Monday, August 24th, 2020


NBC Sports’ 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Exclusivity Begins with Second Round and Continues Through Stanley Cup Final

Exclusive Coverage of Every Second Round Game to Air Across NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC and Digital Platforms

(1) Philadelphia Flyers and (6) New York Islanders Face Off in Game 1 of Second Round Series Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN

(2) Colorado Avalanche Look to Tie Series vs. (3) Dallas Stars in Game 2 Tonight at 9:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. August 24, 2020 – NBC Sports today announced broadcast details for its Second Round coverage of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, with exclusive coverage of every Second Round game airing across NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC and digital platforms. Tonight’s coverage begins with the (1) Philadelphia Flyers facing off against the (6) New York Islanders in Game 1 at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. John Forslund will call the matchup alongside analyst Keith Jones and ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Brian Boucher. A 30-minute edition of NHL Live begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

The second half of the doubleheader will feature the (2) Colorado Avalanche looking to rebound and tie the series at one game apiece at 9:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN, following the (3) Dallas Stars’ 5-3 victory in Game 1. Alexander Radulov scored two goals and Jamie Benn recorded three assists for Dallas in the winning effort. Kenny Albert (play-by-play) will have the call with Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst).

Liam McHugh will host tonight’s studio coverage alongside studio analysts Anson Carter and Patrick Sharp.

NBC Sports’ Stanley Cup Playoff exclusivity originates with the Second Round and continues through the Stanley Cup Final. All games that air exclusively on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, or CNBC will also stream exclusively on and the NBC Sports app. There is no more live game coverage on regional sports networks.

Here are the Stanley Cup Playoff Second Round matchups:

East West
(1) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (6) N.Y. Islanders (1) Vegas Golden Knights vs. (5) Vancouver Canucks
(2) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (4) Boston Bruins (2) Colorado Avalanche vs. (3) Dallas Stars

The remainder of the NHL’s 2020 Stanley Cup Second Round schedule through Game 4 of each series across NBCUniversal’s cable and broadcast networks is below:

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Mon., August 24 Game 1 – (6) N.Y. Islanders vs. (1) Philadelphia NBCSN 7 p.m.
  Game 2 – (3) Dallas vs. (2) Colorado NBCSN 9:45 p.m.
Tues., August 25 Game 2 – (4) Boston vs. (2) Tampa Bay NBCSN 7 p.m.
  Game 2 – (5) Vancouver vs. (1) Vegas NBCSN 9:45 p.m.
Wed., August 26 Game 2 – (6) N.Y. Islanders vs. (1) Philadelphia NBCSN 3 p.m.
  Game 3 – (2) Tampa Bay vs. (4) Boston NBCSN 8 p.m.
  Game 3 – (2) Colorado vs. (3) Dallas NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., August 27 Game 3 – (1) Philadelphia vs. (6) N.Y. Islanders NBCSN 7 p.m.
  Game 3 – (1) Vegas vs. (5) Vancouver NBCSN 9:45 p.m.
Fri., August 28 Game 4 – (2) Tampa Bay vs. (4) Boston USA Network 7:30 p.m.
  Game 4 – (2) Colorado vs. (3) Dallas NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sat., August 29 Game 4 – (1) Philadelphia vs. (6) N.Y. Islanders NBC 12 p.m.
  Game 4 – (1) Vegas vs. (5) Vancouver NBCSN 8 p.m.