via press release:


2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Day 27

Washington @ New York Rangers, 7:30 p.m. ET (Series tied 2-2)

Nashville @ Phoenix, 10 p.m. ET (Phoenix leads series 3-1)


NEW YORK – May 7, 2012 – Day 27 – The NBC Sports Group continues its exclusive coverage of the Conference Semifinals tonight with two crucial Game 5’s on NBC Sports Network. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live on NBC Sports Network.


Tonight’s coverage of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs starts in the Eastern Conference with #1 New York Rangers hosting #7 Washington Capitals at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network in a crucial Game 5 at Madison Square Garden (series tied 2-2). Following at 10 p.m. ET also on NBC Sports Network, the #3 Phoenix Coyotes aim to advance to the Western Conference Final to meet the Los Angeles Kings with a home victory tonight against the #4 Nashville Predators h. The Coyotes lead the series 3-1. Tonight’s schedule (all times ET):

7:30 p.m. #7 Was @ #1 NYR (Game 5) NBCSN Doc Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
10 p.m. #4 Nas @ #3 Pho (Game 5) NBCSN John Forslund, Joe Micheletti


With all 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff games airing nationally for the first time and the Conference Semifinals being carried exclusively on either NBC, NBC Sports Network or CNBC, the NBC Sports Group created a channel finder to help fans find those channels in their area by simply entering a zip code.

Click here for the channel finder.


Comcast SportsNet, the local home for the Capitals and Flyers, will closely follow hometown team playoff progress with pre- and post-game coverage, breaking news and analysis throughout each team’s playoff run. CSN Philadelphia will be doing live pre- and post-game programs for all Flyers games in the second round and CSN Mid-Atlantic will have one-hour Capitals Postgame Live shows for all Capitals games in the second round. Both networks will also have extensive coverage online.


For the first time in the 95-year history of the NHL, every Stanley Cup Playoff game will be televised nationally. The NBC Sports Group will provide unprecedented access to the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs in April, May and June, televising as many as 105 playoff games and possibly more than 262.5 hours of programming. Games will be presented on NBC, the NBC Sports Network, the NHL Network, and NBCUniversal’s business channel CNBC in primetime.

NBC Sports Network 36*
NBC 10
NHL Network 6

* Includes Devils-Panthers Conference Quarterfinal Game 7 that was joined in progress

–NBC Sports Group–

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