Your Round Two NHL Playoffs Announcing Schedule

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I think I'm dying today (stupid swine flu), but I wanted to pass along the second round NHL Playoffs schedule for you to discuss. If last night's game sevens weren't enough to get you interested in this year's Playoffs, I don't know what to tell you. The games start this Friday, so be ready!

#1 Boston Bruins vs. #6 Carolina Hurricanes

Friday, May 1- at Boston (VERSUS/TSN, 7:30pm)
Sunday, May 3- at Boston (VERSUS/TSN, 7:30pm)
Wednesday, May 6- at Carolina (VERSUS/TSN, 7:30pm)
Friday, May 8- at Carolina (VERSUS/TSN, 7:30pm)
*Sunday, May 10- at Boston (VERSUS/TSN, 7:30pm)
*Tuesday, May 12- at Carolina (VERSUS/TSN, 7pm)
*Thursday, May 14- at Boston(TSN, TBD)

#2 Washington Capitals vs. #4 Pittsburgh Penguins

Saturday, May 2- at Washington (NBC/CBC/RDS, 1pm)
Monday, May 4- at Washington (VERSUS/CBC/RDS, 7pm)
Wednesday, May 6- at Pittsburgh (VERSUS/CBC/RDS, 7pm)
Friday, May 8- at Pittsburgh (VERSUS/CBC/RDS, 7pm)
*Saturday, May 9- at Washington (VERSUS/CBC/RDS, 7pm)
*Monday, May 11- at Pittsburgh (VERSUS/CBC/RDS, TBD)
*Wednesday, May 13- at Washington (VERSUS/CBC/RDS, 7pm)

#2 Detroit Red Wings vs. #8 Anaheim Ducks

Friday, May 1- at Detroit (VERSUS/TSN2, 7pm)
Sunday, May 3- at Detroit (NBC/TSN, 2pm)
Tuesday, May 5- at Anaheim (VERSUS/TSN, 10:30pm)
Thursday, May 7- at Anaheim (VERSUS/TSN, 10:30pm)
*Sunday, May 10- at Detroit (TSN, 5pm)
*Tuesday, May 12- at Anaheim (VERSUS/TSN, TBD)
*Thursday, May 14- at Detroit (VERSUS/TSN, TBD)

#3 Vancouver Canucks vs. #4 Chicago Blackhawks

Thursday, April 30- at Vancouver (CBC/VERSUS, 9pm)
Saturday, May 2- at Vancouver (CBC/VERSUS, 9pm)
Tuesday, May 5- at Chicago (CBC/VERSUS, 8pm)
Thursday, May 7- at Chicago (CBC/VERSUS, 8pm)
*Saturday, May 9- at Vancouver (CBC/VERSUS, 10:30pm)
*Monday, May 11- at Chicago (CBC/VERSUS, 9pm)
*Thursday, May 14- at Vancouver (CBC/VERSUS, TBD)

(*- If Necessary)

Posted by Awful Announcing at 2:41 PM


I think it is rather safe to say that the NHL Playoffs have kicked both March Madness' ass and the NBA Playoffs' ass in terms of drama and excitement.

I can't wait for the conference semifinals to begin and Crosby vs. Ovechkin!

JFein said...
Apr 29, 2009, 3:10:00 PM  

The playoffs actually start Thursday, with the Blackhawks-Canucks series.

Chris said...
Apr 29, 2009, 3:17:00 PM  

Swine flu, sure.

I am pumped though for the Crosby-Ovechkin showdown.

49er16 said...
Apr 29, 2009, 3:24:00 PM  

I am excited for this round as well. I would have to agree that the NHL Playoffs have been great. Hell except for the 76ers-Magic and Bulls-Celtics series the NBA have been more boring than March Madeness, i didn't know that could happen. I wish Versus and the NHL's schedule making was better though.

sjeffreyryan said...
Apr 29, 2009, 3:38:00 PM  

I don't really understand why the Devils-Hurricane game wasn't televised here in Va. That was a shame I didn't get to see a classic game 7.

walnuts said...
Apr 29, 2009, 4:02:00 PM  

While Versus shuffles announcers around for the games, Canada gives one announcing team a series and they cover it from start to finish. With that being said, for those that care and/or live in Canada and don't yet know, here is who is doing which series...

Boston-Carolina: Chris Cuthbert and Pierre McGuire
Washington-Pittsburgh: Bob Cole and Greg Millen
Detroit-Anaheim: Gord Miller and Ray Ferraro
Vancouver-Chicago: Jim Hughson and Craig Simpson

Sources: Puck The Media and the506.

JFein said...
Apr 29, 2009, 4:45:00 PM  

NHL has done a really poor job of scheduling these games this year. They had overlapping games and didnt adjust start times when Hawks/Flames and Ducks/Sharks were on same night. they could have at least moved start of Hawks/Flames to 8 pm Eastern (6 pm in Calgary). But then that would benefit fans, NFL and NASCAR have no problem juggling start times to maximize viewership. Except for maybe Chicago, none of the teams left has a confilct with an NBA team using the same arena. This schedule isnt much better than first round.

jg said...
Apr 29, 2009, 8:10:00 PM  

Generally you're right JFein, but the Bulls-Celtics and Magic-76ers series have been epic. I think the Rockets-Blazers series will also prove to be good. In any case, Canadians far and wide are all jumping on the Vancouver bandwagon. They should be well rested to face the Blackhawks.

Brad James said...
Apr 30, 2009, 1:40:00 PM  

It doesn't matter to me. I don't get Versus. Come on DirecTV.

ifiok25 said...
Apr 30, 2009, 7:00:00 PM  

Ugh...these Versus-only games suck. CSN-Chicago does such a great job with the Hawks games (Pat Foley ftw) that you really lose a lot of insight and talent when moving them over to Versus.

dick_gozinia said...
May 1, 2009, 5:16:00 PM  
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Sep 26, 2009, 8:34:00 AM  

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