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NBC SPORTS GROUP’S “NHL PLAYOFF PASS” – MAY 16

Conference Semifinal Doubleheader

NEW YORK – May 16, 2013 – “NHL Playoff Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick daily overview of Stanley Cup Playoff coverage. It is published weekdays to preview the evening games. On Fridays, a weekend edition is posted.

NBC Sports Network will serve as the primary home for Conference Semifinal coverage, offering one or two games virtually every night. When necessary, CNBC will also provide live coverage in primetime. NBC will present exclusive afternoon coverage during the weekend of May 18-19, and a primetime game on Saturday, May 25, if necessary. In addition, more Stanley Cup Playoff games are being live streamed than ever before. For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall NHL Playoff coverage, please click here.

All times are listed as ET and are subject to change:

Time (ET) Coverage Network Talent
7 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Chris Therien
7:30 p.m. New York (6) @ Boston (4) NBCSN Dave Strader, Pierre McGuire
10 p.m. San Jose (6) @ Los Angeles (5) NBCSN John Forslund, Joe Micheletti

TONIGHT, May 16

Coverage of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET when the Boston Bruins host the New York Rangers in Game 1 on NBC Sports Network. Dave Strader will call play-by-play with Emmy-award winning analyst Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’) from TD Garden in Boston, Mass.

Coverage continues at 10 p.m. ET with a California rivalry as the Los Angeles Kings take on the San Jose Sharks (Los Angeles leads 1-0). John Forslund will manage play-by-play and will be joined by analyst Joe Micheletti at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

Coverage begins on NBC Sports Network at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live hosted by Liam McHugh, Keith Jones and Chris Therien. VIEWERSHIP

NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2013 Stanley Cup Conference Semifinals, through three games over two days, is up 40% in average viewership compared to two games last year (1,056,000 vs. 756,000). Last night’s game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks was the most viewed game on cable of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs so far with 1.45 million average viewers.

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THE LEXICOLOGY OF MIKE ‘DOC’ EMRICK

Emmy-Award winning play-by-play voice Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick is renowned for his colorful descriptions of hockey. During last night’s Game 1 matchup between the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks, Emrick used an extensive vocabulary to describe the puck’s action. Below is a sampling of just some of the words he used.

According to Emrick, the puck was…

Beat, blocked, bounced, brought, came back, careened, carried, chipped, chopped, cleared, controlled, covered, deflected, directed, dragged, dropped, dumped, fed in, fired, flew, flicked, floated, forced, grabbed, handed, handled, held, hoisted, hooked, hunted, intercepted, jabbed, jammed, kept, kicked, knocked down, laid, led on, left, lifted, lobbed, nudged, packed, passed, picked off, played, poked, popped, posted, protected, punched, pursued, pushed, rebounded, recovered, redirected, re-gathered, rescued, ricocheted, rifled, rushed, saved, sent, settled on, shaken, shot, shoveled, shuffled, shut down, skipped, slapped, slowed, slung, spun, stashed, steered, stopped, swatted, swept, taken, tangled, thrown, tipped, tossed, trickled, turned over, twisted, walked, went off, wound, and wrapped.

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GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

For the second consecutive year, and only the second time in the 96-year history of the NHL, every Stanley Cup Playoff game will be televised nationally.

NBC

3

NBCSN

29

CNBC

16*

NHLN

2

OT Games: 17

*Joined-in-progress

EMMY AWARD WINNER

Last week at the 34th Annual Sport Emmy Awards, Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports Group’s “Inside the Glass” NHL analyst, was awarded his first career Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Reporter. For more information on NBC Sports Group’s Emmy results, please click here.

NHL CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS ON NBC SPORTS GROUP: BY THE NUMBERS

1133 Games broadcast by NBC Sports Group as of 5/15/13 since 2006*

28 Potential Conference Semifinal games to produce

16 NBC Sports Group NHL announcers and analysts on national broadcasts (includes studio)

5 Hard cameras, including 1 Super SloMo cameras

4 Mobile units

2 Robotic cameras

4 Production and engineering teams

4 NBC Sports Group television networks and platforms covering the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

2 Hand-held cameras

1 Super SlowMo cameras

1 Stanley Cup

*Includes NBC, NBC Sports Network, formerly VERSUS, and CNBC

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream all Stanley Cup Playoff games that air on NBC, NBC Sports Network, and CNBC, including the Stanley Cup Final for the first time. The vast majority of games will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Games airing on:

  • NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
  • NBC Sports Network will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs;
  • CNBC will live stream exclusively through NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere.”

DIGITAL COVERAGE

In addition to its live stream coverage, NBCSports.com’s ProHockeyTalk, will anchor NBC Sports’ online and mobile coverage of the NHL playoffs.

Fans that come to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Schedule page on NBCSports.com/NHLonNBC will not only be able to see the weekly schedule updates, but also dive into a deep playoffs photo experience. Fans can engage with Twitter (@NHLonNBCSports) and Facebook (facebook.com/NHLonNBCSports) to receive the most up to date tune-in information, scores, reports and stories from around the NHL and ProHockeyTalk. NHL Fans can join the conversation by using the #StanleyCup hash tag across every game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

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