CBC Tabs Cole to Call Canadiens-Flyers Among Highlights of 3rd Round Coverage

The Montreal Canadiens carry the hopes and dreams of La Belle Provence and a nation as they remain in the hunt for hockey’s Holy Grail, and CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA is ready to cover all of the action with Round Three of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs –the last stop on the road to the Stanley Cup Final.

Starting on Sunday, May 16 CBC will have all the action from the Philadelphia (#7)/Montreal (#8) Eastern Conference Final series, along with Game Four, and if necessary, Five, Six and Seven from the San Jose (#1) vs. Chicago (#2) Western Conference Final series, beginning Sunday May 23.

The Eastern Conference Final gets underway on CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA on Sunday, May 16, with Hockey Tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by Philadelphia facing off against red hot goaltender Jaroslav Halak and the Montreal Canadiens. Play-by-play man Bob Cole and analyst Garry Galley will call the series with Glenn Healy between the benches and Elliotte Friedman reporting from rinkside. Jim Hughson will call the Western Conference Final best-of-seven series between San Jose and Chicago, alongside analyst Craig Simpson, while Scott Oake and Kelly Hrudey report from ice level.

Each night during Round Three of the Philadelphia/Montreal series, Ron MacLean hosts CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA coverage of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs on location with legendary Don Cherry, with insight and analysis from P.J. Stock throughout both Conference Final series.

CBC’s exclusive Punjabi broadcasts continue in Round Three, featuring the Eastern Conference Final series, live and on demand at CBCSports.ca. The Punjabi broadcasts will be available free to Bell TV subscribers on channel 249; selected games for Rogers Digital Cable subscribers in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador on channel 385, 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 continues to go live and interactive throughout the Playoffs on CBCSports.ca/stanleycup. In addition to each broadcast available online live and on-demand, each day at 1 p.m. ET throughout the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs Hockey Night in Canada Online keeps fans in the game with the latest news, scores, stats, and highlights. Plus, throughout Round Three and the Stanley Cup Final, CBCSports.ca/stanleycup will present an exclusive online post-game show following each broadcast, presenting highlights each night, exclusive interviews, and much more.



All series best of seven. All games full network. Schedule subject to change.


G1 – Montreal @ Philadelphia. Sun, May 16 @ 6:30 p.m. ET starting with Hockey Tonight

G2 – Montreal @ Philadelphia, Tues, May 18 @ 7 p.m. ET

G3 – Philadelphia @ Montreal, Thurs, May 20 @ 6:30 p.m. ET starting with Hockey Tonight

G4 – Philadelphia @ Montreal, Sat, May 22 @ 3 p.m. ET

G5** – Montreal @ Philadelphia, Mon, May 24 @ 7 p.m. ET

G6** – Philadelphia @ Montreal, Wed, May 26 @ 7 p.m. ET

G7** – Montreal @ Philadelphia, Fri, May 28 @ 6:30 p.m. ET starting with Hockey Tonight


G4 – San Jose @ Chicago, Sun, May 23 @ 3 p.m. ET

G5** – Chicago @ San Jose, Tues, May 25 @ 9 p.m. ET

G6** – San Jose @ Chicago, Thurs, May 27 @ 8 p.m. ET

G7** – Chicago @ San Jose, Sat, May 29 @ 7:30 p.m. ET starting with Hockey Tonight

2 Responses to CBC Tabs Cole to Call Canadiens-Flyers Among Highlights of 3rd Round Coverage

  1. leafsfan1967 says:

    Interesting to say the least that Bob Cole is getting the Habs series. Obviously the CBC thinks that Mr. Cole “still has it”. I’m happy for Cole who has had a great career.

  2. Jack Wessel says:

    Bob Cole absolutely destroys the game for Canadiens fans. I don’t mind that he is a big Leaf’s fan – I pull of the Leaf’s sometimes too – but it is galling to have Cole put down our Canadiens (“he got away with one there” – “the Canadiens are lucky to have escaped that one” – “they are skating the Canadiens into the ice”) If you couldn’t see the score board you would think the Canadiens opposition must be winning every game. Shame on the CBC – let’s cut the public funding.

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