Now that all 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams have been determined NBC Sports will host whiparound studio coverage at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN, analyzing the upcoming first-round matchups during a special edition of NHL Live.
Liam McHugh will anchor Saturday night’s coverage on NBCSN alongside analysts Keith Jones and Brian Boucher.
Every first-round Stanley Cup Playoff game will be televised on a national platform.
In order to televise as many as five games on a given day/night, NBC Sports Group will utilize NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC, and NHL Network to carry first-round games. Local blackouts for games on cable no longer apply (excluding Las Vegas and Pittsburgh), so fans in all markets will have the ability to watch or stream their team on NBC Sports’ national telecasts and digital platforms.
NBCSN will be the primary home of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, offering coverage of one or two games virtually every night of the first round. NBC will present six exclusive first-round broadcasts during the weekends of April 13-14 and April 20-21, including a pair of Saturday primetime broadcasts on Saturday, April 13, and Saturday, April 20, at 8 p.m. ET.
USA Network, CNBC, and NHL Network will also provide live coverage in primetime, airing games on a majority of nights.