Sportsnet Announces 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Coverage Details, Beginning April 17
– Delivering every moment of every game, Canada’s home of the NHL delivers exclusive English-language coverage of the NHL post-season across it’s TV, audio, digital and streaming platforms –
Media Interviews: NHL on Sportsnet hosts, analysts and reporters are available to discuss all things Stanley Cup Playoffs.
April 14, 2023 – This is why you gotta watch, Canada – the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs are back on Sportsnet! Following a close race to the regular season finish line, the NHL’s best are set to launch their bid to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup next week and Sportsnet is delivering a front-row seat to hockey fans coast-to-coast. Anchored by three best-of-seven series featuring Canadian teams – Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets – Sportsnet’s multiplatform coverage of every game throughout the first round begins April 17 on Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360, Citytv, CBC, OMNI, across the Sportsnet Radio Network and via live stream on SN NOW (Round 1 broadcast schedule below).
Coverage of Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sportsnet includes:
TV & SN NOW
- Sportsnet Studios – Ron MacLean and David Amber share hosting duties for pre-game, intermission and post-game commentary alongside NHL on Sportsnet experts Kevin Bieksa, Jennifer Botterill, Elliotte Friedman and Kelly Hrudey. Plus, Detroit Red Wings head coach Derek LaLonde joins the panel as guest analyst.
- Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning – Chris Cuthbert has the play-by-play call alongside Canadian Screen Award-winning analyst Craig Simpson, while Kyle Bukauskas covers the off-ice reporting live from Toronto and Tampa.
- Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings– Play-by-play announcer Harnarayan Singh anchors the broadcast booth alongside analyst Louie DeBrusk. Plus, Scott Oake reports from ice-level with the latest headlines.
- Winnipeg Jets vs. Vegas Golden Knights – Announcer John Bartlett and analyst Garry Galley deliver the call throughout the Round 1 series, alongside reporter Sean Reynolds.
- Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers – John Shorthouse and John Garrett team up to deliver the call for the Sportsnet broadcast, while Caroline Cameron reports rinkside.
- In Punjabi – Randip Janda, Harpreet Pandher, Gurpreet Sian, Amrit Gill, Mantar Bhandal and Taqdeer Thindal deliver select Saturday night games on Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition on OMNI Television.
- NHL Now – As hockey fans gear up for the evening’s showdowns, the NHL Network’s NHL NOW serves up the day’s trending topics, including pre-game interviews, morning skate roundups and more. Tune in weekdays at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on Sportsnet and SN NOW.
- 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. Brent Gunning and Gord Stellick provide pre-and post-game coverage on radio.
- Real Kyper and Bourne – Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne dive into the latest Leafs headlines and updates weekdays at 3 p.m. ET and on-demand.
- Leafs Talk – JD Bunkis, Sam McKee and Bourne react with opinion and analysis after every Leafs playoff game live on SN NOW and 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 presented by GMC – Canada’s chart-topping hockey podcast continues into the postseason with NHL insiders Marek and Friedman, starting with the annual playoff preview show on Monday. Available on-demand online.
- The Hockey PDOcast – Host Dimitri Filipovic breaks down the playoff picture from an analytics perspective streaming on the Sportsnet app at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT. 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 Ken Wiebe (Winnipeg).
- Opportunity Analysis – Justin Bourne breaks each series down by the numbers in his new column featuring the latest analytics from NHL Edge IQ powered by AWS.
- Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey Pool – Fans are invited to test their luck as they select series favourites from the opening round through to the 2023 Stanley Cup Final. Boasting cash and prizes for a total value of more than $31,000, fans can enter for their chance to win at sportsnet.ca/bracket.
- Online – Highlights, previews, betting guides, expert predictions and real-time coverage of all the key games and matchups during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
- Social – Breaking news, behind-the-scenes content and can’t-miss videos on Sportsnet’s YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok channels.
Sportsnet is teaming up with key partners to deliver engaging content for fans across all platforms. Content includes:
- Watch a Game with Steve Dangle presented by Bet365– Sportsnet’s erratic and emphatic fan-favourite host Steve Dangle returns for Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, inviting fans to join him for free live streams of select games on Sportsnet’s YouTube channel.
- Hockey Central Saturday presented by DraftKings – As presenting sponsor of the Hockey Night in Canada pre-game show throughout Round 1, DraftKings provides fans with up-to-date odds through seamless brand integrations every Saturday night.
- Boston Pizza Streeter Series – Putting a humorous spin on fans and analytics, BP Sportsnet host Tom Stewart hits the streets during the opening rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs to catch up with fan takes and trending stories, exclusive to Sportsnet social.
Plus, in broadcast:
- GMC Top Performer celebrates an in-depth look at a player’s performance within the game on Sportsnet.
- Subway OT helps fans relive the overtime winners on TV and across Sportsnet’s social platforms.
*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||Tues., April 18||Tampa Bay @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT||SNE, SNO, SNP & CBC|
|G2||Thurs., April 20||Tampa Bay @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN & CBC | SN590|
|G3||Sat., April 22||Toronto @ Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN & CBC | OMNI | SN590|
|G4||Mon., April 24||Toronto @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT||SNE, SNO, SNP & CBC|
|G5*||Thurs., April 27||Tampa Bay @ Toronto, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Sat., April 29||Toronto @ Tampa Bay, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Mon., May 1||Tampa Bay @ Toronto, TBD||TBD|
Florida Panthers vs. Boston Bruins
|G1||Mon., April 17||Florida @ Boston, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT||SNE, SNO, SNP & CBC|
|G2||Wed., April 19||Florida @ Boston, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT||SNE, SNO, SNP & CBC|
|G3||Fri., April 21||Boston @ Florida, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT||SNE, SNO, SNP & CBC|
|G4||Sun., April 23||Boston @ Florida, 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT||SN1|
|G5*||Tues., April 25||Florida @ Boston, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Fri., April 28||Boston @ Florida, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sun., April 30||Florida @ Boston, TBD||TBD|
New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes
|G1||Mon., April 17||NY Islanders @ Carolina, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G2||Wed., April 19||NY Islanders @ Carolina, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G3||Fri., April 21||Carolina @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN1|
|G4||Sun., April 23||Carolina @ NY Islanders, 1 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT||SN360|
|G5*||Tues., April 25||NY Islanders @ Carolina, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Fri., April 28||Carolina @ NY Islanders, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sun., April 30||NY Islanders @ Carolina, TBD||TBD|
New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils
|G1||Tues., April 18||NY Rangers @ New Jersey, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G2||Thurs., April 20||NY Rangers @ New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G3||Sat., April 22||New Jersey @ NY Rangers, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT||SN1 & Citytv|
|G4||Mon., April 24||New Jersey @ NY Rangers, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G5*||Thurs., April 27||NY Rangers @ New Jersey, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Sat., April 29||New Jersey @ NY Rangers, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Mon., May 1||NY Rangers @ New Jersey, TBD||TBD|
Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings
|G1||Mon., April 17||Los Angeles @ Edmonton, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT||SN & CBC|
|G2||Wed., April 19||Los Angeles @ Edmonton, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT||SN & CBC|
|G3||Fri., April 21||Edmonton @ Los Angeles, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT||SN & CBC|
|G4||Sun., April 23||Edmonton @ Los Angeles, 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT||SN & CBC|
|G5*||Tues., April 25||Los Angeles @ Edmonton, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Sat., April 29||Edmonton @ Los Angeles, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Mon., May 1||Los Angeles @ Edmonton, TBD||TBD|
Winnipeg Jets vs. Vegas Golden Knights
|G1||Tues, April 18||Winnipeg @ Vegas, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT||SNW|
|G2||Thurs., April 20||Winnipeg @ Vegas, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT||SN & CBC|
|G3||Sat., April 22||Vegas @ Winnipeg, 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT||SN & CBC|
|G4||Mon., April 24||Vegas @ Winnipeg, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT||SNW|
|G5*||Thurs., April 27||Winnipeg @ Vegas, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Sat., April 29||Vegas @ Winnipeg, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Mon., May 1||Winnipeg @ Vegas, TBD||TBD|
Minnesota Wild vs. Dallas Stars
|G1||Mon. April 17||Minnesota @ Dallas, 9:30 p.m. ET/ 6:30 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G2||Wed., April 19||Minnesota @ Dallas, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G3||Fri., April 21||Dallas @ Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT||SN1|
|G4||Sun., April 23||Dallas @ Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT||SNE, SNO, SNP|
|G5*||Tues., April 25||Minnesota @ Dallas, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Fri., April 28||Dallas @ Minnesota, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sun., April 30||Minnesota @ Dallas, TBD||TBD|
Seattle Kraken vs. Colorado Avalanche
|G1||Tues., April 18||Seattle @ Colorado, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G2||Thurs., April 20||Seattle @ Colorado, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT||SN360 & FX|
|G3||Sat., April 22||Colorado @ Seattle, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G4||Mon., April 24||Colorado @ Seattle, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT||SN360|
|G5*||Wed., April 26||Seattle @ Colorado, TBD||TBD|
|G6*||Fri., April 28||Colorado @ Seattle, TBD||TBD|
|G7*||Sun., April 30||Seattle @ Colorado, TBD||TBD|
**schedule subject to change
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