If Saturday’s Game 4 of the Rangers/Capitals is a repeat of Wednesday’s three-overtime affair, only the first two overtime periods would air on NBC.
According to Yahoo! Sports, NBC announced Friday that it plans to stay with Rangers/Capitals through two overtime periods before switching to pre-race coverage of the 2012 Kentucky Derby. Any additional coverage would air on CNBC.
In the New York and Washington (D.C.) markets, the game will remain on NBC through its conclusion.
In 2007, NBC infamously preempted overtime coverage of Game 5 of the Senators/Sabres Eastern Conference final in favor of the Preakness pre-race show.
(Friday’s news from Yahoo! Sports)