NEW YORK, NY, April 11, 2017 – Raise your sticks! In conjunction with NBC Sports and NBC Sports Radio, Westwood One will present live play-by-play audio coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, starting this Saturday, April 15, when the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Washington Capitals in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Westwood One will broadcast a Playoff Game of the Week on each of the next four Saturdays and then will broadcast every game of the Conference Finals and the Stanley Cup Final:
- Playoff Game of the Week
- Saturday, April 15, 2017 – Toronto @ Washington – 6:45 pm ET
- Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Teams TBA – 3:00 pm ET
- Saturday, April 29, 2017 – Teams TBA – 3:00 pm ET
- Saturday, May 6, 2017 – Teams TBA – Time TBA
- Eastern Conference Finals, May 2017*
- Western Conference Finals, May 2017*
- Stanley Cup Final, May-June 2017*
*Dates are tentative based on outcomes of earlier rounds.
Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (analyst) will serve as Westwood One/NBC Sports Radio’s broadcast crew for the 2017 Stanley Cup Final and select playoff games. Albert calls regular-season and post-season NHL games on NBC and NBCSN and has served as a hockey play-by-play commentator for NBC Sports at four Winter Olympics. He is also the radio play-by-play voice for the New York Rangers. Micheletti serves as an analyst for NBC Sports Group’s NHL regular-season and post-season coverage, and is a TV analyst for the New York Rangers as well. He began his broadcasting career in 1985 as part of the St. Louis Blues radio team.
NHL programming will be available on NBC Sports Radio affiliates throughout the United States, as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports Radio mobile app, SiriusXM Radio (213/Sirius and 202/XM), and TuneIn and the free TuneIn mobile app. NHL fans can also follow the playoffs on the NBC Sports Radio station on Apple Music.
About Westwood One Sports
Westwood One Sports is home to some of the most exciting sports broadcasts on radio. In addition to NCAA Basketball, including the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tournaments and the Final Four; it is also the exclusive provider of the Frozen Four®, the Men’s Lacrosse Championship, and the Men’s and Women’s College World Series®. In addition, Westwood One has been the exclusive network radio partner to the NFL since 1987. Its other properties include the Masters, the Olympics, the NHL, the Triple Crown, and more. Westwood One also distributes NBC Sports Radio and CBS Sports Radio 24/7 sports talk. On social media, join the Westwood One Sports community on Facebook at facebook.com/westwoodonesports and Twitter at twitter.com/westwood1sports. For more information, visit www.westwoodonesports.com
About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers audio products to reach listeners whenever, wherever they are. Westwood One is a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience — with 8,200 broadcast radio stations and media partners who reach 245 million weekly listeners. The company’s portfolio features premium content with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. For more information, please visit westwoodone.com.
About NBC Sports Radio
NBC Sports Radio, produced and distributed by Westwood One in partnership with NBC Sports Group, is carried by more than 400 affiliates nationwide. Programming is available 24/7 on radio affiliates throughout the United States, as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports Radio mobile app, SiriusXM Radio (213/Sirius and 202/XM), the TuneIn digital radio platform, and on the websites of affiliates. Content includes hourly sports news updates, daily features, and long-form shows. Follow @NBCSportsRadio and to listen live or on demand, or to find a station, visit www.nbcsportsradio.com.