Another Bamboozle Band

No Doubt, who features a singer who’s colored her hair even more than Wrap has:

Local Numbers For Game 7’s

Again, Neil Best is your man for these numbers:

Rangers-Capitals (MSG): 3.02 rating
Hurricanes-Devils (MSG Plus): 1.65 rating

For the night, the Yankees beat everything (barely), while the Rangers bested the Met game that night, and the Devils were in last place.  But hockey made a dent, which makes both teams crapping the bed all the worse.

We’ll get to discussing the Devs Thursday, if you’re into trainwrecks.

NBC Sets Contingency Plan for Saturday

Wyshynski beat me to it, but we’ve had a busy day.  Here’s Neil Best:

What if Saturday’s Penguins-Capitals game on NBC runs late, what with the Kentucky Derby scheduled for early evening on the network?

If the game goes to one overtime, it will remain on NBC.

If it goes beyond one OT, it will switch to Versus, except in Pittsburgh and Washington.

Two years ago, NBC famously sent a game in the Eastern Conference finals over to Versus to switch to Preakness pre-race coverage.

This is an improvement.

CBC’s Round Two Plans

Canucks and Blackhawks meet in Western Conference Semifinal beginning April 30;
Washington and Pittsburgh face-off in Eastern Conference Semifinal beginning May 2
Bring on Round Two! CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA – the country’s only home to the Stanley Cup for 56 years – continues to provide Canadians with the best match-ups from the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs with coverage of the Vancouver Canucks / Chicago Blackhawks Western Conference Semifinal series, starting on Thursday April 30 and the Washington / Pittsburgh Penguins Eastern Conference Semifinal series, beginning Saturday, May 2.
CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA opens Round Two on Thursday, April 30 at 8:30 p.m. ET, with a special edition of Scotiabank Hockey Tonight, followed by the Vancouver Canucks and team captain Roberto Luongo facing off against rising star Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks at GM Place. Jim Hughson will call this Western Conference Semifinal best-of-seven series alongside analyst Craig Simpson, while Scott Oake reports from ice level. 
The Eastern Conference Semifinal series between Washington and Pittsburgh gets underway on CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA on Saturday, May 2 at 1 p.m. ET when two of the NHL’s biggest stars, Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby continue their quest for the Stanley Cup. Play-by-play man Bob Cole and analyst Greg Millen will call the series, as Elliotte Friedman reports from rinkside. (Please see below for complete Round Two broadcast schedule).
Each night during Round Two, Ron MacLean hosts CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA coverage of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs along with Don Cherry, Kelly Hrudey, Mike Milbury and P.J. Stock. Cherry will cover the Vancouver / Chicago series while Hrudey, Milbury and Stock will join MacLean in-studio throughout the second round to provide insight and analysis of all the Conference Semifinal series.  
CBC’s exclusive Punjabi broadcasts continue in Round Two, featuring the Vancouver / Chicago series, live and on demand at  The Punjabi broadcasts will be available free to Bell TV subscribers on channel 249; to Rogers digital cable subscribers in Ontario and New Brunswick on channel 401;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 also presents Stanley Cup Interactive on throughout the entire 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Hall of Fame journalist, Scott Morrison and HNIC Sirius Satellite Radio host, Jeff Marek host live chats with hockey fans across the country from the Stanley Cup I-Desk during all 2009 Stanley Cup Playoff games broadcast on CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA. In addition to extensive coverage on, Kelly Hrudey, Scott Oake, Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek provide members of the on-line community with live insider posts on Twitter and blogs throughout the playoffs.
Hockey fans can now follow the road to the Stanley Cup on their iPhone by visiting  Users will be kept up-to-date on all playoff series with stats, scores and top stories – all at the CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA iPhone site, presented by McDonald’s. 
Hockey Night in Canada Radio on SIRIUS will also offer comprehensive coverage of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on SIRIUS Satellite Radio’s Channel 122 airing Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. ET (encore presentation from 7-10 p.m. ET). Host Jeff Marek will be joined by CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA personalities and other guests throughout the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. With 28 services offered on Radio, Television, the Internet, satellite radio, digital audio, as well as through its record and music distribution service and wireless WAP and SMS messaging services, CBC/Radio-Canada is available how, where, and when Canadians want it.

Your VERSUS Exclusive Telecast Schedule

These games will air on VERSUS ONLY.  Local TV stations will not be allowed to air these games.  Enjoy.

April 30th – Chicago vs. Vancouver, Game 1, 9:00 PM ET
May 1st – Anaheim vs. Detroit, Game 1, 7:00 PM ET
May 3rd – Carolina vs. Boston, Game 2, 7:30 PM ET
May 4th – Pittsburgh vs. Washington, Game 2, 7:00 PM ET
May 6th – Washington vs. Pittsburgh, Game 3, 7:00 PM ET
May 7th – Vancouver vs. Chicago, Game 4, 8:00 PM ET
May 7th – Detroit vs. Anaheim, Game 4, 10:30 PM ET
May 10th – Carolina vs. Boston, Game 5, 7:30 PM ET

Puck the Media’s Official Stanley Cup Playoff Round Two Mega-Schedule

In case you’re wondering, that Wings/Ducks Game 5 (The 5:00 PM one) isn’t airing on VERSUS because that network will be airing IndyCar qualifying.

And NBC has The Players Championship that weekend.  It’s just… impossible… for them… to do anything right.

Here it goes folks, enjoy.  All times ET.

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The Official 2nd Round Schedule…

Is here.

9 AM tomorrow we’ll give you everything.

Dates For Round Two Games; Mega-Schedule Tomorrow at 9:00 AM

We’ll have that ready for tomorrow morning, but for now we’ll give you the dates, and post the other bits and pieces as they come.

EDIT: We have some confirmed times, and we’ll take educated guesses on TV in the U.S. 


May 1 @ Boston, 7:30PM ET
May 3 @ Boston, Likely 7:30PM ET (VERSUS) 
May 6 @ Carolina, Likely 7PM ET 
May 8 @ Carolina, Likely 7PM ET
May 10 @ Boston, Likely, 7PM ET  
May 12 @ Carolina, Likely 7PM ET (VERSUS) 
May 14 @ Boston, Likely 7PM ET


May 2 @ WSH, 1:00 PM ET (NBC)
May 4 @ WSH, Likely 7PM ET (VERSUS)
May 6 @ PIT, Likely 7PM ET (VERSUS)
May 8 @ PIT, Likely 7PM ET (VERSUS)
May 9 @ WSH, Likely 7PM ET (VERSUS)
May 11 @PIT, Likely 7PM ET (VERSUS)
May 13 @ WSH, Likely 7PM ET (VERSUS)


May 1 @ DET, 7:30 PM ET (VERSUS)
May 3 @ DET, 2:00 PM ET (NBC)
May 5 @ ANA, Likely 10:30 PM ET (VERSUS) 
May 7 @ ANA, Likely 10:30 PM ET (VERSUS) 
May 10 @ DET, Likely 7:00 PM ET 
May 12 @ ANA, Likely 10:00 PM ET (VERSUS)
May 14 @ DET, Likely 7:30 PM ET (VERSUS)


Apr. 30 @ VAN, 9:00 PM ET (VERSUS/CBC) 
May 2 @ VAN, 9:00 PM ET (VERSUS/CBC)
May 5 @ CHI, 8:00 PM ET (VERSUS/CBC) 
May 7 @ CHI, 8:00 PM ET (VERSUS/CBC)
May 9 @ VAN, 10:00 PM ET (VERSUS/CBC) 
May 11 @ CHI, 9:00 PM ET 
May 14 @ VAN, 10:00 PM ET (VERSUS/CBC) 

UPDATE: Day-by-Day

April 30th
Chicago vs. Vancouver, Game 1 

May 1 
Carolina vs. Boston, Game 1
Anaheim vs. Detroit, Game 1

May 2
Pittsburgh vs. Washington, Game 1
Chicago vs. Vancouver, Game 2

May 3
Anaheim vs. Detroit, Game 2
Carolina vs. Boston, Game 2

May 4
Pittsburgh vs. Washington, Game 2

May 5
Vancouver vs. Chicago, Game 3
Detroit vs. Anaheim, Game 3

May 6
Boston vs. Carolina, Game 3
Washington vs. Pittsburgh, Game 3

May 7
Vancouver vs. Chicago, Game 4
Detroit vs. Anaheim, Game 4

May 8
Boston vs. Carolina, Game 4
Washington vs. Pittsburgh, Game 4

May 9
Pittsburgh vs. Washington, Game 5
Chicago vs. Vancouver, Game 5

May 10
Carolina vs. Boston, Game 5
Anaheim vs. Detroit, Game 5

May 11
Washington vs. Pittsburgh, Game 6
Vancouver vs. Chicago, Game 6

May 12
Boston vs. Carolina, Game 6
Detroit vs. Anaheim, Game 6

May 13
Pittsburgh vs. Washington, Game 7

May 14
Carolina vs. Boston, Game 7
Anaheim vs. Detroit, Game 7
Chicago vs. Vancouver, Game 7 

We’ll let you guys figure out how unbelievably idiotic some of these are.


Folks, there’s no shame for us in telling you that we’re heartbroken at this very moment.  

I never saw the ’94 Conf. Finals until it was on tape.  This to me, is just the biggest heartbreak I’ve ever felt.

We’ll only be posting stuff like schedules for the rest of the week, then we get the three-day weekend we sort of unintentionally planned.

So for the next couple days, use this thread to post whatever.

Goodnight for now.

Another Band We’re Seeing While We’re Off This Weekend

Ladies and Gentlemen, Bloodhound Gang: