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Friday, June 12th, 2020
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS NEARLY 20 HOURS OF STANLEY CUP FINAL WEEK PROGRAMMING ON NBCSN THIS WEEKEND, HIGHLIGHTED BY BLUES, CAPITALS AND KINGS CUP VICTORIES
Game 5 Broadcast of Capitals First-Ever Championship Includes New Commentary from Capitals Cup-Clinching Goal Scorer Lars Eller and NBC Sports Washington Capitals Analyst Craig Laughlin
Jon Hamm, Blues Super-Fan Laila Anderson and Hockey Hall of Famer Bernie Federko Join Enhanced Broadcast of Blues’ Cup Victory on Sunday
Games 2 and 5 of 2014 Cup Final Won by the L.A. Kings Begins on NBCSN Tonight at 8 p.m. ET
Content to Stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 12, 2020 – NBC Sports presents nearly 20 hours of Stanley Cup Final Week programming this weekend, beginning tonight with the Los Angeles Kings 2014 Stanley Cup victory at 8 p.m. ET. The Washington Capitals and St. Louis Blues’ inaugural championships in 2018 and 2019 will be featured tomorrow and Sunday on NBCSN, respectively.
Kathryn Tappen will introduce tonight’s 2014 Stanley Cup Final broadcasts. Liam McHugh will introduce Games 1 and 5 of the 2018 Cup Final and be joined by Capitals forward Lars Eller, who scored the Stanley Cup winning goal, and NBC Sports Washington Capitals analyst Craig Laughlin during the Game 5 enhanced broadcast.
On Sunday, Tappen will host the concluding night of Stanley Cup Final Week and be joined by actor Jon Hamm, Blues super-fan Laila Anderson and Hockey Hall of Famer Bernie Federko during the presentation of Game 7.
Below is this weekend’s highlighted Stanley Cup Final Week content:
- Tonight, Friday, June 12: 2014 Stanley Cup Final – Games 2 and 5
- Saturday, June 13: 2018 Stanley Cup Final – Games 1 and 5
- Sunday, June 14: 2019 Stanley Cup Final – Game 7
Programming will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
TONIGHT, 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 tonight. 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.
|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|
2014 STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME 2 AT 8 P.M. ET
For the second consecutive game to start the Cup Final, Los Angeles overcame a multi-goal deficit to force overtime. In Game 2, the Kings scored a pair of 3rd period goals to tie the score at 4, before captain Dustin Brown scored the double overtime winner to give L.A. a 2-0 series lead.
Seven-time Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk and ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire called the matchup from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
2014 STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME 5 AT 9:30 P.M. ET
In another double-overtime affair, Alec Martinez played hero for Los Angeles in Game 5. Tied at two, Martinez scored off a rebound from Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist to propel the Kings to their second Stanley Cup in three years.
Emrick, Olczyk and McGuire called the action from STAPLES Center.
2014 LOS ANGELES KINGS CHAMPIONSHIP FILM AT 11 P.M. ET
The film provides an inside look into Los Angeles’ 2014 Stanley Cup title with exclusive footage chronicling the sights and sounds of their championship season, including interviews with players and coaches.
SATURDAY, JUNE 13 – 2018 STANLEY CUP FINAL
Tomorrow kicks off back-to-back nights highlighting franchises winning their first-ever Stanley Cups, 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 first-ever title. Ovechkin was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy.
|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||2:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
2018 STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME 1 AT 8 P.M. ET
Game 1 marked the first-ever Stanley Cup appearance for the expansion Golden Knights and second appearance for the Capitals. The high scoring affair featured a Cup-record four lead changes throughout the game. Behind two goals by Tomas Nosek, the Golden Knights won their first-ever Stanley Cup game, 6-4.
Emrick, Olczyk and McGuire called the matchup from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
2018 STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME 5 AT 9:30 P.M. ET & 1 A.M. ET
Behind a goal from Alex Ovechkin, which marked his team-record 15th of the playoffs, and then 3rd period goals from Devante Smith-Pelly and Lars Eller to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 lead, the Capitals rallied to beat the Golden Knights and claim their first-ever Stanley Cup.
McHugh will introduce Saturday’s coverage and be joined by Lars Eller and NBC Sports Washington Capitals analyst Craig Laughlin during the broadcast. 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.
Emrick, Olczyk and McGuire were on the call for the clinching matchup from T-Mobile Arena.
2018 WASHINGTON CAPITALS CHAMPIONSHIP FILM AT 11 P.M. ET
The film provides an inside look into Washington’s first-ever Stanley Cup title in 2018 with exclusive footage chronicling the sights and sounds of their championship season, including interviews with players and coaches.
GAMECHANGERS: KNIGHT FEVER AT 2:30 A.M. ET
This 30-minute special chronicles the improbable rise and triumph of the NHL expansion Vegas Golden Knights in their inaugural season. The evocative program recounts the brief history of the franchise, including the widely-anticipated team name and logo reveal outside of T-Mobile Arena in November 2016 as well as the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft; and the emotional home-opener that took place in October just nine days after tragedy struck the Las Vegas community, claiming 58 lives. KNIGHT FEVER features interviews with Vegas owner Bill Foley, then-general manager George McPhee, goaltender Marc-André Fleury and defenseman Deryk Engelland, among others.
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.
|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|
|NHL Top 10: Stanley Cup Moments||2:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
2019 STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME 7 AT 10 P.M. ET & 12:30 A.M. ET
In a decisive Game 7, St. Louis jumped out to a four-goal advantage behind goals from four different players. The Blues held on for a 4-1 victory to win the franchise’s first-ever Stanley Cup.
Tappen will be joined by actor Jon Hamm, Blues super-fan Laila Anderson and Hockey Hall of Famer Bernie Federko during the broadcast. 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.
Emrick, Olczyk, and McGuire called the Game 7 matchup from TD Garden in Boston, Mass.
2019 ST. LOUIS BLUES CHAMPIONSHIP FILM AT 11:30 P.M. ET
The film provides an inside look into the Blues improbable Stanley Cup Championship run with exclusive footage chronicling the sights and sounds of their season, including interviews with players and coaches.
#HOCKEYATHOME: 2019 ST. LOUIS BLUES VIRTUAL REUNION AT 2 A.M. ET
Co-hosted by Kathryn Tappen, this 30-minute virtual reunion includes current members of the defending 2019 Stanley Cup Champions that took place during the league’s pause via video conference.
NHL TOP 10: STANLEY CUP MOMENTS AT 2:30 A.M. ET
This 30-minute special is a countdown of the top 10 Stanley Cup moments of all-time.