TELECAST SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED
Following are the telecast schedules for both Conference Finals. All game telecasts will air on either NBC or NBCSN. Game times, networks and commentating assignments are subject to change.
|Mon., May 19||Game 2 – N.Y. Rangers at Montreal||NBCSN||8 p.m.||Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk,
|Thu., May 22||Game 3 – Montreal at N.Y. Rangers||NBCSN||8 p.m.||Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk,
|Sun., May 25||Game 4 – Montreal at N.Y. Rangers||NBCSN||8 p.m.||Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk,
|Tue., May 27||Game 5* – N.Y. Rangers at Montreal||NBCSN||8 p.m.||TBD|
|Thu., May 29||Game 6* – Montreal at N.Y. Rangers||NBCSN||8 p.m.||TBD|
|Sat., May 31||Game 7* – N.Y. Rangers at Montreal||NBCSN||8 p.m.||TBD|
|Wed., May 21||Game 2 – Los Angeles at Chicago||NBCSN||8 p.m.||Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti,
|Sat., May 24||Game 3 – Chicago at Los Angeles||NBC||8 p.m.||Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti,
|Mon., May 26||Game 4 – Chicago at Los Angeles||NBCSN||9 p.m.||Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti,
|Wed., May 28||Game 5* – Los Angeles at Chicago||NBCSN||8 p.m.||TBD|
|Fri., May 30||Game 6* – Chicago at Los Angeles||NBCSN||9 p.m.||TBD|
|Sun., June 1||Game 7* – Los Angeles at Chicago||NBCSN||8 p.m.||TBD|
GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR
For the third consecutive year, NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NHL Network are combining to televise every Stanley Cup Playoff game nationally.
One-goal Games: 34
OT games: 19
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