FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 4th, 2019
NBC SPORTS ADDS BONUS NHL COVERAGE ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT 11 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Saturday Night Bonus Coverage on Final Day of Regular Season to Highlight Playoff Teams, First-Round Matchups and Ongoing Games with Playoff Implications
Colorado-San Jose Will Be Joined in Progress on Saturday at 11 p.m. ET if Second Wild Card Spot is Undecided
Liam McHugh, Keith Jones and Brian Boucher Anchor Saturday Night’s Coverage on NBCSN
Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Montreal Canadiens vs. Washington Capitals
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 4, 2019 – NBC Sports has added bonus NHL coverage on NBCSN this Saturday night at 11 p.m. ET, while the Stanley Cup Playoff picture is being finalized on the last day of the 2018-19 NHL regular season.
If all playoff teams have been determined, NBC Sports will host whiparound studio coverage at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN, analyzing the upcoming first-round matchups, as well as any ongoing games with an impact on playoff seedings. Liam McHugh will anchor Saturday night’s coverage on NBCSN alongside analysts Keith Jones and Brian Boucher.
If the second Wild Card spot in the Western Conference has not been finalized, Saturday night’s Colorado Avalanche vs. San Jose Sharks game will be joined live and in progress at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
The “Push for the Playoffs” on NBCSN continues tonight at 7 p.m. ET, as Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals host Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens at 7 p.m. ET in a pivotal Eastern Conference matchup.
Montreal (43-29-8, 94 pts) is currently battling Carolina (95 pts) and Columbus (94 pts) for the two Wild Card spots in the Eastern Conference. The Canadiens are coming off a 4-2 win against Tampa on Tuesday. Washington (47-25-8, 102 pts) leads the Islanders (99 pts) by three points in the Metropolitan Division and can potentially clinch the division title tonight.
John Walton (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call from Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Pre-game coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET with NHL Live, hosted by Paul Burmeister alongside Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter.
*tonight’s game will be locally blacked out in the Washington D.C. market
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