2015 Stanley Cup Final on CBC, NBC, TVA Sports, OMNI

Better late than never, here are all the deets for the 2015 Stanley Cup Final.

CBC (read: Sportsnet) will have comprehensive coverage of all seven games, TVA Sports will have full coverage for French-language viewers, and five of the seven games will be available on NBC for those who have had enough of Sportsnet and Rogers.

Here is the schedule. All times are Eastern.

Wed., June 3 — at Tampa Bay, 8pm
Sat., June 6 — at Tampa Bay, 7pm
Mon., June 8 — at Chicago, 8pm
Wed., June 10 — at Chicago, 8pm
Sat., June 13 — at Tampa Bay, 7:30pm
Mon., June 15 — at Chicago, 8pm
Wed., June 17 — at Tampa Bay, 8pm

Sportsnet will be making use of their multi-million dollar studio in Toronto instead of broadcasting from each arena as CBC has done in previous years. George Stroumboulopoulos hosts and is joined by analysts Elliotte Friedman, Kelly Hrudey, Mike Johnson and Nick Kypreos. The game crew has Jim Hughson on play-by-play, game analysts are Craig Simpson and Glenn Healy, and reporters Scott Oake and Christine Simpson. OMNI (Punjabi) play-by-play: Harnarayan Singh with game analysts: Randip Janda, Bhupinder S. Hundal. Games will be available on Sportsnet 960 The Fan and online for Sportsnet 590 The Fan.

For those of you who either despise Sportsnet’s coverage of the NHL in general or just want to hear better commentating/see better production, NBC will show games one, two and five to seven. Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olcyzk and Pierre McGuire will be in the booth with Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury and Keith Jones handling studio duties.

2015 NHL Playoffs Conference Final Schedule

All the broadcast details below, but first here is a fun fact:

Studio

  • George Stroumboulopoulos hosts the Eastern Conference Final with analysts Elliotte Friedman, Kelly Hrudey and Nick Kypreos
  • Daren Millard anchors the Western Conference Final alongside analysts P.J. Stock, Doug MacLean and Darren Pang
  • Don Cherry and Ron MacLean will host Coach’s Corner

Game Crews

New York Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Play-by-play: Jim Hughson; Game Analysts: Craig Simpson and Glenn Healy; Reporter: Scott Oake

Anaheim Ducks vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Play-by-play: Paul Romanuk; Game Analyst: Mike Johnson; Reporter: Christine Simpson
OMNI (Punjabi): Play-by-play: Harnarayan Singh; Game Analysts: Randip Janda, Bhupinder S. Hundal

Radio

Sportsnet 590 The FAN

  • All Conference Finals games will be available online at Sportsnet.ca/590
  • Gord Stellick and Mark Osborne host pre-, post- and intermissions, beginning 30-minutes prior to every game
  • Sportsnet 590 The FAN will broadcast select games of the Conference Finals. Please visit http://www.sportsnet.ca/590/ for broadcast schedule

Sportsnet 960 The FAN

  • All Conference Finals games will be available on Sportsnet 960 The FAN

Game schedule below. All times are Eastern.

NEW YORK RANGERS VS. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

Sat May 16 at New York — 1pm CBC, NBC, TVA Sports
Mon May 18 at New York — 8pm CBC, TVA Sports
Wed May 20 at Tampa Bay — 8pm CBC, TVA Sports
Fri May 22 at Tampa Bay — 8pm CBC, TVA Sports
Sun May 24 at New York — 8pm CBC, TVA Sports
Tue May 26 at Tampa Bay — 8pm CBC, TVA Sports
Fri May 29 at New York — 8pm CBC, TVA Sports

ANAHEIM DUCKS VS. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

Sun May 17 at Anaheim — 3pm CBC, NBC, TVA Sports
Tue May 19 at Anaheim — 9pm CBC, TVA Sports
Thu May 21 at Chicago — 8pm CBC, TVA Sports
Sat May 23 at Chicago — 8pm CBC, NBC, TVA Sports
Mon May 25 at Anaheim — 9pm CBC, TVA Sports
Wed May 27 at Chicago — 8pm CBC, TVA Sports
Sat May 30 at Anaheim — 8pm CBC, TVA Sports

2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Broadcast Schedule

Below is all the info you need for the first round broadcast on Sportsnet, presented in no particular order.

A majority of first round games and all games involving Canadian teams will be on either CBC or Sportsnet, with the occasional U.S. vs. U.S. game being shown on SN360 or SN1. Rogers will produce five of the eight series: the three Canadian series plus Rangers-Penguins and Lightning-Red Wings.

TVA Sports will have three channels to cover every single playoff game, though specific channel designations haven’t been released as yet.

Of what has been announced, Canadians can view five games on NBC – one game of each series featuring a U.S. team.

Full schedule and commentating crews below. As always, all times are Eastern and channels/times subject to change.

EASTERN CONFERENCE:

Wed Apr 15: Ottawa at Montreal, 7pm CBC, TVA Sports
Fri Apr 17: Ottawa at Montreal, 7pm CBC, TVA Sports
Sun Apr 19: Montreal at Ottawa, 7pm CBC, TVA Sports
Wed Apr 22: Montreal at Ottawa, 7pm CBC, TVA Sports
Fri Apr 24: Ottawa at Montreal, 7pm CBC, TVA Sports
Sun Apr 26: Montreal at Ottawa, 6pm CBC, TVA Sports

Thu Apr 16: Pittsburgh at NY Rangers, 7pm CBC, TVA Sports
Sat Apr 18: Pittsburgh at NY Rangers, 8pm CBC, TVA Sports, NBC
Mon Apr 20: NY Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7pm CBC, TVA Sports
Wed Apr 22: NY Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7pm SN360, TVA Sports
Fri Apr 24: Pittsburgh at NY Rangers, 7pm SN, TVA Sports

Thu Apr 16: Detroit at Tampa Bay, 7:30pm SN, TVA Sports
Sat Apr 18: Detroit at Tampa Bay, 3pm CBC, TVA Sports, NBC
Tue Apr 21: Tampa Bay at Detroit, 7pm SN, TVA Sports
Thu Apr 23: Tampa Bay at Detroit, 7pm CBC, TVA Sports
Sat Apr 25: Detroit at Tampa Bay, 6pm CBC, TVA Sports
Mon Apr 27: Tampa Bay at Detroit, 7pm CBC, TVA Sports
Wed Apr 29: Detroit at Tampa Bay, 7:30pm CBC, TVA Sports

Wed Apr 15: NY Islanders at Washington,7pm SN, TVA Sports
Fri Apr 17: NY Islanders at Washington,7pm SN, TVA Sports
Sun Apr 19: Washington at NY Islanders, 12pm SN, TVA Sports, NBC
Tue Apr 21: Washington at NY Islanders, 7:30pm SN360, TVA Sports
Thu Apr 23: NY Islanders at Washington, 7pm SN, TVA Sports
Sat Apr 25: Washington at NY Islanders, 3pm NBC, SN, TVA Sports
Mon Apr 27: NY Islanders at Washington, 7:30pm SN, TVA Sports

WESTERN CONFERENCE:

Wed Apr 15: Calgary at Vancouver, 10pm CBC, TVA Sports
Fri Apr 17: Calgary at Vancouver, 10pm CBC, TVA Sports
Sun Apr 19: Vancouver at Calgary, 10pm CBC, TVA Sports
Tue Apr 21: Vancouver at Calgary, 10pm CBC, TVA Sports
Thu Apr 23: Calgary at Vancouver, 10pm CBC, TVA Sports
Sat Apr 25: Vancouver at Calgary, 9pm CBC, TVA Sports
All games available in Punjabi on OMNI

Thu Apr 16: Winnipeg at Anaheim, 10:30pm SN, TVA Sports
Sat Apr 18: Winnipeg at Anaheim, 10:30pm SN, TVA Sports
Mon Apr 20: Anaheim at Winnipeg, 9pm SN, TVA Sports
Wed Apr 22: Anaheim at Winnipeg, 9:30pm SN, TVA Sports

Wed Apr 15: Chicago at Nashville, 8:30pm SN360, TVA Sports
Fri Apr 17: Chicago at Nashville, 9:30pm SN, TVA Sports
Sun Apr 19: Nashville at Chicago, 3pm SN, TVA Sports, NBC
Tue Apr 21: Nashville at Chicago, 9:30pm SN, TVA Sports
Thu Apr 23: Chicago at Nashville, 9:30pm SN360, TVA Sports
Sat Apr 25: Nashville at Chicago, 8pm NBC, SN, TVA Sports 2

Thu Apr 16: Minnesota at St. Louis, 9:30pm SN360, TVA Sports
Sat Apr 18: Minnesota at St. Louis, 3pm SN, TVA Sports, NBC
Mon Apr 20: St. Louis at Minnesota, 8pm SN1, TVA Sports
Wed Apr 22: St. Louis at Minnesota, 9:30pm SN360, TVA Sports
Fri Apr 24: Minnesota at St. Louis, 9:45pm SN, TVA Sports
Sun Apr 26: St. Louis at Minnesota, 3pm NBC, SN, TVA Sports

Studio Crew

  • George Stroumboulopoulos will anchor the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Hockey Central studio, along with Elliotte Friedman, Kelly Hrudey and Nick Kypreos
  • Don Cherry and Ron MacLean will host Coach’s Corner
  • Sportsnet will also provide extensive pre-game and post-game coverage throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs across all platforms and will include hosts Daren Millard ,Jeff Marek, Brad Fay and Leah Hextall, and analysts P.J. Stock, John Shannon, Damien Cox , Doug MacLean, Billy Jaffe and Scott Morrison

Game Crews

Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators (starts Wednesday)

  • Play-by-play: Paul Romanuk; Game Analysts: Mike Johnson and Glenn Healy; Reporter: David Amber
  • GamePlus features available in Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE

Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames (starts Wednesday)

  • Play-by-play: Jim Hughson; Game Analysts: Craig Simpson; Reporter: Scott Oake
  • OMNI (Punjabi): Play-by-play: Harnarayan Singh; Game Analysts: Randip Janda, Bhupinder S. Hundal
  • Calgary Radio: all games available on Sportsnet 960 The FAN Play-by-play: Derek Wills ; Analyst: Peter Loubardias
  • GamePlus features available in Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE

Anaheim Ducks vs. Winnipeg Jets (starts Thursday)

  • Play-by-play: Dave Randorf; Game Analyst: Garry Galley; Reporter: Cassie Campbell-Pascall
  • GamePlus features available in Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE

New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (starts Thursday)

  • Play-by-play: Bob Cole; Game Analyst: Greg Millen; Reporter: Christine Simpson

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings (starts Thursday)

  • Play-by-play: Rick Ball; Game Analyst: John Garrett; Reporter: Dan Murphy

For the first time ever, all Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final games will be available on NHL GameCentre Live.

NHL Canadian TV Schedule: April 8–11

UPDATE: A few changes for Saturday. Sens-Flyers will be shown nationally on Sportsnet except in the Ottawa viewing area; Flames-Jets will also now be shown nationally except in the Winnipeg viewing area; Detroit-Carolina moves to FX Canada and Penguins-Sabres is added to the schedule on City.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 8

7:30pm, Toronto at Columbus: SN (Dave Randorf, Garry Galley, Elliotte Friedman)
8pm, Boston at Washington: TVA Sports
10:30pm, Dallas at Anaheim: SN

THURSDAY APRIL 9

7pm, Ottawa at NY Rangers: TSN5*, RDS2*
7:30pm, Detroit at Montreal: SN East*, City Montreal*, RDS*
7:30pm, Boston at Florida: TVA Sports
9pm, Winnipeg at Colorado: TSN3*
9pm, Los Angeles at Calgary: SN West
9:30pm, San Jose at Edmonton: SN360 (Kevin Quinn, Louis DeBrusk, Drew Remenda, Mark Spector, Gene Principe)
10pm, Arizona at Vancouver: SN Pacific*

FRIDAY APRIL 10

7pm, NY Islanders at Pittsburgh: SN360, TVA Sports 2
7pm, Buffalo at Columbus: Sabres TV*

SATURDAY APRIL 11

12:30pm, Ottawa at Philadelphia: SN*, TSN5*, RDS2*
12:30pm, NY Rangers at Washington: TVA Sports
3pm, Calgary at Winnipeg: TSN3*, SN*
3pm, San Jose at Los Angeles: NBC West
3pm, Minnesota at St. Louis: NBC East
7pm, Montreal at Toronto: CBC, TVA Sports (Bob Cole, Greg Millen, Glenn Healy, Scott Oake)
7pm, Detroit at Carolina: FX Canada
7pm, Pittsburgh Penguins at Buffalo Sabres: City
7:30pm, Boston at Tampa Bay: SN1
9pm, Chicago at Colorado: WGN, TVA Sports 2
10pm, Edmonton at Vancouver: CBC (Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Cassie Campbell-Pascall)

NHL Canadian TV Schedule: April 1–7

RATINGS: Sat, HNIC 7pm, CBC/Rogers, 1.9m; Sat, Stars-Van, CBC, 903k; Sun, Hawks-Jets, City, 631k; Sat HNIC Pre-Game, CBC/Rogers, 433k; Sat, Rangers-Bruins, SN360, 217k; Sun, Pre-Game, City, 192k; Sun, Flames-Preds, SN West, 183k; Fri, Flames-Wild, SN West, 167k; Sun, Bruins-Canes, SN, 164k; Fri, Stars-Oilers, SN1, 142k.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 1

7:30pm, Toronto at Buffalo: SN (Dave Randorf, Greg Millen, Elliotte Friedman)
8pm, Philadelphia at Pittsburgh: SN1, TVA Sports
10pm, Edmonton at Anaheim: SN West*
10:30pm, Colorado at San Jose: SN1

THURSDAY APRIL 2

7:30pm, Washington at Montreal: SN East*, RDS*
7:30pm, Tampa Bay at Ottawa: TSN5*, RDS2*
7:30pm, Boston at Detroit: SN360, TVA Sports
8pm, Calgary at St. Louis: SN West*
8:30pm, Vancouver at Chicago: SN Pacific*
10:30pm, Edmonton at Los Angeles: SN West*

FRIDAY APRIL 3

7pm, Chicago at Buffalo: Sabres TV*
7pm, Montreal at New Jersey: SN360, RDS* (John Bartlett, Jason York)
10pm, Colorado at Anaheim: SN1

SATURDAY APRIL 4

2pm, Pittsburgh at Columbus: SN360
3pm, Vancouver at Winnipeg: TSN3*, SN Pacific*
7pm, Toronto at Boston: CBC (Jim Hughson, Glenn Healy, Craig Simpson, Scott Oake)
7pm, Washington at Ottawa: SN, TVA Sports (Bob Cole, Garry Galley, Christine Simpson)
7pm, Buffalo at NY Islanders: Sabres TV*
7pm, Detroit at Minnesota: City
10pm, Calgary at Edmonton: CBC (Paul Romanuk, Mike Johnson, Cassie Campbell-Pascall)
10pm, Colorado at Los Angeles: SN, TVA Sports

SUNDAY APRIL 5

12:30pm, Pittsburgh at Philadelphia: NBC, SN
5pm, Montreal at Florida: SN, RDS* (John Bartlett, Jason York)
7:30pm, Ottawa at Toronto: City, TVA Sports (Dave Randorf, Greg Millen, David Amber)

MONDAY APRIL 6

7pm, Carolina at Buffalo: Sabres TV*
7pm, Columbus at NY Rangers: SN
8pm, Winnipeg at Minnesota: TSN3*
10pm, Los Angeles at Vancouver: SN Pacific*

TUESDAY APRIL 7

7pm, NY Rangers at New Jersey: TVA Sports
7pm, NY Islanders at Philadelphia: SN East/Ontario/Pacific
7:30pm, Pittsburgh at Ottawa: TSN5*, RDS*
8pm, Winnipeg at St. Louis: TSN3*
9pm, Arizona at Calgary: SN West*
9:30pm, Los Angeles at Edmonton: SN1/East/Ontario/Pacific

— Dan | @SportsOnCdnTV

Ratings courtesy Yahoo Sports

NHL Canadian TV Schedule: March 25–31

RATINGS: For the first time this season, the horrific Toronto Maple Leafs were banished from the CBC to cable television. A quick search of Twitter on Saturday night revealed a whole bunch of whiny people wanting to see a bunch of garbage clowns on free television. 875,000 people managed to find the game on Sportsnet, while the Montreal-San Jose game on CBC got 922,000 viewers – not quite as good as the million-plus the Leafs usually get, but with a combined audience of 2.2 million for the early slot, I doubt Rogers are too upset. Here’s the remainder of NHL ratings: Van-Coyotes, City Sun, 627k; Flyers-Oilers, CBC Sat late, 512k; Caps-Jets, CBC Sat early, 414k; Van-LA, SNP Sat, 355k; Sunday pre-game, City, 310k; Jackets-Flames, SNW Sat, 163k; Blues-Wild, SNE/O Sat, 121k.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 25

8pm, Chicago at Philadelphia: TVA Sports
8pm, Colorado at Edmonton: SN (Kevin Quinn, Drew Remenda, Gene Principe)
10pm, Dallas at Calgary: SN1 (Rick Ball, Eric Francis, Kelly Hrudey, Roger Millions)

THURSDAY MARCH 26

7pm, Anaheim at Boston: TVA Sports
7pm, Arizona at Buffalo: Sabres TV*
7pm, Los Angeles at NY Islanders: SNOntario/West/Pacific
7:30pm, Florida at Toronto: TSN4*
7:30pm, NY Rangers at Ottawa: TSN5*, RDS2*
8pm, Montreal at Winnipeg: TSN3*, SN East*, RDS*
10pm, Colorado at Vancouver: SN Pacific*

FRIDAY MARCH 27

8pm, Calgary at Minnesota: SN West*
9:30pm, Dallas at Edmonton: SN1 (Kevin Quinn, Drew Remenda, Mark Spector, Gene Principe)

SATURDAY MARCH 28

1pm, NY Rangers at Boston: SN360
7pm, Ottawa at Toronto: CBC, TVA Sports 2 (Bob Cole, Greg Millen, Scott Oake)
7pm, Florida at Montreal: City, TVA Sports (Dave Randorf, Garry Galley, Dave Amber)
8pm, Los Angeles at Minnesota: SN
9pm, Buffalo at Colorado: Sabres TV*
10pm, Dallas at Vancouver: CBC (Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Cassie Campbell-Pascall)

SUNDAY MARCH 29

3pm, Washington at NY Rangers: TVA Sports
5pm, Florida at Ottawa: TSN5*, RDS*
5pm, Boston at Carolina: SN East/Ontario/Pacific
5pm, Calgary at Nashville: SN West*
7:30pm, Chicago at Winnipeg: City, WGN (Paul Romanuk, Mike Johnson, Scott Oake)

MONDAY MARCH 30

7:30pm, Tampa Bay at Montreal: SN East*, RDS*
8pm, Vancouver at St. Louis: SN Pacific*
8:30pm, Los Angeles at Chicago: SN Ontario
8:30pm, Calgary at Dallas: SN West*
9pm, Edmonton at Colorado: SN1
10pm, Buffalo at Arizona: Sabres TV*

TUESDAY MARCH 31

7pm, Florida at Boston: SN East/Ontario/West
7:30pm, Tampa Bay at Toronto: TSN4*, TVA Sports
7:30pm, Ottawa at Detroit: TSN5*, RDS*
8pm, Vancouver at Nashville: SN Pacific*
8pm, NY Rangers at Winnipeg: TSN3*

NHL Canadian TV Schedule: March 18–24

WEDNESDAY MARCH 18

8pm, Chicago at NY Rangers: SN1, TVA Sports
10pm, Columbus at Edmonton: SN Oilers*
10:30pm, Los Angeles at Anaheim: SN

THURSDAY MARCH 19

7:30pm, San Jose at Toronto: TSN4*, TVA Sports
7:30pm, Carolina at Montreal: SN East*, RDS*
7:30pm, Boston at Ottawa: TSN5*, RDS2*
8pm, St. Louis at Winnipeg: TSN3*
8:30pm, Pittsburgh at Dallas: SN360
9pm, Philadelphia at Calgary: SN West*
10pm, Columbus at Vancouver: SN Pacific*

FRIDAY MARCH 20

7pm, New Jersey at Buffalo: Sabres TV*
7:30pm, Detroit at Tampa Bay: SN360, TVA Sports
10pm, Colorado at Anaheim: SN1

SATURDAY MARCH 21

2pm, St. Louis at Minnesota: SN East/Ontario
4pm, Columbus at Calgary: SN West*
4pm, Vancouver at Los Angeles: SN Pacific*
7pm, San Jose at Montreal: CBC, TVA Sports (Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Glenn Healy, Christine Simpson)
7pm, Toronto at Ottawa: SN, TVA Sports 2 (Bob Cole, Garry Galley, David Amber)
7pm, Washington at Winnipeg: City (Paul Romanuk, Mike Johnson, Scott Oake)
8pm, Buffalo at Nashville: Sabres TV*
10pm, Philadelphia at Edmonton: CBC (Dave Randorf, Greg Millen, Cassie Campbell-Pascall)

SUNDAY MARCH 22

12pm, St. Louis at Detroit: NBC, SN360
5pm, Boston at Tampa Bay: TVA Sports
8pm, Vancouver at Arizona: City (John Shorthouse, John Garrett, Dan Murphy)

MONDAY MARCH 23

7pm, Los Angeles at New Jersey: SN East/Ontario/Pacific
7:30pm, Minnesota at Toronto: TSN4*
7:30pm, San Jose at Ottawa: TSN5*
8:30pm, Buffalo at Dallas: Sabres TV*
9pm, Colorado at Calgary: SN West*
9:30pm, Winnipeg at Edmonton: TSN3*, SN Oilers*

TUESDAY MARCH 24

7pm, Los Angeles at NY Rangers: SN Ontario/West/Pacific
7pm, St. Louis at Pittsburgh: TVA Sports
8pm, Montreal at Nashville: SN East*, RDS*
10pm, Winnipeg at Vancouver: SN

— Dan | @SportsOnCdnTV