NHL on NBC Sports Group Announcing Assignments for 04/17 Through 04/20/2014

Thanks to NBC Sports public relations for forwarding this to me earlier today. Couldn’t post earlier, but doing it now.

You have all of the announcing crews for all of the games from Thursday, April 17 through Sunday, April 20.

Notice that Pierre McGuire works every day. He starts tonight in Pittsburgh with Doc Emrick, then heads to New York on Thursday to work with Detroit Red Wings voice Ken Daniels, back with Doc in Boston on Friday, then back in Pittsburgh for Saturday for a reunion with his TSN partner Gord Miller and returns to Boston on Sunday to work with Doc for Sunday. Subjecting America to that much McGuire could lead to a revolt of some kind, but at least he’s blacked out in the local markets.

Eddie Olczyk’s first NBC appearance will be on Saturday as he will join Dave Strader and Brian Engblom on Chicago at St. Louis (Edzo will call Game 1 on Thursday for Comcast SportsNet Chicago) and then join Doc and Pierre in Boston for Game 2 the Red Wings-Bruins series.

NBC once again taps John Forslund from the Carolina Hurricanes to call postseason action. He and ‘Canes TV partner Tripp Tracy will be assigned to Minnesota-Colorado.

John Walton who’s the radio voice of the Washington Capitals is teamed with New York Islanders analyst Butch Goring on Dallas-Anaheim.

As it has in the past, NBC Sports Group will utilize Comcast SportsNet California for a simulcast of the San Jose Sharks, this time against the Los Angeles Kings and Sharks’ voices Randy Hahn and Drew Remeda will be calling that series.

And NBC Sports taps CBC for a simulcast of the Montreal-Tampa Bay series.

Here are the NHL announcing assignments for NBC Sports Group.


Following are NBC Sports Group’s telecast schedule and commentating assignments for the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs through Sunday’s games:

Time Coverage Network Commentators
7 p.m. Game 1 – (3) Philadelphia at (2) N.Y. Rangers CNBC Ken Daniels, Pierre McGuire
8 p.m. Game 1 – (3) Chicago at (2) St. Louis NBCSN Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
9:30 p.m. Game 1 – (4) Minnesota at (1) Colorado CNBC John Forslund, Tripp Tracy
10:30 p.m. Game 1 – (3) Los Angeles at (2) San Jose NBCSN (CSN Cal. Simulcast) Randy Hahn, Drew Remenda
7 p.m. Game 2 – (3) Montreal at (2) Tampa Bay CNBC (CBC Simulcast) Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Glenn Healy, David Amber
7:30 p.m. Game 1 – (4) Detroit at (1) Boston NBCSN Doc Emrick, Pierre McGuire
10 p.m. Game 2 – (4) Dallas at (1) Anaheim NBCSN John Walton, Butch Goring
3 p.m. Game 2 – (3) Chicago at (2) St. Louis NBC Dave Strader, Brian Engblom, Eddie Olczyk
7 p.m. Game 2 – (4) Columbus at (1) Pittsburgh NBCSN Gord Miller, Pierre McGuire
9:30 p.m. Game 2 – (4) Minnesota at (1) Colorado NBCSN John Forslund, Tripp Tracy
Noon Game 2 – (3) Philadelphia at (2) N.Y. Rangers NBC Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti
3 p.m. Game 2 – (4) Detroit at (1) Boston NBC Doc Emrick, Pierre McGuire, Eddie Olczyk
7 p.m. Game 3 – (2) Tampa Bay at (3) Montreal NBCSN (CBC Simulcast) Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Glenn Healy, David Amber
10 p.m. Game 2 – (3)  Los Angeles at (2) San Jose NBCSN (CSN Cal. Simulcast) Randy Hahn, Drew Remenda

I’ll provide the assignments as they become available.


Ken Fang

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.