NHL on NBC Announcing Assignments for 04/22/2014

Four games tonight across the NBC Sports Group and two of them are simulcasts. NHL Network is airing Game 4 of Tampa Bay at Montreal through CBC. NBCSN is taking Game 3 of San Jose-Los Angeles from Comcast SportsNet California.

Boston-Detroit on NBCSN and New York Rangers at Philly on CNBC are NBC Sports productions.

Here are the announcers for the games and a couple of announcements from NBC.


Time Coverage Network Commentators
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury,Jeremy Roenick
7 p.m. Game 4 – (2) Tampa Bay at (3) Montreal NHL-N (CBC Simulcast)
Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Glenn Healy, David Amber
7:30 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Boston at (4) Detroit NBCSN Mike “Doc” Emrick, Pierre McGuire
8 p.m. Game 3 – (2) N.Y. Rangers at (3) Philadelphia CNBC Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) CNBC Dave Briggs, Anson Carter, Jeremy Roenick
10 p.m. Game 3 – (2) San Jose at (3) Los Angeles NBCSN (CSN California simulcast)
Randy Hahn, Drew Remenda


NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick, begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Roenick will join Dave Briggs and Anson Carter for CNBC’s studio coverage throughout tonight’s Rangers-Flyers game.

Game coverage starts with Game 4 between the (3) Montreal Canadiens and (2) Tampa Bay Lightning at 7 p.m. ET on NHL Network, as the Canadiens can advance to the second round with a win tonight to complete a four-game sweep. Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Glenn Healy and David Amber will have the call from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

NBCSN’s doubleheader begins at 7:30 p.m. ET, as the first-round series between the (1) Boston Bruins and (4) Detroit Red Wings shifts to “Hockeytown”, tied at one game apiece. The Bruins defeated the Red Wings by a score of 4-1 on Sunday afternoon to even the series, following Detroit’s Game 1 win by a score of 1-0. Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike “Doc” Emrick and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich.

CNBC presents Game 3 between the (2) New York Rangers and (3) Philadelphia Flyers at 8 p.m. ET, as the Flyers return to Philadelphia and look to build off of momentum from Sunday’s 4-2 win over the Rangers in Game 2 at Madison Square Garden. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (analyst) will provide live commentary from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

NBCSN’s doubleheader continues at 10 p.m. ET as the (3) Los Angeles Kings host the (2) San Jose Sharks. San Jose holds a 2-0 series lead over Los Angeles, including a 7-2 win on Sunday that featured seven unanswered Sharks’ goals to erase a 2-0 second-period deficit. The Sharks have outscored the Kings by a margin of 13-5 over the first two games of the series, with 10 different players lighting the lamp for San Jose. Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda will call the action from Staples Center in Los Angeles. Calif.

In the event that the Bruins-Red Wings game on NBCSN runs beyond 10:15 p.m. ET, NHL Network will air puck drop of Sharks-Kings. Sharks-Kings will return to NBCSN immediately following the conclusion of Bruins-Red Wings, where it will be seen in its entirety.

REMINDER: Games airing on cable in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs are subject to local blackouts.


Edmonton Oilers defenseman and Stanley Cup winner Andrew Ference will join NBCSN’s first-round Stanley Cup Playoff coverage on Wednesday and Thursday as a studio analyst on NHL Live.

Ference is a veteran of more than 950 NHL regular-season and Stanley Cup Playoff games, and won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Boston Bruins in 2011. Ference will work alongside Milbury on Wednesday night, and Jones on Thursday night, handling coverage of doubleheaders on NBCSN.

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