As the NHL's stretch run culminates with the final remaining berths in the Stanley Cup Playoffs being locked up, NBC and Versus will provide fans with eight consecutive days of coverage as the regular season reaches its apex.
The action begins this Sunday on NBC's "NHL Game of the Week," featuring the top seed in the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia Flyers
, hosting the New York Rangers
, who held down the eighth seed at the start of Friday's action. Both teams are fighting for playoff positioning with the Rangers looking to hold off the ninth-place Carolina Hurricanes
, who are three points back, and the Flyers aiming to wrap up home-ice advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs. NBCSports.com will also stream the game live.
Mike "Doc" Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk
(analyst) and Pierre McGuire (inside-the-glass analyst) will call the action on NBC. McGuire will pull double duty as he joins NBC Sports’ analyst Mike Milbury
in the studio.
VERSUS will broadcast six games in five days beginning with a doubleheader on Monday (Bruins at Rangers; Kings at Sharks) featuring three teams jockeying for playoff positioning and the Rangers fighting for their postseason lives. The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks, also fighting for their playoff lives as the current No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, and the Red Wings, currently No. 2 in the West, conclude both the VERSUS and NBC regular seasons with a home-and-home series on Friday, April 8 and Sunday, April 10, respectively.
UPCOMING NBC SPORTS GROUP NHL SCHEDULE (all times ET):
Sunday, April 3 -- N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia 12:30 p.m. NBC
Monday, April 4 -- Boston at N.Y. Rangers 7:30 p.m. VERSUS
Monday, April 4 -- Los Angeles at San Jose 10 p.m. VERSUS
Tuesday, April 5 -- New Jersey at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. VERSUS
Wednesday, April 6 --???St. Louis at Chicago 8 p.m. VERSUS
Thursday, April 7 --???Atlanta at N.Y. Rangers 7 p.m. VERSUS
Friday, April 8 -- Chicago at Detroit 7:30 p.m. VERSUS
Sunday, April 10 -- Detroit at Chicago 12:30 p.m. NBC