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MSG+ to Fight, Talk and Skate All Summer Long

Summer Block Party Programming on MSG+ Includes:

Monday Fight Nights with Boxing and UFC

Tuesday – Friday Nightly “Talk Block” Featuring “The Dan Patrick Show” and
“Boomer & Carton in 60” Starting at 9:00 p.m.

Saturday “Summer Ice” Featuring the Best of the Rangers, Devils and Islanders
from 2011-12 Seasons

New York, NY (June 7, 2012) – MSG+ will celebrate the summer months with a new lineup of Summer Block Party programming, featuring themed nights every day of the week until Labor Day.

Monday nights are all about the fights as MSG+ brings boxing and UFC fans some of the top classic and recent bouts from around the country featuring names such as Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather and Chuck Liddell. Starting in July, Monday nights will be the home of “UFC Reloaded ‘12,” a three-hour block of fights from the latest UFC event.

Tuesday through Friday MSG+ puts the gloves down to talk about the day in sports with back-to-back episodes of “The Dan Patrick Show” at 9:00 p.m. each night, and “Boomer & Carton in 60,” a one-hour version of that morning’s show, at midnight. Dan and his “Danettes” welcome to the show some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment to discuss the latest news in the world of sports and pop culture, while New York’s top-rated radio duo break down the Big Apple’s sports scene with top tier guests and a mix of commentary and humor.

MSG+ will lace up its skates every Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. for a new episode of “Summer Ice,” featuring the best games from the Rangers, Devils and Islanders 2011-12 seasons with analysis from MSG’s hockey experts. “Summer Ice” drops the puck on June 16 with four Saturdays of Islanders games presented by MSG’s Butch Goring and Peter Ruttgaizer. Below is the Islanders four-week schedule of games. Rangers and Devils games are TBD but will run in four-week blocks in July and August.

Islanders “Summer Ice” Schedule on MSG+

6/16 – Rangers at Islanders (10/15/2011 – Tavares scores a hat trick)
6/23 – Islanders at Stars (12/3/2011 – Moulson scores four goals)
6/30 – Kings at Islanders (2/11/2012 – Streit scores OT winner)
7/7 – Penguins at Islanders (3/29/2012 – Baily collects 5 pts. and Okposo gets 4 pts.)


On Sunday, MSG+ wraps up the week with a special night of sports variety, including: the high-stakes World Poker Tour; The Transit Chapters, featuring emerging sports and cultural activities around the New York area; the best of the Action Sports World Tour; and tennis stars from the past and today as they team up for double matches on World Team Tennis.

Throughout the summer, more information as well as photo galleries, exclusive video, interactive games, trivia and polls will be available at www.MSG.com/Summer. Fans can also follow Facebook (/MSGNetworks) and Twitter (@MSGNetworks) for all the latest about the Summer Block Party.



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