The NHL Confirms It: Both Game 1′s on Sunday

NEW YORK – The National Hockey League today announced that the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs Western Conference Final, featuring the San Jose Sharks vs. the Chicago Blackhawks, and the Eastern Conference Final, featuring the Montreal Canadiens vs. the winner of the Boston Bruins-Philadelphia Flyers Conference Semifinal series will begin Sunday, May 16.

The Sharks will host the Blackhawks at 3 p.m., ET in Game #1 of the Western Conference Final on Sunday.  The game will be televised nationally on NBC in the U.S. and TSN and RDS in Canada.

Meanwhile, either the Bruins or the Flyers will host the Canadiens Sunday at 7 p.m., ET.  That game will be televised nationally by VERSUS in the U.S. and by CBC and RDS in Canada. Every playoff game also can be heard on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.

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5 Responses to The NHL Confirms It: Both Game 1′s on Sunday

  1. genesboys says:

    Does TSN get all of the Western final, Steve?

    • stevelepore says:

      If I’m correct, and I’m not 100% sure, TSN gets any 4 Conf. Final games. Last year, they aired 2 from each series, but this year, I imagine they’ll get stuck with 4 games from CHI/SJ.

      • Josh says:

        I guess it’s CBC that picks which games TSN gets, then?

        I’m not a fan of this policy. I think a single network should get each entire series, and that they both oughta be on CBC in round 3.

  2. canadiansportsfan says:

    TSN gets 3 games from one conference final. I believe that they and the CBC work around TSN’s NBA conference finals schedule, which means 5/20 will probably be another TSN game. I am going to guess that they will get games 1-3. TSN got an extra conference final game last year because they gave CBC an extra conference semi game that conflicted with a TSN game.

  3. Jeremy says:

    From http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=321545

    “TSN will have live coverage of the opening three games of the San Jose-Chicago series as the network today announced its broadcast schedule for the Third Round of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

    Featuring some of the NHL’s biggest stars – Jonathan Toews, Joe Thornton, Patrick Kane and Dany Heatley – TSN’s coverage of the Western Conference Final gets underway on Sunday, May 16 with Game 1: Chicago @ San Jose at 2:30 p.m. ET (complete broadcast schedule to be confirmed later tonight).

    All games are available in High Definition and on-demand at TSN.ca.

    TSN’s coverage of the Western Conference Final has play-by-play announcer Chris Cuthbert and game analyst Pierre McGuire calling action from the broadcast booth. NHL ON TSN host James Duthie will be joined in studio for pre-games and intermissions by Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger along with analyst Ray Ferraro.

    On Saturday, May 15 at 7 p.m. ET, TSN tees up the Conference Finals with That’s Hockey Playoff edition: Conference finals preview. Gino Reda hosts the 60-minute show featuring TSN’s team of experts and Insiders, as they preview both Conference Final match-ups.

    TSN’s flagship news program, SPORTSCENTRE, covers both playoff series with daily highlights, reports and in-depth analysis from TSN’s correspondents and hockey experts during the Conference Finals.

    TSN.ca continues to be the definitive online destination for hockey fans in Canada, as Canada’s leading sports website features all the latest news, analysis, interviews and game highlights, plus insightful hockey articles and live blogs from TSN’s hockey experts. Fans can also keep up with all the post-season action during the NHL Playoffs with up-to-the-minute news on TSN Mobile and the TSN App for iPhone, and daily playoff discussions on TSN’s popular Fan Page on Facebook.

    TSN’s NHL Playoffs Broadcast Schedule
    Western Conference Final: San Jose vs. Chicago
    • Game 1: Chicago @ San Jose – Sunday, May 16 at 2:30 p.m. ET
    • Game 2: Chicago @ San Jose – To be confirmed
    • Game 3: San Jose @ Chicago – To be confirmed”

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