FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 27th, 2019
BOSTON BRUINS HOST ST. LOUIS BLUES IN GAME 1 OF 2019 STANLEY CUP FINAL TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBC
Pre-Game Coverage Begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Two-Hour Edition of NHL Live
Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire to Call 13th Consecutive Stanley Cup Final as Broadcast Team
Pre-Game Interviews Include Kathryn Tappen with Bruins’ Forward Brad Marchand and Jeremy Roenick with Blues’ Captain Alex Pietrangelo
Westwood One and NBC Sports Radio Present Live Audio Coverage of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 27, 2019 – NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final begins tonight with Game 1 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, as Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins host Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues, as both teams continue their quest to capture the Stanley Cup. Pre-game coverage from TD Garden in Boston, Mass., begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a special two-hour edition of NHL Live.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for all desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will provide streaming coverage of all 2019 Stanley Cup Final games.
Seven-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike “Doc” Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from TD Garden.
Mike Tirico will host tonight’ Game 1 coverage from TD Garden. Liam McHugh will anchor pre-game, intermission and post-game coverage on-site, alongside analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Keith Jones. Kathryn Tappen will host pre-game and post-game coverage from outside sets in Boston, capturing the scene amongst the fans alongside analysts and former players Jeremy Roenick, Brian Boucher, Anson Carter and Patrick Sharp
2019 STANLEY CUP FINAL – ST. LOUIS BLUES VS. BOSTON BRUINS
This year’s Stanley Cup Final is a rematch of the 1970 Stanley Cup Final which was punctuated by one of the most iconic goals in NHL history, when Bruins Hall of Famer Bobby Orr scored the Cup-clinching goal in overtime as he flew across the crease past Blues goaltender Glenn Hall.
The Bruins advanced to the Stanley Cup Final ten days ago following a dominant 4-0 win in Game 4 to complete a sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Final. Tuukka Rask continued his exceptional postseason performance, making 24 saves in the shutout. With their Eastern Conference Final sweep, Boston reaches the Stanley Cup Final for the 20th time in team history and third in the past nine seasons (2011, 2013).
Bruins forward David Backes advances the Stanley Cup Final for the first time and will play against his former team in St. Louis. Backes, a 13-year veteran, played the first 10 years of his NHL career with the Blues, and served as the team’s captain from 2011-16.
St. Louis advanced to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1970 with a 5-1 win against the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final at Enterprise Center in St. Louis last week. Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn each scored a power-play goal, David Perron had a goal, and Ryan O’Reilly contributed three assists for St. Louis in the win.
The Blues’ improbable second-half run has been led by rookie goalie Jordan Binnington, who made 25 saves in the series-clinching win. St. Louis is the only team in the expansion era (1967-68) to have been in last place in the overall League standings at any point after its 20th game of the season and rebound to make the Stanley Cup Final. They also did so in their inaugural season, reaching the Final after holding the No. 12 seed through games played Dec. 12, 1967. The Blues, looking to win their first-ever Stanley Cup, hope for a better outcome than in the 1970 Cup Final when they were swept by the Bruins.
Following is the full telecast schedule for the 2019 Stanley Cup Final with networks and start times. Pre-game coverage will begin each night with NHL Live at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
|Mon., May 27||Game 1 – St. Louis at Boston||NBC||8 p.m.|
|Wed., May 29||Game 2 – St. Louis at Boston||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Sat., June 1||Game 3 – Boston at St. Louis||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Mon., June 3||Game 4 – Boston at St. Louis||NBC||8 p.m.|
|Thur., June 6||Game 5 – St. Louis at Boston*||NBC||8 p.m.|
|Sun., June 9||Game 6 – Boston at St. Louis*||NBC||8 p.m.|
|Wed., June 12||Game 7 – St. Louis at Boston*||NBC||8 p.m.|
WESTWOOD ONE AND NBC SPORTS RADIO PRESENT LIVE AUDIO COVERAGE OF THE 2019 STANLEY CUP FINAL
In conjunction with NBC Sports and NBC Sports Radio, Westwood One will once again present live play-by-play audio coverage of the Stanley Cup Final, starting tonight, Monday, May 27, when the Boston Bruins take on the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series.
Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (analyst) return for the fourth straight season as Westwood One/NBC Sports Radio’s broadcast crew for the Stanley Cup Final. Former NHL goaltender Brian Boucher joins the crew as rinkside reporter. Boucher will be doing double-duty throughout the series, serving as a pregame/postgame analyst for NBC Sports in addition to working rinkside for radio during the games. Florida Panthers announcer Steve Goldstein hosts the pregame, intermission, and postgame reports.
All games of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final will be available on NBC Sports Radio and Westwood One affiliates throughout the United States, as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports Radio mobile app, WestwoodOneSports.com, the NHL app, SiriusXM Radio (NHL Channel 91), and TuneIn. NHL fans can also follow the playoffs on the NBC Sports Radio station on Apple Music. The stream can also be found on Amazon Alexa-enabled devices via the Westwood One Sports Skill.
COMPREHENSIVE BRUINS COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS BOSTON
NBC Sports Boston will provide comprehensive local multi-platform coverage for the Boston Bruins throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Final.
NBC Sports Boston will offer live post-game shows and analysis throughout the Stanley Cup Final for the Bruins. 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 Final. The My Teams app will offer the postgame show streamed live as well as additional extensive Bruins coverage.
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.
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