FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS CONTINUE TODAY WITH EXCLUSIVE SECOND ROUND COVERAGE OF THREE MATCHUPS ON NBCSN
(1) Philadelphia Flyers Look to Tie Series vs. (6) New York Islanders in Game 2 at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN
(2) Lightning and (4) Bruins Face Off in Game 3 at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Series Tied 1-1
(2) Avalanche vs. (3) Stars Game 3 at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Dallas Leads Series 2-0
Hockey Culture Interview with Edmonton Oilers’ Darnell Nurse Available Now
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 26, 2020 – NBC Sports presents three Second Round matchups of the Stanley Cup Playoffs today exclusively on NBCSN, starting with Game 2 between the (1) Philadelphia Flyers and the (6) New York Islanders at 3 p.m. ET. The Flyers look to tie the series at a game apiece following the Islanders’ series opening 4-0 shutout victory. Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov made 29 saves in net to hold the Flyers scoreless in Game 1.
The primetime matchup features the (2) Tampa Bay Lightning taking on the (4) Boston Bruins in Game 3 at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with the series tied at one game apiece. Last night, the Lightning evened the series following Ondrej Palat’s game-winning goal in overtime to defeat the Bruins 4-3. Pre-game coverage begins with NHL Live at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Coverage shifts west to the hub city of Edmonton at 10:30 p.m. ET, when the (3) Dallas Stars face the (2) Colorado Avalanche in Game 3 on NBCSN. Dallas scored five straight goals, including four in the second period, to defeat Colorado 5-2 in Game 2 and take a two-game advantage in the series.
Liam McHugh will host today and tonight’s studio coverage alongside studio analysts Patrick Sharp, Keith Jones and Anson Carter.
Yesterday, 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.
Today and tonight’s NHL schedule on NBCSN is below:
|Wed., Aug. 26||Game 2 – (6) N.Y. Islanders vs. (1) Philadelphia||NBCSN||3 p.m.||John Forslund, Keith Jones, Brian Boucher|
|NHL Live||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.||Liam McHugh, Patrick Sharp, Keith Jones, Anson Carter|
|Game 3 – (2) Tampa Bay vs. (4) Boston||NBCSN||8 p.m.||Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher|
|Game 3 – (2) Colorado vs. (3) Dallas||NBCSN||10:30 p.m.||Kenny Albert, AJ Mleczko, Pierre McGuire|
NBC SPORTS RADIO ANNOUNCES SECOND ROUND BROADCAST SCHEDULE
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:
|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|