Historic Stanley Cup TV crews (1970s)

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Here's the network line-ups for the 1970 Stanley Cup playoffs. IIRC, the first one (and only one?) ever NOT involving Canadian based teams.

As always, please point out corrections or omissions. Thank you in advance.

CANADIAN CREWS

QUARTER FINALS

Black Hawks-Red Wings
Game 1, 4/8, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham, Brian McFarlane
Game 2, 4/9, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham, Brian McFarlane
Game 3, 4/11, No telecast
Game 4, 4/12, No telecast

Bruins-Rangers
Game 1, 4/8, No telecast
Game 2, 4/9, No telecast
Game 3, 4/11, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 4/12, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 5, 4/14, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 6, 4/16, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

Blues-North Stars
Game 1, 4/8, No telecast
Game 2, 4/9, No telecast
Game 3, 4/11, No telecast
Game 4, 4/12, No telecast
Game 5, 4/14, No telecast

Penguins-Seals
Game 1, 4/8, No telecast
Game 2, 4/9, No telecast
Game 3, 4/11, No telecast
Game 4, 4/12, No telecast

SEMI FINALS

Black Hawks-Bruins
Game 1, 4/19, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham, Brian McFarlane
Game 2, 4/21, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham, Brian McFarlane
Game 3, 4/23, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 4/26, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

Blues-Penguins
Game 1, 4/19, No telecast
Game 2, 4/21, No telecast
Game 3, 4/23, No telecast
Game 4, 4/26, No telecast
Game 5, 4/28, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 6, 4/30, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Blues-Bruins
Game 1, 5/3, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 2, 5/5, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 3, 5/7, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 5/10, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

AMERICAN CREWS

QUARTER FINALS
Blues-North Stars, Game 4, 4/12, CBS. Dan Kelly, Bill Mazer

SEMI FINALS
Bruins-Black Hawks, Game 1, 4/19, CBS. Dan Kelly, Bill Mazer
Black Hawks-Bruins, Game 4, 4/26, CBS. Dan Kelly, Bill Mazer

STANLEY CUP FINAL
Bruins-Blues, Game 1, 5/3, CBS. Dan Kelly, Bill Mazer
Blues-Bruins, Game 4, 5/10, CBS. Dan Kelly, Bill Mazer

Note: The video clip of the famed OT goal scored by Bobby Orr in game 4 of the SC Final is the CBS version as called by Dan Kelly. This archival clip is a rarity as 98% of the time, any surviving kinescopes or videotapes of the actual telecast of hockey games from this era usually eminate from the CBC's call. Does anyone know if video exists or has anyone ever heard the CBC version of the Orr goal? Just curious.

Quote from KgnKH1 on 07/12/09 at 11:50:33:
Hi there, new poster here that's been reading these forums for a while... thought I'd respond to this. Actually Dick Irvin Jr mentions in his book 'My 26 Stanley Cups' that he and Danny Gallivan were in the CBC booth for Bobby Orr's famous goal in 1970 and that he was always curious why even the CBC uses the CBS replay of the goal with Dan Kelly's call even to this day when they show it instead of Gallivan's call. So Irvin asked someone about it at the CBC and the explanation he received was that the CBC tape of the game, along with others, was thrown away to clear shelf space which they were apparently short of at the network, believe it or not

Thanks for the info and welcome aboard.

If true about Danny and Dick, I will assume that they were Boston for games 3 and 4 of the SC Final, and list Bill and Brian for the first 2 games in St. Louis. This would then be consistent with the split crews for the previous rounds. I would guess this is because with both the Habs and Leafs out of the playoffs for 1970, the CBC wanted to give both the Montreal and Toronto crews equal coverage. Except for the first two games of the BOS-NY series, this would mean that Gallivan and Irvin would have called all the playoff games played at the Boston Garden.

Regarding the destroyed CBC tapes, this is a bit surprising and quite a bit sad. I had heard elsewhere that Brian McFarlane personally saved a ton of HNIC telecasts destined for the dustbin. Apparently, he couldn't save game 4 of the 1970 SC Final in time.

Here are the crews for network Canadian and American coverage of the Stanley Cup playoffs in 1971.

These playoffs were punctuated by the amazing upset of the Boston Bruins by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round. The Bruins set almost every hockey scoring record known to man, and then met a raw pressure-proof goalie in Ken Dryden and were ousted in 7.

Please alert with errors or omissions. Much appreciated by this humble typist.

CANADIAN CREWS

QUARTER FINALS

Bruins-Canadiens
Game 1, 4/7, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 4/8, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 4/10, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 4/11, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 5, 4/13, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 6, 4/15, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 7, 4/18, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

Rangers-Maple Leafs
Game 1, 4/7, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
Game 2, 4/8, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
Game 3, 4/10, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 4, 4/11, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 5, 4/13, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
Game 6, 4/15, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane

Black Hawks-Flyers
Game 1, 4/7, No telecast
Game 2, 4/8, No telecast
Game 3, 4/10, No telecast
Game 4, 4/11, No telecast

Blues-North Stars
Game 1, 4/7, No telecast
Game 2, 4/8, No telecast
Game 3, 4/10, No telecast
Game 4, 4/11, No telecast
Game 5, 4/13, No telecast
Game 6, 4/15, No telecast

SEMI FINALS

Canadiens-North Stars
Game 1, 4/20, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 4/22, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 4/24, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 4/25, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 5, 4/27, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 6, 4/29, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

Black Hawks-Rangers
Game 1, 4/18, No telecast
Game 2, 4/20, No telecast
Game 3, 4/22, No telecast
Game 4, 4/25, No telecast
Game 5, 4/27, No telecast
Game 6, 4/29, No telecast
Game 7, 5/2, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Black Hawks-Canadiens
Game 1, 5/4, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 5/6, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 5/9, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin, Scotty Bowman
Game 4, 5/11, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin, Scotty Bowman
Game 5, 5/13, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 6, 5/16, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 7, 5/18, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin


AMERICAN CREWS

QUARTER FINALS
Black Hawks-Flyers, Game 4, 4/11, CBS. Dan Kelly, Jim Gordon
Canadiens-Bruins, Game 7, 4/18, CBS. Dan Kelly, Jim Gordon

SEMI FINALS
Black Hawks-Rangers, Game 4, 4/25, CBS. Dan Kelly, Jim Gordon
Rangers-Black Hawks, Game 7, 5/2, CBS. Dan Kelly, Jim Gordon

STANLEY CUP FINAL
Black Hawks-Canadiens, Game 3, 5/9, CBS. Dan Kelly, Jim Gordon
Black Hawks-Canadiens, Game 6, 5/16, CBS. Dan Kelly, Jim Gordon
Canadiens-Black Hawks, Game 7, 5/18, CBS. Dan Kelly, Jim Gordon

Note: CBS made the decision to televise Game 7 of the SC Final the day after Montreal won game 6 to force a game 7. The telecast would start at the normal time of 8:30 PM eastern. Not sure of what shows had been pre-empted (I believe "Hee Haw" was one on them),. This was the first prime time network telecast of an NHL game in the U.S.

This thread chronicles the 1972 Stanley Cup playoff TV crews on a network basis.

As always, should you spot any errors or omissions, please let me know. It will be appreciated.

CANADIAN CREWS

Note:
There was a lenghty strike against the CBC by the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) in the early part of 1972. This caused lots of disruption of much CBC news and sports programming during this time. As the playoffs arrived, CBC was reluctant to give up the right to televise the playoffs. However, MacLaren Advertising, who actually owned the rights to the NHL (in conjunction with Molson Breweries and Imperial Oil/Esso), decided to give the playoff telecast rights to CTV, at first on a game by game basis in the Quarter Finals, and then the full Semi Finals and Final.

CTV did not have 100% penetration in Canada at this time, and asked CBC to allow where its affiliates was the sole network in that market to show the playoffs. CBC refused. So this season's Stanley Cup playoffs was not seen in some smaller markets in Canada...unless these markets were close enough to the U.S. border to pick up the signal of a CBS channel so they could at least view their telecasts.

QUARTER FINALS

Bruins-Maple Leafs
Game 1, 4/5, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
Game 2, 4/6, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
Game 3, 4/8, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 4, 4/9, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 5, 4/11. CTV. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham

Note:
Game 1 seen on CFTO Toronto in full. Other CTV affiliates (but not all) joined the game in progress.

Rangers-Canadiens
Game 1, 4/5, CTV. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 4/6, CTV. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 4/8, CTV. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 4/9, No telecast
Game 5, 4/11, CTV. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 6, 4/13, CTV. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

Notes:
Game 1 seen only on CFCF Montreal.
Game 4 not televised due to a lockout of technicians at the Forum.

Black Hawks-Penguins
Game 1, 4/5, No telecast
Game 2, 4/6, No telecast
Game 3, 4/8, No telecast
Game 4, 4/9, No telecast

North Stars-Blues
Game 1, 4/5, No telecast
Game 2, 4/6, No telecast
Game 3, 4/8, No telecast
Game 4, 4/9, No telecast
Game 5, 4/11, No telecast
Game 6, 4/13, No telecast
Game 7, 4/16, CTV. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

SEMI FINALS

Bruins-Blues
Game 1, 4/18, No telecast
Game 2, 4/20, No telecast
Game 3, 4/23, CTV. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 4/25, CTV. Danny Gallivan, Dick irvin

Black Hawks-Rangers
Game 1, 4/16, No telecast
Game 2, 4/18, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
Game 3, 4/20, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
Game 4, 4/23, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Bruins-Rangers
Game 1, 4/30, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 2, 5/2, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 3, 5/4, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 5/7, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Dick Irvin
Game 5, 5/9, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 6, 5/11, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Dick Irvin


AMERICAN CREWS

QUARTER FINALS
North Stars-Blues, Game 4, 4/9, CBS. Dan Kelly, Jim Gordon
Blues-North Stars, Game 7, 4/16, CBS. Dan Kelly , Jim Gordon

SEMI FINALS
Bruins-Blues, Game 3, 4/23, CBS. Dan Kelly, Jim Gordon

STANLEY CUP FINAL
Rangers-Bruins, Game 1, 4/30, CBS. Dan Kelly, Jim Gordon
Bruins-Rangers, Game 4, 5/7, CBS. Dan Kelly, Jim Gordon
Bruins-Rangers, Game 6, 5/11, CBS. Dan Kelly Jim Gordon

Note:
CBS took a calculated risk in not televising Game 5 of the Final - a potential clincher with the Bruins up 3 games to 1 on the Rangers - as they had a decent prime-time lineup on Tuesdays led by Hawaii Five-0. Thursday's prime-time schedule consisted of a mid-season replacement program and a movie. CBS lucked out and televised the cup clincher that night.

CBS originally had "Me And The Chimp" followed by "My Three Sons" (yes, that show was still around then) and I have no idea what the movie was. In the Lakeland Ledger, Ch. 6 in Orlando aired "Any Second Now" and WTVT Ch. 13 in Tampa (a CBS affiliate then) aired "Arrivaderci, Baby".

1973

NBC took over the American telecasts of the NHL with more thorough coverage than before, stateside. Including the introduction of a cartoon fgure known as "Peter Puck."

Please alert with any omissions or corrections. Thank you.

CANADIAN CREWS

QUARTER FINALS

Canadiens-Sabres
Game 1, 4/4, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 4/5, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 4/7, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 4/8, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 5, 4/10, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 6, 4/12, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

Bruins-Rangers
Game 1, 4/4, No telecast
Game 2, 4/5, No telecast
Game 3, 4/7, No telecast
Game 4, 4/8, No telecast
Game 5, 4/10, No telecast

Black Hawks-Blues
Game 1, 4/4, No telecast
Game 2, 4/5, No telecast
Game 3, 4/7, No telecast
Game 4, 4/8, No telecast
Game 5, 4/10, No telecast

Flyers-North Stars
Game 1, 4/4, No telecast
Game 2, 4/5, No telecast
Game 3, 4/7, No telecast
Game 4, 4/8, No telecast
Game 5, 4/10, No telecast
Game 6, 4/12, No telecast

SEMI FINALS

Canadiens-Flyers
Game 1, 4/14, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 4/17, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 4/19, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 4/22, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 5, 4/24, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

Black Hawks-Bruins
Game 1, 4/12, No telecast
Game 2, 4/15, No telecast
Game 3, 4/17, No telecast
Game 4, 4/19, No telecast
Game 5, 4/24, No telecast

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Canadiens-Black Hawks
Game 1, 4/29, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 5/1, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 5/3, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 5/6, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 5, 5/8, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 6, 5/10, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin


AMERICAN CREWS

QUARTER FINALS
Canadiens-Sabres, Game 4, 4/8, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay

SEMI FINALS
Rangers-Black Hawks, Game 2, 4/15, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay
Canadiens-Flyers, Game 4, 4/22, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay

STANLEY CUP FINAL
Black Hawks-Canadiens, Game 1, 4/29, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay
Canadiens-Black Hawks, Game 4, 5/6, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay
Black Hawks-Canadiens, Game 5, 5/8, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay
Canadiens-Black Hawks, Game 6, 5/10, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay

The crews - as I have them - for 1974.

As always, please alert with any omissions or errors and I thank you in advance.

CANADIAN CREWS

QUARTER FINALS

Bruins-Maple Leafs
Game 1, 4/10, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
Game 2, 4/11, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
Game 3, 4/13, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 4, 4/14, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham

Canadiens-Rangers
Game 1, 4/10, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 4/11, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 4/13, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 4/14, *CTV. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay (NBC feed)
Game 5, 4/16, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 6, 4/18, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

Flyers-Flames
Game 1, 4/9, No telecast
Game 2, 4/11, No telecast
Game 3, 4/12, No telecast
Game 4, 4/14, No telecast

BlackHawks-Kings
Game 1, 4/10, No telecast
Game 2, 4/11, No telecast
Game 3, 4/13, No telecast
Game 4, 4/14, No telecast
Game 5, 4/16, No telecast

SEMI FINALS

Bruins-Black Hawks
Game 1, 4/18, No telecast
Game 2, 4/21, No telecast
Game 3, 4/23, No telecast
Game 4, 4/25, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane
Game 5, 4/28, No telecast
Game 6, 4/30, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham, Brian McFarlane

Flyers-Rangers
Game 1, 4/20, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 4/23, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 4/25, No telecast
Game 4, 4/28, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 5, 4/30, No telecast
Game 6, 5/2, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 7, 5/5, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Bruins-Flyers
Game 1, 5/7, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 2, 5/9, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 3, 5/12, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 5/14, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 5, 5/16, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 6, 5/19, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Dick Irvin

*Note: It appears that some CTV affiliates may have picked up NBC's feed of the 4/14 MTL-NYR game. CFTO in Toronto and CFCF in Montreal (at least) carried this game, while CKY in Winnipeg and ATV in Moncton, NB (at least) did not. As of now, it is not clear if CTV used Gallivan and Irvin from Hockey Night in Canada or if these (and other?) select stations used the NBC feed of Ryan and Terrible Ted. The HNIC rights in 1974 were actually held by Molson, Esso (Imperial Oil) and McLaren Advertising, under the consortium of the Canadian Sports Network and not the CBC.

AMERICAN CREWS

QUARTER FINALS
Game 1, 4/9, Flames at Flyers, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay
Game 4, 4/14, Canadiens at Rangers, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay

SEMI FINALS
Game 2, 4/21, Bruins at Black Hawks, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay
Game 4, 4/28, Flyers at Rangers, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay
Game 7, 5/5, Rangers at Flyers, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay

STANLEY CUP FINAL
Game 3, 5/12, Bruins at Flyers, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay
Game 6, 5/19, Bruins at Flyers, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay

CFCF aired the game, as well as CBFT. No word on announcers. I also looked up the local papers here, and the CTV affiliate in NB (ATV Moncton) didn't air the game. The CBC affiliate (CHSJ) stayed with the Bruins-Leafs series. Just like in Winnipeg, the only way to watch Habs-Rangers was on NBC.

Also saw the Star's TV columnist that day...she was whining and moaning about how allowing the US networks on cable were corrupting everyone with too many commercials, and one day we'll realize we don't need them.

1975

CANADIAN CREWS

Kings-Maple Leafs
Game 1, 4/8, No telecast
Game 2, 4/10, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 3, 4/11, CBC. Bob Cole, Howie Meeker

Bruins-Black Hawks
Game 1, 4/8, No telecast
Game 2, 4/10, No telecast
Game 3, 4/11, No telecast

Penguins-Blues
Game 1, 4/8, No telecast
Game 2, 4/10, No telecast

Rangers-Islanders
Game 1, 4/8, No telecast
Game 2, 4/10, No telecast
Game 3, 4/11, No telecast

QUARTER FINALS

Flyers-Maple Leafs
Game 1, 4/13, CBC. Bob Cole, Bob Goldham
Game 2, 4/15, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane
Game 3, 4/17, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 4, 4/19, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane

Sabres-Black Hawks
Game 1, 4/13, No telecast
Game 2, 4/15, No telecast
Game 3, 4/17, No telecast
Game 4, 4/20, No telecast
Game 5, 4/22, No telecast

Canadiens-Canucks
Game 1, 4/13, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 4/15, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 4/17, CBC. Jim Robson, Howie Meeker
Game 4, 4/19, CBC. Jim Robson, Howie Meeker
Game 5, 4/21, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

Penguins-Islanders
Game 1, 4/13, No telecast
Game 2, 4/15, No telecast
Game 3, 4/17, No telecast
Game 4, 4/20, No telecast
Game 5, 4/22, No telecast
Game 6, 4/24, No telecast
Game 7, 4/26, CBC*. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham

Comment:
Neither jt's listings nor my own personal research indicates that game 7 of the NYI-PGH series was televised. However, contributor tvnut states that this game was indeed televised. The above commentators listed would be the likely crew as Hewitt's Leafs were eliminated, Gallivan & Irvin would be prepping for the MTL-BUF series and McFarlane was assisting NBC for their game 1 coverage of the MTL-BUF series the next day.

No offense intended, but for the time being, I am listing this game as * as unconfirmed until I am 100% comfortable that it was seen in Canada.

SEMI FINALS

Flyers-Islanders
Game 1, 4/29, No telecast
Game 2, 5/1, No telecast
Game 3, 5/4, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
Game 4, 5/7, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
Game 5, 5/8, No telecast
Game 6, 5/11, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
Game 7, 5/13, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane

Sabres-Canadiens
Game 1, 4/27, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 4/29, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 5/1, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 5/3, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 5, 5/6, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 6, 5/8, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Flyers-Sabres
Game 1, 5/15, CBC. Jim Robson, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 5/18, CBC. Jim Robson, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 5/20, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 5/22, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 5, 5/25, CBC. Jim Robson, Dick Irvin
Game 6, 5/27, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin


AMERICAN CREWS

PRELIMINARY ROUND
No telecasts

QUARTER FINALS
Maple Leafs-Flyers, Game 1, 4/13, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay
Penguins-Islanders, Game 4, 4/20, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay

SEMI FINALS
Canadiens-Sabres, Game 1, 4/27, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay
Flyers-Islanders, Game 3, 5/4, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay
Flyers-Islanders, Game 6, 5/11, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay

STANLEY CUP FINAL
Sabres-Flyers, Game 2, 5/18, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay
Sabres-Flyers, Game 5, 5/25, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay

This thread will list the Stanley Cup network TV crews for 1976.

For American coverage, the NHL utilized its own syndicated network. It was called "NHL Network" and was seen primarily in U.S. markets with an NHL team, usually on the channel that carried its team's games. There was a smattering of non-NHL market affiliates.

As always, assistance with errors and omissions is much appreciated.

CANADIAN CREWS

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Sabres-Blues
Game 1, 4/6, No telecast
Game 2, 4/8, No telecast
Game 3, 4/9, No telecast

Islanders-Canucks
Game 1, 4/6, See note
Game 2, 4/8, See note

Kings-Flames
Game 1, 4/6, No telecast
Game 2, 4/8, No telecast

Maple Leafs-Penguins
Game 1, 4/6, See note
Game 2, 4/8, See note
Game 3, 4/9, See note

Note:
CBC announced prior to the preliminary round that they would not televise any games from the opening round. The rights were sold back to the individual Canadian teams. Since Montreal received a bye into the Quarter finals, this impacted Toronto and Vancouver. CHCH and CITY both televised all three games of the TOR-PGH series with Bill Hewitt and Brian McFarlane on the call, while CHAN (aka BCTV) picked up the VAN-NYI series with either Bernie Pascall and/or Jim Robson doing pxp with likely either Howie Meeker and/or Babe Pratt working as the analyst.

QUARTER FINALS

Canadiens-Black Hawks
Game 1, 4/11, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 4/13, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 4/15, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 4/18, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

Flyers-Maple Leafs
Game 1, 4/12, See note
Game 2, 4/13, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane
Game 3, 4/15, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 4, 4/17, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 5, 4/20, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane
Game 6, 4/22, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 7, 4/25, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane

Bruins-Kings
Game 1, 4/11, No telecast
Game 2, 4/13, No telecast
Game 3, 4/15, No telecast
Game 4, 4/17, No telecast
Game 5, 4/20, No telecast
Game 6, 4/22, No telecast
Game 7, 4/25, No telecast

Sabres-Islanders
Game 1, 4/11, No telecast
Game 2, 4/13, No telecast
Game 3, 4/15, No telecast
Game 4, 4/17, No telecast
Game 5, 4/20, No telecast
Game 6, 4/22, No telecast

Note:
Game 1 of the PHI-TOR series was televised locally to Southern Ontario by CHCH with Cole and McFarlane the likely crew.

SEMI FINALS

Canadiens-Islanders
Game 1, 4/27, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 4/29, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 5/1, CBC. Dick Irvin, Howie Meeker
Game 4, 5/4, CBC. Bob Cole, Dick Irvin
Game 5, 5/6, CBC. Bob Cole, Dick Irvin

Flyers-Bruins
Game 1, 4/27, No telecast
Game 2, 4/29, No telecast
Game 3, 5/2, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane
Game 4, 5/4, No telecast
Game 5, 5/6, No telecast

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Canadiens-Flyers
Game 1, 5/9, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 5/11, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 5/13, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 5/16, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

AMERICAN CREWS

PRELIMINARY ROUND
No games telecast

QUARTER FINALS
Islanders-Sabres, Game 1, 4/11, NHL Network. Marv Albert (split pxp), Tim Ryan (split pxp), George Michael
Flyers-Maple Leafs, Game 4, 4/17, NHL Network. Gene Hart (split pxp), Don Earle (split pxp), Terry Crisp
Canadiens-Black Hawks, Game 4, 4/18, NHL Network. Marv Albert (split pxp), Brad Palmer (split pxp)
Maple Leafs-Flyers, Game 7, 4/25, NHL Network. Marv Albert, Terry Crisp

SEMI FINALS
Flyers-Bruins, Game 3, 5/2, NHL Network. Marv Albert, Phil Esposito

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Canadiens-Flyers
Game 1, 5/9, NHL Network. Marv Albert, Stan Mikita
Game 2, 5/11, NHL Network. Ted Darling, Garry Unger
Game 3, 5/13, NHL Network. Marv Albert, Chico Resch
Game 4, 5/16, NHL Network. Marv Albert, Curt Bennett

Notes:
The analysts for the Final were active players and each game featured a different analyst. The analyst matched with each game is NOT confirmed. Any confirmation is most appreciated.

The 1976 Stanley Cup Final was the first to be televised in its entirety nationally in the U.S.

Game 4 of the Montreal-Chicago quarterfinal was televised in the U.S. by the NHL Network (the original syndicated over-the-air version). Marv Albert and Brad Palmer called the play. Albert handled the first and third period, Palmer, the Black Hawks TV host, the second period. They acted as analysts for each other. Played at Chicago Stadium, the game was blacked out in Chicago.

1977 is the year. Here are the playoff TV crews as seen in Canada and the United States. Please alert with any errors or omissions.

Thank you as always.

CANADIAN CREWS

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Islanders-Black Hawks
Game 1, 4/5, No telecast
Game 2, 4/7, No telecast

Note:
Both games were played on Long Island. The 4/7 game normally would have been played in Chicago Stadium, but the arena had booked a Led Zeppelin concert in advance. The Hawks played their "home" game instead at Nassau Coliseum (and wearing their home white sweaters to boot). Had there been a game 3, it too would have been played at Nassau.

Sabres-North Stars
Game 1, 4/5, No telecast
Game 2, 4/7, No telecast

Kings-Flames
Game 1, 4/5, No telecast
Game 2, 4/7, No telecast
Game 3, 4/9, No telecast

Penguins-Maple Leafs
Game 1, 4/5, See note.
Game 2, 4/7, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 3, 4/9, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane

Note: On 4/5, CBC did not carry any playoff hockey. Game 1 of the PGH-TOR series was seen regionally in Southern Ontario on CHCH-Hamilton.

QUARTER FINALS

Canadiens-Blues
Game 1, 4/11, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin, Don Marshall
Game 2, 4/13, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin, Red Storey
Game 3, 4/15, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 4/17, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

Flyers-Maple Leafs
Game 1, 4/11, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane
Game 2, 4/13, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane
Game 3, 4/15, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 4, 4/17, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 5, 4/19, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane
Game 6, 4/21, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane

Bruins-Kings
Game 1, 4/11, No telecast
Game 2, 4/13, No telecast
Game 3, 4/15, No telecast
Game 4, 4/17, No telecast
Game 5, 4/19, No telecast
Game 6, 4/21, No telecast

Islanders-Sabres
Game 1, 4/11, No telecast
Game 2, 4/13, No telecast
Game 3, 4/15, No telecast
Game 4, 4/17, No telecast

SEMI FINALS

Canadiens-Islanders
Game 1, 4/23, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin, Don Marshall
Game 2, 4/26, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin, Don Marshall
Game 3, 4/28, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 4/30, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 5, 5/3, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin, Red Storey
Game 6, 5/5, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

Flyers-Bruins
Game 1, 4/23, No telecast
Game 2, 4/26, No telecast
Game 3, 4/28, No telecast
Game 4, 5/1, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Canadiens-Bruins
Game 1, 5/7, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin, Don Marshall
Game 2, 5/10, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin, Red Storey
Game 3, 5/12, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 5/14, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin


AMERICAN CREWS

PRELIMINARY ROUND
Maple Leafs-Penguins, Game 3, 4/9, NHL Network. Marv Albert, Dan Kelly (split pxp, analyst duties)

QUARTER FINALS
Flyers-Maple Leafs, Game 4, 4/17, NHL Network. Marv Albert, Steve Jensen
Flyers-Maple Leafs, Game 6, 4/21, NHL Network. Don Earle (pxp), Gene Hart (pxp), Terry Crisp (analyst) (WTAF feed)

SEMI FINALS
Bruins-Flyers, Game 1, 4/23, NHL Network. Marv Albert, Dan Kelly (split pxp, analyst duties)
Canadiens-Islanders, Game 3, 4/28, NHL Network. Tim Ryan, Jiggs McDonald (split pxp, analyst duties)
Canadiens-Islanders, Game 4, 4/30, NHL Network. Tim Ryan, Jiggs McDonald (split pxp, analyst duties)
Flyers-Bruins, Game 4, 5/1, NHL Network. Marv Albert (pxp), Dan Kelly (pxp), Curt Bennett (analyst)

STANLEY CUP FINAL
Canadiens-Bruins
Game 1, 5/7, NHL Network. Marv Albert, Tim Ryan, Stan Mikita
Game 2, 5/10, NHL Network. Marv Albert, Tim Ryan, Garry Unger
Game 3, 5/12, NHL Network. Marv Albert, Tim Ryan, Chico Resch
Game 4, 5/14, NHL Network. Marv Albert, Tim Ryan, Don Awrey

1978

CANADIAN CREWS

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Flyers-Rockies
Game 1, 4/11, No telecast
Game 2, 4/13, No telecast

Sabres-Rangers
Game 1, 4/11, No telecast
Game 2, 4/13, No telecast
Game 3, 4/15, CBC. Dan Kelly, Brian McFarlane

Maple Leafs-Kings
Game 1, 4/11, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 2, 4/13, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane

Flames-Red Wings
Game 1, 4/11, No telecast
Game 2, 4/13, No telecast

QUARTER FINALS

Canadiens-Red Wings
Game 1, 4/17, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Don Marshall, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 4/19, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Red Storey, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 4/21, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 4/23, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 5, 4/25, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Don Marshall, Dick Irvin

Bruins-Black Hawks
Game 1, 4/17, No telecast
Game 2, 4/19, No telecast
Game 3, 4/21, No telecast
Game 4, 4/23, No telecast

Islanders-Maple Leafs
Game 1, 4/17, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane
Game 2, 4/19, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane
Game 3, 4/21, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 4, 4/23, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 5, 4/25, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane
Game 6, 4/27, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 7, 4/29, CBC. Dan Kelly, Brian McFarlane

Flyers-Sabres
Game 1, 4/17, No telecast
Game 2, 4/19, No telecast
Game 3, 4/22, *No telecast
Game 4, 4/23, No telecast
Game 5, 4/25, No telecast

*Not fully confirmed. It is possible that this game may have been televised at the last minute by CBC as game 3 was played on a Saturday night and no other games were scheduled.

SEMI FINALS

Canadiens-Maple Leafs
Game 1, 5/2, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Red Storey, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 5/4, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Don Marshall, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 5/6, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 4, 5/9, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane

Bruins-Flyers
Game 1, 5/2, No telecast
Game 2, 5/4, No telecast
Game 3, 5/7, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane
Game 4, 5/9, No telecast
Game 5, 5/11, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Canadiens-Bruins
Game 1, 5/13, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Glenn Resch, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 5/16, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Glenn Resch, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 5/18, CBC. Dan Kelly, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 5/21, CBC. Dan Kelly, Dick Irvin
Game 5, 5/23, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Glenn Resch, Dick Irvin
Game 6, 5/25, CBC. Dan Kelly, Dick Irvin


AMERICAN CREWS

PRELIMINARY ROUND
Rangers-Sabres, Game 3, 4/15, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Brian McFarlane (CBC feed)

QUARTER FINALS
Red Wings-Canadiens, Game 2, 4/19, NHL Network. Danny Gallivan, Red Storey, Dick Irvin (CBC feed)
Flyers-Sabres, Game 3, 4/22, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Ed Giacomin
Maple Leafs-Islanders, Game 7, 4/29, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Brian McFarlane (CBC feed)

SEMI FINALS
Maple Leafs-Canadiens, Game 2, 5/4, NHL Network. Danny Gallivan, Don Marshall, Dick Irvin (CBC feed)
Bruins-Flyers, Game 3, 5/7, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Glenn Resch

STANLEY CUP FINAL
Canadiens-Bruins
Game 1, 5/13, NHL Network. Danny Gallivan, Glenn Resch, Dick Irvin (CBC feed)
Game 2, 5/16, NHL Network. Danny Gallivan, Glenn Resch, Dick Irvin (CBC feed)
Game 3, 5/18, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Dick Irvin (CBC feed)
Game 4, 5/21, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Dick Irvin (CBC feed)
Game 5, 5/23, NHL Network. Danny Gallivan, Glenn Resch, Dick Irvin (CBC feed)
Game 6, 5/25, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Dick Irvin (CBC feed)

This thread will list the national TV playoff crews for 1979. The Canadian crews will be listed by series and the American crews will only be listed game by game as so few were televised.

Heaps of praise to jtgrace1 and djob for their help.

As we go further back in time, there are more likely to be errors and omissions, please alert if you find any. Thanks in advance.

CANADIAN CREWS

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Flyers-Canucks
Game 1, 4/10, CBC. Bob Cole, Howie Meeker
Game 2, 4/12, CBC. Jim Robson, Howie Meeker
Game 3, 4/15, CBC. Bob Cole, Gary Dornhoefer

Rangers-Kings
Game 1, 4/10, No telecast
Game 2, 4/12, No telecast

Flames-Maple Leafs
Game 1, 4/10, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Gary Dornhoefer
Game 2, 4/12, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Gary Dornhoefer

Sabres-Penguins
Game 1, 4/10, No telecast
Game 2, 4/12, No telecast
Game 3, 4/14, No telecast

QUARTER FINALS

Islanders-Black Hawks
Game 1, 4/16, No telecast
Game 2, 4/18, No telecast
Game 3, 4/20, No telecast
Game 4, 4/22, No telecast

Canadiens-Maple Leafs
Game 1, 4/16, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin, Gerry Pinder
Game 2, 4/18, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin, Gerry Pinder
Game 3, 4/21, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane, Gary Dornhoefer
Game 4, 4/22, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane, Gary Dornhoefer

Bruins-Penguins
Game 1, 4/16, No telecast
Game 2, 4/18, No telecast
Game 3, 4/21, No telecast
Game 4, 4/22, No telecast

Flyers-Rangers
Game 1, 4/16, No telecast
Game 2, 4/18, No telecast
Game 3, 4/20, No telecast
Game 4, 4/22, No telecast
Game 5, 4/24, CBC. Bob Cole, Gary Dornhoefer, Brian McFarlane

SEMI FINALS

Islanders-Rangers
Game 1, 4/26, No telecast
Game 2, 4/28, No telecast
Game 3, 5/1, No telecast
Game 4, 5/3, No telecast
Game 5, 5/5, No telecast
Game 6, 5/8, No telecast

Canadiens-Bruins
Game 1, 4/26, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin, Don Marshall
Game 2, 4/28, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin, Don Marshall
Game 3, 5/1, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin, Don Marshall
Game 4, 5/3, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin, Gary Dornhoefer
Game 5, 5/5, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin, Lou Nanne
Game 6, 5/8, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin, Don Marshall
Game 7, 5/10, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin, Lou Nanne

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Canadiens-Rangers
Game 1, 5/13, CBC. Dan Kelly, Dick Irvin, Gary Dornhoefer
Game 2, 5/15, CBC. Dan Kelly, Dick Irvin, Gary Dornhoefer
Game 3, 5/17, CBC. Dan Kelly, Dick Irvin, Bobby Orr
Game 4, 5/19, CBC. Dan Kelly, Dick Irvin, Bobby Orr
Game 5, 5/21, CBC. Dan Kelly, Dick Irvin, Gary Dornhoefer


AMERICAN CREWS

PRELIMINARY ROUND
4/14, Game 3, Penguins at Sabres, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, analyst unknown.

QUARTER FINALS
4/21, Game 3, Bruins at Penguins, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, analyst unknown.

SEMI FINALS
4/28, Game 2, Rangers-Islanders, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Lou Nanne

STANLEY CUP FINAL
Canadiens-Rangers.
Game 1, 5/13, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Dick Irvin, Gary Dornhoefer (CBC feed)
Game 2, 5/15, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Dick Irvin, Gary Dornhoefer (CBC feed)
Game 3, 5/17, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Dick Irvin, Bobby Orr (CBC feed)
Game 4, 5/19, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Dick Irvin, Bobby Orr (CBC feed)
Game 5, 5/21, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Dick Irvin, Gary Dornhoefer (CBC feed)

In the first-round Philadelphia-Vancouver series, Bob Cole called games 1 & 3 in Philly and Jim Robson called game 2 in Vancouver. I thought Dornhoefer was also the colour-man for both games in Philly, but Meeker may have done Game 1.

Jim Robson's contract with the Canucks required him to call all road games (so they didn't have to fly somebody else out to the other city, I guess) . . . therefore, he would broadcast Canucks home playoff games on CBC and road games on Vancouver radio. This went up to 1985, when he left CBC. In 1982, he went all the way to the finals this way. He called all Vancouver home games on CBC, while road games were done by Dave Hodge (round 1), Don Wittman (rounds 2 and 3), and Bob Cole (Finals).



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On Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:50:05 PM UTC-5, tmc...@gmail.com wrote:
> Here's the network line-ups for the 1970 Stanley Cup playoffs. IIRC, the first of two ever NOT involving Canadian based teams. As always, please point out corrections or omissions. Thank you in advance.
> The video clip of the famed OT goal scored by Bobby Orr in game 4 of the SC Final is the CBS version as called by Dan Kelly. This archival clip is a rarity as 98% of the time, any surviving kinescopes or videotapes of the actual telecast of hockey games from this era usually emanate from the CBC's call. Does anyone know if video exists or has anyone ever heard the CBC version of the Orr goal? Just curious.
>
> Quote from KgnKH1 on 07/12/09 at 11:50:33:
> Hi there, new poster here that's been reading these forums for a while... thought I'd respond to this. Actually Dick Irvin Jr mentions in his book 'My 26 Stanley Cups' that he and Danny Gallivan were in the CBC booth for Bobby Orr's famous goal in 1970 and that he was always curious why even the CBC uses the CBS replay of the goal with Dan Kelly's call even to this day when they show it instead of Gallivan's call. So Irvin asked someone about it at the CBC and the explanation he received was that the CBC tape of the game, along with others, was thrown away to clear shelf space which they were apparently short of at the network, believe it or not.
> Black Hawks-Canadiens, Game 3, 5/9, CBS. Dan Kelly, Jim Gordon, Phil Esposito
> Black Hawks-Canadiens, Game 6, 5/16, CBS. Dan Kelly, Jim Gordon, Phil Esposito
> Canadiens-Black Hawks, Game 7, 5/18, CBS. Dan Kelly, Jim Gordon, Phil Esposito
>
> Note:
> CBS made the decision to televise Game 7 of the SC Final the day after Montreal won game 6 to force a game 7. The telecast would start at the normal time of 8:30 PM eastern. Not sure of what shows had been pre-empted (I believe "Hee Haw" was one on them). This was the first prime time network telecast of an NHL game in the U.S.
>
> This thread chronicles the 1972 Stanley Cup playoff TV crews on a network basis.
>
> As always, should you spot any errors or omissions, please let me know. It will be appreciated.
>
> CANADIAN CREWS
>
> Note:
> There was a lengthy strike against the CBC by the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) in the early part of 1972. This caused lots of disruption of much CBC news and sports programming during this time. As the playoffs arrived, CBC was reluctant to give up the right to televise the playoffs. However, MacLaren Advertising, who actually owned the rights to the NHL (in conjunction with Molson Breweries and Imperial Oil/Esso), decided to give the playoff telecast rights to CTV, at first on a game by game basis in the Quarter Finals, and then the full Semi Finals and Final.
>
> CTV did not have 100% penetration in Canada at this time, and asked CBC to allow where its affiliates was the sole network in that market to show the playoffs. CBC refused. So, this season's Stanley Cup playoffs was not seen in some smaller markets in Canada...unless these markets were close enough to the U.S. border to pick up the signal of a CBS channel so they could at least view their telecasts.
>
> QUARTER FINALS
> Bruins-Maple Leafs
> Game 1, 4/5, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
> Game 2, 4/6, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
> Game 3, 4/8, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
> Game 4, 4/9, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
> Game 5, 4/11. CTV. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
>
> Note:
> Game 1 seen on CFTO Toronto in full. Other CTV affiliates (but not all) joined the game in progress.
>
> Rangers-Canadiens
> Game 1, 4/5, CTV. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
> Game 2, 4/6, CTV. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
> Game 3, 4/8, CTV. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
> Game 4, 4/9, No telecast
> Game 5, 4/11, CTV. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
> Game 6, 4/13, CTV. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
>
> Note:
> Game 1 seen only on CFCF Montreal. Game 4 not televised due to a lockout of technicians at the Forum.
>
> Black Hawks-Penguins
> Game 1, 4/5, No telecast
> Game 2, 4/6, No telecast
> Game 3, 4/8, No telecast
> Game 4, 4/9, No telecast
>
> North Stars-Blues
> Game 1, 4/5, No telecast
> Game 2, 4/6, No telecast
> Game 3, 4/8, No telecast
> Game 4, 4/9, No telecast
> Game 5, 4/11, No telecast
> Game 6, 4/13, No telecast
> Game 7, 4/16, CTV. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
>
> SEMIFINALS
> Bruins-Blues
> Game 1, 4/18, No telecast
> Game 2, 4/20, No telecast
> Game 3, 4/23, CTV. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
> Game 4, 4/25, CTV. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
>
> Black Hawks-Rangers
> Game 1, 4/16, No telecast
> Game 2, 4/18, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
> Game 3, 4/20, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
> Game 4, 4/23, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
>
> STANLEY CUP FINAL
> Bruins-Rangers
> Game 1, 4/30, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
> Game 2, 5/2, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
> Game 3, 5/4, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
> Game 4, 5/7, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
> Game 5, 5/9, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
> Game 6, 5/11, CTV. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
>
> AMERICAN CREWS
>
> QUARTERFINALS
> North Stars-Blues, Game 4, 4/9, CBS. Dan Kelly, Jim Gordon
> Blues-North Stars, Game 7, 4/16, CBS. Dan Kelly, Jim Gordon
>
> SEMIFINALS
> Bruins-Blues, Game 3, 4/23, CBS. Dan Kelly, Jim Gordon
>
> STANLEY CUP FINAL
> Rangers-Bruins, Game 1, 4/30, CBS. Dan Kelly, Jim Gordon, Harry Howell
> Bruins-Rangers, Game 4, 5/7, CBS. Dan Kelly, Jim Gordon, Harry Howell
> Bruins-Rangers, Game 6, 5/11, CBS. Dan Kelly Jim Gordon, Harry Howell
>
> Note:
> CBS took a calculated risk in not televising Game 5 of the Final - a potential clincher with the Bruins up 3 games to 1 on the Rangers - as they had a decent prime-time lineup on Tuesdays led by Hawaii Five-0. Thursday's prime-time schedule consisted of a mid-season replacement program and a movie. CBS lucked out and televised the cup clincher that night.
>
> CBS originally had "Me And The Chimp" followed by "My Three Sons" (yes, that show was still around then) and I have no idea what the movie was. In the Lakeland Ledger, Ch. 6 in Orlando aired "Any Second Now" and WTVT Ch. 13 in Tampa (a CBS affiliate then) aired "Arrivaderci, Baby".
>
> 1973
>
> NBC took over the American telecasts of the NHL with more thorough coverage than before, stateside. Including the introduction of a cartoon figure known as "Peter Puck."
> Game 1, 4/10, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham, Brian McFarlane
> Game 2, 4/11, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham, Brian McFarlane
> Game 3, 4/13, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham, Brian McFarlane
> Game 4, 4/14, CBC. BBill Hewitt, Bob Goldham, Brian McFarlane
> Game 1, 5/7, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Brian McFarlane
> Game 2, 5/9, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Brian McFarlane
> Game 3, 5/12, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Dick Irvin
> Game 4, 5/14, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Dick Irvin
> Game 5, 5/16, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Brian McFarlane
> Game 6, 5/19, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Dick Irvin
>
>Note:
> It appears that some CTV affiliates may have picked up NBC's feed of the 4/14 MTL-NYR game. CFTO in Toronto and CFCF in Montreal (at least) carried this game, while CKY in Winnipeg and ATV in Moncton, NB (at least) did not. As of now, it is not clear if CTV used Gallivan and Irvin from Hockey Night in Canada or if these (and other?) select stations used the NBC feed of Ryan and Terrible Ted. The HNIC rights in 1974 were actually held by Molson, Esso (Imperial Oil) and McLaren Advertising, under the consortium of the Canadian Sports Network and not the CBC.
>
> AMERICAN CREWS
> QUARTERFINALS
> Game 1, 4/9, Flames at Flyers, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay
> Game 4, 4/14, Canadiens at Rangers, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay
> SEMIFINALS
> Game 2, 4/21, Bruins at Black Hawks, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay
> Game 4, 4/28, Flyers at Rangers, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay
> Game 7, 5/5, Rangers at Flyers, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay
>
> STANLEY CUP FINAL
> Game 3, 5/12, Bruins at Flyers, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay
> Game 6, 5/19, Bruins at Flyers, NBC. Tim Ryan, Ted Lindsay
>
> Note:
> CFCF aired the game, as well as CBFT. No word on announcers. I also looked up the local papers here, and the CTV affiliate in NB (ATV Moncton) didn't air the game. The CBC affiliate (CHSJ) stayed with the Bruins-Leafs series. Just like in Winnipeg, the only way to watch Habs-Rangers was on NBC.
>
> Also saw the Star's TV columnist that day...she was whining and moaning about how allowing the US networks on cable were corrupting everyone with too many commercials, and one day we'll realize we don't need them.
>
> 1975
>
> CANADIAN CREWS
> PRELIMINARY ROUND
> When CBC aired game 7 of the NYI-PIT series on April 26, Bill Hewitt's Leafs were already eliminated, Gallivan & Irvin would be prepping for the MTL-BUF series, and McFarlane was assisting NBC for their game 1 coverage of the MTL-BUF series the next day.
> No offense intended, but for the time being, I am listing this game as * as unconfirmed until I am 100% comfortable that it was seen in Canada.
>
> SEMIFINALS
> Flyers-Islanders
> Game 1, 4/29, No telecast
> Game 2, 5/1, No telecast
> Game 3, 5/4, CBC. Bob Cole, Bob Goldham
> Game 4, 5/7, CBC. Bob Cole, Bob Goldham
> Game 5, 5/8, No telecast
> Game 6, 5/11, CBC. Bob Cole, Bob Goldham
> Game 7, 5/13, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane
> Note:
> Game 1, 4/11, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Don Marshall, Dick Irvin
> Game 2, 4/13, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Red Storey, Dick Irvin
> Game 3, 4/15, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
> Game 4, 4/17, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
>
> Flyers-Maple Leafs
> Game 1, 4/11, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane
> Game 2, 4/13, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane
> Game 3, 4/15, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
> Game 4, 4/17, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
> Game 5, 4/19, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane
> Game 6, 4/21, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
>
> Bruins-Kings
> Game 1, 4/11, No telecast
> Game 2, 4/13, No telecast
> Game 3, 4/15, No telecast
> Game 4, 4/17, No telecast
> Game 5, 4/19, No telecast
> Game 6, 4/21, No telecast
>
> Islanders-Sabres
> Game 1, 4/11, No telecast
> Game 2, 4/13, No telecast
> Game 3, 4/15, No telecast
> Game 4, 4/17, No telecast
>
> SEMIFINALS
> Canadiens-Islanders
> Game 1, 4/23, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Don Marshall, Dick Irvin
> Game 2, 4/26, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Don Marshall, Dick Irvin
> Game 3, 4/28, CBC. Dick Irvin
> Game 4, 4/30, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
> Game 5, 5/3, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Red Storey, Dick Irvin
> Game 6, 5/5, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
>
> Flyers-Bruins
> Game 1, 4/23, No telecast
> Game 2, 4/26, No telecast
> Game 3, 4/28, No telecast
> Game 4, 5/1, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane
>
> STANLEY CUP FINAL
>
> Canadiens-Bruins
> Game 1, 5/7, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Don Marshall, Dick Irvin
> Game 2, 5/10, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Red Storey, Dick Irvin
> Game 2, 4/13, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
>
> Flames-Red Wings
> Game 1, 4/11, No telecast
> Game 2, 4/13, No telecast
>
> QUARTERFINALS
> Canadiens-Red Wings
> Game 1, 4/17, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Don Marshall, Dick Irvin
> Game 2, 4/19, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Red Storey, Dick Irvin
> Game 3, 4/21, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
> Game 4, 4/23, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
> Game 5, 4/25, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Don Marshall, Dick Irvin
>
> Bruins-Black Hawks
> Game 1, 4/17, No telecast
> Game 2, 4/19, No telecast
> Game 3, 4/21, No telecast
> Game 4, 4/23, No telecast
>
> Islanders-Maple Leafs
> Game 1, 4/17, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane
> Game 2, 4/19, CBC. Bob Cole, Brian McFarlane
> Game 3, 4/21, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
> Game 4, 4/23, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
> Game 5, 4/25, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
> Game 6, 4/27, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
> Game 7, 4/29, CBC. Dan Kelly, Brian McFarlane
>
> Flyers-Sabres
> Game 1, 4/17, No telecast
> Game 2, 4/19, No telecast
> Game 3, 4/22, *No telecast
> Game 4, 4/23, No telecast
> Game 5, 4/25, No telecast
>
> *Not fully confirmed. It is possible that this game may have been televised at the last minute by CBC as game 3 was played on a Saturday night and no other games were scheduled.
>
> SEMI FINALS
>
> Canadiens-Maple Leafs
> Game 1, 5/2, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Chico Resch, Dick Irvin
> Game 2, 5/4, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Bill Clement, Dick Irvin
> Game 3, 5/6, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane, Peter Mahovlich
> Game 4, 5/9, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane, Phil Esposito
>
> Bruins-Flyers
> Game 1, 5/2, No telecast
> Game 2, 5/4, No telecast
> Game 3, 5/7, CBC. Bob Cole, Bill Clement, Brian McFarlane
> Game 4, 5/9, No telecast
> Game 5, 5/11, CBC. Bob Cole, Bill Clement, Brian McFarlane
>
> STANLEY CUP FINAL
> Canadiens-Bruins
> Game 1, 5/13, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Chico Resch, Dick Irvin
> Game 2, 5/16, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Chico Resch, Dick Irvin
> Game 3, 5/18, CBC. Dan Kelly, Chico Resch, Dick Irvin
> Game 4, 5/21, CBC. Dan Kelly, Chico Resch, Dick Irvin
> Game 5, 5/23, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Chico Resch, Dick Irvin
> Game 6, 5/25, CBC. Dan Kelly, Chico Resch, Dick Irvin
>
> AMERICAN CREWS
> PRELIMINARY ROUND
> Rangers-Sabres, Game 3, 4/15, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Brian McFarlane (CBC feed)
>
> QUARTERFINALS
> Red Wings-Canadiens, Game 2, 4/19, NHL Network. Danny Gallivan, Red Storey, Dick Irvin (CBC feed)
> Flyers-Sabres, Game 3, 4/22, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Eddie Giacomin
> Maple Leafs-Islanders, Game 7, 4/29, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Brian McFarlane (CBC feed)
>
> SEMIFINALS
> Maple Leafs-Canadiens, Game 2, 5/4, NHL Network. Danny Gallivan, Bill Clement, Dick Irvin (CBC feed)
> Bruins-Flyers, Game 3, 5/7, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Chico Resch
>
> STANLEY CUP FINAL
> Canadiens-Bruins
> Game 1, 5/13, NHL Network. Danny Gallivan, Chico Resch, Dick Irvin (CBC feed)
> Game 2, 5/16, NHL Network. Danny Gallivan, Chico Resch, Dick Irvin (CBC feed)
> Game 3, 5/18, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Chico Resch, Dick Irvin (CBC feed)
> Game 4, 5/21, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Chico Resch, Dick Irvin (CBC feed)
> Game 5, 5/23, NHL Network. Danny Gallivan, Chico Resch, Dick Irvin (CBC feed)
> Game 6, 5/25, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Chico Resch, Dick Irvin (CBC feed)
>
> This thread will list the national TV playoff crews for 1979. The Canadian crews will be listed by series and the American crews will only be listed game by game as so few were televised. Heaps of praise to jtgrace1 and djob for their help. As we go further back in time, there are more likely to be errors and omissions, please alert if you find any. Thanks in advance.
>
> CANADIAN CREWS
> PRELIMINARY ROUND
> Flyers-Canucks
> Game 1, 4/10, CBC. Bob Cole, Howie Meeker
> Game 2, 4/12, CBC. Jim Robson, Howie Meeker
> Game 3, 4/15, CBC. Bob Cole, Gary Dornhoefer
>
> Notes:
> In the first-round Philadelphia-Vancouver series, Bob Cole called games 1 & 3 in Philly and Jim Robson called game 2 in Vancouver. Meeker called the first two, and Dornhoefer called the third.
> Jim Robson's contract with the Canucks required him to call all road games (so they didn't have to fly somebody else out to the other city, I guess) . . . therefore, he would broadcast Canucks home playoff games on CBC and road games on Vancouver radio. This went up to 1985, when he left CBC. In 1982, he went all the way to the finals this way. He called all Vancouver home games on CBC, while road games were done by Dave Hodge (round 1), Don Wittman (rounds 2 and 3), and Bob Cole (Finals).

> Rangers-Kings
> Game 1, 4/10, No telecast
> Game 2, 4/12, No telecast
>
> Flames-Maple Leafs
> Game 1, 4/10, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Gary Dornhoefer, Brian McFarlane
> Game 2, 4/12, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Lou Nanne, Brian McFarlane
>
> Sabres-Penguins
> Game 1, 4/10, No telecast
> Game 2, 4/12, No telecast
> Game 3, 4/14, No telecast
>
> QUARTERFINALS
> Islanders-Black Hawks
> Game 1, 4/16, No telecast
> Game 2, 4/18, No telecast
> Game 3, 4/20, No telecast
> Game 4, 4/22, No telecast
>
> Canadiens-Maple Leafs
> Game 1, 4/16, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Gerry Pinder, Dick Irvin
> Game 2, 4/18, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Don Marshall, Dick Irvin
> Game 3, 4/21, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Gary Dornhoefer, Brian McFarlane
> Game 4, 4/22, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Gary Dornhoefer, Brian McFarlane
>
> Bruins-Penguins
> Game 1, 4/16, No telecast
> Game 2, 4/18, No telecast
> Game 3, 4/20, No telecast
> Game 4, 4/22, No telecast
>
> Flyers-Rangers
> Game 1, 4/16, No telecast
> Game 2, 4/18, No telecast
> Game 3, 4/20, No telecast
> Game 4, 4/22, No telecast
> Game 5, 4/24, CBC. Bob Cole, Gary Dornhoefer
>
> SEMIFINALS
> Islanders-Rangers
> Game 1, 4/26, No telecast
> Game 2, 4/28, No telecast
> Game 3, 5/1, No telecast
> Game 4, 5/3, No telecast
> Game 5, 5/5, No telecast
> Game 6, 5/8, No telecast
>
> Canadiens-Bruins
> Game 1, 4/26, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Don Marshall, Dick Irvin
> Game 2, 4/28, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Don Marshall, Dick Irvin
> Game 3, 5/1, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Gary Dornhoefer, Dick Irvin
> Game 4, 5/3, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Gary Dornhoefer, Dick Irvin
> Game 5, 5/5, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Lou Nanne, Dick Irvin
> Game 6, 5/8, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Gary Dornhoefer, Dick Irvin
> Game 7, 5/10, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Lou Nanne, Dick Irvin
>
> STANLEY CUP FINAL
> Canadiens-Rangers
> Game 1, 5/13, CBC. Dan Kelly, Gary Dornhoefer, Dick Irvin
> Game 2, 5/15, CBC. Danny Gallivan (1st half), Dan Kelly (2nd half), Gerry Pinder, Dick Irvin
> Game 3, 5/17, CBC. Dan Kelly, Bobby Orr, Dick Irvin
> Game 4, 5/19, CBC. Dan Kelly, Bobby Orr, Dick Irvin
> Game 5, 5/21, CBC. Dan Kelly, Gary Dornhoefer, Dick Irvin
>
> AMERICAN CREWS
> PRELIMINARY ROUND
> 4/14, Game 3, Penguins at Sabres, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, analyst unknown.
> QUARTERFINALS
> 4/21, Game 3, Bruins at Penguins, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, analyst unknown.
> SEMIFINALS
> 4/28, Game 2, Rangers-Islanders, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Lou Nanne
> STANLEY CUP FINAL
> Canadiens-Rangers
> Game 1, 5/13, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Gary Dornhoefer, Dick Irvin (CBC feed)
> Game 2, 5/15, NHL Network. Danny Gallivan (1st half), Dan Kelly (2nd half), Gerry Pinder, Dick Irvin (CBC feed)
> Game 3, 5/17, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Bobby Orr, Dick Irvin (CBC feed)
> Game 4, 5/19, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Bobby Orr, Dick Irvin (CBC feed)
> Game 5, 5/21, NHL Network. Dan Kelly, Gary Dornhoefer, Dick Irvin (CBC feed)
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