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Chris Cuthbert, Craig Simpson to call play-by-play of Oilers, Canucks series

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Zach Laing
1 month ago
Sportsnet’s Chris Cuthbert and Craig Simpson will be heading west to broadcast the second-round series between the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks.
The set-to-be-electric series kicks off on Wednesday night, with Scott Oake as the reporter joining the pair.
It’s not the first time the pair have called an Oilers series in recent years. In 2022, Cuthbert and Simpson were in Alberta to call the second-round series between the Oilers and Flames, which saw Edmonton win in five games, pushing Calgary into a rebuild. During the 2020 playoff bubbles, Cuthbert was out west calling games alongside Louie DeBrusk.
Cuthbert, one of the best hockey play-by-play voices, joined Sportsnet in June 2020 after 15 years at TSN. Most notably, he was the lead play-by-play voice during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, calling Sidney Crosby’s gold medal-winning goal against the United States.
Pavelski shot, that’s saved by Luongo. Niedermayer regroups, Crosby over the line, Sidney Crosby can’t bust in, up with it again he’s on the ice with Iginla. Iginla- Crosby scores! Sidney Crosby! The golden goal! And Canada has once-in-a-lifetime Olympic gold!

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Here’s a look at what the Oilers and Canucks schedule looks like, as of Monday morning:
G1Wed., May 8Edmonton @ Vancouver, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PTSportsnet, CBC
G2Fri., May 10Edmonton @ Vancouver, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PTSportsnet, CBC
G3Sun., May 12Vancouver @ Edmonton, TBDTBD
G4Tues., May 14Vancouver @ Edmonton, TBDTBD
G5*Thurs., May 16Edmonton @ Vancouver, TBDTBD
G6*Sat., May 18Vancouver @ Edmonton, TBDTBD
G7*Mon., May 20Edmonton @ Vancouver, TBDTBD
The Sportsnet panel in Toronto will remain the same, with Ron McLean and David Amber hosting pre-game, intermission and post-game, alongside Kevin Bieksa, Elliotte Friedman, Kelly Hrudey, Jennifer Botterill, and Luke Gazdic.
On Twitter Monday, Gazdic shared he will be on the panel for the Oilers and Canucks games this round.

Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at zach@thenationnetwork.com.

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