NEW YORK (May 5, 2008) – The National Hockey League today announced the starting times and complete broadcast coverage information for the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoff Conference Finals, which begin Thursday, May 8, when the Detroit Red Wings host the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference Final. The Eastern Conference Final begins Friday, May 9, when the Philadelphia Flyers visit the Pittsburgh Penguins.
National rightsholders NBC and VERSUS in the United States and CBC, TSN and RDS in Canada will provide exclusive national broadcast coverage of the Conference Finals. NHL Radio on Westwood One will distribute live coverage of the Conference Finals to radio stations across North America. Every playoff game also can be heard on XM Satellite Radio.
When we started our journey we made a commitment to our fans to be relevant and to see the Chicago Blackhawks become the best professional hockey organization. There are not two finer symbols of that than Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. The commitment we have made to these incredible young men is equal to the commitment they have made to our team, our fans, our entire organization and the city of Chicago.
— Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz on signing Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to contract extensions