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Monday, May 17th, 2021

FIRST ROUND OF 2021 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS CONTINUES ALL WEEK ACROSS NETWORKS OF NBCUNIVERSAL

Each Day to Feature Tripleheader or Quadrupleheader Across NBCUniversal Family of Networks

Puck Drops on Tonight’s Coverage with Game 2 Between (3) Bruins – (2) Capitals at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN; NHL Live Begins at 7 p.m. ET

First Round Schedule on NBC Sports Set Through Saturday, May 22

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 17, 2021 – The First Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs continues daily this week across the networks of NBCUniversal, including a tripleheader tonight on NBCSN and CNBC. Puck drop on tonight’s coverage begins with the No. 2 Washington Capitals hosting the No. 3 Boston Bruins in Game 2 at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The Capitals defeated the Bruins 3-2 in overtime on Saturday night to take a 1-0 series advantage. NHL Live begins coverage at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

CNBC will present the No. 4 Nashville Predators facing the No. 1 Carolina Hurricanes in the opening game of their series tonight at 8 p.m. ET. The nightcap features Game 1 between the Presidents’ Trophy-winning No. 1 Colorado Avalanche hosting the No. 4 St. Louis Blues at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Each night this week will feature either a tripleheader or quadrupleheader across the NBCUniversal family of networks, totaling 22 matchups across all four NHL divisions.

The first three games of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs were decided in overtime, the first time that has happened in NHL history. In yesterday’s matinee matchups on NBC, studio analysts Patrick Sharp and Dominic Moore correctly picked the game-winning goal-scorers: Sharp selected Kyle Palmieri of the New York Islanders and Moore picked Joel Eriksson Ek of the Minnesota Wild.

Overall, coverage will be presented on NBC, NBCSN and NHL Network, as well as First and Second Round coverage on NBCUniversal’s USA Network and CNBC. NBC Sports’ coverage of Stanley Cup Playoff First Round games on NBCUniversal cable networks (NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC), as well as NHL Network, will air side-by-side with regional sports networks and will be available for streaming on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app in local markets alongside regional sports network game telecasts. All games on NBC are exclusive. This marks the 16th consecutive season in which the Stanley Cup Playoffs is presented across the networks of NBCUniversal.

Below is this week’s 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule across NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC, and NHL Network through Saturday, May 22:

Date Coverage Network Time (ET) Commentators
Mon., May 17 Game 2 – (3) Boston vs. (2) Washington NBCSN 7:30 p.m. Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher
Game 1 – (4) Nashville vs. (1) Carolina CNBC 8 p.m. Brendan Burke, AJ Mleczko
Game 1 – (4) St. Louis vs. (1) Colorado NBCSN 10 p.m. John Forslund, Pierre McGuire
Tues., May 18 Game 2 – (4) N.Y. Islanders vs. (1) Pittsburgh NBCSN 7:30 p.m. John Forslund, Pierre McGuire
Game 2 – (3) Tampa Bay vs. (2) Florida CNBC 8 p.m. Kenny Albert, Brian Boucher
Game 2 – (3) Minnesota vs. (2) Vegas NBCSN 10 p.m. Alex Faust, Joe Micheletti
Wed., May 19 Game 3 – (2) Washington vs. (3) Boston NBCSN 6:30 p.m. Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher
Game 2 – (4) Nashville vs. (1) Carolina CNBC 8 p.m. Brendan Burke, AJ Mleczko
Game 1 – (3) Winnipeg vs. (2) Edmonton NBCSN 9 p.m. Alex Faust, Dominic Moore
Game 2 – (4) St. Louis vs. (1) Colorado CNBC 10:30 p.m. John Forslund, Pierre McGuire
Thurs., May 20 Game 3 – (2) Florida vs. (3) Tampa Bay USA Network 6:30 p.m. Kenny Albert, Brian Boucher
Game 3 – (1) Pittsburgh vs. (4) N.Y. Islanders NBCSN 7 p.m. John Forslund, Pierre McGuire
Game 1 – (4) Montreal vs. (1) Toronto* NHL Network 7:30 p.m. Chris Cuthbert, Craig Simpson, Kyle Bukauskas
Game 3 – (2) Vegas vs. (3) Minnesota NBCSN 9:30 p.m. Alex Faust, Joe Micheletti
Fri., May 21 Game 4 – (2) Washington vs. (3) Boston NBCSN 6:30 p.m. Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher
Game 3 – (1) Carolina vs. (4) Nashville USA Network 7 p.m. Brendan Burke, AJ Mleczko
Game 2 – (3) Winnipeg vs. (2) Edmonton NBCSN 9 p.m. Alex Faust, Dominic Moore
Game 3 – (1) Colorado vs. (4) St. Louis USA Network 9:30 p.m. John Forslund, Pierre McGuire
Sat., May 22 Game 4 – (2) Florida vs. (3) Tampa Bay CNBC 12:30 p.m. Alex Faust, Joe Micheletti
Game 4 – (1) Pittsburgh vs. (4) N.Y. Islanders NBC 3 p.m. Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher
Game 2 – (4) Montreal vs. (1) Toronto CNBC 7 p.m. John Walton, Dominic Moore
Game 4 – (2) Vegas vs. (3) Minnesota NBC 8 p.m. Brendan Burke, Keith Jones, Pierre McGuire

 *joined-in-progress on USA Network following FLA-TB

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