2012 Stanley Cup Final Schedule

The National Hockey League has announced the full schedule for the 2012 Stanley Cup Final. It will begin a week from tonight (May 30) at 8:00pm ET on CBC, NBC and RDS. Either New York or New Jersey will host games 1-2, 5 and 7. Los Angeles will host games 3-4 and 6. None of the networks have officially unveiled their coverage plans; however I expect the commentators will be Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson and Glenn Healy (CBC); Mike Emrick, Ed Olczyk and Pierre McGuire (NBC); and Pierre Houde and Marc Denis (RDS). I will post the press releases for all three networks when they are available.

For now here is the schedule. All times are Eastern.

Game 1 – Wednesday May 30 at 8:00pm (in NJ/NY)
Game 2 – Saturday June 2 at 8:00pm (in NJ/NY)
Game 3 – Monday June 4 at 8:00pm (in LA)
Game 4 – Wednesday June 6 at 8:00pm (in LA)
Game 5 – Saturday June 9 at 8:00pm (in NJ/NY)
Game 6 – Monday June 11 at 8:00pm (in LA)
Game 7 – Wednesday June 13 at 8:00pm (in NJ/NY)

NHL Canadian TV Guide: April 2-7

Here is the NHL Canadian TV Guide for the last week of the 2011-12 season. Lots on games on TV this week, mostly on TSN2 though. CBC has a tripleheader on Saturday and TSN has two games as well.

I will continue to post a schedule, with commentators, during the playoffs. However, I’ll do it on a daily basis. Also, keep checking next weekend as I’ll post the playoff schedule, with TV information, as soon as its available.

Thanks to Puck the Media for posting the CBC commentator crews. National broadcasts are in bold, regional broadcasts are in italics.

Monday April 2
7:00pm, Washington Capitals @ Tampa Bay Lightning – TSN2, RDS INFO
Rick Peckham & Pierre McGuire

10:30pm, Edmonton Oilers @ Los Angeles Kings – SN West

Tuesday April 3
7:30pm, Pittsburgh Penguins @ Boston Bruins – TSN2, RDS
Dave Strader & Brian Engblom

10:00pm, Anaheim Ducks @ Vancouver Canucks – TSN
Gord Miler & Ray Ferraro

7:00pm, Toronto Maple Leafs @ Buffalo Sabres – SN Ontario
7:30pm, Carolina Hurricanes @ Ottawa Senators – SN East, TVA Sports
7:30pm, Winnipeg Jets @ Florida Panthers – TSN-Jets

Wednesday April 4
7:30pm, Detroit Red Wings @ St. Louis Blues – TSN2
Mike Emrick, Ed Olczyk & Pierre McGuire

7:30pm, Tampa Bay Lightning @ Montreal Canadiens – TSN, RDS
Chris Cuthbert & Mike Johnson

Thursday April  5
7:00pm, New York Rangers @ Pittsburgh Penguins – TSN2
Dave Strader & Brian Engblom

7:00pm, Montreal Canadiens @ Carolina Hurricanes – TSN-Habs, RDS
7:00pm, Tampa Bay Lightning @ Toronto Maple Leafs – LeafsTV
7:00pm, Winnipeg Jets @ New York Islanders – TSN-Jets
7:30pm, Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators – SN East, TVA Sports
9:00pm, Vancouver Canucks @ Calgary Flames – SN Pacific, SN-Flames
9:30pm, Anaheim Ducks @ Edmonton Oilers – SN West

Friday April 6
7:30pm, Phoenix Coyotes @ St. Louis Blues – TSN2
John Forslund & Joe Micheletti

Saturday April 7
1:00pm, Chicago Blackhawks @ Detroit Red Wings – TSN2, NBC
Mike Emrick, Ed Olczyk & Pierre McGuire

3:00pm, Ottawa Senators @ New Jersey Devils – CBC
Bob Cole & Garry Galley (reporter: Cassie Campbell)

7:00pm, Toronto Maple Leafs @ Montreal Canadiens – CBC, RDS
Mark Lee, Kevin Weekes & Glenn Healy (reporter: David Amber)

7:00pm, Tampa Bay Lightning @ Winnipeg Jets – CBC
Dean Brown & Greg Millen (reporter: Mitch Peacock)

10:00pm, Edmonton Oilers @ Vancouver Canucks – CBC
Jim Hughson & Craig Simpson (reporter: Scott Oake)

4:00pm, Anaheim Ducks @ Calgary Flames – SN West

NBC Releases Commentators for Final Week of Regular Season

NBC has released details of their coverage of the final week of the NHL regular season. TSN2 will show an NBC-produced game every day during the last week of the regular season. Here is a list of games with commentator information.

Sunday 4/1, 7:00pm – Bruins @ Rangers (Dave Strader & Brian Engblom)
Monday 4/2, 7:00pm – Capitals @ Lightning (Rick Peckham & Pierre McGuire)
Tuesday 4/3, 7:30pm – Penguins @ Bruins (Dave Strader & Brian Engblom)
Wednesday 4/4, 7:30pm – Red Wings @ Blues (Mike Emrick, Ed Olczyk & Pierre McGuire)
Thursday 4/5, 7:00pm – Rangers @ Penguins (Dave Strader & Brian Engblom)
Friday 4/6, 7:30pm – Coyotes @ Blues (John Forslund & Joe Micheletti)
Saturday 4/7, 1:00pm – Blackhawks @ Red Wings (Mike Emrick, Ed Olczyk & Pierre McGuire)

TSN’s Gord Miller and Ray Ferraro will call Capitals @ Rangers (a potential 1st round playoff matchup) on Saturday night for NBC Sports Network. Due to CBC exclusivity, that game is only available on NHL Centre Ice in Canada.