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Wednesday Night Rivalry Drops Puck at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Coverage Begins with Lightning-Sabres Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

NHL Live Airs at 6:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday; 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday

NHL Rivals and NHL Top 10 Debut Tuesday Starting at 10:30 p.m. ET

STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 8, 2013 – NBC Sports Group continues its NHL regular season coverage this week with two matchups, highlighted by the Chicago Blackhawks at the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday Night Rivalry on NBCSN at 8 p.m. ET, plus the debut of NBCSN’s two new NHL programs – NHL Rivals and NHL Top 10 – on Tuesday night.

The Blackhawks (1-0-1) enter play following a 3-2 shootout loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night; the Blues (2-0-0) are coming off a 7-0 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday. The Blackhawks took four of five meetings from the Blues last season.

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 the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.

NBCSN’s game coverage begins Tuesday night with the Buffalo Sabres hosting the Lightning at 7:30 p.m. ET. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (analyst) will call the action from the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y.

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream all 2013-14 NHL regular season games televised on NBC and NBCSN, including this week’s Sabres-Lightning and Blues-Blackhawks matchups.

NHL Live, NBC Sports Group live NHL pre-game and post-game studio show, begins one hour before all games on NBCSN. Liam McHugh will host NHL Live with former players and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick from the International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.


NBCSN debuts two new programs – NHL Rivals and NHL Top 10 – on Tuesday, Oct. 9, expanding NBC Sports Group’s NHL coverage with programming focused on hockey’s historic rivalries and some of the game’s most-debated topics.

NHL Rivals, which will debut each week on Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, dovetails off of NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry, which Forbes dubbed “the hottest new brand in sports.” The debut episode of NHL Rivals on Oct. 9 will feature the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues, who have been division rivals since 1970.

Following are excerpts from this week’s episode of NHL Rivals.

Former Blues forward and current Blues executive vice president Brett Hull: “The electricity that would go through the arena – it was scary. If someone crossed the line, someone was going to pay…it was bedlam.”

Former Chicago Blackhawk and current NBC analyst Jeremy Roenick on 1989 playoff series: “I got tangled up with (Blues defenseman) Glen Featherstone behind the net. I started jawing with him, and he cross-checked me right in the mouth and knocked all of my teeth out. Then I scored the game-winning goal in the third (period) – it was pretty cool.”

NHL Top 10, which will debut on Tuesdays at 11 p.m. ET, will dive deep into some of the most timeless debates hockey fans have discussed for decades. This week’s installment of the countdown program highlights the top 10 scorers in NHL history.

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