NBCSN’s Hockey Happy Hour: Neal lifts Predators vs. Ducks in 2017

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This week’s Hockey Happy Hour on NBCSN (5-7 p.m. ET) will feature memorable “on this date” games in playoff history.

Nashville jumped out to an early series lead when they registered a 3-2 overtime win in the team’s first-ever appearance in the Western Conference Final behind James Neal’s winning goal.

Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti and Brian Boucher called the matchup from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

As part of the broadcast, Tappen looks back at St. Louis’ win over Calgary in the ‘Monday Night Miracle’ 34 years ago on May 12, 1986.

Tuesday, May 12 on NBCSN
• Nashville vs. Anaheim (2017 Western Conference Final, Game 1) – 5 p.m. ET (Live stream)

Wednesday, May 13 on NBCSN
#HockeyAtHome: NHL Hockey Moms – 5 p.m. ET (Live stream)
• Rangers vs. Pittsburgh (2014 Round 2, Game 7) – 5:30 p.m. ET (Live stream)

Thursday, May 14 on NBCSN
NHL Player Gaming Challenge – 5 p.m. ET (Live stream)
• Flyers vs. Bruins (2010 Round 2, Game 7) – 6 p.m. ET (Live stream)

NBC Sports’ Kathryn Tappen will co-host a 30-minute program that features interviews with three sets of NHL players and their mothers. The three mother and son relationships featured in the program are:

• Ryan (Rangers), Dylan (Blackhawks) and Matthew Strome (Flyers prospect) and mother, Trish
• Quinn (Canucks) and Jack Hughes (Devils) and mother, Ellen
• David Ayres (Hurricanes emergency goalie) and mother, Mary

NBCSN will present the NHL Player Gaming Challenge between Chicago vs. Los Angeles. The competition features Alex DeBrincat and Drake Caggiula representing the Blackhawks against Blake Lizotte and Michael Amadio of the Kings. The month-long initiative will pit NHL players from all 31 clubs facing off against each other in EA Sports NHL 20.

Following the hour-long broadcast, a matchup between Anthony Mantha and Madison Bowey of the Red Wings and Jordan Greenway and Devan Dubnyk of the Wild will be available on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app and the NBC Sports YouTube channel.

Programming will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

More information about NBC Sports’ Hockey Happy Hour can be found here.

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