2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs Day 1 to Air Wednesday, April 11 on NBC Sports Network
via press release:
FIERCE FLYERS-PENGUINS RIVALRY BEGINS POST-SEASON COVERAGE TONIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK
Red Wings @ Predators, 8 p.m. ET – CNBC
Kings @ Canucks, 10:30 p.m. ET – NBC Sports Network
Coverage begins nightly with NHL Live at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network
NEW YORK – April 11, 2012 – Day 1 – The NBC Sports Group begins its presentation of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight with a double-header on NBC Sports Network and one game on CNBC.
The #4 Pittsburgh Penguins host #5 Philadelphia Flyers in a fierce in-state Eastern Conference rivalry at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. Shortly thereafter, the Western Conference playoffs begin with the #4 Nashville Predators hosting the #5 Detroit Red Wings at 8 p.m. ET on CNBC. At 10:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, the Western Conference’s top-seeded Vancouver Canucks host the #8 Los Angeles Kings. Coverage begins every game night at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live on NBC Sports Network. Tonight’s schedule (all times ET):
#5 Phi @ #4 Pit (Game 1)
#5 Det @ #4 Nas (Game 1)
#8 L.A. @ # 1 Van (Game 1)
In addition, four Comcast SportsNets – California (San Jose Sharks), Chicago (Blackhawks, Mid-Atlantic (Capitals) and Philadelphia (Flyers) — will air live first-round coverage in their local markets. Those networks will also surround their live games with additional Stanley Cup-related coverage. Tonight’s CSN schedule (all times ET):
#5 Phi @ #4 Pit (Game 1)
Comcast SportsNet New England will air special pre- and post-game coverage for all Bruins games throughout the playoffs, as well as in-depth coverage and analysis of the team’s playoff run throughout all CSNNE programming and online at CSNNE.com.
With every 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game airing nationally for the first time, the NBC Sports Group created a channel finder to help fans find NBC, NBC Sports Network, CNBC or NHL Network in their area by simply entering a zip code.
Click here for the channel finder: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/46907840/ns/sports-nhl/
GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR
For the first time in the 95-year history of the NHL, every Stanley Cup Playoff game will be televised nationally. The NBC Sports Group will provide unprecedented access to the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs in April, May and June, televising as many as 105 playoff games and possibly more than 262.5 hours of programming. Games will be presented on NBC, the NBC Sports Network, the NHL Network, and NBCUniversal’s business channel CNBC in primetime.
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