via press release:
|KINGS CAN WIN STANLEY CUP TOMORROW NIGHT ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK|
Game 4: Devils @ Kings – NBC Sports Network – Coverage Begins at 7:30 p.m. ET
Kings lead 3-0
“The Kings have captured the energy of Hollywood.” – Pierre McGuire
“It should be the best the Devils will play.” – Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick on Game 4
|NEW YORK – June 5, 2012 – Day 56 – The Los Angeles Kings can win their first Stanley Cup tomorrow night with a victory against the New Jersey Devils in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at 8 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. The Kings lead the series 3-0. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET with NHL Liveand will conclude with a half-hour post-game show.Tomorrow night’s telecast will be the 52ndand last by the NBC Sports Network of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs – across NBC, NBC Sports Network, CNBC and NHL Network – is the most by a single media company of a sports property’s post-season in U.S. television history (83 games so far).Games 5-7 will air on NBC, if necessary.
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2012 STANLEY CUP FINAL SCHEDULE
All 2012 Stanley Cup Final games will air exclusively on NBC or the NBC Sports Network. Following is the remaining schedule (all times ET and subject to change):
* If Necessary
COMMENTATORS: Emmy-award winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-glass’ analyst) will call the action during each game. The studio team will feature host Liam McHugh and analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones, the latest highlights, news, analysis and player interviews, live on-location from either the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. or the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The team will cover intermission reports during games, and pre-game and post-game coverage on NBC Sports Network. Additionally, Jeremy Roenick and Darren Pang will conduct on-ice segments and demonstrations as part of the coverage.
MCGUIRE on a Kings victory: “It would be mammoth for city of Los Angeles. The Kings have captured the energy of Hollywood. This would not only be great for the Kings, but for the NHL and hockey fans everywhere.”
EMRICK on Devils: “It should be the best the Devils will play. It becomes us against the world with all who are ready to party in L.A. New Jersey must score first or else a stronger, more physical Kings team will have a happy summer.”
OLCZYK on a Kings victory: “I think about Marcel Dionne, Bob Miller, Jim Fox, Nick Nickson, Wayne Gretzky.... all the guys who have represented hockey in L.A. for years and come before this team. The impact it will have for the NHL and youth hockey will be enormous.”
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 is providing unprecedented access to the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs in April, May and June, televising as many as 87 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.
* Includes Devils-Panthers Conference Quarterfinal Game 7 that was joined in progress. The game also aired on NHL Network. There have been 82 games this NHL post-season.