– PLUS: Sportsnet delivers Phase 2 of the NHL Draft Lottery on Monday at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT on Sportsnet & SN NOW –
August 9, 2020 – Sixteen teams. One Stanley Cup. With the Stanley Cup Qualifiers now complete, the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs is set and Sportsnet continues to deliver exclusive English-language national coverage of every matchup. As the quest for Lord Stanley’s Cup enters its next stage with three Canadian teams still in the hunt, Sportsnet is bringing Canadian hockey fans rinkside in Edmonton and Toronto with wall-to-wall coverage beginning Tuesday, Aug. 11 with four games on Sportsnet, CBC, Sportsnet 360, across the Sportsnet Radio Network and via stream on SN NOW and NHL Live (full broadcast schedule below).
Prior to Round 1 puck drop, Sportsnet is set to deliver exclusive English-language national coverage of Phase 2 of the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery on Monday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT on Sportsnet and SN NOW as one of the eight teams eliminated during the qualifying round will be awarded the No. 1 pick in this year’s NHL Draft.
Delivering hard-hitting coverage of every game from every round, Sportsnet’s exclusive multiplatform coverage of Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs includes:
Television & Streaming
- From Edmonton – Award-winning broadcaster Chris Cuthbert and game analyst Louie DeBrusk have the play-by-play call for the Flames and Canucks series, plus additional games live from Rogers Place.
- From Toronto – Veteran broadcast team Jim Hughson and Craig Simpson are set to call the Canadiens series and select additional games from Scotiabank Arena.
- From the Hockey Central Studio – Hosts Ron MacLean and David Amber anchor pre-, intermission, and post-game commentary with Sportsnet’s NHL Insiders and analysts: Elliotte Friedman, Kelly Hrudey, Brian Burke, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Colby Armstrong, Kevin Bieksa and Anthony Stewart.
- From “Rinkside” – Reporters Kyle Bukauskas, Caroline Cameron, Shawn McKenzie and Christine Simpson share reporting duties in Toronto, while Scott Oake, Gene Principe and Harnarayan Singh deliver the latest updates from the Edmonton hub.
- In Punjabi – On OMNI Television, Singh, Randip Janda, Harpreet Pandher and Gurpreet Sian deliver select Saturday night games on Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition.
Connecting fans coast-to-coast-to-coast, the Sportsnet Radio Network is game-ready to deliver live coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs first round, starting Tuesday.
- Sportsnet 650 in Vancouver – Brendan Batchelor and Corey Hirsch follow the Vancouver Canucks’ road to hockey’s Holy Grail.
- Sportsnet 960 The FAN in Calgary – Derek Wills and Peter Loubardias have the radio call as the Calgary Flames continue their post-season journey.
- The Insiders – Breaking news, opinion and analysis from Canada’s top hockey writers: Chris Johnston, Eric Francis, Mark Spector, Iain McIntyre, Luke Fox, Eric Engels and Ken Wiebe.
- 31 Thoughts – Elliotte Friedman’s must-read column appears weekly throughout the playoffs on Sportsnet.ca. Friedman and Jeff Marek also continue to serve up insights and interviews on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Sportsnet.ca.
- Sportsnet Fantasy – Canadian hockey fans can go beyond the on-ice action with three exclusive NHL Fantasy games – Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey Pool: Playoffs Edition presented by RAM, Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey Playoffs Bracket presented by Canadian Tire, and Predict the Playoffs Contest – for their chance to win a combined $250,000 in cash and prizes.
- Hub Life – The stars of the NHL give fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse of life in the Edmonton and Toronto hubs in Inside the Bubble vlogs.
- On Social – Real-time Gotta-See-It highlights on Sportsnet’s YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook channels.
EASTERN CONFERENCE – Toronto
- Play-by-play: Jim Hughson; Game Analyst: Craig Simpson
Montreal Canadiens vs. Philadelphia Flyers
|G1||Wed., Aug. 12||Montreal @ Philadelphia, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN/CBC|
|G2||Fri., Aug. 14||Montreal @ Philadelphia, 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT||SN/CBC|
|G3||Sun., Aug. 16||Philadelphia @ Montreal, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN/CBC|
|G4||Tues., Aug. 18||Philadelphia @ Montreal, 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT||SN/CBC|
|G5*||Wed., Aug. 19||Montreal @ Philadelphia, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Fri., Aug. 21||Philadelphia @ Montreal, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sun., Aug. 23||Montreal @ Philadelphia, TBD||TBD|
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
|G1||Tues., Aug. 11||Columbus @ Tampa Bay, 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT||SN/SN360|
|G2||Thurs., Aug. 13||Columbus @ Tampa Bay, 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT||SN|
|G3||Sat., Aug. 15||Tampa Bay @ Columbus, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G4||Mon., Aug. 17||Tampa Bay @ Columbus, 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT||SN|
|G5*||Wed., Aug. 19||Columbus @ Tampa Bay, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Fri., Aug. 21||Tampa Bay @ Columbus, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sun., Aug. 23||Columbus @ Tampa Bay, TBD||TBD|
New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals
|G1||Wed., Aug. 12||NY Islanders @ Washington, 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT||SN|
|G2||Fri., Aug. 14||NY Islanders @ Washington, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||FX|
|G3||Sun., Aug. 16||Washington @ NY Islanders, Noon ET / 9 a.m. PT||SN360|
|G4||Tues., Aug. 18||Washington @ NY Islanders, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||TBD|
|G5*||Thurs., Aug. 20||NY Islanders @ Washington, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Sat., Aug. 22||Washington @ NY Islanders, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sun., Aug. 23||NY Islanders @ Washington, TBD||TBD|
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Boston Bruins
|G1||Tues., Aug. 11||Carolina @ Boston, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN/CBC|
|G2||Thurs., Aug. 13||Carolina @ Boston, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN/CBC|
|G3||Sat., Aug. 15||Boston @ Carolina, Noon ET / 9 a.m. PT||SN|
|G4||Mon., Aug. 17||Boston @ Carolina, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN/CBC|
|G5*||Wed., Aug. 19||Carolina @ Boston, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Thurs., Aug. 20||Boston @ Carolina, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sun., Aug. 23||Carolina @ Boston, TBD||TBD|
WESTERN CONFERENCE – Edmonton
- Play-by-play: Chris Cuthbert; Game Analyst: Louie DeBrusk
Calgary Flames vs. Dallas Stars
|G1||Tues., Aug. 11||Calgary @ Dallas, 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT||SN/CBC|
|G2||Thurs., Aug. 13||Calgary @ Dallas, 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT||SN/CBC|
|G3||Fri., Aug. 14||Dallas @ Calgary, 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT||SN/CBC|
|G4||Sun., Aug. 16||Dallas @ Calgary, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT||SN/CBC|
|G5*||Tues., Aug. 18||Calgary @ Dallas, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Thurs., Aug. 20||Dallas @ Calgary, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sat., Aug. 22||Calgary @ Dallas, TBD||TBD|
Vancouver Canucks vs. St. Louis Blues
|G1||Wed., Aug. 12||Vancouver @ St. Louis, 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT||SN/CBC|
|G2||Fri., Aug. 14||Vancouver @ St. Louis, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT||SN|
|G3||Sun., Aug. 16||St. Louis @ Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT||SN|
|G4||Mon., Aug. 17||St. Louis @ Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT||SN/CBC|
|G5*||Wed., Aug. 19||Vancouver @ St. Louis, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Fri., Aug. 21||St. Louis @ Vancouver, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sun., Aug. 23||Vancouver @ St. Louis, TBD||TBD|
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vegas Golden Knights
|G1||Tues., Aug. 11||Chicago @ Vegas, 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT||SN|
|G2||Thurs., Aug. 13||Chicago @ Vegas, 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G3||Sat., Aug. 15||Vegas @ Chicago, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN/CBC|
|G4||Sun., Aug. 16||Vegas @ Chicago, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT||SN1/SN360|
|G5*||Tues., Aug. 18||Chicago @ Vegas, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Thurs., Aug. 20||Vegas @ Chicago, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sat., Aug. 22||Chicago @ Vegas, TBD||TBD|
Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche
|G1||Wed., Aug. 12||Arizona @ Colorado, 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G2||Fri., Aug. 14||Arizona @ Colorado, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT||SN360|
|G3||Sat., Aug. 15||Colorado @ Arizona, 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT||SN360|
|G4||Mon., Aug. 17||Colorado @ Arizona, 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT||FX|
|G5*||Wed., Aug. 19||Arizona @ Colorado, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Fri., Aug. 21||Colorado @ Arizona, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sun., Aug. 23||Arizona @ Colorado, TBD||TBD|
**schedule subject to change
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