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Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
NBC SPORTS’ “WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY” FEATURES ORIGINAL SIX MATCHUP BETWEEN RED WINGS & RANGERS ON NBCSN
Wednesday Night Hockey – Red Wings-Rangers at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports’ NHL Viewership Best in Four Years, Up 24% vs. Last Season
NBCSN Doubleheader Tonight – Bruins-Canadiens at 7:30 p.m. ET; Blackhawks-Sharks at 10 p.m. ET
NHL Global Series – Lightning vs. Sabres in Stockholm, Sweden, on Friday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports to Premiere “The Russian Five” Documentary on NBCSN Following Wednesday Night Hockey
College Hockey – No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 9 Ohio State – Friday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 5, 2019 – NBC Sports presents a full slate of NHL coverage this week, highlighted by an Original Six matchup on Wednesday Night Hockey, as Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers host Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
This week’s NHL schedule on NBCSN kicks off tonight with a doubleheader beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET, when David Pastrnak and the Boston Bruins visit Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens at 7:30 p.m. ET. Coverage shifts west at 10 p.m. ET, when Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks travel to San Jose to take on Brent Burns and the Sharks.
NBC Sports will present live coverage of the 2019 NHL Global Series from Stockholm, Sweden this Friday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning face Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres. In addition to this week’s NHL coverage, NBC Sports presents a pair of top-ten college hockey teams this weekend, as No. 9 Ohio State visits No. 5 Notre Dame on Friday and Saturday night.
Liam McHugh will host Wednesday’s coverage on NHL Live alongside analysts Jeremy Roenick and Keith Jones and NHL insider Darren Dreger. Kathryn Tappen will anchor tonight’s studio coverage with Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter.
Following is this week’s NHL and college hockey schedule on NBCSN:
|Tues., November 5||NHL Live||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Boston at Montreal||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|Chicago at San Jose||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||12:30 p.m.*|
|Wed., November 6||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Wednesday Night Hockey – Detroit at New York||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||10:45 p.m.*|
|Fri., November 8||NHL Global Series – Tampa Bay at Buffalo^||NBCSN||2 p.m.|
|College Hockey – No. 9 Ohio St. vs. No. 5 Notre Dame||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Sat., November 9||College Hockey – No. 9 Ohio St. vs. No. 5 Notre Dame#||Streaming||7 p.m.|
*Immediately following game coverage
^played in Stockholm, Sweden
#streams exclusively on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY – RED WINGS-RANGERS AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Last night, the Red Wings (4-11-1) were defeated by the Nashville Predators 6-1. The Rangers (5-6-1) were also in action and fell to the Ottawa Senators 6-2, ending their two-game winning streak. Free agent signee Artemi Panarin (6g/6a) leads the team in goals and points. Pre-game coverage on NBCSN will be headlined by a feature on Red Wings alternate captain Dylan Larkin.
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 Red Wings-Rangers from Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y.
NBC SPORTS’ NHL VIEWERSHIP BEST IN FOUR YEARS, UP 24% VS. LAST SEASON
Through 15 games, NBC Sports has delivered its best NHL viewership in four years (since the 2015-16 season), averaging a Total Audience Delivery of 352,000 viewers, up 24% vs. last season through the same point (278,000 viewers). The viewership increase began with a strong Opening Night doubleheader, which delivered a combined Total Audience Delivery of 600,000 viewers, up 15% vs. last season’s Opening Night delivery (523,000 viewers).
“THE RUSSIAN FIVE” DOCUMENTARY TO PREMIERE ON NBCSN FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY
NBC Sports will premiere “The Russian Five” documentary, a feature on the first five Russians to play hockey together in the NHL, tomorrow, Wednesday, November 6, following Wednesday Night Hockey between the Red Wings and Rangers. The documentary tells the story of how Sergei Fedorov, Slava Fetisov, Vladimir Konstantinov, Slava Kozlov, and Igor Larionov were able to defect from their homeland and transform the Detroit Red Wings into perennial contenders and back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions in 1996-97 and 1997-98.
The documentary will air again throughout the course of the NHL regular season and playoffs on NBCSN. More details can be found here.
TONIGHT – BRUINS-CANADIENS AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Atlantic Division-leading Bruins (11-1-2) are paced by the top two point scorers in the league: David Pastrnak’s league-leading 29 points (14g/15a) and Brad Marchand with 28 (10g/18a). The Canadiens (7-5-2) came up short on Saturday night against the Dallas Stars in a 4-1 defeat and will return home to Bell Centre for tonight’s matchup, where the team is 3-3 this season.
Play-by-play commentator John Forslund and analyst Mike Milbury will have the call from Bell Centre in Montreal, Que.
TONIGHT – BLACKHAWKS-SHARKS AT 10 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
On Sunday night, the Blackhawks (4-6-3) defeated the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in overtime on a goal scored only 24 seconds into the period by Patrick Kane (4g/8a). The Sharks (4-10-1) have been paced by Brent Burns (3g/11a) and Evander Kane (8g/4a) in the early season and will look to end their five-game losing streak.
Randy Hahn (play-by-play) and Jamie Baker (analyst) will call the Blackhawks-Sharks matchup from SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.
NHL GLOBAL SERIES IN STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – LIGHTNING-SABRES ON FRIDAY AT 2 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The 2019 NHL Global Series marks the third straight year and eighth season overall that the NHL has traveled to Europe to play regular-season games, as Stockholm, Sweden will host two games between the Lightning (6-5-2) and Sabres (9-4-2) at Ericsson Globe on Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9. NBCSN will broadcast the first matchup on Friday at 2 p.m. ET.
The Lightning and Sabres rosters both feature some of the NHL’s top talent from across the world, including natives of Sweden. The Lightning roster is highlighted by captain Steven Stamkos, 2019 Hart Memorial Trophy winner Nikita Kucherov, and Swedish native Victor Hedman. The Sabres roster includes captain Jack Eichel, and Swedish natives Rasmus Dahlin, Marcus Johansson, Johan Larsson, Victor Olofsson and Linus Ullmark.
John Forslund (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call Friday’s matchup.
COLLEGE HOCKEY – NO. 5 NOTRE DAME VS. NO. 9 OHIO STATE ON FRIDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The No. 5 Fighting Irish (5-0-1) earned four points last weekend to open Big Ten play when they traveled to Minneapolis to face Minnesota in a two-game series. Cal Burke (4g/9a) has registered a point in all six Fighting Irish games this season. The No. 9 Buckeyes (6-1-1) began their Big Ten season with two home victories over the Michigan Wolverines last weekend.
Tony Simeone (play-by-play) and Anson Carter (analyst) will have the call Friday night from Compton Family Ice Arena in Notre Dame, Ind.
On Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET, the second matchup of the series will stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
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 Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp and Keith Jones, who discussed early season storylines and their favorite personal Halloween stories. The episode also features Pierre McGuire’s interview with Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Julien BriseBois. 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.
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