Media Advisory: NHL on Sportsnet, This Weekend Hockey Night in Canada & Rogers Hometown Hockey March 28 & 29

TORONTO (March 27, 2015) Below are the broadcast details and channel allocations for this weekend’s editions of Hockey Night in Canada and Rogers Hometown Hockey. All games are available on Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE.


Saturday, March 28


5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT – Hockey Central (Sportsnet 360)

Host: Jeff Marek; Studio Analysts: John Shannon and P.J. Stock


6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT – Hockey Central Saturday (CBC and City excluding Toronto)

Host: George Stroumboulopoulos; Studio Analysts: Elliotte Friedman, Corey Hirsch and Nick Kypreos


7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT – Hockey Night in Canada

Host: Stroumboulopoulos; Studio Analysts: Friedman, Hirsch and Kypreos


Coach’s Corner: Don Cherry and Ron MacLean (first intermission)


Saturday’s Headlines: Damien Cox and Friedman (second intermission)



Ottawa Senators @ Toronto Maple Leafs (CBC) (OMNI – Punjabi)

Play-by-play: Bob Cole; Game Analysts: Glenn Healy and Greg Millen; Reporter: Cassie Campbell-Pascall


Playoff Watch: Currently tied with the Boston Bruins for a wild card spot in the Eastern Conference, the Ottawa Senators have a game in-hand.


Florida Panthers @ Montreal Canadiens (City)

Play-by-play: Dave Randorf; Game Analyst: Garry Galley; Reporter: David Amber


Playoff Watch: After a win in Toronto Thursday night, the 10th place Panthers look to squeak into a wild card slot (currently behind the Bruins in the Eastern Conference standings).



8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT – Los Angeles Kings @ Minnesota Wild (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West, Pacific)


Playoff Watch: The defending Stanley Cup champions look to protect their playoff berth from the Calgary Flames (currently 4th in the Pacific Division standings).



10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT – Hockey Night in Canada


Dallas Stars @ Vancouver Canucks (CBC) (OMNI – Punjabi)

Play-by-play: Jim Hughson; Game Analyst: Craig Simpson; Reporter: Scott Oake


Playoff Watch: The Canucks aim to solidify their position in the West as the Stars look for their fifth-straight win and a chance at wild card entry into the post-season.



1 a.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT

Hockey Night in Canada Post-Game (CBC)

Host: Stroumboulopoulos; Studio Analysts: Friedman, Hirsch and Kypreos



Sunday, March 29


7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT – Rogers Hometown Hockey Pre-Game, (City) Live from Lethbridge, AB

Host: Ron MacLean; Reporters: Tara Slone


Special Guests: Canadian hockey icons Mark Messier, Rich Sutter and Cassie Campbell-Pascall will join MacLean and Slone. Musician Paul Brandt will perform live on site in Lethbridge.


7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT – Rogers Hometown Hockey (City)

Chicago Blackhawks @ Winnipeg Jets

Play-by-play: Paul Romanuk; Game Analyst: Healy and Mike Johnson; Reporter: Oake


Playoff Watch: Currently occupying the final wild card position, the Jets look to gain ground in the Western Conference post-season race against the Blackhawks (currently 4th in the conference).


Host: Ron MacLean; Reporters: Slone


*NOTE: Commentator schedule is subject to change.



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