Washington Capitals Host the New York Rangers This Week on ‘Wednesday Night Rivalry’

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Rangers Visit Capitals in First Meeting Since Decisive Game 7 of Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Last Season


“When you play a team that many times in the playoffs, the animosity builds up.” – Rangers captain Ryan Callahan on NHL Rivals


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Coverage on NBCSN Begins with Wild-Sabres on Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET; Followed by Sharks-Blues on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET


NHL Live Starts One Hour Before All Games


STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 14, 2013 – NBC Sports Group continues its NHL regular-season coverage this week with three matchups, highlighted by the New York Rangers at the Washington Capitals on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage begins with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET.


This is the first meeting between the Rangers and Capitals since the two teams squared off in a dramatic best-of-seven Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series last May. The home team won the first six games of the series, before Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers shut out the Capitals 5-0 in Washington D.C. to advance. Wednesday night’s matchup marks the first of four meetings between the Metropolitan Division foes.


Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C.


NBCSN’s game coverage this week begins tonight with the Buffalo Sabres hosting the Minnesota Wild at 7:30 p.m. ET. Emrick and McGuire will have the call from the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y.


This week’s NHL coverage on NBCSN continues on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET with a pair of unbeaten teams, when the St. Louis Blues host the San Jose Sharks. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (analyst) will call the action from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.


NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream all 2013-14 NHL regular season games televised on NBC and NBCSN, including this week’s Wild-Sabres, Sharks-Blues, and Rangers-Capitals matchups.


NHL Live, NBC Sports Group live NHL pre-game and post-game studio show, begins one hour before all games on NBCSN. Liam McHugh will host NHL Live with former players and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick from the International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.




NBCSN will debut two new episodes of NHL Rivals and NHL Top 10 this week, as NBC Sports Group continues to expand its NHL coverage with programming focused on hockey’s historic rivalries and some of the game’s most-debated topics.


NHL Rivals, which debuts each week on Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, dovetails off of NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry, which Forbes dubbed “the hottest new brand in sports.” This week’s episode will feature the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals, who have faced each other in four of the last five Stanley Cup playoffs.


Following are excerpts from this week’s episode of NHL Rivals.


Rangers captain Ryan Callahan on recent playoff battles against Capitals: “When you play a team that many times in the playoffs, the animosity builds up.”


Former Capitals forward Matt Hendricks on 5-0 loss to Rangers in Game 7 of playoff series last year: “It was really tough. It’s just tough to look at the New York Rangers and know they beat us when I felt we had the upper hand.”


Hendricks on Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist in 2013 Caps-Rangers playoff series: “Lundqvist stood on his head. He was the difference-maker, and he won that series for them.”


NHL Top 10, which debuts on Tuesdays at 11 p.m. ET, will dive deep into some of the most timeless debates hockey fans have discussed for decades. This week’s installment of the countdown program highlights the Top 10 goalies in NHL history.


Following is this week’s NBCSN NHL programming:


Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Mon., October 14 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Buffalo NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., October 15 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
San Jose at St. Louis NBCSN 8 p.m.
NHL Rivals – Rangers/Capitals NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
NHL Top 10 NBCSN 11 p.m.
Wed., October 16 NHL Rivals – Rangers/Capitals (Encore) NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Washington NBCSN 8 p.m.




NBC Sports Live Extra, All NBCSN 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 NBCSports.com/liveextra. 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;
  • NBCSN 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.


In addition to its coverage of the opening week of the NHL’s 2013-14 regular season, NBC Sports Group will present comprehensive pre-game and post-game coverage, the NHL Winter Classic, the NHL Stadium Series, and new shoulder programming.




NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 103 NHL regular-season games during the 2013-14 season, featuring 13 games on NBC and 90 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive NHL coverage this season.




NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NHL markets such as Boston (Bruins), Philadelphia (Flyers), Washington D.C. (Capitals), Chicago (Blackhawks) and the Bay Area (Sharks), will air more than 300 live NHL games and surround the 2013-14 NHL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most.





NBC Sports Group will continue to provide hockey fans with up-to-the-minute news, video, and information on the NHL and hockey from around the world via its digital and social properties, including NBCSports.com, Twitter and Facebook. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s Digital and Social NHL coverage.

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