VERSUS/NBC Exclusive Games For Round 2

These games will not air on the regional sports networks of the teams playing in them.  The rest of the games will.  Any other questions, e-mail me or pose them in the comments.

Montreal vs. Pittsburgh

Game 1 – April 30, 7:00 PM, VERSUS
Game 2 –
May 2, 2:00 PM, NBC
Game 4 – May 6, 7:00 PM, VERSUS
Game 5 – May 8, 7:00 PM, VERSUS

Philadelphia vs. Boston

Game 1 – May 1, 12:30 PM, NBC
Game 2 – May 3, 7:00 PM, VERSUS
Game 3 – May 5, 7:00 PM, VERSUS
Game 4 – May 7, 7:00 PM, VERSUS

Detroit vs. San Jose

Game 1 – Apr. 29, 9:00 PM, VERSUS
Game 2 – May 2, 8:00 PM, VERSUS

Vancouver vs. Chicago

Game 1 – May 1, 8:00 PM, VERSUS
Game 4 – May 7, 9:30 PM, VERSUS

Your Stanley Cup Playoff Conference Semifinal Superschedule

Enjoy, first we go by American TV, then Canadian TV, then day-by-day.

Thank you for reading Puck the Media.  See you tomorrow.

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Here’s Your Schedule For Round 2 Has NBC Showing Potential Pens/Habs on Friday Night (?), Megaschedule Later

UPDATE: The NHL confirmed to Puck the Media that this is a mistake, I’ve gone and corrected it on this post.  We can all dream though, can’t we?

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Date Time (ET) #4 Pittsburgh vs. #8 Montreal Network

Friday, April 30 7:00 p.m. Montreal at Pittsburgh, CBC, RDS, VERSUS

Sunday, May 2 2:00 p.m. Montreal at Pittsburgh NBC, CBC, RDS,

Tuesday, May 4 7:00 p.m. Pittsburgh at Montreal CBC, RDS, VERSUS

Thursday, May 6 7:00 p.m. Pittsburgh at Montreal CBC, RDS, VERSUS

Saturday, May 8 * 7:00 p.m. Montreal at Pittsburgh CBC, RDS, VERSUS

Monday, May 10 * 7:00 p.m. Pittsburgh at Montreal CBC, RDS, VERSUS

Wednesday, May 12 * TBD Montreal at Pittsburgh CBC, RDS, VERSUS

Date Time (ET) #6 Boston vs. #7 Philadelphia Network

Saturday, May 1 12:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston NBC, TSN

Monday, May 3 7:00 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston TSN, VERSUS

Wednesday, May 5 7:00 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia TSN, VERSUS

Friday, May 7 7:00 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia TSN, VERSUS

Monday, May 10 * 7:00 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston TSN, VERSUS

Wednesday, May 12 * TBD Boston at Philadelphia TSN, VERSUS

Friday, May 14 * 7:00 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston TSN, VERSUS

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Date Time (ET) #1 San Jose vs. #5 Detroit Network

Thursday, April 29 9:00 p.m. Detroit at San Jose TSN, VERSUS

Sunday, May 2 8:00 p.m. Detroit at San Jose TSN, VERSUS

Tuesday, May 4 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Detroit TSN, VERSUS

Thursday, May 6 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Detroit TSN, VERSUS

Saturday, May 8 * 10:00 p.m. Detroit at San Jose TSN, VERSUS

Monday, May 10 * 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Detroit TSN, VERSUS

Wednesday, May 12 * TBD Detroit at San Jose TSN, VERSUS

Date Time (ET) #2 Chicago vs. #3 Vancouver Network

Saturday, May 1 8:00 p.m. Vancouver at Chicago CBC, VERSUS

Monday, May 3 9:00 p.m. Vancouver at Chicago CBC, VERSUS

Wednesday, May 5 9:30 p.m. Chicago at Vancouver CBC, VERSUS

Friday, May 7 9:30 p.m. Chicago at Vancouver CBC, VERSUS

Sunday, May 9 * 8:00 p.m. Vancouver at Chicago CBC, VERSUS

Tuesday, May 11 * 9:30 p.m. Chicago at Vancouver CBC, VERSUS

Thursday, May 13 * 8:00 p.m. Vancouver at Chicago CBC, VERSUS

* if necessary

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CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL SCHEDULE IF WASHINGTON ADVANCES

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Date Time (ET) #1 Washington vs. #7 Philadelphia Network

Saturday, May 1 12:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington NBC, TSN

Monday, May 3 7:00 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington TSN, VERSUS

Wednesday, May 5 7:00 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia TSN, VERSUS

Friday, May 7 7:00 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia TSN, VERSUS

Sunday, May 9 * 6:00 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington TSN, VERSUS

Tuesday, May 11 * 7:00 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia TSN, VERSUS

Thursday, May 13 * TBD Philadelphia at Washington TSN, VERSUS

Date Time (ET) #4 Pittsburgh vs. #6 Boston Network

Friday, April 30 7:00 p.m. Boston at Pittsburgh CBC, VERSUS

Sunday, May 2 2:00 p.m. Boston at Pittsburgh NBC, CBC

Tuesday, May 4 7:00 p.m. Pittsburgh at Boston CBC, VERSUS

Thursday, May 6 7:00 p.m. Pittsburgh at Boston CBC, VERSUS

Saturday, May 8 * 7:00 p.m. Boston at Pittsburgh CBC, VERSUS

Monday, May 10 * 7:00 p.m. Pittsburgh at Boston CBC, VERSUS

Wednesday, May 12 * 7:00 p.m. Boston at Pittsburgh CBC, VERSUS

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Date Time (ET) #1 San Jose vs. #5 Detroit Network

Thursday, April 29 9:00 p.m. Detroit at San Jose TSN, VERSUS

Sunday, May 2 8:00 p.m. Detroit at San Jose TSN, VERSUS

Tuesday, May 4 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Detroit TSN, VERSUS

Thursday, May 6 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Detroit TSN, VERSUS

Saturday, May 8 * 10:00 p.m. Detroit at San Jose TSN, VERSUS

Monday, May 10 * 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Detroit TSN, VERSUS

Wednesday, May 12 * TBD Detroit at San Jose TSN, VERSUS

Date Time (ET) #2 Chicago vs. #3 Vancouver Network

Saturday, May 1 8:00 p.m. Vancouver at Chicago CBC, VERSUS

Monday, May 3 9:00 p.m. Vancouver at Chicago CBC, VERSUS

Wednesday, May 5 9:30 p.m. Chicago at Vancouver CBC, VERSUS

Friday, May 7 9:30 p.m. Chicago at Vancouver CBC, VERSUS

Sunday, May 9 * 8:30 p.m. Vancouver at Chicago CBC, VERSUS

Tuesday, May 11 * TBD Chicago at Vancouver CBC, VERSUS

Thursday, May 13 * TBD Vancouver at Chicago CBC, VERSUS

Your Announcers and Open Thread For Night 15 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Montreal vs. Washington, Game 7, 7:00 PM ET

National TV (US): VERSUS (HD)
Play by Play: Sam Rosen
Color: Billy Jaffe
Reporter: Bob Harwood

National TV (Canada): TSN (HD)
Play by Play: Gord Miller
Inside the Glass: Pierre McGuire

Regional TV (Washington): CSN Mid-Atlantic
Play by Play: Joe Beninati
Color: Craig Laughlin
Reporter: Al Koken

Pens/Sens Game 6 Sets VERSUS First Round Record

From Sports Media Watch via SBD:

Through Sunday’s games, Versus averaged 552,000 viewers for coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, up 24% from last year (445,000).

Already this postseason, Versus has aired its three most-viewed first round playoff games ever — including Saturday’s Penguins/Senators Game 6, which drew a record 788,000 viewers.

The previous record was held by Game 5 of that same series, which drew 739,000 on Thursday night, opposite the NFL Draft.

CBC To Go Vancouver-Chicago Saturday, Potentially Detroit-San Jose on NBC Sunday?

From Bruce Dowbiggin of The Globe & Mail:

CBC wanted – and got – Vancouver’s first game against Chicago on Saturday for its prime Hockey Night In Canada showcase, meaning they clubs will play again Monday in Chicago before heading to Vancouver on Wednesday for two games. NBC doesn’t want a Canadian market to diminish the ratings, so it will take an all-American series such as Boston vs. Philadelphia or Detroit vs. San Jose for the Sunday NBC spotlight

Red Wings Game 7 Draws Huge Ratings

According to our pal George Malik at Snapshots:

RED WINGS GAME 7 VICTORY OVER COYOTES
IS THIRD MOST-WATCHED GAME FOR FOX SPORTS DETROIT

Series-Decider Achieves 16.7 Household Rating in Metro Detroit

FOX Sports Detroit attracted its third largest viewing audience all-time for Tuesday’s Game 7 of the NHL Western Conference Quarterfinal series between the Detroit Red Wings and Phoenix Coyotes.

Based on data received from Nielsen Media Research, the 9:00-11:45 PM telecast registered a 16.7 household rating in the Detroit metro area, an average of 315,663 homes tuned in over the course of the telecast (one rating point equals approximately 18,902 households).  The telecast peaked at a 20.3 rating (383,710 households) from 10:45-11:15 as the Red Wings were on their way to a 6-1 victory to capture the best-of-seven series four games to three.

Tuesday’s viewership ranks No. 3 on the network’s all-time ratings list, trailing a pair of Red Wings games from last year’s second round playoff series against Anaheim (17.5 for Game 7 on May 14, 2009 and 17.1 for Game 5 on May 1, 2009).

FOX Sports Detroit is averaging an 11.5 HH rating for five Red Wings games this postseason, 9% greater than the 10.7 rating for the first five playoff telecasts in 2009.

TOP 20 RATED GAMES – FOX SPORTS DETROIT

Rank    Rating     Date           Game

1       17.5         05/14/09      NHL: Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks (Game 7, 2nd round playoffs)

2       17.1         05/10/09      NHL: Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks (Game 5, 2nd round playoffs)

3       16.7         04/27/10      NHL: Detroit Red Wings @ Phoenix Coyotes (Game 7, 1st round playoffs)

4       15.6         09/30/09      MLB: Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins (Tigers reduce magic number to 2)

5       14.1         05/03/04      NHL : Detroit Red Wings @ Calgary Flames (Game 6, 2nd round playoffs)

6       14.0         04/15/04      NHL : Detroit Red Wings vs. Nashville Predators (Game 5, 1st round playoffs)

7       13.8         04/27/04      NHL : Detroit Red Wings @ Calgary Flames (Game 3, 2nd round playoffs)

8       13.6         09/29/09      MLB: Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins (Game 2 of day/night doubleheader)

T-9      13.5         05/12/09      NHL: Detroit Red Wings @ Anaheim Ducks (Game 6, 2nd round playoffs)

T-9      13.5         03/31/08      MLB: Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals (simulcast with WJBK FOX 2)

11       13.4         10/01/06      MLB: Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals (final game of 2006 regular season)

T-12     13.2         09/20/06      MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

T-12     13.2         04/13/04      NHL : Detroit Red Wings @ Nashville Predators (Game 4, 1st round playoffs)

T-14     13.1         08/27/07      MLB: Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees

T-14     13.1         04/07/04      NHL : Detroit Red Wings vs. Nashville Predators (Game 1, 1st round playoffs)

16       12.8         08/15/06      MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Boston Red Sox

17       12.6         09/17/07      MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Cleveland Indians

18       12.5         08/16/06      MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Boston Red Sox

19       12.4         08/28/07      MLB: Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

20       12.3         08/23/06      MLB: Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox

Flyers to Be Featured On NBC Saturday

Thanks to the reader who tipped us to this, from Flyer beat writer Anthony SanFilippo:

Game one for the Flyers is an NBC game [S]aturday at 12[:]30 regardless of the opponent.

Round Two Abruptly Starts Tomorrow

According to the Sharks website, Game 1 of their series with the Red Wings is tomorrow night at 9PM.  This is great for the NHL.  No days off, no “Steve’s going crazy a la a crackhead waiting for more hockey”, just day after day of games.  Though it does make me wonder what’s going on with NBC this weekend a bit more.

Broadcast News: Sorting Out Round Two On TV

(Editor’s Note: You guessed it, this segment’s back.)

Let’s do this as easily as possible, breaking it down by the countries.

American TV

It all pretty much boils down to what’s going to happen tonight between the Capitals and Habs in Washington.  If it’s Pens/Habs, Bruins/Flyers in the East, chances are NBC loves Detroit enough against an American team over its’ love of Pittsburgh and will even risk a trip out to California to televise a Red Wings/Sharks game to pair the Boston/Philly series with.  It’s only a game, so in the end it won’t matter much.

But VERSUS will have some trouble.  Both Western series feature a team incapable of showing for double headers.  I’d wager the Vancouver/Chicago series will suffer most from this.  Or they’ll show VAN/CHI and DET/SJ together and not show one of the Eastern series’ games, like they did last season when they ignored most of Boston/Carolina.

Announcers Available for VERSUS as of Now:

Play-by-Play
1.
Mike Emrick
2. Dave Strader
3. John Forslund
4. Rick Peckham

Color
1.
Daryl Reaugh
2. Darren Eliot
3. Billy Jaffe
4. Joe Micheletti

Reporters
1.
Bob Harwood
2. Charissa Thompson
3. Lindsay Soto

Canadian TV

Not much of a problem for CBC if the Canadiens win.  In fact, CBC is the big winner of Round 2 if they do.  They’d get Vancouver and Montreal, and over three million viewers every night.  Hughson would probably stick with the Canucks, while Bob Cole would be moving over to a Habs/Pens series, but you never know, they may try to vary things a little bit.  The real problem for CBC is if they don’t get that series, what do you take instead?

One figures they’ll ride Sid the Kid again against the Boston Bruins, an original six, northeastern team with a lot of players Canadians are familiar with, over a Detroit/San Jose series or a Philly/Washington series.  It’d probably leave CBC with an afternoon game and some rough timeslots, but I’m sure they’d be overjoyed to continue with Crosby’s Penguins.  TSN would probably be satisfied in getting Ovechkin.  Everyone’s happy in Round 2.  I think…


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