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Friday, April 19th, 2019
NBC SPORTS’ STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS COVERAGE HIGHLIGHTED BY NBCSN DOUBLEHEADER TONIGHT & GAME 5 MATCHUPS SATURDAY ON NBC
Game 5 Doubleheader Tonight on NBCSN – (3) Toronto-(2) Boston at 7 p.m. ET– Series Tied 2-2
(WC2) Colorado-(1) Calgary at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Colorado Leads 3-1
Pivotal Game 5s on Saturday on NBC – (WC1) Dallas-(1) Nashville at 3 p.m. ET and (WC1) Carolina-(1) Washington at 8 p.m. ET – Both Series Tied 2-2
Game 6 – (2) Winnipeg-(3) St. Louis – Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Blues Lead 3-2
Team USA Olympic Gold Medalist Hilary Knight to Serve as Guest Studio Analyst This Saturday, April 20 on NBC & NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 19, 2019 – NBC Sports will present five Stanley Cup Playoffs matchups tonight and Saturday, including a doubleheader tonight on NBCSN and two pivotal Game 5s on Saturday on NBC.
Coverage tonight on NBCSN begins at 7 p.m. ET with Game 5 of the (3) Toronto Maple Leafs-(2) Boston Bruins series, which is tied at two games apiece. NBCSN’s doubleheader continues at 10 p.m. ET, when the (WC2) Colorado Avalanche look to advance to the Second Round with a Game 5 win against the (1) Calgary Flames. Pre-game coverage begins with NHL Live tonight at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBC Sports will present three Stanley Cup Playoffs matchups on Saturday, beginning at 3 p.m. ET on NBC, when the (1) Nashville Predators host the (WC1) Dallas Stars in Game 5 of their First Round series, tied 2-2. Coverage on NBC continues in primetime at 8 p.m. ET with Game 5 coverage of the (WC1) Carolina Hurricanes-(1) Washington Capitals series, also tied 2-2.
Saturday’s coverage also features Game 6 of the (2) Winnipeg Jets-(3) St. Louis Blues series at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as the Blues attempt to advance to the Second Round with a victory at home. Sunday’s Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule has not yet been determined.
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, and CNBC via “TV Everywhere” throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
“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, APRIL 19-SATURDAY, APRIL 20 (All times ET)
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
|6 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Mike Tirico, Jeremy Roenick,
|7 p.m.||Game 5 – (3) Toronto at (2) Boston||NBCSN||Mike Emrick, Brian Boucher,
|10 p.m.||Game 5 – (WC2) Colorado at (1) Calgary||NBCSN||Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro|
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
|3 p.m.||Game 5 – (WC1) Dallas at (1) Nashville||NBC||Chris Cuthbert, Joe Micheletti,
|3 p.m.||NHL Live (Intermission Reports)||NBC||Mike Tirico, Patrick Sharp,
|6 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Kathryn Tappen, Jeremy Roenick,
Anson Carter, Hilary Knight
|7 p.m.||Game 6 – (2) Winnipeg at (3) St. Louis||NBCSN||Brendan Burke, Ray Ferraro|
|8 p.m.||Game 5 – (WC1) Carolina at (1) Washington||NBC||John Forslund, Eddie Olczyk,
|NHL Live (Intermission Reports)||NBC||Liam McHugh, Patrick Sharp,
Keith Jones, Hilary Knight
TEAM USA OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST HILARY KNIGHT TO SERVE AS GUEST STUDIO ANALYST THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 20, ON NBC & NBCSN
Team USA women’s hockey Olympic gold medalist Hilary Knight will join NBC Sports’ Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage as a guest studio analyst this Saturday, April 20, on NBC and NBCSN. Knight will contribute to studio coverage of Jets-Blues on NBCSN and Hurricanes-Capitals on NBC.
A three-time Olympian, Knight most recently led Team USA women’s hockey to its second-ever Olympic gold medal at 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. She recorded two goals and an assist in the 2018 Olympic Games, including a power-play goal in the gold-medal final against Canada. Last season, she played for Les Canadiennes de Montreal of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League.
TONIGHT – APRIL 19, 2019
NHL Live, hosted by Mike Tirico, Jeremy Roenick and Keith Jones begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Coverage of Game 5 between the Maple Leafs and Bruins begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The Bruins tied the series at two games apiece with a 6-4 win over the Maple Leafs in Game 4 on Tuesday night, led by a three-point effort from Brad Marchand (1g/2a) and two goals from David Pastrnak. NBCSN’s doubleheader continues at 10 p.m. ET with Game 5 of Avalanche-Flames. Colorado pushed Calgary to the brink of elimination with a 3-2 overtime win on Wednesday night. Mikko Rantanen tied the game late in the third period, then netted the winning goal for the Avs midway through OT.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
NBC continues its 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage at 3 p.m. ET with Game 5 of Stars-Predators. Dallas was dominant in a 5-1 win in Game 4 on Wednesday to tie the series at two games apiece. Game 6 of Jets-Blues begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as the Blues look to advance to the Second Round after defeating Winnipeg 3-2 in Game 5 on Thursday. The Blues scored three unanswered goals in the third period, with Jaden Schwartz scoring the game-winner with 15 seconds left in regulation.
Primetime coverage on NBC starts at 8 p.m. ET with Game 5 of Hurricanes-Capitals. After falling in an 0-2 hole, Carolina won Games 3 and 4 at home, led by three goals from Warren Foegele over that span.
NBC SPORTS RADIO FIRST ROUND BROADCAST SCHEDULE
In conjunction with Westwood One, NBC Sports Radio will broadcast game coverage of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, including every game of the Conference Finals and the Stanley Cup Final. Following is the remainder of NBC Sports Radio and Westwood One’s First Round broadcast schedule:
|Sat., April 20||Game 5 – (WC1) Carolina at (1) Washington||8 p.m.||Sam Rosen, Billy Jaffe|
NBCSPORTS.COM STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS HUB SERVES AS HOME FOR SCORES, SCHEDULES AND HIGHLIGHTS
The Stanley Cup Playoffs Hub on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will be the home for everything fans need to know about the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Stanley Cup Playoffs Hub will feature up-to-the-minute scores, updated schedules, and highlights following the conclusion of each game.
In addition, ProHockeyTalk on NBCSports.com will provide previews and recaps throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs. ProHockeyTalk writers Sean Leahy, James O’Brien, Adam Gretz and Scott Billeck will deliver comprehensive coverage for the postseason. Following each night’s games, The Buzzer will recap the action and top moments of the evening around the league. Each morning, The Wraparound will set the table for that night’s slate of games.
COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE
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, as well as the MyTeams by NBC Sports app. NBC Sports Regional Networks serve the hometown fans of the San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals, and Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty, Caps Insiders Brian McNally and J.J. Regan, and Sharks Reporters Chelena Goldman and Marcus White will provide insight and analysis during First Round game coverage, pre- and post-game shows, online and on the myTeams app.
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.
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 to 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 GROUP–