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Here are your channels, announcers for Thursday’s playoff games

May 2, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

2013 playoffs

Thee are four Stanley Cup playoff games this evening as both the Senators-Canadiens and Capitals-Rangers kick off their series.

Out West, the Kings-Blues and Ducks-Red Wings will engage in Game 2s.

Here’s the rundown…

No. 7 Ottawa at No. 2 Montreal

Puck drops at 7 p.m. ET on CNBC, and will carry the CBC feed featuring Bob Cole, Garey Galley and Cassie Campbell-Pascall.

No. 6 New York Rangers at No. 3 Washington

Puck drops at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with Doc Emrick, Pierre McGuire and Ed Olczyk on the call.

No. 5 Los Angeles at No. 4 St. Louis

Puck drops at 9:30 p.m. ET on CNBC, featuring play-by-play man Dave Strader and color commentator Brian Engblom.

No. 7 Detroit at No. 2 Anaheim

Puck drops at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with John Forslund and Daryl Reaugh on the call.

Just a reminder that you can also watch all four of tonight’s postseason games live on NBC Sports Extra.

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NBC Sports Live Extra is NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets that will stream all Stanley Cup Playoff games that air on NBC, NBC Sports Network, and CNBC.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at

The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

  1. bensawesomeness - May 2, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    Words can’t describe how excited i am that I don’t have to listen to Pierre McGuire tonight

    • therealjr - May 2, 2013 at 5:35 PM

      Words can’t describe how annoyed I am that I have to. Who anointed these three stooges the #1 team anyway? The same suits propping up Joe Buck?

      • atwatercrushesokoye - May 2, 2013 at 5:47 PM

        He was at his worst when he used to do the World Junior tournament, every single player in that tournament was the next great superstar and the team’s that owned their rights always had to be “over the moon” at how good they were going to be.

        Actually now that I think about it he’s worse when talking about anything Penguins and/or Crosby related, you can pretty much hear him climaxing when discussing these topics. After the Pens signed Michalek and Martin he said it was “another example of them reloading” and that “eastern conference teams fear Ray Shero” and finally that the Pens would “win several cups on the backs of these two players”…well done Pierre!

      • bensawesomeness - May 2, 2013 at 6:12 PM

        I love listening to Doc, but if you listen, you can tell he’s trying to shut up the 2 of them, or guide them to saying something intelligent or worthwhile

        Pierre reminds me of Brick (Steve Carrell) in Anchorman

      • sheckyrimshot - May 2, 2013 at 7:24 PM

        ha mike commodore has some choice words you can borrow. and i have to agree with him.

  2. orangandblack - May 2, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    I love games featuring Pierre McGuire….said no Hockey fan ever

  3. adambballn - May 2, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Hopefully Directv won’t drop the ball tonight in Southern California on the Ducks v Wings game like they did Tuesday… literally blacked the game out on every channel up until the last 5 minutes of the 3rd period.

  4. capsrockva - May 2, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    I am glad Joe B @Craig are calling the game here in DC. NBC sports network I think will be blocked out here in Washington or they will air something else. Right now they aren’t airing hockey

    • babykaby - May 3, 2013 at 4:52 AM

      I would rather listen to Pierre than these two yahoos. They don’t even pay attention to the game being played. I love the Caps, but I actually have to turn the sound off when these two bozos are supposedly calling the game. Not only that, but just once I would like to see one single period where they actually showed the all the faceoffs. Apparently the director is as bad as the two bozos.

  5. capsrockva - May 2, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    oh by the Way LET”S GO CAPS CAPS CAPS CAPS

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