Your Announcers and Open Thread for Night One of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, Game 1, 7:30 p.m. ET

US National TV: NBCSN
Play by Play: Mike Emrick
Inside the Glass: Pierre McGuire

Canada National TV: TSN
Play by Play: Gord Miller
Inside the Glass: Ray Ferraro

Philadelphia Local: CSN Philadelphia
Play by Play: Jim Jackson
Color: Bill Clement
Inside the Glass: Steve Coates

Pittsburgh Local: ROOT Sports Pittsburgh
Play by Play: Paul Steigerwald
Color: Bob Errey
Reporter: Dan Potash

Detroit vs. Nashville, Game 1, 8:00 p.m. ET

US National TV: CNBC
Play by Play: Dave Strader
Inside the Glass: Brian Engblom

Canada National TV: CBC
Play by Play: Mark Lee
Color: Kevin Weekes

Detroit Local: FS Detroit
Play by Play: Ken Daniels
Color: Mickey Redmond

Nashville Local: SportSouth
Play by Play: Pete Weber
Color: Terry Crisp

Los Angeles vs. Vancouver, Game 1, 10:30 p.m. ET

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

US National TV: NBCSN
Play by Play: John Forslund
Inside the Glass: Brian Hayward

Los Angeles Local: KCOP-13
Play by Play: Bob Miller
Color: Jim Fox
Reporter: Patrick O’Neal


15 Responses to Your Announcers and Open Thread for Night One of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs

  1. leafsfan1967 says:

    John Forslund wouldn’t have been my first choice for the late game, but I’m SO GRATEFUL there is no Joe Benihaha from Washington this year.

    • This is why I feel sorry for Capitals fans who have to deal with year-round. I’m hoping that NBCSN felt like it had to have a crew in Vancouver for opening night, and let the CBC take over. I thought I read somewhere that Forslund (and maybe Hayward) were doing the Ottawa games 2-4. Glad the games are on and in HD, but would rather have CBC feeds.

      • leafsfan1967 says:

        I agree about preferring CBC but I’m not surprised NBCSN has their own crew in Vancouver.

      • Jason says:

        Brian Hayward? Ugh he annoys me wish it had been Mcnabb or pang or rob ray

      • nosferatu says:

        Oh, dear god, Brian Hayward is THE WORST.

        I can’t believe someone watched him and thought, Yes–let’s give this guy a national stage!

  2. Stu Dolgon says:

    Philadelphia Local: CSN Philadelphia
    Play by Play: Jim Jackson
    Color: Bill Clement
    Inside the Glass: Gary Doernhoffer (NOT) It’s Steve Coates as usual.

    • stevelepore says:

      My bad, forgot which was which.

      • Stu Dolgon says:

        I’d rather watch NBCSN, but living in Mercer County, I’m considered by the NHL as being in *both* NYC and Philadelphia markets.

      • Stu Dolgon says:

        No Inside the Glass for Flyers TV. Coates is at ice level, but not in the normal between-the-benches location. No room there with McGuire and Ferraro working at that location.

    • A Moose says:

      Um, the man’s name is spelt Dornhoefer. Not sure where got that piece of information from but Dorny hasn’t been on air in many many years. Also as someone said Coatesy in a different location than ‘inside the glass”.

      The pundits might wish to make you think it’s cause of the NBCSN and CBC getting priorities due their being network. In fact it’s because if there was a repeat of the occurances from the penultimate game between these two teams, Coates would tune Mc Guire up.

  3. Stu Dolgon says:

    Go figure. My NBCSN HD feed is alternate programming, 1972 Summit Series. My NBCSN SD feed is Flyers-Penguins.

  4. Just a heads-up. Andi Petrillo is CBC’s rinkside reporter on NSH-DET not BOS-WSH (was a late change). Also, Ryan Rishaug is TSN’s reporter for the PHI-PIT series.

  5. bmitchelf says:

    Looks like Comcast subscribers were screwed over this evening. Different excuses from their employees included a “technical issue” with NBC and “blackout restrictions.” Morons.

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