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[05/30/13 - 12:59 PM]
2013 NHL Stanley Cup Conference Finals on NBC and NBC Sports Network to Feature Last Four Stanley Cup Champions
Coverage begins Saturday at 5 p.m. ET when the Kings travel to the United Center in Chicago, to take on the Blackhawks on NBC Sports Network.

[via press release from NBC]

2013 NHL STANLEY CUP CONFERENCE FINALS ON NBC AND NBC SPORTS NETWORK TO FEATURE LAST FOUR STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS

NBC Sports Live Extra to Live Stream All Games Airing on NBC, Plus All Games Airing on NBC Sports Network via "TV Everywhere"

Conference Finals Coverage Begins Saturday with NBC and NBC Sports Network Doubleheader

Los Angeles at Chicago at 5 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network

Boston at Pittsburgh at 8 p.m. ET on NBC

NEW YORK, N.Y. - May 30, 2013 - NBC Sports Group's presentation of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs continues with the Eastern and Western Conference Finals featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins (No. 1 seed and 2009 Stanley Cup Champions) vs. the Boston Bruins (No. 4 seed and 2011 Stanley Cup Champions), and the Chicago Blackhawks (No. 1 seed and 2010 Stanley Cup Champions) vs. the Los Angeles Kings (No. 5 seed and 2012 Stanley Cup Champions). NBC Sports Group's Stanley Cup Playoff exclusivity continues through the Stanley Cup Final, with all games airing on either NBC or NBC Sports Network.

Coverage begins Saturday at 5 p.m. ET when the Kings travel to the United Center in Chicago, Ill., to take on the Blackhawks on NBC Sports Network. It continues that night at 8 p.m. ET when the Bruins take the ice against the Penguins at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., on NBC.

NBC Sports Regional Networks will continue to surround the Blackhawks (Comcast SportsNet Chicago) and Bruins (Comcast SportsNet New England) with in-depth live-event and/or news coverage. NBCSports.com will provide comprehensive online coverage of the playoffs with online-only video, contributions from Comcast SportsNet insiders, and constant news updates from ProHockeyTalk.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA COVERAGE

NBC Sports Live Extra -- NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets -- will stream all Stanley Cup Playoff games that air on NBC and NBC Sports Network, including the Stanley Cup Final for the first time. The vast majority of games will be live streamed via "TV Everywhere," the media industry's effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Games airing on:

NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra; NBC Sports Network will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite and telco services, via "TV Everywhere," which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs;

See below for a complete Conference Final schedule.

STUDIO COVERAGE

Robust pre-game, post-game and intermission studio programming throughout the 2013 NHL postseason continues in the third round. It will originate from NBC Sports Group's new, state-of-the-art International Broadcast Center located in Stamford, Conn., except during the Stanley Cup Final, when the studio will be live from the game sites.

Fans can expect NHL studio programming for games airing on both NBC and NBC Sports Network. NHL Live will usually begin one hour prior to game time, with post-game coverage airing immediately after the game or final game of the night.

On most days, the NHL Live team of Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury and Keith Jones will man the studio for games. Host Bill Patrick and analyst Jeremy Roenick will also serve on the studio team during the playoffs.

ENCORES

Continuing nearly every morning throughout the playoffs, NBC Sports Network will air encore presentations of the previous night's NHL Live post-game show, as well as a cut-down version of the game of the night.

NHL Live post-game encores will air daily at 6 a.m. ET and 8:30 a.m. ET, with the game encore airing from 6:30-8:30 a.m. ET.

COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE

Through the NBC Sports Regional Networks, comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be provided daily via Comcast SportsNet, available in more than 50 million U.S. households and the hometown network for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Comcast SportsNet New England will air special pre- and post-game coverage for all Boston Bruins games throughout the playoffs, as well as in-depth coverage and analysis of the team's playoff run throughout all CSNNE programming and online at CSNNE.com.

NBCSPORTS.COM

In addition to its live stream coverage via NBC Sports Live Extra, NBCSports.com's ProHockeyTalk, will anchor NBC Sports' online and mobile coverage of the NHL playoffs.

ProHockeyTalk provides unique, informative and entertaining news, commentary and analysis -- updated around the clock -- on all the stories surrounding the NHL playoffs. Other NBCSports.com features will include:

PHT Extra, a multiple-times-a-week online-only video segment.

Online-only videos featuring NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network hockey commentators previewing upcoming playoff games and wrapping-up all of the NHL action that day.

Content provided by Comcast SportsNet NHL insiders.

An NHL Playoffs Channel Finder tool that will help fans locate the times and stations for every NHL playoff broadcast.

SOCIAL MEDIA

In addition to broadcast, cable, regional and digital platforms, NBC Sports Group will connect with NHL fans via numerous social media initiatives, including social integration, on-air integration and news:

Social Integration:

Social Stanley Cup Playoffs Schedule:

Fans who come to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Schedule page on NBCSports.com/NHLonNBC will not only be able to see the weekly schedule updates, but also dive into a deep playoffs photo experience. Fans can upload photos showing their playoff team spirit directly to NBCSports.com or through team- specific hashtags. Fans can vote on their favorite pictures and see the best of photos from the NHL and the teams using #StanleyCup. The best fan photos from this experience will be featured on-air during NBC and NBC Sports Network games.

#StanleyCup: NHL Fans can join the conversation by using the #StanleyCup hash tag across every game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

NHL on NBC Sports Instagram: NHL fans can upload photos to Instagram and use #StanleyCup. The NHL on NBC Sports Instagram account will feature the best fan photos round by round.

Live Twitter Chats: Fans will have the opportunity to have live Twitter chats with NHL and NBC Sports personalities and commentators throughout the playoffs

On-Air Integration:

Playoff Polls: Fans can weigh in on a variety of NHL-themed polls on Facebook and Twitter that commentators will discuss throughout the broadcasts.

#MVPonNBC - During pre-game, post-game and in-game coverage, fans can tweet who they think is the #MVPonNBC . Commentators will discuss the fan favorites and weigh in with their own opinions.

News:

Fans can engage with Twitter (@NHLonNBCSports) and Facebook (facebook.com/NHLonNBCSports) to receive the most up to date tune-in information, scores, reports and stories from around the NHL and ProHockeyTalk.

CONFERENCE FINAL SCHEDULE

Coverage of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continues Saturday with Conference Final action at 5 p.m. ET when the Chicago Blackhawks host the defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings on NBC Sports Network. At 8 p.m. ET on NBC, the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Boston Bruins. Only the first four games of each series have been scheduled thus far.

Following is the current Conference Final schedule (all times ET), which only includes the first four games of each series:

Saturday, June 1

5 p.m. Los Angeles (5) @ Chicago (1) NBCSN

8 p.m. Boston (4) @ Pittsburgh (1) NBC

Sunday, June 2

8 p.m. Los Angeles (5) @ Chicago (1) NBCSN

Monday, June 3

8 p.m. Boston (4) @ Pittsburgh (1) NBCSN

Tuesday, June 4

9 p.m. Chicago (1) @ Los Angeles (5) NBCSN

Wednesday, June 5

8 p.m. Pittsburgh (1) @ Boston (4) NBCSN

Thursday, June 6

9 p.m. Chicago (1) @ Los Angeles (5) NBCSN

Friday, June 7

8 p.m. Pittsburgh (1) @ Boston (4) NBCSN

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Following the Conference Finals, NBC Sports Group's coverage of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs will continue with the Stanley Cup Final. All games will air exclusively on NBC and NBC Sports Network.

For the eighth consecutive year, NBC and NBC Sports Network (formerly VERSUS) will provide exclusive coverage of the Stanley Cup Final. NBC will broadcast Game 1, Game 4, and Games 5-7 (if necessary), with NBC Sports Network televising Games 2-3. Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike 'Doc' Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning 'Inside-the-Glass' analyst Pierre McGuire will call the Stanley Cup Final.





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