NBC will carry two (with possible four) games of the NHL
conference quarterfinals, as we finally get a national look at Ryan
Miller and the Buffalo Sabres and Ilya Bryzgalov and the Phoenix
Coyotes. We could also get a look at the Chicago and Nashville series, if they go past four games. Which they most likely will. Here’s the NBC schedule for the first round:
vs. #6 Boston – Saturday, April 17, 1:00 p.m. (Game 2)
#4 Phoenix @ #5 Detroit – Sunday, April 18, 3:00 p.m. (Game 3)
#2 Chicago vs. #7 Nashville – Saturday, April 24, 3:00 p.m. (Game 5 – if necessary)
#4 Phoenix @ #5 Detroit – Sunday, April 25, 2:00 p.m. (Game 6 –
As always, we’ll be providing in-depth coverage
of these games on Pro Hockey Talk, along with in-game chats for both
I’m excited for Ryan Miller to get some national
television exposure, as well as for the country to see exactly how far
the Coyotes have come this season.
Hopefully the Coyotes – Red
Wings series gets prolonged and we get to see an elimination game.