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Kendall Coyne Schofield Joins NBC Sports

STAMFORD, Conn. – January 29, 2019 – 2018 Olympic gold medalist Kendall Coyne Schofield will join NBC Sports’ coverage for this week’s Wednesday Night Hockey matchup between the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Coyne, who currently plays for the Minnesota Whitecaps of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL), became the first woman to compete in an NHL All-Star Skills Competition event this past weekend when she participated in the fastest skater event.

Coyne will be featured on NBC Sports’ commentary team throughout the night, joining NHL Live pre-game coverage, providing reaction and analysis during intermissions, and serving as an ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst, and booth analyst.

“Kendall’s a gold-medal winning player who had a spectacular moment at the All-Star Game that had people talking about hockey,” said Sam Flood, Executive Producer and President, Production, NBC Sports & NBCSN. “We saw the enormous reaction the players and fans had when she blazed that amazing speed, and want to celebrate her accomplishment. We think viewers will be very interested to hear her lean in and talk about hockey during a regular-season game.”

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Follow The Puck And Player Technology During The NHL All-Star Game

STAMFORD, Conn. – January 24, 2019 – NBC Sports will stream a first-of-its-kind digital-only presentation of the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Saturday night on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, showcasing new puck and player tracking technology that will deliver data and information in real time as the NHL’s top players compete for $1 million.

The new puck and player tracking technology will be emphasized prominently throughout the digital broadcast, highlighting elements such as skating speed, shot speed, skating distance and shift times. In addition, graphic identifiers for players and the puck will be utilized as they move on the ice.

NBC Sports will employ a number of graphic layouts to illustrate the real-time information alongside the game action, including which players are on the ice and iso camera shots to hone in on a specific player’s data.

“We’re always looking to innovate our NHL coverage and create the most enjoyable viewing experience possible,” said Sam Flood, Executive Producer & President, Production, NBC & NBCSN. “The All-Star Game provides us with a perfect opportunity to try all of these new elements and evaluate how we can utilize this real-time puck and player tracking data to enhance our coverage going forward.”

Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Keith Jones (analyst) will provide commentary for the digital-only presentation.

Mike Tirico will host NBC Sports’ television coverage of the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Saturday night. Six-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call the game on NBC. Both television and digital coverage begin at 8 p.m. ET.

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Watching The 2019 Winter Classic

STAMFORD, Conn. – January 2, 2019 – NBC Sports’ presentation of the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic ® (1-4:30 p.m. ET) across NBC, NBC Sports.com, and the NBC Sports app averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of nearly three million viewers (2.968 million), making it the most-watched Winter Classic in four years and up 20% compared to last year’s game, according to Fast National Data from Nielsen, and digital data from Adobe Analytics.

This year’s game was played at Notre Dame Stadium, home of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team, with the Boston Bruins defeating the host Chicago Blackhawks, 4-2. The sellout crowd of 76,126 was the second-largest ever to attend an NHL game.

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Not Much Reaction From NBC Regarding The NHL And The Olympics

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

In the NHL, like in every pro league, TV gets its way. The playoff schedule, for example, is based on what the league’s primary broadcast stakeholders (NBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports) prefer for their viewing windows. Had the Bruins faced off in the first round against the Blue Jackets, for example, NBC would have yawned, taken its pass, and ceded every game of the series to NESN. In contrast, had a Washington-Pittsburgh (meaning Alex Ovechkin vs. Sidney Crosby, in TV-speak) taken place in the opening round, NBC would have tried to secure as many of the games as possible.

So in that way, NBC could have exercised some clout in convincing the NHL to participate in the 2018 Olympics. It would have done the league’s No. 1 network partner well to highlight the sport’s best players next year.

But the reality is that in the Olympic realm, hockey remains a bit player.

The Olympics draw viewers like few sporting events can. It hooks in Super Bowl-like audiences: the watchers that aren’t invested on a daily basis, but tune in for casual looks every four years.

The winter behemoth is figure skating. Had there been any possibility of the world’s top triple-axelers saying no to South Korea, NBC, the IOC, and every other invested body would have turned night into day trying to secure the skaters’ presence in Pyeongchang, South Korea....

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The Red Wings planned to have extra security in place on Sunday for the team’s final game at Joe Louis Arena. For the intrepid Wings faithful who somehow stuff octopi down their pants and through the turnstiles, it would be nothing to walk out of the rink with a chair tucked under a T-shirt.

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The Playoff Push On NBC Sports

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 31, 2017 – NBC Sports heads into the home stretch of its coverage of the NHL “Push For The Playoffs,” featuring 10 games in eight days, all with Stanley Cup Playoff implications on NBC and NBCSN. Coverage begins this Sunday and concludes with  a special program on the final night of the regular season in which NBCSN will provide “whip-around” coverage, pivoting from game to game to bring viewers the most relevant action as it happens.

Eleven NHL teams that have qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs or are in position to qualify will be featured, including all four current division leaders.

This slate of games includes additions and flexes to NBCSN’s original schedule, which will bring NHL fans the matchups with the greatest impact on the upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs. Following are the changes to NBCSN’s final week of NHL regular-season coverage:

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Watching The NBC Sports Group

from Austin Karp of SportsBusiness Daily,

NBCSN averaged 349,000 viewers for 91 NHL game telecasts during the '14-15 season, down slightly from 351,000 viewers over 88 games last season.

The audience still marks the cable net's third-best audience since acquiring NHL rights prior to the '05-06 season. Only last season and the lockout-shortened '12-13 season rank higher. NBCSN did see a small gain (+1%) for its "Wednesday Night Rivalry" telecasts (565,000 vs 559,000 viewers). The Wednesday night window drew seven of NBCSN's 10 most-viewed games this season.

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Will NBC be making the ‘NHL participation in the 2018 Olympics’ decision?

Over the past couple of months, the debate as to whether the NHL should participate in Olympic hockey has included enthusiastic support from players, the NHL's most conservative (and powerful) owners insisting that Olympic participation is a, Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Thing, and of course Gary Bettman, Bill Daly, Donald Fehr and Rene Fasel playing all sorts of verbal chess.

This morning, the Boston Globe's Fluto Shinzawa suggests that neither the players, owners, commissioner, the NHLPA or the IIHF will end up deciding whether we'll see NHL'ers playing in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018. Instead, Shinzawa (writing his weekly notebok) suggests that the resident American Olympic broadcaster--and the NHL's current U.S. broadcasting partner--may make the decision for the parties involved:

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NBC Gets Big Ratings From Game 7

All figures and info from NBC Press Release:

LAST NIGHT’S STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME TIES FOR BEST GAME 7 OVERNIGHT ON RECORD

—Up 14% Over 2009’s Game 7
—Ties for Second-Best Stanley Cup Overnight in 37 Years
—Highest Stanley Cup Overnight Featuring a Canadian Team in 38 Years
—Boston Sets Record, Leads All Metered Markets with a 43.4 Rating & 64 Share

NEW YORK – June 16, 2011 – Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final, which saw the Boston Bruins defeat the Vancouver Canucks, 4-0, to claim their first championship since 1972, generated a 5.7/10 overnight rating, tying 2003 for the best NHL Stanley Cup Game 7 overnight on record, according to overnight data released today by The Nielsen Company. The overnight was up 14 percent compared to the most recent Game 7 in 2009, which featured two U.S. teams, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings.

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  Tags: media, nbc+sports, ratings, versus

A Battle With Milbury

from Phil at Gunazin.com,

This afternoon I was at the Capitals vs. Penguins nationally televised game, covering it for CapitalsOutsider.com. Following the game, as I was waiting for the elevator, Mike Milbury of NBC walked up close to me. So I figured I could ask him about the comment he made during the 1st intermission, that upset many Capitals fans.

continue if you wish and Phil also had a video camera with him and started recording some of the action which you can watch below.

I don’t think this is going to turn out very good and may shine a bad light on the hockey blogging community, but I do hope it is looked upon as an incident and not reflective of hockey bloggers in general.

Again you can read Phil’s side of the story at the link above and I have my doubts that Milbury will even comment on it, which would be the right thing to do in my opinion.

added 02/08/10 at 9:30am, Note, the video has been removed by the user.

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