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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

DALLAS STARS CAN ADVANCE TO 2020 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL TONIGHT ON NBCSN

(3) Dallas Stars vs. (2) Colorado Avalanche Game 6 at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Stars Lead Series 3-2

Pre-Game Coverage Begins with NHL Live at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

NBC Sports Announces Game 6 Doubleheader Tomorrow Night on NBCSN; (1) Flyers-(6) Islanders at 7 p.m. ET and (1) Golden Knights-(5) Canucks at 9:45 p.m. ET

Hockey Culture Interview with Harnarayan Singh of Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Available Now

STAMFORD, Conn. Sept. 2, 2020 – NBC Sports presents exclusive coverage of Game 6 between the (3) Dallas Stars and the (2) Colorado Avalanche tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. On Monday, the Avalanche cut the series deficit to 3-2, behind a five-goal first period performance in their 6-3 victory over the Stars in Game 5. A Stars victory will propel them into the Western Conference Final for the first time since 2008, while an Avalanche win will force a Game 7. Pre-game coverage begins with NHL Live at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Kenny Albert (play-by-play), AJ Mleczko (analyst) and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call of tonight’s matchup. Kathryn Tappen will host tonight’s studio coverage alongside studio analysts Anson Carter and Patrick Sharp.

Tomorrow night’s coverage will feature a Game 6 doubleheader between the (1) Philadelphia Flyers and (6) New York Islanders at 7 p.m. ET and (1) Vegas Golden Knights and (5) Vancouver Canucks at 9:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Yesterday, Hockey Culture debuted an interview with Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi commentator Harnarayan Singh as part of the initiative, led by 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.”   

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Tonight and tomorrow’s NHL schedule on NBCSN is below:

Date Coverage Network Time (ET) Commentators
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
Thurs., Sept. 3 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m. Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Anson Carter
  Game 6 – (1) Philadelphia vs. (6) N.Y. Islanders NBCSN 7 p.m. John Forslund, Keith Jones, Brian Boucher
  Game 6 – (1) Vegas vs. (5) Vancouver NBCSN 9:45 p.m. Kenny Albert, 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:

Date Coverage Time (ET) Commentators
Wed., Sept. 2 Game 6 – (2) Colorado vs. (3) Dallas 8 p.m. Brendan Burke, Colby Cohen

 

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