Your Announcers and Open Thread For Night Six of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Game 3: Philadelphia vs. Buffalo, 7:00 PM ET

National TV (US): VERSUS (HD)
Play by Play: Kenny Albert
Inside the Glass: Darren Pang

National TV (Canada): TSN (HD)

Game 3: Boston vs. Montreal, 7:30 PM ET

National TV (Canada): CBC (HD)
Play by Play: Bob Cole
Color: Gary Galley
Inside the Glass: Glenn Healy
Reporter: Elliotte Friedman

Game 3: Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay, 7:30 PM ET

National TV (Canada): CHEX (HD)
Play by Play: Dean Brown
Color: Greg Millen
Reporter: Cassie Campbell-Pascal

Game 3: Detroit vs. Phoenix, 10:30 PM ET

National TV (US): VERSUS (HD)
Play by Play: John Forslund
Inside the Glass: Brian Engblom

National TV (Canada): CBC (HD)
Play by Play: Mark Lee
Color: Kevin Weekes
Reporter: Mitch Peacock

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11 Responses to Your Announcers and Open Thread For Night Six of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs

  1. I can confirm that Chris Cuthbert and Pierre McGuire will call PHI-BUF for TSN.

    Also, there is no HD version of CHEX, so PIT-TB isn’t available in HD in Canada.

  2. Stephen says:

    Stevelepore, did you heard the news that Turner Sports decided to not bid for the NHL rights. So it means its now between NBC and ESPN to fight for the rights. But like I said, NBC and VERSUS are going to win the rights again.

    • stevelepore says:

      I’m working on getting the writer of that story to send me the full piece for those who aren’t subscribers. We’ll see.

      • Stephen says:

        Update: the NBC Sports Group have retained the rights to the NHL for ten more years. Beating out ESPN for it.

    • nosferatu says:

      Is FX still considered to be in the mix? I would think as maybe a second cable partner. Still holding out hope on that front! Look at tonight–three excellent games on simultaneously, so only one is available to a national audience (excluding those with Center Ice/Gamecenter Live).

      • Stephen says:

        Nope. Because Fox earlier this month have decided to not bid for the NHL rights.

      • nosferatu says:

        I don’t remember hearing that, but it’s too bad. So in other words, unless there’s a surprise ménage à trois involving the NHL, Comcast, and ESPN, we’re basically looking at the same television situation we’re in now, eh?

        I don’t see Comcast *not* matching any offer by ESPN. It’ll be really disappointing if the new TV deal brings more money to the league but not more coverage to the fans.

  3. leafsfan1967 says:

    >>It’ll be really disappointing if the new TV deal brings more money to the league but not more coverage to the >>fans.

    Well said.

  4. leafsfan1967 says:

    So it looks like the inevitable has happened and we are in for ten more years of Versus/NBC

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/NBC-Versus-win-NHL-TV-rights-in-war-vs-ESPN-s?urn=nhl-wp2944

    So, what do we all make of this?

  5. Mike in Idaho says:

    You would think with all this money that maybe the NHL could give us Canadian HD on NHL CI.

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