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

Florida vs. New Jersey, Game 3, 7:00 p.m. ET

US National TV: NHL Network

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

Florida Local: FS Florida
Play by Play: Steve Goldstein
Color: Bill Lindsay
Reporter: Craig Minnervini

New Jersey Local: MSG Plus
Play by Play: Steve Cangialosi
Color: Chico Resch
Reporter: Deb Placey

Nashville vs. Detroit, Game 4, 7:30 p.m. ET

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

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

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

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

Phoenix vs. Chicago, Game 3, 9:00 p.m. ET

US National TV: CNBC
Play by Play: Kenny Albert
Inside the Glass: Joe Micheletti

Canada National TV: TSN

Phoenix Local: FS Arizona
Play by Play: Matt McConnell
Color: Tyson Nash
Reporter: Todd Walsh

Chicago Local: CSN Chicago
Play by Play: Pat Foley
Color: Eddie Olczyk
Reporter: Sarah Kustok


Stanley Cup Playoff Viewership on CNBC Through Saturday

All these numbers come to us via the fabulous John Ourand, who also mentioned that hockey made up CNBC’s 2nd and 3rd most watched programs last week.

Wednesday, April 11
Detroit vs. Nashville, Game 1 – 336,000

Thursday, April 12
San Jose vs. St. Louis, Game 1 – 320,000

Friday, April 13
Detroit vs. Nashville, Game 2 – 235,000

Saturday, April 14
San Jose vs. St. Louis, Game 2 – 259,000

NBCSN Up Again On Night Three as Kings/Canucks Sees a Spike in Viewership

Hollywood’s hockey club upsetting the reigning Western Conference champions added to NBC Sports Network’s ratings increase, while the Keystone State massacre continued to draw big numbers.

Friday night’s Stanley Cup Playoff doubleheader on NBC Sports Network averaged 708,000 viewers, up 18% from the year-ago doubleheader, which averaged 584,000 on April 15, 2011.

The early game, the second of the best-of-seven between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, drew 795,000 viewers. While this was down 7% from Game 1 on Wednesday, it was up 24% from the comparable early game last year (NYR/WSH, Game 2: 606,000). Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have (up until press time) drawn the two most-watched games on NBCSN so far this post-season, as well as the most-watched on NBC for Game 3.

Game two between the Kings and Canucks saw a spike in viewership. The Kings second straight win scored 622,000 viewers. This was up 25% from Game 1 of the series on Wednesday, and up 10% from last year’s comparable game (CHI/VAN, Game 2: 562,000).

CNBC’s numbers for their Detroit/Nashville broadcast are unavailable as of now but will be updated as soon as I get them.

(Source: Son of the Bronx)

Top 5 Stanley Cup Playoff Broadcasts on Cable, Through 4/13/12
1. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, Game 1 (4/11/12, NBCSN):
2. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, Game 2 (4/13/12, NBCSN): 795,000
3. Los Angeles vs. Vancouver, Game 2 (4/13/12, NBCSN): 622,000
4. Washington vs. Boston, Game 1 (4/12/12, NBCSN): 576,000
5. Chicago vs. Phoenix, Game 1 (4/12/12, NBCSN): 499,000