CBC Planning First of Special, Habs-themed Telecasts This Thursday

“Hockey Night in Canada” is planning to do three special Thursday night broadcasts to celebrate the history of the Montreal Canadiens as they move through their 100th anniversary season.  The first of these games is on Thursday night, when the Habs host the New York Rangers in an Original Six showdown.  Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Elliotte Friedman and, of course, Ron MacLean will have the call.  Meanwhile, HNIC legend Dick Irvin, Jr. will have a 2nd-intermission interview with Jean Beliveau.  Should be fun.  After the jump in the entire HNIC PR, and we’ll have Saturday nights announcing teams later in the week.



Montreal Canadiens take on the New York Rangers in an Original Six matchup at 7 p.m. ET


The history of the game comes alive on CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. ET with a special mid-week broadcast between the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers, as the Habs continue to celebrate their historic 100th season.  This also marks the first of three special Thursday night games on CBC featuring the Montreal Canadiens during the month of December.


Ron MacLean hits the Bell Centre to host the broadcast alongside Elliotte Friedman, while Jim Hughson and Craig Simpson call the game from the broadcast booth. In addition, the legendary voice of the Habs, Dick Irvin, will sit down for a special interview during the second intermission with Canadiens Hall of Famer, Jean Beliveau.


CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA returns to the ice two days later on Saturday, Dec. 6 with a must-see tripleheader beginning at 2 p.m. ET with Pittsburgh versus Ottawa. The action continues at 6:30 p.m. ET with Scotiabank Hockey Tonight, followed by Washington at Toronto and New Jersey at Montreal at 7 p.m.ET. In the nightcap of the tripleheader, Edmonton faces off against San Jose at the HP Pavilion at 10 p.m. ET.


Hockey fans can visit CBCSports.ca 24 hours a day, seven days a week for live and on-demand video streaming of all games as well as comprehensive NHL coverage, including weekly columns from CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA personalities, breaking news, in-depth reports, broadcast schedules and more.


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One Response to CBC Planning First of Special, Habs-themed Telecasts This Thursday

  1. Vomit me a rainbow. If the bruins weren’t playing as well as they were, I’d probably be trying not to pay attention to hockey this season….

    Oh, who am I kidding, I’m obsessed. But seriously, we better see this same treatment in 2024.

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