Your TV Guide and Open Thread For an Off Day… Wait, You Mean There’s Hockey Tonight?

7:30 PM ET, Pittsburgh vs. Carolina, Game 4 (PIT Leads 3-0)

NOTE: NHL Network is airing a special pre-game edition of On the Fly at 7:00 PM ET, so check that out.

National TV (US): VERSUS (HD)
Play by Play: Joe Beninati
Color: Daryl Reaugh
Reporter: Chris Simpson

National TV (CANADA): CBC (HD)
Play by Play: Bob Cole
Color: Greg Millen
Reporter: Elliotte Friedman


It’s Not Charity, It’s More Like a Simple Thank You

If you value quality hockey blogging (and The Puck Stops Here) you should help out Paul Kukla.  That is all that needs to be said.

NBC’s Ratings Predictably Drop For Game 4 Stinker

According to NBC Spokesman Brian Walker, the network’s telecast of Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals drew a 1.5/4 overnight rating.  This is down quite a bit from the 2.0/5 that Game 1 drew, but keep in mind that Game 4 was a blowout that likely lost a lot of viewers along the way.

So we have our final search for ratings on NBC this season.  For the Finals, we’ll have overnight ratings from the numerous reporters who do primetime ratings on the various sites.  Thank you for letting us report this info to you this season, we’ll look forward to next year.

These Off Days Are Destroying Our Will

That is all.  We really don’t have anything new to say about the off days.  Except that they’re awful.  We really have no desire to watch Game 4 tonight, or Game 5 tomorrow.  Way to bolster my apathy NHL.

Anyway, it’ll be a light day.  We do promise you the ratings to Detroit/Chicago on NBC.  That you definitely will see.  Otherwise, look for something before the open thread, but hockey is definitely bugging us lately.