FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 28th, 2021
2021 STANLEY CUP FINAL BETWEEN MONTREAL CANADIENS AND TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING BEGINS TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN AND PEACOCK
NHL Live Pre-Game Coverage Gets Underway at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN; NHL Overtime Begins Immediately Following Game 1 Coverage
Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick Narrates Game 1 Opening Tease
Game 2 Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock
2021 NHL Awards Show – Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 28, 2021 – The 2021 Stanley Cup Final between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning begins tonight with Game 1 from Amalie Arena at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock. Kenny Albert will handle play-by-play duties alongside U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and former NHL goalie Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst).
Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, one of the most acclaimed sportscasters of all time, narrates a tease that will open NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2021 Stanley Cup Final tonight.
Pre-game coverage will begin with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Liam McHugh will anchor studio coverage alongside studio analysts Keith Jones, Anson Carter and Patrick Sharp. Kathryn Tappen and Pierre McGuire will provide on-site reports from Tampa. Pre-game coverage will feature Tappen’s interview with Brayden Point of the Lightning, who leads the playoffs in goals scored with 14. NHL Overtime will begin immediately following the conclusion of Game 1.
All Stanley Cup Final games airing exclusively on NBC or NBCSN are available to stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Peacock will stream Games 1 and 2.
The Montreal Canadiens advanced to the Cup Final for the first time in 28 years with a 3-2 overtime victory in Game 6 against the Vegas Golden Knights. Tyler Toffoli leads the Canadiens with 14 points this postseason, while goaltender Carey Price is second in save percentage (.934) and in goals-against average (2.02).
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
The defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the New York Islanders for a second straight year to advance to the Stanley Cup Final in a 1-0 Game 7 victory. Nikita Kucherov leads the playoffs with 27 points and Brayden Point is first in goals scored (14). Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy owns a 1.99 GAA and .936 save percentage this postseason, leading in both categories for the playoffs.
2021 NHL AWARDS
The 2021 NHL Awards show will reveal winners of five regular-season trophies Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The 30-minute program will be co-hosted by Kenny Albert and Kyle Bukauskas of Sportsnet, who will announce the winners of the 2020-21 Calder Memorial Trophy, Hart Memorial Trophy, James Norris Memorial Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award and Vezina Trophy, and be joined by special guests.
Following is NBC Sports and Peacock’s coverage schedule of the 2021 Stanley Cup Final:
|Mon., June 28||Game 1 – Montreal at Tampa Bay||NBCSN/Peacock||8 p.m.|
|Wed., June 30||Game 2 – Montreal at Tampa Bay||NBCSN/Peacock||8 p.m.|
|Fri., July 2||Game 3 – Tampa Bay at Montreal||NBC||8 p.m.|
|Mon., July 5||Game 4 – Tampa Bay at Montreal||NBC||8 p.m.|
|Wed., July 7||Game 5 – Montreal at Tampa Bay*||NBC||8 p.m.|
|Fri., July 9||Game 6 – Tampa Bay at Montreal*||NBC||8 p.m.|
|Sun., July 11||Game 7 – Montreal at Tampa Bay*||NBC||7 p.m.|