Tuesday, August 25th, 2020


(2) Tampa Bay Lightning Aim to Tie Series vs. (4) Boston Bruins in Game 2 at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN

(1) Golden Knights and (5) Canucks Face Off in Game 2 at 9:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Vegas Leads Series 1-0

NHL Live Begins Coverage at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Hockey Culture Interview with Edmonton Oilers’ Darnell Nurse Debuts Today

NBC Sports Radio Announces Second Round Broadcast Schedule

STAMFORD, Conn. August 25, 2020 – NBC Sports presents two exclusive Second Round Game 2 matchups of the Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight on NBCSN, beginning with the (4) Boston Bruins against the (2) Tampa Bay Lightning in primetime at 7 p.m. ET. Tampa Bay aims to tie the series at a game apiece following Boston’s series opening 3-2 win. David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand both registered two points for the Bruins in the victory. NHL Live begins the night’s coverage at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Coverage shifts to the hub city of Edmonton at 9:45 p.m. ET, when the (1) Vegas Golden Knights face the (5) Vancouver Canucks in Game 2 on NBCSN. Vegas opened the series with a 5-0 Game 1 shutout behind 26 saves from Robin Lehner in goal and two points by Mark Stone.

Kathryn Tappen will host tonight’s studio coverage alongside studio analysts Keith Jones and Anson Carter.

Earlier today, Hockey Culture debuted an interview with Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse as part of the initiative, led by Anson Carter, dedicated to bringing equality and inclusion to the sport of hockey. Among the topics that Carter and Nurse discussed were Nurse’s childhood and upbringing around the sport of hockey in Canada, his experience playing for the Oilers and what he has learned from other professional athletes in his family, including his uncle and former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb.

Hockey Culture also currently features interviews with Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves, Minnesota Wild forward J.T. Brown and Arizona Coyotes President & CEO Xavier Gutierrez.

Yesterday, NBC Sports announced broadcast details for exclusive coverage of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round schedule through Saturday, August 29.

Tonight, NBCSN will present encore presentations of the 2020 NHL Gaming World Championship Canada Regional at 1 a.m. ET as well as the U.S. Regional at 2 a.m. ET. Both hour-long programs include commentary from NBC Sports’ Corey Robinson.

Tonight’s NHL schedule on NBCSN is below:

Date Coverage Network Time (ET) Commentators
Tues., Aug. 25 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m. Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Anson Carter
  Game 2 – (4) Boston vs. (2) Tampa Bay NBCSN 7 p.m. Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher
  Game 2 – (5) Vancouver vs. (1) Vegas NBCSN 9:45 p.m. Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire



In conjunction with Westwood One, NBC Sports Radio will broadcast game coverage of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, including every game of the Conference Finals and the Stanley Cup Final. Following is NBC Sports Radio and Westwood One’s Second Round broadcast schedule:

Date Coverage Time (ET) Commentators
Wed., Aug. 26 Game 3 – (2) Colorado vs. (3) Dallas 10:15 p.m. Alex Faust, Jim Fox
Sat., Aug. 29 Game 4 – (1) Philadelphia vs. (6) N.Y. Islanders 12 p.m. Sam Rosen, Colby Cohen