TSN has the first two games of each NHL conference final Staff

5/15/2009 1:20:30 PM

Crosby! Staal! Kane! Datsyuk!

TSN's ongoing coverage of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs continues this weekend with the NHL's hottest stars going head-to-head in the Conference Finals.

Over the next week, TSN will have live coverage of the first two games from both the Eastern and Western Conference Finals. 

The Eastern Conference Final features superstar Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins against Eric Staal and the Carolina Hurricanes. The Western Conference Final features the defending Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings taking on the Chicago Blackhawks.

The action on TSN gets under way on Sunday with Game 1 between Chicago and Detroit at 2:30pm et/11:30am pt, and continues when Pittsburgh hosts Carolina on Monday at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt.

All games are available in High Definition and games will also be available on demand at

TSN's Gord Miller and Pierre McGuire will call the conference Final game action, while NHL on TSN host James Duthie will be in studio with panellists Bob McKenzie, TSN's Hockey Insider, and NHL analyst Ray Ferraro and Darren Pang. Hockey Insider Darren Dreger and veteran broadcaster Dave Hodge will also deliver playoff analysis and insights.

And tonight, TSN tees up the Conference Finals with MOLSON THAT'S HOCKEY PLAYOFF EDITION: CONFERENCE FINALS PREVIEW.  Host Gino Reda is joined in studio by Hockey Insider Darren Dreger and analyst Darren Pang, as they preview both Conference Final match-ups.  In addition, TSN's soon-to-be-retired prognosticating primate, Maggie the Monkey, who went 2 for 8 in the first round and 2 for 4 in the second round, returns to make her picks for the Conference Finals.