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Friday, June 5th, 2020
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS STANLEY CUP FINAL WEEK WITH CLASSIC STANLEY CUP GAMES FROM PAST DECADE, STARTING MONDAY, JUNE 8, ON NBCSN
50+ Hours of Stanley Cup Classics Presented on NBCSN Throughout Week
Cup Final Series Include Capitals and Blues’ Inaugural Championships, Sidney Crosby and Penguins 2009 Victory, Chicago’s Wins in 2010 and 2013, and Bruins & Kings Cup Wins
Saturday and Sunday Broadcasts to Include New Commentary from Actor and Blues Fan Jon Hamm, Blues Super-fan Laila Anderson and Capitals Cup-Clinching Goal Scorer Lars Eller
During NHL Pause, NBC Sports Has Presented Nearly 230 Hours of Hockey Programming Featuring All 31 Franchises
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 5, 2020 – NBC Sports presents Stanley Cup Final Week on NBCSN, reliving classic Stanley Cup Final games and original films and shows from the past decade across seven nights, beginning on Monday, June 8.
The memorable Stanley Cup broadcasts include the Washington Capitals and St. Louis Blues’ inaugural championships the past two seasons, Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins victory in 2009, the Chicago Blackhawks’ wins in 2010 and 2013, as well as the Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings Cup wins in 2011 and 2014, respectively.
Kathryn Tappen and Liam McHugh will introduce matchups throughout the week. Saturday and Sunday’s Stanley Cup clinching broadcasts will feature new commentary from actor and Blues fan Jon Hamm, 12-year-old Blues super-fan Laila Anderson and Capitals forward Lars Eller, who scored the 2018 Stanley Cup winning goal.
Below is each night’s highlighted Stanley Cup Final Week content:
- Monday, June 8: 2009 Stanley Cup Final
- Tuesday, June 9: 2010 Stanley Cup Final
- Wednesday, June 10: 2011 Stanley Cup Final
- Thursday, June 11: 2013 Stanley Cup Final
- Friday, June 12: 2014 Stanley Cup Final
- Saturday, June 13: 2018 Stanley Cup Final
- Sunday, June 14: 2019 Stanley Cup Final
Programming will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
During the NHL’s pause beginning on March 12, NBC Sports has presented nearly 230 hours of hockey programming, including appearances in game replays by all 31 NHL franchises. In addition to Stanley Cup Final Week, during which the three-month mark of the league’s hiatus will be reached, innovative encore broadcast presentations with new commentary have been featured across Hockey Happy Hour and Hockey Week in America on NBC and NBCSN.
MONDAY, JUNE 8 – 2009 STANLEY CUP FINAL
The opening night of Stanley Cup Final Week features Game 2, 6 and 7 from the 2009 Stanley Cup Final that was won by Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins, after rallying from 2-0 and 3-2 series deficits, against the Detroit Red Wings. Evgeni Malkin won the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP in this rematch of the 2008 Stanley Cup, which was won by the Red Wings.
Kathryn Tappen will introduce the opening night.
|NHL Hat Trick Trivia Hosted by P.K. Subban (Episode 3)||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2009 Stanley Cup Final Game 2: Pittsburgh vs. Detroit||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2009 Stanley Cup Final Game 6: Detroit vs. Pittsburgh||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2009 Stanley Cup Final Game 7: Pittsburgh vs. Detroit||9 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2009 Pittsburgh Penguins Championship Film||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2009 Stanley Cup Final Game 7: Pittsburgh vs. Detroit||12:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Gamechangers: All-Time Greats||2:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
TUESDAY, JUNE 9 – 2010 STANLEY CUP FINAL
On the tenth anniversary of the Blackhawks clinching Game 6 to win the 2010 Stanley Cup Final, Games 1, 3 and 6 of the Cup Final between the Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Blackhawks highlight NBCSN’s coverage on Tuesday. In overtime of Game 6, the Blackhawks won the Cup, ending their championship drought, which was the longest active streak in the NHL at the time. Jonathan Toews won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
Liam McHugh will host Tuesday’s coverage. The clinching Game 6 matchup averaged 8.3 million viewers, ranking as the third-most watched NHL game on record and most watched non-Game 7 since 1994.
|Who Wore It Best? (Episode 4)||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2010 Stanley Cup Final Game 1: Philadelphia vs. Chicago||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2010 Stanley Cup Final Game 3: Chicago vs. Philadelphia||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2010 Stanley Cup Final Game 6: Chicago vs. Philadelphia||9 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2010 Stanley Cup Final Game 3: Chicago vs. Philadelphia||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2010 Stanley Cup Final Game 6: Chicago vs. Philadelphia||1 a.m.||NBCSN|
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10 – 2011 STANLEY CUP FINAL
On Wednesday, NBCSN will present Game 6 and 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks. Behind a 4-0 shutout win in Game 7, the Bruins ended a 39-year Stanley Cup drought with the victory. Boston goaltender Tim Thomas won the Conn Smythe Trophy.
Tappen will host Stanley Cup Final Week on Wednesday. Game 7 drew 8.5 million viewers, ranking as the second most-watched NHL game on record since 1994.
|Skates & Plates||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2011 Stanley Cup Final Game 6: Vancouver vs. Boston||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2011 Stanley Cup Final Game 7: Boston vs. Vancouver||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2011 Boston Bruins Championship Film||11:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2011 Stanley Cup Final Game 7: Boston vs. Vancouver||1 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Top 10: All-Time Records
THURSDAY, JUNE 11 – 2013 STANLEY CUP FINAL
Three matchups from the 2013 Cup Final (Games 2, 4 and 6) between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins will be featured Thursday. Chicago won the championship in a thrilling last-minute comeback in Game 6, claiming their second Cup win in four years after also winning the title in 2010. Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks won MVP.
McHugh will introduce coverage on Thursday night. The clinching Game 6 drew 8.2 million viewers to stand as the second-most watched Stanley Cup Final Game 6 on record since 1994.
|2013 Stanley Cup Final Game 2: Boston vs. Chicago||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2013 Stanley Cup Final Game 4: Chicago vs. Boston||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2013 Stanley Cup Final Game 6: Chicago vs. Boston||9 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2013 Chicago Blackhawks Championship Film||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2013 Stanley Cup Final Game 6: Chicago vs. Boston||12:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Gamechangers: All-Time Greats||2:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
FRIDAY, JUNE 12 – 2014 STANLEY CUP FINAL
NBCSN presents the Los Angeles Kings victory in the 2014 Stanley Cup Final against the New York Rangers on Friday. Los Angeles’ double-overtime victory in Game 2 will be followed by another double-overtime thriller in Game 5, as Alec Martinez of the Kings clinched their second Cup in three years following the franchise’s first-ever championship in 2012. The Kings’ Justin Williams won MVP.
On Friday, Tappen will host coverage of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final broadcasts.
|2014 Stanley Cup Final Game 2: New York Rangers vs. Los Angeles||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2014 Stanley Cup Final Game 5: New York Rangers vs. Los Angeles||9:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2014 Los Angeles Kings Championship Film||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
SATURDAY, JUNE 13 – 2018 STANLEY CUP FINAL
Saturday kicks off back-to-back nights highlighting franchises’ winning their first-ever Cup, beginning with the Washington Capitals in 2018. Facing the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals rallied from a Game 1 loss to win four straight and capture Washington’s inaugural title. Ovechkin was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy.
McHugh will introduce Saturday’s coverage and be joined by Capitals forward Lars Eller, who scored the Stanley Cup winning goal, during the Game 5 broadcast.
The Stanley Cup-clinching Game 5 had a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 6.7 million viewers to rank as NBC’s most-watched Game 5 on record and the most watched Game 5 on any network since 2002.
|2018 Stanley Cup Final Game 1: Washington vs. Vegas||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2018 Stanley Cup Final Game 5: Washington vs. Vegas||9:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2018 Washington Capitals Championship Film||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2018 Stanley Cup Final Game 5: Washington vs. Vegas||1 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Gamechangers: KNIGHT FEVER
SUNDAY, JUNE 14 – 2019 STANLEY CUP FINAL
The concluding night of Stanley Cup Final Week highlights last year’s historic Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins. The deciding Game 7, won by the Blues, capped the team’s memorable turnaround from last place in the NHL standings in January, to the franchise’s first-ever Cup. Ryan O’Reilly won the Conn Smythe Trophy.
Tappen will host the concluding night of Stanley Cup Final Week and be joined by actor Jon Hamm and Blues super-fan Laila Anderson during the presentation of Game 7.
Game 7 on NBC had a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 8.9 million viewers to rank as the most-watched NHL game on record since 1994.
|2019 Stanley Cup Final Game 7: St. Louis vs. Boston||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2019 St. Louis Blues Championship Film||11:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2019 Stanley Cup Final Game 7: St. Louis vs. Boston||12:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|#HockeyAtHome: 2019 St. Louis Blues Virtual Reunion||2 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Top 10: Stanley Cup Moments||2:30 a.m.||NBCSN|