FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
GRETZKY, OVECHKIN, CROSBY, ORR, PARENT AND YZERMAN HEADLINE TONIGHT’S NBC SPORTS FROM THE VAULT NHL CLASSICS AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
1974 Stanley Cup Final Bruins-Flyers Game 6, Crosby-Ovechkin 2006 Regular-Season Showdown & 1991 NHL All-Star Game Featured Tonight
NBC Sports’ NHL Host Kathryn Tappen will Introduce Tonight’s Coverage and Interview Bernie Parent During 1974 Stanley Cup Final Game 6
50+ Hours of Classic Sports Moments from Notre Dame Football, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl, NHL Classics, French Open & PGA TOUR Throughout the Week
Content to Stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 28, 2020 – NBC Sports From the Vault continues tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with historic NHL regular-season, All-Star and Stanley Cup Final matchups featuring all-time greats such as Wayne Gretzky, Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Bobby Orr, Bernie Parent and Steve Yzerman.
This week, NBC Sports will be presenting more than 50 hours of classic sports events from the past 45+ years throughout the week, featuring Notre Dame Football, the Rose Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, NHL classics, French Open and PGA TOUR.
NBC Sports’ NHL host Kathryn Tappen will introduce tonight’s hockey coverage. Match presentations will include a specialized ticker featuring live tweets. Fans can tweet #NBCSNVault for the chance to see their tweets live on air.
Programming will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
TUESDAY, APRIL 28 – NHL CLASSICS
|Boston vs. Philadelphia (1974 Stanley Cup Final, Game 6)||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Pittsburgh vs. Washington (2006-07 Regular Season, Dec. 11, 2006)||9:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|1991 NHL All-Star Game||Midnight||NBCSN|
|#HockeyAtHome: Wayne Gretzky & Alex Ovechkin Interview (encore)||2 a.m.||NBCSN|
BRUINS-FLYERS (1974 STANLEY CUP FINAL, GAME 6) AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
In front of a raucous Philadelphia crowd, Flyers goaltender Bernie Parent recorded a 30-save shutout against Bobby Orr and the Bruins, helping Philadelphia win the game 1-0 to claim the franchise’s first-ever Stanley Cup championship. Parent was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
Throughout the matchup, Tappen interviews the Hockey Hall of Famer Parent.
Tim Ryan (play-by-play) and Ted Lindsay (analyst) called the Stanley Cup matchup from The Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pa.
PENGUINS-CAPITALS (DECEMBER 11, 2006) AT 9:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
This regular-season matchup in 2006 marked the first NHL game featuring Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, and Evgeni Malkin. Crosby and Malkin both scored goals and Ovechkin recorded two assists. The Penguins registered a four-goal comeback win, defeating the Capitals, 5-4, in a memorable shootout.
Joe Beninati (play-by-play) and Daryl Reaugh (analyst) had the call from Verizon Center in Washington D.C.
1991 NHL ALL-STAR GAME AT MIDNIGHT ET ON NBCSN
The 1991 edition of the NHL All-Star Game featured nineteen future Hockey Hall of Famers. The Campbell Conference included hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, Red Wings center Steve Yzerman and Mark Messier of the Oilers. Islanders center Pat LaFontaine, Bruins defenseman Ray Bourque and goaltender Patrick Roy represented the Wales Conference.
Behind four goals from Maple Leafs forward Vincent Damphousse, the Campbell Conference won 11-5. The matchup was held two days following the beginning of Operation Desert Storm during the Gulf War, and the patriotic presentation of the national anthem at Chicago Stadium is still remembered to this day.
Marv Albert (play-by-play), John Davidson (analyst) and Bill Clement (reporter) called the 1991 NHL All-Star Game at Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Ill.
#HOCKEYATHOME: WAYNE GRETZKY AND ALEX OVECHKIN INTERVIEW AT 2 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
An encore of the first-ever joint interview between Gretzky and Ovechkin hosted by NBC Sports’ Tappen will be featured at 2 a.m. ET. The pair touch on a wide-range of topics, including Ovechkin’s pursuit of Gretzky’s career goals record, the state of the NHL, and their lives off the ice.
Below is each night’s highlighted content throughout the week:
- Tuesday, April 28: NHL Classics
- Wednesday, April 29: Notre Dame Football
- Thursday, April 30: Orange Bowl
- Friday, May 1: Fiesta Bowl and Orange Bowl
- Saturday, May 2: Rose Bowl
- Sunday, May 3: PGA TOUR (THE PLAYERS Championship and Arnold Palmer Invitational)