Hockey broadcasting on a national scale was spotty prior to ; NBC and CBS held rights at various times during that period, with each network carrying weekend-afternoon games during the second half of the regular season and the playoffs, along with some but not all of the Stanley Cup Finals. From tothere was no exclusive coverage of games. National U. NBCUniversal holds exclusive rights to Wednesday night games, all games televised by the NBC network, and every game in the Stanley Cup playoffs beginning in the second round.
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Louis at San Jose, 3 p. On Saturday, the action will really pick up. None of the four remaining teams were division winners in the regular season, and many of the favorites heading into the postseason have been eliminated.
It's easy to see any of the four remaining teams ending the year by winning the Stanley Cup. The Bruins opened the Eastern Conference Final with a win over the Hurricanes on Thursday night, scoring four third-period goals to overcome a one-goal deficit entering the final period.
Boston now has a chance to take a lead on its home ice Sunday. But Carolina has thrived as an underdog throughout the postseason, rallying from a deficit to win an opening-round series against the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals.
The Canes subsequently swept the New York Islanders in the shortest series of the second round. So if any team can come back from losing the opening game of the conference finals, it's likely the Hurricanes. I'm already past it.
When I walk out the door, I'm not even thinking about last game. And they will open the Western Conference Final at home too. Louis is capable of triumphing on the road, as it has won five of its six away games this postseason.