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NBCSN’s Hockey Happy Hour: Niederreiter caps Wild Game 7 comeback vs. Avs

Nino Niederreiter, Semyon Varlamov

The puck bounces out of the net after Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, second from left, of Russia lets the winning goal slip past off the stick of Minnesota Wild right wing Nino Niederreiter (22) of Switzerland in the overtime period during Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Denver. Minnesota won 5-4 to win the series. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)


This week’s Hockey Happy Hour on NBCSN will again feature memorable “on this date” games in NHL playoff history.

Six years ago, Minnesota rallied to tie Colorado at four goals apiece in the third period. On the road, the Wild prevailed in overtime 5-4 on a game winning goal by Nino Niederreiter to advance to Round 2 to face the Blackhawks.

John Forslund and Daryl Reaugh had the call from Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.

During the broadcast, Anson Carter will look back at his double overtime game winning goal, assisted by Joe Thornton and Ray Bourque, that led the Bruins over the Hurricanes in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on April 30, 1999.

You can watch a livestream of the game here.

Thursday, April 30 on NBCSN
NHL Player Gaming Challenge – 5 p.m. ET (Live stream)
• Wild vs. Avalanche (2014 Round 1, Game 7) – 6 p.m. ET (Live stream)

Sunday, May 3 on NBC
• USA vs. Canada (2010 Olympics Men’s Gold Medal game) – 3 p.m. ET

NBCSN will present the opening night of the NHL Player Gaming Challenge at 5 p.m. ET, featuring Calgary vs. Ottawa. The month-long initiative will pit NHL players from all 31 clubs facing off against each other in EA Sports NHL 20. The competition kicks off on Thursday with Matthew Tkachuk and Noah Hanifin representing the Flames against Brady Tkachuk of the Senators.

Programming will also stream on and the NBC Sports app.

More information about NBC Sports’ Hockey Happy Hour can be found here.