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CANADIAN CREWS

DIVISIONAL SEMI FINALS

Islanders-Devils
Game 1, 4/6, No telecast
Game 2, 4/7, No telecast
Game 3, 4/9, No telecast
Game 4, 4/10, No telecast
Game 5, 4/12, No telecast
Game 6, 4/14, TSN. Jim Hughson, Gary Green

Flyers-Capitals
Game 1, 4/6, No telecast
Game 2, 4/7, No telecast
Game 3, 4/9, No telecast
Game 4, 4/10, No telecast
Game 5, 4/12, No telecast
Game 6, 4/14, No telecast
Game 7, 4/16, TSN. Jim Hughson, Gary Green

Canadiens-Whalers
Game 1, 4/6, CBC. Dick Irvin, Scotty Bowman
Game 2, 4/7, CBC. Dick Irvin, Scotty Bowman
Game 3, 4/9, CBC. Dick Irvin, Scotty Bowman
Game 4, 4/10, CBC. Dick Irvin, Scotty Bowman
Game 5, 4/12, CBC. Dick Irvin, Scotty Bowman
Game 6, 4/14, CBC. Dick Irvin, Scotty Bowman

Bruins-Sabres
Game 1, 4/6, No telecast
Game 2, 4/7, No telecast
Game 3, 4/9, No telecast
Game 4, 4/10, No telecast
Game 5, 4/12, No telecast
Game 6, 4/14, No telecast

Red Wings-Maple Leafs
Game 1, 4/6, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 2, 4/7, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 3, 4/9, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 4, 4/10, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 5, 4/12, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 6, 4/14, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale

Blues-Blackhawks
Game 1, 4/6, No telecast
Game 2, 4/7, No telecast
Game 3, 4/9, No telecast
Game 4, 4/10, No telecast
Game 5, 4/12, No telecast

Flames-Kings
Game 1, 4/6, CBC. Bruce Buchanan, John Garrett
Game 2, 4/7, CBC. Bruce Buchanan, John Garrett
Game 3, 4/9, CBC. Bruce Buchanan, John Garrett
Game 4, 4/10, CBC. Bruce Buchanan, John Garrett
Game 5, 4/12, CBC. Bruce Buchanan, John Garrett

Oilers-Jets
Game 1, 4/6. CBC: Chris Cuthbert, Glenn Resch. TSN: Jim Hughson, Gary
Green
Game 2, 4/7. CBC: Chris Cuthbert, Glenn Resch. TSN: Jim Hughson, Gary
Green
Game 3, 4/9. CBC: Chris Cuthbert, Glenn Resch. TSN: Jim Hughson, Gary
Green
Game 4, 4/10. CBC: Chris Cuthbert, Glenn Resch. TSN: Jim Hughson, Gary
Green
Game 5, 4/12. CBC: Chris Cuthbert, Glenn Resch. TSN: Jim Hughson, Gary
Green

DIVISIONAL FINALS

Capitals-Devils
Game 1, 4/18, CBC (JIP). Chris Cuthbert
Game 2, 4/20, No telecast
Game 3, 4/22, No telecast
Game 4, 4/24, No telecast
Game 5, 4/26, No telecast
Game 6, 4/28, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 7, 4/30, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale

Note: Chris Cuthbert was assigned by CBC to report updates on the 4/18
game. However, when the Quebec blackout affected CBC coverage of the
BOS-MTL game, the network decided to throw to Cuthbert and the
solitary camera beside him in his coverage position to work the
remainder of this game. It was totally done off the cuff. There were
no graphics, no replay capabilities, no analyst.

Canadiens-Bruins
Game 1, 4/18, CBC (1st period only). Bob Cole, Scotty Bowman, Dick
Irvin
Game 2, 4/18, CBC. Bob Cole, Scotty Bowman, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 4/22, CBC. Bob Cole, Scotty Bowman, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 4/24, CBC. Bob Cole, Scotty Bowman, Dick Irvin
Game 5, 4/26, CBC. Bob Cole, Scotty Bowman, Dick Irvin

Note: On 4/18 at 8:08 PM, The was a power outage in the province of
Quebec. While darkness enveloped Montreal and the Forum itself, the
Forum's reserve generators kicked into gear only to illuminate the
rink surface with enough power to keep the game moving. CBC was left
with no choice but to abandon coverage.

Red Wings-Blues
Game 1, 4/19, No telecast
Game 2, 4/21, No telecast
Game 3, 4/23, No telecast
Game 4, 4/25, No telecast
Game 5, 4/27, CanWest/Global. Dan Kelly, John Davidson

Oilers-Flames
Game 1, 4/19. CanWest-Global: Dan Kelly, John Davidson. CBC: Don
Wittman, Harry Neale.
Game 2, 4/21. CanWest-Global: Dan Kelly, John Davidson. CBC: Don
Wittman, Harry Neale.
Game 3, 4/23. CanWest-Global: Dan Kelly, John Davidson. CBC: Don
Wittman, Harry Neale.
Game 4, 4/25. CanWest-Global: Dan Kelly, John Davidson. CBC: Don
Wittman, Harry Neale.

Note: CW/Global aired this series nationally, except for the Edmonton
and Calgary markets, where CBC retained exclusive rights.

CONFERENCE FINALS

Bruins-Devils
Game 1, 5/2, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 2, 5/4, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 3, 5/6, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 4, 5/8, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 5, 5/10, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 6, 5/12, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 7, 5/14, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale

Note: After Game 3, there was an incident between Devils coach Jim
Schoenfeld and referee Don Koharski. It was heated and it ended with
the infamous insult (something about donuts and pigs) from Schoenfeld
to Koharski. The NHL suspended Schoenfeld indefinitely. The Devils
actually took the suspension to court, where they issued a restraining
order, just minutes before game time. Incensed by the order, the on-
ice officials for Game 4, refused to work the game, in essence,
staging a wildcat strike. An emergency call went out to get on-ice
officials, and they were found. The game was delayed by about an hour
due to the bizarre situation.

Oilers-Red Wings
Game 1, 5/3, CanWest-Global. Dan Kelly, John Davidson
Game 2, 5/5, CanWest-Global. Dan Kelly, John Davidson
Game 3, 5/7, CanWest-Global. Dan Kelly, John Davidson
Game 4, 5/9, CanWest-Global. Dan Kelly, John Davidson
Game 5, 5/11, CanWest-Global. Dan Kelly, John Davidson

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Oilers-Bruins
Game 1, 5/18, CanWest-Global. Dan Kelly, John Davidson
Game 2, 5/20, CanWest-Global. Dan Kelly, John Davidson
Game 3, 5/22, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 4, 5/24 (suspended st 17:37 of the second period), CBC. Bob Cole,
Harry Neale
Game 4, 5/26 (replayed), CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale

Note: The 5/24 game was suspended when a transformer blew at the
Boston Garden and it was feared the generator would only hold out
another 30 minutes. Thus, the game was called off. Game 4 was replayed
in Edmonton. Had the series gone a full seven games, game 5 (CBC)
would have returned to Boston, Game 6 (CanWest-Global) back to
Edmonton and Game 7 (CBC & CanWest-Global) would have been played in
Boston. The Oilers would have still held home ice advantage with games
1, 2, 4, and 6 at the Northlands Coliseum.
TO BE CONTINUED

TMC

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AMERICAN CREWS

DIVISIONAL SEMI FINALS

Islanders-Devils
Game 1, 4/6, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement


Game 2, 4/7, No telecast

Game 3, 4/9, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement


Game 4, 4/10, No telecast
Game 5, 4/12, No telecast

Game 6, 4/14, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement

Flyers-Capitals
Game 1, 4/6, No telecast

Game 2, 4/7, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement


Game 3, 4/9, No telecast

Game 4, 4/10, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement
Game 5, 4/12, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement


Game 6, 4/14, No telecast

Game 7, 4/16, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement

Canadiens-Whalers


Game 1, 4/6, No telecast
Game 2, 4/7, No telecast
Game 3, 4/9, No telecast
Game 4, 4/10, No telecast
Game 5, 4/12, No telecast
Game 6, 4/14, No telecast

Bruins-Sabres


Game 1, 4/6, No telecast
Game 2, 4/7, No telecast
Game 3, 4/9, No telecast
Game 4, 4/10, No telecast
Game 5, 4/12, No telecast
Game 6, 4/14, No telecast

Red Wings-Maple Leafs


Game 1, 4/6, No telecast
Game 2, 4/7, No telecast
Game 3, 4/9, No telecast
Game 4, 4/10, No telecast
Game 5, 4/12, No telecast
Game 6, 4/14, No telecast

Blues-Blackhawks


Game 1, 4/6, No telecast
Game 2, 4/7, No telecast
Game 3, 4/9, No telecast
Game 4, 4/10, No telecast
Game 5, 4/12, No telecast

Flames-Kings


Game 1, 4/6, No telecast
Game 2, 4/7, No telecast
Game 3, 4/9, No telecast
Game 4, 4/10, No telecast
Game 5, 4/12, No telecast

Oilers-Jets


Game 1, 4/6, No telecast
Game 2, 4/7, No telecast
Game 3, 4/9, No telecast
Game 4, 4/10, No telecast
Game 5, 4/12, No telecast

DIVISIONAL FINALS

Capitals-Devils
Game 1, 4/18, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement


Game 2, 4/20, No telecast

Game 3, 4/22, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito


Game 4, 4/24, No telecast
Game 5, 4/26, No telecast

Game 6, 4/28, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito
Game 7, 4/30, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement

Canadiens-Bruins
Game 1, 4/18, No telecast
Game 2, 4/20, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito


Game 3, 4/22, No telecast

Game 4, 4/24, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito
Game 5, 4/26, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito

Note: On 4/18 at 8:08 PM, The was a power outage in the province of
Quebec. While darkness enveloped Montreal and the Forum itself, the
Forum's reserve generators kicked into gear only to illuminate the
rink surface with enough power to keep the game moving.

Red Wings-Blues


Game 1, 4/19, No telecast

Game 2, 4/21, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement


Game 3, 4/23, No telecast
Game 4, 4/25, No telecast

Game 5, 4/27, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement

Oilers-Flames
Game 1, 4/19, ESPN. Bruce Buchanan, Bill Clement


Game 2, 4/21, No telecast

Game 3, 4/23, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement
Game 4, 4/25, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement

CONFERENCE FINALS

Bruins-Devils
Game 1, 5/2, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement
Game 2, 5/4, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement
Game 3, 5/6, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement
Game 4, 5/8, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement
Game 5, 5/10, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement
Game 6, 5/12, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement
Game 7, 5/14, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement

Note: After Game 3, there was an incident between Devils coach Jim
Schoenfeld and referee Don Koharski. It was heated and it ended with
the infamous insult (something about donuts and pigs) from Schoenfeld
to Koharski. The NHL suspended Schoenfeld indefinitely. The Devils
actually took the suspension to court, where they issued a restraining
order, just minutes before game time. Incensed by the order, the on-
ice officials for Game 4, refused to work the game, in essence,
staging a wildcat strike. An emergency call went out to get on-ice
officials, and they were found. The game was delayed by about an hour
due to the bizarre situation.

Oilers-Red Wings
Game 1, 5/3, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito
Game 2, 5/5, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito
Game 3, 5/7, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito
Game 4, 5/9, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito
Game 5, 5/11, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Oilers-Bruins
Game 1, 5/18, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement, Tom Mees
Game 2, 5/20, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement, Tom Mees
Game 3, 5/22, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement, Tom Mees
Game 4, 5/24 (suspended st 17:37 of the second period), ESPN. Mike
Emrick, Bill Clement, Tom Mees
Game 4, 5/26 (replayed), Mike Emrick, Bill Clement, Tom Mees

Note: The 5/24 game was suspended when a transformer blew at the
Boston Garden and it was feared the generator would only hold out
another 30 minutes. Thus, the game was called off. Game 4 was replayed

in Edmonton. Had the series gone a full seven games, game 5 would have
returned to Boston, Game 6 back to Edmonton and Game 7 would have been
played in Boston, all of which would have been covered by ESPN. The

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CANADIAN CREWS
DIVISIONAL SEMIFINALS
Canadiens-Whalers
Game 1, 4/6, CBC. Dick Irvin, Scotty Bowman
Game 2, 4/7, CBC. Dick Irvin, Scotty Bowman
Game 3, 4/9, CBC. Dick Irvin, Scotty Bowman
Game 4, 4/10, CBC. Dick Irvin, Scotty Bowman
Game 5, 4/12, CBC. Dick Irvin, Scotty Bowman
Game 6, 4/14, CBC. Dick Irvin, Scotty Bowman

Bruins-Sabres
Game 1, 4/6, No telecast
Game 2, 4/7, No telecast
Game 3, 4/9, No telecast
Game 4, 4/10, No telecast
Game 5, 4/12, No telecast
Game 6, 4/14, No telecast

Islanders-Devils
Game 1, 4/6, No telecast
Game 2, 4/7, No telecast
Game 3, 4/9, No telecast
Game 4, 4/10, No telecast
Game 5, 4/12, No telecast
Game 6, 4/14, TSN. Jim Hughson, Gary Green, Roger Neilson

Capitals-Flyers
Game 1, 4/6, No telecast
Game 2, 4/7, No telecast
Game 3, 4/9, No telecast
Game 4, 4/10, No telecast
Game 5, 4/12, No telecast
Game 6, 4/14, No telecast
Game 7, 4/16, TSN. Jim Hughson, Gary Green, Roger Neilson

Red Wings-Maple Leafs
Game 1, 4/6, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 2, 4/7, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 3, 4/9, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 4, 4/10, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 5, 4/12, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 6, 4/14, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale

Blues-Blackhawks
Game 1, 4/6, No telecast
Game 2, 4/7, No telecast
Game 3, 4/9, No telecast
Game 4, 4/10, No telecast
Game 5, 4/12, No telecast

Flames-Kings
Game 1, 4/6, CBC. Bruce Buchanan, John Garrett
Game 2, 4/7, CBC. Bruce Buchanan, John Garrett
Game 3, 4/9, CBC. Bruce Buchanan, John Garrett
Game 4, 4/10, CBC. Bruce Buchanan, John Garrett
Game 5, 4/12, CBC. Bruce Buchanan, John Garrett

Oilers-Jets
Game 1, 4/6. CBC: Chris Cuthbert, Chico Resch. TSN: Jim Hughson, Gary Green, Roger Neilson.
Game 2, 4/7. CBC: Chris Cuthbert, Chico Resch. TSN: Jim Hughson, Gary Green, Roger Neilson.
Game 3, 4/9. CBC: Chris Cuthbert, Chico Resch. TSN: Jim Hughson, Gary Green, Roger Neilson.
Game 4, 4/10. CBC: Chris Cuthbert, Chico Resch. TSN: Jim Hughson, Gary Green, Roger Neilson.
Game 5, 4/12. CBC: Chris Cuthbert, Chico Resch. TSN: Jim Hughson, Gary Green, Roger Neilson.

DIVISIONAL FINALS
Canadiens-Bruins
Game 1, 4/18, CBC (1st period only). Bob Cole, Harry Neale, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 4/20, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 4/22, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 4/24, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale, Dick Irvin
Game 5, 4/26, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale, Dick Irvin

Note:
On April 18, 1988 (during Game 1 of the Montréal-Boston playoff series) at approximately 8:08 p.m. local time, there was a power outage in the province of Québec. While darkness enveloped Montréal and the Forum itself, the Forum's reserve generators kicked into gear. The generators were only able to illuminate the rink surface with enough power to keep the game moving. Ultimately, CBC was left with no choice but to abandon coverage.

Capitals-Devils
Game 1, 4/18, CBC (JIP). Chris Cuthbert
Game 2, 4/20, No telecast
Game 3, 4/22, No telecast
Game 4, 4/24, No telecast
Game 5, 4/26, No telecast
Game 6, 4/28, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 7, 4/30, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale

Note:
CBC assigned Chris Cuthbert to report updates on Game 1 of the New Jersey Devils-Washington Capitals series. However, when the Québec blackout cancelled CBC coverage of the BOS-MTL game after 1st period, CBC threw to him and the solitary camera beside him in his coverage position to call the rest of the game. The whole process was totally done without notice. In other words, there were no graphics, no replay capabilities, and no analyst.

Red Wings-Blues
Game 1, 4/19, No telecast
Game 2, 4/21, No telecast
Game 3, 4/23, No telecast
Game 4, 4/25, No telecast
Game 5, 4/27, Canwest/Global. Dan Kelly, John Davidson

Flames-Oilers
Game 1, 4/19. Canwest/Global: Jim Robson, John Davidson. CBC: Don Wittman, Scotty Bowman.
Game 2, 4/21. Canwest/Global: Jim Robson, John Davidson. CBC: Don Wittman, Scotty Bowman.
Game 3, 4/23. Canwest/Global: Jim Robson, John Davidson. CBC: Don Wittman, Scotty Bowman.
Game 4, 4/25. Canwest/Global: Jim Robson, John Davidson. CBC: Don Wittman, Scotty Bowman.

Note:
Canwest/Global aired this series nationally, except for the Edmonton and Calgary markets, where CBC retained exclusive rights.

CONFERENCE FINALS
Bruins-Devils
Game 1, 5/2, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 2, 5/4, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 3, 5/6, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 4, 5/8, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 5, 5/10, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 6, 5/12, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 7, 5/14, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale

Note:
After Game 3, there was a confrontation between New Jersey Devils coach Jim Schoenfeld and referee Don Koharski. It was heated, and it ended with Schoenfeld making the infamous insult “Good, ‘cause you fell you fat pig” and then “Have Another Donut” to Koharski. The incident has since become part of NHL lore. Schoenfeld was suspended by NHL president John Ziegler for Game 4, but the Devils received an injunction from a New Jersey court, allowing Schoenfeld to coach the fourth game. In protest, the officials scheduled to work that game in the Meadlowands refused to take the ice, forcing the NHL to scramble for amateur officials to call the game. The game was delayed by over 67 minutes due to the bizarre situation. The injunction was lifted, the league conducted a proper hearing, Schoenfeld served his suspension during Game 5 in the Boston Garden, and the League officials returned to work.

Oilers-Red Wings
Game 1, 5/3, Canwest/Global. Dan Kelly, John Davidson
Game 2, 5/5, Canwest/Global. Dan Kelly, John Davidson
Game 3, 5/7, Canwest/Global. Dan Kelly, John Davidson
Game 4, 5/9, Canwest/Global. Dan Kelly, John Davidson
Game 5, 5/11, Canwest/Global. Dan Kelly, John Davidson

STANLEY CUP FINAL
Oilers-Bruins
Game 1, 5/18, Canwest/Global. Dan Kelly, John Davidson
Game 2, 5/20, Canwest/Global. Dan Kelly, John Davidson
Game 3, 5/22, CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 4, 5/24 (suspended at 17:37 of the second period), CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale
Game 4, 5/26 (replayed), CBC. Bob Cole, Harry Neale, Chris Cuthbert

Note:
The original game 4 was cancelled when a power outage occurred at Boston Garden, and it was feared the generator would only hold out for another 30 minutes. Game 4 was replayed in Edmonton, which Edmonton Oilers won. CBC had the rights to game 5 of Stanley Cup Finals, and Canwest/Global also had the rights to games 6 & 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals between Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins (both CBC and Canwest/Global had the rights of Game 7, using separate production facilities and separate on-air talent), which were not necessary.

AMERICAN CREWS
DIVISIONAL SEMIFINALS
Canadiens-Whalers
Game 1, 4/6, No telecast
Game 2, 4/7, No telecast
Game 3, 4/9, No telecast
Game 4, 4/10, No telecast
Game 5, 4/12, No telecast
Game 6, 4/14, No telecast

Bruins-Sabres
Game 1, 4/6, No telecast
Game 2, 4/7, No telecast
Game 3, 4/9, No telecast
Game 4, 4/10, No telecast
Game 5, 4/12, No telecast
Game 6, 4/14, No telecast

Islanders-Devils
Game 1, 4/6, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement
Game 2, 4/7, No telecast
Game 3, 4/9, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement
Game 4, 4/10, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement
Game 5, 4/12, No telecast
Game 6, 4/14, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement

Capitals-Flyers
Game 1, 4/6, No telecast
Game 2, 4/7, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement
Game 3, 4/9, No telecast
Game 4, 4/10, No telecast
Game 5, 4/12, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement
Game 6, 4/14, No telecast
Game 7, 4/16, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement

Canadiens-Bruins
Game 1, 4/18, No telecast
Game 2, 4/20, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito
Game 3, 4/22, No telecast
Game 4, 4/24, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito
Game 5, 4/26, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito

Note:
On April 18, 1988 (during Game 1 of the Montréal-Boston playoff series) at approximately 8:08 p.m. local time, there was a power outage in the province of Québec. While darkness enveloped Montréal and the Forum itself, the Forum's reserve generators kicked into gear. The generators were only able to illuminate the rink surface with enough power to keep the game moving. (In Boston, WSBK-TV lost the picture but continued to carry audio of the game thanks to Fred Cusick and Derek Sanderson talking into a telephone line.).

Capitals-Devils
Game 1, 4/18, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito
Game 2, 4/20, No telecast
Game 3, 4/22, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito
Game 4, 4/24, No telecast
Game 5, 4/26, No telecast
Game 6, 4/28, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito
Game 7, 4/30, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito

Red Wings-Blues
Game 1, 4/19, No telecast
Game 2, 4/21, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement
Game 3, 4/23, No telecast
Game 4, 4/25, No telecast
Game 5, 4/27, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement

Flames-Oilers
Game 1, 4/19, ESPN. Bruce Buchanan, Bill Clement
Game 2, 4/21, No telecast
Game 3, 4/23, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement
Game 4, 4/25, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement

CONFERENCE FINALS
Bruins-Devils
Game 1, 5/2, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito
Game 2, 5/4, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito
Game 3, 5/6, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito
Game 4, 5/8, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito
Game 5, 5/10, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito
Game 6, 5/12, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito
Game 7, 5/14, ESPN. Sam Rosen, Phil Esposito

Note:
After Game 3, there was a confrontation between New Jersey Devils coach Jim Schoenfeld and referee Don Koharski. It was heated, and it ended with Schoenfeld making the infamous insult “Good, ‘cause you fell you fat pig” and then “Have Another Donut” to Koharski. The incident has since become part of NHL lore. Schoenfeld was suspended by NHL president John Ziegler for Game 4, but the Devils received an injunction from a New Jersey court, allowing Schoenfeld to coach the fourth game. In protest, the officials scheduled to work that game in the Meadlowands refused to take the ice, forcing the NHL to scramble for amateur officials to call the game. The game was delayed by over 67 minutes due to the bizarre situation. The injunction was lifted, the league conducted a proper hearing, Schoenfeld served his suspension during Game 5 in the Boston Garden, and the League officials returned to work.

Oilers-Red Wings
Game 1, 5/3, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement
Game 2, 5/5, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement
Game 3, 5/7, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement
Game 4, 5/9, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement
Game 5, 5/11, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement

STANLEY CUP FINAL
Oilers-Bruins
Game 1, 5/18, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement, Mickey Redmond
Game 2, 5/20, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement, Mickey Redmond
Game 3, 5/22, ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement, Mickey Redmond
Game 4, 5/24 (suspended at 17:37 of the second period), ESPN. Mike Emrick, Bill Clement, Mickey Redmond
Game 4, 5/26 (replayed), Mike Emrick, Mickey Redmond

Note:
In the United States, this was the final year under ESPN’s national three-year deal. Under the U.S. TV contracts that took effect beginning next season, SportsChannel America took over as the NHL's American television partner. ESPN’s coverage of the 1988 Cup Finals was blacked out locally in the Boston area due to WSBK and NESN's local rights to Bruins games.

The original game 4 was cancelled when a power outage occurred at the Boston Garden, and it was feared the generator would only hold out for another 30 minutes. Game 4 was replayed in Edmonton, which Edmonton Oilers won. ESPN also had the rights to air the rest of the Stanley Cup Finals, which were not necessary.
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