FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 7th, 2018
WASHINGTON CAPITALS CAN ADVANCE TO FIRST EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL IN ALEX OVECHKIN ERA TONIGHT AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Two-Time Defending Stanley Cup Champion Penguins and Defending Western Conference Champion Predators Face Elimination Tonight on NBCSN
Winnipeg Jets Can Advance to Western Conference Final with Game 6 Win vs. Nashville Tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Jets Lead 3-2
Jeremy Roenick Joins Broadcast Team On-Site in Winnipeg Tonight
Pre-Game Coverage Begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 7, 2018 – NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight with a doubleheader on NBCSN beginning at 7 p.m. ET, as the (1) Washington Capitals look to advance to the Eastern Conference Final for the first time in the Alex Ovechkin era with a Game 6 win against rival Sidney Crosby and the (2) Pittsburgh Penguins.
Both the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins and the defending Western Conference champion Nashville Predators hope to stave off elimination tonight on NBCSN, as tonight’s Game 6 doubleheader continues at 9:30 p.m. ET, when Patrik Laine and the Winnipeg Jets host P.K. Subban and the Predators. Pre-game coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live.
NHL on NBC studio analyst Jeremy Roenick will join the broadcast team of Chris Cuthbert (play-by-play), AJ Mleczko (analyst), and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) on-site in Winnipeg tonight. Roenick will rove throughout Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg and showcase the passionate Jets fanbase that drives the infamous “Winnipeg Whiteout.”
NBC Sports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide live streaming coverage of all remaining Stanley Cup Playoff games.
“NHL Playoff Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick daily overview of Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, plus information and highlights. The Pass will be published weekdays to preview that evening’s games. Friday editions will include weekend information.
THE PASS – MONDAY, MAY 7 (All times ET)
|6 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Kathryn Tappen,
|7 p.m.||Game 6 – (1) Washington at (2) Pittsburgh||NBCSN||Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick,
|9:30 p.m.||Game 6 – (1) Nashville at (2) Winnipeg||NBCSN||Chris Cuthbert,
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and Connected TVs – will live stream all games airing on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC, and Golf Channel, all via “TV Everywhere” throughout the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, please click here.
(1) WASHINGTON CAPITALS AT (2) PITTSBURGH PENGUINS AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – CAPITALS LEAD 3-2
The Ovechkin-led Capitals are one victory away from defeating the Penguins in postseason play for the first time in three years, after Pittsburgh knocked out Washington on its runs to the Stanley Cup in 2016 and 2017. Washington scored four unanswered goals in Game 5 en route to a 6-3 win to move within one game of the Eastern Conference Final. Evgeny Kuznetsov tied the game in the third period and Jakub Vrana netted the game-winner late in the frame on an assist from Ovechkin. Crosby scored his 66th career playoff goal to pass Jaromir Jagr for second all-time in Penguins history, trailing only Mario Lemieux (76).
Overall, Washington has had 10 opportunities all-time to eliminate Pittsburgh from the playoffs, but are 1-9 in such contests, and have lost seven consecutive playoff series against the Penguins.
(1) NASHVILLE PREDATORS AT (2) WINNIPEG JETS AT 9:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – JETS LEAD 3-2
A four-goal second period propelled Winnipeg to a convincing 6-2 victory over Nashville in Game 5 on Saturday, bringing the Jets within one game of a Western Conference Final berth for the first time in franchise history. Predators goalie and Vezina Trophy finalist Pekka Rinne was pulled for the second time this series after allowing six goals on 26 shots, while his counterpart Connor Hellebuyck finished with 38 saves on 40 shots. Kyle Connor paced the offense for the Jets with a three-point night, including his first two goals in the playoffs, in only his 10th career postseason game. He led all rookies during the regular season with 31 goals. The Predators are 1-7 in postseason series in which they’ve trailed 3-2.
COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE
Through the NBC Sports Regional Networks, comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be provided daily via NBC Sports Regional Networks, available in more than 35 million U.S. households. NBC Sports Regional Networks serve the hometown fans of the Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals, with first-round game coverage, pre- and post-game shows, and extensive on-line coverage via NBC Sports’ team of NHL Insiders.
For teams that advance past the first round, NBC Sports Regional Networks will deliver extensive pre- and post-game coverage as well as breaking news and analysis throughout each team’s playoff run.
ABOUT NBC SPORTS RADIO
NBC Sports Radio is a joint venture between NBC Sports Group and Westwood One and will broadcast select games throughout the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. It provides sports talk programming to radio stations nationwide and is distributed by Westwood One. Content includes hourly sports news updates, daily features, and long-form shows. On social media, join the NBC Sports Radio community on Twitter at twitter.com/nbcsportsradio. To listen live or on demand, or to find a station, visit www.nbcsportsradio.com.
STREAMING COVERAGE ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide live streaming coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
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