Stanley Cup Playoffs broadcast schedule

Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban (76) celebrates after scoring the winning goal in overtime against the Nashville Predators during National Hockey League action Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Montreal.(Ryan Remiorz/CP)

The stage is finally set – and what a spectacular stage it is.

Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada have announced their 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs first round broadcast schedule, featuring five Canadian NHL teams and wall-to-wall coverage of all eight series.

The first puck drops on Wednesday, April 15 with four games, including two all-Canadian matchups:
• 7 p.m. ET – Ottawa Senators @ Montreal Canadiens (CBC)
• 7 p.m. ET – New York Islanders @ Washington Capitals (Sportsnet)
• 8:30 p.m. ET – Chicago Blackhawks @ Nashville Predators (Sportsnet 360)
• 10 p.m. ET – Calgary Flames @ Vancouver Canucks on (CBC)

For the first time ever, all Stanley Cup Playoff and Stanley Cup Final games will be available on Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE. (See full broadcast schedule below).

Studio:
• George Stroumboulopoulos will anchor the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Hockey Central studio, along with Elliotte Friedman, Kelly Hrudey and Nick Kypreos
• Don Cherry and Ron MacLean will host Coach’s Corner
• Sportsnet will also provide extensive pre-game and post-game coverage throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs across all platforms and will include hosts Daren Millard ,Jeff Marek, Brad Fay and Leah Hextall, and analysts P.J. Stock, John Shannon, Damien Cox , Doug MacLean, Billy Jaffe and Scott Morrison.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE

(M1) vs. (WC2)
G1 Thurs., April 16 Pittsburgh @ NY Rangers, 7 p.m. ET CBC
G2 Sat., April 18 Pittsburgh @ NY Rangers, 8 p.m. ET CBC
G3 Mon., April 20 NY Rangers @ Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. ET CBC
G4 Wed., April 22 NY Rangers @ Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. ET SN 360
G5* Fri., April 24 Pittsburgh @ NY Rangers, TBD TBD
G6* Sun., April 26 NY Rangers @ Pittsburgh, TBD TBD
G7* Tues., April 28 Pittsburgh @ NY Rangers, TBD TBD
Play-by-play: Bob Cole; Game Analyst: Greg Millen; Reporter: Christine Simpson

(A1) vs. (WC1)
G1 Wed., April 15 Ottawa @ Montreal, 7 p.m. ET CBC
G2 Fri., April 17 Ottawa @ Montreal, 7 p.m. ET CBC
G3 Sun., April 19 Montreal @ Ottawa, 7 p.m. ET CBC
G4 Wed., April 22 Montreal @ Ottawa, 7 p.m. ET CBC
G5* Fri., April 24 Ottawa @ Montreal, TBD CBC
G6* Sun., April 26 Montreal @ Ottawa, TBD CBC
G7* Tues., April 28 Ottawa @ Montreal, TBD CBC
• Play-by-play: Paul Romanuk; Game Analysts: Mike Johnson and Glenn Healy; Reporter: David Amber
• Chris Johnston, Eric Engels & Shannon Proudfoot cover the series for sportsnet.ca
• GamePlus features available in Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE

(A2) vs. (A3)

G1 Thurs., April 16 Detroit @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet
G2 Sat., April 18 Detroit @ Tampa Bay, 3 p.m. ET CBC
G3 Tues., April 21 Tampa Bay @ Detroit, 7 p.m. ET Sportsnet
G4 Thurs., April 23 Tampa Bay @ Detroit, 7 p.m. ET CBC
G5* Sat., April 25 Detroit @ Tampa Bay, TBD TBD
G6* Mon., April 27 Tampa Bay @ Detroit, TBD TBD
G7* Wed., April 29 Detroit @ Tampa Bay, TBD TBD
Play-by-play: Rick Ball; Game Analyst: John Garrett; Reporter: Dan Murphy

(M2) vs. (M3)
G1 Wed., April 15 NY Islanders @ Washington,7 p.m. ET Sportsnet
G2 Fri., April 17 NY Islanders @ Washington,7 p.m. ET Sportsnet
G3 Sun., April 19 Washington @ NY Islanders, Noon ET Sportsnet
G4 Tues., April 21 Washington @ NY Islanders, 7:30 p.m. ET SN 360
G5* Thurs., April 23 NY Islanders @ Washington, TBD TBD
G6* Sat., April 25 Washington @ NY Islanders, TBD TBD
G7* Mon., April 27 NY Islanders @ Washington, TBD TBD


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WESTERN CONFERENCE

(P1) vs. (WC2)
G1 Thurs., April 16 Winnipeg @ Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet
G2 Sat., April 18 Winnipeg @ Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet
G3 Mon., April 20 Anaheim @ Winnipeg, 9 p.m. ET Sportsnet
G4 Wed., April 22 Anaheim @ Winnipeg, 9:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet
G5* Fri., April 24 Winnipeg @ Anaheim, TBD Sportsnet
G6* Sun., April 26 Anaheim @ Winnipeg, TBD Sportsnet
G7* Tues., April 28 Winnipeg @ Anaheim, TBD Sportsnet
Play-by-play: Dave Randorf; Game Analyst: Garry Galley; Reporter: Cassie Campbell-Pascall
• Damien Cox covers the series for sportsnet.ca
• GamePlus features available in Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE

(C1) vs. (WC1)
G1 Thurs., April 16 Minnesota @ St. Louis, 9:30 p.m. ET SN 360
G2 Sat., April 18 Minnesota @ St. Louis, 3 p.m. ET Sportsnet
G3 Mon., April 20 St. Louis @ Minnesota, 8 p.m. ET SN ONE
G4 Wed., April 22 St. Louis @ Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. ET SN 360
G5* Fri., April 24 Minnesota @ St. Louis, TBD TBD
G6* Sun., April 26 St. Louis @ Minnesota, TBD TBD
G7* Wed., April 29 Minnesota @ St. Louis, TBD TBD

(C2) vs. (C3)
G1 Wed., April 15 Chicago @ Nashville, 8:30 p.m. ET SN 360
G2 Fri., April 17 Chicago @ Nashville, 9:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet
G3 Sun., April 19 Nashville @ Chicago, 3 p.m. ET Sportsnet
G4 Tues., April 21 Nashville @ Chicago, 9:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet
G5* Thurs., April 23 Chicago @ Nashville, TBD TBD
G6* Sat., April 25 Nashville @ Chicago, TBD TBD
G7* Mon., April 27 Chicago @ Nashville, TBD TBD

(P2) vs. (P3)
***All games available in Punjabi on OMNI
G1 Wed., April 15 Calgary @ Vancouver, 10 p.m. ET CBC
G2 Fri., April 17 Calgary @ Vancouver, 10 p.m. ET CBC
G3 Sun., April 19 Vancouver @ Calgary, 10 p.m. ET CBC
G4 Tues., April 21 Vancouver @ Calgary, 10 p.m. ET CBC
G5* Thurs., April 23 Calgary @ Vancouver, TBD CBC
G6* Sat., April 25 Vancouver @ Calgary, TBD CBC
G7* Mon., April 27 Calgary @ Vancouver, TBD CBC
Play-by-play: Jim Hughson; Game Analysts: Craig Simpson; Reporter: Scott Oake
• Mark Spector and Thomas Drance cover the series for sportsnet.ca
• OMNI (Punjabi): Play-by-play: Harnarayan Singh; Game Analysts: Randip Janda, Bhupinder S. Hundal
• Calgary Radio: all games available on Sportsnet 960 The FAN
• GamePlus features available in Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE

*If necessary
**Schedule subject to change