via press release:
DAY 28 – CROSBY AND PENGUINS FACE ST. LOUIS AND RANGERS IN GAME 7 TONIGHT ON NBCSN, BLACKHAWKS LOOK TO ADVANCE VS. WILD ON CNBC
Penguins Host Rangers in Win-Or-Go-Home Game 7 at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
“The first six games are a novel with different chapters – the seventh game is a short story, all its own.” – Doc Emrick
Blackhawks Can Advance to Western Conference Finals with Win vs. Wild in Game 6 Tonight at 9 p.m. ET on CNBC
2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Viewership on Cable Up 26% vs. 2013 Through 60 Games
Bruins Host Canadiens in Game 7 Tomorrow Night at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
All Games on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC Will Be Streamed Live Via NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 13, 2014 – One team will hang up its skates, while the other will keep its Stanley Cup hopes alive, as Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins host Martin St. Louis and the New York Rangers in a win-or-go-home Game 7 tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, the first of at least two Game 7s on NBCSN this week.
NBC Sports Group’s Stanley Cup Playoff doubleheader continues at 9 p.m. ET on CNBC, when Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks look to advance to the Western Conference Finals for the fourth time in six years with a win in Game 6 against the Minnesota Wild.
THE PASS –TUESDAY, MAY 13 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 14 (All Times ET)
|TUESDAY, MAY 13|
|7 p.m.||Game 7 – (2) N.Y. Rangers at (1) Pittsburgh||NBCSN||Mike “Doc” Emrick, Pierre McGuire|
|NHL Live (Intermission Reports)||NBCSN||Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Jeremy Roenick|
|9 p.m.||Game 6 – (3) Chicago at (4) Minnesota||CNBC||Dave Strader, Eddie Olczyk|
|NHL Live (Intermission Reports)||CNBC||Dave Briggs, Jeremy Roenick,|
|WEDNESDAY, MAY 14|
|7 p.m.||Game 7 – (3) Montreal at (1) Boston||NBCSN||Mike “Doc” Emrick, Pierre McGuire|
|NHL Live (Intermission Reports)||NBCSN||Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones|
|9:30 p.m.||Game 6 – (1) Anaheim at (3) Los Angeles||NBCSN||John Forslund, Brian Engblom|
RANGERS-PENGUINS – GAME 7 TONIGHT AT 7 P.M. ET
ON NBCSN – SERIES TIED 3-3
The Rangers and Penguins battle for their playoff lives in a win-or-go-home Game 7 tonight in Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The Penguins held a commanding 3-1 series lead heading into Game 5 in Pittsburgh on Friday night, but the Rangers responded with decisive victories in Games 5 and 6. Derick Brassard led New York with two goals and an assist in the Rangers’ 5-1 win in Game 5, and Martin St. Louis led the Blueshirts to a 3-1 win on Sunday, as he scored the emotional first goal of the game on Mother’s Day, just three days after the sudden passing of his mother. New York looks for its second straight Game 7 victory this postseason, following a 2-1 win against the Flyers in Game 7 of their first-round series. Two-time Emmy Award-winner Mike “Doc” Emrick (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call the action from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
BLACKHAWKS-WILD – GAME 6 TONIGHT AT 9 P.M. ET
ON CNBC – BLACKHAWKS LEAD 3-2
Jonathan Toews and the Blackhawks look to close out the Wild and advance to the Western Conference Finals in Game 6 tonight at 9 p.m. ET on CNBC. Toews had the eventual game-winning goal 4:19 into the third period of Game 5 on Sunday night, as Chicago won 2-1 to regain the series lead following Wild victories in Games 3 and 4. The home team has won every game thus far in the series, and neither team has lost at home this postseason. The Wild are 5-0 at Xcel Energy Center, where they’ve outscored their opponents by a margin of 21-5. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Eddie Olczyk (analyst) will call the action from Minneapolis.
CANADIENS-BRUINS – GAME 7 WEDNESDAY AT 7 P.M. ET
ON NBCSN – SERIES TIED 3-3
The Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins will face off in Game 7 on Wednesday night on NBCSN, following Montreal’s decisive 4-0 victory in Game 6 on Monday night. Tomorrow’s Game 7 will be the ninth time the Bruins and Canadiens have squared off in a Game 7, and the fourth time in the teams’ past five series since 2004. In their most recent Game 7 in the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs, former Bruins forward Nathan Horton scored in overtime to send Boston on to the second round, and an eventual Stanley Cup title. Emrick and McGuire will call the action from TD Garden in Boston, Mass.
DUCKS-KINGS – GAME 6 WEDNESDAY AT 9:30 P.M. ET
ON NBCSN – DUCKS LEAD 3-2
Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks will look to punch their ticket to the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday night with a fourth straight victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 6 at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Devante Smith-Pelly scored twice for Anaheim, and 20-year-old rookie goaltender John Gibson stopped 42 shots for his second straight win, as the Ducks beat the Kings 4-3 last night in Game 5 in Anaheim, the first time the home team has won in this series. John Forslund (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (analyst) will have the call from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
CABLE RATINGS HIGHLIGHTS
Following are ratings highlights from NBCSN’s and CNBC’s Stanley Cup Playoff second-round coverage:
- For the entire 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs through May 11, NBCSN and CNBC have combined to average 818,000 viewers for 60 games, up 26% vs. the first 59 games in 2013 (647,000 viewers) and up 5% vs. the first 52 games in 2012.
- For the second round, NBCSN and CNBC have combined to average 1.419 million viewers for 20 games, up 12% vs. 17 comparable second-round games in 2013 (1.268 million) and up 26% vs. 15 games in 2012 (1.129 million).
- The most-watched game this past weekend was Rangers-Penguins Game 6, which averaged 1.784 million viewers on NBCSN, up 111% from the comparable window last year (L.A.-San Jose). The game peaked in the 8:30 p.m. quarter-hour with over 2.5 million viewers.
- CNBC delivered its most-watched NHL playoff game ever on Sunday with Minnesota-Chicago Game 5 averaging 1.714 million viewers, up 20% from last Tuesday’s Chicago-Minnesota Game 3 (1.428 million). The game peaked in the 10:30 p.m. quarter-hour with nearly 2.2 million viewers. Minnesota delivered a 14.1 rating, the highest-ever in Minneapolis for a Wild game on cable.
- Last night’s Game 6 between the Bruins and Canadiens averaged 1.607 million viewers. In Boston, the game delivered a 19.4 rating, the best ever in the market for a Bruins second-round game on NBCSN.
GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR
For the third consecutive year, NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NHL Network are combining to televise every Stanley Cup Playoff game nationally.
One-goal Games: 32
OT games: 18
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream all Stanley Cup Playoff games that air on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC, including the comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Final. The vast majority of 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;
- CNBC will live stream exclusively through NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere.”