A strange night to open the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight; there are no Eastern Conference games, while three of the four series in the west open. None of the four Canadian teams play tonight either. CBC has a pair of games, regionally split at 8:00pm ET. TSN’s playoff coverage opens at 10:30pm ET.
8:00pm*, Minnesota Wild @ Chicago Blackhawks (game 1) – CBC (Saskatchewan-east), RDS2
Dean Brown & Greg Millen
8:00pm*, Los Angeles Kings @ St. Louis Blues (game 1) – CBC (Alberta, BC), RDS
Mark Lee & Kelly Hrudey (reporter: David Amber)
10:30pm, Detroit Red Wings @ Anaheim Ducks (game 1) – TSN, RDS
Chris Cuthbert & Ray Ferraro
*A 30-minute pregame show will air before CBC’s broadcasts.