Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Calder Cup Finals Airing on TSN2, NHL Network

(Credit: Andy Nietupski/Texas Stars)
All seven games of the Calder Cup Finals will be on a TV screen near you. Below are broadcast details. Note that the AHL made AHL Live free for the Finals last year. We'll see if they do that again to assist on Game 1 (and 4) that are tape-delayed on NHL Network.

Here's the release:
The American Hockey League announced today that broadcasts of all seven games of the 2018 Calder Cup Finals between the Toronto Marlies and the Texas Stars will be televised across Canada on TSN2 and in the United States on NHL Network.

Leafs Nation Network, which will produce the broadcasts, will also air the series for its viewers in Ontario.

The Eastern Conference champion Marlies, top development affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs, finished with the best record in the AHL during the regular season and carry a nine-game winning streak into the Finals after eliminating Utica (3-2), Syracuse (4-0) and Lehigh Valley (4-0). They are vying for their first championship.

The Western Conference champion Stars, top affiliate of the Dallas Stars, are in the Finals for the third time in their nine-year history and are looking to duplicate their 2014 title. Texas defeated Ontario (3-1), Tucson (4-1) and Rockford (4-2) to reach the championship round.

2018 Calder Cup Finals on TSN2 and NHL Network
Game 1 – Sat., June 2 – Texas at Toronto, 4 p.m. ET (TSN2: live; NHLN: Sunday, 9 a.m. ET)
Game 2 – Sun., June 3 – Texas at Toronto, 4 p.m. ET (live)
Game 3 – Tue., June 5 – Toronto at Texas, 8 p.m. ET (live)
Game 4 – Thu., June 7 – Toronto at Texas, 8 p.m. ET (TSN2: live; NHLN: Friday, 1 p.m. ET)
*Game 5 – Sat., June 9 – Toronto at Texas, 8 p.m. ET (live)
*Game 6 – Tue., June 12 – Texas at Toronto, 7 p.m. ET (live)
*Game 7 – Thu., June 14 – Texas at Toronto, 7 p.m. ET (live)
*if necessary

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