September 6, 2020 – The stage is now set in the East and West, and Sportsnet is bringing fans closer to the action with exclusive national English-language coverage of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals, starting tonight. As the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders clash in the Eastern Conference Final and Vegas Golden Knights and Dallas Stars face-off in the Western Conference Final, Sportsnet is set to serve up end-to-end coverage across Sportsnet and CBC, and via stream on SN NOW and NHL Live (full broadcast schedule below).
The puck drops on Sportsnet’s coverage of the Conference Finals tonight with the opening matchup of Stars vs. Golden Knights at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, followed Monday with Game 1 of Lightning vs. Islanders at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Sportsnet, CBC, SN NOW and NHL Live.
Bringing fans every game of the NHL post-season, Sportsnet’s exclusive multiplatform coverage of Stanley Cup Playoffs includes:
Television & Streaming
- For the West – Chris Cuthbert and Louie DeBrusk deliver play-by-play commentary for the Vegas vs. Dallas series.
- For the East – Jim Hughson and Craig Simpson have the Lightning vs. Islanders play-by-play call.
- From the Hockey Central Studio – Hosts Ron MacLean and David Amber anchor the discussion alongside 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 and Scott Oake deliver the latest updates from Edmonton.
- In Punjabi – On OMNI Television, Harnarayan Singh, Randip Janda, Harpreet Pandher and Gurpreet Sian air select weekend games on Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition.
- 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.
WESTERN CONFERENCE – Dallas Stars vs. Vegas Golden Knights
- Play-by-play: Chris Cuthbert; Game Analyst: Louie DeBrusk
|G1||Sun., Sept. 6||Dallas @ Vegas, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN / CBC|
|G2||Tues., Sept. 8||Dallas @ Vegas, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN / CBC|
|G3||Thurs., Sept. 10||Vegas @ Dallas, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN / CBC|
|G4||Sat., Sept. 12||Vegas @ Dallas, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN / CBC / OMNI|
|G5*||Mon., Sept. 14||Dallas @ Vegas, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN / CBC|
|G6*||Wed., Sept. 16||Vegas @ Dallas, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN / CBC|
|G7*||Fri., Sept. 18||Dallas @ Vegas, 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT||SN / CBC|
EASTERN CONFERENCE – Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders
- Play-by-play: Jim Hughson; Game Analyst: Craig Simpson
|G1||Mon., Sept. 7||NY Islanders @ Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN / CBC|
|G2||Wed., Sept. 9||NY Islanders @ Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||CBC|
|G3||Fri., Sept. 11||Tampa Bay @ NY Islanders, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN / CBC|
|G4||Sun., Sept. 13||Tampa Bay @ NY Islanders, 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT||SN / CBC|
|G5*||Tues., Sept. 15||NY Islanders @ Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN / CBC|
|G6*||Thurs., Sept. 17||Tampa Bay @ NY Islanders, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN / CBC|
|G7*||Sat., Sept. 19||NY Islanders @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT||SN / CBC / OMNI|
**schedule subject to change
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