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Monday, April 19th, 2021
NBC SPORTS’ “PUSH FOR THE PLAYOFFS” CONTINUES THIS WEEK, HEADLINED BY SIDNEY CROSBY & PITTSBURGH PENGUINS FACING DAVID PASTRNAK & BOSTON BRUINS SUNDAY AT 3 P.M. ET ON NBC
Sunday Doubleheader – Bruins-Penguins at 3 p.m. ET on NBC, Followed by Lightning Hosting Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Wednesday Doubleheader on NBCSN – Predators-Blackhawks at 7 p.m. ET; West Division Co-Leading Golden Knights Host Sharks at 9:30 p.m. ET
Pittsburgh Penguins President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke Speaks with Anson Carter Available Now on Season Two of Hockey Culture
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 19, 2021 – NBC Sports’ “Push for the Playoffs” continues this week, headlined by a Sunday doubleheader featuring Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins hosting David Pastrnak and the Boston Bruins at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. In the evening, Victor Hedman and the Tampa Bay Lightning face Seth Jones and the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBCSN provides a Wednesday evening doubleheader, beginning with Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks hosting Roman Josi and the Nashville Predators on Wednesday Night Hockey at 7 p.m. ET. Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick will voice a feature on Predators forward Rocco Grimaldi during WNH coverage. The nightcap features Mark Stone and the West Division co-leading Vegas Golden Knights, winners of six straight, against Patrick Marleau and the San Jose Sharks at 9:30 p.m. ET. Marleau is set to pass Gordie Howe for the most games played in NHL history tonight, when he skates in the 1,768th regular season game of his career. This morning, Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports examined Marleau’s historic streak here.
HOW TO WATCH
- TV – NBC, NBCSN
- Streaming – NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com
|Mon., April 19||NHL Live||Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Ryan Callahan||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Detroit vs. Dallas||Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Ryan Callahan||10:15 p.m.*||NBCSN|
|Tues., April 20||NHL Live||Kathryn Tappen, Anson Carter, Dominic Moore||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Boston vs. Buffalo^||John Walton, AJ Mleczko||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Kathryn Tappen, Anson Carter, Dominic Moore||9:15 p.m.*||NBCSN|
|Wed., April 21||NHL Live||Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Patrick Sharp, Darren Dreger||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Nashville vs. Chicago||Brendan Burke, Eddie Olczyk||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|San Jose vs. Vegas^||Kenny Albert, Brian Boucher||9:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Patrick Sharp, Darren Dreger||12 a.m.*||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 24||Colorado vs. St. Louis||John Forslund, Pierre McGuire||3 p.m.||NBC|
|Sun., April 25||Boston vs. Pittsburgh||Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher||3 p.m.||NBC|
|NHL Live||Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Anson Carter||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Columbus vs. Tampa Bay||Brendan Burke, AJ Mleczko, Dominic Moore||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones, Anson Carter||9:45 p.m.*||NBCSN|
*Immediately following game coverage
^Blacked out in local markets: Boston, Las Vegas
Note: Colorado vs. St. Louis (April 20) was postponed due to the NHL’s COVID protocols
HOCKEY CULTURE SEASON TWO
Pittsburgh Penguins President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke joined NHL on NBC analyst Anson Carter for a conversation about LGBTQ+ advocacy in hockey, his family’s role in the You Can Play Project, and the progress that the NHL has made in inclusion, on the latest episode of NBC Sports’ Hockey Culture.
The conversation is available now on Hockey Culture’s dedicated YouTube Channel and below are highlights:
Burke on the state of inclusion in the NHL: “I believe the NHL has made tremendous progress in the area of diversity and inclusion…for the first time in my adult life, I have hope we are going to solve some of these issues…we’ve got to get to a point where everyone feels comfortable — no matter what they do for a living, where they go to church, what color their skin is, who they go to bed with — that they feel comfortable and included.”
Burke on the stigma around homophobia: “This is not a door you kick in. This bias, hatred and prejudice is built up over centuries. We’re not going to wake up one day and homophobia is gone…we’re nowhere near 100%, but I’ve seen such positive progress that I’m encouraged.”
Burke on how to support the LGBTQ+ community: “If you want to support the LGBTQ+ community — write a check, march in a Pride parade, join a gay straight alliance…you’re not really supporting the community unless you’re helping and taking an active role. Be a part of the solution.”
OUR LINE STARTS
NHL on NBC analysts Anson Carter and Dominic Moore joined NBC Sports’ Kathryn Tappen with reactions to the flurry of moves made at the trade deadline, and the impact that the moves will have the remainder of the season, on the latest episode of NBC Sports’ NHL weekly podcast, Our Line Starts.
OFF THE ICE
On the latest episode of Off the Ice with Kathryn Tappen, Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers discusses the role that his father helped in him pursuing his hockey career, how he modeled his game after Detroit Red Wings former star Pavel Datsyuk, and details how he is making an impact in the local Edmonton community.
2020-21 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS
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