Your Announcers and Open Thread For Night 16 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Nashville vs. Vancouver, Game 1, 9:00 p.m. ET

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

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

NESN Hits Record Numbers For Game 7

BOSTON, MA – NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, set a new single-game ratings record for Bruins hockey last night with a 17.7 average household rating in the Boston DMA. The game peaked at a 26.6 rating during the 10:00 PM quarter hour as Nathan Horton scored the game winner in overtime to propel the Bruins into the Eastern Conference Semifinals. NESN’s previous best-ever single-game hockey rating was a 14.1, set two years ago on May 14, 2009 in a Game 7 against the Carolina Hurricanes.

NESN’s ratings numbers in most of the key demographic categories also set new network records, including a 21.5 in Men 25-54, 18.3 in Men 18-49, and 15.6 in Adults 25-54.

Best Playoff Series in NESN History

NESN’s coverage of the Bruins-Montreal first round playoff series dominated the Boston television market over the past 2 weeks. NESN’s 7 telecasts averaged an 11.9 household rating, which made it the highest-rated Bruins playoff series in network history. NESN’s Bruins coverage was the top-rated program in the Boston DMA on 4 of the 7 nights. The previous ratings record for a series was set in 2009, when NESN garnered a 9.9 average household rating for the Eastern Conference Semifinal series against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Playoff Pre and Post-Game Shows Also Enjoy Ratings Success

NESN’s ratings success extended beyond the games with impressive pre and post-game ratings throughout the series. Bruins FaceOff LIVE expanded to 60 minutes for the first round of the playoffs and averaged a 2.1 household rating during the series, including a 2.7 before last night’s deciding game. NESN’s post-game show, Bruins Overtime LIVE, averaged a 4.1 household rating that was highlighted by an 8.4 after the Bruins’ exciting Game 7 victory.

“The Bruins have captured the imagination of the region and are playing with an incredible amount of heart, which translates into great television,” said Sean McGrail, NESN President and CEO. “Even though the number of games we will televise in round 2 will decrease due to national network selections, we will continue to provide enhanced and expanded coverage around every Bruins playoff game.”

NESN is scheduled to deliver exclusive regional coverage of Game 4 along with Games 6 and 7 if necessary. Details on NESN’s coverage plans for the entire series will be announced tomorrow.

Penguins To Stay With ROOT Sports Until Sidney Crosby Is 41

ROOT SPORTS and the Pittsburgh Penguins have reached agreement on a long-term television rights deal through the 2028-29 season.

Under the agreement, ROOT SPORTS will be the exclusive rightsholder for Penguins’ regional telecasts and will televise a minimum of 70 regular season games each season. The network also will have the opportunity to carry pre-season and playoff games. All games will be produced and distributed in high definition.

Ratings for Penguins games on ROOT SPORTS have led the NHL’s local TV ratings in the United States for four straight seasons. This season, they achieved a new record with an average rating of 8.68.

“We value our relationship with the Penguins organization and its fans,” said Mark Shuken, president and CEO of DIRECTV Sports Networks, the parent company of ROOT SPORTS. “The passion and following of the Penguins’ fan base consistently rank among the highest in the NHL and that support is evident in our record-setting television ratings over the past four seasons. We are proud to continue our partnership with such a distinguished franchise.”

The long-term television deal comes during a season when the Penguins opened the new CONSOL Energy Center, reached agreement with eight founding corporate partners at the new arena, extended their sellout streak to more than 200 games and sold out all suites and club seats.

“This agreement with our partners at ROOT SPORTS means the future of Penguins hockey in Pittsburgh has never been brighter,” said David Morehouse, CEO and president of the team. “Together, we have been able to lead the NHL in local television ratings in the United States, and we look forward to building on those numbers with ROOT SPORTS creative style and commitment to cutting-edge technology. Combined with our long-term naming rights agreement with CONSOL Energy, and the support of our eight founding partners and 15,000 season ticket holders, we’ve developed a very strong foundation for future success.”

In addition to live and replayed games during each season, ROOT SPORTS will continue to provide a comprehensive and compelling lineup of hockey-related programming – with unique access to the team and its players. In the off-season, ROOT SPORTS will continue to carry original specials focusing on current and former Penguins players and teams.

The 2010-11 season marks the 25th year of the partnership between Pittsburgh’s exclusive regional sports network and the Penguins. Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey are the voices bringing Penguins hockey to more than 2.4 million cable and satellite homes in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland on ROOT SPORTS.

NBC Sports Group Announces Round 2 Coverage, NBC Sends a Second Broadcast Team To San Jose

Other than Hockey Day in America, this will be the first time NBC has used a second broadcast team since April of 2007:

NEW YORK (April 28, 2011)– The NBC Sports Group continues its wall-to-wall coverage of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs with seven Conference Semifinal games over the next four days on NBC and VERSUS. The hockey action begins tonight on VERSUS with an exclusive telecast of Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinal series between the Nashville Predators and the Vancouver Canucks at 9 p.m. ET. Semifinal coverage continues on VERSUS tomorrow night with a double-header featuring Game 1 of the Tampa Bay-Washington series at 7 p.m. ET, the network’s first exclusive game of the playoffs, followed by Game 1 of the Detroit-San Jose series at 10 p.m. ET. Additionally, NBC and VERSUS will air four exclusive games over the weekend, including Game 1 of Boston-Philadelphia this Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.

During the Conference Semifinal round, VERSUS will air at least two exclusive games per series in addition to non-exclusive games. The non-exclusive telecasts will be subject to local blackouts, but can be found on their local regional networks, including Comcast SportsNet California, Mid-Atlantic and Philadelphia which will televise all of their teams’ games in the Semifinal round, except for games chosen to air exclusively on VERSUS or NBC. NBC will air two exclusive games per weekend throughout the Semifinals. VERSUS will share exclusive coverage with NBC of both Conference Finals series. Coverage will culminate with exclusive coverage of the Stanley Cup Final in primetime in June with NBC broadcasting Games 1-2 and 5-7 (if necessary), and VERSUS presenting exclusive coverage of Games 3 and 4.

THIS WEEK:

NBC SPORTS: Coverage starts this Saturday with Eastern Conference action between the Bruins and the Flyers in Game 1 of their series at 3 p.m. ET. On Sunday, NBC Sports presents Game 2 of the Western Conference series between the Detroit Red Wings and the San Jose Sharks at 3 p.m. ET.

Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play) and Eddie Olczyk (analyst) anchor NBC Sports’ coverage on Saturday with Pierre McGuire serving as inside-the-glass analyst. NBC’s studio show will feature host Liam McHugh and analyst Mike Milbury. Sunday’s coverage will be helmed by Dave Strader (play-by-play) with Joe Micheletti (analyst) and Darren Pang calling the action from inside-the-glass. McHugh and Milbury will be joined by McGuire in the studio for Sunday’s telecast.

VERSUS: Playoff coverage begins tonight with exclusive coverage of Game 1 of the Nashville Predators-Vancouver Canucks series. VERSUS’ Friday night telecast includes a double-header with exclusive coverage of Game 1 of the Tampa Bay Lightning against the Washington Capitals at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the San Jose Sharks hosting the Detroit Red Wings at 10 p.m. ET.

VERSUS closes out the week with two exclusive games over the weekend beginning with Game 2 of the Nashville-Vancouver series on Saturday night at 9 p.m. ET and Game 2 between Tampa Bay-Washington on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. (See below for complete Semifinal schedule).

DIGITAL: NBCSports.com and VERSUS.com have combined forces to create a single, robust destination for hockey fans during the NHL Playoffs. The NBC Sports Group consolidated NHL content from both the NBCSports.com and VERSUS.com’s hockey sections onto the rapidly-growing NBCSports.com site. One of the key content areas is ProHockeyTalk, one of NBCSports.com’s popular “Sports Talk” platforms that also include ProFootballTalk, CollegeFootballTalk, HardBallTalk, ProBasketballTalk and ProGolfTalk.

During the playoffs on NBCSports.com, fans can follow all the NHL Playoffs action with live streaming of NBC games, NHL videos, cross-platform promotions, social media and more. Some of the features on NBCSports.com include:

Online-only videos featuring VERSUS and NBC Sports hockey commentators previewing upcoming playoff games and wrapping-up all of the NHL action that day.

“Star-Cam,” which follows marquee players in NBC games, and “Net-Cam,” which provides a unique perspective from behind the goalie.

ProHockeyTalk, which recently had its most-trafficked month ever, will update NHL Playoff news around the clock.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans can also keep up with the NHL playoffs through a variety of NBC Sports and VERSUS social media platforms throughout the postseason. Content will include:

Behind the Scenes: Through the joint “NHL on NBC and VERSUS” Facebook page and @NHLonNBC_VS on Twitter, fans receive exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, interviews and video.

Commentator Tweets: Various NBC and VERSUS commentators will provide Twitter content throughout the playoffs, including occasional in-game Tweets.

Fan Questions: Fans will have the opportunity to ask questions to NBC and VERSUS commentators via Facebook and Twitter.

Team Tabs: Fans who “Like” the joint NBC and VERSUS Facebook page will have the opportunity to play a variety of games and upload fan photos based around each of their favorite teams who made the playoffs. As teams advance in the playoffs, new and more difficult games will challenge fans.

News: Fans can follow NBC and VERSUS Facebook and Twitter accounts to receive the most up to date scores, reports and stories from around the NHL and ProHockeyTalk.

HOCKEY CENTRAL: Each night the network televises a playoff game VERSUS will kick off the broadcast with a Hockey Central pregame show. Hosted by either Bill Patrick or Liam McHugh with Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick, Hockey Central will preview the night’s action around the Stanley Cup Playoffs. To wrap up each night, the Hockey Central postgame show will have the latest highlights, news, analysis, and player interviews. Throughout the playoffs, Hockey Central will continue to feature guest analysts including, Mike Keenan and Mike Milbury.

COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE: Comcast SportsNet, the local home for the Capitals, Flyers and Sharks, will closely follow hometown team playoff progress with pre- and postgame coverage, breaking news and analysis throughout each team’s playoff run.

NBC SPORTS SEMIFINAL SCHEDULE (all times ET)

Saturday, April 30

3 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, Game 1*

Sunday, May 1

3 p.m. Detroit at San Jose, Game 2*

Saturday, May 7

12:30 p.m. **Tampa Bay at Washington, Game 5*

Sunday, May 8

3 p.m. **Boston at Philadelphia, Game 5*

VERSUS SEMIFINAL SCHEDULE (all times ET)

Thursday, April 28

9 p.m. Nashville at Vancouver, Game 1*

Friday, April 29

7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, Game 1*

10 p.m. Detroit at San Jose, Game 1

Saturday, April 30

9 p.m. Nashville at Vancouver, Game 2*

Sunday, May 1

7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, Game 2*

Monday, May 2

7:30 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, Game 2*

Tuesday, May 3

7:30 p.m. TBD

Wednesday, May 4

7 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston, Game 3*

9:30 p.m. (JIP) San Jose at Detroit, Game 3

Thursday, May 5

8:30 p.m. Vancouver at Nashville, Game 4

Friday, May 6

7 p.m. San Jose at Detroit, Game 4*

9:30 p.m. (JIP) Philadelphia at Boston, Game 4

Saturday, May 7

8 p.m. **Nashville at Vancouver, Game 5*

Sunday, May 8

8 p.m. **Detroit at San Jose, Game 5*

Monday, May 9

TBD

Tuesday, May 10

TBD

Wednesday, May 11

TBD

Thursday, May 12

TBD

Game 1 of Predators/Canucks To Air Exclusively on VERSUS In Nashville Tonight

According to the NHL, FS Tennessee has opted not to pick up the game. Therefore, VERSUS’ broadcast of Games 1, 2 and 5 of this series are now exclusive and national. I’ll update the schedules.

Puck the Media’s Conference Semi-Final Super Schedule For Round 2

All times ET. All Games 5-7 if necessary.

United States

Thursday, April 28
9:00
Nashville vs. Vancouver, Game 1 (VERSUS)

Friday, April 29
7:00
Tampa Bay vs. Washington, Game 1 (VERSUS Exclusive)
10:00 Detroit vs. San Jose, Game 1 (VERSUS)

Saturday, April 30
3:00
Boston vs. Philadelphia, Game 1 (NBC)
9:00 Nashville vs. Vancouver, Game 2 (VERSUS Exclusive)

Sunday, May 1
3:00
Detroit vs. San Jose, Game 2 (NBC)
7:00
Tampa Bay vs. Washington, Game 2 (VERSUS Exclusive)

Monday, May 2
7:30
Boston vs. Philadelphia, Game 2 (VERSUS Exclusive)

Tuesday, May 3
TBD
Washington vs. Tampa Bay, Game 3 (VERSUS)
TBD
Vancouver vs. Nashville, Game 3 (VERSUS)

Wednesday, May 4
7:00
Philadelphia vs. Boston, Game 3 (VERSUS Exclusive)
8:00 San Jose vs. Detroit, Game 3 (VERSUS, Joined in Progress)

Thursday, May 5
TBD
Vancouver vs. Nashville, Game 4 (VERSUS)

Friday, May 6
7:00
San Jose vs. Detroit, Game 4 (VERSUS Exclusive)
8:00
Philadelphia vs. Boston, Game 4 (VERSUS, Joined in Progress) 

Saturday, May 7
12:30
Tampa Bay vs. Washington, Game 5 (NBC)
8:00
Nashville vs. Vancouver, Game 5 (VERSUS Exclusive)

Sunday, May 8
3:00
Boston vs. Philadelphia, Game 5 (NBC)
8:00
Detroit vs. San Jose, Game 5 (VERSUS Exclusive)

Monday, May 9
TBD
Washington vs. Tampa Bay, Game 6 (VERSUS)
TBD
Vancouver vs. Nashville, Game 6 (VERSUS)

Tuesday, May 10
TBD
Philadelphia vs. Boston, Game 6 (VERSUS)
TBD
San Jose vs. Detroit, Game 6 (VERSUS)

Wednesday, May 11
7:00/7:30 Tampa Bay vs. Washington, Game 7 (VERSUS)
10:00/9:00
Nashville vs. Vancouver, Game 7 (VERSUS)

Thursday, May 12
7:00/7:30
Boston vs. Philadelphia, Game 7 (VERSUS)
10:00/9:00
Detroit vs. San Jose, Game 7 (VERSUS)

Canada

Thursday, April 28
9:00 
Nashville vs. Vancouver, Game 1 (CBC)

Friday, April 29
7:00 
Tampa Bay vs. Washington, Game 1 (TSN)
10:00 Detroit vs. San Jose, Game 1 (TSN)

Saturday, April 30
3:00 
Boston vs. Philadelphia, Game 1 (CBC)
9:00 Nashville vs. Vancouver, Game 2 (CBC)

Sunday, May 1
3:00 
Detroit vs. San Jose, Game 2 (TSN)
7:00 
Tampa Bay vs. Washington, Game 2 (CBC)

Monday, May 2
7:30 
Boston vs. Philadelphia, Game 2 (TSN)

Tuesday, May 3
TBD 
Washington vs. Tampa Bay, Game 3 (TSN)
TBD 
Vancouver vs. Nashville, Game 3 (CBC)

Wednesday, May 4
7:00 
Philadelphia vs. Boston, Game 3 (CBC)
8:00 San Jose vs. Detroit, Game 3 (TSN)

Thursday, May 5
TBD 
Vancouver vs. Nashville, Game 4 (CBC)

Friday, May 6
7:00 
San Jose vs. Detroit, Game 4 (TSN)
8:00 
Philadelphia vs. Boston, Game 4 (CBC) 

Saturday, May 7
12:30 
Tampa Bay vs. Washington, Game 5 (TSN)
8:00 
Nashville vs. Vancouver, Game 5 (CBC)

Sunday, May 8
3:00 
Boston vs. Philadelphia, Game 5 (CBC)
8:00 
Detroit vs. San Jose, Game 5 (TSN)

Monday, May 9
TBD 
Washington vs. Tampa Bay, Game 6 (TSN)
TBD 
Vancouver vs. Nashville, Game 6 (CBC)

Tuesday, May 10
TBD 
Philadelphia vs. Boston, Game 6 (CBC)
TBD 
San Jose vs. Detroit, Game 6 (TSN)

Wednesday, May 11
7:00/7:30 Tampa Bay vs. Washington, Game 7 (TSN)
10:00/9:00 
Nashville vs. Vancouver, Game 7 (CBC)

Thursday, May 12
7:00/7:30 
Boston vs. Philadelphia, Game 7 (CBC)
10:00/9:00 
Detroit vs. San Jose, Game 7 (TSN)

I Don’t Know What the Hell Jack Edwards is Talking About Either, but I Enjoy It

I sent this to my friend Samantha last night. She is in no way a hockey fan, but contributed this point, that I felt was very funny and possibly an explanation: “ROYAL WEDDING FEVER has claimed it’s first casualty.”

So see, it isn’t Jack who’s crazy …

VERSUS/NBC Exclusive Game Schedule For Round Two

These are games that WILL NOT air on your local regional sports network. These are games that will air only on VERSUS or NBC during the Conference Semifinals. Enjoy.

Washington vs. Tampa Bay
Game 1 –
Friday, April 29, 7:00 p.m. ET (VERSUS)
Game 2 – Sunday, May 1, 7:00 p.m. ET (VERSUS)
Game 5 – Saturday, May 7, 12:30 p.m. ET (NBC)

Philadelphia vs. Boston
Game 1 –
Saturday, April 30, 3:00 p.m. ET (NBC)
Game 2 – Monday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. ET (VERSUS)
Game 3 – Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 p.m. ET (VERSUS)
Game 5 – Sunday, May 8, 3:00 p.m. ET (NBC)

Vancouver vs. Nashville
Game 2 –
Saturday, April 30, 9:00 p.m. ET (VERSUS)
Game 5 – Saturday, May 7, 8:00 p.m. ET (VERSUS)

San Jose vs. Detroit
Game 2 –
Sunday, May 1, 3:00 p.m. ET (NBC)
Game 4 – Friday, May 6, 7:00 p.m. ET (VERSUS)
Game 5 – Sunday, May 8, 8:00 p.m. ET (VERSUS)

CBC Is Raring To Go

After record breaking audiences for Round One, the top eight remaining teams get ready for Round Two as CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA continues to provide hockey fans with exclusive coverage of the Canucks in the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Starting on Thursday, April 28, CBC will carry the Vancouver (#1) / Nashville (#5) Western Conference Semifinal series and the Philadelphia (#2) / Boston (#3) Eastern Conference Semifinal series, beginning Saturday, April 30, excluding Game Two due to network coverage of the Canadian Federal Election. In its place, CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA will air Game Two of the Washington (#1) / Tampa Bay (#5) series on Sunday, May 1 at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT.

The puck drops on Thursday, April 28 at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT with the Western Conference Semifinal series opener between Vancouver and Nashville. Play-by-play man Jim Hughson and analyst Craig Simpson will call the series with Scott Oake reporting from rinkside and Glenn Healy between the benches as Roberto Luongo and the Canucks look to continue their quest for the Stanley Cup versus Shea Weber and the Predators.

The Eastern Conference Semifinals get underway on Saturday, April 30, at 3 p.m. ET/ 12 noon PT as the Philadelphia Flyers and veteran Chris Pronger square off against the Boston Bruins and goaltender Tim Thomas. Bob Cole will call this Eastern Conference Semifinal best-of-seven series alongside analyst Garry Galley, while Elliotte Friedman reports from ice level. Scotiabank Hockey Tonight returns to CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA that night at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT to set up Game Two of the Canucks/Predators series.

Each night during Round Two, Ron MacLean hosts CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA coverage of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs along with Don Cherry, Mike Milbury, Kelly Hrudey and P.J. Stock. Cherry, Hrudey and Stock will join MacLean in-studio throughout the second round to provide insight and analysis of all the Conference Semifinal series.

CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA continues to go live and interactive throughout the Playoffs on cbcsports.ca/hockey. Each CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA broadcast is streamed live and on-demand at cbcports.ca/hockey, where hockey fans can catch up to the minute news, features, previews, highlights and analysis for every game.

Hockey Night in Canada Radio on SIRIUS with host Jeff Marek will also offer comprehensive coverage of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs on SIRIUS Satellite Radio’s Channel 97 airing Monday through Friday from 3 – 6 p.m. ET (encore presentation from 7-10 p.m. ET). As of Wednesday May 4 Hockey Night in Canada Radio on SIRIUS will be moving to Channel 157.

CBC’s exclusive Punjabi broadcasts continue in Round Two, featuring the Vancouver / Nashville series, live and on demand at CBCSports.ca. The Punjabi broadcasts will be available on Rogers – Channel 385, Telus – Channel 131, Shaw Cable – Channel 328, Shaw Direct – Classic 480 and Advanced 429. Viewers should contact their local service provider for more details. Harnarayan Singh will handle play-by-play duties while Amarinder Singh, will provide analysis.

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada is celebrating 75 years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada.

Here’s the Full NHL Press Release On Round 2

NEW YORK (April 27, 2011) – The National Hockey League today announced the dates, starting times and national broadcast coverage for the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff Conference Semifinal round, which begins Thursday, April 28, when the Vancouver Canucks host the Nashville Predators. On Friday, April 29, the Washington Capitals host the Tampa Bay Lightning and the San Jose Sharks host the Detroit Red Wings. Saturday, April 30, the Philadelphia Flyers host the Boston Bruins in Game One of that series. CBC, TSN and RDS televise nationally in Canada. NBC and VERSUS provide national television coverage in the United States, with VERSUS providing exclusive coverage of two games in each series.

2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

SERIES I TIME (ET) #1 Washington vs. #5 Tampa Bay Network

Friday, April 29, 2011 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington VERSUS**, TSN

Sunday, May 1, 2011 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington VERSUS**, CBC

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 TBD Washington at Tampa Bay VERSUS, TSN

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 7 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay TSN

*Saturday, May 7, 2011 12:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington NBC, TSN

*Monday, May 9, 2011 TBD Washington at Tampa Bay VERSUS, TSN

*Wednesday, May 11, 2011 TBD Tampa Bay at Washington VERSUS, TSN

SERIES J TIME (ET) #2 Philadelphia vs. #3 Boston Network

Saturday, April 30, 2011 3 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia NBC, CBC

Monday, May 2, 2011 7:30 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia VERSUS**, TSN

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston VERSUS**, CBC

Friday, May 6, 2011 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston VERSUS (JIP), CBC

*Sunday, May 8, 2011 3 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia NBC, CBC

*Tuesday, May 10, 2011 TBD Philadelphia at Boston VERSUS, CBC

*Thursday, May 12, 2011 TBD Boston at Philadelphia VERSUS, CBC

2011 WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

SERIES K TIME (ET) #1 Vancouver vs. #5 Nashville Network

Thursday, April 28, 2011 9 p.m. Nashville at Vancouver CBC, VERSUS

Saturday, April 30, 2011 9 p.m. Nashville at Vancouver CBC, VERSUS**

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 TBD Vancouver at Nashville CBC, VERSUS

Thursday, May 5, 2011 TBD Vancouver at Nashville CBC, VERSUS

*Saturday, May 7, 2011 8 p.m. Nashville at Vancouver CBC, VERSUS**

*Monday, May 9, 2011 TBD Vancouver at Nashville CBC, VERSUS

*Wednesday, May 11, 2011 TBD Nashville at Vancouver CBC, VERSUS

SERIES L TIME (ET) #2 San Jose vs. #3 Detroit Network

Friday, April 29, 2011 10 p.m. Detroit at San Jose VERSUS, TSN

Sunday, May 1, 2011 3 p.m. Detroit at San Jose NBC, TSN

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 8 p.m. San Jose at Detroit VERSUS (JIP), TSN

Friday, May 6, 2011 7 p.m. San Jose at Detroit VERSUS**, TSN

*Sunday, May 8, 2011 8 p.m. Detroit at San Jose VERSUS**, TSN

*Tuesday, May 10, 2011 TBD San Jose at Detroit VERSUS, TSN

*Thursday, May 12, 2011 TBD Detroit at San Jose VERSUS, TSN

* If necessary VERSUS** denotes exclusive telecast JIP – Joined In Progress ALL TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN TIME