NHL Playoff Scheduling News
I meant to get some of this up earlier tonight, but I just couldn’t take myself away from the action. Plus I was waiting on the Chicago-Vancouver result.
First here is what we know for tomorrow night. CBC will come on at 6:30pm ET with a special Hockey Tonight pregame show. That will be followed at 7:00pm ET with game 7 of Canadiens-Bruins from Boston. TSN will come on at 7:30pm ET with a pregame show. It will be followed by Lightning-Penguins game 7 at 8:00pm ET. CBC will probably pick up a second round game from TSN in exchange for the Lightning-Penguins game.
Now looking ahead to the next round. I think the Nashville-Vancouver series, which will be on CBC, will run like this (just an educated guess)
Game 1 – Thursday April 28 @ Vancouver (9pm ET)
Game 2 – Saturday April 30 @ Vancouver (9pm ET)
Game 3 – Tuesday May 3 @ Nashville (8pm ET)
Game 4 – Thursday May 5 @ Nashville (8pm ET)
Game 5 – Saturday May 7 @ Vancouver (9pm ET)
Game 6 – Monday May 9 @ Nashville (8pm ET)
Game 7 – Wednesday May 11 @ Vancouver (Time TBA)
And for the Detroit-San Jose series (which will be on TSN)
Game 1 – Friday April 29 @ San Jose
Game 2 – Sunday May 1 @ San Jose
Game 3 – Wednesday May 4 @ Detroit
Game 4 – Friday May 6 @ Detroit
Game 5 – Sunday May 8 @ San Jose
Game 6 – Tuesday May 10 @ Detroit
Game 7 – Thursday May 12 @ San Jose
We should have the two Eastern series starting on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. If Montreal wins, their series will probably start on Friday night at 7pm ET on CBC.