FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 3rd, 2019
BRUINS-BLUE JACKETS GAME 5 SATURDAY ON NBC IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS 145TH KENTUCKY DERBY, HIGHLIGHTING THIS WEEKEND’S STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS COVERAGE
Bruins Host Blue Jackets in Pivotal Game 5 Saturday at 7:15 p.m. ET on NBC Immediately Following Coverage of the 145th Kentucky Derby – Series Tied 2-2
Friday Night Doubleheader on NBCSN – Islanders-Hurricanes Game 4 at 7 p.m. ET, Followed by Stars-Blues Game 5 at 9:30 p.m. ET
Kathryn Tappen, AJ Mleczko and Kendall Coyne Schofield Discuss Boycott of Professional Women’s Hockey Tonight on NHL Live
Game 5 – Avalanche vs. Sharks Saturday at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Series Tied 2-2
Sunday – Blues-Stars Game 6 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC; If Necessary, Hurricanes-Islanders Game 5 at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 3, 2019 – NBC Sports’ exclusive Second Round coverage of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs continues this weekend with an array of games across NBC and NBCSN, highlighted by a pivotal Game 5 matchup between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Boston Bruins this Saturday at 7:15 p.m. ET on NBC, immediately following the network’s coverage of the 145th Kentucky Derby.
This weekend’s coverage starts tonight with a doubleheader on NBCSN beginning at 7 p.m. ET, as the New York Islanders look to avoid a Second Round sweep against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 4. Coverage shifts to the Western Conference at 9:30 p.m. ET, as the Dallas Stars face the St. Louis Blues in a crucial Game 5 with the series currently tied 2-2.
Pre-game coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live, and will feature a segment with Kathryn Tappen and NHL on NBC analysts AJ Mleczko and Kendall Coyne Schofield to discuss the recent professional women’s hockey boycott. Coyne Schofield is one of more than 200 players who announced yesterday that they will not play in a professional league next season.
In addition to Bruins-Blue Jackets on NBC, Saturday’s coverage features a Game 5 matchup on NBCSN at 10 p.m. ET, as the Colorado Avalanche take on the San Jose Sharks with their series tied 2-2.
Sunday’s Second Round action features Game 6 between the Blues and the Stars at 3 p.m. ET on NBC, followed by Game 5 between the Hurricanes and the Islanders on NBCSN at 7 p.m. ET, if necessary.
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 – FRIDAY, MAY 3 THROUGH SUNDAY MAY 5 (All times ET)
FRIDAY, MAY 3
|6:30 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Kathryn Tappen, Jeremy Roenick, Keith Jones|
|7 p.m.||Game 4 – N.Y. Islanders at Carolina||NBCSN||John Forslund, AJ Mleczko, Brian Boucher|
|9:30 p.m.||Game 5 – Dallas at St. Louis||NBCSN||Kenny Albert, Kendall Coyne, Pierre McGuire|
SATURDAY, MAY 4
|7:15 p.m.||Game 5 – Columbus at Boston||NBC||Mike “Doc” Emrick, Mike Milbury, Brian Boucher|
|NHL Live (Intermission Reports)||NBC||Liam McHugh, Keith Jones,
|NHL Live||NBC||Kathryn Tappen, Jeremy Roenick, Anson Carter|
|10 p.m.||Game 5 – Colorado at San Jose||NBCSN||Chris Cuthbert, Joe Micheletti, Pierre McGuire|
SUNDAY, MAY 5
|3 p.m.||Game 6 – St. Louis at Dallas||NBC||Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire, TBD|
|NHL Live (Intermission Reports)||NBC||Liam McHugh, Keith Jones,
|NHL Live||NBCSN||Kathryn Tappen, Jeremy Roenick, Anson Carter|
|7 p.m.||Game 5 – Carolina at N.Y. Islanders*||NBCSN||TBD|
For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, please click here.
TONIGHT – MAY 3
The Hurricanes and the Islanders meet in Game 4 tonight in Raleigh at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Carolina took a 3-0 series lead on Wednesday night with a 5-2 victory over the Isles. Hurricanes captain Justin Williams scored the go-ahead goal in the third period before the Canes added two empty-net goals to secure the win. 35-year-old goalie Curtis McElhinney stopped 28 of 30 shots in the win and became the oldest goalie to make his first career playoff start in the game after filling in for injured netminder Petr Mrazek.
Coverage shifts to the Western Conference tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as the Stars take on the Blues in Game 5 in St. Louis. Dallas evened the series at two games apiece with a 4-2 win over St. Louis on Wednesday night. Goalie Ben Bishop made 27 saves in the victory, while Tyler Seguin, Mats Zuccarello and Alexander Radulov each had two assists for the Stars.
SATURDAY – MAY 4
Saturday night’s Game 5 coverage between the Blue Jackets and Bruins from Boston begins at 7:15 p.m. ET on NBC, immediately following the network’s coverage of the 145th Kentucky Derby. The Bruins evened the series at two games apiece with a 4-1 victory on Thursday night. Patrice Bergeron scored twice and David Pastrnak had a goal and assist, while goalie Tuukka Rask made 39 saves.
Coverage again shifts west at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN for Game 5 between the Avalanche and Sharks in San Jose. Colorado tied the series at two games apiece on Thursday night with a 3-0 win against San Jose. Goalie Philipp Grubauer made 32 stops, while the Avalanche’s topline of Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog, and Mikko Rantanen combined for a goal and two assists in the win. Colin Wilson and Erik Johnson also contributed goals for Colorado.
SUNDAY – MAY 5
NBC’s coverage continues Sunday at 3 p.m. ET with Blues-Stars Game 6 at American Airlines Center in Dallas. If necessary, NBC Sports will present coverage of Game 5 between the Hurricanes at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
KENDALL COYNE SCHOFIELD TO SERVE AS ANALYST TONIGHT FOR GAME 5 OF STARS-BLUES SERIES
2018 Olympic gold medalist Kendall Coyne Schofield will serve as an analyst tonight for Game 5 of the Dallas Stars-St. Louis Blues Second Round series, which will air at 9:30 p.m. ET. Coyne Schofield served as an analyst for Game 4 on Wednesday, and made her debut as an analyst with NBC Sports during the 2018-19 regular season and has served as a studio analyst for NHL Network.
Coyne Schofield was a member of the NWHL’s Minnesota Whitecaps this past season and represented the club at the NWHL All-Star Game. The Whitecaps defeated the Buffalo Beauts by a score of 2-1 in overtime in the Isobel Cup Final this season to capture the league title. Most recently, Coyne Schofield skated for Team USA at the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship, where the U.S. defeated Finland in the gold-medal game to capture its fifth straight title.
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:
|Sat., May 4||Game 5 – Columbus at Boston||7 p.m.||John Wiedeman, Billy Jaffe|
|Mon., May 6||Game 6 – San Jose at Colorado||9:45 p.m.||Ralph Strangis, Pat Micheletti|
|Tues., May 7||Game 7 – Dallas at St. Louis^||TBD||TBD|
SECOND ROUND TELECAST SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED THROUGH MONDAY, MAY 6
Following is NBC Sports Group’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round schedule through Monday, May 6:
|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.|
|Mon., May 6||Game 6 – Boston at Columbus||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Mon., May 6||Game 6 – San Jose at Colorado||NBCSN||10.p.m.|
*immediately following coverage of the 145th Kentucky Derby
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–