The time has come, Canada … #ItsOn! As the annual quest for Lord Stanley’s Cup begins in earnest this weekend, Sportsnet is set to deliver exclusive English-language national coverage of the unique 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs starting with the first round on Saturday, May 15 on Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360, CBC, FX, FXX and OMNI, across the Sportsnet Radio Network and via stream on SN NOW and NHL Live.
As the exclusive national home of the NHL, Sportsnet will bring Canadian fans rinkside to experience hockey history in the making as four teams out of Canada’s Scotia North Division vie for a guaranteed trip to the Conference Finals – and beyond. The North’s first round series –Edmonton Oilers vs. Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens – hit the ice on May 19 and May 20, respectively, across Sportsnet’s TV, radio and streaming platforms. (full broadcast schedule below).
Delivering end-to-end action from every game of every series through to the 2021 Stanley Cup Final, Sportsnet’s exclusive multiplatform coverage of Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs includes:
Television & Streaming
- From the Hockey Central studio – Hosts Ron MacLean and David Amber anchor pre-, intermission, and post-game commentary with rotating NHL on Sportsnet insiders and analysts: Elliotte Friedman, Kelly Hrudey, Kevin Bieksa, Jennifer Botterill, Anthony Stewart and Cassie Campbell-Pascall.
- Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens – Play-by-play announcer Chris Cuthbert and game analyst Craig Simpson team up to deliver the call from Montreal and Toronto, with reporter Kyle Bukauskas serving up the latest news from the first-round series.
- Edmonton Oilers vs. Winnipeg Jets – Harnarayan Singh delivers the play-by-play call alongside game analyst Louie DeBrusk throughout the Round 1 showdown. Gene Principe and Scott Oake report from Edmonton and Winnipeg, respectively.
- US-US Series – John Bartlett and Garry Galley provide national play-by-play calls for select games from the East, West and Central Divisions.
- In Punjabi – Randip Janda, Harpreet Pandher, Gurpreet Sian, Amrit Gill, Mantar Bhandal and Taqdeer Thindal deliver select Saturday night games on Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition on OMNI Television.
Canada’s hockey fans can also stream every moment of every game of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs and 2021 Stanley Cup Final with SN NOW and SN NOW+, which now includes NHL LIVE as part of the bundle package.
Connecting fans coast-to-coast-to-coast, the Sportsnet Radio Network – including Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN and Sportsnet 650 – is set to deliver live coverage, analysis and insider information throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs first round, including both series from the North Division.
For listeners in Toronto, Sportsnet 590 The FAN and 680 NEWS will deliver live radio coverage of the Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens series, starting with Game 2 on May 22. Veteran play-by-play team Joe Bowen and Jim Ralph will have the radio call, followed by Nick Alberga and Gord Stellick with Leafs Nation Post Game. (Full schedule details available online).
Sportsnet.ca & Sportsnet App
As the one-stop-shop for all things hockey, sportsnet.ca and the Sportsnet app serve up breaking news, opinion and analysis from Canada’s top writers: Chris Johnston, Luke Fox, Mark Spector, Ken Wiebe, Eric Francis, Eric Engels and Iain McIntyre.
Broadcast Schedule and Game Crews
Toronto Maple Leafs (1) vs. Montreal Canadiens (4)
- Play-by-play: Chris Cuthbert; Game Analyst: Craig Simpson; Reporters: Kyle Buskauskas
|G1||Thurs., May 20||Montreal @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT||SN / CBC|
|G2||Sat., May 22||Montreal @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN/CBC/OMNI/
|G3||Mon., May 24||Toronto @ Montreal, TBD||SN / CBC / SN590|
|G4||Tues., May 25||Toronto @ Montreal, TBD||SN / CBC|
|G5*||Thurs., May 27||Montreal @ Toronto, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Sat., May 29||Toronto @ Montreal, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Mon., May 31||Montreal @ Toronto, TBD||TBD|
Edmonton Oilers (2) vs. Winnipeg Jets (3)
- Play-by-play: Harnarayan Singh; Game Analyst: Louie DeBrusk; Reporters: Gene Principe (EDM), Scott Oake (WPG)
|G1||Wed., May 19||Winnipeg @ Edmonton, 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT||SN / CBC|
|G2||Fri., May 21||Winnipeg @ Edmonton, 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT||SN / CBC|
|G3||Sun., May 23||Edmonton @ Winnipeg, TBD||SN / CBC|
|G4||Mon., May 24||Edmonton @ Winnipeg, TBD||SN / CBC|
|G5*||Wed., May 26||Winnipeg @ Edmonton, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Fri., May 28||Edmonton @ Winnipeg, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sun., May 30||Winnipeg @ Edmonton||TBD|
Pittsburgh Penguins (1) vs. New York Islanders (4)
|G1||Sun., May 16||NY Islanders @ Pittsburgh, Noon ET / 9 a.m. PT||SN|
|G2||Tues., May 18||NY Islanders @ Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT||SNO/SNW/SNP/CBC|
|G3||Thurs., May 20||Pittsburgh @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G4||Sat., May 22||Pittsburgh @ NY Islanders, 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT||SN|
|G5*||Mon., May 24||NY Islanders @ Pittsburgh, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Wed., May 26||Pittsburgh @ NY Islanders, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Fri., May 28||NY Islanders @ Pittsburgh, TBD||TBD|
Washington Capitals (2) vs. Boston Bruins (3)
|G1||Sat., May 15||Boston @ Washington, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN/CBC/OMNI|
|G2||Mon., May 17||Boston @ Washington, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m.PT||SNO/SNW/SNP/CBC|
|G3||Wed., May 19||Washington @ Boston, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m.PT||SNE/SNO/SNP/SN360|
|G4||Fri., May 21||Washington @ Boston, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m.PT||SNE/SNO/SNP/SN360|
|G5*||Sun., May 23||Boston @ Washington, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Tues., May 25||Washington @ Boston, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Thurs., May 27||Boston @ Washington, TBD||TBD|
Carolina Hurricanes (1) vs. Nashville Predators (4)
|G1||Mon., May 17||Nashville @ Carolina, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN East|
|G2||Wed., May 19||Nashville @ Carolina, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||FX|
|G3||Fri., May 21||Carolina @ Nashville, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||FXX|
|G4||Sun., May 23||Carolina @ Nashville, 2:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. PT||SN|
|G5*||Tues., May 25||Nashville @ Carolina, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Thurs., May 27||Carolina @ Nashville, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sat., May 29||Nashville @ Carolina, TBD||TBD|
Florida Panthers (2) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (3)
|G1||Sun., May 16||Tampa Bay @ Florida, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT||SN|
|G2||Tues., May 18||Tampa Bay @ Florida, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN East|
|G3||Thurs., May 20||Florida @ Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT||FX|
|G4||Sat., May 22||Florida @ Tampa Bay, 12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT||SN|
|G5*||Mon. May 24||Tampa Bay @ Florida, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Wed., May 26||Florida @ Tampa Bay, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Fri., May 28||Tampa Bay @ Florida, TBD||TBD|
Colorado Avalanche (1) vs. St. Louis Blues (4)
|G1||Mon., May 17||St. Louis @ Colorado, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT||SN1|
|G2||Wed., May 19||St. Louis @ Colorado, 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G3||Fri., May 21||Colorado @ St. Louis, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G4||Sun., May 23||Colorado @ St. Louis, 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G5*||Tues., May 25||St. Louis @ Colorado, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Thurs., May 27||Colorado @ St. Louis, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sat., May 29||St. Louis @ Colorado, TBD||TBD|
Vegas Golden Knights (2) vs. Minnesota Wild (3)
|G1||Sun., May 16||Minnesota @ Vegas, 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT||SN|
|G2||Tues., May 18||Minnesota @ Vegas, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G3||Thurs., May 20||Vegas @ Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G4||Sat., May 22||Vegas @ Minnesota, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G5*||Mon., May 24||Minnesota @ Vegas, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Wed., May 26||Vegas @ Minnesota, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Fri., May 28||Minnesota @ Vegas, TBD||TBD|