Sportsnet Announces 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Broadcast Schedule

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TORONTO (April 9, 2017) As five Canadian teams prepare to do battle for hockey’s most coveted trophy, Sportsnet unveils its 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs first round broadcast schedule. All Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage will be available on TV on Sportsnet, CBC, Sportsnet ONE or Sportsnet 360, and via live stream on Sportsnet NOW and Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE. All Calgary Flames and select Toronto Maple Leafs games will be available on the Sportsnet Radio Network. (See full broadcast schedule below).

“There is no better time to be a Canadian hockey fan,” said Scott Moore, President of Sportsnet & NHL Properties, Rogers Media. “Canadians have a strong desire for in-depth, world-class playoff hockey coverage in real-time and across multiple platforms. That is exactly what Sportsnet will be providing throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs.”

As home of hockey’s brightest stars, Sportsnet’s coverage of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs begins Wednesday, April 12 with five can’t miss games:

  • New York Rangers vs. Montreal Canadiens, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (CBC)
  • Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet 360)
  • St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet 360)
  • San Jose vs. Edmonton Oilers, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)

Sportsnet’s multiplatform coverage of the 2017 NHL post-season includes:

Television

Hockey Central Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview Show

  • Helping fans get into the post-season mindset, Hockey Central Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview Show kicks off on Monday, April 10 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. ET on Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW.
  • Hosted by Hockey Night in Canada’s David Amber alongside Elliotte Friedman and Doug MacLean, the one-hour preview will feature:

o   An essay by Scott Morrison celebrating the NHL’s Centennial and 125 years of the Stanley Cup

o   In-depth previews of all first round Stanley Cup Playoff series, highlighting series featuring the five Canadian NHL teams
From The Studio

  • Beginning Wednesday, Hockey Central will tee up the post-season action every night at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT on Sportsnet. Hosted by Ron MacLean alongside Friedman, Kelly Hrudey and Nick Kypreos, Hockey Central will feature exclusive analysis and updates from reporters across the league
  • From the opening puck-drop to the hoisting of Lord Stanley’s Cup, Sportsnet’s world-class roster of hosts, reporters and analysts will bring Canadian hockey fans closer to the action at ice-level:

o   Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean will be joined by analysts Friedman, Hrudey and Kypreos to deliver in-depth analysis throughout the playoffs

o   Amber and analyst Doug MacLean will also provide up-to-the-minute analysis during Sportsnet’s coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

o   Don Cherry joins Ron MacLean for regular installments of Coach’s Corner

o   Harnarayan Singh, Randip Janda, Bhupinder Hundal, and Harpreet Pandher deliver Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition to hockey fans coast-to-coast on OMNI

  • Nightly editions of Sportsnet Central will have full highlights, analysis and reaction from every series
  • Tim & Sid will set the tone weekdays, beginning at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT on Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW

Radio

Digital

  • All Stanley Cup Playoff broadcasts will be available to hockey fans on-the-go via Sportsnet NOW and Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE
  • Sportsnet’s NHL Insiders provide daily analysis and commentary on the NHL post-season, exclusively on Sportsnet.ca and the Sportsnet app
  • Readers can stay up-to-date with the biggest storylines with 30 Thoughts, Elliotte Friedman’s popular weekly column
  • Canadians can challenge their friends and family by joining Sportsnet Fantasy Playoffs Pool
  • Stay engaged with daily behind-the-scenes Facebook Live broadcasts hosted by David Amber (5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT) and up-to-the-minute Instagram stories

 

Broadcast Schedule and Game Crews

All game broadcasts available on Sportsnet NOW and Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE

EASTERN CONFERENCE:

Montreal Canadiens (A1) vs. New York Rangers (WC1)

  • Play-by-play: Paul Romanuk; Game Analyst: Garry Galley; Reporter: Kyle Bukauskas
G1 Wed., April 12 New York Rangers @ Montreal, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT CBC
G2 Fri., April 14 New York Rangers @ Montreal, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT CBC
G3 Sun., April 16 Montreal @ New York Rangers, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT SN
G4 Tues., April 18 Montreal @ New York Rangers, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT CBC
G5* Thurs., April 20 New York Rangers @ Montreal, TBD TBD
G6* Sat., April 22 Montreal @ New York Rangers, TBD TBD
G7* Mon., April 24 New York Rangers @ Montreal, TBD TBD

 

Ottawa Senators (A2) vs. Boston Bruins (A3)

G1 Wed., April 12 Boston @ Ottawa, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT SN
G2 Sat., April 15 Boston @ Ottawa, 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT SN
G3 Mon., April 17 Ottawa @ Boston, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT SN
G4 Wed., April 19 Ottawa @ Boston, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT SN
G5* Fri., April 21 Boston @ Ottawa, TBD TBD
G6* Sun., April 23 Ottawa @ Boston, TBD TBD
G7* Wed., April 26 Boston @ Ottawa, TBD TBD


Washington Capitals (M1) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (WC2)

G1 Thurs., April 13 Toronto @ Washington, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT CBC
G2 Sat., April 15 Toronto @ Washington, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT CBC
G3 Mon., April 17 Washington @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT CBC
G4 Wed., April 19 Washington @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT CBC
G5* Fri., April 21 Toronto @ Washington, TBD TBD
G6* Sun., April 23 Washington @ Toronto, TBD TBD
G7* Tues., April 25 Toronto @ Washington, TBD TBD


Pittsburgh Penguins (M2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (M3)

G1 Wed., April 12 Columbus @ Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT SN 360
G2 Fri., April 14 Columbus @ Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT SN
G3 Sun., April 16 Pittsburgh @ Columbus, 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT SN 360
G4 Tues., April 18 Pittsburgh @ Columbus, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT SN 360
G5* Thurs., April 20 Columbus @ Pittsburgh, TBD TBD
G6* Sun., April 23 Pittsburgh @ Columbus, TBD TBD
G7* Tues., April 25 Columbus @ Pittsburgh, TBD TBD

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE:

Anaheim Ducks (P1) vs. Calgary Flames (WC1)

G1 Thurs., April 13 Calgary @ Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT CBC
G2 Sat. April 15 Calgary @ Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT CBC
G3 Mon., April 17 Anaheim @ Calgary, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT CBC
G4 Wed., April 19 Anaheim @ Calgary, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT CBC
G5* Fri., April 21 Calgary @ Anaheim, TBD TBD
G6* Sun., April 23 Anaheim @ Calgary, TBD TBD
G7* Tues., April 25 Calgary @ Anaheim, TBD TBD

 

Edmonton Oilers (P2) vs. San Jose Sharks (P3)

G1 Wed., April 12 San Jose @ Edmonton, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT SN
G2 Fri., April 14 San Jose @ Edmonton, 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT SN
G3 Sun., April 16 Edmonton @ San Jose, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT SN
G4 Tues., April 18 Edmonton @ San Jose, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT SN
G5* Thurs., April 20 San Jose @ Edmonton, TBD TBD
G6* Sat., April 22 Edmonton @ San Jose, TBD TBD
G7* Mon., April 24 San Jose @ Edmonton, TBD TBD

 

Chicago Blackhawks (C1) vs. Nashville Predators (WC2)

G1 Thurs., April 13 Nashville @ Chicago, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT SN
G2 Sat., April 15 Nashville @ Chicago, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT SN
G3 Mon. April 17 Chicago @ Nashville, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT SN1
G4 Thurs., April 20 Chicago @ Nashville, TBD SN360
G5* Sat., April 22 Nashville @ Chicago, TBD TBD
G6* Mon., April 24 Chicago @ Nashville, TBD TBD
G7* Wed., April 26 Nashville @ Chicago, TBD TBD

 

Minnesota Wild (C2) vs. St. Louis Blues (C3)

G1 Wed., April 12 St. Louis @ Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT SN360
G2 Fri., April 14 St. Louis @ Minnesota, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT SN360
G3 Sun., April 16 Minnesota @ St. Louis, 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT SN
G4 Wed., April 19 Minnesota @ St. Louis, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT SN360
G5* Sat., April 22 St. Louis @ Minnesota, TBD TBD
G6* Mon., April 24 Minnesota @ St. Louis, TBD TBD
G7* Wed., April 26 St. Louis @ Minnesota, TBD TBD

                                                                                                          

*if necessary

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