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Monday, November 18th, 2019
ALEX OVECHKIN AND WASHINGTON CAPITALS FACE ARTEMI PANARIN AND N.Y. RANGERS ON “WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY” THIS WEEK ON NBCSN
Wednesday Night Hockey – Capitals-Rangers at 8 p.m. ET; Pre-Game Coverage Begins with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Tuesday Night Doubleheader on NBCSN – Lightning-Blues at 8 p.m. ET; Connor McDavid and Oilers Visit Sharks at 10:30 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 18, 2019 – Alex Ovechkin and the league-leading Washington Capitals make their second consecutive Wednesday Night Hockey appearance this week, when they travel to Madison Square Garden to face Artemi Panarin and the New York Rangers on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Western Conference leaders will be featured on Tuesday’s NHL doubleheader on NBCSN starting at 8 p.m. ET, when Ryan O’Reilly and the defending Stanley Cup Champion and Central Division-leading St. Louis Blues host Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Coverage on NBCSN shifts west at 10:30 p.m. ET, when Connor McDavid and the Pacific Division-leading Edmonton Oilers travel to San Jose to face Brent Burns and the San Jose Sharks.
Kathryn Tappen will host Wednesday’s coverage on NHL Live alongside analysts Keith Jones and Mike Milbury and NHL insider Bob McKenzie. Tomorrow night’s studio coverage will be hosted by Paul Burmeister alongside analysts Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter.
Following is this week’s NHL schedule on NBCSN:
|Tues., November 19||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Tampa Bay at St. Louis||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Edmonton at San Jose||NBCSN||10:30 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||1 a.m.*|
|Wed., November 20||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Wednesday Night Hockey – Washington at New York Rangers||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||10:45 p.m.*|
|Hockey Fights Cancer: Eddie Olczyk||NBCSN||11:30 p.m.|
*Immediately following game coverage
WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY – CAPITALS-RANGERS AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Capitals (15-3-4) lead the league with 34 points following a 3-2 shootout win vs. Boston on Saturday night to extend their road point streak to nine games. Alex Ovechkin enters the week tied for third in the NHL in goals (14) ahead of Washington’s game tonight against Anaheim. The Rangers (8-8-2) fell to the Florida Panthers, 4-3, on Saturday. Artemi Panarin (9g/14a) increased his consecutive point streak to 11 games registering a goal and assist in the loss.
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 Capitals-Rangers from Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y.
TOMORROW – LIGHTNING-BLUES AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Steven Stamkos netted his 400th career NHL goal on Saturday night, but the Lightning (9-6-2) lost 4-3 to the Winnipeg Jets to snap a three-game winning streak. The defending Stanley Cup Champion Blues (12-4-5) currently lead the Central Division, but fell to the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday, 4-1, ending their nine-game point streak.
Play-by-play commentator Kenny Albert and analyst Pierre McGuire will call the action from Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo.
TOMORROW – OILERS-SHARKS AT 10:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Pacific Division-leading Oilers (13-6-3) lost to Dallas, 5-4, in overtime on Saturday. In the loss, Connor McDavid (14g/26a) collected three assists to become the second player to reach the 40-point mark this season, joining teammate Leon Draisaitl (16g/27a) atop the league’s point standings. The Sharks (10-10-1) are riding a six-game winning streak into this week’s action following a 4-3 shootout win vs. Detroit on Saturday.
Randy Hahn (play-by-play) and analysts Kendall Coyne Schofield and Bret Hedican will call the Oilers-Sharks contest from SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.
EDDIE OLCZYK DISCUSSES CAREER AND BATTLE WITH CANCER IN 30-MINUTE SPECIAL ON NBCSN FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY
NHL on NBC analyst and 2019 NHL Hockey Fights Cancer ambassador Eddie Olczyk discusses his career and fight with colon cancer in an interview with Kathryn Tappen in a 30-minute special this Wednesday at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN following Wednesday Night Hockey. Olczyk was named the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer ambassador earlier this month and November marks Hockey Fights Cancer Month throughout the league.
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 Paul Burmeister, Patrick Sharp and Keith Jones, who discussed early season storylines and weighed in on candidates for the 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame class. The episode also features Pierre McGuire’s interview with Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet. 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.