With one game remaining to decide the last of the four teams left to fight for the Stanley Cup, CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA is looking ahead to its coverage of the first two games of the Conference Final round. The winner of Saturday night’s Game 7 between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals will face the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Conference Final, while the Los Angeles Kings take on the Phoenix Coyotes in the Western Conference Final, with berths in the 2012 Stanley Cup Final on the line. Live coverage is available on CBC-TV and streaming online at CBCSports.ca.
“With another Game 7 on the horizon, excitement continues to build from coast to coast with amazing team and player storylines being written each night live on CBC,” said Julie Bristow, CBC’s Executive Director or Studio and Unscripted Programming. “A whole host of homegrown hockey heroes are still in the hunt for the Cup, and the NHL playoffs on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada continues to give fans plenty of reasons to cheer.”
The action gets underway on CBC with Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final on Monday, May 14 at 8 p.m. ET where rookie phenom Adam Henrique, veteran netminder Martin Brodeur and the rest of the Devils will either travel to New York to take on Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers, or they’ll play host to another rookie sensation in Braden Holtby, NHL superstar Alex Ovechkin and their Washington Capitals. Jim Hughson provides play-by-play for the series with analyst Craig Simpson joining him in the broadcast booth while Glenn Healy provides additional analysis from between the benches with Elliotte Friedman reporting from rinkside.
CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA also has coverage of all of the potential series-deciding games of the Western Conference Final, beginning with Game 4. This matchup features two of the NHL’s hottest goaltenders in Kingston, ON’s Mike Smith for the Coyotes going head-to-head with the Kings’ Vezina Trophy finalist, Jonathan Quick. Play-by-play for this series will be handled by Bob Cole alongside analyst Garry Galley with Scott Oake providing rinkside reports.
Each night during the Conference Finals, Ron MacLean hosts CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA’s coverage of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs along with Kelly Hrudey and P.J. Stock, providing insight and analysis for all of the Conference Semifinal games. Don Cherry and Coach’s Corner returns in the first intermission while the second intermission features the Hot Stove and Andi Petrillo at the Chevrolet I-Desk.
Viewers on the go can download the Hockey Night in Canada mobile app providing instant access to news, analysis and game highlights. The ultimate “second screen” experience,Hockey Night Playoff Pulse, captures the heartbeat of a nation through in-game polls, pools and near-live access to the best three minutes from every game.
Hockey Night in Canada Radio on SiriusXM hosted Gord Stellick continues Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. ET on channel 157. Show podcasts are also available for download from the iTunes Store.
Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi presented by Chevrolet continues with Harnarayan Singh handling play-by-play duties for Round Two with coverage of the Eastern Conference Final. The Punjabi broadcasts will be available on Rogers Cable channel 799, Shaw Digital TV channel 328, Shaw Direct classic channel 480 and advanced channel 429, TELUS Optik TV channel 131 and on Bell TV and FIBE TV channel 232 and will also be streamed live and on-demand on CBCSports.ca.
All series best of seven. Schedule subject to change.
If the New York Rangers advance:
NEW YORK RANGERS (#1) VS. NEW JERSEY DEVILS (#6)
Game 1 New Jersey @ New York Mon., May 14 @ 8 p.m. ET FULL NETWORK
Game 2 New Jersey @ New York Wed., May 16 @ 8 p.m. ET FULL NETWORK
If the Washington Capitals advance:
NEW YORK JERSEY DEVILS (#6) VS. WASHINGTON CAPITALS (#7)
Game 1 Washington @ New Jersey Mon., May 14 @ 8 p.m. ET FULL NETWORK
Game 2 Washington @ New Jersey Wed., May 16 @ 8 p.m. ET FULL NETWORK