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Start times set for Western Conference quarterfinal games

May 7, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

2013 playoffs

Three start times have officially gone from “TBD” to, you know, actual start times.

On Tuesday, the NHL announced:

— Game 5 between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild will go on Thursday, May 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET from the United Center. It will be aired on NBC Sports Network.

— Game 6 between the Anaheim Ducks and Detroit Red Wings will go on Friday, May 10 at 8 p.m. ET from Joe Louis Arena. It will be aired on CNBC.

— Game 6 between the St. Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings will go on Friday, May 10 at 10 p.m. ET from the Staples Center. It will be aired on NBC Sports Network.

St. Louis and Los Angeles are tied at two games a piece, as are Anaheim and Detroit.

Chicago currently leads its series with Minnesota two games to one, with Game 4 going tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN (Rick Peckham and Brian Engblom on the call).

As for tonight’s other games:

Pittsburgh at New York Islanders:  7 p.m. ET puck drop, on NBCSN. Kenny Albert and Joe Micheletti on the call.

Montreal at Ottawa: 7 p.m. ET puck drop, on CNBC. Play-by-play and color commentator TBD.

Vancouver at San Jose: 10 p.m. ET puck drop, on CNBC. Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda on the call.

  1. chicagobtech - May 7, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    The one thing I hate about the playoffs – we lose our regular announcers.

    • letsgolightning - May 7, 2013 at 5:49 PM

      It’s weird hearing our announcer (Rick Peckham) calling other games during the playoffs. Part of me is glad that he’s good enough to get the work, but it just feels wrong.

    • zevkizz - May 7, 2013 at 5:51 PM

      and to have two Ranger guys announcing the Islanders.

    • bensawesomeness - May 7, 2013 at 5:55 PM

      Wings have still had our guys on fox sports! It’s nice

  2. girouxed - May 7, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    What was the point of this article?

    • prideonice - May 7, 2013 at 5:48 PM

      Pretty sure it was to announce the start times for the upcoming games…

  3. sjsharks66 - May 7, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Yeah! Drew and Randy. Best guys in the league.

    • imleftcoast - May 7, 2013 at 6:32 PM

      They need to read the rule book. Worst homers ever, and I used to have to listen to John Davidson do the Rangers games.

  4. sjsharks66 - May 7, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    That reminds me of the time this season when drew and randy announced a red wings game on NBCSN… Sounded so wrong! Haha

  5. sjsharks66 - May 7, 2013 at 6:44 PM


    Really? The worst?

    What about Jack Edwards or the guys over in Anaheim or Phoenix?

  6. aldog83 - May 7, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Bob Miller not getting to call LA KINGS on TV in the CUP Finals last years was disappointing.

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