NHL Tonight to Follow Game
May 20, 2021 – NHL Network’s 2021 Stanley Cup® Playoffs game coverage begins with Game 1 of the First Round series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET. Tonight’s game will mark the first time in 42 years the Maple Leafs and Canadiens, two of the Original Six, have faced off in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
NHL Now will begin NHL Network’s three-plus hours of pre-game coverage at 4 p.m. ET, co-hosted by E.J. Hradek, Jackie Redmond and Stanley Cup® champion Mike Rupp. Jamison Coyle, three-time Stanley Cup champion Ken Daneyko and Darren Pang will set the scene on NHL Tonight at 6 p.m. ET leading up to puck drop, while Tony Luftman, Mark Parrish and guest analyst Jody Shelley will recap the action immediately following the game. Additional First and Second Round games airing on NHL Network will be announced at a later date.
Featuring in-studio demonstrations, highlights and breakdowns, Bruce Boudreau, Ryan Callahan, Stu Grimson, Billy Jaffe, Mike Johnson, Mike Kelly, Brian Lawton, Stanley Cup champion Dave Reid, Kevin Weekes and host Jamie Hersch will continue to be part of NHL Network’s comprehensive studio coverage throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final. Stanley Cup Playoffs content will be highlighted across NHL Network’s social media platforms, including clips from NHL Now and NHL Tonight.
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