The National Hockey League announced its 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs quarterfinals schedule on Sunday night following the conclusion of the regular season.
TSN will be broadcasting the Western Conference quarterfinal series between the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks after CBC and Hockey Night in Canada decided to broadcast the Toronto Maple Leafs/Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens/Ottawa Senators series.
Chris Cuthbert will be doing play-by-play while Ray Ferraro will be between the benches providing colour commentary for the series.
— Chris Cuthbert (@CCtsn) April 29, 2013
CBC streams all its games online for free at CBCSports.ca, but it doesn’t appear TSN will be doing the same and providing free online streaming of the series on its website.
TSN is apparently only providing streaming through the Bell Mobile TV app, which is only available to Bell and Virgin Mobile customers who subscribe to Mobile TV package. It means if your cellular service provider is either Telus, Rogers, Mobilicity, or Wind, the only way you can get the game streamed is if you cancel your contract and sign on with Bell.
There is also the possibly TSN might offer a pay-per-view service on its website like it did for the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championships, but don’t expect it to be cheap. Fans were charged $3.99 a game for the World Juniors.
In any case, those fans who are stuck at work will be out of luck.
|TIME (PT)||#3 vs. #6||Networks|
|Wednesday, May 1, 2013||7:30 p.m.||San Jose at Vancouver||NBCSN, TSN|
|Friday, May 3, 2013||7 p.m.||San Jose at Vancouver||CNBC, TSN|
|Sunday, May 5, 2013||7 p.m.||Vancouver at San Jose||NBCSN, TSN|
|Tuesday, May 7, 2013||7 p.m.||Vancouver at San Jose||CNBC, TSN|
|*Thursday, May 9, 2013||7 p.m.||San Jose at Vancouver||TSN|
|*Saturday, May 11, 2013||TBD||Vancouver at San Jose||TSN|
|*Monday, May 13, 2013||TBD||San Jose at Vancouver||TSN|