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San Jose Sharks sweep Canucks out of the playoffs with 4-3 OT win in Game 4

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

At the beginning of the 2013 NHL playoffs, the quarterfinal series between the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks was predicted by many to be a tight one. Two teams with similar styles, talent, playoff histories and something to prove made for a compelling matchup that seemed destined to go the distance.

How wrong we were.

Video: CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada kicks off the 2013 NHL Playoffs

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

There are many reasons to watch the NHL playoffs. It’s exciting, high-stakes hockey where drama and the passion of the players boils over in the pursuit of that glorious silver Stanley Cup.

One of the things I personally look forward to when the playoffs roll around is watching CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada flex its creative muscle with its wonderfully-made video montages. Mike Brehm from USA TODAY sums it up quite nicely:

Two reasons to tune in to Hockey Night in Canada for the playoffs: To see if Don Cherry says anything controversial and to view CBC’s opening playoff montage video.

Here is the aforementioned intro, which highlights the 60 years of coverage by the venerable Canadian institution:

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Schedule for Round 1 of 2013 NHL Playoffs Set

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Late Sunday night, the National Hockey League released the game and broadcast schedule for the conference quarterfinal round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The puck drops on Tuesday, April 30th as matchups begin between Chicago/Minnesota, Anaheim/Detroit and St. Louis/Los Angeles.

As for the four Canadian teams in action, the Vancouver Canucks (3rd) kick things off at home on Wednesday as they host the San Jose Sharks (6th). Despite a trend of dominance in years past, the Sharks have had the edge in head-to-head play in this abbreviated season, winning all three regular season games (2 in regulation, one in a shootout). Both teams will have a lot to prove going into the playoffs.

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On Thursday, the other three Canadian teams get going on their series, with an all-Canadian matchup between the Ottawa Senators (7th) and Montreal Canadiens (2nd) at the Bell Centre, and an Original Six series between the Boston Bruins (4th) and Toronto Maple Leafs (5th).

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