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NHL on NBC Announcing Assignment for 04/29/2014

With one game tonight and a New York team involved, it means that the NHL on NBC “A” team will be on Game 6 of the Rangers at Philadelphia tonight. Doc Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Pierre “Tootsie” McGuire are on the call. And if there’s a Game 7 in this series, the same three will head up Route 95 to New York tomorrow.

But first things first. NBCSN has tonight’s game at 7:30 p.m. ET. NHL Live will air at 6:30 p.m. with Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury and Keithy Jones.

Wednesday night will have at least two Games 7 and if the Flyers win tonight, there could be three.

We have what NBC Sports Group is saying about tonight’s game and beyond.

NHL ON NBC ANNOUNCING ASSIGNMENT FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 29 (All times ET)

Time Coverage Network Commentators
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury,Keith Jones
7:30 p.m. Game 6 – (2) N.Y. Rangers at (3) Philadelphia NBCSN Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

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All Stanley Cup Playoff games will be presented on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC (in primetime), and NHL Network. In addition, all Stanley Cup Playoff games airing on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC will be live streamed via NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.

POTENTIAL GAME 7 TRIPLEHEADER TOMORROW ACROSS NBCSN AND CNBC

Two Game 7 matchups are set for Wednesday night on NBCSN and CNBC, as the (1) Colorado Avalanche look to hold serve at home against the (4) Minnesota Wild, and the (3) Los Angeles Kings look to complete an historic comeback against the (2) San Jose Sharks.

CNBC’s coverage on Wednesday will start at 9:30 p.m. ET with Game 7 between the Avalanche and Wild. The home team has won each of the first six games of this series, including Minnesota’s 5-2 win on Monday night, as Wild captain Zach Parise scored the game-winning goal and recorded four points to force Game 7 back in Denver. The winner of Wild-Avalanche will go on to face the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks in the second round.

NBCSN will present coverage of Game 7 on Wednesday between the Sharks and Kings at 10 p.m. ET tomorrow night, as the Kings look to pull off an improbable comeback with four straight victories to erase a 3-0 series deficit. Justin Williams broke a 1-1 tie with just over eight minutes remaining in the third period on Monday night, as the Kings went on to win 4-1, and force Game 7 back in San Jose.

Only three teams have ever rallied from a 0-3 deficit to win a Stanley Cup Playoff series (’42 Toronto Maple Leafs, ’75 New York Islanders, ’10 Philadelphia Flyers). The winner of Kings-Sharks will go on to face the Anaheim Ducks in the second round.

With two Game 7 matchups already for set for tomorrow night, a Flyers win in Game 6 tonight against the Rangers would set the stage for a Game 7 tripleheader on Wednesday night across NBCSN and CNBC. Game coverage would begin with Game 7 between the Rangers and Flyers from Madison Square Garden at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

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 6
NBCSN 25
CNBC 11
NHL-N 2
Total 44

One-goal Games: 23
OT games: 13

There you have it.

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.

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