Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators in Eastern Conference Final Game 4 Tonight

Sidney Crosby and the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins face Erik Karlsson and the Ottawa Senators in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as Pittsburgh looks to even the series at two games apiece. Pre-game coverage on NBCSN begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live.

Five-time Emmy Award-winner Mike "Doc" Emrick (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire ('Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call Penguins-Senators from Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Kathryn Tappen anchors studio coverage tonight alongside analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app - NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs - will provide streaming coverage of Penguins-Senators.

Tomorrow's coverage features a pivotal Game 5 of the Western Conference Final at 7:15 p.m. ET on NBC, immediately following coverage of the Preakness Stakes, when Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks host P.K. Subban and the NASHVILLE Predators, with the series deadlocked at two games apiece.


Time Coverage Network Commentators
7 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Kathryn Tappen, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones
8 p.m. Game 4 - Pittsburgh at Ottawa NBCSN Mike "Doc" Emrick, Pierre McGuire
7:15 p.m. Game 5 - NASHVILLE at Anaheim NBC Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti, Brian Boucher
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) NBC Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones
3 p.m. Game 5 - Ottawa at Pittsburgh NBC Mike "Doc" Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) NBC Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones


Ottawa dominated Pittsburgh on Wednesday night and defeated the Penguins 5-1 to take a 2-1 series lead. Mike Hoffman scored 48 seconds into the game, followed by an onslaught of three goals in a 2:18 span later in the first period to give the Senators an early 4-0 lead and chase Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. Matt Murray, who backstopped Pittsburgh to the Stanley Cup last year and was injured in warmups prior to the first game of these Playoffs, will start Game 4 tonight. Pittsburgh is 11-2 in the postseason following a loss under head coach Mike Sullivan.

Ottawa has won four consecutive home games and has scored 16 goals in their last three games at Canadian Tire Centre. The Senators have held the Penguins to exactly one goal in each game this series and five consecutive games dating back to the regular season.


After being outshot 40-20 in a 2-1 loss in Game 3, Anaheim responded last night in Game 4 with a 3-2 overtime victory in NASHVILLE to even the Western Conference Final at two games apiece. The Ducks led 2-0 in the third period before P.K. Subban scored with 6:27 remaining and Filip Forsberg netted the tying goal with 34.5 seconds left in regulation. Corey Perry was credited with the game-winner midway through overtime, as his centering feed deflected off of Subban's stick and past Pekka Rinne. This marks Perry's second overtime goal of these playoffs, following his game-winner in double overtime of Game 5 against Edmonton in the second round.

Last night's Game 4 on NBCSN produced an 11.2 rating in Nashville, the highest-rated Predators game ever in the market on an NBCUniversal network. The last three Ducks-Predators games have been the highest-rated ever in NASHVILLE (Game 2; 10.9, Game 3; 10.7).


NBC will present coverage of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday beginning at 3 p.m. ET, when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Ottawa Senators at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa.


NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream all Stanley Cup Playoff games to desktops, tablets, and connected TVs. The NBC Sports app will stream coverage via "TV Everywhere," giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.

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