Original Six Heavyweights Boston and Detroit Headline TSN’s First Round Coverage of the 2014 STANLEY CUP® PLAYOFFS

— April 14, 2014

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TORONTO (April 14, 2014) – An Original Six series featuring Boston and Detroit facing off in their first playoff matchup since 1957 highlights TSN’s NHL Playoffs coverage, as Canada’s Sports Leader today confirmed its complete broadcast schedule for the First Round of the 2014 STANLEY CUP® PLAYOFFS (click here or see below for complete broadcast schedule).  

Along with exclusive English-language coverage of the Boston-Detroit series in Canada, TSN’s First Round coverage also includes the Philadelphia-NY Rangers, Colorado- Minnesota, and Anaheim-Dallas series showcasing some of the NHL’s biggest stars, including Henrik Lundqvist, Claude Giroux, Pavel Datsyuk, as well as Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games gold medallists Rick Nash, Matt Duchene, Jamie Benn, Patrice Bergeron, and Martin St. Louis.

NHL ON TSN Guest Analyst
Joining NHL ON TSN as a guest analyst for the First Round is Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo. The two-time Olympic gold medallist will be in the TSN Studio to provide his insight and analysis during the opening round of the 2014 STANLEY CUP® PLAYOFFS.

Broadcast Coverage
TSN’s coverage of the 2014 STANLEY CUP® PLAYOFFS gets underway on Wednesday, April 16 – the opening night of the NHL Playoffs – with Game 1: Dallas @ Anaheim at 10 p.m. ET

On Thursday, April 17, TSN has doubleheader action with Game 1: Philadelphia @ NY Rangers at 7 p.m. ET immediately followed by Game 1: Minnesota @ Colorado at 9:30 p.m. ET

On Friday, April 18, the Red Wings and Bruins kick off their First Round series with Game 1: Detroit @ Boston at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN.

TSN’s live coverage of the 2014 STANLEY CUP® PLAYOFFS runs through the first three rounds, with all coverage also available live on TSN GO.

Broadcast Team
The networks’ extensive post-season coverage features play-by-play announcers Gord Miller and Chris Cuthbert and game analysts Ray Ferraro and Mike Johnson.

Throughout the First Round, NHL ON TSN host James Duthie is in the TSN Studio for pre-game shows and intermissions alongside Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, analysts Aaron Ward and Martin Biron, plus former NHL referee Kerry Fraser. TSN’s coverage also features Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun contributing reports and analysis throughout the playoffs.

News and Studio Shows
SPORTSCENTRE features an on-site panel of Ryan Rishaug, Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, and analyst Dave Reid throughout the Montreal Canadiens-Tampa Bay Lightning series, with Montréal Bureau reporter John Lu also following the Habs throughout their playoff run.

Canada’s most-watched sports news program will also bring fans all the highlights and reaction from the 2014 STANLEY CUP® PLAYOFFS, plus daily in-depth analysis from TSN’s Hockey Insiders and experts. 

THAT’S HOCKEY with Gino Reda and THAT’S HOCKEY 2NITE with Steve Kouleas will deliver in-depth coverage of each series throughout the 2014 STANLEY CUP® PLAYOFFS.  During the playoffs, THAT’S HOCKEY 2NITE will also air in the mornings on TSN2.

Extensive playoff coverage will also be featured on OFF THE RECORD WITH MICHAEL LANDSBERG and TSN THE REPORTERS WITH DAVE HODGE, as both shows continue to examine the league’s hot button issues throughout the post-season.

TSN Digital
TSN Digital platforms have hockey fans covered from all angles with a breakdown of matchups, plus all the latest news, scores, stats, schedules, in-game video highlights, and interviews from the 2014 STANLEY CUP® PLAYOFFS.  In addition, the recently launched TSN Hockey app for iPhone and iPad – which rank among the most popular free sports apps in Canada – will debut an innovative new update that will transform the way fans experience the NHL Playoffs.   

TSN Digital also brings hockey fans the following interactive platforms throughout the playoffs:

TSN Radio
TSN Radio 690 in Montreal is the official radio voice of the Canadiens and will feature live game coverage of the team’s playoff series throughout the 2014 STANLEY CUP® PLAYOFFS.  Throughout the NHL post-season, TSN Radio stations across the country will deliver extensive news and analysis.

RDS

RDS delivers live French-language coverage of the NHL Playoffs, including every game from the Canadiens-Lightning series beginning on Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. ET.  RDS will confirm its post-season schedule in the coming days.

Broadcast Schedule*
Boston vs. Detroit

  • Game 1: Detroit @ Boston – Friday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN
  • Game 2: Detroit @ Boston – Sunday, April 20 at 3 p.m. ET on TSN
  • Game 3: Boston @ Detroit – Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN
  • Game 4: Boston @ Detroit – Thursday, April 24 at 8 p.m. ET on TSN
  • **Game 5: Detroit @ Boston – Saturday, April 26 at 3 p.m. ET on TSN
  • **Game 6: Boston @ Detroit – Monday, April 28 at TBD on TSN
  • **Game 7: Detroit @ Boston – Wednesday, April 30 at TBD on TSN 

NY Rangers vs. Philadelphia

  • Game 1: Philadelphia @ NY Rangers – Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN
  • Game 2: Philadelphia @ NY Rangers – Sunday, April 20 at 12 noon ET on TSN
  • Game 3: NY Rangers @ Philadelphia – Tuesday, April 22 at 8 p.m. ET on TSN2
  • Game 4: NY Rangers @ Philadelphia –Friday , April 25 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN
  • **Game 5: Philadelphia @ NY Rangers – Sunday, April 27 at 12 noon ET on TSN
  • **Game 6: NY Rangers @ Philadelphia – Tuesday, April 29 at TBD on TSN
  • **Game 7: Philadelphia @ NY Rangers – Wednesday, April 30 at TBD on TSN 

Colorado vs. Minnesota

  • Game 1: Minnesota @ Colorado – Thursday, April 17 at 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN
  • Game 2: Minnesota @ Colorado – Saturday, April 19 at 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN
  • Game 3: Colorado @ Minnesota – Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN
  • Game 4: Colorado @ Minnesota – Thursday, April 24 at 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
  • **Game 5: Minnesota @ Colorado – Saturday, April 26 at TBD on TSN
  • **Game 6: Colorado @ Minnesota – Monday, April 28 at TBD on TSN
  • **Game 7: Minnesota @ Colorado – Wednesday, April 30 at TBD on TSN 

Anaheim vs. Dallas

  • Game 1: Dallas @ Anaheim – Wednesday, April 16 at 10 p.m. ET on TSN
  • Game 2: Dallas @ Anaheim – Friday, April 18 at 10 p.m. ET on TSN
  • Game 3: Anaheim @ Dallas – Monday, April 21 at 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN
  • Game 4: Anaheim @ Dallas – Wednesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. ET on TSN
  • **Game 5: Dallas @ Anaheim – Friday, April 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN
  • **Game 6: Anaheim @ Dallas – Sunday, April 27 at TBD on TSN
  • **Game 7: Dallas @ Anaheim – Tuesday, April 29 at TBD on TSN 

*Schedule subject to change
**If necessary

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