Please Note…

Game 2 is actually still TBD, but it will be a primetime start.  Just remember that primetime begins at 7PM ET on Sundays…

Your Official Stanley Cup Finals Schedule

Game 1 – May 30th @Detroit, 8:00 PM (NBC/CBC/RDS)
Game 2 – May 31st @Detroit, TBD (NBC/CBC/RDS)
Game 3 – June 2nd @Pittsburgh, 8:00 PM (VERSUS/CBC/RDS)
Game 4 – June 4th @Pittsburgh, 8:00 PM (VERSUS/CBC/RDS)
Game 5 – June 6th @Detroit, 8:00 PM (NBC/CBC/RDS)
Game 6 – June 9th @Pittsburgh, 8:00 PM (NBC/CBC/RDS)
Game 7 – June 12th @Detroit, 8:00 PM (NBC/CBC/RDS)

Your Initial Stanley Cup Finals Schedule

Game 1 – May 30th at Detroit, 8:00 PM (NBC/CBC)
Game 2 – May 31st at Detroit, 8:00 PM (NBC/CBC)
Game 3 – June 2nd at Pittsburgh, 8:00 PM (VERSUS/CBC)
Game 4 – June 4th at Pittsburgh, 8:00 PM (VERSUS/CBC)

Your TV Guide and Open Thread For What We Hope is the Final Game of the Conference Finals

7:30 PM ET, Chicago vs. Detroit, Game 5 (DET Leads 3-1)

National TV (US): VERSUS (HD)
Play by Play: Mike Emrick
Color: Eddie Olczyk
Reporter: Bob Harwood

National TV (CANADA): CBC (HD)
Play by Play: Jim Hughson
Color: Craig Simpson
Reporter: Scott Oake

The Red Wings “Shaking in Their Boots” and Other Thoughts on Game 4

  • Congrats to Daryl Reaugh, who achieved a new level of fame as an analyst this playoff season, covering two of the three premiere non-SCF series this season (PIT/WSH and PIT/CAR) and dropping a dose of Razor-y wisdom on everything he said.  And he made a moment stick, too.  Such as Maxime Talbot’s freak goal, when Razor noted: “O.M.G.”.  Razor provided an excellent dose of humor throughout the postseason, and actually knows how to drop a joke on the people.  Which brings us to…
  • The utter stupidity and epic fail-ness of the VERSUS studio show.  Not only do they try to make jokey references (and bad ones at that), but they say them as if they aren’t a joke!  Brian Engblom’s “Let the Geno out of the bottle” reference just sounded like he was reading off a cue card.  All three of these miscreants need to be terminated at the end of the season, cause I simply can’t stand to hear another word.
  • Usually, we won’t go after Bill Patrick, but he had a moment of fantastical stupidity during the postgame, when he uttered that whoever faces the Penguins in the Finals will be “shaking in their boots”.  Really, Bill?  The Stanley Cup Champion Red Wings shaking in their boots?  Please, good Lord, think before you ever say another word in your life.