Your TV Guide and Open Thread for Night 13 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs

This will appear every night to inform you of the TV networks and announcers that will be covering the games during the playoffs.  Enjoy all the local and national info, after the jump.

9:30 PM ET, Chicago vs. Calgary, Game 6 (CHI Leads 3-2)

National TV (CANADA): TSN (HD)
Play by Play: Chris Cuthbert
Color: Pierre McGuire

National TV (US): VERSUS (HD)

Regional TV (CHICAGO): CSN Chicago (HD)
Play by Play: Pat Foley
Color: Eddie Olczyk
Reporter: Pat Boyle

10:30 PM ET, San Jose vs. Anaheim, Game 5 (ANA Leads 3-2)

National TV (US): VERSUS (HD) (Joined in Progress at conclusion of CHI-CGY game)

National TV (CANADA): CBC (HD), RDS (HD)
Play by Play: Mark Lee
Color: Marc Crawford
Reporter: Scott Oake 

Regional TV (SAN JOSE): CSN Bay Area (HD)
Play by Play: Randy Hahn
Color: Drew Remenda
Reporter: John Schrader

Regional TV (ANAHEIM): Prime Ticket (HD)
Play by Play: John Ahlers
Color: Brian Hayward
Reporter: Bill MacDonald

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9 Responses to Your TV Guide and Open Thread for Night 13 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs

  1. nosferatu says:

    The NHL is seriously pissing me off this postseason. Tons of local blackout issues that make no sense, and now blowing it in the U.S. for tonight, tomorrow, and possibly Wednesday.

    I’ll tell you what: people love to complain about the NBA, but they would never screw over their fans and leave a large portion of the audience in the dark for big Game 6’s and Game 7’s. If something like this came up, they’d spread out the times a little more (sucks a little for local fans, but they WILL manage if a game’s at, say, 6:30 local time). And they would have one game on TNT/ESPN, and the other on NBA TV. Not NBA League Pass, but NBA TV. I don’t care if you’re pissing off the people at Center Ice – put these games on both Center Ice and NHL Network, then, if they can’t be on Versus.

    Really, really frustrating. I used to think the long, spread-out first round of the NBA Playoffs was terribly annoying. Wrong. Not even being able to see the big games, outside a subscription service or crappy illegal internet feed, is much worse.

    /end rant (for now)

    • Keith says:

      Exactly right. If this was the NBA, the Hawks-Flames start at 8pm so that they can have the doubleheader, because they think, our fans might want to watch both games that night. Plus this morning, listening to WFAN, Joe Beningo and Evan Roberts were rightfully bashing the league for scheduling two Game 7’s involving NY-area teams on the same night. You don’t think a Rangers fan would want to watch and root against the Devils and vice-versa. Typical Bettman

  2. Leafsfan1967 says:

    It does look as if NHLCI will have both games tonight but I have to say that as an NHL CI subscriber I would not have been distressed in the least if the NHL had put games on the NHL Network.

    The NHL needs to get hockey out to as many people as possible and this lack of planning is very bad indeed.

  3. disappointing says:

    I couldn’t agree more with nosferatu. People love to rag on the nba for numerous things, me included, but they have it down to an art with their playoff coverage. They kicked off their playoffs last week with 4 games, staggered perfectly for their fans to watch them all, on both Saturday and Sunday. The comment about the long series is exactly how I used to feel as well. Whats the point? Why so long? Etc. I get it now. It isn’t for the players and rest as much as it is for the fans to be able to watch as many games as possible. I hope someday the morons that run this great sport can figure out how to make a tv deal that doesn’t have their fans banging their heads with the remote.

  4. Chief says:

    My Comcast CI listing shows San Jose/Anaheim at 10:30 and no sign of the Hawks/Flames.

  5. Scotty says:

    The NHL needs help making a schedule, but I understand its hard. I wish here in the states we had 2 networks covering the games or at least Versus had a sister network it could put games on. Like ESPN has espn2. And I am starting to learn that in Canada they have TSN and TSN2. But does anyone know if Versus is going to join the Carolina/Jersey game after the Rangers choke job is complete? I know at one point they were, but now they took it off their web site.

  6. lookatitright says:

    In my “luxury” hotel room in Detroit, VS is not available. 3 ESPN networks are. There’s a pay-per-game NHLCI but tonight’s CHI-CGY game wasn’t available. At least I’m able to watch the Ducks-Sharks via CBC across the river. I called the desk since VS is listed on the channel listing (replaced by Fox Business) and the guy said “I’m sorry sir, I’m not familiar with that network.”

    Me: “This is Hockeytown right?”
    Him: “Yes sir! This is Hockeytown.”
    Me: “Well VS is the network that carries all the hockey games.”
    Him: “I’ll look in to it.”

    Let’s hear it for VS, Comcast and Gary Bettman!!!

    Oh yeah, not available online either.

  7. Colton says:

    It’s nice being in Canada. 🙂

    Hockey takes up 90% of the sports shows. There’s two major sports networks with playoff games and two other channels with lots of hockey coverage. You guys have no idea how nice it is.

  8. SonicAD says:

    Still can’t find a contact email, so I’ll drop this here… with the West wrapped up partial schedules are showing up… Wings/Ducks Game 1 is Friday at 7 Eastern, Game 2 is Sunday at 2 Eastern.

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