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.
You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.
— Lightning forward Steven Stamkos after Game 7 win vs. Rangers on Friday in New York