After their stunning 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Bruins in Boston, the Flyers will play the Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Final starting Sunday at 7.00pm Sunday at the Wachovia Centre in Philadelphia. It’s the first time ever a number 7 seed (Philadelphia) will meet a number eight seed (Montreal) in a conference final.
The Flyers will enter the series with less than 48 hours rest while the Canadiens have been off since their seventh game win in Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Starting Sunday, the series will run every other night for as long as it lasts. That means games three and four will be played at the Bell Centre Thursday night and Saturday afternoon at 3.00pm; the Saturday afternoon game to satisfy the NHL’s contractual obligations with the NBC Television Network in the US, while shortchanging regular Saturday night Hockey Night in Canada viewers.
|2010 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS|
|Sunday, May 16||at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.||VERSUS, CBC, RDS|
|Tuesday, May 18||at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.||VERSUS, CBC, RDS|
|Thursday, May 20||at Montreal, 7:00 p.m.||VERSUS, CBC, RDS|
|Saturday, May 22||at Montreal, 3:00 p.m.||NBC, CBC, RDS|
|*Monday, May 24||at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.||VERSUS, CBC, RDS|
|*Wednesday, May 26||at Montreal, 7:00 p.m.||VERSUS, CBC, RDS|
|*Friday, May 28||at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.||VERSUS, CBC, RDS|