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CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA PROVIDES EXCLUSIVE LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2012 STANLEY CUP FINAL BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MAY 30

Each game of the best-of-seven series airs live on CBC-TV and streaming at cbcsports.ca

Behind-the-scenes look at the 2012 playoffs, 'Inside the Cup', airs Sunday at 9pm local (9:30pm NDT)

After three grueling playoff rounds comprised of 80 games in 45 days, 14 teams have been sent home empty handed. The Eastern Conference Champion New Jersey Devils and the Western Conference Champion Los Angeles Kings remain to do battle for hockey's biggest prize in the 2012 Stanley Cup Final, exclusively on CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA. Live coverage of the entire best-of-seven series is available on CBC-TV and streaming live at CBCSports.ca.

"The last month and a half of Stanley Cup Playoff action has been filled with unscripted drama and excitement and with the Kings and Devils facing off in the Final, we don't expect that to change," said Julie Bristow, CBC's Executive Director of Studio and Unscripted Programming. "This is what hockey fans across Canada have been waiting for all year, the two best teams in this year's playoffs going head to head for the Stanley Cup on hockey's biggest stage - CBC's Hockey Night in Canada."

The action gets underway on CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA with Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, May 30 at 8 p.m. ET when Jonathan Quick, Dustin Brown and the rest of the Kings visit the Prudential Center to take on Martin Brodeur, Zach Parise and the Devils. Jim Hughson provides play-by-play for the Final alongside analyst Craig Simpson who joins him in the broadcast booth, while Glenn Healy provides additional analysis from between the benches with Scott Oake and Elliotte Friedman reporting from rinkside.

Ron MacLean hosts CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA's coverage of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final along with Kelly Hrudey and P.J. Stock, providing insight and analysis for each game. Don Cherry and Coach's Corner returns in the first intermission while the second intermission features the Hot Stove and Andi Petrillo at the Chevrolet I-Desk. Scotiabank Hockey Tonight precedes Games 1 and 2 and Games 5 through 7 if necessary.

"The Stanley Cup Final on Hockey Night in Canada is a tradition that has been bringing Canadians together for the last 59 years," said Trevor Pilling, Head of Programming, CBC Sports and Hockey Night in Canada. "We pride ourselves on bringing the fans closer to the action and deeper into the stories every night as we live the excitement of the game together from across the country."

On Sunday, June 3 at 9 p.m. local (9:30 p.m. NDT), CBC will air a behind-the-scenes look at this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs with Inside the Cup. The special is an authentic behind the scenes look into what the two conference champions have endured on the road to the cup and features commentary captured by microphones worn by players during the first three rounds of the Playoffs.  Inside the Cup offers a unique look into the passion and intensity players feel as they battle for a chance to raise the Stanley Cup.

With every game broadcast also streaming live online at cbcsports.ca, viewers on the go can remain connected to the action. Download the Hockey Night in Canada mobile app for instant access to news, analysis and game highlights and enjoy the ultimate "second screen" experience, Hockey Night Playoff Pulse, as it captures the heartbeat of a nation through in-game polls, pools and near-live access to the best three minutes from every game.

Hockey Night in Canada Radio on SiriusXM hosted Gord Stellick continues Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. ET on channel 157. Show podcasts are also available for download from the iTunes Store.

CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA's online only alternate webcast, WhileTheMenWatch Hockey Night with hosts Lena Sutherland and Jules Mancuso, alongside show producer Sunil, provides a cheeky soundtrack to the 2012 Stanley Cup Final with their fun, provocative and entertaining conversation at cbc.ca/whilethemenwatch. Designed to engage both male and female casual viewers, the online stream is available across the country each game night while an audio-only stream will be available to fans outside of Canada.

Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi presented by Chevrolet continues with Harnarayan Singh handling play-by-play duties for the Stanley Cup Final. The Punjabi broadcasts will be available on Rogers Cable channel 799, Shaw Digital TV channel 328, Shaw Direct classic channel 480 and advanced channel 429, TELUS Optik TV channel 131 and on Bell TV and FIBE TV channel 232 and will also be streamed live and on-demand on CBCSports.ca.

 

** TV Schedule follows**

 

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CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA: 2012 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

STANLEY CUP FINAL

BROADCAST SCHEDULE

 

Series is best of seven.  Schedule subject to change.

 

NEW JERSEY DEVILS (#6) VS. LOS ANGELES KINGS (#8)

Game 1            Los Angeles @ New Jersey    Wed., May 30 @ 8pm ET                   FULL NETWORK

Game 2            Los Angeles @ New Jersey    Sat., June 2 @ 8pm ET                       FULL NETWORK

Game 3            New Jersey @ Los Angeles    Mon., June 4 @ 8pm ET                     FULL NETWORK

Game 4            New Jersey @ Los Angeles    Wed., June 6 @ 8pm ET                     FULL NETWORK

Game 5*          Los Angeles @ New Jersey    Sat., June 9 @ 8pm ET                       FULL NETWORK

Game 6*          New Jersey @ Los Angeles    Mon., June 11 @ 8pm ET                   FULL NETWORK

Game 7*          Los Angeles @ New Jersey    Wed., June 13 @ 8pm ET                   FULL NETWORK

*If necessary

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