Your 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Schedule


We’ll post all 4 TV Network’s schedules by the end of the night, promise.

So Far, Your Stanley Cup Playoff Schedule

April 15
NY Rangers vs. Washington, G1
Carolina vs. New Jersey, G1
Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, G1
St. Louis vs. Vancouver, G1

April 16
Montreal vs. Boston, G1
Columbus vs. Detroit, G1
Calgary vs. Chicago, G1
Anaheim vs. San Jose, G1

April 17
Carolina vs. New Jersey, G2
Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, G2
St. Louis vs. Vancouver, G2

April 18
NY Rangers vs. Washington, G2
Montreal vs. Boston, G2
Calgary vs. Chicago, G2
Columbus vs. Detroit, G2

April 19
New Jersey vs. Carolina, G3
Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, G3
Vancouver vs. St. Louis, G3
Anaheim vs. San Jose, G2

April 20
Washington vs. NY Rangers, G3
Boston vs. Montreal, G3
Chicago vs. Calgary, G3

April 21
New Jersey vs. Carolina, G4
Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, G4
Detroit vs. Columbus, G3
Vancouver vs. St. Louis, G4
San Jose vs. Anaheim, G3

April 22
Boston vs. Montreal, G4
Chicago vs. Calgary, G4
Washington vs. NY Rangers, G4

April 23
Detroit vs. Columbus, G4
San Jose vs. Anaheim, G4


Montreal Radio Station Reports Likely Bruins/Habs Schedule

From CKAC in Montreal:

Game 1 : Thursday April 16 Boston, MA
Game 2 : Sunday April 19 Boston, MA
Game 3 : Monday April 20 Montreal, QC
Game 4 : Wednesday April 22 Montreal, QC
Game 5* : Saturday April 25 Boston, MA
Game 6* : Monday April 27 Montreal, QC
Game 7* : Wednesday April 29 Boston, MA

One Last Note For the Night: What to Expect Here For the Playoffs

Here are some things to expect on Puck the Media during the post-season:

  • Every night we’ll have an open thread/announcing schedule for the VERSUS/NBC/TSN/CBC games.  If you want to know who’s calling your game, tune into Puck the Media.
  • The Mid-Day YouTube Compulsory will be highlights of all of the previous night’s games.
  • Devils commentary.  Usually, during the regular season, we can keep it in our pants.  But not during the playoffs.  We’ll recap our feelings post-game on NJD after every game.
  • Where you can find us for liveblogs/chats
  • The usual links and commentary and nonsense.

So won’t you please join us?  Like you have anything better to do.  Enjoy Wrap Monday/Tuesday, and thanks for your support of Puck the Media.

Red Wings-Blue Jackets Schedule

Game 1 – Thu 4/16, 7PM @ DET
Game 2 – Sat 4/18, 6PM @ DET
Game 3 – Tue 4/21, 7PM @ CLB
Game 4 – Thu 4/23, 7PM @ CLB
Game 5 – Sat 4/25, 6PM @ DET
Game 6 – Mon 4/27, 7PM @ CLB
Game 7 – Wed. 4/29, 7PM @ DET

TSN To Televise Rangers/Washington Wednesday, Flames/Blackhawks Thursday, TSN2 to air Carolina/New Jersey, Columbus/Detroit

According to their website, TSN will air Rangers/Washington Game 1 at 7PM ET Wednesday, with Flames/Blackhawks Game 1 at 7:30 PM ET Thursday.

EDIT 10:44 PM ET: According to TSN2’s broadcast schedule, they’ll air Devils/Canes Game 1 Wed. at 7:30 PM ET, and Columbus/Detroit Game 1 Thursday at 7.

Likely Canucks-Blues Schedule

Game 1 – Wed 4/15, 10PM @ VAN
Game 2 – Fri 4/17, 10 PM @ VAN  
Game 3 – Sun 4/19, 7 PM @ STL
Game 4 – Tue 4/21, 8 PM @ STL
Game 5 – Fri 4/24, 10 PM @ VAN
Game 6 – Sun 4/26, 8 PM @ STL
Game 7 – Tue 4/28, 10 PM @ STL

HBO Planning Broad Street Bullies Documentary

From the terrific Tim Panaccio of, in a story that referenced some twerp’s interview with a Boston play-by-play man:

HBO is in town filming and researching for an upcoming documentary on the Broad Street Bullies. Many members of the two-time Stanley Cup-winning team are being interviewed, along with club chairman Ed Snider. Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko, who was a teenage Bruins fan in Boston when the Flyers won their Cups, is also being interviewed. 

As I e-mailed Panotch when I read the story: That.  Sounds.  Amazing.  We’ll try and find out more on this film as it develops.

Some Rumors Being Tossed Around

-Obviously we showed you what could be the Rangers-Caps schedule, there could always be a last minute change.

-We’re hearing Hockey Night in Canada may flip Boston/Montreal and/or St. Louis/Vancouver to Wednesday instead of Thursday as to avoid conflicts in Boston with the Celtics.  In that case, a lot would be shuffled around.

-Everyone seems to consensus think that New Jersey/Carolina will begin on Wednesday, that Calgary/Chicago will start on Thursday, and that Pittsburgh/Philadelphia will begin on Wednesday.  Would the NHL really start five series on Wednesday?  Or will they move Devils/Canes, even though the arena schedules would force the second week of this series into Hell as far as days in between games.

This is what we know for now, feel free to comment or E-mail at if you hear anything.

EDIT 9:19 PM ET: Commenter “Chris” just told us that CKAC in Montreal is reporting that the Bruins/Habs series will go Thursday/Sunday/Monday, to avoid conflicts with the Celtics in Boston.

EDIT 9:25 PM ET: We have some actual professional writing to back up the Pens/Flyers Wednesday start.  Tim Panaccio reports it.

Reported Rangers-Caps Series Dates

According to Steve Zipay of Blue Notes:

Game 1 – Wed. 4/15 at WSH
Game 2 – Sat. 4/18 at WSH (NBC)
Game 3 – Mon. 4/20 at NYR
Game 4 – Wed. 4/22 at NYR
Game 5 – Fri. 4/24 at WSH
Game 6 – Sun. 4/26 at NYR (NBC)
Game 7 – Tue. 4/28 at WSH