NBC Sports Group's coverage of the NHL Stadium Series continues this week with bragging rights on the line from historic Yankee Stadium, when the New York Islanders face the New York Rangers on "Wednesday Night Rivalry" at 7:30 p.m. on NBCSN. Coverage begins with "NHL Live," NBC Sports Group's live NHL pre-game and post-game studio show, on-site at Yankee Stadium at 6:30 p.m. on NBCSN.
Coverage of the NHL Stadium Series matchup begins with an episode of "NHL Rivals" on Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. on NBCSN, highlighting the feud between the Islanders and Rangers that began in 1972.
Wednesday night's game is the fourth meeting of the season between the Islanders and Rangers. The Islanders hold a 2-1 advantage in the season series, including a 5-3 victory over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden last Tuesday, where John Tavares (Team Canada) assisted on the game-tying and game-winning goals in the come-from-behind win.
Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike "Doc" Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning "Inside-the-Glass" analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from Yankee Stadium. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. with "NHL Live" on-site from The Bronx with host Liam McHugh and former players and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick.
The Islanders-Rangers matchup at Yankee Stadium is the third of four games comprising the NHL Stadium Series, a new set of four outdoor games to be held at iconic outdoor stadiums in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. The NHL Stadium Series began on NBCSN on Saturday night among palm trees and 60-degree temperatures at Dodger Stadium, where the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Los Angeles Kings by a score of 3-0. More than 50,000 fans filled Yankee Stadium to see the Rangers score six unanswered goals in a 7-3 win over the New Jersey Devils on NBC Sunday afternoon.
The "NHL Game of the Week" on NBC continues this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. when Alex Ovechkin (Team Russia) and the Washington Capitals host the Detroit Red Wings. Gord Miller and Joe Micheletti will have the call from Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
NBC Sports Group's NHL coverage starts tonight with a doubleheader on NBCSN, when Team USA goaltender Ryan Miller and the Buffalo Sabres visit Team Canada captain Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7:30 p.m., followed by a Pacific Division showdown between the San Jose Sharks and the Kings. Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Micheletti will provide live commentary of Sabres-Penguins from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, while Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda will have the call of Kings-Sharks from SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.
Coverage continues tomorrow with Capitals-Sabres at 7:30 p.m. on NBCSN. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (analyst) will call the action from First Niagara Center in Buffalo.