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TORONTO (April 14, 2014) – With the puck set to drop on the 2014 STANLEY CUP® PLAYOFFS, TSN and TSN GO present a prime-time marathon of extensive NHL Playoffs preview coverage tomorrow night (Tuesday, April 15), headlined by the 2014 NHL DRAFT LOTTERY at 8 p.m. ET.
TSN’s NHL Playoffs preview coverage includes the following (see below for additional details):
- TSN THE REPORTERS WITH DAVE HODGE – today at 5:30 p.m. ET
- THAT’S HOCKEY– tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET
- NHL ON TSN PLAYOFF FANTASY SPECIAL – tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET
- 2014 NHL DRAFT LOTTERY – tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET
- NHL ON TSN STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS PREVIEW SHOW – tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. ET
All of TSN’s 2014 STANLEY CUP® PLAYOFFS programming is also available live on TSN GO.
2014 NHL DRAFT LOTTERY
Representatives from each of the five teams most likely to win the 2014 NHL DRAFT LOTTERY join NHL ON TSN host James Duthie in the TSN Studio as NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly reveals the draft order live tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET exclusively on TSN and TSN GO.
The top-seeded Buffalo Sabres (25.0%) have the best chance of winning the lottery, followed by Florida Panthers (18.8%), Edmonton Oilers (14.2%), Calgary Flames (10.7%) and New York Islanders (8.1%). The Vancouver Canucks (6.2%), Toronto Maple Leafs (3.6%), and Winnipeg Jets (2.7%) complete the group of five Canadian teams with a chance to choose #1overall.
The lottery winner will select first overall during the 2014 NHL DRAFT, which includes Barrie Colts’ defenceman Aaron Ekblad, Kootenay Ice centre Sam Reinhart, and Kingston Frontenacs’ centre Samuel Bennett.
TSN’s coverage of the 2014 NHL DRAFT LOTTERY is also available live on TSN Radio stations across the country and on NBC Sports Network in the United States.
As each team’s draft position is unveiled, TSN.ca complements TSN’s coverage of the 2014 NHL DRAFT LOTTERY with a live blog, giving fans the chance to discuss and debate both the draft order as well as topics from around the league. The live blog includes all the latest news, top prospect rankings, and video highlights at TSN.ca/DraftCentre.
TSN also has live coverage of the first three rounds of the 2014 STANLEY CUP® PLAYOFFS (click here for a broadcast schedule of the First Round), as well as the 2014 NHL DRAFT on June 27 from Philadelphia.
TSN’s NHL Playoffs Preview Coverage
TSN’s jam-packed NHL Playoffs preview lineup is as follows:
- TSN THE REPORTERS WITH DAVE HODGE – today (Monday, April 14) at 5:30 p.m. ET
TSN THE REPORTERS WITH DAVE HODGE host Dave Hodge and sports columnists Bruce Arthur, Michael Farber, and Steve Simmons debate all the key storylines and breaking news from the 2014 STANLEY CUP® PLAYOFFS.
- THAT’S HOCKEY– Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. ET
Gino Reda hosts a special playoff preview edition of TSN’s daily hockey show, with a guest panel featuring the network’s Hockey Insiders and experts, who focus in on the Montreal Canadiens with reports from Montréal, break down all eight playoff series, and evaluate the their top Cup contenders.
- NHL ON TSN PLAYOFF FANTASY SPECIAL – Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. ET
TSN’s annual playoff pool tradition debuts a brand new format this year, as familiar foes Darren Dreger, Aaron Ward, Dave Hodge, and Keith Jones select players according to the rules of the TSN Playoff Hockey Challenge presented by Kia Canada, the online playoff fantasy game on TSN.ca. Fans can sign up online to choose 12 players under a salary cap of $100 million, and play alongside TSN’s experts. Their four fantasy squads will be revealed as James Duthie hosts the NHL ON TSN PLAYOFF FANTASY SPECIAL.
- 2014 NHL DRAFT LOTTERY – Tuesday, April 15 at 8 p.m. ET
James Duthie hosts TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the 2014 NHL DRAFT LOTTERY from the TSN Studio as NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly reveals the results in reverse order, alongside representatives from the league’s five teams most likely to win the lottery. During the 30-minute TSN original production, Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie unveils his consensus Top 10 prospects and TSN’s Director of Scouting Craig Button projects how the first 13 picks will unfold.
- NHL ON TSN STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS PREVIEW SHOW – Tuesday, April 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET
Hosted by James Duthie, this live 90-minute TSN original production prepares fans for the playoffs with in-depth analysis of all eight First Round matchups, highlighting the biggest storylines from the 2014 STANLEY CUP® PLAYOFFS. Duthie is joined by the acclaimed NHL ON TSN panel, featuring Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger, plus analysts Aaron Ward, Ray Ferraro, Mike Johnson, Jamie McLennan, Martin Biron and Craig Button.
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