FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 31st, 2020
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING AND DALLAS STARS AIM TO ADVANCE TO 2020 CONFERENCE FINALS IN GAME 5 DOUBLEHEADER TONIGHT ON NBCSN
(2) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (4) Boston Bruins in Game 5 at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Tampa Bay Leads Series 3-1
(3) Dallas Stars vs. (2) Colorado Avalanche in Game 5 at 9:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Dallas Leads Series 3-1
NHL Live Begins Coverage at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Hockey Culture Interview with The Athletic’s Tarik El-Bashir Available Now
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 31, 2020 – NBC Sports presents exclusive coverage of a pair of potential Stanley Cup Second Round clinching games tonight on NBCSN, beginning with the (2) Tampa Bay Lightning, who hold a 3-1 series lead, looking to advance to the Eastern Conference Final against the (4) Boston Bruins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Ondrej Palat netted a pair of goals and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 29 saves in a 3-1 Tampa Bay victory in Game 4. A 30-minute edition of NHL Live will begin coverage at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
The second half of the Game 5 doubleheader features the (3) Dallas Stars looking to advance to the Western Conference Final against the (2) Colorado Avalanche, with a 3-1 series advantage. The Stars won Game 4 by a score of 5-4 last night behind goals from Jamie Benn and John Klingberg to push Colorado to the brink of elimination.
Kathryn Tappen will host tonight’s studio coverage alongside studio analysts Keith Jones and Anson Carter.
The latest episode of Hockey Culture features a conversation with The Athletic ‘s Washington Capitals beat reporter Tarik El-Bashir as part of the initiative, led by Anson Carter, dedicated to bringing equality and inclusion to the sport of hockey. Among the topics that El-Bashir and Carter discussed were El-Bashir’s experiences as a father to a youth hockey player, the Capitals’ recent efforts to promote local participation in hockey as well as how to increase resources for minority players within the sport.
Hockey Culture also currently features the following interviews:
- Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves
- Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse
- Minnesota Wild forward J.T. Brown
- Arizona Coyotes President & CEO Xavier Gutierrez
Tonight’s NHL schedule on NBCSN is below:
|Mon., Aug. 31||NHL Live||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.||Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Anson Carter|
|Game 5 – (4) Boston vs. (2) Tampa Bay||NBCSN||7 p.m.||Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Keith Jones, Brian Boucher|
|Game 5 – (3) Dallas vs. (2) Colorado||NBCSN||9:45 p.m.||Kenny Albert, AJ Mleczko, Pierre McGuire|
NBC SPORTS RADIO 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 upcoming Second Round broadcast schedule:
|Tues., Sep. 1||Game 5 – (5) Vancouver vs. (1) Vegas||9:30 p.m.||Alex Faust, Jim Fox|