Wednesday, June 30th, 2021


Hour-Long NHL Live Pre-Game Gets Underway at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN; NHL Overtime Begins Immediately Following Game 2 Coverage

Kenny Albert, Brian Boucher, Keith Jones and Producer John McGuinness Discussed 2021 Stanley Cup Final on Media Conference Call Yesterday

“This is the first goaltending matchup in over six, seven years with two guys that I think we’re going to see in the Hockey Hall of Fame.” – Brian Boucher on Matchup Between Andrei Vasilevskiy and Carey Price

Game 3 Friday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 30, 2021 – The 2021 Stanley Cup Final between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning continues tonight with Game 2 from Amalie Arena at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock. Kenny Albert will handle play-by-play duties alongside former NHL goalie Brian Boucher (analyst) and Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst). Eddie Olczyk is attending to a personal matter and will return for Game 3 on Friday night.

An hour-long NHL Live pre-game show will begin 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 will provide on-site reports from Tampa.

Pre-game coverage will feature a Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick-narrated essay on the Stanley Cup engraver, examining all the tradition and work done to the greatest trophy in all of sports, including a special look into the work of current engraver, Louise St. Jacques. Click here to watch. NHL Live will also include Tappen’s interview with Lightning captain Steven Stamkos. NHL Overtime will begin immediately following the conclusion of Game 2.

Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point tallied three points apiece in Tampa Bay’s 5-1 Game 1 victory on Monday night. Kucherov leads the NHL with 30 points in the postseason, his second straight season reaching that milestone.

Yesterday, Kenny Albert, Brian Boucher, and Keith Jones, as well as coordinating producer John McGuinness, discussed the 2021 Stanley Cup Final on a media conference call. Following are excerpts from the call. Click here for a full transcript.

Boucher on the goalie matchup in the Cup Final between Andrei Vasilevskiy and Carey Price: “This is the first goaltending matchup in over six, seven years with two guys that I think we’re going to see in the Hockey Hall of Fame.”

Jones on the Lightning: “It’s something really to get behind and to enjoy watching, not just if you’re a fan of the Tampa Bay Lightning, but a fan of the sport of hockey and a fan of watching greatness…I think we could be talking about a team that’s right back here next year and we’ll be having the same conversation.”

Jones on Nikita Kucherov: “We’re witnessing some incredible performances from Kucherov…He’s targeted on a nightly basis and he still finds a way to not just produce, but produce at an extremely high rate. It’s been phenomenal to watch.”

All Stanley Cup Final games airing exclusively on NBC or NBCSN are available to stream on and the NBC Sports app. Peacock will stream Game 2 tonight.

Following is NBC Sports and Peacock’s coverage schedule of the 2021 Stanley Cup Final:

Date Coverage Network/Platform Time (ET)
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.

*if necessary