FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 2nd, 2015
JONATHAN TOEWS AND CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS HOST DAVID BACKES AND ST. LOUIS BLUES ON NBCSN’S “WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY”
Wednesday Night Rivalry – Blues-Blackhawks – Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Blues Host Jonathan Quick and Los Angeles Kings Tuesday Night at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
College Hockey – No. 18 Notre Dame Hosts Minnesota on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 2, 2015 – Bitter Central Division foes clash on Wednesday Night Rivalry this week, when Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks host David Backes and the St. Louis Blues this Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
This week’s NHL coverage begins tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when the Blues face off against Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings in St. Louis. NBCSN will also present college hockey action this Saturday night from South Bend, when the No. 18 Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the Minnesota Golden Gophers at 6:30 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream this week’s NHL and college hockey coverage.
Three-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will have the Wednesday Night Rivalry call from the United Center in Chicago, Ill.
John Forslund (play-by-play) and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will provide commentary of Kings-Blues from Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo., and Steve Schlanger (play-by-play) and Anson Carter (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call of Minnesota-Notre Dame from the Compton Family Ice Arena in South Bend, Ind.
NHL Live begins one hour prior to this week’s NHL coverage tomorrow and Wednesday. Kathryn Tappen will anchor tomorrow’s coverage alongside analysts and former NHL players Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick, and Liam McHugh will host Wednesday’s studio coverage with Milbury and Keith Jones. NHL insider Bob McKenzie will join NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry coverage to provide the latest in-depth news from around the league.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY: BLUES-BLACKHAWKS – WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Wednesday night’s showdown between the Blues and Blackhawks marks the first of five meetings between the two clubs this season. St. Louis has won three straight games including a 3-2 overtime win against the Wild at home on Saturday night, as Backes scored his first two goals of the season, including the game-winner. The Blackhawks lost back-to-back road games last week in Winnipeg and Minnesota, and return to Chicago where they’ve won five straight games and host the Kings tonight.
The Blues have faced the Blackhawks more than any other opponent in their history (296), and NBCSN is scheduled to present the 300th meeting between the two teams on Wednesday Night Rivalry later this season on March 9. Chicago holds the advantage in the all-time series with a 142-112-35-7 record (W-L-T-OTL).
KINGS-BLUES – TOMORROW NIGHT AT 8:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Blues host the Kings tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN prior to their Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup in Chicago. Los Angeles enters the week as one of the hottest teams in the NHL, riding a seven-game winning streak into Chicago tonight against the Blackhawks. The Kings have been led offensively by Tyler Toffoli, who is tied for the league lead with nine goals in just 10 games. Jonathan Quick has led the way in net for Los Angeles, allowing two goals or fewer in six of his last seven starts.
This marks the first of three meetings between St. Louis and Los Angeles this season, after the Kings won two of three against the Blues during the 2014-15 campaign.
COLLEGE HOCKEY – NO. 18 NOTRE DAME HOSTS MINNESOTA ON SATURDAY AT 6:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN continues its 2015-16 college hockey coverage on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. ET when the No. 18 Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Notre Dame is unbeaten in its last four games, including a pair of ties against Minnesota-Duluth, and a pair of victories against UConn. Minnesota bounced back from a 0-3 start with a pair of wins against Northeastern at home on Oct. 23 and 24.
Following is this week’s NHL and college hockey coverage on NBCSN:
|Tues., November 3||NHL Live||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|Los Angeles at St. Louis||NBCSN||8:30 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||11 p.m.*|
|NHL Rivals – Blues-Blackhawks||NBCSN||11:30 p.m.|
|Wed., November 4||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Wednesday Night Rivalry – St. Louis at Chicago||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||10:30 p.m.*|
|Sat., November 7||College Hockey – Minnesota at No. 18 Notre Dame||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
*immediately following game coverage
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