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Penguins-Flyers NHL Stadium Series clash Saturday night on NBC


Mon, Feb 18th 2019 07:20 pm

Pittsburgh Penguins face Philadelphia Flyers at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia

NBC Sports presents eight NHL games this week on NBC and NBCSN, highlighted by the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series on Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, when Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins face Claude Giroux and the in-state rival Philadelphia Flyers at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles.

This week’s NHL coverage features a “Wednesday Night Hockey” doubleheader on NBCSN beginning at 7:30 p.m., when Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks face Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings.

Mike Tirico will handle play-by-play duties for Blackhawks-Red Wings on “Wednesday Night Hockey,” marking the first time he will call an NHL game in his 30-year career. The doubleheader continues at 10 p.m. on NBCSN, when Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights host Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins.

NBC Sports’ eight NHL games in seven days kicks off tonight with a doubleheader, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on NBCSN, when Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning visit Artemi Panarin and the Columbus Blue Jackets, followed by Bruins-Sharks at 10 p.m.

Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues, who enter the week on a 10-game winning streak, will be showcased twice this week on NBCSN. St. Louis will host Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday at 8 p.m., and will visit Eric Staal and the Minnesota Wild on Sunday at 7 p.m. In addition, P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators will host Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday at 8 p.m. on NBCSN.

2019 NHL Stadium Series

The Penguins and Flyers will face off outdoors in the 2019 NHL Stadium Series at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Penguins (31-21-7, 69 points) enter the week tied with Montreal for the two Wild Card spots in the Eastern Conference, while the Flyers (28-24-7, 63 points) are 6 points behind Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh defeated the Rangers, 6-5, on “Hockey Day in America” on Sunday on NBC, as Crosby posted three assists and Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang each scored twice. The Flyers enter the week with a 12-1-1 record in their last 14 games, including a home-and-home sweep of Detroit this past weekend. That lone regulation loss was a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Penguins, as Matt Murray made a career-high 50 saves in last Monday’s win.

Six-time Emmy Award-winner Mike “Doc” Emrick (play-by-play), U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk (analyst), and Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire (“Inside-the-Glass” analyst) will have the call from Lincoln Financial Field. Liam McHugh will anchor studio coverage on-site alongside Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick.

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