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Open Post- Day One Of The Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Boston Bruins vs. the Washington Capitals kickoff the post season at 7:15pm ET on NBC, CBC, SN and TVAS.

Feel free to discuss the game, the playoffs or anything NHL.

Below, see the playoff broadcast teams for NBC Sports and Sportsnet.

via a press release from NBC Sports

NBC Sports will feature roughly 20 game and studio commentators throughout the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. NHL Live will feature hosts Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen and analysts Eddie OlczykKeith Jones, Anson CarterPatrick SharpDominic Moore and Mike Babcock.

NBC Sports’ game commentary teams will include play-by-play announcers Kenny AlbertJohn ForslundBrendan BurkeAlex Faust and John Walton, and analysts Eddie Olczyk, Keith Jones, Brian BoucherPierre McGuireAJ MleczkoJoe Micheletti and Dominic Moore.

via a press release from Sportsnet,

  • From the Hockey Central studio – Hosts Ron MacLean and David Amber anchor pre-, intermission, and post-game commentary with rotating NHL on Sportsnet insiders and analysts: Elliotte Friedman, Kelly Hrudey, Kevin Bieksa, Jennifer Botterill, Anthony Stewart and Cassie Campbell-Pascall.
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens – Play-by-play announcer Chris Cuthbert and game analyst Craig Simpson team up to deliver the call from Montreal and Toronto, with reporter Kyle Bukauskas serving up the latest news from the first-round series.
  • Edmonton Oilers vs. Winnipeg Jets – Harnarayan Singh delivers the play-by-play call alongside game analyst Louie DeBrusk throughout the Round 1 showdown. Gene Principe and Scott Oake report from Edmonton and Winnipeg, respectively.
  • US-US Series – John Bartlett and Garry Galley provide national play-by-play calls for select games from the East, West and Central Divisions.
  • 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.

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Paul's avatar

If you are watching HNIC, it’s John Bartlett and Garry Galley calling the game from the Sportsnet studios.

I don’t think broadcasters fall into the essential job, so they cannot travel to the US.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/15/21 at 07:08 PM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

HNIC all the way! Tuned into NBC by accident and of course they’re talking about Preakness instead of… You know, the NHL playoffs. Par for the course.

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 05/15/21 at 07:26 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Agreed sjk…, HNIC could be calling the game from Mars, I’d still watch them.  And let’s not even talk about the intermissions.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/15/21 at 07:30 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

I’m demanding a new advanced analytics stay: goals caused by broken stick…My Sherwood PMP wouldn’t have collapsed like that…

Posted by Down River Dan on 05/15/21 at 07:38 PM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

Wilson being the one to open the scoring is like the opposite of poetic justice.

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 05/15/21 at 07:44 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Ovie with a great hit to start.

PS Vancouver 3 games left. One point means they pass the Wings in the standings.

Posted by ilovehomers on 05/15/21 at 07:47 PM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

Let’s go Canucks!

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 05/15/21 at 08:01 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Hrudey tough on Vanecek, the Caps goalie who pulled his groin on the goal.  Hrudey says first off the goalie wasn’t ready (in position) on the goal.  He also said Vanecek should never pull a groin, wasn’t stretched out properly.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/15/21 at 08:16 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

I did plenty of running around in my younger years. Middle school through college, cross country and track. And before college, I’d come home to play street hockey, football, basketball, etc until the sun went down.

Hardly ever stretched, never had an issue. My college coach told us it didn’t matter to him.

Hrudey can suck it, acting like Vanecek got injured on purpose.

Posted by ilovehomers on 05/15/21 at 08:21 PM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

Yeah that seemed unnecessarily harsh. Human bodies are strange things and shit happens.

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 05/15/21 at 08:32 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Ovechkin first in line for high fives for a goal he didn’t score… sick

Posted by Down River Dan on 05/15/21 at 08:45 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

The lack of overhead camera views are concerning to me. Why would they not show it to the audience? Transparency issues….

Posted by ilovehomers on 05/15/21 at 09:06 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Eddie Olczyk. look for him at noon Sunday, as he drools over Crybaby. angry

Posted by bigfrog on 05/15/21 at 09:22 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

OT winner ??? 

BOS = T. Hall

Wash = A. Mantha ohh

Posted by Down River Dan on 05/15/21 at 10:03 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Caps win in OT, Dowd with the tip.

3 Stanley Cup Playoff games tomorrow.

12p- NYI/Pens

3p- Wild/Vegas

730p- the battle of Fla.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/15/21 at 10:28 PM ET

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