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Former Olympian AJ Mleczko Working As An TV Analyst For NBC Sports Group

from Emily Kaplan of ESPN,

For the Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets' second-round series, the NBCSN broadcasting crew consists of play-by-play broadcaster Chris Cuthbert as well as analysts Brian Boucher and AJ Mleczko. Like many crews this time of year, the team had limited experience together but was thrust together for important games and needed to forge chemistry on the fly.

Unlike any other broadcasting crew in Stanley Cup playoff history, one of the members was a woman. Mleczko, 42, is the first woman to work as an in-booth analyst in an NHL postseason game. The significance wasn't lost on ice level, but it wasn't overdramatized either.

"That's awesome. A lot of women play hockey and are really good at hockey," said Predators center Nick Bonino, whose wife, Lauren, was a standout player at Boston University. "It's unfortunate it took this long to happen, but we're all really happy about it."

Responded Mleczko: "I think Nick's answer is perfect. I like that he doesn't seem too surprised by it. ... I wish that this wasn't a big deal. I'm thrilled to be given these opportunities by NBC. I also think, soon enough, it'll come that it isn't a big deal."

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Watching The NBC Sports Group

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 1, 2018 – With compelling matchups, overtime thrillers, and refreshing storylines, NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs across the networks of NBCUniversal is averaging a Total Audience Delivery of 891,000 viewers, the best in six years through the third Sunday of the playoffs. Coverage on NBCSN is averaging a TAD of 780,000 viewers, the best viewership on record for the time period. NBC is averaging 1.975 million viewers, the network’sbest since 2014. Live streaming for the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs has set records in all key metrics.

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

via Sportsnet,

Ron MacLean and Don Cherry discuss the Sharks showing fight against the Golden Knights in Game 2 and how the Boston Bruins have the best line in hockey.

Plus more talk...

 

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

via Sportsnet,

Don Cherry weighs in on the Auston Matthews talk that has taken over Toronto and likes Connor Hellebuyck’s play in the early going of the Jets’ series against Nashville.

More too.

 

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Watching The NBC Sports Group During The First Round

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 26, 2018 – NBC Sports’ coverage of the First Round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs across the networks of NBCUniversal averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 769,000 viewers, its best First Round viewership in six years. Last night’s Game 7 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins averaged a TAD of 1.484 million viewers, making it the best First Round game ever on NBCSN.

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Topics discussed include: Sharped dressed teams tonight, the first period of Leafs/Bruins, Auston Matthews' game this round, 2 on 1 breaks in this series, the team photographer for the Bruins and a few more topics.

via Sportsnet,

 

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Watching The Stanley Cup Playoffs

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 24, 2018 – NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs across the networks of NBCUniversal is averaging a Total Audience Delivery of 751,000 viewers through Sunday, the best in four years through the first 12 days of the playoffs. Coverage on NBC is the best since 2015, while cable coverage on NBCSN is the best in six years. Live streaming of the first 12 days of the Stanley Cup Playoffs has set records in all key metrics.

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

via Sportsnet,

Don Cherry and Ron MacLean praise the efforts of Sean Couturier battling through injury, Nashville Predators' Austin Watson and Colton Sissons, and the Winnipeg Jets' playoff chances.

 

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Topics discussed include (besides Cherry showing a singing hamster) the first period of Leafs/Bruins, the Marlies goalie Garret Sparks getting a stick near the eye, Connor Hellebuyck and Dustin Byfuglien and linesmen in the limelight.

They also discussed the Avs/Preds.

via Sportsnet,

 

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

via Sportsnet,

Ron and Don break down the Maple Leafs and Bruins series, the importance of Frederik Andersen and the consistent play of Austin Watson.

Plus more topics like the Bermuda Triangle spot on the ice.

 

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