NHL Playoffs on TSN and TSN2: First Round Coverage Features Four Key Series

    
       - TSN delivers Canadian coverage of Montreal-Washington Series -

             - TSN and TSN2 also have First Round coverage of New
     Jersey/Philadelphia, Chicago/Nashville and Phoenix/Detroit series -
    

TORONTO, April 11 /CNW/ - The Montreal Canadiens taking on Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals headline TSN's NHL Playoffs coverage, as the network today confirmed its complete broadcast schedule for the First Round of the 2010 STANLEY CUP(R) PLAYOFFS. Along with exclusive English coverage of the Montreal/Washington series, TSN and TSN2's coverage of the First Round also includes the following match-ups: New Jersey/Philadelphia, Chicago/Nashville and Phoenix/Detroit.

All games on TSN and TSN2 are available in High Definition and on-demand at TSN.ca.

TSN's coverage of the 2010 STANLEY CUP(R) PLAYOFFS gets underway on Wednesday, April 14 - opening night of the NHL Playoffs - with Philadelphia @ New Jersey at 7:30 p.m. ET followed by Detroit @ Phoenix at 10 p.m. ET (see TSN and TSN2 NHL Playoffs Broadcast Schedule below).

TSN drops the puck on the heavily-anticipated Montreal/Washington series on Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. ET. TSN and TSN2's live coverage of the 2010 STANLEY CUP(R) PLAYOFFS runs throughout the first three rounds.

The networks' extensive coverage of the NHL post-season features veteran play-by-play announcers Gord Miller and Chris Cuthbert and game analysts Pierre McGuire and Ray Ferraro.

NHL ON TSN host James Duthie is in the TSN studio for pre-game shows and intermissions, alongside Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger, and analysts Darren Pang and Craig MacTavish. Hockey commentator Dave Hodge also returns with playoff editions of HodgeMail.

TSN's flagship sports news program SPORTSCENTRE will cover every playoff series with highlights and news, reports from correspondents with each of the Canadian teams in the playoffs, and in-depth analysis from TSN's hockey experts. THAT'S HOCKEY with Gino Reda will have extensive post-season coverage, while OFF THE RECORD WITH MICHAEL LANDSBERG featuring NHL analyst Jeremy Roenick and TSN THE REPORTERS WITH DAVE HODGE continue to examine the league's hot-button issues during the NHL Playoffs.

Leading up to the NHL Playoffs, TSN has live and exclusive coverage of the LG NHL DRAFT LOTTERY on Tuesday, April 13 at 8 p.m. ET, plus the NHL ON TSN STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS '10: FANTASY DRAFT SPECIAL at 7 p.m. ET and PREVIEW SHOW at 8:30 p.m. ET.

    
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Along with having games on-demand, TSN.ca delivers all-encompassing coverage of the 2010 STANLEY CUP(R) PLAYOFFS with up-to-the-minute news, analysis, interviews and game highlights, plus Ice Chips updates from around the league, downloadable NHL Playoffs wallpaper, detailed match-up pages with schedules and player stats for each series, and regular blogs by TSN Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger and analyst Ray Ferraro. Fans can also follow McKenzie, Dreger, James Duthie and Gino Reda on Twitter for additional breaking hockey news and information.

TSN.ca will also unveil a special NHL Playoffs video page with video highlights, in-depth features and games on-demand. Fans can also sort through the videos to find content focusing on their favourite teams. In addition, fans can register for the TSN StarOneTickets.com Playoff Hockey Pool.

    
    TSN and TSN2's NHL Playoffs Broadcast Schedule
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    Montreal Canadiens vs. Washington Capitals

    -   Game 1: Montreal @ Washington - Thursday, April 15  at 7 p.m. ET
        on TSN
    -   Game 2: Montreal @ Washington - Saturday, April 17 at 7  p.m. ET
        on TSN
    -   Game 3: Washington @ Montreal - Monday, April 19  p.m. at
        7 p.m. ET on TSN
    -   Game 4: Washington @ Montreal - Wednesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. ET
        on TSN
    -   Game 5: Montreal @ Washington - Friday, April 23 at 7 p.m. ET
        on TSN*
    -   Game 6: Washington @ Montreal - Monday, April 26 at 7 p.m. ET
        on TSN*
    -   Game 7:  Montreal @ Washington - Wednesday, April 28 (Time TBD)
        on TSN*

    New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers

    -   Game 1: Philadelphia @ New Jersey - Wednesday, April 14 at
        7:30 p.m. ET on TSN
    -   Game 2: Philadelphia @ New Jersey - Friday, April 16 at
        7:30 p.m. ET on TSN
    -   Game 3: New Jersey @ Philadelphia - Sunday, April 18 at 6 p.m. ET
        on TSN
    -   Game 4: New Jersey @ Philadelphia - Tuesday, April 20 at
        7:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
    -   Game 5: Philadelphia @ New Jersey - Thursday, April 22 at
        7 p.m. ET on TSN*
    -   Game 6: New Jersey @ Philadelphia - Sunday, April 25 (Time TBD)
        on TSN*
    -   Game 7: Philadelphia @ New Jersey - Tuesday, April 27 at
        7:30 p.m. ET on TSN*

    Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators

    -   Game 1: Nashville @ Chicago  - Friday, April 16 at 8:30 p.m. ET
        on TSN2
    -   Game 2: Nashville @ Chicago  - Sunday, April 18 at 8:30 p.m. ET
        on TSN
    -   Game 3: Chicago @ Nashville - Tuesday, April 20 at 9 p.m. ET
        on TSN
    -   Game 4: Chicago @ Nashville - Thursday, April 22 at 8:30 p.m. ET
        on TSN2
    -   Game 5: Nashville @ Chicago  - Saturday, April 24 at 3 p.m. ET
        on TSN*
    -   Game 6: Chicago @ Nashville - Monday, April 26 (Time TBD) on
        TSN*
    -   Game 7: Nashville @ Chicago  - Wednesday,  April 28  (Time TBD)
        on TSN*

    Phoenix Coyotes vs. Detroit Red Wings

    -   Game 1: Detroit @ Phoenix - Wednesday, April 14 at 10 p.m. ET
        on TSN
    -   Game 2: Detroit @ Phoenix - Friday, April 16 at 10 p.m. ET on TSN
    -   Game 3: Phoenix @ Detroit - Sunday, April 18 at 3 p.m. ET on TSN
    -   Game 4: Phoenix @ Detroit - Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. ET
        on TSN
    -   Game 5: Detroit @ Phoenix - Friday, April 23 at 10 p.m. ET
        on TSN*
    -   Game 6: Phoenix @ Detroit - Sunday, April 25 at 2 p.m. ET
        on TSN*
    -   Game 7: Detroit @ Phoenix - Tuesday, April 27 (Time TBD) on TSN*

    * If necessary.
    

TSN is Canada's Sports Leader and Canada's most-watched specialty network. Delivering more sports coverage in High Definition than any other network in Canada, TSN's comprehensive broadcast schedule features an exciting lineup of sports including NHL, IIHF, CFL, NFL, NBA, Blue Jays Baseball, Season of Champions Curling, Golf's Majors, F1, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Grand Slam Tennis and Championship Boxing events. TSN properties include TSN2, TSN MOBILE and the industry leading sports website TSN.ca. Official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and London 2012 Games of the Olympiad, TSN is a division of CTVglobemedia.

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