via press release:
KINGS CAN ADVANCE TO STANLEY CUP FINAL WITH WIN TONIGHT AGAINST BLACKHAWKS IN LOS ANGELES
Coverage of Blackhawks-Kings Game 6 Begins Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
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STAMFORD, Conn. – May 30, 2014 – The Los Angeles Kings can advance to their second Stanley Cup Final in three years, and set up a showdown with the Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers, with a Game 6 win tonight against the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Tonight’s coverage starts at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live hosted by Liam McHugh, alongside former NHL players and analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide live streaming coverage of tonight’s Western Conference Final action, starting at 8 p.m. ET with NHL Live.
A win tonight would send the Kings to the Stanley Cup Final against the New York Rangers, who defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 last night in Game 6 at Madison Square Garden, as Henrik Lundqvist made 18 saves to earn the shutout. A Blackhawks victory tonight would force a Game 7 showdown back in Chicago on Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
The Blackhawks forced Game 6 with a thrilling 5-4 double-overtime win on Wednesday, despite relinquishing leads of 2-0 and 3-1 during the game. Ben Smith tied the game at four early in the third period, and the game remained even until the 2:04 mark of double overtime, when veteran forward Michal Handzus beat Jonathan Quick to keep the Blackhawks alive and send the series back to L.A. Patrick Kane was a catalyst for the Blackhawks, recording assists on four of Chicago’s five goals, after recording just one point in the first four games of the series.
Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Joe Micheletti (analyst), and Brian Engblom (“Inside the Glass” analyst) will have the call from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif.