A Puck the Media Announcement is Coming Tomorrow

There’s some business to take care of tomorrow.

I will be on the Brady and Lang show on Sportsnet 590 in Toronto at 6:45 a.m. ET. There’s some stuff to announce, change is coming, and tomorrow will be the end of an era. There’ll be a post around 10 a.m. ET explaining it, and then we’ll all move forward.

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Rangers/Devils Game 4 Hits Series Low

The Eastern Conference Final took a dip in viewers in Game 4.

Game 4 between the Rangers and Devils drew 1.26 million viewers on NBC Sports Network, drawing a series low. There is no comparison going back to last year, as Game 4 between the Bruins and Lightning was on NBC.

The 2012 Eastern Conference Final has averaged 1.29 million viewers over three broadcasts on NBC Sports Network. This is down 16% from the first three broadcasts of the 2011 Eastern Conference Final on VERSUS, which averaged 1.5 million through games 1, 2 and 3. At least a 2-2 series will likely guarantee better numbers for Wednesday’s Game 5.

2012 Eastern Conference Final on NBC Sports Network

Game 1 (5/14/12): 1.28 million
Game 2 (5/16/12): 1.34 million
Game 4 (5/21/12): 1.26 million

Games Drawing Over One Million Viewers During the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Cable

1. NY Rangers vs. Washington, Game 3 (5/2/12, NBCSN): 1.85 million
2. Washington vs. NY Rangers, Game 7 (5/12/12, NBCSN):
1.68 million
3. Philadelphia vs. New Jersey, Game 3 (5/3/12, NBCSN): 1.66 million
t4. Washington vs. NY Rangers, Game 5 (5/7/12, NBCSN):
1.65 million
t4. NY Rangers vs. Washington, Game 6 (5/9/12, NBCSN):
1.65 million
6. Philadelphia vs. New Jersey, Game 4 (5/6/12, NBCSN):
1.63 million
7. Washington vs. NY Rangers, Game 2 (4/30/12, NBCSN): 
1.53 million
8. New Jersey vs. NY Rangers, Game 2 (5/16/12, NBCSN): 1.34 million
9. Washington vs. Boston, Game 7 (4/25/12, NBCSN): 
1.32 million
10. New Jersey vs. Philadelphia, Game 5 (5/8/12, NBCSN): 1.31 million
11. New Jersey vs. Philadelphia, Game 2 (5/1/12, NBCSN): 
1.29 million
12. New Jersey vs. NY Rangers, Game 1 (5/14/12, NBCSN): 1.28 million
13. NY Rangers vs. New Jersey, Game 4 (5/21/12, NBCSN):
1.26 million
14. Los Angeles vs. Phoenix, Game 1 (5/13/12, NBCSN):
1.10 million
15. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, Game 5 (4/20/12, NBCSN): 
1.07 million
16. Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, Game 4 (4/18/12, NBCSN): 1.03 million

(Source: TV By the Numbers)

Your Announcers and Open Thread for Night 39 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Los Angeles vs. Phoenix, Game 5, 9:00 p.m. ET

US National TV: NBC Sports Network
Play by Play: Dave Strader
Color: Darren Pang
Inside the Glass: Brian Engblom

Canada National TV: CBC
Play by Play: Bob Cole
Color: Gary Galley
Reporter: Scott Oake

NHL Releases Stanley Cup Final Schedule

Via NHL.com:


Game 1, May 30th, 8 p.m. ET
@ Eastern Champ
TV:
NBC, CBC, RDS

Game 2, June 2nd, 8 p.m. ET
@Eastern Champ
TV: NBC, CBC, RDS

Game 3, June 4th, 8 p.m. ET
@Western Champ
TV: NBC Sports Network, CBC, RDS

Game 4, June 6th, 8 p.m. ET
@Western Champ
TV: NBC Sports Network, CBC, RDS

Game 5, June 9th, 8 p.m. ET*
@Eastern Champ
TV: NBC, CBC, RDS

Game 6, June 11th, 8 p.m. ET*
@Western Champ
TV: NBC, CBC, RDS

Game 7, June 13th, 8 p.m. ET*
@Eastern Champ
TV: NBC, CBC, RDS