Sportsnet Announces 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Coverage Details, Starting May 2
– Exclusive English-language national coverage of every game and every round of the NHL post-season begins May 2 across Sportsnet’s TV, audio, streaming and digital platforms –
April 30, 2022 – Get your game faces on, Canada… #ThisIsBig! With three Canadian squads entering the race for Lord Stanley’s Cup next week, Sportsnet is once again hitting the ice with exclusive English-language national coverage of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Multiplatform coverage of the opening round of the NHL postseason begins Monday, May 2 on Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360, CBC, OMNI, across the Sportsnet Radio Network and via live stream on SN NOW (complete broadcast schedule below).
As the exclusive English-language national home of the NHL, Sportsnet is bringing fans to the heart of the action with live coverage of every game, engaging hockey content and more throughout the entirety of the NHL postseason. Anchored by three best-of-seven series featuring Canadian teams – Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs – Sportsnet will have every shift, every game and every round covered across its TV, audio, streaming and digital platforms for hockey fans coast-to-coast.
Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sportsnet features:
Television & SN NOW
- Sportsnet Studios – Hosts Ron MacLean and David Amber anchor pre-game, intermission and post-game commentary with a rotating cast of NHL on Sportsnet insiders and analysts: Kevin Bieksa, Jennifer Botterill, Elliotte Friedman and Kelly Hrudey. Jeff Marek stops by on Saturday to join Friedman for an intermission conversation on 32 Thoughts.
- Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning – Play-by-play announcer Chris Cuthbert and game analyst Craig Simpson team up for the first-round clash, while Shawn McKenzie and Kyle Bukauskasshare reporting duties.
- Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings – Harnarayan Singhdelivers the play-by-play call alongside game analyst Louie DeBrusk while Scott Oake reports from ice level.
- Calgary Flames vs. Dallas Stars – Play-by-Play announcer Rick Ball and game analyst Greg Millen have the call from the booth alongside rinkside reporter Ryan Leslie.
- US-US Series – John Bartlett and Garry Galley provide national play-by-play calls for select games while Caroline Cameron reports rinkside.
- In Punjabi – Randip Janda, Harpreet Pandher, Gurpreet Sian, Amrit Gill, Mantar Bhandaland Taqdeer Thindal deliver select Saturday night games on Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition on OMNI Television.
- Round 1 Features
- SN Bets – Cabbie Richards and Andy MacNeil share the latest hockey betting insights prior to puck drop.
- Exclusive Interviews – Christine Simpson, Colby Armstrong and Richards offer a series of engaging interviews featuring some of the postseason’s most anticipated newsmakers. Also available on sportsnet.ca and across Sportsnet’s social media channels.
- Toronto | Sportsnet 590 The FAN & On-Demand
- Toronto Maple Leafs Radio – Play-by-play veteran Joe Bowen and game analyst Jim Ralph deliver the radio call for select Toronto Maple Leafs games.
- Real Kyper and Bourne – Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne continue the need-to-know chatter around all things Maple Leafs weekdays at 3 p.m. ET and on-demand.
- Calgary | Sportsnet 960 The FAN & On-Demand
- Calgary Flames Radio – Broadcast duo Derek Wills and Peter Loubardias serve up the play-by-play for all Calgary Flames games throughout the opening round.
- Flames Talk – SN960 hosts keep Flames fans in the know with breaking news, expert analysis and can’t-miss interviews. Join Ryan Pinder weekdays at 9 a.m. MT, Pat Steinberg and Matt Rose weekdays at 4 p.m. MT or listen on-demand.
- National | Sportsnet Radio Network & Podcasts
- The Jeff Marek Show – Host Jeff Marek serves up exclusive interviews, in-depth analysis and breaking headlines weekdays at Noon ET / 9 a.m. PT across the Sportsnet Radio Network or on-demand.
- 32 Thoughts: The Podcast – Canada’s chart-topping hockey podcast continues into the post-season with NHL insiders Marek and Friedman, starting with the annual playoff preview show on Monday. Plus, fans can catch their immediate reactions on The Playoff Carcast following each night’s action. Available on-demand online.
Digital – Sportsnet.ca & Sportsnet App
- Must-Reads – In-depth daily reads and analysis from NHL Insiders Luke Fox (Toronto), Mark Spector (Edmonton) and Eric Francis (Calgary). Editorial coverage gets underway next Monday and Tuesday with Leafs, Flames and Oilers series previews on sportsnet.ca
- Hey Burkie – Storytime with Brian Burke continues into the NHL postseason with four new episodes scheduled to drop exclusively on Sportsnet’s YouTube
- Online – Highlights, previews, betting guides, expert predictions and real-time coverage of all the key games and matchups during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
- #OverTimeAlerts – Stream the opening minutes of Sportsnet’s overtime coverage throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Twitter.
- Social – Breaking news, behind-the-scenes content and can’t-miss videos on Sportsnet’s YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok
Sportsnet is taking fans beyond the game with an extensive line-up of engaging original content, fan-favourite fantasy games and more:
- Watch a Leafs Game with Steve Dangle – Back by popular demand, Leafs fans can follow along with host Steve Dangle and special guests as they react, rant and rave their way through select Maple Leafs games throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sportsnet’s YouTube channel.
- Sportsnet Stanley Cup Bracket Challenge – Fans are invited to test their luck as they select series favourites from the opening round through to the 2022 Stanley Cup Final. Boasting $25,000 in cash and prizes, fans can enter for their chance to win at ca/bracket.
- #ThisIsBig Contest – Watch and win instantly! Tune into the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sportsnet every night to collect unique Game Codes and enter them online to score instant prizes – including a chance to win a $1 million Grand Prize! For more details, visit sportsnet.ca/thisisbig
- Rogers Hometown Hockey Viewing Parties– Extending the celebration of hockey into the postseason, Rogers Hometown Hockey will be hosting official viewing parties across Alberta for Oilers and Flames fans. Communities include: Spruce Grove, the City of Leduc, Cochrane, Chestermere, Okotoks and more. More details available at com/playoffs
- Big Cup Activation– Lord Stanley’s Cup is taking over downtown Toronto! In celebration of the start of the NHL postseason, hockey fans will be able to take their photo with a larger-than-life Stanley Cup in front of Union Station on Front Street starting May 2.
TV & Stream Broadcast Schedule
*broadcast schedule subject to change; most up-to-date broadcast details available online
**all broadcasts available to stream on SN NOW; SN NOW available free to all Sportsnet cable subscribers
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
|G1||Mon., May 2||Tampa Bay @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT||SN & CBC|
|G2||Wed., May 4||Tampa Bay @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT||SN & CBC|
|G3||Fri., May 6||Toronto @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT||SN & CBC|
|G4||Sun., May 8||Toronto @ Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN & CBC|
|G5*||Tues., May 10||Tampa Bay @ Toronto, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Thurs., May 12||Toronto @ Tampa Bay, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sat., May 14||Tampa Bay @ Toronto, TBD||TBD|
Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes
|G1||Mon., May 2||Boston @ Carolina, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G2||Wed., May 4||Boston @ Carolina, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G3||Fri., May 6||Carolina @ Boston, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G4||Sun., May 8||Carolina @ Boston, 12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT||SN|
|G5*||Tues., May 10||Boston @ Carolina, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Thurs., May 12||Carolina @ Boston, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sat., May 14||Boston @ Carolina, TBD||TBD|
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers
|G1||Tues., May 3||Pittsburgh @ NY Rangers, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN & CBC|
|G2||Thurs., May 5||Pittsburgh @ NY Rangers, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN & CBC|
|G3||Sat., May 7||NY Rangers @ Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN & CBC|
|G4||Mon., May 9||NY Rangers @ Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN & CBC|
|G5*||Wed., May 11||Pittsburgh @ NY Rangers, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Fri., May 13||NY Rangers @ Pittsburgh, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sun., May 15||Pittsburgh @ NY Rangers, TBD||TBD|
Washington Capitals vs. Florida Panthers
|G1||Tues., May 3||Washington @ Florida, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G2||Thurs., May 5||Washington @ Florida, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G3||Sat., May 7||Florida @ Washington, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT||SN|
|G4||Mon., May 9||Florida @ Washington, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN1|
|G5*||Wed., May 11||Washington @ Florida, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Fri., May 13||Florida @ Washington, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sun., May 15||Washington @ Florida, TBD||TBD|
Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers
|G1||Mon., May 2||Los Angeles @ Edmonton, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT||SN & CBC|
|G2||Wed., May 4||Los Angeles @ Edmonton, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT||SN & CBC|
|G3||Fri., May 6||Edmonton @ Los Angeles, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT||SN & CBC|
|G4||Sun., May 8||Edmonton @ Los Angeles, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT||SN & CBC|
|G5*||Tues., May 10||Los Angeles @ Edmonton, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Thurs., May 12||Edmonton @ Los Angeles, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sat., May 14||Los Angeles @ Edmonton, TBD||TBD|
Dallas Stars vs. Calgary Flames
|G1||Tues., May 3||Dallas @ Calgary, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT||SN & CBC|
|G2||Thurs., May 5||Dallas @ Calgary, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT||SN & CBC|
|G3||Sat., May 7||Calgary @ Dallas, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT||SN, CBC | OMNI|
|G4||Mon., May 9||Calgary @ Dallas, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT||SN & CBC|
|G5*||Wed., May 11||Dallas @ Calgary, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Fri., May 13||Calgary @ Dallas, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sun., May 15||Dallas @ Calgary, TBD||TBD|
Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche
|G1||Tues., May 3||Nashville @ Colorado, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT||SN East|
|G2||Thurs., May 5||Nashville @ Colorado, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT||SN East|
|G3||Sat., May 7||Colorado @ Nashville, 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT||SN|
|G4||Mon., May 9||Colorado @ Nashville, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT||SN1|
|G5*||Wed., May 11||Nashville @ Colorado, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Fri., May 13||Colorado @ Nashville, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sun., May 15||Nashville @ Colorado, TBD||TBD|
St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild
|G1||Mon., May 2||St. Louis @ Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G2||Wed., May 4||St. Louis @ Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G3||Fri., May 6||Minnesota @ St. Louis, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G4||Sun., May 8||Minnesota @ St. Louis, 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G5*||Tues., May 10||St. Louis @ Minnesota, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Thurs., May 12||Minnesota @ St. Louis, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sat., May 14||St. Louis @ Minnesota, TBD||TBD|
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