NBC and NBC Sports Network will carry every game of the 2013 NHL Conference Championships. The action will begin this Saturday with a possible double header. Game 1 of the Bruins/ Penguins will air in Primetime head-to-head with the Fox Saturday Baseball regional coverage games. If the Blackhawks win tonight, the Bruins/ Penguins will be Game 2 of a double header, with the Blackhawks/ Kings airing earlier in the day on NBC Sports Network. However if the Red Wings win tonight, then the Western Conference Finals will begin on Friday. Here's the full schedule breakdown outlined by the NHL. Announcing assignments have yet to be made, but we'll post them as soon as they are announced
NEW YORK – The National Hockey League today announced the schedule scenarios, including the dates, starting times and broadcast information, for the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals.
The 2013 Eastern Conference Final schedule is set. The series begins on Sat., June 1, in Pittsburgh when the Penguins host the Boston Bruins at 8 p.m. ET.
The Western Conference Final will match the Los Angeles Kings against the winner of the Western Conference Semifinal between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings, which is tied 3-3. Game 7 in that series is Wednesday night in Chicago at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Network, CBC and RDS.
If the Blackhawks advance, Game 1 of the Western Conference Final will be Sat., June 1, at 5 p.m. ET/4 p.m. CT in Chicago.
If the Red Wings advance, Game 1 of the Western Conference Final will be Friday, May 31, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT in Los Angeles.
National rightsholders NBC Sports Group in the U.S. and CBC, TSN and RDS in Canada once again will provide exclusive national television coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals.
All times listed are Eastern Time and subject to change.
|2013 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS|
BROADCASTERS: Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, & Pierre McGuire
|SERIES M||TIME (ET)||#1 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS. #4 BOSTON BRUINS||NETWORKS/RESULTS|
|SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013||8 P.M.||BOSTON AT PITTSBURGH||NBC, CBC, RDS|
|MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013||8 P.M.||BOSTON AT PITTSBURGH||NBCSN, CBC, RDS|
|WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013||8 P.M.||PITTSBURGH AT BOSTON||NBCSN, CBC, RDS|
|FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013||8 P.M.||PITTSBURGH AT BOSTON||NBCSN, CBC, RDS|
|*SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013||8 P.M.||BOSTON AT PITTSBURGH||NBCSN, CBC, RDS|
|*TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013||TBD||PITTSBURGH AT BOSTON||NBCSN, CBC, RDS|
|*WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013||TBD||BOSTON AT PITTSBURGH||NBCSN, CBC, RDS|
|2013 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS |
BROADCASTERS: Dave Strader, Darren Pang, & Brian Engblom
|SERIES N||TIME (ET)||#1 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS VS. #5 LOS ANGELES KINGS||NETWORKS/RESULTS|
|SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013||5 P.M.||LOS ANGELES AT CHICAGO||NBCSN, TSN, RDS|
|SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013||8 P.M.||LOS ANGELES AT CHICAGO||NBCSN, TSN, RDS|
|TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013||9 P.M.||CHICAGO AT LOS ANGELES||NBCSN, TSN, RDS|
|THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013||9 P.M.||CHICAGO AT LOS ANGELES||NBCSN, CBC, RDS|
|*SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013||8 P.M.||LOS ANGELES AT CHICAGO||NBC, CBC, RDS|
|*MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013||9 P.M.||CHICAGO AT LOS ANGELES||NBCSN, CBC, RDS|
|*WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013||TBD||LOS ANGELES AT CHICAGO||NBCSN, CBC, RDS|
|* If necessary|