ALL THINGS RANGERS ON MSG NETWORKS FOR STANLEY CUP FINAL
LIVE COVERAGE ON MSG NETWORK AND MSG+ INCLUDES
EXPANDED PRE AND POST GAME SHOWS, HOUR-LONG OFF-DAY STANLEY CUP FINAL SPECIALS
RANGERS PROGRAMMING DOMINATES NETWORKS FOR DURATION OF STANLEY CUP FINAL
New York, NY (May 30, 2014) – MSG Networks announced today that it will host unprecedented New York Rangers coverage throughout the 2014 Stanley Cup Final. MSG Network is expanding its pregame programming for the Stanley Cup Final with the addition of Rangers Stanley Cup Countdown presented by Chase. This hour-long show, hosted live from Rangerstown Hockey House presented by Chase by Bill Pidto and Ron Duguay, will be telecast at 6:30 p.m. on game nights and will feature special guests and Rangers alumni throughout the Final. Rangers Stanley Cup Gamenight hosted by Al Trautwig and featuring Joe Micheletti and Sam Rosen, will follow at 7:30 p.m. along with Mercedes-Benz Rangers Stanley Cup Postgame, a 60-90 minute recap and analysis immediately following the game.
On all non-game days, MSG Network will telecast the new one-hour program Rangers Stanley Cup Insider at 9:00 p.m. This live show, hosted by Bill Pidto and featuring MSG’s popular play-by-play team of Micheletti and Rosen, will provide Rangers fans with up-to-the-minute news on the teams, players, and coaches, as well as live interviews with former players, hockey aficionados, celebrities and more.
In addition, Rangers programming will be prominently featured on both MSG Network and MSG+ throughout the Final, with marathons of popular series featuring Rangers players and coaches along with player interviews and content. On Tuesday, June 3 Rangers fans can relive every minute of the ‘94 Stanley Cup Final when MSG Network broadcasts all seven games beginning 6:00 a.m., leading into the premiere of Rangers Stanley Cup Insider at 9:00 p.m. To prepare for the first game in the Final, on Wednesday, June 4 starting at 1:30 p.m. there will be a marathon of Beginnings, MSG’s original series that goes home with Garden stars and legends and takes a behind-the-scenes look at where and how they got started. Adam Graves, Brian Boyle, Marc Staal, Brad Richards, Derek Dorsett, John Moore, Ryan McDonagh, Derick Brassard, and Dan Girardi episodes will run consecutively leading into that evening’s pregame coverage. On Thursday, June 5 two hours will be dedicated to Henrik Lundqvist beginning 5:00 p.m., featuring three episodes of The Game 365 and MSG Countdown: Henrik Lundqvist’s Greatest Saves.
GAME DAY PROGRAMMING INCLUDES:
Rangers Stanley Cup Countdown presented by Chase: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Live one-hour pregame show hosted by Bill Pidto and Ron Duguay from Rangerstown Hockey House (free indoor fan festival featuring interactive games, photo opportunities with Rangers alumni, and more), featuring special guests and Rangers alumni
Rangers Stanley Cup Gamenight: 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Live 30-minute pregame show hosted by Al Trautwig and featuring Joe Micheletti and Sam Rosen
Mercedes-Benz Rangers Stanley Cup Postgame: Immediately following each game
Live 60-90 minute show recapping the game, hosted by Al Trautwig, with Joe Micheletti, Sam Rosen, Dave Maloney, John Giannone, and Ron Duguay
OFF DAY PROGRAMMING INCLUDES:
Rangers Stanley Cup Insider: 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Live one-hour show providing Rangers fans with the latest news during the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, hosted by Bill Pidto with Joe Micheletti and Sam Rosen and featuring special guests and Rangers alumni