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Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
NHL THANKSGIVING SHOWDOWN – N.Y. RANGERS VS. BOSTON BRUINS – BLACK FRIDAY AT 1 P.M. ET ON NBC
Matchup Marks 8th NHL on NBC Thanksgiving Showdown; 28th Time Bruins Playing on Holiday Weekend
Patrick Kane and Blackhawks Take on Tyler Seguin and Stars Tonight on NBCSN at 8 p.m. ET
Tomorrow on NBCSN – Flyers-Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 26, 2019 – NBC Sports presents the 2019 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown this Black Friday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC, when league-leading goal scorer David Pastrnak and the Atlantic Division-leading Boston Bruins host Artemi Panarin and the New York Rangers, marking the first of 12 NHL games that will air on NBC during the 2019-20 regular season.
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 the 2019 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown.
NBC Sports brings NHL Live on the road for Friday’s Thanksgiving Showdown on NBC, with Kathryn Tappen hosting studio coverage on-site from TD Garden alongside analysts Keith Jones and Mike Milbury.
NBC Sports’ week of NHL coverage begins tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Tyler Seguin and the surging Dallas Stars travel to Chicago to face Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks.
Coverage continues Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN as Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers match up against Pierre-Luc Dubois and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Tonight’s studio coverage will be hosted by Tappen alongside analysts Jones and Patrick Sharp. Tomorrow night’s studio coverage will be anchored by Tappen and analysts Jones and Anson Carter.
Following is this week’s NHL schedule on NBCSN:
|Tues., November 26||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Dallas at Chicago^||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||10:45 p.m.*|
|Wed., November 27||NHL Live||NBCSN||6 p.m.|
|Philadelphia at Columbus^||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||9:45 p.m.*|
|Fri., November 29||Thanksgiving Showdown: N.Y. Rangers at Boston||NBC||1 p.m.|
*Immediately following game coverage
^subject to local blackouts
2019 NHL THANKSGIVING SHOWDOWN – RANGERS-BRUINS AT 1 P.M. ET ON NBC
The Bruins (15-3-5) lead the Atlantic Division with 35 points following a 5-4 overtime win vs. Minnesota on Saturday to extend their season-opening home point streak to 13 games (9-0-4). David Pastrnak enters the night leading the NHL in goals (20), and teammate Brad Marchand (16g/23a) ranks third in the league in points with 39. The Rangers (11-9-2) are coming off a 3-2 overtime win against the Wild on Monday night and host Carolina on Wednesday. Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves on Monday to earn his 455th career regular season win, moving into fifth place on the NHL’s all-time list.
Studio coverage on NHL Live on NBC will be highlighted by features on Lundqvist, Bruins defenseman Torey Krug, and Rangers rookie defenseman Adam Fox.
TONIGHT – STARS-BLACKHAWKS AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
This marks the second meeting between the Stars (15-8-2) and Blackhawks (9-9-5) in four days, as Dallas defeated Chicago, 2-1, in a shootout on Saturday. The Stars are on a franchise record-tying seven-game winning streak following Monday’s 4-2 win against Vegas and are paced by Tyler Seguin’s (6g/15a) 21 points. The Blackhawks, winners of five out of their last ten games (5-3-2), are led by Patrick Kane’s (11g/19a) 30 points, tied for seventh-best in the league.
Play-by-play commentator John Forslund and analyst AJ Mleczko will call the action from United Center in Chicago, Ill.
TOMORROW – FLYERS-BLUE JACKETS AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Flyers (12-7-5) enter this Metropolitan Division matchup following a 2-1 victory against the Canucks last night. The Blue Jackets (10-9-4) also earned two points last night when they shut out the Senators 1-0 and have won four of their last five games. Pierre-Luc Dubois (10g/7a) leads the team with 17 points and has four goals in his last five games.
Play-by-play commentator Gord Miller and ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call the action from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
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, Keith Jones, and Mike Milbury, with a special appearance by Bob McKenzie who discussed the breaking news of the firing of former Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock. The episode also features Pierre McGuire’s interview with Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley. 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.