FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 18th, 2018
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS THREE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF CONFERENCE FINAL GAMES THIS WEEKEND
Marc-Andre Fleury and Vegas Golden Knights Host Mark Scheifele and Winnipeg Jets in Game 4 Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Golden Knights Lead Series 2-1
Pre-Game Coverage on NBCSN Begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live
Capitals vs. Lightning Game 5: Saturday at 7:15 p.m. ET on NBC Immediately Following Coverage of Preakness Stakes; Series Tied 2-2
Coverage Continues Sunday on NBC with Game 5 of Vegas-Winnipeg at 3 p.m. ET
All Games Stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 18, 2018 – NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the Stanley Cup Eastern and Western Conference Finals continues this weekend with three games across NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app.
Coverage begins tonight with Game 4 of the Western Conference Final at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as Marc-Andre Fleury and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights host Mark Scheifele and the Winnipeg Jets. Pre-game coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live. NBC Sports will broadcast Game 5 of the series on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.
Game 5 coverage of the Eastern Conference Final between the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning begins Saturday at 7:15 p.m. ET on NBC, immediately following NBC Sports’ coverage of the Preakness Stakes.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will live stream all 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 – FRIDAY, MAY 18 – SUNDAY, MAY 20 (All times ET)
FRIDAY, MAY 18
|7 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Kathryn Tappen, Anson Carter, Keith Jones|
|8 p.m.||Game 4 – Winnipeg at Vegas||NBCSN||Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti, Brian Boucher|
SATURDAY, MAY 19
|7:15 p.m.||Game 5 – Washington at Tampa Bay||NBC||Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Mike Milbury, Pierre McGuire|
|NHL Studio (Intermission Reports)||NBC||Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Anson Carter|
SUNDAY, MAY 20
|3 p.m.||Game 5 – Vegas at Winnipeg||NBC||Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti, Brian Boucher|
|NHL Studio (Intermission Reports)||NBC||Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones|
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S UPCOMING CONFERENCE FINAL SCHEDULE
The following is NBC Sports Group’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Final schedule through Thursday, May 24:
|Fri., May 18||Game 4 –Winnipeg at Vegas||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Sat., May 19||Game 5 – Washington at Tampa Bay||NBC||7:15 p.m.|
|Sun., May 20||Game 5 – Vegas at Winnipeg||NBC||3 p.m.|
|Mon., May 21||Game 6 – Tampa Bay at Washington||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Tues., May 22||Game 6 – Winnipeg at Vegas*||NBCSN||9 p.m.|
|Wed., May 23||Game 7 – Washington at Tampa Bay*||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Thurs., May 24||Game 7 – Vegas at Winnipeg*||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, please click here.
WINNIPEG JETS AT VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS – GAME 4 TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The expansion Golden Knights took a 2-1 series lead on Wednesday with a 4-2 win over the Jets in Game 3. Jonathan Marchessault, who leads the club in both goals and points this postseason, scored twice for Vegas, including the first goal of the game just 35 seconds into the first period. Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele notched his league-leading 13th and 14th goals of the playoffs in the loss. The Jets now trail in a series for the first time during this postseason and have lost consecutive games for the first time since March. With the victory, Vegas is now two wins shy of matching Florida’s record for the most wins in a postseason debut (12) set in 1996.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS AT TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING – GAME 5 SATURDAY AT 7:15 P.M. ET ON NBC
Alex Killorn netted the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Lightning defeated the Capitals, 4-2, on Thursday to erase a 2-0 series deficit. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves in Tampa Bay’s second consecutive road victory of the series. With his goal in Game 4, Evgeny Kuznetsov now has 21 points in these playoffs, tying Alex Ovechkin’s franchise record for a single postseason. Tampa Bay has scored a power-play goal in nine straight games, becoming the first team to do so in a single postseason since the Sabres in 1999. The road team has won every game of this series.
NBC SPORTS WASHINGTON TO SURROUND CAPS-LIGHTNING SERIES WITH COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE
NBC Sports Washington will surround all seven potential Conference Final games with more than two hours of live Capitals news, analysis and commentary. Coverage will include pre-game and post-game live from Capital One Arena for Caps home games and from Amalie Arena in Tampa for Caps road games. Caps FaceOff will be presented for a half hour leading into Caps GameTime pre-game show coverage taking you right up to game time. After games, Caps Overtime will extend post-game coverage for up to an hour following Caps Extra. The shows will be fan-focused, allowing Caps fans to participate in coverage of the day’s most compelling topics and storylines.
The Caps GameTime pre-game show and Caps Extra post-game show will be hosted by Rob Carlin, and will feature analyst Alan May, as well as Caps Insider Tarik El-Bashir and Caps game broadcasters Joe Beninati and Craig “Locker” Laughlin. Caps FaceOff and Caps Overtime will be hosted by 106.7 the Fan’s Grant Paulsen, with guest analysts including Courtney Laughlin and “hot takes” from Caps fans across the region.
ABOUT NBC SPORTS RADIO
NBC Sports Radio is a joint venture between NBC Sports Group and Westwood One and will broadcast every Stanley Cup Playoff game through the Stanley Cup Final. Sam Rosen (play-by-play), Darren Pang (analyst) and Billy Jaffe (reporter) have the call for Capitals-Lightning, while Ralph Strangis (play-by-play), Jim Fox (analyst) and Steve Goldstein (reporter) call Golden Knights-Jets. The joint venture 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.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox, and Chromecast.
–NBC SPORTS —