So we have the announcing and network assignments for what will eight Games 2 and four Games 3 for what will be a busy weekend for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. On Friday, CNBC and NBCSN will air doubleheaders. Saturday and Sunday, NBC will air doubleheaders while technically NBCSN will as well involving three games. I’ll explain later.
Then on Sunday, NBC and NBCSN will have Game 3 doubleheaders.
Now back to Saturday, NBC will regionalize two games in the 3 p.m. window, Detroit at Tampa Bay and Minnesota at St. Louis. Now whichever game you get on NBC in your market, the other game will be on NBCSN so if Red Wings-Lightning is on NBC, Wild-Blues would be on NBCSN and vice versa.
In addition, NBC will air the Pittsburgh-New York Rangers game in primetime on Saturday after 8 p.m. ET. Preceding the game will be the NHL Draft Lottery, the first time the event will aired on broadcast television in the United States.
The late night game Friday through Sunday will be a simulcast with either Canada’s CBC or Sportsnet. You’ll note the announcers when you see them below.
|FRIDAY, APRIL 17|
|7 p.m.||Game 2 – (3) N.Y. Islanders at (2) Washington||NBCSN||Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire|
|7 p.m.||Game 2 – (4) Ottawa at (1) Montreal||CNBC||Chris Cuthbert, Bret Hedican|
|9:30 p.m.||Game 2 – (3) Chicago at (2) Nashville||NBCSN||Gord Miller, Joe Micheletti|
|10 p.m.||Game 2 – (3) Calgary at (2) Vancouver||CNBC||Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Scott Oake|
|SATURDAY, APRIL 18|
|3 p.m.||Game 2 – (3) Detroit at (2) Tampa Bay*||NBC/NBCSN||John Forslund, Andy Brickley|
|3 p.m.||Game 2 – (4) Minnesota at (1) St. Louis*||NBC/NBCSN||Dave Strader, Brian Engblom|
|8 p.m.||Game 2 – (4) Pittsburgh at (1) N.Y. Rangers||NBC||Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk,
|10:30 p.m.||Game 2 – (4) Winnipeg at (1) Anaheim||NBCSN||Dave Randorf, Garry Galley,
|SUNDAY, APRIL 19|
|Noon||Game 3 – (2) Washington at (3) N.Y. Islanders||NBC||Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk,
|3 p.m.||Game 3 – (2) Nashville at (3) Chicago||NBC||Kenny Albert, Brian Engblom,
|7 p.m.||Game 3 – (1) Montreal at (4) Ottawa||NBCSN||Chris Cuthbert, Bret Hedican|
|10 p.m.||Game 2 – (2) Vancouver at (3) Calgary||NBCSN||Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Scott Oake|
*Regionalized coverage. On Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, select markets will receive Red Wings-Lightning on NBC and Wild-Blues on NBCSN. Remaining markets will receive Wild-Blues on NBC and Red Wings-Lightning on NBCSN.
There you have it.