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2010 NHL Playoffs/ TV Networks

Here is the upcoming 2010 NHL Playoff schedule and TV Networks thanks to NHL.com


#1 vs. #8
Thursday, April 15 at Washington, 7:00 p.m. TSN, VERSUS
Saturday, April 17 at Washington, 7:00 p.m. TSN, VERSUS
Monday, April 19 at Montreal, 7:00 p.m. TSN
Wednesday, April 21 at Montreal, 7:00 p.m. TSN
*Friday, April 23 at Washington, 7:00 p.m. TSN, VERSUS
*Monday, April 26 at Montreal, 7:00 p.m. TSN, VERSUS
*Wednesday, April 28 at Washington, TBD TSN

#2 vs. #7
Wednesday, April 14 at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. TSN
Friday, April 16 at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. TSN
Sunday, April 18 at Philadelphia, 6:00 p.m. TSN
Tuesday, April 20 at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. TSN2
*Thursday, April 22 at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m. TSN
*Sunday, April 25 at Philadelphia, TBD TSN
*Tuesday, April 27 at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. TSN

#3 vs. #6
Thursday, April 15 at Buffalo, 7:00 p.m. CBC
Saturday, April 17 at Buffalo, 1:00 p.m. NBC, CBC
Monday, April 19 at Boston, 7:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC
Wednesday, April 21 at Boston, 7:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC
*Friday, April 23 at Buffalo, 7:00 p.m. CBC
*Monday, April 26 at Boston, 7:00 p.m. CBC
*Wednesday, April 28 at Buffalo, 7:00 p.m. CBC

#4 vs. #5
Wednesday, April 14 at Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS
Friday, April 16 at Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS
Sunday, April 18 at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. CBC, VERSUS
Tuesday, April 20 at Ottawa, 7:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS
*Thursday, April 22 at Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS
*Saturday, April 24 at Ottawa, 7:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS
*Tuesday, April 27 at Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m. CBC

#1 vs. #8
Wednesday, April 14 at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. CBC, VERSUS (JIP)
Friday, April 16 at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. CBC, VERSUS (JIP)
Sunday, April 18 at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. CBC, VERSUS (JIP)
Tuesday, April 20 at Colorado, 10:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS (JIP)
*Thursday, April 22 at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. CBC, VERSUS (JIP)
*Saturday, April 24 at Colorado, TBD CBC
*Monday, April 26 at San Jose, TBD CBC
#2 vs. #7
Friday, April 16 at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. TSN2, VERSUS (JIP)
Sunday, April 18 at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. TSN, VERSUS (JIP)
Tuesday, April 20 at Nashville, 9:00 p.m. TSN, VERSUS (JIP)
Thursday, April 22 at Nashville, 8:30 p.m. TSN2, VERSUS (JIP)
*Saturday, April 24 at Chicago, 3:00 p.m. NBC, TSN
*Monday, April 26 at Nashville, TBD TSN
*Wednesday, April 28 at Chicago, TBD TSN

#3 vs. #6
Thursday, April 15 at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS
Saturday, April 17 at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS
Monday, April 19 at Los Angeles, 10:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS
Wednesday, April 21 at Los Angeles, 10:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS
*Friday, April 23 at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m. CBC
*Sunday, April 25 at Los Angeles, TBD CBC, VERSUS
*Tuesday, April 27 at Vancouver, TBD CBC
#4 vs. #5
Wednesday, April 14 at Phoenix, 10:00 p.m. TSN, VERSUS
Friday, April 16 at Phoenix, 10:00 p.m. TSN, VERSUS
Sunday, April 18 at Detroit, 3:00 p.m. NBC, TSN
Tuesday, April 20 at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. TSN
*Friday, April 23 at Phoenix, 10:00 p.m. TSN, VERSUS
*Sunday, April 25 at Detroit, 2:00 p.m. NBC, TSN
*Tuesday, April 27 at Phoenix, TBD TSN

-  * denotes if necessary

-  All Times are Eastern Standard Time

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Tkon’s Predictions and Analysis coming later today!

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  1. Ben Petrino Apr 12 20103:07 pm


    Myself, and probably Flyers fans included, must be pretty pissed that we’re not going to be recognized on the national stage in the least bit. The Devils are only SECOND in the Eastern Conference, yet we get jipped out of national coverage for what? Oh right, for Pittsburgh. So, on Versus nobody in Canada will be watching it so that means they are saying that Pittsburgh is a bigger fan zone than All of the Philly area plus all of New Jersey (which the north is comprised of Devils/Rangers fans while the South is comprised of Devils/Flyers fans). If you can’t see Pittsburgh as Bettman’s team then you are blind. Sure, I’m glad I don’t have to listen to the garbage announcers but being snubbed is garbage.

    1. Trent Kondo Apr 12 20103:22 pm


      I can not disagree with you there, Bettman loves Crosby to pieces and Pittsburgh of course. Notice that Phoenix gets quite good coverage, go figure. All of Canada will be watching the Devils/Flyers but on TSN which unfortunately has “so-called” expert Pierre Mcguire which I don’t know that many like. He is very biased in his opinions and I sure wish it was CBC covering the Hawks.

      1. Ben Petrino Apr 12 20106:04 pm


        The reasoning why Phoenix gets good coverage because they are playing the Wings and the league owns the team.

        1. Trent Kondo Apr 12 20106:28 pm


          Yes that’s what I was meaning when I said “go figure” about PHX.

  2. Trent Kondo Apr 12 20103:27 pm


    Ben this was just posted by Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports in regards to Versus and the coverage specifically on the Devils series.


    Hope that link works ok.

  3. Sam Diament Apr 12 20103:45 pm


    Ben, I have heard you complain about this so many times. You are right, the NHL loves the Penguins because they are so marketable. Try to throw away your biases though. It’s not a bad thing for the NHL to try to get as many viewers as possible. Simply put, the Penguins are more fun to watch than the Devils to a casual hockey observer. Hopefully, although highly doubtful, the NHL can get a national television coverage deal with a network like ESPN or NBC or something. They could put on a Wednesday night game on NBC (to add to the Sunday broadcast) or simulcast the TSN Tuesday/Thursday games on ESPN. They should be doing everything in their power to get a national deal.

    1. Ben Petrino Apr 12 20106:10 pm


      I don’t think the Penguins are marketable. I think Sidney Crosby is or at least the league perceives him to be it’s most marketable face.

      Just reminding you that the Devils have the goal tender with all the records, are playing a division rival in a heated rivalry match, and they are one of the elite teams in the league. Saying the casual hockey observer is somebody who doesn’t care about defense and only wants to see teams score a lot of goals would be right but only because they allow fans to be casual in that way. By showing only teams that play high strung offense they only show one end of the spectrum.

      As for TV deals I hope I never have to watch a game on VERSUS ever again. ESPN is willing to show any and all sports to try to draw viewers to it. I think you can see this to how televised poker erupted. Give ESPN some weekday games and the playoffs and I think people will watch.

      1. Sam Diament Apr 12 20108:30 pm


        I hope you’re kidding. Most people do not care whatsoever about defense. The Penguins are an extremely high scoring team with the best offensive player in the league. I’m not saying it’s right or wrong; I am simply saying it is true. If you aren’t a hockey fan and don’t have a favorite team, are you going to want to watch a team like the Devils clog up the neutral zone for 60 minutes? It’s boring! It’s fun to watch if you’re a hockey fan and appreciate good hockey, but if you want to see action-packed playoffs, well, sorry, the Devils aren’t the team you want. Neither are the Canadiens (just proving I’m not being anti-Devils or pro-Canadiens). There are a few teams the NHL needs to push in order to attract fans: the Penguins, the Capitals, the Sharks, and the Blackhawks. Those are the teams that on any given night have decent odds to score 5+ goals. That’s what a casual fan wants to see. The NHL isn’t trying to market to you or me. They already have you and me. They don’t need to show good hockey, they need to show lots of goals hockey. That’s just the way it is. They can market Brodeur all they want, but it won’t attract as many viewers as Crosby and Malkin and Ovechkin and Heatley and Kane and other high, flying scorers.

        1. Ben Petrino Apr 12 201011:32 pm


          You don’t ever get used to Marty making great saves night after night. Same with Luongo and Miller. These guys are marketable. Why not make something of them?

          1. Sam Diament Apr 13 201010:10 am

            You’re being biased because that is the kind of hockey the Devils play. People who are not hockey fans don’t care about great saves. Try to be objective for one second. Goalies are not nearly as marketable as scorers.

      2. Sam Diament Apr 12 20108:35 pm


        Also, two more quick points. They can’t just give ESPN games. They still have to make money, and ESPN has to be assured that people will watch. Neither of those things is certain.

        Also, in order to get a loyal fan base, you have to just get some fans first. If you go to a hockey game, you won’t hear some fan screaming, “Hey, get down low! Way to win the battle for the puck in the corner! Nice play to break up the pass in the neutral zone!” You hear people shout, “Shoot! Shoot! Shoot! You bastard, shoot the damn puck!” Or thereabouts. Those people don’t get hooked on hockey by watching a good defensive battle. That is at least 50% of the NHL’s fan base. And the other half evolved from those people (although, they probably started out to a lesser degree then those people).

  4. Trent Kondo Apr 13 201011:25 am


    Sam has a great point, I am an ex-goalie and believe me I feel for the goalies and would like to see them get more acknowledgment but it will never happen. Sure people go back and talk about the Greats like Roy, Fuhr, Glenn Hall, Tretiak and so on but they are clearly overshadowed by the likes of Gretzky, Howe, Orr, and Lemieux etc. Unfortunate for goalie’s and goalie fans but It’s just the way it is and always has been.

    1. Shane Hoopfer Apr 13 201012:15 pm


      Comes with the territory of being a goaltender. At least that’s what it says on my Goaltender’s Union card.

      1. Trent Kondo Apr 13 201012:50 pm


        Haha good point and that is so true.

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