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Stanley Cup Playoff Schedule for Weekend of 5/11 and 5/12

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 10, 2019 – NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals continues Saturday night with Game 1 of the Western Conference Final at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, as Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues face Erik Karlsson and the San Jose Sharks. Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Mike Milbury (analyst), and Emmy-award winner Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call from SAP Center in San Jose.

Conference Finals coverage continues Sunday on NBC, as Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins host Justin Williams and the Carolina Hurricanes at 3 p.m. ET in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final. Six-time Emmy award winner Mike “Doc” Emrick(play-by-play), U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk (analyst), and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call from TD Garden in Boston.

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 – SATURDAY, MAY 11 – SUNDAY, MAY 12 (All times ET)

SATURDAY, MAY 11
Time Coverage Network Commentators
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) NBC Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Patrick Sharp
8 p.m. Game 1 – St. Louis at San Jose NBC Kenny Albert, Mike Milbury, Pierre McGuire
SUNDAY, MAY 12
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) NBC Kathryn Tappen, Jeremy Roenick, Keith Jones
3 p.m. Game 2 – Carolina at Boston NBC Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

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WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL GAME 1 – ST. LOUIS BLUES AT SAN JOSE SHARKS SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Both the Sharks and the Blues advanced to their second Western Conference Final in four seasons with Game 7 victories. The Sharks defeated the Avalanche, 3-2, on Wednesday night, and will host St. Louis in Game 1 on Saturday night in primetime on NBC. St. Louis advanced to the Western Conference Final with a 2-1 double-overtime win against the Stars in Game 7 on Tuesday night.

Both teams make their first trip to the Western Conference Final since 2016, when San Jose defeated St. Louis in six games to advance to the Stanley Cup Final. The Sharks and the Blues competed three times against each other during the regular season, and the Sharks won two of the three matchups.

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL GAME 2 – CAROLINA HURRICANES AT BOSTON BRUINS SUNDAY AT 3 P.M. ET ON NBC

The Bruins scored four times in the third period to defeat the Hurricanes 5-2 Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final to take the series lead after trailing Carolina, 2-1 at the 2nd intermission. The win snapped Carolina’s six-game winning streak, and marks the fourth consecutive win for the Bruins. Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist in the effort, while Patrice Bergeron, Charlie Coyle, Steven Kampfer, and Chris Wagner each scored for Boston. Brad Marchand had two assists in the victory, and goalie Tuukka Rask made 29 saves. The Eastern Conference Final continues Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC at TD Garden in Boston.

 

CAROLINA-BOSTON DELIVERS HIGHEST OVERNIGHT FOR A CONFERENCE FINAL GAME 1 IN NBC SPORTS HISTORY

Last night’s Carolina-Boston Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final delivered a 1.71 overnight rating on NBCSN, the highest Conference Final Game 1 in NBC Sports history and up 53% vs. last year’s Game 1 (WSH-TB, 1.12).

Locally, Raleigh delivered an 8.1 rating, the second-highest for a Conference Final game on record in the market. It trails only Game 7 vs. Buffalo (10.3) in 2006, which propelled the Hurricanes on to their only Stanley Cup championship. Boston scored a 14.8 rating, and NBCSN was the No. 1 network in both markets during the game.

 

2019 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS ARE MOST-WATCHED ON RECORD THROUGH SECOND ROUND

With 34 one-goal games, 15 overtime contests, and five Game 7s through two rounds, the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs are setting national, local and digital viewership and consumption milestones, according to Nielsen and Adobe Analytics.

The highlights include:

  • For the entire 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, NBC Sports is averaging a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 1.073 million viewers across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, making it the most-watched playoffs on record through two rounds.
  • NBC Sports’ cable coverage of the 2019 playoffs across NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, is averaging a TAD of 911,000 viewers, making it the most-watched cable delivery on record through the Second Round.
  • The Second Round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs stands as the most-watched Second Round on record, averaging a TAD of 1.621 million viewers across NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
  • Viewers have live streamed more than a half-billion minutes through two rounds (526.8 million), up 39% compared to the same time period last season.
  • Carolina, Colorado, Columbus, Dallas, St. Louis and San Jose all set local ratings records during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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NBC SPORTS GROUP UPCOMING CONFERENCE FINALS SCHEDULE

The following is NBC Sports Group’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals schedule through Thursday, May 23:

Date Coverage Conference Network Time (ET)
Sat., May 11 Game 1 – St. Louis at San Jose Western NBC 8 p.m.
Sun., May 12 Game 2 – Carolina at Boston Eastern NBC 3 p.m.
Mon., May 13 Game 2 – St. Louis at San Jose Western NBCSN 9 p.m.
Tues., May 14 Game 3 – Boston at Carolina Eastern NBCSN 8 p.m.
Wed., May 15 Game 3 – San Jose at St. Louis Western NBCSN 8 p.m.
Thurs., May 16 Game 4 – Boston at Carolina Eastern NBCSN 8 p.m.
Fri., May 17 Game 4 – San Jose at St. Louis Western NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., May 18 Game 5 – Carolina at Boston* Eastern NBC 7:15 p.m.
Sun., May 19 Game 5 – St. Louis at San Jose* Western NBC 3 p.m.
Mon., May 20 Game 6 – Boston at Carolina* Eastern NBCSN 8 p.m.
Tues., May 21 Game 6 – San Jose at St. Louis* Western NBCSN 8 p.m.
Wed., May 22 Game 7 – Carolina at Boston* Eastern NBCSN 8 p.m.
Thurs., May 23 Game 7 – St. Louis at San Jose* Western NBCSN 9 p.m.

*If necessary

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

 

NBC SPORTS RADIO CONFERENCE FINALS BROADCAST SCHEDULE

In conjunction with Westwood One, NBC Sports Radio will broadcast every remaining game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including the Conference Finals and the Stanley Cup Final. The following is NBC Sports Radio and Westwood One’s Conference Finals broadcast schedule through Thursday, May 23:

Date Coverage Time (ET) Commentators
Sat., May 11 Game 1 – St. Louis at San Jose 7:45 p.m. Dave Goucher, Darren Pang, Steve Goldstein
Sun., May 12 Game 2 – Carolina at Boston 3 p.m. Sam Rosen, Jim Fox, Billy Jaffe
Mon., May 13 Game 2 – St. Louis at San Jose 8:45 p.m. Dave Goucher, Darren Pang, Steve Goldstein
Tues., May 14 Game 3 – Boston at Carolina 7:45 p.m. Sam Rosen, Jim Fox, Billy Jaffe
Wed., May 15 Game 3 – San Jose at St. Louis 7:45 p.m. Dave Goucher, Darren Pang, Steve Goldstein
Thurs., May 16 Game 4 – Boston at Carolina 7:45 p.m. Sam Rosen, Jim Fox, Billy Jaffe
Fri., May 17 Game 4 – San Jose at St. Louis 7:45 p.m. Dave Goucher, Darren Pang, Steve Goldstein
Sat., May 18 Game 5 – Carolina at Boston* 7 p.m. Sam Rosen, Jim Fox, Billy Jaffe
Sun., May 19 Game 5 – St. Louis at San Jose* 3 p.m. Dave Goucher, Darren Pang, Steve Goldstein
Mon., May 20 Game 6 – Boston at Carolina* 7:45 p.m. Sam Rosen, Jim Fox, Billy Jaffe
Tues., May 21 Game 6 – San Jose at St. Louis* 7:45 p.m. Dave Goucher, Darren Pang, Steve Goldstein
Wed., May 22 Game 7 – Carolina at Boston* 7:45 p.m. Sam Rosen, Jim Fox, Billy Jaffe
Thurs., May 23 Game 7 – St. Louis at San Jose* 8:45 p.m. Dave Goucher, Darren Pang, Steve Goldstein

*If necessary

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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 Amonte and 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.

NBC Sports California’s comprehensive coverage of the Sharks-Blues Western Conference Final 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-Blues 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 PLAYOFFS 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.

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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