Second Round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs presented by GEICO Begin with Eight Matchups Exclusively on ESPN Platforms

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Second Round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs presented by GEICO Begin with Eight Matchups Exclusively on ESPN Platforms

Metropolitan and Pacific Divisions to air exclusively on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes

The 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs on ESPN presented by GEICO continue into the second round with exclusive doubleheaders this Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and Tuesday on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. ESPN will air the entirety of the Metropolitan and Pacific divisions on alternating days, beginning Wednesday, May 18. ESPN’s NHL-focused studio show, The Point, will air every day except Friday and Sunday, as a lead-in to games throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Final.

Thanks to Artemi Panarin scoring the OT winner on Sunday night, the New York Rangers head to the second round to take on the Carolina Hurricanes. The Canes, who entered the postseason as a No. 1 seed and won the Metropolitan Division over the Rangers, picked up a win of their own in Game 7 against the Bruins on Saturday afternoon. 

Meanwhile, for the first time since 1991, the Pacific Division sees Canadian rivals Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers meet up in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Battle of Alberta. The Flames needed seven games to take down the Stars in the first round, with Johnny Gaudreau scoring the overtime winner in Game 7 to send Calgary to the second round. The Oilers were also pushed to a Game 7 in the first round by the Kings, where Connor McDavid scored 14 points in the series to lead all playoff scorers in the first round.

The commentator and telecast details for each game are detailed below. Commentator assignments and coverage details for ESPN’s games beyond Game 4 will be announced in the coming days. All Stanley Cup Playoff games will also be available for replay on ESPN+.

Quest For The Stanley Cup

Quest For The Stanley Cup, the behind-the-scenes documentary series chronicling the remaining eight teams competing in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs and vying for the chance to hoist the Stanley Cup, returns Friday, May 27. A first look, The Quest Begins, will premiere on NHL Network and the NHL’s YouTube and Facebook channels along with ESPN+ on May 20 before the series drops weekly on Friday nights starting May 27, exclusively on ESPN+ in the U.S. and at YouTube.com/NHL in Canada. Watch the trailer here.

NHL on ESPN.com

Go to ESPN.com/NHL or the ESPN App for up-to-the-minute NHL news, information and analysis, including premium editorial content by ESPN senior NHL writer Greg Wyshynski, exclusively for ESPN+ subscribers.

– TELECAST & COMMENTATOR SCHEDULE –

Date Time (ET) Game/Telecast Commentators Platform(s)
Tue, May 17 3 p.m. The Point ESPN2, ESPN+
TBD In The Crease (following last game) ESPN+
Wed, May 18 5 p.m. The Point ESPN2, ESPN+
6:30 p.m. The Drop Hosts: Greg Wyshynski, Arda Öcal ESPN Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, App
7 p.m. New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes

Game 1

Play-by-Play: Sean McDonough

Analyst: Ray Ferraro

Reporter: Emily Kaplan

Studio: Steve Levy, Kevin Weekes,  Ryan Callahan

ESPN, ESPN Deportes
9:30 p.m. Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames

Game 1

Play-by-Play: John Buccigross

Analyst: Brian Boucher

Reporter: Leah Hextall

Studio: Steve Levy, Kevin Weekes,  Ryan Callahan

ESPN, ESPN Deportes
TBD In The Crease (following last game) Arda Öcal, Kevin Weekes, Ryan Callahan ESPN+
Thur, May 19 1 p.m. The Point ESPN2, ESPN+
TBD In The Crease (following last game) ESPN+
Fri, May 20 8 p.m. New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes

Game 2

Play-by-Play: Sean McDonough

Analyst: Ray Ferraro

Reporter: Emily Kaplan

Studio: Steve Levy, Kevin Weekes,  Ryan Callahan

ESPN, ESPN Deportes
10:30 p.m. Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames

Game 2

Play-by-Play: John Buccigross

Analyst: Brian Boucher

Reporter: Leah Hextall

Studio: Steve Levy, Kevin Weekes,  Ryan Callahan

ESPN, ESPN Deportes
TBD In The Crease (following last game) Linda Cohn, Barry Melrose ESPN+
Sat, May 21 TBD In The Crease (following last game) ESPN+
Sun, May 22 3 p.m. The Point ESPN2, ESPN+
3:30 p.m. Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers

Game 3

Play-by-Play: Sean McDonough

Analyst: Ray Ferraro

Reporter: Emily Kaplan

Studio: John Buccigross, Kevin Weekes, Ryan Callahan

ESPN (English)

ESPN3 (Spanish)

8 p.m. Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers

Game 3

Play-by-Play: Bob Wischusen

Analyst: Brian Boucher

Reporter: Leah Hextall

Studio: John Buccigross, Kevin Weekes, Ryan Callahan

ESPN2 (English)

ESPN3 (Spanish)

TBD In The Crease (following last game) Arda Öcal, Barry Melrose ESPN+
Mon, May 23 5 p.m. The Point ESPN2, ESPN+
TBD In The Crease (following last game) ESPN+
Tue, May 24 5 p.m. The Point ESPN2, ESPN+
6:30 p.m. The Drop Hosts: Greg Wyshynski, Arda Öcal ESPN Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, App
7 p.m. Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers

Game 4

Play-by-Play: Sean McDonough

Analyst: Ray Ferraro

Reporter: Emily Kaplan

Studio: John Buccigross, Kevin Weekes, Ryan Callahan

ESPN, ESPN Deportes
9:30 p.m. Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers

Game 4

Play-by-Play: Bob Wischusen

Analyst: Brian Boucher

Reporter: Leah Hextall

Studio: John Buccigross, Kevin Weekes, Ryan Callahan

ESPN, ESPN Deportes
TBD In The Crease (following last game) ESPN+

*Commentator assignments may be subject to change.

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CONTACTS:

ESPN

Danny Chi | [email protected] | 213-405-4400

Grace Coryell | [email protected] | 213-405-4402

ESPN+

Kevin Ota | [email protected] | 860-839-7834

Olivia Wilson | [email protected] | 904-303-3538

Olivia Wilson

Based out of Austin, Texas, Olivia Wilson is a communications manager focusing on ESPN+, The Walt Disney Company's leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service. Prior to joining the DMED Communications team, Wilson worked in ESPN Communications on X Games, Marketing and Corporate Citizenship for five years. Wilson is a proud graduate of Florida State University.
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