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NEW YORK – May 17, 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
Fri., May 17
7 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Bill Patrick, Jeremy Roenick, Keith Jones
7:30 p.m. Ottawa (7) @ Pittsburgh (1) NBCSN Rick Peckham, Brian Engblom
Sat., May 18
1 p.m. Detroit (7) @ Chicago (1) NBC Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
9 p.m. Los Angeles (5) @ San Jose (6) NBCSN John Forslund, Joe Micheletti
11:30 p.m. NHL Live Post-Game NBCSN Russ Thaler, Keith Jones
Sun., May 19
3 p.m. NY (6) @ Boston (4) NBC Dave Strader, Pierre McGuire
7 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Russ Thaler, Jeremy Roenick
7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh (1) @ Ottawa (7) NBCSN Rick Peckham, Brian Engblom


Coverage of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight with Conference Semifinal action at 7:30 p.m. ET when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Ottawa Senators on NBC Sports Network (Pittsburgh leads 1-0). Rick Peckham will manage play-by-play alongside analyst Brian Engblom from Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Coverage begins on NBC Sports Network at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live hosted by Bill Patrick, Jeremy Roenick and Keith Jones.


On Saturday, May 18, NBC will air the Chicago Blackhawks hosting the Detroit Red Wings at 1 p.m. ET (Chicago leads 1-0). Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick will call play-by-play, joined by analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy-award winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire at the United Center in Chicago, Ill.

Coverage returns to NBC Sports Network at 9 p.m. ET when the San Jose Sharks host the Los Angeles Kings (Los Angeles leads 2-0). John Forslund will manage play-by-play with analyst Joe Micheletti from the HP Pavilion at San Jose, Calif. NBC Sports Network’s studio show, NHL Live, hosted by Russ Thaler and Keith Jones will provide insights and analysis following the game.

SUNDAY, May 19

Conference Semifinals continue on NBC at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, with the Boston Bruins hosting the New York Rangers (Boston leads 1-0). Dave Strader will serve as play-by-play announcer alongside Emmy-award winning analyst Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’) from TD Garden in Boston, Mass.

NBC Sports Network’s coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET when the Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Ottawa to take on the Senators. Rick Peckham will manage play-by-play alongside analyst Brian Engblom from Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario.


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.









OT Games: 18



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.


1,135 Games broadcast by NBC Sports Group as of 5/16/13 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 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 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.”


In addition to its live stream coverage,’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 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 ( 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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