Friday, September 4th, 2020


TODAY at 4 p.m. ET – Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars on USA Network

TONIGHT at 9 p.m. ET – Vegas Golden Knights vs. Vancouver Canucks on NBCSN

SATURDAY at 7:30 p.m. ET – Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Islanders on NBC, IMMEDIATELY Following Live Coverage of 146th Kentucky Derby

SUNDAY at 8 p.m. ET – Game 1 of Western Conference Final

Broadcasting History – Kenny Albert and Pierre McGuire to Call Both Western Conference Final Game 7s on Same Day

STAMFORD, Conn. Sept. 4, 2020 – NBC Sports presents “Game 7 Madness” over the next 36 hours, showcasing three NHL Stanley Cup Playoff elimination Game 7s with a trip to the Conference Finals at stake across NBC, NBCSN and USA Network.

Today’s coverage features a Game 7 doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. ET on USA Network, as Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche face Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars.

“Game 7 Madness” continues tonight at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Max Pacioretty and the Vegas Golden Knights take on Quinn Hughes and the Vancouver Canucks.

The third and final Game 7 of the weekend will be showcased Saturday in primetime on NBC, immediately following live coverage of the 146th Kentucky Derby, when Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers battle Mathew Barzal and the New York Islanders at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The Western Conference Final will begin Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, with Game 1 between the winners of the Avalanche-Stars and Canucks-Golden Knights series. All coverage can be streamed on the NBC Sports app and

Broadcasting history will be made today on USA Network and NBCSN, as Kenny Albert and Pierre McGuire will call both Western Conference Game 7 matchups, presumably becoming the first commentators in U.S. broadcasting history to call two Game 7s on the same day.

Eddie Olczyk will be doing his own “Pucks and Ponies Doubleheader” on Friday, working on NBC Sports’ Kentucky Oaks coverage on NBCSN before joining Albert and McGuire on the broadcast for Game 7 of Canucks-Golden Knights. He will also be part of NBC Sports’ Kentucky Derby coverage on Saturday.

Following is NBC Sports’ NHL schedule through Sunday, September 6:

Date Coverage Network Time (ET) Commentators
Fri. Sept. 4 Game 7 – Colorado vs. Dallas USA Network 4 p.m. Kenny Albert, AJ
Mleczko, Pierre McGuire
  Game 7 – Vegas vs. Vancouver NBCSN 9 p.m. Kenny Albert, Eddie
Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
Sat., Sept. 5 Game 7 – Philadelphia vs. N.Y. Islanders NBC 7:30 p.m. John Forslund, Keith
Jones, Brian Boucher
Sun., Sept. 6 Game 1 – West. Conf. Final TBD NBC 8 p.m. Kenny Albert, Eddie
Olczyk, Pierre McGuire