“MSG GO” Available to DIRECTV Subscribers

MSG NETWORKS AND DIRECTV TEAM UP TO MAKE “MSG GO” AVAILABLE TO DIRECTV SUBSCRIBERS IN TIME FOR 2017/18 NBA AND NHL SEASONS

New York, NY – September 21, 2017 – MSG Networks Inc. (NYSE: MSGN) and DIRECTV announced today that “MSG GO,” MSG Networks’ live streaming and video on demand platform, will be available to DIRECTV subscribers who receive MSG Networks as part of their pay television subscription in time for the upcoming NBA and NHL seasons.

With access to “MSG GO”, DIRECTV subscribers will be able to stream the same, award-winning MSG Networks coverage of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, New York Liberty and New York Red Bulls that they enjoy as part of their pay television subscription on their supported smartphone, tablet or personal computer. MSG GO also includes pre- and post-game shows, as well as access to current and past episodes from MSG Network’s slate of award-winning original programming.

“We are pleased to expand our relationship with DIRECTV to include MSG GO, which provides DIRECTV subscribers with access to all of MSG Networks’ live game content, including our unparalleled lineup of NBA and NHL games in time for the upcoming seasons, as well as our other award-winning programming wherever they are,” said Adam Levine, executive vice president, business affairs and distribution, MSG Networks.

“DIRECTV customers want a simple and quick way to get the sports content they want, virtually wherever and whenever they want it,” said Chris Lauricella, AT&T Entertainment Group. “With a simple authentication, our customers will be able to enjoy MSG Networks content while on the go.”

Subscribers with a supported smartphone or tablet can download the free “MSG GO” app by visiting the App Store or the Google Play store. On computers, customers may visit MSGGo.com.

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Brian Boyle Facing His Toughest Challenge Yet

From a purely medical viewpoint, this has been a devastating offseason for the New Jersey Devils.

First, General Manager Ray Shero learned that his crack center, Travis Zajac, would lose at least a couple of months of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.

And now the club has made the heartbreaking revelation that Brian Boyle will be undergoing treatment for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML).

During a conference call, Brian Boyle, GM Ray Shero and Devils Team Internist Dr. Michael Farber speak about the news that Boyle will undergo treatment for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.

Acquired as a free agent this summer, the 32-year-old Boyle addressed the media about his challenge late Tuesday afternoon via conference call.

“We’re at a good place,” said the big center who sounded calm and confident throughout the phone media scrum. “I feel good right now and I’m told that the treatment has minimal side effects.”

Boyle was accompanied by Dr. Michael Farber, Medical Director of Executive Health at the Hackensack University Medical Center, during the conference call.

“Right now,” said Dr. Farber, who doubles as the Devils’ team internist, “we’re waiting for more (medical) information. We should have all the data in the next few weeks, if not the next few days.”

The symptoms were confirmed by blood work done during the team physicals. Boyle allowed that before his ailment was discovered during the medical tests he had suffered bouts with fatigue.

“I was feeling pretty tired,” he recalled. “We had been traveling between Toronto, Tampa Bay, Boston and New Jersey and I figured that all that movement had contributed to it. There was a lot of fatigue.”

Through the media give-and-take, Boyle maintained an optimistic bent. He surprised The Maven when he told me that he expected to return to action at the start of the season.

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“To be honest,” he insisted, “I’m looking to get on the ice Oct. 7 but that remains to be seen and depends on how this treatment works.”

The Devils’ season — and home opener — begins on Oct. 7 when they host the Colorado Avalanche at Prudential Center.

Dr. Farber noted that CML is “treatable” and that “new medications are much better tolerated. Brian came to us in great shape with very few symptoms.”

A popular Ranger for five seasons, Boyle was eagerly awaiting the opportunity to help his new team.

In fact, he revealed that many teammates, rivals and friends, who just recently had learned about his challenging situation, already had reached out to him.

Hockey News columnist Ken Campbell — who had joined the conference call — revealed that ex-Islander and later Maple Leaf, Jason Blake, suffered from the same disease and recovered from it.

“I feel fortunate to already have had such a tremendous outpouring of prayers,” Boyle said. “But my wife and I have had some long nights.”

Prior to training camp, the Devils figured to have a formidable trio of pivots, starting with Zajac, then Adam Henrique and Boyle sharing their load.

The burden now must be shared by Henrique, Pavel Zacha and Marcus Johansson; not to mention top draft pick, rookie Nico Hischier who likely will get a shot at center.

Speaking of his new teammates and new management, Boyle waxed enthusiastically about how well he has been treated since signing on with Shero last July 1.

“Imagine,” he concluded, “I haven’t played a single game for the Devils yet I have had this tremendous support.”

Then, a pause for reflection: “Prayers will always be accepted — and appreciated!”

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Engram Showing Progress

It was a tough game for the New York Giants in their home opener.

A 24-10 loss on Monday night to the Detroit Lions dropped the Giants to 0-2 on the year and has the team searching for answers.

Big Blue’s struggles on both sides of the ball overshadowed a strong start to the year from rookie Evan Engram.

Engram’s touchdown catch in the early moments of the second quarter was the Giants lone bright spot on Monday night, his 19-yard reception a well-run route and a perfect connection with quarterback Eli Manning. Through an admittedly small sample size of two games, Engram has looked the part and worthy of the No. 23 pick in April’s NFL Draft.

Giants rookie tight end Evan Engram speaks to the media after scoring his first touchdown in the NFL in Big Blue's 24-10 loss to the Lions and talks about the critical plays that cost New York in Week 2.

With eight catches for 93 yards and that second-quarter touchdown, Engram has certainly stood out among a Giants offense that has struggled to start the year. The 23-year-old leads the Giants in both receptions and receiving yardage through the first two weeks of the season.

Despite his solid beginning to his NFL career, Engram was frustrated with the team’s lackluster start to the season.

“It’s unacceptable,” Engram said Monday after the game. “Everybody talks about playing complementary football, and we’ve got to do that better. Got to get more physical up front, including myself, to get the run game going. Just got to make more big plays, got to make drives, got to drive down the field, get the defense off the field, score points. It’s just unacceptable.”

Later in the second quarter immediately after Jason Pierre-Paul forced a fumble and the Giants recovered the ball, the offense gave the ball back to Detroit after Manning threw behind Engram, a pass that the rookie tight end tipped into the air.

Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead caught the ball for an interception and a dramatic momentum shift. Detroit would score a touchdown and take a 14-7 lead on the ensuing drive.

It was a play that Engram took the blame for – “that was on me” – even if the pass was slightly behind him. Regardless, he was a bright spot in a game where the offense failed to find consistency.

He also showed a level of disappointment on the penalty call for the celebration following his first ever touchdown in the NFL. He admits that he wasn’t trying to show anyone up.

Engram was caught up in the moment of his first touchdown as the Giants, after a slow start, had tied the score and seemed to be getting their offense on track.

“I don’t know what they were talking about, I did nothing intentional, but that was bull crap,” Engram said. “That was not the intention, that was obvious. I haven’t seen it, so I guess I’ll look at it.”

An encouraging development from Monday night’s game was that Engram’s blocking. Often questioned in the weeks leading up to the NFL Draft, his blocking has been much better than advertised. He shows a willingness to block on running plays as well as downfield.

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MSG Networks 2017-18 Devils Telecast Schedule

Bryce Salvador Joins MSG Networks New Jersey Devils Coverage

81 Regular Season Games, Plus Three Preseason Games To Be Telecast on MSG Networks

All MSG Network Games and Pre- and Postgame Coverage Available on MSG GO

New York, NY (September 14, 2017) – MSG Networks announced today that New Jersey Devils former captain and defenseman Bryce Salvador will join the MSG Networks broadcasting team this season as studio analyst for home games. Salvador, a 14-year veteran of the NHL, played for the Devils for seven seasons. Salvador had a standout Stanley Cup Finals playoff run in the 2011-12 season, scoring four goals and assisting on 10 more for the Devils. He was traded from the St. Louis Blues to the Devils in 2008, and was named the 10th captain in New Jersey Devils history on January 17, 2013. He played for the team until he retired in 2015. Salvador replaces John MacLean, who accepted a position with the Arizona Coyotes coaching staff this summer.

Salvador will join Devils great and three-time Stanley Cup Champion Ken Daneyko who returns for his fourth season as in-game analyst, and play-by-play announcer Steve Cangialosi. Cangialosi and Deb Placey both return to the Devils broadcast team for their seventh seasons as play-by-play announcer and host/reporter respectively.

The New Jersey Devils begin their 2017-18 campaign on Saturday, October 7 when they host the Colorado Avalanche for their first regular season matchup at 2:00 p.m. on MSG+. It will be the first of 81 games that MSG Networks will deliver exclusively to Devils fans, in addition to three of the team’s preseason games. MSG Networks’ Devils game telecasts start with a preseason contest on Wednesday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. on MSG+ when the team takes on the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. All MSG Networks preseason and regular season games, in addition to pre- and postgame coverage, will be available on MSG GO, MSG Networks’ live streaming and video on demand platform for smartphones, tablets and computers. A complete telecast schedule is included below.

Devils game telecasts, presented by RWJBarnabas Health, will be preceded by the 30-minute “Holy Name Medical Center Devils Game Night” pregame show and immediately followed by the “Devils Postgame Show Presented by JAG Physical Therapy.”

Preseason

Day Date Visitor Home Game Time TV
Wed 20-Sep NJ DEVILS at NY Rangers 7:00 PM MSG+
Sat 23-Sep NY Rangers at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM MSG+2
Mon 25-Sep NJ DEVILS at NY Islanders 7:00 PM MSG+
Wed 27-Sep NJ DEVILS at Washington 7:00 PM MSG+

 

Regular Season

Day Date Visitor Home Game Time Pre Game Time TV
Sat 7-Oct Colorado at NJ DEVILS 2:00 PM 1:30 PM MSG+
Mon 9-Oct NJ DEVILS at Buffalo 3:00 PM 2:30 PM MSG
Wed 11-Oct NJ DEVILS at Toronto 7:30 PM 7:00 PM MSG
Fri 13-Oct Washington at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 14-Oct NJ DEVILS at NY Rangers 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Tue 17-Oct Tampa Bay at NJ DEVILS 7:30 PM NBCSN
Thu 19-Oct NJ DEVILS at Ottawa 7:30 PM 7:00 PM MSG+
Fri 20-Oct San Jose at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Fri 27-Oct Ottawa at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 28-Oct Arizona at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Wed 1-Nov NJ DEVILS at Vancouver 10:00 PM 9:30 PM MSG+
Fri 3-Nov NJ DEVILS at Edmonton 9:00 PM 8:30 PM MSG+
Sun 5-Nov NJ DEVILS at Calgary 9:00 PM 8:30 PM MSG+
Tue 7-Nov St. Louis at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
Thu 9-Nov Edmonton at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 11-Nov Florida at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sun 12-Nov NJ DEVILS at Chicago 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Thu 16-Nov NJ DEVILS at Toronto 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Sat 18-Nov NJ DEVILS at Winnipeg 3:00 PM 2:30 PM MSG+
Mon 20-Nov NJ DEVILS at Minnesota 8:00 PM 7:30 PM MSG+
Wed 22-Nov Boston at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
Fri 24-Nov Vancouver at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 25-Nov NJ DEVILS at Detroit 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
Mon 27-Nov Florida at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Fri 1-Dec NJ DEVILS at Colorado 9:00 PM 8:30 PM MSG+2
Sat 2-Dec NJ DEVILS at Arizona 8:00 PM 7:30 PM MSG+
Tue 5-Dec NJ DEVILS at Columbus 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Fri 8-Dec Columbus at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 9-Dec NJ DEVILS at NY Rangers 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Tue 12-Dec Los Angeles at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Thu 14-Dec NJ DEVILS at Montréal 7:30 PM 7:00 PM MSG+2
Fri 15-Dec Dallas at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Mon 18-Dec Anaheim at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Thu 21-Dec NY Rangers at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
Sat 23-Dec Chicago at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Wed 27-Dec Detroit at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
Fri 29-Dec Buffalo at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 30-Dec NJ DEVILS at Washington 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Tue 2-Jan NJ DEVILS at St. Louis 8:00 PM 7:30 PM MSG+2
Thu 4-Jan NJ DEVILS at Dallas 8:30 PM 8:00 PM MSG
Sun 7-Jan NJ DEVILS at NY Islanders 1:00 PM 12:30 PM MSG
Sat 13-Jan Philadelphia at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Tue 16-Jan NJ DEVILS at NY Islanders 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
Thu 18-Jan Washington at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 20-Jan NJ DEVILS at Philadelphia 1:00 PM 12:30 PM MSG+
Mon 22-Jan Detroit at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Tue 23-Jan NJ DEVILS at Boston 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Thu 25-Jan Nashville at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Tue 30-Jan NJ DEVILS at Buffalo 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
Thu 1-Feb Philadelphia at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 3-Feb Pittsburgh at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
Tue 6-Feb NJ DEVILS at Ottawa 7:30 PM 7:00 PM MSG+
Thu 8-Feb Calgary at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 10-Feb NJ DEVILS at Columbus 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sun 11-Feb Boston at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
Tue 13-Feb NJ DEVILS at Philadelphia 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
Thu 15-Feb Carolina at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 17-Feb NJ DEVILS at Tampa Bay 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sun 18-Feb NJ DEVILS at Carolina 5:00 PM 4:30 PM MSG+
Tue 20-Feb Columbus at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Thu 22-Feb Minnesota at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 24-Feb NY Islanders at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Tue 27-Feb NJ DEVILS at Pittsburgh 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Thu 1-Mar NJ DEVILS at Florida 7:30 PM 7:00 PM MSG+
Fri 2-Mar NJ DEVILS at Carolina 7:30 PM 7:00 PM MSG+
Sun 4-Mar Vegas at NJ DEVILS 5:00 PM 4:30 PM MSG+
Tue 6-Mar Montréal at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Thu 8-Mar Winnipeg at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 10-Mar NJ DEVILS at Nashville 8:00 PM 7:30 PM MSG+
Wed 14-Mar NJ DEVILS at Vegas 10:00 PM 9:30 PM MSG+
Sat 17-Mar NJ DEVILS at Los Angeles 4:00 PM 3:30 PM MSG+
Sun 18-Mar NJ DEVILS at Anaheim 9:00 PM 8:30 PM MSG+
Tue 20-Mar NJ DEVILS at San Jose 10:30 PM 10:00 PM MSG+
Fri 23-Mar NJ DEVILS at Pittsburgh 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 24-Mar Tampa Bay at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
Tue 27-Mar Carolina at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Thu 29-Mar Pittsburgh at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 31-Mar NY Islanders at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sun 1-Apr NJ DEVILS at Montréal 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Tue 3-Apr NY Rangers at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Thu 5-Apr Toronto at NJ DEVILS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 7-Apr NJ DEVILS at Washington 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
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MSG Networks 2017-18 Islanders Telecast Schedule

81 Regular Season Games To Be Telecast on MSG Networks

All MSG Networks Games and Pre- and Postgame Coverage Available on MSG GO

Regular Season Opener: Islanders at Blue Jackets – Friday, October 6 – 7:00 p.m.

New York, NY (September 14, 2017) – MSG Networks, the television home of the New York Islanders, announced today that 81 regular season games and four preseason games will be on MSG+ and MSG GO this season. MSG Networks’ Islanders game telecasts start Monday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. on MSG+ when the team visits Madison Square Garden to face-off against the crosstown rivals New York Rangers.

The regular season schedule kicks off on Friday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. on MSG+ when the Islanders travel to Columbus, Ohio and Nationwide Arena to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets. All MSG Networks preseason and regular season games, in addition to pre- and postgame coverage, will be available on MSG GO, MSG Networks’ live streaming and video on demand platform for smartphones, tablets and computers. A complete telecast schedule is below.

Brendan Burke returns for his second year as the Islanders’ play-by-play announcer and is joined by game analyst and Islanders legend Butch Goring, who enters his eighth season. Shannon Hogan returns as host and reporter for her fourth season and “The Hockey Maven” Stan Fischler returns for as correspondent for all Islanders home games.

Islanders game telecasts, presented by Geico, will be preceded by the 30-minute pregame show and immediately followed by the “Mercedes-Benz Islanders Postgame Show.”

Preseason

Day Date Visitor Home Game Time TV
Mon 18-Se9 ISLANDERS at NY Rangers 7:00 PM MSG+
Fri 22-Sep NY Rangers vs. ISLANDERS 7:30 PM MSG+
Mon 25-Sep New Jersey at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM MSG+
Fri 29-Sep ISLANDERS at Buffalo 7:00 PM MSG+

 

Regular Season

Day Date Visitor Home Game Time Pre Game Time TV
Fri 6-Oct ISLANDERS at Columbus 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 7-Oct Buffalo at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Mon 9-Oct St. Louis at ISLANDERS 1:00 PM 12:30 PM MSG+
Wed 11-Oct ISLANDERS at Anaheim 10:00 PM 9:30 PM MSG+
Sat 14-Oct ISLANDERS at San Jose 10:30 PM 10:00 PM MSG+
Sun 15-Oct ISLANDERS at Los Angeles 10:30 PM 10:00 PM MSG+
Thu 19-Oct ISLANDERS at NY Rangers 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
Sat 21-Oct San Jose at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Tue 24-Oct Arizona at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Thu 26-Oct ISLANDERS at Minnesota 8:00 PM 7:30 PM MSG+
Sat 28-Oct ISLANDERS at Nashville 8:00 PM 7:30 PM MSG+2
Mon 30-Oct Vegas at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Thu 2-Nov ISLANDERS at Washington 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sun 5-Nov Colorado at ISLANDERS 6:00 PM 5:30 PM MSG+
Tue 7-Nov Edmonton at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Fri 10-Nov ISLANDERS at Dallas 8:30 PM 8:00 PM MSG+
Sat 11-Nov ISLANDERS at St. Louis 8:00 PM 7:30 PM MSG+2
Thu 16-Nov Carolina at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 18-Nov ISLANDERS at Tampa Bay 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sun 19-Nov ISLANDERS at Carolina 5:00 PM 4:30 PM MSG+
Wed 22-Nov Philadelphia at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Fri 24-Nov ISLANDERS at Philadelphia 4:00 PM 3:30 PM MSG+
Sat 25-Nov ISLANDERS at Ottawa 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Tue 28-Nov Vancouver at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Fri 1-Dec Ottawa at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Mon 4-Dec ISLANDERS at Florida 7:30 PM 7:00 PM MSG+
Tue 5-Dec ISLANDERS at Tampa Bay 7:30 PM 7:00 PM MSG+2
Thu 7-Dec ISLANDERS at Pittsburgh 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 9-Dec ISLANDERS at Boston 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
Mon 11-Dec Washington at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Wed 13-Dec Dallas at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Thu 14-Dec ISLANDERS at Columbus 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 16-Dec Los Angeles at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Tue 19-Dec Detroit at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Thu 21-Dec Anaheim at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 23-Dec Winnipeg at ISLANDERS 1:00 PM 12:30 PM MSG+
Wed 27-Dec Buffalo at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Fri 29-Dec ISLANDERS at Winnipeg 8:00 PM 7:30 PM MSG+2
Sun 31-Dec ISLANDERS at Colorado 8:00 PM 7:30 PM MSG+
Tue 2-Jan Boston at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Thu 4-Jan ISLANDERS at Philadelphia 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Fri 5-Jan Pittsburgh at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sun 7-Jan New Jersey at ISLANDERS 1:00 PM 12:30 PM MSG+
Sat 13-Jan ISLANDERS at NY Rangers 1:00 PM 12:30 PM MSG+
Mon 15-Jan ISLANDERS at Montréal 7:30 PM NBCSN
Tue 16-Jan New Jersey at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Thu 18-Jan Boston at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
Sat 20-Jan ISLANDERS at Chicago 8:30 PM 8:00 PM MSG+
Mon 22-Jan ISLANDERS at Arizona 9:00 PM 8:30 PM MSG+
Thu 25-Jan ISLANDERS at Vegas 10:00 PM 9:30 PM MSG+
Tue 30-Jan Florida at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Wed 31-Jan ISLANDERS at Toronto 7:30 PM 7:00 PM MSG+
Sat 3-Feb Columbus at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Mon 5-Feb Nashville at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Thu 8-Feb ISLANDERS at Buffalo 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
Fri 9-Feb Detroit at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sun 11-Feb Calgary at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Tue 13-Feb Columbus at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Thu 15-Feb NY Rangers at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
Fri 16-Feb ISLANDERS at Carolina 7:30 PM 7:00 PM MSG+
Mon 19-Feb Minnesota at ISLANDERS 1:00 PM 12:30 PM MSG+
Thu 22-Feb ISLANDERS at Toronto 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
Sat 24-Feb ISLANDERS at New Jersey 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
Wed 28-Feb ISLANDERS at Montréal 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Fri 2-Mar Montréal at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Sat 3-Mar ISLANDERS at Pittsburgh 5:00 PM 4:30 PM MSG+
Mon 5-Mar ISLANDERS at Vancouver 10:00 PM 9:30 PM MSG+
Thu 8-Mar ISLANDERS at Edmonton 9:00 PM 8:30 PM MSG+2
Sun 11-Mar ISLANDERS at Calgary 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Thu 15-Mar Washington at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Fri 16-Mar ISLANDERS at Washington 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sun 18-Mar Carolina at ISLANDERS 5:00 PM 4:30 PM MSG+
Tue 20-Mar Pittsburgh at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Thu 22-Mar Tampa Bay at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 24-Mar Chicago at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Mon 26-Mar Florida at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Tue 27-Mar ISLANDERS at Ottawa 7:30 PM 7:00 PM MSG+
Fri 30-Mar Toronto at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sat 31-Mar ISLANDERS at New Jersey 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
Tue 3-Apr Philadelphia at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
Thu 5-Apr NY Rangers at ISLANDERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
Sat 7-Apr ISLANDERS at Detroit 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+2
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MSG Networks 2017-18 Rangers Telecast Schedule

MSG Networks To Telecast 71 Regular Season Games And All Six Preseason Games

All MSG Network Games and Pre- and Postgame Coverage Available on MSG GO

New York, NY (September 14, 2017) – The New York Rangers, an Original Six franchise and winter staple for New Yorkers, return to MSG Networks this season with 71 regular season games scheduled and all six preseason games. In addition, MSG Networks preseason and regular season games, along with pre- and postgame coverage, will be available on MSG GO, MSG Networks’ live streaming and video on demand platform for smartphones, tablets and computers.

MSG’s telecasts kick off on Monday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. when the New York Rangers host their first preseason matchup against the New York Islanders. The puck drops for the Rangers’ opening night on Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. with a matchup against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden. In addition, MSG Network will have complete coverage of the anticipated Jean Ratelle Night on February 25th. A complete telecast schedule is included below.

Sam Rosen, the recipient of the 2016 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame, returns for his 34th season as the play-by-play voice of the Rangers and will be joined by in-game analyst Joe Micheletti, back for his 12th season. Al Trautwig will serve as host of Rangers telecasts for all home games and Bill Pidto will handle host responsibilities for all road games. John Giannone will resume his reporter duties for all Rangers games while a rotation of expert analysts will handle pregame, intermission, and postgame analysis including Steve Valiquette, Ron Duguay and Dave Maloney. All Rangers games will also appear on ESPN 98.7 radio with versatile play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert calling the action and the aforementioned former Rangers great and captain Maloney handling the analysis. Don La Greca will serve as back up play-by-play announcer for games on ESPN 98.7.

Rangers game telecasts, presented by Chase, will be preceded by the 30-minute pregame show and immediately followed by the “Mercedes-Benz Rangers Post Game Show.”

Preseason

Day Date Visitor Home Game Time TV
Mon 18-Sep NY Islanders at RANGERS 7:00 PM MSG
Wed 20-Sep New Jersey at RANGERS 7:00 PM MSG
Fri 22-Sep RANGERS vs. NY Islanders 7:30 PM MSG
Sat 23-Sep RANGERS at New Jersey 7:00 PM MSG
Mon 25-Sep Philadelphia at RANGERS 7:00 PM MSG
Tue 26-Sep RANGERS at Philadelphia 7:00 PM MSG

 

Regular Season

Day Date Visitor Home Game Time Pre Game Time TV
Thu 5-Oct Colorado at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Sat 7-Oct RANGERS at Toronto 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Sun 8-Oct Montréal at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Tue 10-Oct St. Louis at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Fri 13-Oct RANGERS at Columbus 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Sat 14-Oct New Jersey at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Tue 17-Oct Pittsburgh at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Thu 19-Oct NY Islanders at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Sat 21-Oct Nashville at RANGERS 12:30 PM 12:00 PM MSG
Mon 23-Oct San Jose at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Thu 26-Oct Arizona at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Sat 28-Oct RANGERS at Montréal 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Tue 31-Oct Vegas at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Thu 2-Nov RANGERS at Tampa Bay 7:30 PM 7:00 PM MSG
Sat 4-Nov RANGERS at Florida 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Mon 6-Nov Columbus at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Wed 8-Nov Boston at RANGERS 8:00 PM NBCSN
Sat 11-Nov Edmonton at RANGERS 1:00 PM 12:30 PM MSG
Wed 15-Nov RANGERS at Chicago 8:00 PM NBCSN
Fri 17-Nov RANGERS at Columbus 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG+
Sun 19-Nov Ottawa at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Wed 22-Nov RANGERS at Carolina 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG2
Fri 24-Nov Detroit at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG2
Sun 26-Nov Vancouver at RANGERS 2:00 PM 1:30 PM MSG
Tue 28-Nov Florida at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Fri 1-Dec Carolina at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Tue 5-Dec RANGERS at Pittsburgh 7:30 PM 7:00 PM MSG
Fri 8-Dec RANGERS at Washington 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Sat 9-Dec New Jersey at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG2
Mon 11-Dec Dallas at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Wed 13-Dec RANGERS at Ottawa 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Fri 15-Dec Los Angeles at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Sat 16-Dec RANGERS at Boston 5:00 PM 4:30 PM MSG/+2
Tue 19-Dec Anaheim at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Thu 21-Dec RANGERS at New Jersey 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Sat 23-Dec Toronto at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Wed 27-Dec Washington at RANGERS 8:00 PM NBCSN
Fri 29-Dec RANGERS at Detroit 7:30 PM 7:00 PM MSG
Mon 1-Jan RANGERS vs. Buffalo 1:00 PM NBC
Wed 3-Jan Chicago at RANGERS 8:00 PM NBCSN
Sat 6-Jan RANGERS at Arizona 8:00 PM 7:30 PM MSG
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Sat 13-Jan NY Islanders at RANGERS 1:00 PM 12:30 PM MSG
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Tue 16-Jan Philadelphia at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
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Sat 20-Jan RANGERS at Colorado 3:00 PM 2:30 PM MSG
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Sun 18-Feb Philadelphia at RANGERS 1:00 PM 12:30 PM MSG
Thu 22-Feb RANGERS at Montréal 7:30 PM 7:00 PM MSG2
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Sun 25-Feb Detroit at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
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Sat 3-Mar RANGERS at Edmonton 10:30 PM 10:00 PM MSG
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Thu 8-Mar RANGERS at Tampa Bay 7:30 PM 7:00 PM MSG
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Thu 22-Mar RANGERS at Philadelphia 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Sat 24-Mar Buffalo at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
Mon 26-Mar Washington at RANGERS 7:30 PM NBCSN
Wed 28-Mar RANGERS at Washington 8:00 PM NBCSN
Fri 30-Mar Tampa Bay at RANGERS 7:00 PM 6:30 PM MSG
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Dilly Duka Finally Getting His Shot With Red Bulls

It was about a half-hour after practice and Dilly Duka remained on the field with several of his New York Red Bulls teammates, taking shots and going through drills.

Duka was easily the oldest player of the group still left on the field after training, but showed a willingness to put in extra work to stake his claim to a regular spot with his new team.

Signed last month as a free agent after being released by Columbus Crew SC, Duka has seen plenty of highs and lows during his eight years in MLS. This year was certainly a difficult one for him in Columbus. The midfielder made just one first team appearance in the US Open Cup.

Now, after trialing with the Red Bulls and signing in August, Duka is keen to make a move into becoming a factor for his new club down the stretch run. Set to turn 28-years old this week, his move to the Red Bulls comes as eye-opening as he’s learning a whole new system and style of play.

One that is radically different than anything he’s ever experienced.

In his four previous stops in MLS, Duka has never played with a team that utilizes an exhausting high-press and requires such an extensive work rate as head coach Jesse Marsch demands here in New York. That leads him to work after training with a number of the younger players such as Derrick Etienne and Arun Basuljevic on drills so he can raise his fitness and sharpness.

“Obviously they have different tactics, philosophy,” Duka said. “I’m definitely keeping at it, Jesse has been around for two, three years here. You have a lot of players who are here two, three years here. Obviously, they are ahead when it comes to adapting. I’m immersing in it, trying to absorb everything every day.

“The training sessions here are harder than any other club I’ve played for. You have three hard sessions here that are very hard and I think if you come in every day and give 100 percent, then games on the weekend will be a lot easier than training.”

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His Columbus experience now behind him, Duka refuses to look back.

“There’s no reason to compare because I’m looking forward to what’s now. I’m happy to be here.”

And the Red Bulls, in turn, seem to be happy with their most recent signing.

Duka already has two appearances and one start during his short stint with the club. He provides depth in the midfield, whether it’d be on the wing or in the center of the park.

“It’s been an adjustment for him but I think he’s done a good job,” Marsch said. “He’s been committed in all the right ways. It’s just now about continuing to refine his habits so that they integrate the right way. His mentality to be here, to be part of this, to work every day has been fantastic which is what we really got excited about in getting him here.”

“We have to continue to see how he fits moving forward and I think certainly in this stretch where we have to call on a lot of different guys, we need him to be at his best and fully understand how to play with us. But I have confidence in him.”

In training on Wednesday, Duka was part of a scrimmage between the first and second team. During one sequence, he dribbled through several midfielders to go at the Red Bulls backline, using a step over before his pass to a teammate was deflected. There is clear comfort for him on the ball and taking players on via the dribble, something this team can certainly use.

It is a homecoming for Duka after he wanted to play for the Red Bulls following the conclusion of his college career.

A native of the quaint Morris County town of Montville, Duka played his college soccer at Rutgers before entering MLS in 2010. This was a time in MLS before Homegrown signings and despite having been a member of the Red Bulls Academy, Duka had to enter the draft.

Had he come out of college one year later, he likely would have been signed as a Homegrown player. Such is the life and times of MLS.

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Now he’s finally back with the Red Bulls and hoping to make an impact as the club makes a push for the playoffs. He’s at home, happy and thrilled to be playing for a head coach in Marsch that he simply raves about.

“There’s a lot of academy coaches that are still around from when I played with them. So it’s nice to see some friendly, familiar faces when I’m training with the first team,” Duka said.

“I think it was just a year or two early. Everything happens for a reason, I’m glad to be here now.

“I remember back in 2009 when I was talking with Red Bull [Sporting Director] Jeff Agoos was there at the time. Now that I’m able to sign here with Jesse, I’m really excited.”

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Devils Put Their Money on Severson

Ever since Hall of Fame, New Jersey legend Scott Niedermayer moved West to Anaheim and eventually retired, the Devils have sought a reasonable facsimile for their blue line corps.

While finding needles in haystacks may be a lot easier than finding another Nieder-type, give the Garden State ice leaders marks for trying; and they just may have that man.

The Monday re-signing of Damon Severson, 23, to a six-year pact worth $25 million simply underlines that point. Plus, Severson knows the Niedermayer style very well and wouldn’t he like to fit that mold. You bet.

“I always liked the way Scott skated,” Damon recalled. “I watched him quite a bit over the years.”

Severson’s big contract also signals that G.M. Ray Shero views the versatile D-man as his club’s defensive go-to anchor in the decade ahead.

Severson, like Niedermayer, has developed slowly but steadily. The Devils plucked him with their second round choice in 2012, 60th overall, after Damon starred for the Western League’s Kelowna Rockets.

On a conference call, defenseman Damon Severson discusses re-signing with the New Jersey Devils for six years and $25 million.

“Niedermayer always has been a player I’ve admired going back to my Junior days in the WHL,” Severson told me during a Monday conference call after I had pointedly asked him about the Niedermayer comparison.

“But it was not only Scott I patterned my game after. More recently it’s been (Montreal Canadiens defenseman) Shea Weber. I actually try to get a mix of their styles in my game.”

A cerebral type, Severson is the first to tell you that his game still needs to be honed to sharpness and he sees the 2017-18 season as one in which he’ll be a better player than he was before.

“While I consider myself an offensive-style guy, I want to be a player everyone on my team trusts,” he explained. “Sure, numbers (as in goals and assists) are important but it’s as important to me that I get better and make the team better.”

The fact that contract negotiations dragged on through the summer was not a best-case scenario for neither Severson nor Shero, but they agreed with William Shakespeare’s line: All’s well that ends well.

“Look” Severson went on, “I wanted to come back to New Jersey and the Devils wanted me back. Plus, I didn’t want to miss training camp. I wanted to prepare myself for the season the same as everybody else.”

As for Shero, the signing has had an exhale effect since he understands that — with a little polishing here and there — his diamond-in-the-rough will become a rare jewel.

“Damon brings an important dimension to our hockey club,” the G.M. said in a prepared statement. “We’re happy to have him under contract through the 2022-23 season.”

Severson: “As far as the kind of deal I sought, I was open to all options. I knew my market (value) and let my agent do the rest. This much is certain; I wanted to commit to New Jersey.”

Prior to the conference call, Damon visited the Devils dressing room where several of his teammates had not known that he had already re-signed with the franchise.

“Some of my buddies were looking at me funny,” he recalled. “Since they didn’t know I had signed, they were not sure I belonged in the room; then they checked their computers and found out.

“No question, the (summer) time without having signed wore on me a bit but we finally completed the last hurdle and got the deal done. I’m super-excited about it.”

He’s also bullish about his team which he asserted is “going in the right direction.” Damon cited the signing of Hobey Baker Award-winner defenseman Will Butcher as a good example.

“Butcher’s style reminds me a bit of (Devils captain) Andy Greene. Will is a good skater who thinks the game well.”

During a conference call with the media, Will Butcher explains why decided to sign with the New Jersey Devils.

When I asked him to pick the game he’ll never forget as a Devil, he mentioned his first NHL goal, scored against Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo.

“Actually,” he continued, “it’s been a big thrill just being around legends such as Martin Brodeur and watching a player like Patrik Elias skate his last lap.”

Looking backward, it seems to me quite a while since Damon’s pro debut in 2012-2013 with the Albany (AHL) Devils. He collected two assists in his first pair of games.

Asked during the conference call how he felt now that the impressive deal finally is done, Severson succinctly replied, “I’m comfortable now.”

At six years and $25 million, you’d be comfortable too!

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Liberty Season Ends With Second-Round Playoff Loss

Courtesy of the New York Liberty

NEW YORK, N.Y. – SEPT. 10, 2017 – The New York Liberty fell to the Washington Mystics 82-68 in the 2nd Round of the WNBA Playoffs on Sunday afternoon at The Garden. Tina Charles finished with 18 points and Bria Hartley scored 15 points for New York. Kristi Toliver hit a WNBA record 9 3-pointers for Washington and scored 32 points. New York finished the 2017 season with a 22-12 record in the regular season. Washington advances to play the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA semifinals.

The Liberty got out to a big lead in the 1st half, going up 29-15 on a Charles 3-pointer with 8:05 left in the 2nd quarter. The Mystics were able to draw to within 6 points by halftime as Toliver started to heat up from the outside; she scored 12 of her 32 points on the 2nd quarter when she sunk 3 3-pointers.

Washington opened the 2nd half on an 18-3 run and led the rest of the way. Again, it was Toliver leading the way, she nailed 5-of-6 3-pointers in the 3rd period, and New York was unable to draw to closer than 9 points down the stretch.

Bill Laimbeer gives credit to Washington's Kristi Toliver for her amazing effort against the Liberty and talks about being eliminated from the playoffs for the second straight year after one game.

New York Liberty Notes

  • New York finished the regular season with 20-plus wins for the 3rd year in a row and was making its 3rd-straight appearance in the WNBA Playoffs
  • The Liberty finished with the best record in the Eastern Conference for a 3rd-straight season
  • New York is eliminated in the 2nd Round of the WNBA Playoffs for the 2nd year in a row
  • Kristi Toliver hit a WNBA Playoff record 9 3-pointers for Washington
  • Washington had 14 offensive rebounds, the most for a Liberty opponent this season
  • New York, which averaged 13.2 2nd chance points per game tied for a season-low 3 on Sunday
  • The Liberty fell to 4-8 on the year when losing the 2nd chance scoring battle
  • New York was outrebounded (37-33) for just the 7th time this season; Liberty 2-5 when outrebounded in 2017
  • Shavonte Zellous suffered a lower back injury in the 1st quarter and played just 7:41 in the 1st half
  • New York is now 27-36 all-time in the WNBA Playoffs and 19-15 at home in the WNBA Playoffs
  • The Liberty are 0-2 in the new WNBA Playoff format implemented prior to the 2016 season
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