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CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA GIVES CANADIANS AN EXCLUSIVE FRONT ROW SEAT TO THE 2013 STANLEY CUP FINAL, BEGINNING WEDNESDAY

It all comes down to this. The 2013 Stanley Cup Final marks the first time in 34 years that two Original Six teams will battle for hockey's greatest prize as  Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks take on Zdeno Chara and the Boston Bruins exclusively in Canada on CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA beginning Wednesday, June 12 at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) from Chicago. From the first puck drop to the hoist of the Stanley Cup, live coverage of the entire best-of-seven series is available on CBC-TV and online at CBCSports.ca.

Jim Hughson handles the play-by-play duties from the broadcast booth alongside analyst Craig Simpson (@hnicsimmer) as they call the action for the championship series. Glenn Healy provides analysis from between the benches with Scott Oake (@ScottOake) reporting. See attached for a complete broadcast schedule.

Ron MacLean and the HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA Studio 42 team of P.J. Stock (@PJStockHNIC) and Elliotte Friedman (@friedgeHNIC) bring viewers closer to the action as they broadcast live from the Stanley Cup Final, keeping viewers informed with insight, analysis and informative features between periods along with Andi Petrillo (@andipHNIC) providing the latest news and updates from the Chevrolet iDesk. Don Cherry (@CoachsCornerCBC) joins the crew on the road for Coach's Corner presented by Budweiser during the first intermission of each game. Scotiabank Hockey Tonight airs prior to each game at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT), while the Chevrolet Post-Game Show is live online at CBCSports.ca following the conclusion of each game with host Andi Petrillo.

A special extended pre-game show airs on Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT) ahead of Game 2 of the series as CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA carries the 2013 NHL Awards. CBC-TV and CBCSports.ca have live coverage of the entire broadcast as the winners of the Hart Memorial Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award, James  Norris Memorial Award, Vezina Trophy and Calder Memorial Trophy are announced. One day earlier, on Friday, June 14, NHL Network and NHL.com have live coverage at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT) as the winners are announced for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, Frank J. Selke Trophy, Jack Adams Award, King Clancy Memorial Trophy, Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, and the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award presented by Bridgestone, NHL Foundation Player Award and the NHL General Manager of the Year Award.

Hockey Night in Canada: 2nd Screen presented by Budweiser continues to connect users throughout the playoffs at CBCSports.ca/2ndscreen, where users earn points toward potential prizes through predictions, in-game trivia and online engagement. Viewers across the country can also connect with CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA online at CBCSports.ca/HockeyNightInCanada, through Twitter (@hockeynight) and Instagram using #HockeyNight, Facebook and Pinterest. Fans can also stay up-to-date with the Hockey Night in Canada app for iOS, Windows 8, Blackberry 10 and Android as well as via Xbox and Google Currents.

Viewers can continue to vote for the TELUS Break Away Cam during the Final. The innovative online feature allows viewers to follow a single isolated camera on their computers or mobile devices each period. Fans can vote online at CBCSports.ca/breakaway throughout the week, picking what the focus of the camera will be - a superstar player, a passionate coach or a crazed fan. The camera will follow the top vote-getter during select game broadcasts.

Hockey Night in Canada Radio on SiriusXM with host Rob Pizzo (@RobPizzo) remains the source of comprehensive analysis for the entire 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs from 3-5 p.m. ET every weekday on Sirius 207 and XM 92. Pizzo welcomes the biggest names in the game for in-depth discussion and insightful interviews on the latest storylines from the NHL.

Live coverage of the Stanley Cup Final is also available on Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi presented by Chevrolet with Harnarayan Singh (@IceSinghHNIC), Inderpreet Cumo (@InderpreetHNIC) and Bhola Chauhan (@BholaHNIC). The Punjabi-language broadcasts have featured one series per round throughout the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs and are available live on select television channels and online at CBCSports.ca. A complete list of channels as well as on-demand video is available at CBCSports.ca/Punjabi.

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