NHL Conference Semifinals Press Releases

Here are the press releases from CBC and TSN on their second round coverage

The 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs on CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA continue this week with exclusive Canadian coverage of the Conference Semifinal series featuring Ottawa vs. Pittsburgh and Chicago vs. Detroit, beginning Tuesday night. Opening round coverage on CBC garnered strong audience numbers across the four series both on TV and through online streams. With every CBC playoff game available live on CBC-TV and online at CBCSports.ca, CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA has Canadians covered whenever and wherever they tune in.

The puck drops on CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA for the second round as Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators head to Pittsburgh to take on Sidney Crosby and the Penguins in Game 1 of their series Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT). Jim Hughson and Craig Simpson (@hnicsimmer) call the action for this series with Glenn Healy providing analysis from between the benches and Scott Oake (@ScottOake) reporting.

CBC’s other match-up features Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks taking on the Detroit Red Wings led by Henrik Zetterberg. The first game of this series gets underway from Chicago on Wednesday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). Bob Cole is joined in the booth by Kelly Hrudey (@KellyHrudey) with analyst Garry Galley between the benches and Cassie Campbell-Pascall (@CassieCampbell) reporting. See attached for a complete first round broadcast schedule and distribution.

Ron MacLean and the HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA Studio 42 Team, P.J. Stock (@PJStockHNIC), Kevin Weekes (@kevinweekes), Elliotte Friedman (@friedgeHNIC) and Andi Petrillo (@andipHNIC), continue to keep viewers informed with news, insights and features throughout the games on CBC. Don Cherry (@CoachsCornerCBC) returns with Coach’s Corner presented by Budweiser, airing during the first intermission of each game of the Ottawa/Pittsburgh series. Scotiabank Hockey Tonight airs prior to every Senators vs. Penguins game, while the Chevrolet Post-Game Show is live online at CBCSports.ca following the conclusion of each CBC game night with host Andi Petrillo.

CBC’s Daryn Jones adds his unique brand of humour to the pre-game coverage throughout the second round as he joins the crowds on-site at the home team arenas to connect with fans cheering on their heroes before the teams take the ice. Exploring the tailgate atmosphere, Jones attempts to remain a neutral observer while meeting some of the most passionate fans from around the NHL. The first feature airs during Scotiabank Hockey Tonight ahead of Game 1 of the Chicago/Detroit series.

The engaging Hockey Night in Canada: 2nd Screen presented by Budweiser connects users throughout the playoffs at CBCSports.ca/2ndscreen. Users continue to earn points for possible prizes through predictions, in-game trivia and online engagement. Viewers across the country can also connect with CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA online at CBCSports.ca/HockeyNightInCanada, through Twitter (@hockeynight) and Instagram using #HockeyNight, Facebook and Pinterest. Fans can also stay up-to-date with the Hockey Night in Canada app for iOS, Windows 8, Blackberry 10 and Android as well as via Xbox and Google Currents.

The TELUS Break Away Cam continues through the Conference Semifinals. This innovative online feature allows viewers to follow a single isolated camera on their computers or mobile devices each period. Fans can vote online at CBCSports.ca/Breakaway throughout the week picking what the focus of the camera will be – a superstar player, a passionate coach or a crazed fan. The camera will follow the top vote getter during special broadcasts throughout the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Hockey Night in Canada Radio on SiriusXM with host Rob Pizzo (@RobPizzo) remains the source of comprehensive analysis for the entire 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs from 3-5 p.m. ET every weekday on Sirius 207 and XM 92. Pizzo welcomes the biggest names in the game for in-depth discussion and insightful interviews on the latest storylines from the NHL.

The feature match-up for Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi presented by Chevrolet with Harnarayan Singh (@IceSinghHNIC), Inderpreet Cumo (@InderpreetHNIC) and Bhola Chauhan (@BholaHNIC) is Ottawa vs. Pittsburgh. The Punjabi-language broadcasts, featuring one series per round throughout the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, are available live on select television channels and online at CBCSports.ca. A complete list of channels as well as on-demand video are available at CBCSports.ca/Punjabi.

And TSN:

As the quest for the Stanley Cup continues, TSN tonight confirmed its broadcast schedule for the Second Round of the 2013 STANLEY CUP® PLAYOFFS, headlined by an Original Six showdown between the Boston Bruins and NY Rangers.

TSN has live coverage of the Conference Semifinal Series – Boston-NY Rangers and Los Angeles-San Jose – featuring the following players:
Boston: Playoff scoring leader David Krejci, Game 7 heroes Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron, and captain Zdeno Chara
NY Rangers: 2012 Vezina Trophy winner Henrik Lundqvist, playoff revelation Derick Brassard, and Rick Nash
Los Angeles: 2012 Conn Smythe winner Jonathan Quick, captain Dustin Brown, and Drew Doughty
San Jose: Vezina Trophy finalist Antti Niemi, Logan Couture, and Patrick Marleau

TSN’s coverage of the 2013 STANLEY CUP® PLAYOFFS continues tomorrow night (Tuesday, May 14) with Game 1: San Jose @ Los Angeles at 10 p.m. ET (see complete broadcast schedule below).

Action in the Boston-NY Rangers series kicks off on Thursday, May 16 with Game 1: NY Rangers @ Boston at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN.

TSN also takes a look back at the opening round of the NHL Playoffs with its FIRST ROUND IN 60 MINUTES special tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m. ET, leading into live game coverage of the San Jose-Los Angeles series. The highlight show focuses on all of the biggest moments from each First Round series, with close attention paid to the match-ups featuring Canadian teams.

TSN’s live coverage of the 2013 STANLEY CUP® PLAYOFFS runs through the third round, with games also available live nationally on TSN Mobile TV.

The network’s Boston-NY Rangers coverage features play-by-play announcer Gord Miller and game analyst Mike Johnson, while play-by-play announcer Chris Cuthbert and game analyst Ray Ferraro call all the action in the Los Angeles-San Jose series.

NHL ON TSN host James Duthie is in the TSN Studio for pre-game shows and intermissions alongside Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger, and analysts Aaron Ward and Darren Pang. Joining them during the Second Round are two current NHLers – Danny Briere of the Philadelphia Flyers and George Parros of the Florida Panthers.

Schedules after the break

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (#1) VS. OTTAWA SENATORS (#7)
Game 1 Ottawa @ Pittsburgh Tue., May 14 @ 7:30 p.m. FULL NETWORK
Game 2 Ottawa @ Pittsburgh Fri., May 17 @ 7:30 p.m. FULL NETWORK
Game 3 Pittsburgh @ Ottawa Sun., May 19 @ 7:30 p.m. FULL NETWORK
Game 4 Pittsburgh @ Ottawa Wed., May 22 @ 7:30 p.m. FULL NETWORK
Game 5* Ottawa @ Pittsburgh Fri., May 24 @ 7:30 p.m. FULL NETWORK
Game 6* Pittsburgh @ Ottawa Sun., May 26 @ TBD FULL NETWORK
Game 7* Ottawa @ Pittsburgh Tue., May 28 @ TBD FULL NETWORK

Scotiabank Hockey Tonight precedes each of these games by 30 minutes
All games in this series are also available in Punjabi via CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi presented by Chevrolet

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (#1) VS. DETROIT RED WINGS (#7)
Game 1 Detroit @ Chicago Wed., May 15 @ 8 p.m. FULL NETWORK
Game 2 Detroit @ Chicago Sat., May 18 @ 1 p.m. FULL NETWORK
Game 3 Chicago @ Detroit Mon., May 20 @ 7:30 p.m. FULL NETWORK
Game 4 Chicago @ Detroit Thu., May 23 @ 8 p.m. FULL NETWORK
Game 5* Detroit @ Chicago Sat., May 25 @ TBD FULL NETWORK
Game 6* Chicago @ Detroit Mon., May 27 @ TBD FULL NETWORK
Game 7* Detroit @ Chicago Wed., May 29 @ TBD FULL NETWORK

Boston vs. NY Rangers
Game 1: NY Rangers @ Boston – Thursday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Game 2: NY Rangers @ Boston– Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. ET on TSN
Game 3: Boston @ NY Rangers – Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Game 4: Boston @ NY Rangers – Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN
*Game 5: NY Rangers @ Boston – Saturday, May 25 at TBD on TSN
*Game 6: Boston @ NY Rangers – Monday, May 27 at TBD on TSN
*Game 7: NY Rangers @ Boston – Wednesday, May 29 at TBD on TSN

San Jose vs. Los Angeles
Game 1: San Jose @ Los Angeles – Tuesday, May 14 at 10 p.m. ET on TSN
Game 2: San Jose @ Los Angeles – Thursday, May 16 at 10 p.m. ET on TSN
Game 3: Los Angeles @ San Jose – Saturday, May 18 at 9 p.m. ET on TSN
Game 4: Los Angeles @ San Jose – Tuesday, May 21 at 10 p.m. ET on TSN
*Game 5: San Jose @ Los Angeles – Thursday, May 23 at 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN
*Game 6: Los Angeles @ San Jose – Sunday, May 26 at TBD on TSN
*Game 7: San Jose @ Los Angeles – Tuesday, May 28 at TBD on TSN

4 thoughts on “NHL Conference Semifinals Press Releases

  1. The 5.1 mil rating for the Leafs/Bruins game 7 was insane. The 3.5 mil average in the series was also pretty wild. Makes you wonder what Leafs/Habs would have done.

    Maybe it was b/c it was a long 9 years for the Leafs who knows, but the Leafs are the clear breadmaker for the CBC.

    Bettman though got his almost dream 2nd round minus the Sens. He’d wish it was the Caps instead.

    Ovechkin, Crosby, 4 original 6 American teams and 2 california teams. He probably would faint.

    • TOR-BOS game 7 also got 475,000 on RDS. Smallish for them compared to what the OTT-MTL series was getting but it was probably the largest non-Habs/non-Sens audience for them so far in these playoffs since they haven’t tweeted any others.

  2. Anyone know why the CBC camera was from the Ottawa blueline tonight and not at centre ice? Or has it been that way for the playoffs? I recall it being there against Montreal but maybe I’m wrong. Plus I only saw the 3rd period of tonight’s game.

  3. Updated game times in Mountain time.

    *Saturday, May 25 NY Rangers at Boston 1530h, 3:30 pm NBCSN, TSN, RDS….(Game five)
    Saturday, May 25 Detroit at Chicago 1800h, 6:00 pm NBC, CBC, RDS…..(Game five)

    *Sunday, May 26 Pittsburgh @ Ottawa 1730h, 5:30pm CBC, RDS, NBCSN…..(Game six)

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