STAMFORD, Conn. – April 18, 2019 – NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive coverage of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight with three games across NBCSN and USA Network, beginning at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Alex Ovechkin and the (1) Washington Capitals visit Sebastian Aho and the (WC1) Carolina Hurricanes in Game 4 of their First Round series, with Washington holding a 2-1 series lead.
The action again shifts west at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN when Max Pacioretty and the (3) Vegas Golden Knights look to advance to the Second Round with a Game 5 victory against Brent Burns and the (2) San Jose Sharks.
Tonight’s coverage on USA Network begins at 8:30 p.m. ET, when Kyle Connor and the (2) Winnipeg Jets host Vladimir Tarasenko and the (3) St. Louis Blues in a pivotal Game 5 with their series tied at two games apiece.
Pre-game coverage begins tonight at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live.
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, and CNBC via “TV Everywhere” throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
THE PASS – THURSDAY, APRIL 18 (All times ET)
|6 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Anson Carter|
|7 p.m.||Game 4 – (1) Washington at (WC1) Carolina||NBCSN||Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire|
|8:30 p.m.||Game 5 – (3) St. Louis at (2) Winnipeg||USA Network||Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro|
|NHL Live (Intermission Reports)||USA Network||Paul Burmeister, Jeremy Roenick, Patrick Sharp|
|10 p.m.||Game 5 – (3) Vegas at (2) San Jose||NBCSN||Alex Faust, Mike Johnson|
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS START TIMES AND BROADCAST NETWORKS ANNOUNCED THROUGH SATURDAY, APRIL 20
FRIDAY, APRIL 19 (All Times ET)
|6 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Mike Tirico, Jeremy Roenick, Keith Jones|
|7 p.m.||Game 5 – (3) Toronto at (2) Boston||NBCSN||Mike Emrick, Brian Boucher, Mike Milbury|
|10 p.m.||Game 5 – (WC2) Colorado at (1) Calgary||NBCSN||Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro|
SATURDAY, APRIL 20 (All Times ET)
|3 p.m.||Game 5 – (WC1) Dallas at (1) Nashville||NBC||Chris Cuthbert, Joe Micheletti, AJ Mleczko|
|3 p.m.||NHL Live (Intermission Reports)||NBC||Mike Tirico, Patrick Sharp, Keith Jones|
|6 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Kathryn Tappen, Jeremy Roenick, Anson Carter|
|7 p.m.||Game 6 – (2) Winnipeg at (3) St. Louis||NBCSN||Brendan Burke, Ray Ferraro|
|8 p.m.||Game 5 – (WC1) Carolina at (1) Washington||NBC||John Forslund, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire|
|NHL Live (Intermission Reports)||NBC||Liam McHugh, Patrick Sharp, Keith Jones|
TONIGHT – APRIL 18 – NHL LIVE BEGINS AT 6 P.M ET ON NBCSN
NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, and Anson Carter, begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Paul Burmeister, Jeremy Roenick, and Patrick Sharp will anchor USA Network’s studio coverage during St. Louis at Winnipeg.
(1) WASHINGTON CAPITALS AT (WC1) CAROLINA HURRICANES – GAME 4 AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – WASHINGTON LEADS 2-1
The Hurricanes got their first win of the series in Game 3 against the Capitals on Monday night with a 5-0 shutout. Warren Foegele had two goals and an assist, Dougie Hamilton scored two power-play goals, and Brock McGinn recorded a goal and an assist for Carolina. Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek had 18 saves in the win, making it his fourth shutout in 14 career Stanley Cup Playoffs games.
(3) ST. LOUIS BLUES AT (2) WINNIPEG JETS – GAME 5 AT 8:30 P.M. ET ON USA NETWORK – SERIES TIED 2-2
Winnipeg tied the series at two games apiece with a 2-1 overtime victory in St. Louis in Game 4 on Tuesday night. Jets forward Mark Scheifele tied the game in the third period, and teammate Kyle Connor netted the game-winning goal at 6:02 of overtime. The series shifts to Winnipeg tonight, where the Blues won the first two games of the series.
(3) VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS AT (2) SAN JOSE SHARKS – GAME 5 AT 10 P.M. ETON NBCSN – VEGAS LEADS 3-1
Vegas won its third straight game and pushed San Jose to the brink of elimination with a dominant 5-0 victory in Game 4 on Tuesday. Max Pacioretty had two goals and two assists, while teammates Shea Theodore, Alex Tuch, and Jonathan Marchessaultalso scored for the Golden Knights. Vegas goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves in the win and notched his 15th career Stanley Cup Playoff shutout. Sharks center Joe Thornton is slated to return tonight after serving a one-game suspension for an illegal check to the head of Vegas’ Tomas Nosek.
NBC SPORTS RADIO ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND BROADCAST SCHEDULE
In conjunction with Westwood One, NBC Sports Radio will broadcast game coverage of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, including every game of the Conference Finals and the Stanley Cup Final. Following is the remainder of NBC Sports Radio and Westwood One’s First Round broadcast schedule:
|Thur., April 18||Game 5 – (3) Vegas at (2) San Jose||10 p.m.||Ralph Strangis, Jim Fox|
|Sat., April 20||Game 5 – (WC1) Carolina at (1) Washington||8 p.m.||Sam Rosen, Billy Jaffe|
NBCSPORTS.COM STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS HUB SERVES AS HOME FOR SCORES, SCHEDULES AND HIGHLIGHTS
The Stanley Cup Playoffs Hub on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will be the home for everything fans need to know about the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Stanley Cup Playoffs Hub will feature up-to-the-minute scores, updated schedules, and highlights following the conclusion of each game.
In addition, ProHockeyTalk on NBCSports.com will provide previews and recaps throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs. ProHockeyTalk writers Sean Leahy, James O’Brien, Adam Gretz and Scott Billeck will deliver comprehensive coverage for the postseason. Following each night’s games, The Buzzer will recap the action and top moments of the evening around the league. Each morning, The Wraparound will set the table for that night’s slate of games.
COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE
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, as well as the MyTeams by NBC Sports app. NBC Sports Regional Networks serve the hometown fans of the San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals, and Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty, Caps Insiders Brian McNally and J.J. Regan, and Sharks Reporters Chelena Goldman and Marcus White will provide insight and analysis during First Round game coverage, pre- and post-game shows, online and on the myTeams app.
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 their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
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