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NHL announces start times and broadcast coverage for conference finals

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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.


2008 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
   
SERIES M Time (ET) 
#2 vs. #6
 Networks
Fri., May 9, 2008  7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh  VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Sun., May 11, 2008  7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh  VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Tues., May 13, 2008  7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia  VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Thurs., May 15, 2008  7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia  VERSUS, CBC, RDS
*Sun., May 18, 2008  3:00 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh  NBC, CBC, RDS
*Tues., May 20, 2008  7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia  VERSUS, CBC, RDS
*Thurs., May 22, 2008  7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh  VERSUS, CBC, RDS
           
2008 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

 
SERIES N  Time (ET)
#1 vs. #5
 Networks
Thurs., May 8, 2008  7:30 p.m. Dallas at Detroit  VERSUS, TSN, RDS
Sat., May 10, 2008  7:00 p.m. Dallas at Detroit  VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Mon., May 12, 2008  8:00 p.m. Detroit at Dallas  VERSUS, TSN, RDS
Wed., May 14, 2008  8:00 p.m. Detroit at Dallas  VERSUS, TSN, RDS
*Sat., May 17, 2008  1:30 p.m. Dallas at Detroit  NBC, CBC, RDS
*Mon., May 19, 2008  8:00 p.m. Detroit at Dallas  VERSUS, CBC, RDS
*Wed., May 21, 2008  7:30 p.m. Dallas at Detroit  VERSUS, CBC, RDS
           


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