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2008 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

Monday, 04.07.2008 / 10:48 AM / News
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2008 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
NEW YORK (April 6, 2008) – The National Hockey League today announced dates, times and national broadcast information for the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoff Conference Quarter-final round, which begins Wednesday, April 9.

That night, an Atlantic Division rivalry continues as the New Jersey Devils host the New York Rangers, the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Ottawa Senators, the San Jose Sharks host the Calgary Flames and the Colorado Avalanche visit the Minnesota Wild.

Three other series open Thursday, when the defending Stanley Cup champions Anaheim Ducks host the Dallas Stars, the Montreal Canadiens host the Boston Bruins and the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Detroit Red Wings host the Nashville Predators.

On Friday, the League’s top point- and goal-scorer Alex Ovechkin makes his NHL postseason debut as the Washington Capitals host the Philadelphia Flyers.

National network television coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be provided in the United States by NBC and VERSUS and in Canada by CBC, TSN and RDS

NHL Radio on Westwood One will distribute live coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs to radio stations across North America.  Every game can also be heard on XM Satellite Radio.

VERSUS begins its coverage Wednesday with a doubleheader featuring the Ottawa at Pittsburgh (7 p.m., ET) followed by Calgary at San Jose (10 p.m. ET).

NBC Sports will start its playoff coverage Saturday, April 12, featuring Nashville at Detroit (2 p.m., ET), and will continue coverage Sunday when Philadelphia travels to Washington to play the Capitals (2 p.m., ET).  NBC will continue weekend afternoon coverage throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs in addition to prime-time coverage of the Stanley Cup Final.

CBC’s HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA continues its 56-year tradition of Stanley Cup Playoff coverage with a Wednesday doubleheader featuring Ottawa at Pittsburgh (7 p.m., ET) and Calgary at San Jose (10 p.m., ET).

TSN leads off its coverage Wednesday featuring the New York Rangers at the New Jersey Devils (7 p.m., ET).

RDS will show complete coverage of two series (Montreal vs. Boston and Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa) and will continue showing live Playoff action through the Stanley Cup Final.


2008 EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS - ROUND #1
   
SERIES A TIME
#1 vs. #8
Network
Thurs, April 10, 2008 7:00 PM Boston at Montreal CBC, RDS
Sat., April 12, 2008 7:00 PM Boston at Montreal CBC, RDS, VERSUS
Sun., April 13, 2008 7:00 PM Montreal at Boston CBC, RDS
Tues., April 15, 2008 7:00 PM Montreal at Boston CBC, RDS
Thurs, April 17, 2008 7:00 PM Boston at Montreal CBC, RDS
Sat., April 19, 2008 TBD Montreal at Boston CBC, RDS
Mon., April 21, 2008 TBD Boston at Montreal CBC, RDS

 
SERIES B TIME
#2 vs. #7
Network
Wed., April 9, 2008 7:00 PM Ottawa at Pittsburgh VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Fri., April 11, 2008 7:00 PM Ottawa at Pittsburgh CBC, RDS
Mon., April 14, 2008 7:00 PM Pittsburgh at Ottawa CBC, RDS
Wed., April 16, 2008 7:00 PM Pittsburgh at Ottawa CBC, RDS
Sat., April 19, 2008 7:00 PM Ottawa at Pittsburgh VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Sun., April 20, 2008 TBD Pittsburgh at Ottawa CBC, RDS
Tues., April 22, 2008 TBD Ottawa at Pittsburgh CBC, RDS

 
SERIES C TIME
#3 vs. #6
Network
Fri., April 11, 2008 7:00 PM Philadelphia at Washington VERSUS, TSN
Sun., April 13, 2008 2:00 PM Philadelphia at Washington NBC, TSN
Tues., April 15, 2008 7:00 PM Washington at Philadelphia VERSUS, TSN
Thurs, April 17, 2008 7:00 PM Washington at Philadelphia VERSUS, TSN
Sat., April 19, 2008 1:00 PM Philadelphia at Washington NBC, TSN
Mon., April 21, 2008 TBD Washington at Philadelphia VERSUS, TSN
Tues., April 22, 2008 TBD Philadelphia at Washington TSN
 
 
SERIES D TIME
#4 vs. #5
Network
Wed., April 9, 2008 7:00 PM NY Rangers at New Jersey TSN
Fri., April 11, 2008 7:00 PM NY Rangers at New Jersey TSN
Sun., April 13, 2008 7:00 PM New Jersey at NY Rangers VERSUS, TSN
Wed., April 16, 2008 7:00 PM New Jersey at NY Rangers VERSUS, TSN
Fri., April 18, 2008 7:30 PM NY Rangers at New Jersey TSN
Sun., April 20, 2008 TBD New Jersey at NY Rangers VERSUS, TSN
Tues., April 22, 2008 TBD NY Rangers at New Jersey TSN
   
2008 WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS - ROUND #1

 
SERIES E TIME
#1 vs. #8
Network
Thurs, April 10, 2008 7:00 PM Nashville at Detroit VERSUS
Sat., April 12, 2008 2:00 PM Nashville at Detroit NBC
Mon., April 14, 2008 TBD Detroit at Nashville VERSUS
Wed, April 16, 2008 TBD Detroit at Nashville VERSUS (JIP)
Fri., April 18, 2008 7:30 PM Nashville at Detroit VERSUS
Sun., April 20, 2008 3:00 PM Detroit at Nashville NBC
Tues., April 22, 2008 TBD Nashville at Detroit  
     
 
SERIES F TIME
#2 vs. #7
Network
Wed., April 9, 2008 10:00 PM Calgary at San Jose VERSUS, CBC
Thurs, April 10, 2008 10:00 PM Calgary at San Jose CBC
Sun., April 13, 2008 10:00 PM San Jose at Calgary CBC, VERSUS
Tues., April 15, 2008 10:00 PM San Jose at Calgary CBC
Thurs, April 17, 2008 10:00 PM Calgary at San Jose VERSUS, CBC
Sun., April 20, 2008 TBD San Jose at Calgary CBC, VERSUS
Tues., April 22, 2008 TBD Calgary at San Jose CBC
     
 
SERIES G TIME
#3 vs. #6
Network
Wed., April 9, 2008 9:00 PM Colorado at Minnesota  
Fri. April 11, 2008 9:00 PM Colorado at Minnesota VERSUS (JIP)
Mon., April 14, 2008 10:00 PM Minnesota at Colorado VERSUS
Tues., April 15, 2008 10:00 PM Minnesota at Colorado VERSUS
Thurs., April 17, 2008 9:00 PM Colorado at Minnesota  
Sat., April 19, 2008 TBD Minnesota at Colorado VERSUS
Tues., April 22, 2008 TBD Colorado at Minnesota  
     
 
SERIES H TIME
#4 vs. #5
Network
Thurs, April 10, 2008 10:00 PM Dallas at Anaheim VERSUS, TSN
Sat., April 12, 2008 10:00 PM Dallas at Anaheim VERSUS, TSN
Tues., April 15, 2008 8:30 PM Anaheim at Dallas TSN
Thurs., April 17, 2008 8:00 PM Anaheim at Dallas TSN
Fri., April 18, 2008 10:30 PM Dallas at Anaheim VERSUS, TSN
Sun., April 20, 2008 TBD Anaheim at Dallas TSN
Tues., April 22, 2008 TBD Dallas at Anaheim TSN

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