Sportsnet Announces 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Coverage Details, Beginning April 20

The stage is set for the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and Sportsnet is primed to bring you all the action! As the NHL’s finest prepare to vie for the coveted Stanley Cup, beginning this Saturday, fans can expect an exhilarating showdown with four thrilling best-of-seven series featuring Canadian powerhouses: the Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, and Winnipeg Jets. Sportsnet’s extensive coverage kicks off on April 20 across multiple platforms, ensuring you won’t miss a single moment of the excitement (see First Round broadcast schedule below).

Here’s what you can expect from Sportsnet’s comprehensive Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage:

Television & Sportsnet+

Join hosts Ron MacLean and David Amber, alongside a lineup of experts including Kevin Bieksa, Elliotte Friedman, Kelly Hrudey, Jennifer Botterill, and Luke Gazdic, for pre-game, intermission, and post-game analysis. Jake Allen of the New Jersey Devils will also join the panel for the opening weekend.

Catch the action with Chris Cuthbert calling the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins series, joined by analyst Craig Simpson and reporter Kyle Bukauskas.

Harnarayan Singh and Louie DeBrusk will provide commentary for the Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers series, with Gene Principe reporting from the rink.

John Shorthouse and Dave Tomlinson will team up for the Nashville Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks series, with Dan Murphy delivering rink-side reports.

Announcer John Bartlett and analyst Garry Galley will be on deck for the Winnipeg Jets vs. Colorado Avalanche series, with Scott Oake providing sideline coverage.

For Punjabi-speaking fans, Randip Janda, Harpreet Pandher, Gurpreet Sian, Amrit Gill, Mantar Bhandal, and Taqdeer Thindal will deliver select Saturday night games on Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition on OMNI Television.

Additional insights and reporting will be provided by Christine Simpson, Colby Armstrong, and Friedman, featuring exclusive interviews and in-depth analysis of the league’s top stars and storylines.

Audio & Television

In Toronto, tune in to Sportsnet 590 The FAN for Toronto Maple Leafs Radio coverage, with play-by-play veteran Joe Bowen and game analyst Jim Ralph providing the call for select games. Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert will offer pregame coverage on radio and TV with The FAN Pregame weeknights at 6 p.m. ET, as well as intermission coverage for all Leafs games on radio.

Get the latest Leafs headlines with Real Kyper and Bourne, hosted by Nick Kypreos and Justin Bourne, weekdays at 4 p.m. ET, available on-demand and on TV.

For post-game analysis, join JD Bunkis, Sam McKee, and Bourne live on Sportsnet+ and on-demand after every Leafs playoff game.

In Vancouver, catch all the action on Sportsnet 650 with Brendan Batchelor and Randip Janda providing play-by-play commentary for Vancouver Canucks games. Pre-game coverage will be hosted by Jannik Hanson, Dan Riccio, and Satiar Shah, with post-game analysis from Shah, Bik Nizzar, and former NHLer Brett Festerling.

National coverage is available on the Sportsnet Radio Network with The Jeff Marek Show airing weekdays at Noon ET / 9 a.m. PT, offering exclusive interviews, in-depth analysis, and breaking headlines.

Tune in to “32 Thoughts: The Podcast presented by GMC” for insights from NHL insiders Jeff Marek and Friedman, starting with the playoff preview show on Monday, available on-demand online.

Stay updated with league-wide news on Real Kyper and Bourne weekdays at 5 p.m. ET on Sportsnet, across the Sportsnet Radio Network, on-demand, and on TV.

Digital Platforms – & Sportsnet App

Access must-read daily analyses from NHL Insiders Luke Fox (Toronto), Mark Spector (Edmonton), Iain MacIntyre (Vancouver), and Eric Engels (Winnipeg) on and the Sportsnet App.

Justin Bourne’s new column, “Ice Tilt,” measures series momentum with the latest analytics from NHL Edge IQ powered by AWS.

Find highlights, previews, expert predictions, and real-time coverage of all the key games and matchups during the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sportsnet’s digital platforms.

Social Media

Stay connected with breaking news, behind-the-scenes content, and can’t-miss videos on Sportsnet’s YouTube, X, Instagram, and TikTok channels.

With Sportsnet’s comprehensive coverage, hockey fans can immerse themselves in the excitement of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs from start to finish.

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