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Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS GAME 2 OF 2019 STANLEY CUP FINAL FEATURING ST. LOUIS BLUES AND BOSTON BRUINS TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Pre-Game Coverage from Boston on NBCSN Begins at 6 p.m. ET with Two-Hour Edition of NHL Live
Monday Night’s Blues-Bruins Game on NBC Delivers Most-Watched Stanley Cup Final Game 1 in Four Years
NBC Sports’ “On Her Turf” Podcast, Available Today, Highlights Powerhouse Women in Hockey, Featuring Kendall Coyne Schofield, Hilary Knight & Lee Stecklein
“Lance Armstrong: Next Stage” A Conversation with NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico Debuts Tonight at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Following Game 2 Coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 29, 2019 – NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final continues tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues look to even the series with a Game 2 win against Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins. Pre-game coverage on NBCSN starts at 6 p.m. ET 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.
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. Pre-game coverage on NBCSN will also include a segment with Tappen and Olympic gold medalist and NHL on NBC analyst AJ Mleczko on the current state of women’s professional hockey.
STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME 2 – BLUES-BRUINS – TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
After a slow start in the first period, the Bruins returned from their 10-day layoff and scored four unanswered goals in the second and third periods to defeat the Blues, 4-2, in Game 1 on Monday night. Sean Kuraly broke a 2-2 tie at 5:21 of the third period. Connor Clifton, Charlie McAvoy, and Brad Marchand also scored for Boston, which fell behind 2-0 following Vladimir Tarasenko’s goal early in the second period. Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask made 18 saves in the win. The following are quotes from Game 1:
Milbury on Bruins’ strong second and third periods: “Things changed when Bruce Cassidy switched up his line matchups. They needed a little bit of a boost and he gave it to them…they went through the next two periods and steamrolled St. Louis.”
Jones on the Blues: “The good news for the Blues is they had a formula that worked for one period. They also have Tarasenko and Schenn and Schwartz playing very well right now, so there’s not a lot of question marks about their top line players. I didn’t think their depth players did a very good job, but that could be attributed to the number of penalties that they took. It took a lot of players out of the rhythm of this game.”
Milbury on Blues struggles in Game 1: “No matter what they say, that they’re not intimidated by not having been there – the Stanley Cup Final is different. Everything about it is heightened and you feel a little differently going into it. They came out with some energy, they looked pretty good, but when the push came from Boston they weren’t able to withstand it.”
Following is the remaining 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.
|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.|
MONDAY NIGHT’S BLUES-BRUINS GAME ON NBC DELIVERS MOST-WATCHED STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME 1 IN FOUR YEARS
NBC Sports’ presentation of Game 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins on NBC averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 5.380 million viewers, making it the most-watched Game 1 in four years and NBC Sports’ third-most watched Game 1 since it began broadcasting the Stanley Cup Final in 2006, according to Fast National data from Nielsen and digital data from Adobe Analytics.
The Bruins come-from-behind 4-2 victory over the Blues at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., averaged 5.380 million viewers across NBC, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports App (8:09-11:01 p.m. ET), up 2% vs. last year’s Game 1 (WSH-VGK, 5.288 million) and up 9% vs. 2017 (NSH-PIT, 4.925 million). It trails only two other Game 1s in NBC Sports’ 14-year history broadcasting the Stanley Cup Final (BOS-CHI, 6.315 million, 2013; CHI-TBL, 5.586 million, 2015). Click here for more info.
NBC SPORTS’ “ON HER TURF” PODCAST, AVAILABLE TODAY, HIGHLIGHTS POWERHOUSE WOMEN IN HOCKEY, FEATURING KENDALL COYNE SCHOFIELD, HILARY KNIGHT & LEE STECKLEIN
In today’s episode of the “On Her Turf” podcast, host Kathryn Tappen will cover the powerhouse women of hockey. Kendall Coyne Schofield, Hilary Knight, and Lee Stecklein talk about their bond as a team, how winning an Olympic gold medal helped the growth of women’s hockey, and what their must-have travel items are.
Tappen then catches up with Heidi Browning, Chief Marketing Officer of the NHL, about how important the fans are to the game, how she manages her hectic travel schedule, and where she finds her balance. Click here to listen. Following are excerpts:
Coyne Schofield on support from NHL players: “I think what’s so fun about playing with them or against them is their respect for us as hockey players. They don’t care that I have a ponytail. They don’t care that I’m six or seven inches shorter. They’re there to play the game just as I am, and for people to see that validates what we do every day because they don’t care what our gender is. They don’t care what league we play in. They respect us for our talent and I think that’s what’s so fun about being around them and having their support.”
Knight on women’s hockey: “It’s taken off recently. It’s one of the fastest growing sports right now and we couldn’t be in women’s hockey at a better time.”
“LANCE ARMSTRONG: NEXT STAGE” A CONVERSATION WITH NBC SPORTS’ MIKE TIRICO DEBUTS TONIGHT AT 11:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN, FOLLOWING GAME 2 COVERAGE
Controversial former cycling champion Lance Armstrong, a seven-time Tour de France winner who later had his titles stripped, discusses his career and the decisions he made throughout, and talks about how he sees things differently now than he did even a few years ago, in an extensive discussion with NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico. “Lance Armstrong: Next Stage,” a 30-minute, commercial-free special, will debut tonight at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, immediately following Stanley Cup Final Game 2 coverage. Click here for more info.
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 2019 Stanley Cup Final featuring the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues.
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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