CBC will have coverage of two series in the NHL Conference Semifinal round. It’ll naturally pick up the Vancouver-Nashville series and its main team of Jim Hughson and Craig Simpson will be up top with Glenn Healey sitting in between the benches. Scott Oake will be the on-site reporter for Hockey Night in Canada.
The other series that falls to CBC now that the Montreal Canadiens are out will be Boston-Philadelphia to be called by Bob Cole and Gary Galley with Elliotte Friedman reporting. One note, CBC will not air Game 2 of Boston-Philly, giving that to TSN while it covers the Canadian national elections on Monday. In exchange, CBC will air Game 2 of the Tampa Bay-Washington series on Sunday.
Here are the full details of CBC’s coverage.
VANCOUVER HEADLINES CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA 2011 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS ROUND TWO BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Canucks and Predators meet in Western Conference Semifinal beginning Thurs, April 28;
Philadelphia and Boston face-off in Eastern Conference Semifinal beginning Sat, April 30
After record breaking audiences for Round One, the top eight remaining teams get ready for Round Two as CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA continues to provide hockey fans with exclusive coverage of the Canucks in the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Starting on Thursday, April 28, CBC will carry the Vancouver (#1) / Nashville (#5) Western Conference Semifinal series and the Philadelphia (#2) / Boston (#3) Eastern Conference Semifinal series, beginning Saturday, April 30, excluding Game Two due to network coverage of the Canadian Federal Election. In its place, CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA will air Game Two of the Washington (#1) / Tampa Bay (#5) series on Sunday, May 1 at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT.
The puck drops on Thursday, April 28 at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT with the Western Conference Semifinal series opener between Vancouver and Nashville. Play-by-play man Jim Hughson and analyst Craig Simpson will call the series with Scott Oake reporting from rinkside and Glenn Healy between the benches as Roberto Luongo and the Canucks look to continue their quest for the Stanley Cup versus Shea Weber and the Predators.
The Eastern Conference Semifinals get underway on Saturday, April 30, at 3 p.m. ET/ 12 noon PT as the Philadelphia Flyers and veteran Chris Pronger square off against the Boston Bruins and goaltender Tim Thomas. Bob Cole will call this Eastern Conference Semifinal best-of-seven series alongside analyst Garry Galley, while Elliotte Friedman reports from ice level. Hockey Tonight returns to CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA that night at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT to set up Game Two of the Canucks/Predators series.
Each night during Round Two, Ron MacLean hosts CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA coverage of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs along with Don Cherry, Mike Milbury, Kelly Hrudey and P.J. Stock. Cherry, Hrudey and Stock will join MacLean in-studio throughout the second round to provide insight and analysis of all the Conference Semifinal series.
CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA continues to go live and interactive throughout the Playoffs on cbcsports.ca/hockey. Each CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA broadcast is streamed live and on-demand at cbcports.ca/hockey, where hockey fans can catch up to the minute news, features, previews, highlights and analysis for every game.
Hockey Night in Canada Radio on SIRIUS with host Jeff Marek will also offer comprehensive coverage of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs on SIRIUS Satellite Radio’s Channel 97 airing Monday through Friday from 3 – 6 p.m. ET (encore presentation from 7-10 p.m. ET). As of Wednesday May 4 Hockey Night in Canada Radio on SIRIUS will be moving to Channel 157.
CBC’s exclusive Punjabi broadcasts continue in Round Two, featuring the Vancouver / Nashville series, live and on demand at CBCSports.ca. The Punjabi broadcasts will be available on Rogers – Channel 385, Telus – Channel 131, Shaw Cable – Channel 328, Shaw Direct – Classic 480 and Advanced 429. Viewers should contact their local service provider for more details. Harnarayan Singh will handle play-by-play duties while Amarinder Singh, will provide analysis.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada is celebrating 75 years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada.
CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA: 2011 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
ROUND TWO – CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS BROADCAST SCHEDULE
All series best of seven. Schedule subject to change
VANCOUVER (#1) VS. NASHVILLE (#5)
G1 - Nashville @ Vancouver, Thurs, April 28 @ 9 p.m. / 6 p.m. PT, FULL NETWORK
G2 - Nashville @ Vancouver, Sat, April 30 @ 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, FULL NETWORK
G3 - Vancouver @ Nashville, Tues, May 3 – TBD, FULL NETWORK
G4 - Vancouver @ Nashville, Thurs, May 5 – TBD, FULL NETWORK
G5** - Nashville @ Vancouver, Sat, May 7 @ 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, FULL NETWORK
G6** – Vancouver @ Nashville, Mon, May 9 – TBD, FULL NETWORK
G7** - Nashville @ Vancouver, Wed, May 11 – TBD, FULL NETWORK
PHILADELPHIA (#2) VS. BOSTON (#3)
G1 - Boston @ Philadelphia, Sat, April 30 @ 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT, FULL NETWORK
G3 - Philadelphia @ Boston, Wed, May 4 @ 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT, FULL NETWORK
G4 - Philadelphia @ Boston, Fri, May 6 @ 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, FULL NETWORK
G5** - Boston @ Philadelphia, Sun, May 8 @ 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT, FULL NETWORK
G6** - Philadelphia @ Boston, Tues, May 10 – TBD p.m. ET, FULL NETWORK
G7** - Boston @ Philadelphia, Thurs, May 12 – TBD p.m. ET, FULL NETWORK
WASHINGTON (#1) VS. TAMPA BAY (#5)
G2 - Tampa Bay @ Washington, Sun, May 1 @ 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT, FULL NETWORK
And we’re done.