2013 NHL Stanley Cup conference semifinals on NBC, NBC Sports Network, CNBCby jmaloni
NBC Sports Group's presentation of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs continues with the Eastern Conference and Western Conference semifinals featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins (1) - Ottawa Senators (7), Boston Bruins (4) - New York Rangers (6), Chicago Blackhawks (1) - Detroit Red Wings (7), and Los Angeles Kings (5) - San Jose Sharks (6). NBC Sports Group's Stanley Cup Playoff exclusivity begins this round and continues through the Stanley Cup Final, with all games airing on either NBC, NBC Sports Network or CNBC. Coverage begins tonight at 7:30 p.m. when the Senators travel to Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins on NBC Sports Network, and continues at 10 p.m. when the Sharks take the ice against the Kings at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
NBC Sports Network will serve as the primary home for Conference Semifinal coverage, offering one or two games virtually every night. When necessary, CNBC will also provide live coverage in primetime. NBC will present exclusive afternoon coverage during the weekend of May 18-19, and a primetime game on Saturday, May 25, if necessary.
NBC Sports regional networks will continue to surround the Blackhawks (Comcast SportsNet Chicago), Bruins (Comcast SportsNet New England) and Sharks (Comcast SportsNet California) with in-depth live-event and/or news coverage. NBCSports.com will provide comprehensive online coverage of the playoffs with online-only video, contributions from Comcast SportsNet insiders, and constant news updates from "ProHockeyTalk."