NBC Sports Group to air three games on ‘Super Saturday,’ including Wild-Blues and B’s-Bolts
All 30 NHL teams will play on Saturday as the league puts a bow on the 2014-15 regular season, and NBC will be right in the thick of ‘Super Saturday’ with a trio of games -- two of which have major playoff implications.
From the network:
NBC will regionalize coverage at 3 p.m. ET, featuring T.J. Oshie and the St. Louis Blues hosting Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild, while Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings welcome Logan Couture and the San Jose Sharks.
Coverage shifts to NBCSN at 7:30 p.m. ET, when Milan Lucic and the Boston Bruins travel to Tampa Bay to face Steven Stamkos and the Lightning.
The Minnesota-St. Louis game has significant postseason ramifications. Depending on results, the Wild could end up playing either Anaheim, Nashville or St. Louis in Round 1; the Blues will face either Minnesota, Chicago or Winnipeg. St. Louis could also finish as the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, having already wrapped up the Central Division.
The Boston-Tampa Bay game could decide the Bruins’ season, depending on what Pittsburgh does in its final two games (versus the Isles and Sabres) and what Ottawa does in its last game against the Flyers on Saturday. If the results fall their way, the B’s could be playing for a wild card spot. This game will also be significant for the Bolts, who can still pass Montreal for top spot in the Atlantic Division.