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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, 2023This 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, CitytvCBC, 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:


  • Sportsnet StudiosRon MacLean and David Amber share hosting duties for pre-game, intermission and post-game commentary alongside NHL on Sportsnet experts Kevin BieksaJennifer 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 LightningChris 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 PunjabiRandip JandaHarpreet PandherGurpreet SianAmrit GillMantar 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
*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

G1Tues., April 18Tampa Bay @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PTSNE, SNO, SNP & CBC
G2Thurs., April 20Tampa Bay @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PTSN & CBC | SN590
G3Sat., April 22Toronto @ Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PTSN & CBC | OMNI | SN590
G4Mon., April 24Toronto @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PTSNE, SNO, SNP & CBC
G5*Thurs., April 27Tampa Bay @ Toronto, TBDTBD
G6*Sat., April 29Toronto @ Tampa Bay, TBDTBD
G7*Mon., May 1Tampa Bay @ Toronto, TBDTBD

Florida Panthers vs. Boston Bruins

G1Mon., April 17Florida @ Boston, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PTSNE, SNO, SNP & CBC
G2Wed., April 19Florida @ Boston, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PTSNE, SNO, SNP & CBC
G3Fri., April 21Boston @ Florida, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PTSNE, SNO, SNP & CBC
G4Sun., April 23Boston @ Florida, 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PTSN1
G5*Tues., April 25Florida @ Boston, TBDTBD
G6*Fri., April 28Boston @ Florida, TBDTBD
G7*Sun., April 30Florida @ Boston, TBDTBD

New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes

G1Mon., April 17NY Islanders @ Carolina, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PTSN360
G2Wed., April 19NY Islanders @ Carolina, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PTSN360
G3Fri., April 21Carolina @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PTSN1
G4Sun., April 23Carolina @ NY Islanders, 1 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PTSN360
G5*Tues., April 25NY Islanders @ Carolina, TBDTBD
G6*Fri., April 28Carolina @ NY Islanders, TBDTBD
G7*Sun., April 30NY Islanders @ Carolina, TBDTBD

New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils

G1Tues., April 18NY Rangers @ New Jersey, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PTSN360
G2Thurs., April 20NY Rangers @ New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PTSN360
G3Sat., April 22New Jersey @ NY Rangers, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PTSN1 & Citytv
G4Mon., April 24New Jersey @ NY Rangers, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PTSN360
G5*Thurs., April 27NY Rangers @ New Jersey, TBDTBD
G6*Sat., April 29New Jersey @ NY Rangers, TBDTBD
G7*Mon., May 1NY Rangers @ New Jersey, TBDTBD


Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings

G1Mon., April 17Los Angeles @ Edmonton, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PTSN & CBC
G2Wed., April 19Los Angeles @ Edmonton, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PTSN & CBC
G3Fri., April 21Edmonton @ Los Angeles, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PTSN & CBC
G4Sun., April 23Edmonton @ Los Angeles, 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PTSN & CBC
G5*Tues., April 25Los Angeles @ Edmonton, TBDTBD
G6*Sat., April 29Edmonton @ Los Angeles, TBDTBD
G7*Mon., May 1Los Angeles @ Edmonton, TBDTBD

Winnipeg Jets vs. Vegas Golden Knights    

G1Tues, April 18Winnipeg @ Vegas, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PTSNW
G2Thurs., April 20Winnipeg @ Vegas, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PTSN & CBC
G3Sat., April 22Vegas @ Winnipeg, 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PTSN & CBC
G4Mon., April 24Vegas @ Winnipeg, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PTSNW
G5*Thurs., April 27Winnipeg @ Vegas, TBDTBD
G6*Sat., April 29Vegas @ Winnipeg, TBDTBD
G7*Mon., May 1Winnipeg @ Vegas, TBDTBD

Minnesota Wild vs. Dallas Stars

G1Mon. April 17Minnesota @ Dallas, 9:30 p.m. ET/ 6:30 p.m. PTSN360
G2Wed., April 19Minnesota @ Dallas, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PTSN360
G3Fri., April 21Dallas @ Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PTSN1
G4Sun., April 23Dallas @ Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PTSNE, SNO, SNP
G5*Tues., April 25Minnesota @ Dallas, TBDTBD
G6*Fri., April 28Dallas @ Minnesota, TBDTBD
G7*Sun., April 30Minnesota @ Dallas, TBDTBD

Seattle Kraken vs. Colorado Avalanche

G1Tues., April 18Seattle @ Colorado, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PTSN360
G2Thurs., April 20Seattle @ Colorado, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PTSN360 & FX
G3Sat., April 22Colorado @ Seattle, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PTSN360
G4Mon., April 24Colorado @ Seattle, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PTSN360
G5*Wed., April 26Seattle @ Colorado, TBDTBD
G6*Fri., April 28Colorado @ Seattle, TBDTBD
G7*Sun., April 30Seattle @ Colorado, TBDTBD

*if necessary
**schedule subject to change

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