MSG NETWORKS ANNOUNCES 2021 NEW YORK RANGERS TELECAST SCHEDULE
MSG Networks to Telecast 50 Regular Season Games During the 2021 NHL Season
Every Rangers Game, Pregame and Postgame Show Airing on MSG Networks to Stream on MSG GO
New York, NY (January 12, 2021) – MSG Networks, the television home of the New York Rangers, today announced the team’s telecast schedule for the upcoming 2021 NHL season, which will include a total of 50 regular season games. The first telecast will be on Thursday, January 14th at 7:00pm on MSG, when the Rangers open their season at home against the Islanders, with coverage getting underway at 6:30pm.
Sam Rosen, the recipient of the 2016 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame, returns for his 37th season as the play-by-play voice of the Rangers, alongside analyst Joe Micheletti, back for his 15th season. John Giannone will host the network’s pregame, postgame and intermission coverage, alongside former Rangers goalie and Emmy Award winning studio analyst Steve Valiquette. Anson Carter, who played two seasons with the Rangers during his NHL career, will also serve as an analyst in the studio for select games this year.
Versatile play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert returns for his 25th season as the radio voice of the Rangers, calling play-by-play action on ESPN 98.7 radio, with former Rangers captain Dave Maloney handling the analysis. Don La Greca will serve as the back-up play-by-play announcer for games on ESPN 98.7.
With the NHL splitting teams in four new regional divisions for this season, the Rangers will play a rotating schedule of games versus the seven other teams in the realigned East Division, facing off against each opponent eight times.
MSG Networks’ complete Rangers telecast schedule is below. All games airing on MSG Networks, in addition to the network’s pregame and postgame coverage, will also be available on MSG GO, the network’s live streaming and video on demand platform for smartphones, tablets and computers.
About MSG Networks Inc.
MSG Networks Inc., a pioneer in sports media, owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks and a companion streaming service that serve the nation’s number one media market, the New York DMA, as well as other portions of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. The networks feature a wide range of compelling sports content, including exclusive live local games and other programming of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres, as well as significant coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. This content, in addition to a diverse array of other sporting events and critically acclaimed original programming, has established MSG Networks as the gold standard in regional sports.
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