NHL Stanley Cup Semi-Finals (1960s)

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JIP = joined in progress.

There was no American network TV coverage

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SEMI FINALS

Canadiens-Black Hawks
Game 1, 3/24, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan
Game 2, 3/26, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan
Game 3, 3/29, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan
Game 4, 3/31, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan

Maple Leafs-Red Wings
Game 1, 3/23, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt
Game 2, 3/26, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt
Game 3, 3/27, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt
Game 4, 3/29, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt
Game 5, 4/2, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt
Game 6, 4/3, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Canadiens-Maple Leafs
Game 1, 4/7, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 2, 4/9, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 3, 4/12, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt
Game 4, 4/14, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt

Item of note:
In the 3/28/60 edition of the Winnipeg Free Press, a CP (Canadian Press) article mentioned the fact that the CBC fielded numerous angry calls from viewers upset that CBC continued to televise all three overtimes of the 3/27 Leafs-Wings game. They missed several previously scheduled shows as the OT continued on. The CBC said that the policy of telecasting each Stanley Cup game to its conclusion would be enforced.

These are the crews for the 1961 Stanley Cup playoffs as seen on Canadian television sets. Even with two U.S. based teams in the Final, there was no American network coverage.

Please alert with any corrections or omissions.

CANADIAN CREWS

SEMI FINALS

Canadiens-Black Hawks
Game 1, 3/21, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 2, 3/23, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 3, 3/26, CBC. Danny Gallivan
Game 4, 3/28, CBC. Danny Gallivan
Game 5, 4/1, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 6, 4/4, CBC. Danny Gallivan

Maple Leafs-Red Wings
Game 1, 3/22, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt
Game 2, 3/25, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt
Game 3, 3/26, CBC. Bill Hewitt
Game 4, 3/28, CBC. Bill Hewitt
Game 5, 4/1, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Black Hawks-Red Wings
Game 1, 4/6, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 2, 4/8, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 3, 4/10, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt
Game 4, 4/12, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt
Game 5, 4/14, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 6, 4/16, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt

Notes:
Some semi-final games may not have been seen outside the Toronto or Montreal metro areas.

This may have been the first time that all playoff games were televised somewhere across Canada.

For the first time, all SC Final games were televised nationwide from start to finish in Canada.

Contrary to urban legend that the CBC had to scramble for rights to cover the Final because both teams were American based, I dug through three newspaper archives; Toronto Star, Toronto Globe & Mail and Winnipeg Free Press, and found NO indication that this was the case...unless this was completely behind the scenes.

1962

CANADIAN CREWS

SEMI FINALS

Canadiens-Black Hawks
Game 1, 3/27, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 2, 3/29, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 3, 4/1, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 4, 4/3, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 5, 4/5, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 6, 4/8, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy

Maple Leafs-Rangers
Game 1, 3/27, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt
Game 2, 3/29, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt
Game 3, 4/1, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Jack Dennett
Game 4, 4/3, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Jack Dennett
Game 5, 4/5, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt
Game 6, 4/7, CBC. Bill Hewitt

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Maple Leafs-Black Hawks
Game 1, 4/10, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
Game 2, 4/12, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
Game 3, 4/15, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
Game 4, 4/17, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
Game 5, 4/19, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
Game 6, 4/22, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham

4/1 AND 4/3 at Chi started at 830ET; were they really JIP and at what time

Per the 3/31 Winnipeg Free Press, the Winnipeg CBC outlet carried the 4/1 MTL-CHI game at 8:30 Central (9:30 Eastern). They showed the Ed Sullivan Show at 7:00 (8:00 Eastern) which included guest stars Canadian comedians Wayne & Shuster, frequent guests of the Sullivan shoe. A program called "Close-Up" was on at 8:00 (9:00 Eastern) and then followed the Habs-Hawks in progress.

On 4/3, CBC Winnipeg carried the TOR-NY game, but I would have to think the MTL-CHI game was carried starting at 9:30 Eastern by CBC, joined in progress in the same way as 4/1. CBC affiliates in and neat Toronto (per the Toronto Star) showed the Garry Moore show at 8 PM and then picking up the TOR-NY game at 9 PM.

1963

(JIP) = coverage of the game joined in progress.

There was no American network TV coverage.

Please continue to alert with any errors or omissions. Thank you.

CANADIAN CREWS

SEMI FINALS

Maple Leafs-Canadiens
Game 1, 3/26, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt
Game 2, 3/28, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt
Game 3, 3/30, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 4, 4/2, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 5, 4/4, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt

Black Hawks-Red Wings
Game 1, 3/26, No telecast
Game 2, 3/28, No telecast
Game 3, 3/31, No telecast
Game 4, 4/2, No telecast
Game 5, 4/4, No telecast
Game 6, 4/7, CBC. Bill Hewitt

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Maple Leafs-Red Wings
Game 1, 4/9, CBC. Bill Hewitt
Game 2, 4/11, CBC. Bill Hewitt
Game 3, 4/14, CBC. Bill Hewitt
Game 4, 4/16, CBC. Bill Hewitt
Game 5, 4/18, CBC. Bill Hewitt

These are the lineups as I have them for 1964. Any and all help is cretainly appreciated.

The was NO American network coverage.

SEMIN FINALS

Canadiens-Maple Leafs
Game 1, 3/26, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 2, 3/28, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 3, 3/31, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 4, 4/2, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 5, 4/4, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 6, 4/7, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 7, 4/9, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy

Black Hawks-Red Wings
Game 1, 3/26, No telecast
Game 2, 3/29, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 3, 3/31, No telecast
Game 4, 4/2, No telecast
Game 5, 4/5, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 6, 4/7, No telecast
Game 7, 4/9, No telecast

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Maple Leafs-Red Wings
Game 1, 4/11, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane, Bob Goldham
Game 2, 4/14, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane, Bob Goldham
Game 3, 4/16, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brain McFarlane, Bob Goldham
Game 4, 4/18, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane, Bob Goldham
Game 5, 4/21, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane, Bob Goldham
Game 6, 4/23, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane, Bob Goldham
Game 7, 4/25, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane, Bob Goldham

There was no U.S. network TV coverage. This would be the last year for that. Starting in 1966, there would be network coverage of some sort (Big 3, syndicated or national cable) every year following.

(JIP) = joined in progress.

CANADIAN CREWS

SEMI FINALS

Red Wings-Black Hawks
Game 1, 4/1, No telecast
Game 2, 4/4, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt
Game 3, 4/6, No telecast
Game 4, 4/8, No telecast
Game 5, 4/11, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt
Game 6, 4/13, No telecast
Game 7, 4/15, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane

Canadiens-Maple Leafs
Game 1, 4/1, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 2, 4/3, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 3, 4/6, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 4, 4/8, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 5, 4/10, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 6, 4/13, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Canadiens-Black Hawks
Game 1, 4/17, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 2, 4/20, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 3, 4/22, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 4, 4/25, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 5, 4/27, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 6, 4/29, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 7, 5/1, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy

Welcome to 1966. A couple of watershed items for this season.

For the first time, there would be National U.S. coverage of the Stanley Cup playoffs, including the first network telecasts on either side of the border as NBC would televise in color games two and five of the DET-CHI series and games one and four of the Final.

As always, please let me know if you spot errors or omissions.

CANADIAN CREWS

SEMI FINALS

Canadiens-Maple Leafs
Game 1, 4/7, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 2, 4/9, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 3, 4/12, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 4, 4/14, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane

Black Hawks-Red Wings
Game 1, 4/7, No telecast
Game 2, 4/10, No telecast
Game 3, 4/12, No telecast
Game 4, 4/14, No telecast
Game 5, 4/17, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 6, 4/20, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Canadiens-Red Wings
Game 1, 4/24, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 2, 4/26, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 3, 4/28, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 4, 5/1, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 5, 5/3, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
Game 6, 5/5, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy

Note:
To accomodate American TV coverage, Game 1 of the Final was shifted to a Sunday afternoon. It was the first time ever that a hockey game was played on a Sunday afternoon in Montreal. This created a bit of controversy in Montreal, a heavily Roman Catholic city, especially among the religious leaders. While games 1 and 4 were televised in color in the U.S., CBC carried these games and all other games in black & white.

AMERICAN CREWS

SEMI FINALS
Red Wings-Black Hawks, Game 2, 4/10, NBC. Win Elliot, Bill Mazer
Black Hawks-Red Wings, Game 5, 4/17, NBC. Win Elliot, Bill Mazer

Note:
The 4/10 DET-CHI game was the first national network telecast of a Stanley Cup game in the U.S. It was also quite possibly the first telecast of an NHL game in color.

STANLEY CUP FINAL
Red Wings-Canadiens, Game 1, 4/24, NBC. Win Elliot, Bill Mazer
Canadiens-Red Wings, Game 4, 5/1, NBC. Win Elliot, Bill Mazer
Canadiens-Red Wings, Game 6, 5/5, Syndicated. Bob Wolff, Emile Francis

1967

CANADIAN CREWS

SEMI FINALS

Black Hawks-Maple Leafs
Game 1, 4/6, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 2, 4/9, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 3, 4/11, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 4, 4/13, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 5, 4/15, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 6, 4/18, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane

Canadiens-Rangers
Game 1, 4/6, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dan Kelly
Game 2, 4/8, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dan Kelly
Game 3, 4/11, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 4/13, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Canadiens-Maple Leafs
Game 1, 4/20, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 4/22, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 4/25, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 4, 4/27, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 5, 4/29, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 6, 5/2, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane

Notes:
With the exception of the 4/9 TOR-CHI game, all of the games were televised in color.

There is a possiblity that the 4/11 MTL-NY game was not televised due to the AFTRA strike in the U.S. Confirmation one way or the other on this would be appreciated.


AMERICAN CREWS

SEMI FINALS
Game 5, 4/15, Maple Leafs-Black Hawks, CBS. Jim Gordon, Stu Nahan

STANLEY CUP FINAL
Game 2, 4/22, Maple Leafs-Canadiens, CBS. Jim Gordon, Stu Nahan
Game 5, 4/29, Maple Leafs-Canadiens, CBS. Jim Gordon, Stu Nahan

Note:
CBS was scheduled to televise the 4/8 NY-MTL game. However the AFTRA strike forced cancellation of the telecast.

It's 1968 and the first season of the Great Expansion, when the NHL doubled in size from 6 to 12 teams.

It's also the first season that all HNIC games (regular season and playoffs) were televised in color.

Stateside, this was also the first season that featured a full slate of regular season and playoff games.

Please alert with any corrections or omissions. Thank you.

(JIP) = joined in progress.

CANADIAN CREWS

QUARTER FINALS

Canadiens-Bruins
Game 1, 4/4, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 4/6, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 4/9, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 4/11, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

Rangers-Black Hawks
Game 1, 4/4, No telecast
Game 2, 4/9, No telecast
Game 3, 4/11, No telecast
Game 4, 4/13, No telecast
Game 5, 4/14, No telecast
Game 6, 4/16, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane

Flyers-Blues
Game 1, 4/4, No telecast
Game 2, 4/6, No telecast
Game 3, 4/10, No telecast
Game 4, 4/11, No telecast
Game 5, 4/13, No telecast
Game 6, 4/16, No telecast
Game 7, 4/18, No telecast

Kings-North Stars
Game 1, 4/4, No telecast
Game 2, 4/6, No telecast
Game 3, 4/9, No telecast
Game 4, 4/11, No telecast
Game 5, 4/13, No telecast
Game 6, 4/16, No telecast
Game 7, 4/18, No telecast

SEMI FINALS

Canadiens-Black Hawks
Game 1, 4/18, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 4/20, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 4/23, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 4/25, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 5, 4/28, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

Blues-North Stars
Game 1, 4/21, No telecast
Game 2, 4/22, No telecast
Game 3, 4/25, No telecast
Game 4, 4/27, No telecast
Game 5, 4/29, No telecast
Game 6, 5/1, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 7, 5/3, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Blues-Canadiens
Game 1, 5/5, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 5/7, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 5/9, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 5/12, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin


AMERICAN CREWS

QUARTER FINALS
Bruins-Canadiens, Game 2, 4/7 (taped from 4/6, JIP), CBS. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin (CBC tape)
Rangers-Black Hawks, Game 4, 4/13, CBS. Jim Gordon, Stu Nahan

SEMI FINALS
North Stars-Blues, Game 1, 4/21, CBS. Jim Gordon, Stu Nahan
Black Hawks-Canadiens, Game 5, 4/28, CBS. Jim Gordon, Stu Nahan

STANLEY CUP FINAL
Canadiens-Blues, Game 1, 5/5, CBS. Jim Gordon, Stu Nahan
Blues-Canadiens, Game 4, 5/12, CBS. Jim Gordon, Stu Nahan

This is the lineup for the TV playoff crews for 1969.

Canadian lineups will be listed game by game.

American lineups will be listed actual game only.

As always, please alert if you spot any errors or omissions. Thanks to jtgrace1 for the huge help.

CANADIAN CREWS

QUARTER FINALS

Canadiens-Rangers
Game 1, 4/2, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 4/3, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 4/5, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 4, 4/6, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

Bruins-Maple Leafs
Game 1, 4/2, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 2, 4/3, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 3, 4/5, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 4, 4/6, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane

Blues-Flyers
Game 1, 4/2, No telecast
Game 2, 4/3, No telecast
Game 3, 4/5, No telecast
Game 4, 4/6, Np telecast

Seals-Kings
Game 1, 4/2, No telecast
Game 2, 4/3, No telecast
Game 3, 4/5, No telecast
Game 4, 4/6, No telecast
Game 5, 4/9, No telecast
Game 6, 4/10, No telecast
Game 7, 4/13, No telecast

SEMI FINALS

Canadiens-Bruins
Game 1, 4/10, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 2, 4/13, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 3, 4/17, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 4, 4/20, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
Game 5, 4/22, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
Game 6, 4/24, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin

Blues-Kings
Game 1, 4/15, No telecast
Game 2, 4/17, No telecast
Game 3, 4/19, No telecast
Game 4, 4/20, No telecast

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Canadiens-Blues
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, 5/4, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin


AMERICAN CREWS

QUARTER FINALS
Blues at Flyers, Game 4, 4/6, CBS. Dan Kelly, Bill Mazer

SEMI FINALS
Bruins at Canadiens, Game 2, 4/13, CBS. Dan Kelly, Bill Mazer
Canadiens at Bruins, Game 4, 4/20, CBS. Dan Kelly, Bill Mazer

STANLEY CUP FINAL
Blues at Canadiens, Game 1, 4/27, CBS. Dan Kelly, Bill Mazer
Canadiens at Blues, Game 4, 5/4, CBS. Dan Kelly, Bill Mazer

Quote from Bearfan on 05/26/09 at 21:11:05:
The 1971 Finals between Montreal and Chicago were on in prime time on, I think, NBC.

it was CBS; they did a game every sunday afternoon, then added a prime time telecast of game 7 from Chicago tuesday may 18; the following year they did the same, adding a thursday may 11 prime time telecast of the Bruins winning the Cup at Madison Square Garden

these were the first Stanley Cup playoff prime time national telecasts in the US
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On Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:38:54 PM UTC-5, tmc...@gmail.com wrote:
> 1960
>
> JIP = joined in progress.
> There was no American network TV coverage
> Please chime in with any corrections or omissions.
> CANADIAN CREWS
> SEMIFINALS
> Canadiens-Black Hawks
> Game 1, 3/24, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan
> Game 2, 3/26, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan
> Game 3, 3/29, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan
> Game 4, 3/31, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan
>
> Maple Leafs-Red Wings
> Game 1, 3/23, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt
> Game 2, 3/26, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt
> Game 3, 3/27, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt
> Game 4, 3/29, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt
> Game 5, 4/2, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt
> Game 6, 4/3, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt
>
> STANLEY CUP FINAL
> Canadiens-Maple Leafs
> Game 1, 4/7, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Frank Selke, Jr.
> Game 2, 4/9, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Frank Selke, Jr.
> Game 3, 4/12, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt
> Game 4, 4/14, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt
>
> Item of note:
> In the 3/28/60 edition of the Winnipeg Free Press, a CP (Canadian Press) article mentioned the fact that the CBC fielded numerous angry calls from viewers upset that CBC continued to televise all three overtimes of the 3/27 Leafs-Wings game. They missed several previously scheduled shows as the OT continued on. The CBC said that the policy of telecasting each Stanley Cup game to its conclusion would be enforced.
>
> 1961
> These are the crews for the 1961 Stanley Cup playoffs as seen on Canadian television sets. Even with two U.S. based teams in the Final, there was no American network coverage.
> Please alert with any corrections or omissions.
>
> CANADIAN CREWS
> SEMIFINALS
> Canadiens-Black Hawks
> Game 1, 3/21, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
> Game 2, 3/23, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
> Game 3, 3/26, CBC. Danny Gallivan
> Game 4, 3/28, CBC. Danny Gallivan
> Game 5, 4/1, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
> Game 6, 4/4, CBC. Danny Gallivan
>
> Maple Leafs-Red Wings
> Game 1, 3/22, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt
> Game 2, 3/25, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt
> Game 3, 3/26, CBC. Bill Hewitt
> Game 4, 3/28, CBC. Bill Hewitt
> Game 5, 4/1, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Foster Hewitt
>
> STANLEY CUP FINAL
> Black Hawks-Red Wings
> Game 1, 4/6, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
> Game 2, 4/8, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
> Game 3, 4/10, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
> Game 4, 4/12, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
> Game 5, 4/14, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
> Game 6, 4/16, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham
>
> Notes:
> Some semi-final games may not have been seen outside the Toronto or Montreal metro areas. This may have been the first time that all playoff games were televised somewhere across Canada. For the first time, all SC Final games were televised nationwide from start to finish in Canada.
> Contrary to urban legend that the CBC had to scramble for rights to cover the Final because both teams were American based, I dug through three newspaper archives; Toronto Star, Toronto Globe & Mail and Winnipeg Free Press, and found NO indication that this was the case...unless this was completely behind the scenes.
>
> 1962
>
> (JIP) = coverage of the game joined in progress. Once again, there was no American network TV coverage.
> Please continue to alert with any errors or omissions. Thank you.
>
> CANADIAN CREWS
> SEMIFINALS
> Canadiens-Black Hawks
> Game 1, 3/27, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
> Game 2, 3/29, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
> Game 3, 4/1, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
> Game 4, 4/3, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
> Game 5, 4/5, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
> Game 6, 4/8, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
>
> Maple Leafs-Rangers
> Game 1, 3/27, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt
> Game 2, 3/29, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt
> Game 3, 4/1, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Jack Dennett
> Game 4, 4/3, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Jack Dennett
> Game 5, 4/5, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt
> Game 6, 4/7, CBC. Bill Hewitt
>
> STANLEY CUP FINAL
> Maple Leafs-Blackhawks
> Game 1, 4/10, CBC. Bill Hewitt
> Game 2, 4/12, CBC. Bill Hewitt
> Game 3, 4/15, CBC. Bill Hewitt
> Game 4, 4/17, CBC. Bill Hewitt
> Game 5, 4/19, CBC. Bill Hewitt
> Game 6, 4/22, CBC. Bill Hewitt
>
> Notes:
>
> 4/1 AND 4/3 at Chi started at 8:30 p.m. ET; were they really JIP and at what time? Per the 3/31 Winnipeg Free Press, the Winnipeg CBC outlet carried the 4/1 MTL-CHI game at 8:30 Central (9:30 Eastern). They showed the Ed Sullivan Show at 7:00 (8:00 Eastern) which included guest stars Canadian comedians Wayne & Shuster, frequent guests of the Sullivan shoe. A program called "Close-Up" was on at 8:00 (9:00 Eastern) and then followed the Habs-Hawks in progress.
>
> On 4/3, CBC Winnipeg carried the TOR-NY game, but I would have to think the MTL-CHI game was carried starting at 9:30 Eastern by CBC, joined in progress in the same way as 4/1. CBC affiliates in and neat Toronto (per the Toronto Star) showed the Garry Moore show at 8 PM and then picking up the TOR-NY game at 9 PM.
>
> 1963
>
> (JIP) = coverage of the game joined in progress. Once again, there was no American network TV coverage.
> Please continue to alert with any errors or omissions. Thank you.
>
> CANADIAN CREWS
> SEMIFINALS
> Maple Leafs-Canadiens
> Game 1, 3/26, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt
> Game 2, 3/28, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt
> Game 3, 3/30, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
> Game 4, 4/2, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
> Game 5, 4/4, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt
>
> Black Hawks-Red Wings
> Game 1, 3/26, No telecast
> Game 2, 3/28, No telecast
> Game 3, 3/31, No telecast
> Game 4, 4/2, No telecast
> Game 5, 4/4, No telecast
> Game 6, 4/7, CBC. Bill Hewitt
>
> STANLEY CUP FINAL
> Maple Leafs-Red Wings
> Game 1, 4/9, CBC. Bill Hewitt
> Game 2, 4/11, CBC. Bill Hewitt
> Game 3, 4/14, CBC. Bill Hewitt
> Game 4, 4/16, CBC. Bill Hewitt
> Game 5, 4/18, CBC. Bill Hewitt
>
> 1964
> These are the lineups as I have them for 1964. Any and all help is certainly appreciated. Once again, there was NO American network coverage.
>
> SEMIFINALS
> Canadiens-Maple Leafs
> Game 1, 3/26, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
> Game 2, 3/28, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
> Game 3, 3/31, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt
> Game 4, 4/2, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt
> Game 5, 4/4, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
> Game 6, 4/7, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt
> Game 7, 4/9, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
>
> Black Hawks-Red Wings
> Game 1, 3/26, No telecast
> Game 2, 3/29, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
> Game 3, 3/31, No telecast
> Game 4, 4/2, No telecast
> Game 5, 4/5, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
> Game 6, 4/7, No telecast
> Game 7, 4/9, No telecast
>
> STANLEY CUP FINAL
> Maple Leafs-Red Wings
> Game 1, 4/11, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham, Brian McFarlane
> Game 2, 4/14, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham, Brian McFarlane
> Game 3, 4/16, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Keith Dancy
> Game 4, 4/18, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Keith Dancy
> Game 5, 4/21, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham, Brian McFarlane
> Game 6, 4/23, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Keith Dancy
> Game 7, 4/25, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Bob Goldham, Brian McFarlane
>
> 1965
> There was no U.S. network TV coverage. This would be the last year for that. Starting in 1966, there would be network coverage of some sort (Big 3, syndicated or national cable) every year following.
>
> (JIP) = joined in progress.
>
> CANADIAN CREWS
>
> SEMIFINALS
> Red Wings-Black Hawks
> Game 1, 4/1, No telecast
> Game 2, 4/4, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt
> Game 3, 4/6, No telecast
> Game 4, 4/8, No telecast
> Game 5, 4/11, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt
> Game 6, 4/13, No telecast
> Game 7, 4/15, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Jim Morrison
>
> Canadiens-Maple Leafs
> Game 1, 4/1, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
> Game 2, 4/3, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
> Game 3, 4/6, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt
> Game 4, 4/8, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt
> Game 5, 4/10, CBC (JIP). Danny Gallivan, Keith Dancy
> Game 6, 4/13, CBC (JIP). Bill Hewitt
>
> To accommodate American TV coverage, Game 1 of the Final was shifted to a Sunday afternoon. It was the first time ever that a hockey game was played on a Sunday afternoon in Montreal. This created a bit of controversy in Montreal, a heavily Roman Catholic city, especially among the religious leaders. While games 1 and 4 were televised in color in the U.S., CBC carried these games and all other games in black & white.
> Note:
> Except for the 4/9 TOR-CHI game, all games were televised in color.
>
> AMERICAN CREWS
> SEMIFINALS
> Game 5, 4/15, Maple Leafs-Black Hawks, CBS. Jim Gordon, Stu Nahan
>
> STANLEY CUP FINAL
> Game 2, 4/22, Maple Leafs-Canadiens, CBS. Jim Gordon, Stu Nahan
> Game 5, 4/29, Maple Leafs-Canadiens, CBS. Jim Gordon, Stu Nahan
>
> Note:
> CBS was scheduled to televise the 4/8 NY-MTL game. However the AFTRA strike forced cancellation of the telecast.
>
> 1968
> 1969
> This is the lineup for the TV playoff crews for 1969. Canadian lineups will be listed game by game while American lineups will be listed actual game only. As always, please alert if you spot any errors or omissions. Thanks to jtgrace1 for the huge help.
>
> CANADIAN CREWS
> QUARTERFINALS
> Canadiens-Rangers
> Game 1, 4/2, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
> Game 2, 4/3, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
> Game 3, 4/5, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
> Game 4, 4/6, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
>
> Bruins-Maple Leafs
> Game 1, 4/2, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
> Game 2, 4/3, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
> Game 3, 4/5, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
> Game 4, 4/6, CBC. Bill Hewitt, Brian McFarlane
>
> Blues-Flyers
> Game 1, 4/2, No telecast
> Game 2, 4/3, No telecast
> Game 3, 4/5, No telecast
> Game 4, 4/6, No telecast
>
> Seals-Kings
> Game 1, 4/2, No telecast
> Game 2, 4/3, No telecast
> Game 3, 4/5, No telecast
> Game 4, 4/6, No telecast
> Game 5, 4/9, No telecast
> Game 6, 4/10, No telecast
> Game 7, 4/13, No telecast
>
> SEMIFINALS
> Canadiens-Bruins
> Game 1, 4/10, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
> Game 2, 4/13, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
> Game 3, 4/17, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
> Game 4, 4/20, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
> Game 5, 4/22, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
> Game 6, 4/24, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
>
> Blues-Kings
> Game 1, 4/15, No telecast
> Game 2, 4/17, No telecast
> Game 3, 4/19, No telecast
> Game 4, 4/20, No telecast
>
> STANLEY CUP FINAL
> Canadiens-Blues
> 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, 5/4, CBC. Danny Gallivan, Dick Irvin
>
> AMERICAN CREWS
> QUARTERFINALS
> Blues at Flyers, Game 4, 4/6, CBS. Dan Kelly, Bill Mazer
>
> SEMIFINALS
> Bruins at Canadiens, Game 2, 4/13, CBS. Dan Kelly, Bill Mazer
> Canadiens at Bruins, Game 4, 4/20, CBS. Dan Kelly, Bill Mazer
>
> STANLEY CUP FINAL
> Blues at Canadiens, Game 1, 4/27, CBS. Dan Kelly, Bill Mazer
> Canadiens at Blues, Game 4, 5/4, CBS. Dan Kelly, Bill Mazer
>
> Quote from Bearfan on 05/26/09 at 21:11:05:
> The 1971 Finals between Montreal and Chicago were on in prime time on CBS; they did a game every Sunday afternoon, then added a prime time telecast of game 7 from Chicago Tuesday, May 18; the following year they did the same, adding a Thursday, May 11 prime time telecast of the Bruins winning the Cup at Madison Square Garden. These were the first Stanley Cup playoff prime time national telecasts in the U.S.
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