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Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
BOSTON BRUINS HOST ST. LOUIS BLUES IN STANLEY CUP FINAL PIVOTAL GAME 5 TOMORROW NIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBC
Series Tied 2-2; Pre-Game Coverage from Boston Starts at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Two-Hour Edition of NHL Live
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 5, 2019 – NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final continues tomorrow, Thursday, June 6, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC with a pivotal Game 5, as Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins battle Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues with the series tied at two games apiece. Coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a 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 tomorrow night. This is the 13th consecutive year calling the Stanley Cup Final, one of the longest streaks by any broadcast team calling a major U.S. team sport championship.
Mike Tirico will host tomorrow night’s Game 5 coverage from outside TD Garden. Liam McHugh will anchor pre-game, intermission and post-game coverage on-site to capture the scene amongst the fans 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 alongside analysts and former players Jeremy Roenick, Brian Boucher, Anson Carter and Patrick Sharp.
STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME 5 – BLUES-BRUINS – TOMORROW NIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBC
The Blues evened the Stanley Cup Final at two games apiece with a 4-2 victory over the Bruins Monday night in St. Louis, marking the Blues’ first home Stanley Cup Final win in franchise history. Blues offseason acquisition Ryan O’Reilly had two goals in the win, including the game-winner in the third period. Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo had the primary assist on both the game-winning goal and Vladimir Tarasenko’s first-period goal. Tarasenko has scored a goal in five of the last six games this postseason. Goalie Jordan Binnington stopped 21 of 23 shots in Game 4 after allowing five goals and being pulled midway through Game 3.
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.
|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.|
“BY THE NUMBERS”
5th This series marks the 5th time in the last 60 years that teams have alternated wins through the first four games of the Stanley Cup Final. In the last two instances, the winner of Game 5 lost the series (2004: Calgary Flames; 2001: New Jersey Devils).
6 The Blues have recorded the most games in a single postseason (6) with a goal in the opening two minutes.
14 Binnington’s 14 wins in these playoffs are one shy of tying the NHL single postseason rookie record.
20 Boston now has 20 different goal scorers this postseason, one shy of Philadelphia’s NHL record set in 1987.
23 Boston has 23 power-play goals this postseason, one shy of matching the franchise record set in 1991. They are the first team with 23 power-play goals in a postseason since the 2010 Flyers.
72% When a best-of-7 Stanley Cup Final series is tied 2-2, the winner of Game 5 goes on to win the series 72% of the time (18-7).
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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