Your Announcers and Open Thread For Night 45 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Boston vs. Vancouver, Game 5, 8:00 p.m. ET

National TV (Canada): CBC
Play by Play: Jim Hughson
Color: Craig Simpson
Inside the Glass: Glenn Healy
Reporters: Scott Oake and Elliotte Friedman

National TV (US): NBC
Play by Play: Mike Emrick
Color: Eddie Olczyk
Inside the Glass: Pierre McGuire


VERSUS To Air Pre-game Coverage For Games 5-7

VERSUS will significantly beef up it’s presence for the rest of the Stanley Cup Final, as they’ll be airing pre-game editions of Hockey Central for the remainder of the series.

The network, which already airs a post-game show after every NBC telecast, will present pre-game shows for Games 5, 6 and 7 tonight, Monday and Wednesday, all at 7:30 p.m. ET. The shows will be hosted by Bill Patrick, with analysis from Keith Jones and Mike Milbury. Pierre McGuire and Darren Pang will report from ice level.

VERSUS will continue to air Hockey Central after Games 5-7, with Patrick and Jones joined by Jeremy Roenick. McGuire and Pang contribute interviews. The Stanley Cup Final games return to NBC starting tonight, with host Dan Patrick.