May 30, 2013 (ISN) – Four teams remain in the hunt for hockey’s greatest prize and CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA gives fans the best seat in the house as the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs continue with the Conference Finals.
CBC has exclusive coverage of the entire Pittsburgh vs. Boston series, beginning Saturday, June 1, as well as every potential series-clinching game of the Chicago vs. Los Angeles series, beginning with Game 4 on Thursday, June 6. As the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of the Stanley Cup Final, CBC is the only place fans will see the Stanley Cup raised by the Champions. Every game on CBC is also available live online at CBCSports.ca.
The Eastern Conference Final gets underway Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) as Zdeno Chara and the Boston Bruins head to Pittsburgh to take on Sidney Crosby and the Penguins. Jim Hughson is joined by Craig Simpson (@hnicsimmer) as they call the action for this series with Glenn Healy providing analysis from between the benches and Scott Oake (@ScottOake) reporting.
CBC also has coverage of each potential series-clinching game from the Western Conference Final beginning with Game 4 on Thursday, June 6 at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) as Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks visit Dustin Brown and the Los Angeles Kings. Bob Cole is joined in the booth by Kelly Hrudey (@KellyHrudey) for this series, with analyst Garry Galley between the benches and Cassie Campbell-Pascall (@CassieCampbell) reporting. See attached for a complete first round broadcast schedule and distribution.
Each night during the Conference Finals on CBC, Ron MacLean and the HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA Studio 42 Team, P.J. Stock (@PJStockHNIC), Elliotte Friedman (@friedgeHNIC), Kevin Weekes (@kevinweekes), and Andi Petrillo (@andipHNIC), keep viewers informed with news, insights and features following each period. Don Cherry (@CoachsCornerCBC) returns with Coach’s Corner presented by Budweiser, airing during the first intermission of each Eastern Conference Final game and the potential Western Conference Final Game 5. Scotiabank Hockey Tonight airs prior to select games, while the Chevrolet Post-Game Show is live online at CBCSports.ca following the conclusion of each CBC game night with host Andi Petrillo.
In a special feature for the playoffs, the Studio 42 Team has teamed up with Canada’s fashion elite to showcase specially tailored designs, which will be unveiled ahead of Game 4 of the Pittsburgh vs. Boston series, during a segment on Scotiabank Hockey Tonight. Each member of the studio team was paired with a Canadian designer who outfitted them with a design inspired by their personal style. The broadcaster/designer pairings are as follows:
· Ron MacLean – Christopher Bates
· P.J. Stock – Philip Sparks
· Elliotte Friedman – Haithem Elkadiki, KaaDiki
· Glenn Healy – Farley Chatto
· Kevin Weekes – Marlon Durrant
· Andi Petrillo – Caitlin Power
Hockey Night in Canada: 2nd Screen presented by Budweiser continues to connects users throughout the playoffs at CBCSports.ca/2ndscreen, where users earn points toward potential prizes through predictions, in-game trivia and online engagement. Viewers across the country can also connect with CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA online at CBCSports.ca/HockeyNightInCanada, through Twitter (@hockeynight) and Instagram using #HockeyNight, Facebook and Pinterest. Fans can also stay up-to-date with the Hockey Night in Canada app for iOS, Windows 8, Blackberry 10 and Android as well as via Xbox and Google Currents.
Viewers can continue to vote for the TELUS Break Away Cam during the third round. The innovative online feature allows viewers to follow a single isolated camera on their computers or mobile devices each period. Fans can vote online at CBCSports.ca/breakaway throughout the week picking what the focus of the camera will be – a superstar player, a passionate coach or a crazed fan. The camera will follow the top vote getter during select game broadcasts.
Hockey Night in Canada Radio on SiriusXM with host Rob Pizzo (@RobPizzo) remains the source of comprehensive analysis for the entire 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs from 3-5 p.m. ET every weekday on Sirius 207 and XM 92. Pizzo welcomes the biggest names in the game for in-depth discussion and insightful interviews on the latest storylines from the NHL.
The Eastern Conference Final is the feature match-up for Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi presented by Chevrolet with Harnarayan Singh (@IceSinghHNIC), Inderpreet Cumo (@InderpreetHNIC) and Bhola Chauhan (@BholaHNIC). The Punjabi-language broadcasts, featuring one series per round throughout the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, are available live on select television channels and online at CBCSports.ca. A complete list of channels as well as on-demand video are available at CBCSports.ca/Punjabi.
Looking ahead to CBC’s exclusive Canadian coverage of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA will co-produce and co-host a special pre-game NHL Awards program with NBC ahead of Game 2 where the winners of the Calder Memorial Trophy, Hart Memorial Trophy, James Norris Memorial Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award and Vezina Trophy will be announced. In addition to coverage on CBC-TV, the program will be available live online at CBCSports.ca.