Playoff Hockey on CBC - Standard Definition
Press Release issued today from CBC.
Please see this thread
to discuss what's on in HD.
TORONTO, April 19 /CNW/ - They're back! For the first time since the
conclusion of the 2003/04 Stanley Cup Final, CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA
drops the puck on NHL post-season action on Friday, April 21 at 7 p.m. ET.
From the opening face-off through to the crowning of the 2006 Stanley Cup
champion, CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA continues a beloved, 54-year-long
tradition of bringing Canadians unparalleled coverage of the Stanley Cup
Playoffs and exclusive Canadian coverage of the Stanley Cup Finals.
CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA coverage of Round One of the 2006 Stanley
Cup Playoffs will feature comprehensive coverage of all the Canadian NHL teams
and marks the first time Canadians will experience select playoff games and
the entire Stanley Cup Final in High-Definition (HD).
Ron MacLean, host of CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA, sets the stage each
night during the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs from the
Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto, and will be joined in-studio by Don
Cherry and Kelly Hrudey.
On Friday, April 21, CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA kicks off its 2006
Stanley Cup Playoff schedule with three exciting match-ups. The action gets
underway at 7 p.m. ET as scoring sensation Dany Heatley and the Ottawa
Senators play host to the defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning
(available in HD).
Bob Cole will call the series alongside analyst Greg Millen
and host Elliotte Friedman. CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA will also go rinkside
at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit as the Edmonton Oilers kick off their series
versus the Red Wings at 7 p.m. ET. Scott Russell will host this Eastern
Conference Quarterfinal best-of-seven showdown alongside play-by-play
commentator Mark Lee and analyst John Garrett. (Distribution of these two
games is TBA).
In Friday's nightcap at 10 p.m. ET, the Anaheim Mighty Ducks travel to
Calgary to take on Miikka Kiprusoff and the Flames at the Pengrowth
Saddledome. Host Steve Armitage, play-by-play commentator Don Wittman and
analyst Andy Murray, former coach of the Los Angeles Kings, will follow this
series. (Please see below for complete first round broadcast schedule and
CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA continues the momentum on Saturday, April 22
at 6:30 p.m. ET with Saturday Night, the pre-game show, followed by Saku Koivu
and the Montreal Canadiens facing off against Eric Staal and the Carolina
Hurricanes at 7 p.m. ET. Jim Hughson will call the Montreal/Carolina series,
and will be joined by analyst Harry Neale and host Scott Oake. (Please see
below for complete first round broadcast schedule).
Prior to the start of the NHL post-season, CBC executives and
personalities - including Ron MacLean, Kelly Hrudey, Jim Hughson, Harry Neale,
Andy Murray and Executive Producer Joel Darling - will discuss the key details
regarding CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA coverage of the 2006 Stanley Cup
Playoffs during a media conference call on Wednesday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m.
To participate, please call 1-888-280-8771 (outside of Toronto) or
416-695-7848 (local). Media are encouraged to call 5 minutes before the
teleconference time and will need to provide the name of the call: CBC's
Hockey Night in Canada - Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Hockey fans can visit cbc.ca/sports 24 hours a day, seven days a week
during the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs for comprehensive coverage, including
breaking news, in-depth reports, broadcast schedules and more.