The National Hockey League today announced the dates, times and national broadcast information for the 2007 Stanley Cup Playoff Conference Quarterfinal round, which begins Wednesday, April 11.
The Canucks will take on the Dallas Stars in the first game of Round 1 on Wednesday, starting at 7pm.
Game two will be played Friday at 6pm, while game three Sunday in Dallas is a 6:30 pm start and game four, also in Dallas, is a 5pm start time.
The times of games five and seven, if necessary, have yet to be determined. Both will take place at General Motors Place in Vancouver.
All Canucks games in the first round can be seen on CBC.
Also on Wednesday, League scoring champion Sidney Crosby makes his NHL postseason debut when the Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Ottawa Senators; the Anaheim Ducks host the Minnesota Wild and the San Jose Sharks visit the Nashville Predators.
The other series open Thursday, when the Presidents' Trophy-winning Buffalo Sabres host the New York Islanders; the New Jersey Devils host the Tampa Bay Lightning; the Atlanta Thrashers play the first postseason game in franchise history when they host the New York Rangers and the Detroit Red Wings host the Calgary Flames.
National network television coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be provided in Canada on CBC, TSN and RDS, while in the United States by NBC and VERSUS will provide coverage.
CBC's HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA continues its 55-year tradition of Stanley Cup Playoff coverage with a Wednesday doubleheader featuring. Dallas at Vancouver will go at 7pm, following Pittsburgh at Ottawa at 5pm.
TSN leads off its coverage Wednesday with a doubleheader featuring San Jose at Nashville at 5pm, followed by Minnesota at Anaheim at 7:30 p.m. TSN has coverage of the first three rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
RDS meanwhile will show complete coverage of three series (Ottawa vs. Pittsburgh, New Jersey vs. Tampa Bay and Vancouver vs. Dallas) and will continue showing live playoff action through the Stanley Cup Final.
|CANUCKS VS. STARS |
|Date ||Time (PT) ||Location ||Network |
|Wed., April 11 ||7:00 p.m. ||at Vancouver ||CBC, RDS, VERSUS |
|Fri., April 13 ||6:00 p.m. ||at Vancouver ||CBC, RDS, VERSUS |
|Sun., April 15 ||6:30 p.m. ||at Dallas ||VERSUS, CBC, RDS |
|Tue., April 17 ||5:00 p.m. ||at Dallas ||CBC, RDS (JIP) |
|*Thu., April 19 ||7:00 p.m. ||at Vancouver ||CBC, RDS, VERSUS |
|*Sat., April 21 ||5:00 p.m. ||at Dallas ||VERSUS, CBC, RDS |
|*Mon., April 23 ||TBD ||at Vancouver ||CBC, RDS, VERSUS |