I had to wait for the last seconds of Game 7 between Washington and Montreal to tick off before I could do this post. Man, Jaroslav Halak has stood on his head since Game 5 of the series and closed it out tonight with a 2-1 win. Ok, here is the entire schedule. I’m listing national TV only. Local broadcasts, if any, will be listed in the Primetime and Late Night Viewing Picks. In the 2nd round, exclusivity reverts back to the national broadcasters and local rightsholders could air as little as 3 games out of a potential 7 game series.
Here’s the listings plus a couple of releases thrown in.
#4 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS. #8 MONTREAL CANADIENS
Game 1/Friday, April 30 – Montreal at Pittsburgh – CBC/RDS/Versus, 7 p.m.
Game 2/Sunday, May 2 – Montreal at Pittsburgh – NBC/CBC/RDS, 2 p.m.
Game 3/Tuesday, May 4- Pittsburgh at Montreal – CBC/RDS, 7 p.m.
Game 4/Thursday, May 6 – Pittsburgh at Montreal – CBC/RDS/Versus, 7 p.m.
*Game 5/Saturday, May 8 – Montreal at Pittsburgh – CBC/RDS/Versus, 7 p.m.
*Game 6/Monday, May 10 – Pittsburgh at Montreal – CBC/RDS, 7 p.m.
*Game 7/Wednesday, May 12 – Montreal at Pittsburgh – CBC/RDS, TBD
#6 BOSTON BRUINS VS. #7 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Game 1/Saturday, May 1 – Philadelphia at Boston – NBC/TSN, 12:30 p.m.
Game 2/Monday, May 3 – Philadelphia at Boston – Versus/TSN, 7 p.m.
Game 3/Wednesday, May 5 – Boston at Philadelphia – Versus/TSN, 7 p.m.
Game 4/Friday, May 7 – Boston at Philadelphia – Versus/TSN, 7 p.m.
*Game 5/Monday, May 10 – Philadelphia at Boston – TSN, 7 p.m.
*Game 6/Wednesday, May 12 – Boston at Philadelphia – TSN, TBD
*Game 7/Friday, May 14 – Philadelphia at Boston – TSN, 7 p.m.
#1 SAN JOSE SHARKS VS. #5 DETROIT RED WINGS
Game 1/Thursday, April 29 – Detroit at San Jose – Versus/TSN, 9 p.m.
Game 2/Sunday, May 2 – Detroit at San Jose – Versus/TSN, 8 p.m.
Game 3/Tuesday, May 4 – San Jose at Detroit – TSN, 7:30 p.m.
Game 4/Thursday, May 6 – San Jose at Detroit – TSN, 7:30 p.m.
*Game 5/Saturday, May 8 – Detroit at San Jose – TSN, 10:30 p.m.
*Game 6/Monday, May 10 – San Jose at Detroit – TSN, 7:30 p.m.
*Game 7/Wednesday, May 12 – Detroit at San Jose – TSN, TBD
#2 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS VS. #3 VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Game 1/Saturday, May 1 – Vancouver at Chicago – Versus/CBC, 8 p.m.
Game 2/Monday, May 3 – Vancouver at Chicago – CBC, 9 p.m.
Game 3/Wednesday, May 5 – Chicago at Vancouver – CBC, 9:30 p.m.
Game 4/Friday, May 7 – Chicago at Vancouver – Versus/CBC, 9:30 p.m.
*Game 5/Sunday, May 9 – Vancouver at Chicago – CBC, 8 p.m.
*Game 6/Tuesday, May 11 – Chicago at Vancouver – CBC, 9:30 p.m.
*Game 7/Thursday, May 13 – Vancouver at Chicago – CBC, 8 p.m.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media has the Versus/NBC schedule through Game 5 of the Montreal/Pittsburgh series. In the second round, Versus games are exclusive and local broadcasts are not allowed.
I have the releases from CBC and TSN on their schedules and you’ll see them after the jump.
Here’s CBC’s schedule. They have the first two picks of the Conference Semifinals and with two Canadian teams, one in the East and the other out West, it’s sitting very pretty and will clean up in the ratings.
MONTREAL AND VANCOUVER IN THE SPOTLIGHT FOR CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA 2010 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS ROUND TWO BROADCAST SCHEDULEPenguins and Canadiens face-off in Eastern Conference Semifinal beginning April 30; Blackhawks and Canucks meet in Western Conference Semifinal beginning May 1After a brilliant first round of playoff hockey, the top eight remaining teams get ready for Round Two as CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA continues to provide Canadians with the best match-ups from the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Starting on Friday, April 30, CBC will have all the action from the Pittsburgh Penguins (#4)/Montreal Canadiens (#8) Eastern Conference Semifinal series, and the Chicago Blackhawks (#2)/Vancouver Canucks (#3) Western Conference Semifinal series, beginning Saturday, May 1.The Eastern Conference Semifinal series between Pittsburgh and Montreal gets underway on CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA on Friday, April 30, at 7 p.m. ET when Sidney Crosby and Mike Cammalleri continue their quest for Lord Stanley’s mug. Play-by-play man Bob Cole and analyst Garry Galley will call the series with Glenn Healy between the benches and Elliotte Friedman reporting from rinkside.Hockey Tonight returns to CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA on Saturday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. ET, followed by the Vancouver Canucks and team captain Roberto Luongo squaring off against Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center for the second straight season. Jim Hughson will call this Western Conference Semifinal best-of-seven series alongside analyst Craig Simpson, while Scott Oake reports from ice level.Each night during Round Two, Ron MacLean hosts CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA coverage of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs along with Don Cherry, Mike Milbury, Kelly Hrudey and P.J. Stock. Cherry, Hrudey and Stock will join MacLean in-studio throughout the second round to provide insight and analysis of all the Conference Semifinal series.CBC’s exclusive Punjabi broadcasts continue in Round Two, featuring the Vancouver/Chicago series, live and on demand at CBCSports.ca. The Punjabi broadcasts will be available free to Bell TV subscribers on channel 249; to Shaw Digital Cable subscribers in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba on channel 333 and to Shaw Direct subscribers on channel 478. Viewers should contact their local service provider for more details. Parminder Singh, voice of CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA regular season Punjabi broadcasts will handle play-by-play duties while Harnarayan Singh, will provide analysis.CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT
IN CANADA continues to go live and interactive throughout the Playoffs on . Each CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA broadcast is streamed live and on-demand at
CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA: 2010 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
ROUND TWO – CONFERENCE SEMIFINALSBROADCAST SCHEDULEAll series best of seven. Schedule subject to change.PITTSBURGH (#4) VS. MONTREAL (#8)G1 Montreal @ Pittsburgh Fri, April 30 @ 7 p.m. ET FULL NETWORK
G2 Montreal @ Pittsburgh Sun, May 2 @ 2 p.m. ET FULL NETWORK
G3 Pittsburgh @ Montreal Tues, May 4 @ 7 p.m. ET FULL NETWORK
G4 Pittsburgh @ Montreal Thurs, May 6 @ 7 p.m. ET FULL NETWORK
G5** Montreal @ Pittsburgh Sat, May 8 @ 7 p.m. ET FULL NETWORK
G6** Pittsburgh @ Montreal Mon, May 10 @ 7 p.m. ET FULL NETWORKG7** Montreal @ Pittsburgh Wed, May 12 – TBD FULL NETWORKCHICAGO (#2) VS. VANCOUVER (#3)
G1 Vancouver @ Chicago Sat, May 1 @ 8 p.m. ET
; FULL NETWORK
G2 Vancouver @ Chicago Mon, May 3 @ 9 p.m. ET FULL NETWORKG3 Chicago @ Vancouver Wed, May 5 @ 9:30 p.m. ET FULL NETWORK
G4 Chicago @ Vancouver Fri, May 7 @ 9:30 p.m. ET FULL NETWORK
G5** Vancouver @ Chicago Sun, May 9 @ 8 p.m. ET FULL NETWORK
G6** Chicago @ Vancouver Tues, May 11 – 9:30 p.m. ET FULL NETWORKG7** Vancouver @ Chicago Thurs, May 13 – 8 p.m. ET FULL NETWORK
And this is the release from TSN regarding the two series it will air.
TSN’S SECOND ROUND PLAYOFF COVERAGE BEGINS THURSDAYTSN will have live coverage of both the Boston-Philadelphia series and the San Jose-Detroit series as the network announced its complete broadcast schedule for the Second Round of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs. All games on TSN are available in High Definition and on-demand at TSN.ca.
TSN’s coverage of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs continues Thursday with Game 1 when the Detroit Red Wings visit the San Jose Sharks at 8:30 p.m. ET. TSN’s coverage of the Boston Bruins bs Philadelphia Flyers series begins on Saturday at 12 noon ET.
TSN’s Gord Miller and Pierre McGuire will be in the broadcast booth for the Boston-Philadelphia series while Chris Cuthbert and Ray Ferraro call the San Jose-Detroit series. NHL on TSN host James Duthie will once again be joined in studio for pre-games and intermissions by Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger along with analyst Darren Pang.
Three-time Stanley Cup winner Aaron Ward will be a special guest analyst on the NHL on TSN panel during the Second Round.
On Thursday at 7 p.m. ET, TSN sets the stage for the Second Round of the NHL Playoffs with the That’s Hockey Playoff Edition: Second Round Preview. Gino Reda hosts the 60-minute show featuring TSN’s team of experts and Insiders, as they preview all four Second Round playoff series with a special look at the Vancouver Canucks and Montreal Canadiens.
TSN’s flagship news program SportsCentre covers every playoff series with daily highlights, reports and in-depth analysis from TSN’s correspondents and hockey experts during the Conference Semifinals. Reporter Farhan Lalji will have all the news and insights from the Vancouver-Chicago series while Brent Wallace delivers daily in-depth reports on the Montreal-Pittsburgh series.
In addition to having playoff games on-demand, TSN.ca will feature live blogs during all TSN playoff games. TSN.ca continues to deliver all the latest news, analysis, interviews from TSN’s hockey experts. Fans on-the-go can keep up with all the post-season action during the NHL Playoffs with up-to-the-minute news on TSN Mobile and the TSN App for iPhone.
Hockey fans can also get in on daily playoff discussions on TSN’s popular Fan Page on Facebook.
Great stuff. I’ll keep you updated as Versus revises its schedule for the week of May 9.