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NBC SPORTS’ “WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY” FEATURES WESTERN CONFERENCE SHOWDOWN BETWEEN 2019 STANLEY CUP CHAMPION BLUES & WILD ON NBCSN

Steven Stamkos and Tampa Bay Lightning Face Off Against Kaapo Kakko and New York Rangers Tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Wednesday Night Hockey – Blues-Wild at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Pre-Game Coverage Begins with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET

Our Line Starts – NBC Sports New Weekly NHL Podcast – Available Now

STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 29, 2019 – NBC Sports presents this week’s edition of Wednesday Night Hockey featuring a Western Conference matchup between the defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues and Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Tonight’s matchup features Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning facing off against Kaapo Kakko and the New York Rangers at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Kathryn Tappen will host Wednesday’s coverage on NHL Live alongside analysts Patrick Sharp and Keith Jones and NHL insider Bob McKenzie. Paul Burmeister will anchor tonight’s studio coverage with Jeremy Roenick and Sharp.

Following is this week’s NHL schedule on NBCSN:

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Tues., October 29 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at New York NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
NHL Overtime NBCSN 10:15 p.m.*
Wed., October 30 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wednesday Night Hockey – Minnesota at St. Louis NBCSN 8 p.m.
NHL Overtime NBCSN 10:45 p.m.*

*Immediately following game coverage

WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY – WILD-BLUES AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The defending Stanley Cup Champion Blues (6-3-3) handed the Detroit Red Wings their eighth straight loss on Sunday when the Blues won 5-4 in overtime behind two goals and two assists by Ryan O’Reilly. Minnesota (4-7-0) was victorious on Saturday, defeating the Los Angeles Kings 5-1 to register their third win in their last four games. The Wild face the Stars in Dallas tonight.

Play-by-play commentator John Forslund, analyst Mike Milbury and ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Brian Boucher will call Wild-Blues from Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO.

TONIGHT – LIGHTNING-RANGERS AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

On Saturday night, the Lightning (5-3-2) lost in overtime 3-2 to the Predators, but Steven Stamkos (5g/6a) added to his early season point total, netting a second period goal. Free agent signee Artemi Panarin (5g/4a) leads the Rangers (3-5-1) in goals scored.

Brendan Burke (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call Lightning-Rangers from Madison Square Garden in New York, NY.

NHL ON NBC ANALYST EDDIE OLCZYK INTERVIEWS AVALANCHE DEFENSEMAN & HORSE OWNER ERIK JOHNSON IN PREPARATION FOR BREEDERS’ CUP

During this weekend’s coverage of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Eddie Olczyk, who serves as an NBC Sports analyst for both hockey and horse racing, interviews Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson, owner of multiple horses expected to run in the Breeders’ Cup.

Live racing coverage of the Breeders’ Cup begins this Friday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by 4.5 live hours on Saturday, Nov. 2, beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and continuing on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.

OUR LINE STARTS – NBC SPORTS’ NEW WEEKLY NHL PODCAST – AVAILABLE NOW

NBC Sports’ new weekly NHL podcast – Our Line Startshas launched and is available now on all podcast platforms. New episodes of Our Line Starts will be released each Wednesday and will highlight the top stories of each week, including behind-the-scenes content and interviews conducted by NBC Sports’ NHL commentators.

Last week’s episode was hosted by Kathryn Tappen, Mike Milbury and Keith Jones, who discussed early season storylines and personal morning skate stories. The episode also features Pierre McGuire’s interview with New Jersey Devils General Manager Ray Shero. Click here to listen to the show.

Our Line Starts joins NBC Sports’ growing roster of podcasts spanning the NFL, Premier League, NASCAR, and much more. Click here for more information.

2019-20 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN

NBC Sports is scheduled to present 109 games during the 2019-20 NHL regular season. All games will be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app to authenticated users via TV Everywhere. Click here for more info.

STREAMING COVERAGE ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide live streaming coverage of the 2019-20 NHL season via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox, and Chromecast.

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