CBC has made its choice for the NHL Conference Finals and you know it’s going to pick Philadelphia-Montreal for its main series. It will also carry the final four games of the San Jose-Chicago series provided it goes the full seven. Kind of interesting to see the announcing assignments as Bob Cole who called the Montreal-Pittsburgh Eastern Conference semifinal series getting the tab for Flyers-Habs and the main announcer, Jim Hughson will have to wait until Game 4 to call the San Jose-Chicago series.
Here’s the press release from CBC Sports.
THE HABS HAVE ARRIVED! MONTREAL HEADLINESCBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA 2010 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS ROUND THREE BROADCAST SCHEDULE CANADIENS, FLYERS, SHARKS, BLACKHAWKS, MAKE THE FINAL FOURThe Montreal Canadiens carry the hopes and dreams of La Belle Provence and a nation as they remain in the hunt for hockey’s Holy Grail, and CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA is ready to cover all of the action with Round Three of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs –the last stop on the road to the Stanley Cup Final.Starting on Sunday, May 16 CBC will have all the action from the Philadelphia (#7)/Montreal (#8) Eastern Conference Final series, along with Game Four, and if necessary, Five, Six and Seven from the San Jose (#1) vs. Chicago (#2) Western Conference Final series, beginning Sunday May 23.The Eastern Conference Final gets underway on CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA on Sunday, May 16, with Hockey Tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by Philadelphia facing off against red hot goaltender Jaroslav Halak and the Montreal Canadiens. 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. Jim Hughson will call the Western Conference Final best-of-seven series between San Jose and Chicago, alongside analyst Craig Simpson, while Scott Oake and Kelly Hrudey report from ice level.Each night during Round Three of the Philadelphia/Montreal series, Ron MacLean hosts CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA coverage of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs on location with legendary Don Cherry, with insight and analysis from P.J. Stock throughout both Conference Final series.CBC’s exclusive Punjabi broadcasts continue in Round Three, featuring the Eastern Conference Final series, live and on demand at CBCSports.ca. The Punjabi broadcasts will be available free to Bell TV subscribers on channel 249; selected games for Rogers Digital Cable subscribers in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador on channel 385, 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 . Hockey Night in Canada Online CBCSports.ca/stanleycup
CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA: 2010 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
ROUND THREE – CONFERENCE FINALS BROADCAST SCHEDULEAll series best of seven. All games full network. Schedule subject to change.PHILADELPHIA (#7) VS. MONTREAL (#8)G1 – Montreal @ Philadelphia. Sun, May 16 @ 6:30 p.m. ET starting with Hockey Tonight
G2 – Montreal @ Philadelphia, Tues, May 18 @ 7 p.m. ET
G3 – Philadelphia @ Montreal, Thurs, May 20 @ 6:30 p.m. ET starting with Hockey Tonight
G4 – Philadelphia @ Montreal, Sat, May 22 @ 3 p.m. ET
G5** – Montreal @ Philadelphia, Mon, May 24 @ 7 p.m. ET
G6** – Philadelphia @ Montreal, Wed, May 26 @ 7 p.m. ETG7** – Montreal @ Philadelphia, Fri, May 28 @ 6:30 p.m. ET starting with Hockey TonightSAN JOSE (#1) VS. CHICAGO (#2)G4 – San Jose @ Chicago, Sun, May 23 @ 3 p.m. ET
G5** – Chicago @ San Jose, Tues, May 25 @ 9 p.m. ET
G6** – San Jose @ Chicago, Thurs, May 27 @ 8 p.m. ETG7** – Chicago @ San Jose, Sat, May 29 @ 7:30 p.m. ET starting with Hockey Tonight
Always glad to post Canadian press releases.