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NBCSN’s Hockey Happy Hour: Richards propels Rangers past Penguins in 2014

New York Rangers  v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Seven

PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 13: Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers and Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers celebrate Richards’ second period goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Seven of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 13, 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. New York defeated Pittsburgh 2-1 to advance to the next round. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

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This week’s Hockey Happy Hour on NBCSN (5-7 p.m. ET) will feature memorable “on this date” games in playoff history.

The Rangers and Penguins clashed in a Game 7 duel that resulted in a 2-1 hard-fought New York win. Brad Richards’ game and series clinching goal propelled New York to the Eastern Conference Final. For the first time in franchise history, the Rangers overcame a 3–1 game deficit to win a seven-game series.

Mike Emrick and Pierre McGuire called Game 7 from Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

During the broadcast, Liam McHugh remembers a pair of thrilling Game 7 overtime contests that occurred on May 13 in 2013 (Maple Leafs vs. Bruins, Round 1) and 2015 (Capitals vs. Rangers, Round 2).

Wednesday, May 13 on NBCSN
#HockeyAtHome: NHL Hockey Moms - 5 p.m. ET (Live stream)
• Rangers vs. Pittsburgh (2014 Round 2, Game 7) - 5:30 p.m. ET (Live stream)

Thursday, May 14 on NBCSN
NHL Player Gaming Challenge - 5 p.m. ET (Live stream)
• Flyers vs. Bruins (2010 Round 2, Game 7) - 6 p.m. ET (Live stream)

NBC Sports’ Kathryn Tappen will co-host a 30-minute program that features interviews with three sets of NHL players and their mothers. The three mother and son relationships featured in the program are:

• Ryan (Rangers), Dylan (Blackhawks) and Matthew Strome (Flyers prospect) and mother, Trish
• Quinn (Canucks) and Jack Hughes (Devils) and mother, Ellen
• David Ayres (Hurricanes emergency goalie) and mother, Mary

NBCSN will present the NHL Player Gaming Challenge between Chicago vs. Los Angeles. The competition features Alex Debrincat and Drake Caggiula representing the Blackhawks against Blake Lizotte and Michael Amadio of the Kings. The month-long initiative will pit NHL players from all 31 clubs facing off against each other in EA Sports NHL 20.

Following the hour-long broadcast, a matchup between Anthony Mantha and Madison Bowey of the Red Wings and Jordan Greenway and Devan Dubnyk of the Wild will be available on, the NBC Sports app and the NBC Sports YouTube channel.

Programming will also stream on and the NBC Sports app.

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