via press release:
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS HOST NEW YORK RANGERS IN 2014 NHL THANKSGIVING SHOWDOWN FRIDAY AT 1 P.M. ET ON NBC
Rangers Visit Flyers in 2014 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown Friday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC; NHL Live On-Site in Philadelphia
“I love playing hockey – I think I love watching my kids play hockey more than I love to play.” – Rangers Forward Martin St. Louis to Pierre McGuire
Boston Bruins Host Pittsburgh Penguins Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Detroit Red Wings Host Flyers Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 24, 2014 – NBC’s coverage of the 2014-15 NHL regular season begins this Friday at 1 p.m. ET, when Martin St. Louis, Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers travel to Philadelphia to face Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek and the Flyers in the 2014 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown. Coverage begins with NHL Live – NBC Sports Group’s NHL pre-game show – on-site from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa., hosted by Kathryn Tappen, alongside analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.
This week’s NHL coverage begins tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins host Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Coverage continues on Wednesday night, when Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings host the Flyers at 7:30 p.m. ET. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide live coverage of Penguins-Bruins, Flyers-Red Wings, and Rangers-Flyers.
NHL THANKSGIVING SHOWDOWN: RANGERS AT FLYERS – FRIDAY AT 1 P.M. ET ON NBC
The Flyers and Rangers face off in the NHL Thanksgiving Showdown this Friday on NBC following their Wednesday Night Rivalry showdown last week on NBCSN. Last Wednesday, goalie Cam Talbot stopped all 31 shots he faced, and Rangers leading scorer Rick Nash found the back of the net in a 2-0 victory in New York. The Flyers enter the week following a 4-2 victory on Saturday, and face the New York Islanders and Red Wings prior to Friday’s game. The Rangers travel to Tampa Bay on Wednesday to face the Lightning.
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 Philadelphia.