DAY 9 – NBC SPORTS GROUP’S COVERAGE OF THE 2018 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS CONTINUES TONIGHT WITH GAME 4 MATCHUPS ON NBCSN AND USA NETWORK

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 19, 2018 – NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive coverage of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight with two Game 4 matchups on NBCSN and USA Network, beginning at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN when Auston Matthews and the (3) Toronto Maple Leafs host David Pastrnak and the (2) Boston Bruins, with the Bruins leading the series, 2-1.

USA Network’s coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET, as Alex Ovechkin and the (1) Washington Capitals look to even their series against Artemi Panarin and the (WC1) Columbus Blue Jackets, who currently lead the series 2-1. Pre-game coverage of tonight’s games begins at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live.

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THE PASS – THURSDAY, APRIL 19 (All times ET) 

Time Coverage Network Commentators
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Kathryn Tappen, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones
7 p.m. Game 4 – (2) Boston at (3) Toronto NBCSN Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Pierre McGuire, Eddie Olczyk
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) USA Network Paul Burmeister, Jeremy Roenick
7:30 p.m. Game 4 – (1) Washington at (WC2) Columbus USA Network Ken Daniels, Darren Pang

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and Connected TVs – will live stream all games airing on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC, and Golf Channel, all via “TV Everywhere” throughout the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, please click here.


FIRST-ROUND TELECAST SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED THROUGH SATURDAY

NBC Sports Group has announced its Stanley Cup Playoff first-round telecast schedule through this Saturday, April 21. Sunday’s telecast schedule will be determined following Friday’s games. All times ET.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20

Time Coverage Network Commentators
6 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Eddie Olczyk, Keith Jones
7 p.m. Game 5 – (3) Philadelphia at (2) Pittsburgh NBCSN John Forslund, Pierre McGuire
7:30 p.m. Game 5 – (3) Minnesota at (2) Winnipeg USA Network Dave Randorf, Louis Debrusk
9:30 p.m. Game 5 – (WC2) Colorado at (1) Nashville NBCSN Kenny Albert, AJ Mleczko, Brian Boucher

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

Time Coverage Network Commentators
2:30 p.m. NHL Live NBC Liam McHugh, Eddie Olczyk, Keith Jones
3 p.m. Game 5 – (WC2) New Jersey at (1) Tampa Bay NBC/NBCSN* Gord Miller, Joe Micheletti
3 p.m. Game 5 – (WC1) Columbus at (1) Washington NBC/NBCSN* Chris Cuthbert, Ray Ferraro
8 p.m. Game 5 – (3) Toronto at (2) Boston NBC Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Mike Milbury, Pierre McGuire

*Regionalized coverage – Florida markets and WNBC in New York metro area will air NJ-TB on NBC and CBJ-WSH on NBCSN; all other markets will receive CBJ-WSH on NBC and NJ-TB on NBCSN


(2) BOSTON BRUINS AT (3) TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS – GAME 4 AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – BRUINS LEAD 2-1

Patrick Marleau’s two-goal performance helped Toronto defend home ice on Monday, as the Maple Leafs topped the Bruins, 4-2, in Game 3 to cut the series deficit in half. Marleau became the oldest player in franchise history to score a playoff goal, and it marked his ninth career multi-goal game in the postseason, which is second-most among active players (Sidney Crosby – 10). Toronto’s defense held the combination of Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand to zero points, while second-year standout Auston Matthews recorded his first goal of the postseason.

(1) WASHINGTON CAPITALS AT (WC1) COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS – GAME 4 AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON USA NETWORK – BLUE JACKETS LEAD 2-1

Lars Eller netted the game-winner in double overtime on Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio, to lift the Capitals past the Blue Jackets in Game 3 and cut the series deficit to 2-1. This is just the seventh postseason series in NHL history to begin with three consecutive overtime games. Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby made 33 saves and recorded his 30th career playoff win in his first start of the series, after Philipp Grubauer started Games 1 and 2. Artemi Panarin tallied a goal and an assist for Columbus in the loss, bringing his postseason total to a team-high seven points.


COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE

Through the NBC Sports Regional Networks, comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be provided daily via NBC Sports Regional Networks, available in more than 35 million U.S. households. NBC Sports Regional Networks serve the hometown fans of the Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals, with first-round game coverage, pre- and post-game shows, and extensive on-line coverage via NBC Sports’ team of NHL Insiders.

For teams that advance past the first round, NBC Sports Regional Networks will deliver extensive pre- and post-game coverage as well as breaking news and analysis throughout each team’s playoff run.


STREAMING COVERAGE ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
 

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide live streaming coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox, and Chromecast.

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