FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

NBC SPORTS’ “WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY” FEATURES DEFENDING STANLEY CUP CHAMPION ST. LOUIS BLUES VS. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS THIS WEEK ON NBCSN

Wednesday Night Hockey – Blues-Penguins at 8 p.m. ET; Pre-Game Coverage Begins with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Tonight on NBCSN – Lightning-Predators at 8 p.m. ET

NASCAR Champions Kyle Busch and Joey Logano Make Guest Appearances on Tonight’s NHL Coverage as Part of NBC Sports and NASCAR’s “Nashville Takeover” This Week

*Programming Alert* – NBC Sports Flexes Into New York Islanders vs. Boston Bruins Matchup on December 19

College Hockey – No. 9 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Boston College – Streaming Across NBC Sports Sunday at 5 p.m. ET

Our Line Starts – NBC Sports New Weekly NHL Podcast – Available Now

STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 3, 2019 – Ryan O’Reilly and the defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues visit Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins on this week’s edition of Wednesday Night Hockey tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

NBCSN’s NHL coverage this week begins tonight at 8 p.m. ET, when Roman Josi and the Nashville Predators host Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

In addition, NBC Sports will present a Top 10 college hockey clash on Sunday with exclusive live streaming coverage of the No. 9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. the No. 10 Boston College Eagles at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. The game will also be televised live on NBC Sports Philadelphia+.

Liam McHugh will host Wednesday’s coverage on NHL Live alongside analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones and NHL insider Bob McKenzie. Tonight’s studio coverage will be hosted by Paul Burmeister alongside analysts Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter.

Following is this week’s hockey schedule across NBC Sports:

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Tues., December 3 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
  Tampa Bay at Nashville NBCSN 8 p.m.
  NHL Overtime NBCSN 10:45 p.m.*
Wed., December 4 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
  Wednesday Night Hockey – St. Louis at Pittsburgh NBCSN 8 p.m.
  NHL Overtime NBCSN 10:45 p.m.*
Sun., December 8 No. 9 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Boston College Streaming^ 5 p.m.

*Immediately following game coverage
^Television coverage on NBC Sports Philadelphia+ and streaming on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app

WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY – BLUES-PENGUINS AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The defending Stanley Cup Champion Blues (18-5-6) lead the Western Conference with 42 points following a 4-0 shutout win vs. Chicago last night to extend their road point streak to 10 games. The Penguins (14-9-4) fell to the Blues 5-2 on Saturday, but have earned at least a point in seven of their last ten games. Evgeni Malkin (6g/16a) recorded an assist in Saturday’s loss to increase his point total to 15 in his past eight games.

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 Blues-Penguins from PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa.

TONIGHT – LIGHTNING-PREDATORS AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Lightning (12-9-3) lost 3-2 to the Hurricanes on Saturday despite a late rally behind goals from Brayden Point (10g/10a) and Tyler Johnson (5g/6a) in the final period. The Predators (12-10-4) fell to the Panthers on Saturday, 3-0, marking the first time the club was shut out this season. Defenseman Roman Josi (7g/17a) paces the Preds in both points and assists.

Play-by-play commentator John Forslund and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call the action from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

In addition, NASCAR champions Kyle Busch (2019) and Joey Logano (2018) are scheduled to make guest appearances during tonight’s NHL coverage as part of NBC Sports and NASCAR’s “Nashville Takeover” this week, highlighted by the NASCAR Awards from Nashville this Thursday night on NBCSN.

Busch will join pre-game coverage and Logano will join McGuire ‘Inside-the-Glass’ during the second period. Busch also made a guest appearance on last night’s WWE Raw event on USA Network.

*PROGRAMMING ALERT* – NBC SPORTS FLEXES INTO NEW YORK ISLANDERS VS. BOSTON BRUINS MATCHUP ON DECEMBER 19

NBC Sports has announced it has flexed into the Thursday, December 19 matchup between the New York Islanders and Boston Bruins. Boston (19-3-5) is currently tied for the NHL lead in points (43) while the Islanders (18-5-2) are coming off a recent 17-game point streak (15-0-2).

Pre-game coverage will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET followed by game coverage at 7 p.m. ET and will be blacked out in the Boston market.

COLLEGE HOCKEY – NO. 9 NOTRE DAME VS. NO. 10 BOSTON COLLEGE – ON NBC SPORTS PHILADELPHIA+ AND STREAMING AT 5 P.M. ET ON SUNDAY

In a battle of two top-ten ranked teams on Sunday, the No. 9 Fighting Irish (8-4-2) will look to build off their strong play at home this season where they are 6-1-0. Senior forward Mike O’Leary leads the team with 16 points. The No. 10 Boston College Eagles (9-4-0) will have their sights set on extending their seven-game winning streak when they host the Fighting Irish at the Conte Forum on Friday and then travel to the Compton Family Ice Arena in Notre Dame, Ind., on Sunday.

Notre Dame alumnus Conor Clingen (play-by-play) and current Notre Dame student Austin Rooney (analyst) will call Sunday’s matchup.

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 Anson Carter, who discussed accusations surrounding former Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters. The episode also features Pierre McGuire’s interview with St. Louis Blues head coach Craig Berube and a phone call with Brian Boucher discussing shootouts. Click here to listen to the show.

Carter on social progress throughout the NHL: “You can’t police everything, and you can’t paint everyone with the same brush, but you have to have those conversations with everyone and let people know that this is unacceptable. You can’t have these attitudes take part in our league. The world is changing, you have more players that are diverse in the NHL than ever before … if you’re not willing to change with the game, then get out of the game.”

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.

–NBC SPORTS–