Series Tied 1-1; Pre-Game Coverage Begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live
Boston Bruins Can Advance to Stanley Cup Final with Game 4 Win vs. Carolina Hurricanes Tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Boston Leads 3-0
2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Continue to Be Most-Watched on Record
NBC Sports’ “On Her Turf” Presents Episode 1 of “Hockey is for Her” Digital Video Series Today
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 15, 2019 – NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight with Game 3 of the Western Conference Final at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as Logan Couture and the San Jose Sharks face Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues with the series tied at one game apiece.
Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Joe Micheletti (analyst), and Emmy-award winner Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call from Enterprise Center in St. Louis. Jeremy Roenick will provide on-site reports from St. Louis throughout tonight’s coverage.
Pre-game coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live hosted by Liam McHugh alongside Patrick Sharp and Keith Jones.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will provide live streaming coverage of the remaining games.
“NHL Playoff Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick daily overview of Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, plus information and highlights. The Pass will be published weekdays to preview that evening’s games. Friday editions will include weekend information.
THE PASS – WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 (All times ET)
|7 p.m.||NHL Live||NBCSN||Liam McHugh, Patrick Sharp, Keith Jones, Jeremy Roenick (on-site)|
|8 p.m.||Game 3 – San Jose at St. Louis||NBCSN||Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti, Pierre McGuire|
For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, please click here.
WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL GAME 3 – SAN JOSE SHARKS AT ST. LOUIS BLUES – TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
St. Louis evened the Western Conference Final with a 4-2 victory over San Jose in Game 2 at SAP Center on Monday night. Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo scored the tie-breaking goal late in the second period for the Blue, which later proved to be the game-winner. Jaden Schwartz, Vince Dunn, and Oskar Sundqvist also scored in the win for the Blues. Logan Couture netted both San Jose goals and leads all skaters in points (19) and goals (13) in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Western Conference Final moves to St. Louis for tonight’s Game 3 and Friday’s Game 4.
EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL GAME 4 – BOSTON BRUINS AT CAROLINA HURRICANES – THURSDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Bruins took a commanding 3-0 Eastern Conference Final lead last night with a 2-1 victory over the Hurricanes in Game 3. Goalie Tuukka Rask continued his dominant postseason, making 35 saves on 36 shots in last night’s win. Chris Wagner and Brad Marchand each scored for Boston, who now have the chance to sweep the best-of-7 series on Thursday night in Carolina for their first Stanley Cup Final appearance since 2013.
Six-time Emmy-award winner Mike “Doc” Emrick (play-by-play), U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk (analyst), and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call from PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C.
2019 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS CONTINUE TO BE MOST-WATCHED ON RECORD
Through Monday night, the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs have averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 1.125 million viewers across the networks of NBCUniversal, ranking as the best on record at this point in the playoffs.
Through the first four games, the 2019 Conference Finals averaged a TAD of 2.030 million viewers, the best in six years (2013, 2.423 million). Monday night’s Blues-Sharks Game 2 on NBCSN averaged a TAD of 1.475 million viewers, up 14% vs. the comparable game last year and up 28% vs. the same matchup in 2016 (1.150 million).
Last night’s Bruins-Hurricanes Game 3 on NBCSN delivered a 1.53 overnight rating, up 20% vs. the comparable game last year (TB-Bos, 1.27). Boston delivered a 17.2 local rating, while Raleigh scored a 6.2 NBCSN was the No. 1 network in both markets during the game.
NBC SPORTS’ “ON HER TURF” PRESENTS EPISODE 1 OF “HOCKEY IS FOR HER” DIGITAL VIDEO SERIES TODAY
The @OnHerTurf Instagram account, which launched during the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics as a partnership between NBC Sports and Refinery29, celebrates female athletes and inspires all women to be the best version of themselves, on and off field. The On Her Turf brand launches “Hockey is for Her” today, a new short-form digital video series highlighting high-profile women involved in hockey, through the remainder of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The women highlighted in the series will inspire fans with their stories in all areas of hockey – whether they work for the NHL, work in media, hold a position in a league organization, play hockey, are the mothers of players, or simply are fans of the sport. The first episode features Canadian Olympic-medalist Manon Rheaume and tell her story as a former professional goaltender, and the first woman to ever play in an NHL game.
NBC SPORTS GROUP UPCOMING CONFERENCE FINALS SCHEDULE
The following is NBC Sports Group’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals schedule through Thursday, May 23:
|WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL GAME & TELECAST SCHEDULE|
|Wed., May 15||Game 3 – San Jose at St. Louis||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Fri., May 17||Game 4 – San Jose at St. Louis||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Sun., May 19||Game 5 – St. Louis at San Jose||NBC||3 p.m.|
|Tues., May 21||Game 6 – San Jose at St. Louis*||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Thurs., May 23||Game 7 – St. Louis at San Jose*||NBCSN||9 p.m.|
|EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL GAME & TELECAST SCHEDULE|
|Thurs., May 16||Game 4 – Boston at Carolina||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Sat., May 18||Game 5 – Carolina at Boston*||NBC||7:15 p.m.|
|Mon., May 20||Game 6 – Boston at Carolina*||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Wed., May 22||Game 7 – Carolina at Boston*||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, please click here.
NBC SPORTS RADIO STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS BROADCAST SCHEDULE
In conjunction with Westwood One, NBC Sports Radio will broadcast every remaining game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including the Conference Finals and the Stanley Cup Final. The following is NBC Sports Radio and Westwood One’s Conference Finals broadcast schedule through Thursday, May 23:
|WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL RADIO BROADCAST SCHEDULE|
|Wed., May 15||Game 3 – San Jose at St. Louis||7:45 p.m.||Dave Goucher, Darren Pang, Steve Goldstein|
|Fri., May 17||Game 4 – San Jose at St. Louis||7:45 p.m.||Dave Goucher, Darren Pang, Steve Goldstein|
|Sun., May 19||Game 5 – St. Louis at San Jose||3 p.m.||Dave Goucher, Darren Pang, Steve Goldstein|
|Tues., May 21||Game 6 – San Jose at St. Louis*||7:45 p.m.||Dave Goucher, Darren Pang, Steve Goldstein|
|Thurs., May 23||Game 7 – St. Louis at San Jose*||8:45 p.m.||Dave Goucher, Darren Pang, Steve Goldstein|
|EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL RADIO BROADCAST SCHEDULE|
|Thurs., May 16||Game 4 – Boston at Carolina||7:45 p.m.||Sam Rosen, Jim Fox, Billy Jaffe|
|Sat., May 18||Game 5 – Carolina at Boston*||7 p.m.||Sam Rosen, Jim Fox, Billy Jaffe|
|Mon., May 20||Game 6 – Boston at Carolina*||7:45 p.m.||Sam Rosen, Jim Fox, Billy Jaffe|
|Wed., May 22||Game 7 – Carolina at Boston*||7:45 p.m.||Sam Rosen, Jim Fox, Billy Jaffe|
COMPREHENSIVE BRUINS AND SHARKS LOCAL COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS BOSTON AND NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA
NBC Sports Boston and NBC Sports California will provide comprehensive local multi-platform coverage for the Boston Bruins’ and San Jose Sharks’ Stanley Cup Playoff games.
NBC Sports Boston will offer live post-game shows and analysis throughout the Bruins-Hurricanes Eastern Conference Final series. Michael Felger, along with former NHL player Tony Amonte and U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey Olympic gold medalist Meghan Duggan will headline postgame coverage. NBCSB Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty will weigh in from on-site at the arena throughout the series. NBCSB’s daily programming, including Early Edition, Boston Sports Tonight, and simulcasts of The Sports Hub’s Zolak & Bertrand & Felger and Mazz shows will also provide in-depth coverage throughout the series. The My Teams app will offer the postgame show streamed live as well as additional extensive Bruins coverage.
NBC Sports California’s comprehensive coverage of the Sharks-Blues Western Conference Final is highlighted by live game-day coverage on Sharks Playoff Live and Sharks Morning Skate. Sharks Playoff Live will provide viewers with analysis and interviews before and after every game. Sharks Morning Skate – a live multiplatform game-day show hosted by Sharks announcers and analysts – will be presented throughout the Sharks-Blues series on Facebook Live. The shows will be anchored by 13-time regional Emmy Award-winner Brodie Brazil, 13-year NHL veteran Curtis Brown and former Sharks right winger Devin Setoguchi (home games), with additional analysis provided by the Sharks broadcast team: Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker and Bret Hedican.
NBCSPORTS.COM STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF HUB SERVES AS HOME FOR SCORES, SCHEDULES AND HIGHLIGHTS
The Stanley Cup Playoff Hub on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will be the home for everything fans need to know about the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Stanley Cup Playoff Hub will feature up-to-the-minute scores, updated schedules, and highlights following the conclusion of each game.
In addition, ProHockeyTalk on NBCSports.com will provide previews and recaps throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs. ProHockeyTalk writers Sean Leahy, James O’Brien, Adam Gretz and Scott Billeck will deliver comprehensive coverage for the postseason. Following each night’s games, The Buzzer will recap the action and top moments of the evening around the league. Each morning, The Wraparound will set the table for that night’s slate of games.
STREAMING COVERAGE ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide live streaming coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
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