MSG To Broadcast Every Game of Rangers, Devils First Round Playoff Series

By Jerry Barmash Comment

It’s onto the playoffs for the New York Rangers. And their regular season home–MSG Network–provides live extensive coverage of the first-round series starting Thursday night at 7.

The Rangers begin the 2012 post-season against the Ottawa Senators at MSG.  Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti call the action from the booth.

In addition, the Rangers Game Night starts an hour before the puck drops and the 60-minute post-game show immediately follows each game. Al Trautwig hosts each playoff game, while John Giannone reports from rinkside.  Trautwig host the pre- and post-game segment with analysts Ron Duguay and Mike Keenan, who coached the Rangers to their 1994 Stanley Cup Championship.

Starting at 2 p.m. on each game day, Bill Pidto and Duguay anchor live, one-minute updates twice-an-hour.

The remaining first round schedule looks like this:

Game 2–Saturday at 7 p.m.
Game 3–Monday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Game 4–Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
*Game 5–Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
*Game 6–Monday, April 23   TBD
*Game 7–Thursday, April 26   TBD
*if necessary

MSG Network has also announced MSG Plus will be the exclusive, regional home of all first-round Devils games starting Friday night at the Florida Panthers. Steve Cangialosi and Chico Resch have the call.

MSG Plus offers fans Devils Game Night 30 minutes before each game, and the hour-long Devils Post Game Show after each playoff game. Deb Placey hosts the pre- and post-game shows, with Ken Daneyko has rinkside reports. Stan Fischler provides insight during each Devils playoff home game.

Game 2–Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Game 3–Tuesday at 7 p.m.