08 April 2012

2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: 1st Round TV Schedule & Announcers

Big news for the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs as for the first time, every single postseason game will air nationally in the United States. Not sure why this is the first time but alas it is here. Local blackouts are still in effect for the conference quarterfinals but every game will air nationally across the NBC Sports Group consortium of NBC, NBC Sports Network, CNBC and NHL Network. Here is the television schedule for the conference quarterfinals plus announcers for each game. 

*If necessary
All games will be blacked out locally and shown on their local stations, save for the games on NBC.
All times are Eastern.


(1) New York Rangers vs. (8) Ottawa Senators
Game 1: Thurs., 4/12 - New York City - NHL Network, 7:00 (MSG simulcast)
Game 2: Sat., 4/14 - New York City - NBC Sports Network, 7:00 (John Forslund, Brian Hayward)
Game 3: Mon., 4/16 - Ottawa - CNBC, 7:30 (John Forslund, Brian Hayward)
Game 4: Wed., 4/18 - Ottawa - CNBC, 7:30 (John Forslund, Brian Hayward)
Game 5: Sat., 4/21 - New York City - NBC Sports Network, 7:00 (Rick Peckham, Brian Hayward)
Game 6: Mon., 4/23 - Ottawa - NBC Sports Network, 7:00 (John Forslund, Brian Hayward)
Game 7: Thurs., 4/26 - New York City - NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Doc Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire)

(2) Boston Bruins vs. (7) Washington Capitals
Game 1: Thurs., 4/12 - Boston - NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Doc Emrick, Pierre McGuire)
Game 2: Sat., 4/14 - Boston - NBC, 3:00 (Doc Emrick, Pierre McGuire)
Game 3: Mon., 4/16 - Washington, D.C. - NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Rick Peckham, Pierre McGuire)
Game 4: Thurs. 4/19 - Washington, D.C. - NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Doc Emrick, Pierre McGuire)
Game 5: Sat., 4/21 - Boston - NBC, 3:00 (Doc Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire)
Game 6: Sun., 4/22 - Washington, D.C. - NBC, 3:15 (Doc Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire)
Game 7: Wed., 4/25 - Boston - NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Doc Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire)

(3) Florida Panthers vs. (6) New Jersey Devils
Game 1: Fri., 4/13 - Sunrise - NHL Network, 7:00 (FS Florida simulcast)
Game 2: Sun., 4/15 - Sunrise - NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Rick Peckham, Daryl Reaugh)
Game 3: Tues., 4/17 - Newark - NHL Network, 7:00 (TSN simulcast)
Game 4: Thurs., 4/19 - Newark - NHL Network, 7:00 (FS Florida simulcast)
Game 5: Sat., 4/21 - Sunrise - NHL Network, 6:30 (MSG+ simulcast)
Game 6: Tues., 4/24 - Newark - NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire)
Game 7: Thurs., 4/26 - Sunrise - NHL Network/NBCSN after OTT/NYR, 8:30 (Dave Strader, Brian Engblom)

(4) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (5) Philadelphia Flyers
Game 1: Wed., 4/11 - Pittsburgh - NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Doc Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire)
Game 2: Fri., 4/13 - Pittsburgh - NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire)
Game 3: Sun., 4/15 - Philadelphia - NBC, 3:00 (Doc Emrick, Pierre McGuire)
Game 4: Wed., 4/18 - Philadelphia - NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Doc Emrick, Pierre McGuire)
Game 5: Fri., 4/20 - Pittsburgh - NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire)
Game 6: Sun., 4/22 - Philadelphia - Noon, 12:00 (Dave Strader, Brian Engblom)


(1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (8) Los Angeles Kings
Game 1: Wed., 4/11 - Vancouver - NBC Sports Network, 10:30 (John Forslund, Brian Hayward)
Game 2: Fri., 4/13 - Vancouver - NBC Sports Network, 10:00 (CBC simulcast)
Game 3: Sun., 4/15 - Los Angeles - NBC Sports Network, 10:30 (CBC simulcast)
Game 4: Wed., 4/18 - Los Angeles - NBC Sports Network, 10:00 (CBC simulcast)
Game 5: Sun., 4/22 - Vancouver - NBC Sports Network, 8:00 (Rick Peckham, Daryl Reaugh)

(2) St. Louis Blues vs. (7) San Jose Sharks
Game 1: Thurs., 4/12 - St. Louis - CNBC, 7:30 (Rick Peckham, Daryl Reaugh)
Game 2: Sat., 4/14 - St. Louis - CNBC, 7:30 (CSN California simulcast)
Game 3: Mon., 4/16 - San Jose - NBC Sports Network, 10:00 (CSN California simulcast)
Game 4: Thurs., 4/19 - San Jose - NBC Sports Network, 10:30 (CSN California simulcast)
Game 5: Sat., 4/21 - St. Louis - CNBC, 7:30 (CSN California simulcast)


(3) Phoenix Coyotes vs. (6) Chicago Blackhawks
Game 1: Thurs., 4/12 - Glendale - NBC Sports Network, 10:00 (CSN Chicago simulcast)
Game 2: Sat., 4/14 - Glendale - NBC Sports Network, 10:00 (CSN Chicago simulcast)
Game 3: Tues., 4/17 - Chicago - CNBC, 9:00 (Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti)
Game 4: Thurs., 4/19 - Chicago - CNBC, 8:00 (John Forslund, Daryl Reaugh)
Game 5: Sat., 4/21 - Glendale - NBC Sports Network, 10:00 (CSN Chicago simulcast)
Game 6: Mon., 4/23 - Chicago - CNBC, 9:00 (Dave Strader, Brian Engblom)

(4) Nashville Predators vs. (5) Detroit Red Wings
Game 1: Wed., 4/11 - Nashville - CNBC, 8:00 (Dave Strader, Brian Engblom)
Game 2: Fri., 4/13 - Nashville - CNBC, 7:30 (Dave Strader, Brian Engblom)
Game 3: Sun., 4/15 - Detroit - NBC, 12:00 (Dave Strader, Brian Engblom)
Game 4: Tues., 4/17 - Detroit - NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Dave Strader, Brian Engblom)
Game 5: Fri., 4/20 - Nashville - CNBC, 8:00 (Dave Strader, Brian Engblom)

Day by Day Schedule
Wed., 4/11
Flyers vs. Penguins (Game 1) NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Doc Emrick, Pierre McGuire)
Red Wings vs. Predators (Game 1) CNBC, 7:30 (Dave Strader, Brian Engblom)
Kings vs. Canucks (Game 1) NBC Sports Network, 10:30 (John Forslund, Brian Hayward)

Thurs., 4/12
Senators vs. Rangers (Game 1) NHL Network, 7:00 (MSG simulcast)
Capitals vs. Bruins (Game 1) NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Doc Emrick, Pierre McGuire)
Sharks vs. Blues (Game 1) CNBC, 7:30 (Rick Peckham, Daryl Reaugh)
Blackhawks vs. Coyotes (Game 1) NBC Sports Network, 10:00 (CSN Chicago simulcast)

Fri., 4/13
Devils vs. Panthers (Game 1) NHL Network, 7:00 (FS Florida simulcast)
Flyers vs. Penguins (Game 2) NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire)
Red Wings vs. Predators (Game 2) CNBC, 7:30 (Dave Strader, Brian Engblom)
Kings vs. Canucks (Game 2) NBC Sports Network, 10:00 (CBC simulcast)

Sat., 4/14
Capitals vs. Bruins (Game 2) NBC, 3:00 (Doc Emrick, Pierre McGuire)
Senators vs. Rangers (Game 2) NBC Sports Network, 7:00 (John Forslund, Brian Hayward)
Sharks vs. Blues (Game 2) CNBC, 7:30 (CSN California simulcast)
Blackhawks vs. Coyotes (Game 2) NBC Sports Network, 10:00 (CSN Chicago simulcast)

Sun., 4/15
Predators vs. Red Wings (Game 3) NBC, 12:00 (Dave Strader, Brian Engblom)
Penguins vs. Flyers (Game 3) NBC, 3:00 (Doc Emrick, Pierre McGuire)
Devils vs. Panthers (Game 2) NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Rick Peckham, Daryl Reaugh)
Canucks vs. Kings (Game 3) NBC Sports Network, 10:30 (CBC simulcast)

Mon., 4/16
Bruins vs. Capitals (Game 3) NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Rick Peckham, Pierre McGuire)
Rangers vs. Senators (Game 3) CNBC, 7:30 (John Forslund, Brian Hayward)
Blues vs. Sharks (Game 3) NBC Sports Network, 10:00 (CSN simulcast)

Tues., 4/17
Panthers vs. Devils (Game 3) NHL Network, 7:00 (TSN simulcast)
Predators vs. Red Wings (Game 4) NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Dave Strader, Brian Engblom)
Coyotes vs. Blackhawks (Game 3) CNBC, 9:00 (Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti)

Wed., 4/18
Penguins vs. Flyers (Game 4) NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Doc Emrick, Pierre McGuire)
Rangers vs. Senators (Game 4) CNBC, 7:30 (John Forslund, Brian Hayward)
Canucks vs. Kings (Game 4) NBC Sports Network, 10:00 (CBC simulcast)

Thurs., 4/19
Panthers vs. Devils (Game 4) NHL Network, 7:00 (FS Florida simulcast)
Bruins vs. Capitals (Game 4) NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Doc Emrick, Pierre McGuire)
Coyotes vs. Blackhawks (Game 4) CNBC, 8:00 (John Forslund, Daryl Reaugh)
Blues vs. Sharks (Game 4) NBC Sports Network, 10:30 (CSN California simulcast)

Fri. 4/20
Flyers vs. Penguins (Game 5) NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire)
Red Wings vs. Predators (Game 5) CNBC, 8:00 (Dave Strader, Brian Engblom)

Sat., 4/21
Capitals vs. Bruins (Game 5) NBC, 3:00 (Doc Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire)
Devils vs. Panthers (Game 5) NHL Network, 6:30 (MSG+ simulcast)
Senators vs. Rangers (Game 5) NBC Sports Network, 7:00 (Rick Peckham, Brian Hayward)
Sharks vs. Blues (Game 5) CNBC, 7:30 (CSN California simulcast)
Blackhawks vs. Coyotes (Game 5) NBC Sports Network, 10:00 (CSN Chicago simulcast)

Sun., 4/22
Penguins vs. Flyers (Game 6) NBC, 12:00 (Dave Strader, Brian Engblom)
Bruins vs. Capitals (Game 6) NBC, 3:00 (Doc Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire)
Kings vs. Canucks (Game 5) NBC Sports Network, 8:00 (Rick Peckham, Daryl Reaugh)

Mon., 4/23
Rangers vs. Senators (Game 6) NBC Sports Network, 7:00 (John Forslund, Brian Hayward)
Coyotes vs. Blackhawks (Game 6) CNBC, 9:00 (Dave Strader, Brian Engblom)

Tues., 4/24
Panthers vs. Devils (Game 6) NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire)

Wed., 4/25
Capitals vs. Bruins (Game 7) NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Doc Emrick, Pierre McGuire)

Thurs., 4/26
Senators vs. Rangers (Game 7) NBC Sports Network, 7:30 (Doc Emrick, Pierre McGuire)
Devils vs. Panthers (Game 7) NHL Network, NBCSN after OTT-NYR, 8:30 (Dave Strader, Brian Engblom)

2 comments:

  1. Love that Dave Strader! I could listen to him call every Hockey game.

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  2. I agree, I like him very much as well. Calls a very good game.

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