MSG Networks to Air Special Opening Night Coverage of Islanders First Game at UBS Arena on Saturday, November 20th

MSG Networks to Air Special Opening Night Coverage of
Islanders First Game at UBS Arena on Saturday, November 20th
Coverage to Include an Expanded One-Hour Pregame Show, Starting at 6pm ET on
MSG+, Before the Islanders Face off Against Calgary in their Inaugural Game at UBS Arena

New York, NY (November 19, 2021) – MSG Networks today announced special coverage plans for the Islanders’ highly anticipated home opener against Calgary, which will be the team’s first game ever played at the new UBS Arena on Saturday, November 20th. MSG+ will have an expanded one-hour pregame show starting at 6pm ET. The opening night ceremony inside the building will then begin at 7pm ET, with the puck officially dropping shortly thereafter for the first time in the franchise’s new home arena.

Some additional coverage highlights throughout the night will include:

  • Interview with Islanders Co-Owner Jon Ledecky
  • Interviews with Islanders greats and 4x Stanley Cup Champions Ken Morrow, Bobby Nystrom, Denis Potvin and John Tonelli
  • Video of the first fan walking through the doors at UBS Arena
  • Live coverage of the pregame ceremonial puck drop at center ice

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Brendan Burke and game analyst and Islanders legend Butch Goring will be on the call for the long-awaited home opener. Shannon Hogan will host pregame, postgame and intermission coverage live from the arena, alongside studio analyst AJ Mleczko.

The game will also be available for viewing on MSG GO, the network’s live streaming and video on demand platform.

About MSG Networks
MSG Networks, 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.  MSG Networks is a subsidiary of Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp.

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