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Streaking Pittsburgh Penguins face-off with Buffalo Sabres

by jmaloni

Press release

Tue, Apr 2nd 2013 03:50 pm

Penguins-Sabres tonight at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Network

NBC Sports Network will cover the Pittsburgh Penguins' chase to break the NHL record for consecutive wins ('92-93 Pittsburgh Penguins - 17 games) by airing the team's next two games. NBC Sports Network will telecast Tuesday's matchup between the Penguins and Buffalo Sabres at 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday night's contest against the New York Rangers at 7:30 p.m. Should the Penguins, who have won 15 straight games, win both matchups, the team will tie the NHL record for consecutive victories.

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Network, Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom ("Inside-the-Glass") will call Sabres-Penguins from Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, as the Penguins go for win No. 16.

Coverage continues Wednesday night, from Madison Square Garden, with Penguins-Rangers on NBC Sports Network's "Wednesday Night Rivalry." Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike "Doc" Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk, and "Inside-the-Glass" analyst Pierre McGuire will call the game.

Coverage begins on both nights at 6:30 p.m. with "NHL Live," NBC Sports Group's NHL pregame show. Liam McHugh hosts "NHL Live" from Studio 2 at NBC Sports Group's International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn., and will be joined by analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.

Beginning Wednesday night, NBC and NBC Sports Network will deliver five other games over three nights: Minnesota Wild-San Jose Sharks at 10:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Network; Calgary Flames-San Jose Sharks, Friday at 10:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Network; St. Louis Blues-Detroit Red Wings, Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC; New Jersey Devils-Buffalo Sabres, Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Network; and Chicago Blackhawks-Minnesota Wild, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Network.

Devils-Sabres Sunday

Sunday night on NBC Sports Network, the New Jersey Devils (39 pts.) will travel to the First Niagara Center in Buffalo to take on the Buffalo Sabres (32 pts.) at 7:30 p.m. Strader and Engblom will call the game.

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