MSG Networks is the home of the first round of the NHL Playoffs

Exclusive Local Coverage of the Islanders-Penguins Series

Tuesday, 04.30.2013 / 10:41 AM ET / News
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MSG Networks is the home of the first round of the NHL Playoffs
Exclusive Local Coverage of the Islanders-Penguins Series

MSG Networks, New York’s home for playoff hockey, will have the exclusive local telecasts of six of the seven potential games, including Game 1, of the Islanders-Penguins 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series on MSG+. The full schedule for the series is listed below.

On Wednesday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m., the Islanders take on the top-seeded Penguins in Game 1. Coverage on MSG+ will include the “Visa Islanders Game Night” pregame show at 7:00 p.m. and postgame coverage following the final horn. MSG+ will also have exclusive local coverage of Game 2 and Game 4, as well as Games 5, 6 and 7, if necessary. Game 3 will be broadcast nationally on NBC.

MSG+’s Islanders coverage will feature play-by-play announcer Howie Rose alongside Islanders legend Butch Goring in the booth, as well as host Peter Ruttgaizer and reporter Stan Fischler.

2013 MSG+ Islanders Playoff Telecast Schedule (*If necessary)
Game Date Opponent Time Network Pre/Post
Game 1 Wed., May 1 @ Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. MSG+ 7:00/10:00 p.m.
Game 2 Fri., May 3 @ Pittsburgh 7:00 p.m. MSG+ 6:30/9:30 p.m.
Game 3 Sun., May 5 Pittsburgh 12:00 p.m. NBC --------
Game 4 Tues., May 7 Pittsburgh 7:00 p.m. MSG+ 6:30/9:30 p.m.
Game 5* Thurs., May 9 @ Pittsburgh 7:00 p.m. MSG+ 6:30/9:30 p.m.
Game 6* Sat., May 11 Pittsburgh TBD MSG+ TBD
Game 7* Sun., May 12 @ Pittsburgh TBD MSG+ TBD

MSG Networks is the exclusive local television home of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, New York Liberty and New York Red Bulls, and the official regional sports networks of the New York Giants. MSG Networks also telecasts over 100 live college basketball games and over 40 live college football games from top national conferences (SEC, Big 12, Big East, Pac 12, Conference USA), as well as horse racing, boxing and award-winning original programming. In 2013, MSG Networks received 18 New York Emmy Awards, including 16 for MSG and one each for MSG+ and MSG.com. MSG’s 85 Emmys over the past six years are more than any single network or station in the region during that time.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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A. Lee 69 23 16 14 39
J. Bailey 63 15 23 6 38
J. Boychuk 65 8 25 10 33
T. Hamonic 65 5 25 16 30
N. Leddy 71 10 19 16 29
 
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