Stanley Cup playoffs: First-{round|spherical} schedule, {TV|TELEVISION} listings

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Date Time Web site Television Score Collection
Fri Apr 18 7:30 ET Boston NBCSN, TSN
Sun Apr 20 three ET Boston NBC, TSN
Tue Apr 22 7:30 ET Detroit NBCSN, TSN
Thu Apr 24 8 ET Detroit NBCSN, TSN
Sat Apr 26 3 ET Boston NBC, TSN
Mon Apr 28 TBD Detroit TBD, TSN
Wed Apr 30 8 ET Boston TBD, TSN
Date Time Web site Tv Rating Series
Wed Apr 16 7 ET Tampa CNBC, CBC, RDS
Fri Apr 18 7 ET Tampa CNBC, CBC, RDS
Sun Apr 20 7 ET Montreal NBCSN, CBC, RDS
Tue Apr 22 7 ET Montreal NHL Net, CBC, RDS
Thu Apr 24 7 ET Tampa CNBC, CBC, RDS
Sun Apr 27 TBD Montreal NBCSM, CBC, RDS
Tue Apr 29 TBD Tampa TBD, CBC, RDS
Date Time Site Television Rating Collection
Wed Apr sixteen 7:30 ET Pittsburgh NBCSN, CBC
Sat Apr 19 7 ET Pittsburgh NBCSN, CBC
Mon. Apr 21 7 ET Columbus NBCSN, CBC
Wed. Apr 23 7 ET Columbus NBCSN, CBC
Sat Apr 26 TBD Pittsburgh TBD, CBC
Mon Apr 28 TBD Columbus TBD, CBC
Wed Apr 30 TBD Pittsburgh TBD, CBC
Date Time Web site Tv Score Series
Thu Apr 17 7 ET New York CNBC, TSN
Sun Apr 20 Noon ET New York NBC, TSN
Tue Apr 22 8 ET Philadelphia CNBC, TSN
Fri Apr 25 7 ET Philadelphia CNBC, TSN
Solar Apr 27 Noon ET New York NBC, TSN
Tue Apr 29 TBD Philadelphia TBD, TSN
Wed Apr 30 TBD New York TBD, TSN
Date Time Website Tv Rating Collection
Wed Apr sixteen 10 ET Anaheim NBCSN, TSN
Fri Apr 18 10 ET Anaheim NBCSN, TSN
Mon Apr 21 9:30 ET Dallas NBCSN, TSN
Wed. Apr 23 eight ET Dallas CNBC, TSN
Fri Apr 25 10:30 ET Anaheim NBCSN, TSN
Sun Apr 27 TBD Dallas TBD, TSN
Tue Apr 29 TBD Anaheim TBD, TSN
Date Time Web site Tv Rating Sequence
Thu Apr 17 10:30 ET San Jose NBCSN, CBC
Sun Apr 20 10 ET San Jose NBCSN, CBC
Tue Apr 22 10 ET Los Angeles NBCSN, CBC
Thu Apr 24 10:30 ET Los Angeles NBCSN, CBC
Sat Apr 26 TBD San Jose NBCSN, CBC
Mon Apr 28 TBD Los Angeles TBD, CBC
Wed Apr 30 TBD San Jose TBD, CBC
Date Time Site Television Score Collection
Thu Apr 17 9:30 ET Denver CNBC, TSN
Sat Apr 19 9:30 ET Denver NBCSN, TSN
Mon. Apr 21 7 ET St. Paul NHL Web, TSN
Thu Apr 24 9:30 ET St. Paul CNBC, TSN
Sat Apr 26 TBD Denver TBD, TSN
Mon Apr 28 TBD St. Paul TBD, TSN
Wed Apr 30 TBD Denver TBD, TSN
Date Time Website Tv Score Series
Thu Apr 17 eight ET St. Louis NBCSN, CBC
Sat Apr 19 three ET St. Louis NBC, CBC
Mon. Apr 21 eight:30 ET Chicago CNBC, CBC
Wed. Apr 23 9:30 ET Chicago NBCSN, CBC
Fri Apr 25 8 ET St. Louis NBCSN, CBC
Solar Apr 27 3 ET Chicago NBC, CBC
Tue Apr 29 TBD St. Louis TBD, CBC

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Stanley Cup odds: Blackhawks still 11-2 favorite


Chicago remains the favorite to win the Cup. (Getty Images)
Chicago remains the favourite to win the Cup.Despite shedding 5 of their previous seven games and being fourth within the NHL in factors share, the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks stay the favourite to win the Stanley Cup.

Within the newest updated odds from the betting web site Bovada, the Hawks didn’t see their odds move from the 11/2 mark they have been at beforehand, nonetheless the odds on the Penguins and Blues improved to being just a shade lower than the percentages of the Blackhawks.

In the meantime, simply in case you had been intererested in burning your cash by betting on the Sabres, Flames or Oilers, you may’t. They have been taken off the board as their playoff hopes are finished. So if you really wish to throw cash away, there are always the Panthers.

Listed below are the complete odds from Bovada and the way they’ve modified for the reason that final replace.

As at all times, there are a few things that catch the eye. The Lightning at 20-1 is an interesting proposition, especially with Steven Stamkos on the mend. The Rangers are comparatively appealing at their 25-1 with how properly they have played of late as nicely.

In the meantime it is shocking to see the Kings remain as excessive as they do provided that they’re near lacking on the playoffs as a whole but they are a staff that’s simply built for playoff hockey and the assumption in them is a testament to their skill to possess the puck, lack of scoring be darned.



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Our five favourite things from the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup parade

Back on Monday, the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. You might recall.

On Friday, the club was honoured by the city of Chicago with a Cup parade and rally, as is tradition, and as you might expect, it was a lot of fun.

These are a few of my favourite things.

5 | Look at that flippin’ crowd

I can’t get enough of this photo, courtesy Nina Falcone:

You know what we call a crowd that big here in Vancouver? An emergency.

Another great shot, courtesy Getty Images:

What a turnout.

4 | Patrick Kane had a lot to drink, but he kept it classy

Last time around, Kane was pretty wasted. He was pretty wasted this time too, but he managed to keep things above board.

This year’s speech from the Conn Smythe trophy winner, which you can watch here, was semicoherent.

Contrast it with the video from 2010 that chronicled his hard-partying ways in 2010. He’s a changed man.

3 | Duncan Keith quotes Benito Mussolini

Because that’s just what you do.

“It is better to live one day as a lion than a thousand days as a lamb.”

Considering the voice appeared to be a William Wallace impression, one assumes Keith thought he was quoting Braveheart. But this quote is usually attributed to Benito Mussolini.

Lucky for Keith, it’s actually from a Roman proverb.

2 | Pat Quinn gets booed

That’s Illinois governor Pat Quinn, not the hockey guy, who might have received a warmer reception from the crowd. Corey Crawford’s speech was well-received. This guy’s? Not so much.

Quinn: “We’re all Hawk fans today.”

Crowd: “Booooooooooooooo!”

The only cheer he gets is when he steps away from the podium.

Man. If you can’t get a crowd pop at a Cup rally, you can’t get one anywhere. I like that when he gets louder, the booing does too.

1 | Corey Crawford, profane champion

Corey Crawford’s speech was much more well-received than Quinn’s. It helped that he just backstopped the Blackhawks to the Cup, and that he was charmingly, profoundly, profanely drunk.

In a short speech, Crawford established that his boys were the champions, that they worked their nuts off, and he dropped two quality F-bombs. Watch the whole thing right here.

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Blackhawks vs. Bruins Stanley Cup Final most watched ‘on record’ in U.S.

Getty Images The Chicago Blackhawks’ 3-2 victory in Game 6 to win the 2013 Stanley Cup over the Boston Bruins was watched by 8.16 million viewers on NBC, peaking at 10.424 million from 10:45-11 p.m. EST.

Before we get to where that game ranks all-time, the really cool news first: NBC reports that the 2013 Stanley Cup Final and the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs overall were the most-watched “on record,” meaning all the way back to 1994.

The Stanley Cup Final averaged a 3.3 household rating and 5.764 million viewers on NBC ad NBC Sports Network.

The Stanley Cup Playoffs – on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC – averaged 1.467 million viewers for 84 games, making it the most-watched Stanley Cup Playoffs “on record.”

As for Game 6, here’s Steve Lepore of SB Nation on what was the ninth most-watched NHL game in the U.S. ever:

Since 1995, when the league brought the Stanley Cup Final back to broadcast television, it is the third-most watched game of an era when rights have been shared by NBC, ABC and Fox. It is the third-most watched game since the sport came back to NBC in 2006.

The only games in the last 39 years with more viewers than Monday’s Game 6 were Game 7 of Bruins vs. Canucks in 2011 (8.54 million viewers) and the overtime Game 6 between the Blackhawks and Flyers in 2010 (8.28 million). These numbers came despite many in Chicago being without power on Monday, and the game being moved to a separate affiliate in big market Detroit.

So there are your caveats.

Boston (33.0 rating) out-rated Chicago (30.2 rating), followed by Providence (22.5), Buffalo (12.5 … hey, Patrick Kane has a big family), Pittsburgh (7.8) and Minneapolis-St. Paul (7.2).

As Sports Media Watch pointed out, this was wasn’t a crazy record-setting number, but the series was setting up to deliver an all-time blockbuster had this gone seven games. Wonder if NBC wants those 17 seconds back …


NHL Three Stars: Bolland’s late goal completes Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup comeback

Getty Images No. 1 Star: Dave Bolland, Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup after Bolland’s goal with 59 seconds to go in regulation snapped a 2-2 tie. The winning tally came 17 seconds after Bryan Bickell tied the game.

No. 2 Star: Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago’s captain showed no ill effects of whatever injury was bothering him in Game 5 by scoring the Blackhawks’ opening tally and later assisting Bickell’s tying goal late in the third period.

No. 3 Star: Bryan Bickell, Chicago Blackhawks

The soon-to-be unrestricted free agent came up big in Game 6 scoring the tying goal with 1:16 to go in regulation. How much will he get paid this summer?

Honorable mention: The Blackhawks became the first NHL team to win the Stanley Cup by overcoming a one-goal deficit in the game’s final two minutes.. Chicago is the fifth team in the past six years to clinch the Cup on the road.. The Blackhawks blocked 24 shots to the Bruins’ seven.. Patrick Kane became the third straight American to win the Conn Smythe Trophy.. Here’s the presentation of the Cup:

Did You Know? “Dave Bolland recorded latest Stanley Cup-winning goal ever scored in regulation time.” (NHL)

Dishonorable mention: For the third time in the Final, the team scoring first did not win.. Andrew Shaw took a puck to the face, but came back later because he’s hockey player:


Stanley Cup Final Three Stars: Rask best backstop, Blackhawks blanked

Getty Images BOSTON – Marian Hossa’s absence from the Chicago Blackhawks’ lineup for Game 3 wasn’t being used as a defense for their 2-0 loss to the Boston Bruins on Monday night.

“He’s a key player. But no excuses this time of year,” said captain Jonathan Toews.

But the fact is that Hossa is tied for the team lead in points, and the Chicago offense was punchless – especially on the power play, where Hossa ranks fourth in average ice time.

His loss was significant; the timing of that loss made things downright chaotic.

The Blackhawks were aware that Hossa may not play earlier on Monday, although the star winger participated in practice. He took warmups before Game 3, but was a late scratch.

But despite knowing Hossa was questionable for Game 3, it wasn’t Smith in warmups before the game. Jamal Mayers, a scratch in every playoff game for the Blackhawks, took the warmup.

Why? Speculation is that Quenneville might have been mulling another lineup change. But when Hossa went down, he called a huge audible and opted for Smith, a sparkplug player who can bring some offense.

Smith was told he’d be playing about 20 minutes before the puck dropped.

“I didn’t really know what was going on. I was ready to ride the bike and work out, as we do in the first,” he said.

“It was a scramble to get ready and get warm.”

Smith played 10:23 and was a minus-1. The Blackhawks went 0-for-5 on the power play, and are now 0-for-11 with the man advantage.

So what happened to Hossa? Initial reports that he was injured taking a shot, or being hit with one, in warmups were erroneous. Coach Joel Quenneville said it’s an “upper-body injury” for Hossa.

“We’ll say day-to-day. We’re hopeful he’ll be ready for the next game. It was a game-time decision after the warm-up there. That’s when we made the call, after warm-up,” he said.

Even if there was a chance it could happen, the Blackhawks were left scrambling when it did happen. Why choose a player to fill Hossa’s role that didn’t even skate the warmup?

“Benny, he can play both sides of the puck, brings a responsible game. That’s what we’re looking for,” said Quenneville.

Coach Claude Julien of the Bruins watched the odd drama play out.

“I was surprised as anybody else,” he said. “I can definitely tell you they lost a pretty important player on their roster, but that doesn’t mean we change our game. I think it’s important we stick with what we believe in.”

The Bruins did, and are up 2-1. The Blackhawks, meanwhile, felt the blow of losing arguably their most consistent forward this postseason, and scrambled to fill the hole.

“It’s happens sometimes when you’re missing one of your best players, but you have find a way to play without him,” said Toews.


Stanley Cup Final Three Stars: Rask, Paille lead Bruins to Game 2 victory

No. 1 Star: Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins

If you watched the primary half of this recreation, you already know the Bruins had no enterprise being in it, let alone winning it. However Rask was outstanding in a first period the place the Blackhawks outshot the Bruins 19-4, holding Chicago to only one objective, and when Boston finally acquired on the board, all of the sudden they were in a tie game. Rask made 33 saves in the Bruins’ 2-1 win and is much and away the largest motive this sequence is tied at one sport apiece heading again to Boston.

No. 2 Star: Daniel Paille

It was a big evening for Paille, who was in on each Boston objectives, assisting on Chris Kelly’s sport-tying marker and ending the affair in extra time by beating Corey Crawford with a sweet shot. Here’s that goal once more, from the perspective of the online cam:


No. three Star: Patrick Sharp, Chicago Blackhawks

It was an amazing night time for Sharp, who had a recreation-high seven shots on objective and a workforce-high one shot in aim.

Honourable Point out: 7 pictures and a recreation-high even-strength Corsi ranking of plus-11 for Marian Hossa… Wealthy Peverley went 9-for-11 on faceoffs… I loved the sneaky play by Niklas Hjalmarsson at the start of this clip, when he avoids a pokecheck by picking up the blade of David Krejci’s stick and throwing it up in opposition to the glass:


Did You Know? By way of two video games, the Blackhawks and Bruins have now played 185:56. It’s such as you got a bonus game in there! Slowly however certainly, they’re making up for the lockout.

Conn Smythe Watch: 1. David Krejci, Boston Bruins; 2. Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins; 3. Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks 4. Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins; 5. Andrew Shaw, Chicago Blackhawks; 6. Nathan Horton, Boston Bruins; 7. Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks; eight. Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins; 9. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks; 10. Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks.

Dishonourable point out: Marian Hossa scored a objective on this recreation, only to have it waived off as a consequence of a blown whistle. That one in all probability should have counted… While he had 10 hits, Milan Lucic did not register a single shot on aim. The one other Bruins to do that were Kaspars Daugavins, Shawn Thornton, and Adam McQuaid.