Ok, I’m still coming down from the Bruins comeback against Toronto. I thought it would a Round 1 exit for the B’s, but instead, they’ll take on the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. NBC Sports Network, NBC and CNBC will be airing the series in the US. TSN will air it across Canada.
As for the other Eastern Conference semi, Ottawa and Pittsburgh, NBC Sports Network will get the first five games with CBC and RDS airing the entire series in Canada.
Out West, CBC, NBCSN and NBC air the Chicago vs. Detroit Original Six series. And for the San Jose-Los Angeles all-California series, NBC Sports Network and TSN will carry the games.
And in the Conference Semifinals mean there will be no more local broadcasts in the United States. It’s all national on the networks of NBC from now through the Stanley Cup Final.
We’ll get the announcing assignments and press releases later. But for now, here’s the schedule coming to directly from the National Hockey League offices in New York.
NEW YORK — The National Hockey League announced today Game 1 dates of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinal round for the three matchups that have been determined. Round 2 starts Tuesday, May 14, with a doubleheader. Game 1 in the Eastern Conference Semifinal series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators will be played at 7:30 p.m. ET at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh and the Western Conference Semifinal between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks will start at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Additionally, Game 1 in the series between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings will be Wednesday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET at the United Center in Chicago.
All times listed are ET and subject to change.
2013 EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS SERIES I TIME (ET) #1 Ottawa Senators vs. #7 Pitsburgh Penguins Networks TUESDAY, May 14, 2013 7:30 p.m. OTTAWA at PITTSBURGH NBCSN, CBC, RDS FRIDAY, May 17, 2013 7:30 p.m. OTTAWA at PITTSBURGH NBCSN, CBC SUNDAY, May 19, 2013 7:30 p.m. PITTSBURGH at OTTAWA NBCSN, CBC, RDS WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2013 7:30 p.m. PITTSBURGH at OTTAWA NBCSN, CBC, RDS *FRIDAY, May 24, 2013 7:30 P.M. OTTAWA at PITTSBURGH NBCSN, CBC, RDS *SUNDAY, May 26, 2013 TBD PITTSBURGH at OTTAWA CBC, RDS *TUESDAY, May 28, 2013 TBD OTTAWA at PITTSBURGH CBC, RDS SERIES J TIME (ET) #4 New York Rangers vs. #6 Boston Bruins Networks THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013 7:30 p.m. NY RANGERS at BOSTON NBCSN, TSN, RDS SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013 3:00 p.m. NY RANGERS at BOSTON NBC, TSN, RDS TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013 7:30 p.m. BOSTON at NY RANGERS NBCSN, TSN, RDS THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013 7 p.m. BOSTON at NY RANGERS CNBC, TSN, RDS *SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013 TBD NY RANGERS at BOSTON TSN, RDS *MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013 TBD BOSTON at NY RANGERS TSN, RDS *WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013 TBD NY RANGERS at BOSTON TSN, RDS 2013 WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS SERIES K TIME (ET) #1 Chicago Blackhawks vs. #7 Detroit Red Wings Networks WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2013 8 p.m. DETROIT at CHICAGO NBCSN, CBC SATURDAY, May 18, 2013 1 p.m. DETROIT at CHICAGO NBC, CBC MONDAY, May 20, 2013 7:30 p.m. CHICAGO at DETROIT NBCSN, CBC WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2013 8 p.m. CHICAGO at DETROIT NBCSN, CBC *SATURDAY, May 25, 2013 TBD DETROIT at CHICAGO CBC *MONDAY, May 27, 2013 TBD CHICAGO at DETROIT CBC *WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2013 TBD DETROIT at Chicago CBC SERIES L TIME (ET) #5 Los Angeles Kings vs. #6 San Jose Sharks Networks TUESDAY, May 14, 2013 10 p.m. SAN JOSE at LOS ANGELES NBCSN, TSN THURSDAY, May 16, 2013 10 p.m. SAN JOSE at LOS ANGELES NBCSN, TSN SATURDAY, May 18, 2013 9 p.m. LOS ANGELES at SAN JOSE NBCSN, TSN TUESDAY, May 21, 2013 10 p.m. LOS ANGELES at SAN JOSE NBCSN, TSN *THURSDAY, May 23, 2013 10:30 p.m. SAN JOSE at LOS ANGELES NBCSN, TSN *SUNDAY, May 26, 2013 TBD LOS ANGELES at SAN JOSE TSN *TUESDAY, May 28, 2013 TBD SAN JOSE at LOS ANGELES TSN
* if necessary
TBD — To Be Determined
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