Sportsnet will be re-airing the entire Canucks vs Blackhawks playoff series from 2011.
It was a magical run. One that will likely remain in the hearts and minds of Canucks fans for the rest of their lives. Sportsnet announced Monday that they will be replaying the entire pivotal playoff hockey series between the Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks from the 2011 Stanley Cup run.
What would become a one-win-shy push for Lord Stanley’s great prize, the Canucks — with arguably their best team in their 50-year history — had a major hurdle in the first round of the 2011 playoffs.
The rivalry between Vancouver and Chicago had been growing for years. The Blackhawks had handed the Canucks their tee times the two previous years, but 2011 was the Canadian team’s chance to finally slay the dragon, giving birth to one of the greatest moments in Vancouver sports history, and cementing Alex Burrows as a Canuck favourite forever.
Thanks to Rogers and Sportsnet, Canucks fans will be given a chance to relive that mystical moment and all of the six games before it. Airing the entire seven-game series on television, Sportsnet is taking a trip down memory lane.
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Here is the broadcast schedule (starting Monday at 8 pm PDT) for the Canucks vs Blackhawks 2011 playoff series:
Monday, April 20 – Game 1: Chicago @ Vancouver (SN West & Pacific)
Wednesday, April 22 – Game 2: Chicago @ Vancouver (SN)
Sunday, April 26 – Game 3: Vancouver @ Chicago (SN)
Thursday, April 30 – Game 4: Vancouver @ Chicago (SN)
Sunday, May 3 – Game 5: Chicago @ Vancouver (SN)
Tuesday, May 5 – Game 6: Vancouver @ Chicago (SN)
Saturday, May 9 – Game 7: Chicago @ Vancouver (SN)
In addition to the Vancouver series, Sportsnet is turning back the clock for every Canadian NHL team, going all the way back to 1987.
Other featured series on NHL Classics will be the 2018 battle between the Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators, 2017’s stunner between the Ottawa Senators and the New York Rangers, the 1993 Cup Finals between the Montreal Canadians and the Los Angeles Kings, 1993’s Toronto Maple Leafs against the Detroit Red Wings, the 1989 Cup Finals between Montreal and Calgary (all Canadian finals), and the 1987 Cup Finals between the Edmonton Oilers and the Philadelphia Flyers.