NHL on NBC Announcing Assignments for 05/06/2014

Tonight is the end of a 20 games in 20 days/nights streak for Pierre McGuire. He’s not working a game tonight for NBC Sports Group. He’s attending the Sports Emmy Awards in New York so in his place at Game 3 of the Boston-Montreal series will be Eddie Olczyk. Kenny Albert will be on the call.

B’s-Habs will be on NBCSN while Game 3 of the Chicago-Minnesota series will be seen on CNBC. Dave Strader and Brian Engblom will be on the call there.

And NBC has announced the times for Saturday, May 10. It will be a primetime doubleheader on NBCSN.

Here’s the schedule for the week.

NHL ON NBC ANNOUNCING ASSIGNMENTS FOR TUESDAY, MAY 6 (All times ET)

TUESDAY, MAY 6
Time Coverage Network Commentators
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones
7 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Boston at (3) Montreal NBCSN Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk
9 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Chicago at (4) Minnesota CNBC Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) CNBC Russ Thaler, Jeremy Roenick, Anson Carter

TODAY – MAY 6

The Canadiens host the Bruins tonight in Game 3 at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as the series shifts north of the border to Montreal. The Bruins evened the series on Saturday afternoon courtesy of a furious third-period comeback, featuring four consecutive goals in a 7:58 span, highlighted by Reilly Smith’s go-ahead goal with 3:32 left in regulation. Boston also erased a two-goal third-period deficit on Thursday night, only to have Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban score early in double overtime to give the Canadiens the Game 1 victory. Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Eddie Olczyk (analyst) will call the action from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

CNBC’s second-round coverage begins tonight at 9 p.m. ET with Game 3 between the Blackhawks and Wild, as Minnesota looks to rebound following two losses in Chicago to open the series. In Game 2, the Wild pressed for the tying goal as they trailed by a score of 2-1 late in the third period, but an insurance goal from Bryan Bickell and an empty-netter from Brandon Saad gave the Blackhawks a 4-1 win, and a 2-0 series lead. The two teams travel to Minnesota tonight for Games 3 and 4, where the Wild are 3-0 this year in the postseason, and have allowed just three goals in those games.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (analyst) will have the call from the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., and NHL Live host Russ Thaler will be alongside former NHL players and analysts Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter in the studio to provide intermission reports.

NHL ANNOUNCES STARTING TIMES FOR NBCSN DOUBLEHEADER ON SATURDAY

The NHL today announced updated start time information for games scheduled for Saturday, May 10. Saturday night’s doubleheader on NBCSN starts with Game 5 of Canadiens-Bruins at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Game 4 between the Ducks and Kings at 9:30 p.m. ET. Commentating assignments for those games have not yet been announced.

Following is NBC Sports Group’s Stanley Cup Playoff telecast schedule through Saturday, May 10. All times are eastern, and times, networks, and commentating assignments are subject to change.

TUESDAY, MAY 6
7 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Boston at (3) Montreal NBCSN Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk
9 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Chicago at (4) Minnesota CNBC Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7
7:30 p.m. Game 4 – (1) Pittsburgh at (2) N.Y. Rangers NBCSN Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
THURSDAY, MAY 8
7:30 p.m. Game 4 – (1) Boston at (4) Montreal NBCSN Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire
10 p.m. Game 3 – (1) Anaheim at (3) Los Angeles NBCSN John Forslund, Brian Engblom
FRIDAY, MAY 9
7 p.m. Game 5 – (2) N.Y. Rangers at (1) Pittsburgh NBCSN Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
9:30 p.m. Game 4 – (1) Chicago at (4) Minnesota NBCSN Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
SATURDAY, MAY 10
7 p.m. Game 5 – (3) Montreal at (1) Boston NBCSN TBD
9:30 p.m. Game 4 – (1) Anaheim at (3) Los Angeles NBCSN TBD

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.

Network Games
NBC 8
NBCSN 35
CNBC 12
NHL-N 2
Total 57

One-goal Games: 28
OT games: 17

That will do it.

Ken Fang

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