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Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
NEW YORK ISLANDERS AND VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS LOOK TO ADVANCE TO 2020 CONFERENCE FINALS IN GAME 5 DOUBLEHEADER TONIGHT ON NBCSN
(6) New York Islanders vs. (1) Philadelphia Flyers Game 5 at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Islanders Leads Series 3-1
(1) Vegas Golden Knights vs. (5) Vancouver Canucks Game 5 at 9:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Golden Knights Leads Series 3-1
Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET – Game 6 of (2) Colorado vs. (3) Dallas – Dallas Leads 3-2
Hockey Culture Interview with Harnarayan Singh of Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Available Now
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 1, 2020 – NBC Sports presents exclusive coverage of a doubleheader of potential Stanley Cup Second Round clinching games tonight on NBCSN, beginning with the (6) New York Islanders, who hold a 3-1 series lead, looking to advance to the Eastern Conference Final against the (1) Philadelphia Flyers at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN in Toronto. Brock Nelson scored a pair of goals and Thomas Greiss made 36 saves in net to lead the Islanders to a 3-2 victory in Game 4. Pre-game coverage begins with NHL Live at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
The second half of the Game 5 doubleheader features the (1) Vegas Golden Knights aiming to advance to the Western Conference Final against the (5) Vancouver Canucks, with a 3-1 series advantage, at 9:45 p.m. ET. In Game 4, Vegas rallied to win 5-3, bolstered by a three-point performance from Max Pacioretty to push Vancouver to the brink of elimination.
Liam McHugh will host tonight’s studio coverage alongside studio analysts Keith Jones and Patrick Sharp.
NBC Sports today announced the broadcast details for Game 6 between the (2) Colorado Avalanche and (3) Dallas Stars that will be presented tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Earlier today, Hockey Culture debuted an interview with Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi commentator Harnarayan Singh as part of the initiative, led by Anson Carter, dedicated to bringing equality and inclusion to the sport of hockey. Among the topics that Singh and Carter discussed were Singh’s Sikh and Canadian heritage and fighting prejudice to pursue his dream job as a hockey commentator. Highlighted quotes from the conversation are below:
Harnarayan Singh on hockey’s impact growing up as a kid in Alberta: “It became a conversation starter. I don’t think I knew it at the time, but eventually…all my relationships and rapport with my teachers and classmates, I really feel that my situation would have been drastically different had it not been for the game of hockey.”
Singh on his dream job of becoming a hockey commentator: “I told people this was my dream…as I grew up, there were so many different situations where people would caution me and say ‘Harnarayan, you have to be realistic, nobody looks like you on TV, the chances of you getting on TV are so slim’…I’m so grateful and I feel so blessed and lucky to say that it happened for me. Despite a ton of obstacles and what I went through in childhood in terms of racism and bullying, I also received a lot of support.”
Singh on recent efforts to promote inclusion in the sport of hockey: “Everything matters and it is so important to relay the message that we are all one. Humanity is together. It doesn’t matter how we look on the outside, on the inside, we’re all the same species.”
Hockey Culture also currently features the following interviews:
- Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves
- Washington Capitals reporter for The Athletic Tarik El-Bashir
- Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse
- Minnesota Wild forward J.T. Brown
- Arizona Coyotes President & CEO Xavier Gutierrez
Tonight and tomorrow’s NHL schedule on NBCSN is below:
|Tues., Sept. 1||NHL Live||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.||Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Patrick Sharp|
|Game 5 – (6) N.Y. Islanders vs. (1) Philadelphia||NBCSN||7 p.m.||John Forslund, Keith Jones, Brian Boucher|
|Game 5 – (5) Vancouver vs. (1) Vegas||NBCSN||9:45 p.m.||Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire|
|Wed., Sept. 2||NHL Live||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.||Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp, Anson Carter|
|Game 6 – (2) Colorado vs. (3) Dallas||NBCSN||8 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., Sept. 1||Game 5 – (5) Vancouver vs. (1) Vegas||9:30 p.m.||Alex Faust, Jim Fox|