STAMFORD, Conn. – May 7, 2019 – NBC Sports’ exclusivecoverage of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight with Game 7 on NBCSN at 8 p.m. ET, as Jamie Benn and the Dallas Stars look to advance to the Western Conference Final for the first time since 2008 with a win against Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues. Pre-game coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live.
Kenny Albert (play-by-play), U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk (analyst), and Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call from Enterprise Center in St. Louis.
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 all remaining Stanley Cup Playoff games.
THE PASS – TUESDAY, MAY 7 (All times ET)
DALLAS STARS AT ST. LOUIS BLUES – GAME 7 AT 8 P.M. ETON NBCSN
St. Louis forced tonight’s Game 7 with a 4-1 road win in Sunday’s Game 6 on NBC. Jaden Schwartz netted his team-leading eighth goal of the postseason in the win, while rookie goalie Jordan Binnington – who will play in his first-ever Game 7 in the NHL tonight – stopped 22 of 23 stops. The series will be decided tonight in St. Louis, with a trip to the Western Conference Final on the line.
TOMORROW NIGHT – COLORADO AVALANCHE AT SAN JOSE SHARKS – GAME 7 AT 9 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Colorado forced tomorrow night’s Game 7 with a 4-3 overtime victory in Game 6 in Denver on Monday night. J.T. Compherscored twice for the Avalanche in regulation and captain Gabriel Landeskog scored the game-winner 2:32 into overtime. This marks the second consecutive series that the Sharks will host a Game 7. San Jose defeated Vegas, 5-4, in a Game 7 overtime thriller in the First Round.
2019 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS CONTINUES TO DELIVER LOCAL AND NATIONAL VIEWERSHIP MILESTONES
The 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs continue to deliver viewership records and milestones. Following are some recent highlights:
Cable coverage (NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network) of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs through Sunday has averaged a TAD of 840,000, which ranks as the best cable delivery on record through this point of the Playoffs. Versus last year’s comparable coverage, viewership is up +9%.
The Second Round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs to date has posted a TAD of 1.592 million across 20 games (NBC/NBCSN), which is the best Second Round delivery on record through 11 days. Compared to last year, viewership is up +3%.
Last night’s thrilling Sharks-Avalanche overtime Game 6 delivered a 9.1 overnight rating in Denver, making it NBC Sports’ highest rating for an NHL game in the market on record. San Jose’s 4.9 overnight rating for the game is NBC Sports’ highest rating for a Second Round game in the market on record. The Avalanche avoided elimination with the Game 6 overtime win, and forced a Game 7 tomorrow night in San Jose at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
For last night’s Bruins-Blue Jackets Game 6 on NBCSN, Boston delivered a 14.3 overnight rating, while Columbus scored a 13.0. NBCSN was the number-one network in both marketsduring the game. The Bruins eliminated the Blue Jackets with their 3-0 victory last night, and move on to face the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Final.
NBC SPORTS RADIO ANNOUNCES SECOND 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 NBC Sports Radio and Westwood One’s Second Round broadcast schedule through Wednesday, May 8:
SECOND ROUND TELECAST SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED THROUGH WEDNESDAY, MAY 8
Following is NBC Sports Group’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round schedule through Wednesday, May 8:
COMPREHENSIVE BRUINS AND SHARKS LOCAL COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS BOSTON AND NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA
NBC Sports Boston and NBC Sports California will provide comprehensive local multi-platform coverage for the Boston Bruins’ and San Jose Sharks’ Stanley Cup Playoff games.
NBC Sports Boston will offer live post-game shows and analysis throughout the Bruins-Hurricanes Eastern Conference Final series. Michael Felger, along with former NHL player Tony Amonteand U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey Olympic Gold Medalist Meghan Duggan will headline postgame coverage. NBCSB Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty will weigh in from on-site at the arena throughout the series. NBCSB’s daily programming, including Early Edition, Boston Sports Tonight, and simulcasts of The Sports Hub’s Zolak & Bertrand & Felger and Mazz shows will also provide in-depth coverage throughout the series. The My Teams app will offer the postgame show streamed live as well as additional extensive Bruins coverage.
(Since the Bruins Second Round series is over, I tweaked this to read for the ECF, please make sure all of the above holds for their coverage of the Eastern Conference Final.)
NBC Sports California’s comprehensive coverage of Sharks-Avalanche is highlighted by live game-day coverage on Sharks Playoff Live and Sharks Morning Skate. Sharks Playoff Live will provide viewers with analysis and interviews before and after every game. Sharks Morning Skate – a live multiplatform game-day show hosted by Sharks announcers and analysts – will be presented throughout the Sharks-Avalanche series on Facebook Live. The shows will be anchored by 13-time regional Emmy Award-winner Brodie Brazil, 13-year NHL veteran Curtis Brown and former Sharks right winger Devin Setoguchi (home games), with additional analysis provided by the Sharks broadcast team: Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker and Bret Hedican.
NBCSPORTS.COM STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF HUB SERVES AS HOME FOR SCORES, SCHEDULES AND HIGHLIGHTS
The Stanley Cup Playoff 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 Playoff 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.
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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