Hughson’s Second Final Highlights CBC Stanley Cup Coverage

The 2010 Stanley Cup Final promises to be an intense battle between two storied franchises – one a reborn Original Six squad and the other a team that proudly embodies the blue collar physical play of the city it has called home since 1967. CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA continues a 57-year tradition, bringing Canadians exclusive, comprehensive coverage of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final between Chicago and Philadelphia in High-Definition.

The series begins on Saturday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m. ET, live from United Center with Hockey Tonight, hosted by Ron MacLean. At 8 p.m. ET the puck drops on Game One when the Western Conference Champion Blackhawks face off against the Eastern Conference winning Flyers. Winnipeg born, Jonathan Toews will be looking to lead the Hawks to their first Cup victory since 1961 – the longest drought in the NHL; while Philadelphia hopes to recapture the magic of the hallowed Flyers teams from the 1970’s and hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup for the third time in franchise history.

The best-of-seven final resumes in Chicago on Monday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ET, as veteran Flyers defenceman Chris Pronger, the pride of Dryden, Ont. will look to set the tone against fellow Canadian Olympian Duncan Keith and the Hawks. CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA then heads to Philadelphia on Wednesday, June 2 with Game Three at 8 p.m. ET, live from Wachovia Center (Please see below for the complete 2010 Stanley Cup Final broadcast schedule).

The legendary Don Cherry will return to his usual spot on Coach’s Corner alongside MacLean in the first intermission. Play-by-play announcer Jim Hughson with analysts Craig Simpson and Glenn Healy will call the game with rinkside reports from Elliotte Friedman and Scott Oake.

CBC’s exclusive Punjabi broadcasts continue in the Stanley Cup Final, live and on demand at CBCSports.ca. The Punjabi broadcasts will be available free to Bell TV subscribers on channel 249; selected games for Rogers Digital Cable subscribers in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador on channel 385, to Shaw Digital Cable subscribers in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba on channel 333 and to Shaw Direct subscribers on channel 478. Viewers should contact their local service provider for more details. Parminder Singh, voice of CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA regular season Punjabi broadcasts will handle play-by-play duties while Harnarayan Singh, will provide analysis.

CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA continues to go live and interactive throughout the Playoffs on CBCSports.ca/stanleycup. In addition to each broadcast available online live and on-demand, each day at 1 p.m. ET throughout the 2010 Stanley Cup Final CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA Online with Scott Morrison, Jeff Marek and P.J Stock will keep fans in the game with the latest news, scores, stats, and highlights. Plus, throughout Final, CBCSports.ca/stanleycup will present an exclusive online post-game show following each broadcast, presenting highlights each night, exclusive interviews, and much more.

CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA: 2010 STANLEY CUP FINAL BROADCAST SCHEDULE

All games full network. Schedule subject to change.

CHICAGO (WESTERN CONFERENCE) VS. PHILADELPHIA (EASTERN CONFERENCE)

G1, Philadelphia @ Chicago, Sat, May 29 @ 7:30 p.m. ET starting with Hockey Tonight

G2, Philadelphia @ Chicago, Mon, May 31 @ 8 p.m. ET

G3, Chicago @ Philadelphia, Wed, June 2 @ 8 p.m. ET

G4, Chicago @ Philadelphia, Fri, June 4 @ 8 p.m. ET

G5**, Philadelphia @ Chicago, Sun, June 6 @ 7:30 p.m. ET starting with Hockey Tonight

G6**, Chicago @ Philadelphia, Wed, June 9 @ 8 p.m. ET

G7**, Philadelphia @ Chicago, Fri, June 11 @ 7:30 p.m. ET starting with Hockey Tonight

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