Be very aware of the wild-card teams when the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins Wednesday.
NBC Sports Group will provide extensive coverage of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC, NBCSN and NHL Network, and on NBC Universal's USA Network and CNBC. It is the fourth straight year NBC Sports Group will cover every playoff game.
"There's no better time in the year; it's that time when overtimes can go until 2 or 3 in the morning and the excitement just reigns supreme," NBC Sports Group executive producer Sam Flood said.
Flood and the broadcast team of play-by-play man Mike "Doc" Emrick and "Inside the Glass" analyst Pierre McGuire previewed the playoffs Tuesday.