Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada Announce 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round Broadcast Schedule

– All Calgary Flames games on Sportsnet, CBC to broadcast all Montreal Canadiens games –

– Sportsnet/Hockey Night in Canada and Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE deliver every game of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final –

 

Media Interviews: Sportsnet’s and Hockey Night in Canada’s insiders, commentators and writers are available to discuss all things Stanley Cup Playoffs

 

TORONTO (April 29, 2015) The quest continues! Eight teams remain – including the Calgary Flames and Montreal Canadiens – as Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada tonight announced its 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs second round broadcast schedule, following a record-setting first round.

 

The action gets underway on Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT with Washington Capitals @ New York Rangers on CBC, followed by Calgary Flames @ Anaheim Ducks at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Sportsnet. Night two of the second round (Friday, May 1) features the Montreal Canadiens taking on the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on CBC, followed by the Minnesota Wild visiting the Chicago Blackhawks at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT on Sportsnet (See full broadcast schedule for all series below).

 

The first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs is currently averaging 1.3 million viewers, marking a 36% increase over last year’s Round 1 average*, while Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE usage is up 4x over last year.

 

Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada will provide coverage of all second round games, with all games available on Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE.

 

Sportsnet’s and Hockey Night in Canada’s deep roster of hockey commentators will continue to provide best-in-class coverage throughout the second round, and will be assigned as follows:

Studio

 

Game Crews

Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

 

Anaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Flames

 

New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals

 

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Minnesota Wild

 

Digital – Sportsnet.ca

  • In addition to series coverage by Johnston and Engels (Montreal/Tampa Bay), Spector (Anaheim/Calgary), staff writers Cox, Luke Fox, Jeff Simmons, Mike Johnson, Kristina Rutherford, Ryan Dixon and Scott Lewis will provide extensive playoffs coverage
  • Friedman will cover the biggest story lines in his weekly column, 30 Thoughts

 

Sportsnet magazine

A free, tablet-only Stanley Cup Playoffs Special edition is available for download now, featuring and interactive mix of written stories, videos, infographics and photo essays covering all five Canadian teams and the biggest stars on and off the ice. Other features include:

  • In His Corner: Behind the scenes at Coach’s Corner, the most famous segment in Canadian television
  • Alternate Reality: Everyone watched game one between the Habs and Sens, but didn’t see it like this
  • Coming Out Party: It’s not often the playoffs are used by a teen to announce his NHL arrival, but Sam Bennett did just that in game one

 

 

Broadcast Schedule

EASTERN CONFERENCE:

Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

***All games available in Punjabi on OMNI

G1

Fri., May 1

Tampa Bay @ Montreal, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT

CBC

G2

Sun., May 3

Tampa Bay @ Montreal, 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT

CBC

G3

Wed., May 6

Montreal @ Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT

CBC

G4

Thurs., May 7

Montreal @ Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT

CBC

G5*

Sat., May 9

Tampa Bay @ Montreal, TBD

CBC

G6*

Tues., May 12

Montreal @ Tampa Bay, TBD

CBC

G7*

Thurs., May 14

Tampa Bay @ Montreal, TBD

CBC

 

New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals

G1

Thurs., April 30

Washington @ NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT

CBC

G2

Sat., May 2

Washington @ NY Rangers, 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT

Sportsnet

G3

Mon., May 4

NY Rangers @ Washington, 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT

CBC

G4

Wed., May 6

NY Rangers @ Washington, 7:30 p.m./4:30 p.m. PT

Sportsnet

G5*

Fri., May 8

Washington @ NY Rangers, TBD

TBD

G6*

Sun., May 10

NY Rangers @ Washington, TBD

TBD

G7*

Wed., May 13

Washington @ NY Rangers, TBD

TBD

 

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE:

Anaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Flames

G1

Thurs., April 30

Calgary @ Anaheim, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

Sportsnet

G2

Sun., May 3

Calgary @ Anaheim, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

Sportsnet

G3

Tues., May 5

Anaheim @ Calgary, 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT

Sportsnet

G4

Fri., May 8

Anaheim @ Calgary, 9:30 p.m./6:30 p.m. PT

Sportsnet

G5*

Sun., May 10

Calgary @ Anaheim, TBD

Sportsnet

G6*

Tues., May 12

Anaheim @ Calgary, TBD

Sportsnet

G7*

Thurs., May 14

Calgary @ Anaheim, TBD

Sportsnet

 

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Minnesota Wild 

G1

Fri., May 1

Minnesota @ Chicago, 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT

Sportsnet

G2

Sun., May 3

Minnesota @ Chicago, 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT

CBC & SN 360

G3

Tues., May 5

Chicago @ Minnesota, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

CBC & SN 360

G4

Thurs., May 7

Chicago @ Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT

Sportsnet

G5*

Sat., May 9

Minnesota @ Chicago, TBD

TBD

G6*

Mon., May 11

Chicago @ Minnesota, TBD

TBD

G7*

Wed., May 13

Minnesota @ Chicago, TBD

TBD

 

*Source: Numeris, Round 1 Stanley Cup Playoff 2+ AMA, 2013/2014 Complete Rd 1, 2014/2015 up to Apr 28/15, Total Canada

**Schedule subject to change

 

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