NBC Sports Group Presents Up to 10 NHL Games With Playoff Implications in Final Week of Regular Season
via press release:
PUSH FOR THE PLAYOFFS: NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS UP TO 10 NHL GAMES WITH PLAYOFF IMPLICATIONS IN FINAL WEEK OF REGULAR SEASON
Red Wings Visit Penguins on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET in Potential First-Round Matchup; New NHL Rivals Airs 10:30 p.m. ET Tuesday on NBCSN
T.J. Oshie and Western Conference-Leading Blues Host Red Wings in NHL Game of the Week Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC in Regular Season Finale
Penguins Host In-State Rival Flyers Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC
Sharks Visit Ducks at 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Challenging for Pacific-Division Lead; Sharks Host Avalanche Friday Night at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Blues Host Capitals Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET, Visit Wild Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN in Potential First-Round Matchup
Friday and Sunday Night Matchups May Be Added to NBCSN, Dependent Upon Playoff Implications
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 7, 2014 – The NHL’s “Push for the Playoffs” features up to 10 games with playoff implications in the final week of the regular season across NBC and NBCSN, including T.J. Oshie and the St. Louis Blues against the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL Game of the Week on NBC Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET, and Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins hosting Detroit on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Oshie and the Western Conference-leading Blues (52-19-7, 111 points) appear three times across NBC and NBCSN this week, including their regular-season finale at home against the Red Wings (37-27-14, 88 points), who currently hold the first wild card spot in the Eastern Conference and hope to extend their 22-year streak of consecutive playoff appearances. Veteran play-by-play announcer Dave Strader and analyst Brian Engblom will have the call from Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. on Sunday afternoon.
Wednesday Night Rivalry between the Red Wings and Penguins on NBCSN is a likely preview of a first-round Eastern Conference matchup. Pittsburgh (50-24-5, 105 points) has clinched the Metropolitan Division title, and would face the Red Wings in the first round of the playoffs if Detroit maintains its position in the first wild card spot.
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 CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.