Comcast SportsNet Announced Sharks-Kings 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Coverage

Comcast SportsNet Announced Sharks-Kings 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Coverage
April 14, 2014, 4:00 pm
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Comcast SportsNet California (@CSNAuthentic), the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” has announced its multiplatform coverage for the San Jose Sharks first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings. Comcast SportsNet California will air Games 1-4 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round, along with Games 5-7 (if necessary); plus, comprehensive news and analysis, extensive pregame and postgame coverage, and widespread online coverage from CSNBayArea.com.

Note the following first-round schedule of games and additional coverage information on Comcast SportsNet California and Comcast SportsNet Bay Area:

Thursday, April 17 – Game One
7 p.m. Sharks Pregame Live
7:30 p.m. Kings at Sharks
10 p.m. Sharks Postgame Live

Sunday, April 20 – Game Two
6:30 p.m. Sharks Pregame Live
7 p.m. Kings at Sharks
9:30 p.m. Sharks Postgame Live

Tuesday, April 22 – Game Three
6:30 p.m. Sharks Pregame Live
7 p.m. Sharks at Kings
9:30 p.m. Sharks Postgame Live

IMPORTANT A’S NOTE: The Rangers at A’s game (originally scheduled to air on Comcast SportsNet California) will now move to Comcast SportsNet Plus; live game at 7 p.m. (A’s Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m., A’s Postgame Live following the game)

Comcast SportsNet Plus channel listings:
http://www.csnbayarea.com/page/channel-locations-csn-california
http://www.csnbayarea.com/page/channel-listings

Thursday, April 24 – Game Four
7 p.m. Sharks Pregame Live
7:30 p.m. Sharks at Kings
10 p.m. Sharks Postgame Live

IMPORTANT A’S NOTE: The A’s at Astros game (originally scheduled to air on Comcast SportsNet California) will now move to Comcast SportsNet Plus; live game at 5 p.m. (A’s Pregame Live at 4:30 p.m., A’s Postgame Live following the game)

Comcast SportsNet Plus channel listings:
http://www.csnbayarea.com/page/channel-locations-csn-california
http://www.csnbayarea.com/page/channel-listings

Saturday, April 26 – Game Five (If necessary)
TBD Kings at Sharks

Monday, April 28 – Game Six (If necessary)
TBD Sharks at Kings

Wednesday, April 30 – Game Seven (If necessary)
TBD Kings at Sharks

The Northern California Emmy Award winning announcing team of Randy Hahn (play-by-play, @sharkvoice) and Drew Remenda (color analyst) will call all playoff games on Comcast SportsNet California, along with rinkside reporter Brodie Brazil (@brodiebrazilCSN).

Sharks Pregame Live, Sharks Postgame Live on Comcast SportsNet California – In addition to the live game coverage, Comcast SportsNet California delivers comprehensive pre- and post-game analysis. Sharks Pregame Live will lead viewers right to the drop of the puck with a breakdown of the matchup, insightful analysis, and interviews with Sharks coaches and players. Immediately following Sharks games on Comcast SportsNet California, Sharks Postgame Live will provide in-depth game analysis, complete game highlights, a live look at Coach Todd McLellan's press conference, interviews from the dressing room and player reaction, and a preview of the next game. The shows are anchored by Brodie Brazil (home games), Jim Kozimor (road games, @CSNKoz) and Bret Hedican (@BretHedican), a former NHL defenseman, two-time U.S. Olympian and Stanley Cup champion. Additional analysis will be provided by former Sharks forward and radio color analyst Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) and former Sharks center Curtis Brown.

SportsNet Central presented by AT&T U-verse (6 p.m.) & Hyundai (10:30 p.m.) on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area – Tune in to SportsNet Central (@SNCAuthentic) for in-depth, comprehensive news coverage on the Sharks/Kings match-up and the Stanley Cup Playoffs, live reports from San Jose and Los Angeles, interviews with players and coaches, expert analysis, breaking local and national news, up-to-the-minute scores, the best local video highlights and daily insider reports. Anchored by Dave Feldman (@FeldyCSN) and Ahmed Fareed (@AhmedFareedCSN), SportsNet Central is the place for local fans to turn seven nights a week with half-hour newscasts at 6 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and midnight.

Yahoo! SportsTalk Live on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area – Hosted by Jim Kozimor, Yahoo SportsTalk Live (@YSTL) – airs live Monday-Friday at 5 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area – is a live, hour-long sports talk show featuring opinionated commentary, in-depth analysis and lively debate on the day’s trending sports and entertainment stories in the Bay Area. Throughout the Sharks’ playoff run, Yahoo SportsTalk Live will feature a number of special guests from the Sharks, as well as NHL experts, including regular appearances from CSNBayArea.com’s Sharks Insider Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) and Senior Insider Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN) who will break down the Sharks/Kings match-up and the other NHL playoff games. Thursday’s show will originate from the Sharks playoff street rally prior to Game One of Western Conference Quarterfinals.

CSNBayArea.com – CSNBayArea.com delivers complete Sharks coverage and showcases Sharks Insider Kevin Kurz and Senior Insider Ray Ratto on the site’s “SharksTalk” section (@CSNSharks, #SharksTalk), and provides insightful analysis and breakdown, daily insider reports, special web-exclusive videos and commentator blogs. CSNBayArea.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video, player and coach interviews, press conferences and content from Comcast SportsNet's SportsNet Central and Yahoo SportsTalk Live, which offer news and analysis from the region’s most informed local lineup of award-winning reporters, analysts and personalities. Additionally, CSNBayArea.com will utilize NBC Sports’ “Pro Hockey Talk” for nationally-based Stanley Cup playoff content.

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and Comcast SportsNet California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, AFL’s San Jose SaberCats and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. Comcast SportsNet California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live sporting events per year, over 1,500 live studio shows, including SportsNet Central, Yahoo SportsTalk Live, Pregame Live, Postgame Live, Press Conference Live, as well as compelling digital content, up-to-the-minute scores, highlights and breaking news via www.CSNBayArea.com and www.CSNCalifornia.com. Follow both networks on Twitter via @CSNAuthentic.

NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consist of 12 regional networks that deliver more than 2,400 live sporting events annually, along with award-winning breaking news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and original programming to more than 50 million homes. The NBC Sports Regional Networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Houston, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, The Comcast Network, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, CSS and SNY. For more information, visit ComcastSportsNet.com. For more information about NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.