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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
2019 STANLEY CUP FINAL REMATCH BETWEEN BLUES & BRUINS HIGHLIGHTS SATURDAY NIGHT DOUBLEHEADER ON NBCSN
Bruins Host Blues in Stanley Cup Rematch Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
2019 NHL Heritage Classic – Flames vs. Jets at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan – Saturday at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Wednesday Night Hockey – Penguins-Lightning at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Pre-Game Coverage Begins with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET
Wednesday Night Hockey Coverage to Recognize Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
College Hockey – No. 5 Notre Dame vs. Lake Superior State – Friday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 22, 2019 – NBC Sports presents a special Saturday night NHL doubleheader on NBCSN this week, highlighted by a rematch of last year’s Stanley Cup Final, when Conn Smythe Trophy winner Ryan O’Reilly and the defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues visit David Pastrnak and the Boston Bruins at 7 p.m. ET. Coverage heads outdoors to Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan, at 10 p.m. ET, when Patrik Laine and the Winnipeg Jets face Johnny Gaudreau and the Calgary Flames in the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic.
This week’s edition of Wednesday Night Hockey features Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins facing off against Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Kathryn Tappen will host Wednesday’s coverage on NHL Live alongside analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones and NHL insider Bob McKenzie. Jeremy Roenick will report on-site from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. Tappen will anchor Saturday’s doubleheader coverage with Jones and Anson Carter.
Following is this week’s NHL schedule on NBCSN:
|Wed., October 23||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Wednesday Night Hockey – Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||10:45 p.m.*|
|Sat., October 26||NHL Live||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|St. Louis at Boston||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|NHL Heritage Classic – Calgary at Winnipeg||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||12:30 a.m.*|
*Immediately following game coverage
WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY – PENGUINS-LIGHTNING AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Penguins (6-3-0) make their second straight Wednesday Night Hockey appearance after defeating the Colorado Avalanche, 3-2, in overtime last week on NBCSN. Sidney Crosby leads the club in points (4g/8a), including his highlight reel goal vs. Colorado last Wednesday. Pittsburgh faces Florida tonight.
The Lightning (4-3-1) are coming off a 6-2 defeat at the hands of the Avalanche, but were victorious in their other two matchups last week. Tampa Bay has had a balanced offensive attack thus far this season, with six players having registered at least five points, and are led by Steven Stamkos’ (4g/5a) nine points.
NBC Sports will showcase a group of Congressional Medal of Honor recipients that are being recognized by the Tampa Bay Lightning in pre-game ceremonies as part of its Wednesday Night Hockey coverage. Jeremy Roenick will interview Medal of Honor recipients during pre-game and game coverage on Wednesday night, and NHL Live will air a feature with interviews of both current Lightning players and Medal of Honor recipients.
Seven-time Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, who is in his 15th season as NBC Sports’ lead NHL play-by-play commentator, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk and ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Brian Boucher will call Penguins-Lightning from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.
STANLEY CUP FINAL REMATCH – BLUES-BRUINS – SATURDAY AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The defending Stanley Cup Champion Blues (4-2-3) handed the Avalanche their first regulation loss of the season on Monday as Vladimir Tarasenko factored on all three goals (1g/2a) in a 3-1 win in St. Louis. Boston (5-1-2) is off to a fast start this season, due in large part to David Pastrnak, who is tied for the NHL lead in goals (9) in eight games played.
This marks the first game between the two teams since their winner-take-all Game 7 in last year’s Stanley Cup Final – the most-watched NHL game on record – when nearly 9 million viewers watched the Blues beat the Bruins, 4-1, to capture their first-ever Stanley Cup.
Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Mike Milbury and ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Brian Boucher will call Blues-Bruins from TD Garden in Boston, Mass.
NHL HERITAGE CLASSIC – FLAMES-JETS ON SATURDAY AT 10 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The NHL Heritage Classic is an outdoor game series that is played exclusively between Canadian teams to celebrate the history and tradition of the country’s national sport. This year’s matchup, the fifth in the series, will feature the Jets and Flames at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Jets head coach Paul Maurice earned the 700th regular-season win of his career in a 1-0 shootout victory over the Oilers on Sunday night, becoming just the seventh coach in league history to reach the milestone. The Jets (5-5-0) host the Kings tonight.
The Flames (5-4-1) defeated the Ducks 2-1 on Sunday night behind 29 saves by netminder Cam Talbot and an assist from Johnny Gaudreau (3g/5a). The Flames host the Capitals tonight.
COLLEGE HOCKEY – NO. 5 NOTRE DAME VS. LAKE SUPERIOR STATE – FRIDAY AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Fighting Irish (2-0-0) began their 2019-20 campaign with two victories against Air Force. Colin Theisen recorded three goals and Mike O’Leary paced the team with five assists. Lake Superior State (2-4-0) dropped two-game series against Denver and Michigan after opening the season with a pair of wins against Merrimack. Fighting Irish head coach Jeff Jackson will face his former team, where he won a pair of national titles in 1992 and 1994 during his coaching tenure.
Tony Simeone (play-by-play) and Anson Carter (analyst) will have the call Friday night from Compton Family Ice Arena in Notre Dame, Ind.
Notre Dame will host Lake Superior State in the second game of their weekend series this Saturday at 6 p.m. ET. The game will stream live exclusively on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, will air live on NBC Sports Chicago+, and will air on SNY at 8 p.m. ET.
OUR LINE STARTS – NBC SPORTS’ NEW WEEKLY NHL PODCAST – AVAILABLE NOW
NBC Sports’ new weekly NHL podcast – Our Line Starts – has launched and is available now on all podcast platforms. New episodes of Our Line Starts will be released each Wednesday and will highlight the top stories of each week, including behind-the-scenes content and interviews conducted by NBC Sports’ NHL commentators.
Last week’s episode was hosted by Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter and features Pierre McGuire’s interview with current President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Canadiens Geoff Molson. Eddie Olczyk also calls in to discuss early season storylines in the NHL and shares stories from his newly published memoir: Beating the Odds in Hockey and in Life. Click here to listen to the show.
Our Line Starts joins NBC Sports’ growing roster of podcasts spanning the NFL, Premier League, NASCAR, and much more. Click here for more information.
2019-20 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN
NBC Sports is scheduled to present 109 games during the 2019-20 NHL regular season. All games will be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app to authenticated users via TV Everywhere. Click here for more info.
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 2019-20 NHL season via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for 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.