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Conference semifinals start Thursday

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

NEW YORK – The National Hockey League today announced the dates, starting times and national broadcast coverage for the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoff Conference Semifinal round, which begins Thursday, April 24 when the Montreal Canadiens host the Philadelphia Flyers and the Detroit Red Wings host the Colorado Avalanche.  On Friday, April 25 the Pittsburgh Penguins host the New York Rangers and the San Jose Sharks host the Dallas Stars.  NBC and VERSUS will provide national television coverage in the United States, and CBC, TSN and RDS will televise nationally in Canada. NHL Radio on Westwood One will distribute live coverage of the Conference Semifinal series to radio stations across North America.   Every playoff game also can be heard on XM Satellite Radio.




2008 EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
   
SERIES I TIME
#1 vs. #6
Network
Thursday, April 24, 2008 7:00 PM Philadelphia at Montreal CBC, RDS
Saturday, April 26, 2008 7:00 PM Philadelphia at Montreal CBC, VERSUS, RDS
Monday, April 28, 2008    7:00 PM Montreal at Philadelphia VERSUS, CBC, RD
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 7:00 PM Montreal at Philadelphia VERSUS, CBC, RDS
*Saturday, May 3, 2008    7:00 PM Philadelphia at Montreal CBC, VERSUS, RDS
*Sunday, May 4, 2008    7:00 PM Montreal at Philadelphia VERSUS, CBC, RDS
*Tuesday, May 6, 2008    7:00 PM Philadelphia at Montreal CBC, RDS
           
SERIES J TIME
#2 vs. #5
Network
Friday, April 25, 2008 7:00 PM NY Rangers at Pittsburgh    VERSUS, CBC
Sunday, April 27, 2008 2:00 PM NY Rangers at Pittsburgh    NBC, CBC
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 7:00 PM Pittsburgh at NY Rangers    VERSUS, CBC
Thursday, May 1, 2008    7:00 PM Pittsburgh at NY Rangers    VERSUS, CBC
*Sunday, May 4, 2008    2:00 PM  NY Rangers at Pittsburgh    NBC, CBC
*Monday, May 5, 2008    7:00 PM Pittsburgh at NY Rangers    VERSUS, CBC
*Wednesday, May 7, 2008    TBD NY Rangers at Pittsburgh    CBC
           
2008 WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

 
SERIES K TIME
#1 vs. #6
Network
Thursday, April 24, 2008 7:30 PM Colorado at Detroit VERSUS, TSN
Saturday, April 26, 2008    3:00 PM Colorado at Detroit NBC, TSN
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 10:00 PM Detroit at Colorado FSN Detroit, VERSUS, TSN
Thursday, May 1, 2008 10:00 PM Detroit at Colorado VERSUS, TSN
*Saturday, May 3, 2008 1:00 PM Colorado at Detroit NBC, TSN
*Monday, May 5, 2008 10:00 PM Detroit at Colorado FSN Detroit, VERSUS, TSN
*Wednesday, May 7, 2008    TBD Colorado at Detroit  FSN Detroit, TSN
           
SERIES L TIME
#2 vs. #5
Network
Friday, April 25, 2008 10:00 PM Dallas at San Jose VERSUS, TSN
Sunday, April 27, 2008 9:00 PM Dallas at San Jose VERSUS, TSN
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 7:30 PM San Jose at Dallas TSN
Wednesday, April 30, 2008    9:00 PM San Jose at Dallas VERSUS, TSN (JIP)
*Friday, May 2, 2008 10:00 PM Dallas at San Jose VERSUS, TSN
*Sunday, May 4, 2008 9:00 PM San Jose at Dallas VERSUS, TSN
*Tuesday May 6, 2008 10:00 PM Dallas at San Jose TSN
 
         
* If necessary
VERSUS denotes exclusive telecast

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