Kings Can Win Stanley Cup Tomorrow Night on NBC Sports Network

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June 5th, 2012

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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, 2012Day 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.

CHANNEL FINDER

With all 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff games airing nationally for the first time, the NBC Sports Group created a channel finder to help fans find NBC and NBC Sports Network in their area by simply entering a zip code.

Click here for the channel finder.

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):

Wednesday, June 6
8 p.m. New Jersey Devils @ L.A. Kings (Game 4) NBC Sports Network
Saturday, June 9
8 p.m. L.A. Kings @ New Jersey Devils (Game 5) * NBC
Monday, June 11
8 p.m. New Jersey Devils @ L.A. Kings (Game 6) * NBC
Wednesday, June 13
8 p.m. L.A. Kings @ New Jersey Devils (Game 7)* NBC

* 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.

NBC Sports Network

51*

NBC

14

CNBC

13

NHL Network

6

Total

84*

* 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.

 
  • Gus

    Go Kings Go!

  • FiveHole

    You know what would be even better than this? If they could win the Stanley Cup on a channel where people in LOS ANGELES could watch it.
    What a bunch of a$$holes at NBC.

  • Todd

    What the f….? It’s not going to be on nbc so los angeles fans can see it. I say boycot all sponsers of NBC sports shows. That is insane! Whoever makes that decision should be canned at NBC. Roone Arledge never would have allowed that to happen!!!!!

  • halloween

    what is NBC sports channel? The Los Angeles NBC affiliate should air it? no?

  • Ryan

    NBC is retarded. The coverage so far has been horrific compared to FSW’s low budget magic. Not having local announcers for the playoffs, especially Bob and Jim, is a travesty. Listening to that NBC jackass screaming about shots from the blue line is making me sick… The only good thing I cans say about it is that I now appreciate FSW coverage that much more.

  • Big o

    Come on NBC this is the finals, the Los Angeles area deserves to watch game 4

  • Ultima

    While I won’t defend Comcast’s decision to keep games 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on a non-basic cable network, I’m a bit puzzled by the outrage.

    How have people been watching the Kings up until now? Five of their eight games over the past month have been exclusive to NBCSN.

    Go to a bar, go to a friend’s house, listen to the local radio coverage, or accept only watching the local post-game coverage if they sweep.

  • disney rocks

    AGT isn’t on wednesdays; so this should air on NBC.

  • RG

    It’s not like NBC would be preempting their weak prime time schedule on Wednesday. They would be showing the game at 5 PM eliminating local news, national news and Access Hollywood! Of course, the morons who run the lowest rated national network obviously have no viewer sensitivity. This would be good for hockey in Los Angeles. But no executive cares.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” ;-)

  • Roger

    YOU GUYS SUCK! The NHL & NBC must not want the LA viewing market since the ratings are SOOOO GOOD. We get to watch the local news rehashed for the 3rd time, a rerun of the national news and some reality show no one cares about. It’s only the Kings with a chance to sweep the STANLY CUP who needs to see that. Who needs NBC, not me!

  • kwp

    well, the A-holes are not only at NBC, but the NHL as well. There used to be a lot more integrity associated with sports. These days it’s simply all about the dough. I mean really….the Stanley Cup finals going into JUNE?? World Series going into October?? Pretty soon the Super Bowl won’t be played until March or April…

    Nevertheless, I think it is indeed a real shame that no one has the courtesy to broadcast what may very well be the final game this season. And despite the above post by ULTIMA about how many games of the Kings were NOT broadcast thus far except on the sports network, this is the apex of the season. While there are the options that ULTIMA points out, it’s ridiculous that anyone should have to resort to those options.
    NBC and the NHL both are the world’s biggest A$$HOLES

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