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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
SECOND ROUND OF STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS CONTINUES TONIGHT WITH GAME 4 DOUBLEHEADER ON NBCSN
Game 4 – Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Blue Jackets Lead Series 2-1
Game 4 – San Jose Sharks vs. Colorado Avalanche at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Sharks Lead Series 2-1
Carolina, Columbus and Denver Set Local Ratings Records
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 2, 2019 – NBC Sports continues its exclusive coverage of the Second Round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight on NBCSN with a doubleheader beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET, as Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins look to avoid a two-game series deficit in Game 4 tonight against Matt Duchene and the Columbus Blue Jackets. Six-time Emmy Award winner Mike “Doc” Emrick (play-by-play), Mike Milbury (analyst), and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Coverage shifts west at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche look to even the series at two games apiece with a Game 4 win against Logan Couture and the San Jose Sharks. Chris Cuthbert (play-by-play), Joe Micheletti (analyst), and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call from Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
Pre-game coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live.
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 – THURSDAY, MAY 2 (All times ET)
|6:30 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Liam McHugh,
Anson Carter, Patrick Sharp
|7:30 p.m.||Game 4 – Boston at Columbus||NBCSN||Mike “Doc” Emrick,
Mike Milbury, Brian Boucher
|10 p.m.||Game 4 – San Jose at Colorado||NBCSN||Chris Cuthbert,
Joe Micheletti, Pierre McGuire
For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, please click here.
BOSTON BRUINS AT COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS – GAME 4 AT 7:30 P.M. ET TONIGHT ON NBCSN – COLUMBUS LEADS SERIES 2-1
The Blue Jackets defeated the Bruins 2-1 in Game 3 on Tuesday night to take the series lead in their first-ever home Second Round game. This marks Columbus’ second-straight victory, behind 36 saves from Sergei Bobrovsky – 15 of which came in the third period – and another game-winning power play goal from Matt Duchene. Boone Jenner also contributed a goal for the Blue Jackets in the victory. The series stays in Columbus tonight for Game 4, where the Blue Jackets are 3-0 in the postseason.
SAN JOSE SHARKS AT COLORADO AVALANCHE – GAME 4 TONIGHT AT 10 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – SAN JOSE LEADS SERIES 2-1
San Jose took the series lead with a 4-2 Game 3 victory over Colorado on Tuesday night. Logan Couture had his first Stanley Cup Playoffs hat trick in the victory, and leads the NHL with nine goals in the playoffs. Teammate Timo Meier had a goal and two assists in the effort, and goalie Martin Jones made 25 stops against the Avalanche. The series continues tonight in Denver, where the Avalanche had won eight straight games until their loss to the Sharks Tuesday night.
NBC SPORTS RADIO ANNOUNCES SECOND 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 NBC Sports Radio and Westwood One’s Second Round broadcast schedule:
|Thurs., May 2||Game 4 – San Jose at Colorado||9:45 p.m.||Dave Goucher, Jim Fox|
|Sat., May 4||Game 5 – Columbus at Boston||7 p.m.||John Wiedeman, Billy Jaffe|
SECOND ROUND TELECAST SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED THROUGH SUNDAY, MAY 5
Following is NBC Sports Group’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round schedule through Sunday, May 5:
|Thurs., May 2||Game 4 – Boston at Columbus||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|Thurs., May 2||Game 4 – San Jose at Colorado||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Fri., May 3||Game 4 – N.Y. Islanders at Carolina||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Fri., May 3||Game 5 – Dallas at St. Louis||NBCSN||9:30 p.m.|
|Sat., May 4||Game 5 – Columbus at Boston*||NBC||7:15 p.m.|
|Sat., May 4||Game 5 – Colorado at San Jose||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Sun., May 5||Game 6 – St. Louis at Dallas||NBC||3 p.m.|
|Sun., May 5||Game 5 – Carolina at N.Y. Islanders#||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
*immediately following coverage of the 145th Kentucky Derby
CAROLINA, COLUMBUS AND DENVER SET LOCAL RATINGS RECORDS
Carolina, Columbus and Denver continue to set local ratings records. For last night’s Islanders-Hurricanes Game 3, Raleigh delivered a 7.7 rating, NBC Sports’ best rating for a Second Round game on record in the market.
For Tuesday night’s Bruins-Blue Jackets Game 3, Columbus delivered a 13.2 local rating, NBC Sports’ highest-ever rating for an NHL game in the market. Denver scored a 7.8 rating for Sharks-Avalanche Game 3 on Tuesday night, also NBC Sports’ highest-ever rating for an NHL game in the market.
The 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs continue to be the most-watched in seven years. Through Tuesday night (56 games) across the networks of NBCUniversal, Playoffs to date have averaged a Total Audience Delivery of 923,000 viewers, up versus 2018 at the same point of the playoffs (912,000). Cable games are averaging a TAD of 774,000 viewers for the Second Round through six days to rank as the best cable delivery through that time period on record (since 1994).
COMPREHENSIVE BRUINS AND SHARKS LOCAL COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS BOSTON AND NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA
NBC Sports Boston and NBC Sports California will provide comprehensive local multi-platform coverage for the Boston Bruins’ and San Jose Sharks’ Second Round Stanley Cup Playoff series.
NBC Sports Boston will offer live post-game shows and analysis throughout the Bruins-Blue Jackets Second Round series. Michael Felger, along with former NHL player Tony Amonte and U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey Olympic Gold Medalist Meghan Duggan will headline postgame coverage. NBCSB Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty will weigh in from on-site at the arena throughout the series. NBCSB’s daily programming, including Early Edition, Boston Sports Tonight, and simulcasts of The Sports Hub’s Zolak & Bertrand & Felger and Mazz Shows will also provide in-depth coverage throughout the series. The My Teams app will offer the postgame show streamed live as well as additional extensive Bruins coverage.
NBC Sports California’s comprehensive coverage of Sharks-Avalanche is highlighted by live game-day coverage on Sharks Playoff Live and Sharks Morning Skate. Sharks Playoff Live will provide viewers with analysis and interviews before and after every game. Sharks Morning Skate – a live multiplatform game-day show hosted by Sharks announcers and analysts – will be presented throughout the Sharks-Avalanche series on Facebook Live. The shows will be anchored by 13-time regional Emmy Award-winner Brodie Brazil, 13-year NHL veteran Curtis Brown and former Sharks right wing Devin Setoguchi (home games), with additional analysis provided by the Sharks broadcast team: Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker and Bret Hedican.
NBCSPORTS.COM STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF HUB SERVES AS HOME FOR SCORES, SCHEDULES AND HIGHLIGHTS
The Stanley Cup Playoff 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 Playoff 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.
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–