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Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
NBC SPORTS’ “PUSH FOR THE PLAYOFFS” HEADLINED BY BRUINS-FLYERS CLASH TONIGHT ON NBCSN
Top-Four Eastern Conference Clash: Bruins-Flyers Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Wednesday Night Hockey – Sharks-Blackhawks at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN; NHL Live Begins at 7 p.m. ET
Sunday on NBCSN – Western Conference Playoff Contenders Predators-Wild Face Off at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Historic Blues-Blackhawks NHL Telecast on NBCSN Featuring All-Women Commentators and Production Team Delivers Ratings Milestones
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 10, 2020 – Two of the best teams in the NHL highlight NBC Sports’ “Push for the Playoffs” this week, as David Pastrnak and the league-leading Boston Bruins visit Claude Giroux and the surging Philadelphia Flyers tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
This week’s Wednesday Night Hockey matchup features Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks facing off against Brent Burns and the San Jose Sharks at 8 p.m. ET. Coverage begins with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET.
Sunday evening’s matchup on NBCSN features a pair of teams vying in the Western Conference Wild Card race, when Kevin Fiala and the Minnesota Wild host Roman Josi and the Nashville Predators at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Tonight’s studio coverage will be hosted by Kathryn Tappen with Patrick Sharp and Mike Milbury. Liam McHugh will host Wednesday’s coverage on NHL Live alongside analysts Keith Jones and Sharp. Sunday’s studio coverage will be hosted by Tappen alongside Milbury and Jones.
Following is this week’s NHL schedule across NBC Sports:
|Tues., March 10||NHL Live||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Boston at Philadelphia^||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||9:45 p.m.*|
|Wed., March 11||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Wednesday Night Hockey – San Jose at Chicago||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||10:45 p.m.*|
|Sun., March 15||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Nashville at Minnesota||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime||NBCSN||10:15 p.m.*|
*Immediately following game coverage
^subject to local blackout
TONIGHT – BRUINS-FLYERS AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The league-leading Bruins (43-14-12, 98 pts) had their four-game winning streak snapped on Saturday when they fell to the Lightning, 5-3. David Pastrnak scored in the loss and is currently tied for the league lead in goals (48). Brad Marchand (28g/58a) recorded an assist to extend his point streak to 12 games, the longest active streak in the league.
The Flyers (41-20-7, 89 pts) are the hottest team in the NHL, riding a nine-game winning streak into tonight’s clash with Boston, and can take over the Metropolitan Division lead with a win. Philadelphia has the best home record in the league, owning a 25-5-4 record at Wells Fargo Center.
Play-by-play commentator John Walton and analyst Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will call the action from Philadelphia, Pa.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY – SHARKS-BLACKHAWKS AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Sharks (29-35-5, 63 pts) fell to the Avalanche 4-3 on Sunday. In the defeat, Timo Meier (21g/26a) registered two assists, adding to his team leading point total.
The Blackhawks (31-30-8, 70 pts) were shut out by the Blues, 2-0, this past Sunday on NBCSN. Patrick Kane (31g/51a) leads the team in points and ranks eighth in the league.
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 Sharks-Blackhawks from United Center in Chicago, Ill.
SUNDAY – PREDATORS-WILD AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Nashville (34-26-8, 76 pts) is currently one point behind Minnesota (35-27-7, 77 pts) for the second Wild Card spot in the West. The Predators are coming off back-to-back shutouts of the Dallas Stars, including a 1-0 win in Dallas on Saturday. Goaltender Juuse Saros registered 37 saves in the win and recorded his fourth shutout of the season.
The Wild have won eight of their past 11 matchups, including a 5-4 overtime win on Sunday over the Ducks. Kevin Fiala (23g/31a) leads the club in points and scored two goals in the win.
Play-by-play commentator Chris Cuthbert and analyst AJ Mleczko will call the action at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
HISTORIC BLUES-BLACKHAWKS NHL TELECAST ON NBCSN FEATURING ALL-WOMEN COMMENTATORS AND PRODUCTION TEAM DELIVERS RATINGS MILESTONES
Sunday night’s Blues-Blackhawks game on NBCSN, which was the first NHL telecast in the U.S. to feature an all-women game commentary and production team, delivered ratings milestones. The game averaged a Total Audience Delivery of 562,000 viewers, which stands as NBCSN’s most-watched NHL regular-season game in nearly a year (Phi-Pit; 3/17/19; 730,000 viewers), excluding Wednesday Night Hockey games. Overall, Blues-Blackhawks was NBCSN’s fourth-most watched NHL game of the season.
OUR LINE STARTS – NBC SPORTS’ 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 McHugh, Jones and Olczyk, who discussed current storylines throughout the league, including reactions to the GM meetings and which teams are in the best positions to make playoff runs. The episode also features an interview between McGuire and Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman.
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 114 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.