via press release:



Philadelphia at Pittsburgh Begins Final-Week coverage this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC


Triple-Header across NBC & NBC Sports Network concludes Regular-Season coverage on Saturday, April 7


Bonus coverage added tomorrow night with Dallas Stars at Vancouver Canucks at 10 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network



NEW YORK – Mar. 29, 2012 – With NHL teams fighting to either make the playoffs or jockeying for crucial playoff positioning, the NBC Sports Group will conclude the 2011-12 NHL regular season with its most comprehensive final week of coverage ever, presenting 11 games over the final seven nights of the season across NBC and the NBC Sports Network.


Final-week coverage begins Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC with the Philadelphia Flyers traveling to Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins in the NHL Game of the Week. Later that night, the NBC Sports Network will air primetime coverage of the Rangers taking on the Bruins at 7 p.m. ET in New York.


After six more games are aired on the NBC Sports Network from Monday-Friday, the NBC Sports Group’s regular-season coverage concludes with a triple-header on Saturday, April 7, beginning with Chicago at Detroit at 1 p.m. ET on NBC. NBC Sports Network will follow with Philadelphia at Pittsburgh at 4 p.m. ET and Washington at New York at 6:30 p.m. ET.


NBC Sports Group Final-Week NHL Schedule (all times ET, subject to change):


Date Game Time Network


Sun., April 1 Philadelphia at Pittsburgh 12:30 p.m. NBC


Boston at New York Rangers 7 p.m. NBCSN


Mon., April 2 Washington at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. NBCSN


Tues., April 3 Pittsburgh at Boston 7:30 p.m. NBCSN


Anaheim at Vancouver 10 p.m. NBCSN


Wed., April 4 Detroit at St. Louis 7:30 p.m. NBCSN


Thurs., April 5 New York Rangers at Pittsburgh 7 p.m. NBCSN


Fri., April 6 Phoenix at St. Louis 7:30 p.m. NBCSN


Sat., April 7 Chicago at Detroit 1 p.m. NBC


Philadelphia at Pittsburgh 4 p.m. NBCSN


Washington at New York Rangers 6:30 p.m. NBCSN


BONUS GAME: NBC Sports Network has added bonus coverage and will be picking up tomorrow night’s (Friday) Dallas at Vancouver game at 10 p.m. ET.


COMMENTATORS: The team of Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside the Glass’ analyst) will call the action for Sunday’s game on NBC, NBC Sports Network’s Wednesday night game and NBC’s Saturday game in Detroit.


Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (‘Inside the Glass’ analyst) will call Sunday’s game in New York. Rick Peckham (play-by-play) and McGuire will serve as announcers for Monday’s primetime coverage, with Strader and Engblom teaming up again for Tuesday’s game in Boston, as well as games in Pittsburgh on both Thursday and Saturday.


John Forslund (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (analyst) will be in St. Louis for Friday’s coverage, and Gord Miller (play-by-play) and Ray Ferraro (‘Inside the Glass’ analyst) will call New York’s last game of the regular season on Saturday night.


Liam McHugh and analyst Mike Milbury will cover all the intermissions for NBC Sports’ coverage. Additionally, McHugh hosts NHL Live and NBC Sports Network’s pre- and post-game studio show, where he is joined by analysts Milbury and Keith Jones.


NBCSPORTS.COM: is the online destination for hockey fans. The website continues to stream the NHL Game of the Week, allowing users to follow all the action and providing them special features like “Star-Cam,” which follows marquee players throughout the game. NHL content areas on the site include ProHockeyTalk, one of’s popular “Sports Talk” sites, also gives fans day-to-day coverage of the league with sharp analysis on every angle for the big stories of the day. also has exclusive NHL videos wrapping-up all of the NHL action that day.



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