August 21, 2020 – As eight teams continue their quest for Lord Stanley’s mug, Sportsnet is returning “rinkside” in Toronto and Edmonton to serve up exclusive national English-language coverage of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs second round. Starting Saturday, Sportsnet is bringing Canadian hockey fans closer to the action with wall-to-wall coverage across Sportsnet and CBC, the Sportsnet Radio Network and via stream on SN NOW and NHL Live (full broadcast schedule below).
The puck drops on Sportsnet’s Round 2 coverage Saturday night with a Game 1 showdown between the Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Sportsnet, CBC, SN NOW and NHL Live. The Vancouver Canucks – Canada’s sole team left in contention – begin their second round series against the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday night at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT on Sportsnet, CBC, OMNI, SN NOW and NHL Live.
Delivering every game from every series, Sportsnet’s exclusive multiplatform coverage of Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs includes:
Television & Streaming
- From Edmonton – Award-winning broadcaster Chris Cuthbert and game analyst Louie DeBrusk deliver play-by-play commentary from Rogers Place.
- From Toronto – Hockey Hall of Fame media honouree Jim Hughson and analyst Craig Simpson have the play-by-play call 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, 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, Dan Murphy 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 Games 1 and 4 of the Canucks series plus select Saturday night games on Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition.
Connecting Canucks fans coast-to-coast-to-coast, Sportsnet 650 and the Sportsnet Radio Network deliver live coverage of the Vancouver Canucks vs. Vegas Golden Knights second round series, featuring play-by-play calls by Brendan Batchelor and Corey Hirsch.
- 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.
- Sportsnet Fantasy – Canadian fans can go beyond the on-ice action with three exclusive Fantasy Hockey games for their chance to win a combined $250,000 in cash and prizes.
- 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
Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
|G1||Sun., Aug. 23||Boston @ Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN|
|G2||Tues., Aug. 25||Boston @ Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN/CBC|
|G3||Wed., Aug. 26||Tampa Bay @ Boston, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m., PT||SN/CBC|
|G4||Fri., Aug. 28||Tampa Bay @ Boston, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT||SN/CBC|
|G5*||Sun., Aug. 30||Boston @ Tampa Bay, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Tues., Sept. 1||Tampa Bay @ Boston, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Wed., Sept. 2||Boston @ Tampa Bay, TBD||TBD|
New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers
|G1||Mon., Aug. 24||NY Islanders @ Philadelphia, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN/CBC|
|G2||Wed., Aug. 26||NY Islanders @ Philadelphia, 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT||SN|
|G3||Thurs., Aug. 27||Philadelphia @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN/CBC|
|G4||Sat., Aug. 29||Philadelphia @ NY Islanders, Noon ET / 9 a.m. PT||SN|
|G5*||Mon., Aug. 31||NY Islanders @ Philadelphia, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Wed., Sept. 2||Philadelphia @ NY Islanders, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Thurs., Sept. 3||NY Islanders @ Philadelphia, TBD||TBD|
WESTERN CONFERENCE – Edmonton
- Play-by-play: Chris Cuthbert; Game Analyst: Louie DeBrusk
Vancouver Canucks vs. Vegas Golden Knights
|G1||Sun., Aug. 23||Vancouver @ Vegas, 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT||SN/CBC/OMNI|
|G2||Tues., Aug. 25||Vancouver @ Vegas, 9:45 p.m. ET / 6:45 p.m. PT||SN/CBC|
|G3||Thurs., Aug. 27||Vegas @ Vancouver, 9:45 p.m. ET / 6:45 p.m. PT||SN/CBC|
|G4||Sat., Aug. 29||Vegas @ Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN/CBC/OMNI|
|G5*||Mon., Aug. 31||Vancouver @ Vegas, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Tues., Sept. 1||Vegas @ Vancouver, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Thurs., Sept. 3||Vancouver @ Vegas, TBD|
Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars
|G1||Sat., Aug. 22||Dallas @ Colorado, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN/CBC|
|G2||Mon., Aug. 24||Dallas @ Colorado, 9:45 p.m. ET / 6:45 p.m. PT||SN|
|G3||Wed., Aug. 26||Colorado @ Dallas, 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT||SN|
|G4||Fri., Aug. 28||Colorado @ Dallas, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT||SN|
|G5*||Sun., Aug. 30||Dallas @ Colorado, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Mon., Aug. 31||Colorado @ Dallas, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Wed., Sept. 2||Dallas @ Colorado, TBD||TBD|
**schedule subject to change
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