COMCAST SPORTSNET ANNOUNCES COMPREHENSIVE SHARKS/CANUCKS 2013 WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS COVERAGE

COMCAST SPORTSNET ANNOUNCES COMPREHENSIVE SHARKS/CANUCKS 2013 WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS COVERAGE
April 29, 2013, 4:45 pm
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COMCAST SPORTSNET ANNOUNCES COMPREHENSIVE

SHARKS/CANUCKS 2013 WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS COVERAGE

 

First Round Coverage Begins this Wednesday, May 1

Games 1-4 & 5-7 (if needed) to Air on Comcast SportsNet California

 

Network to Provide Region’s Most In-Depth On-Air & Online Sharks/Canucks Coverage with

SportsNet Central, Chronicle Live, Sharks Pregame Live and Sharks Postgame Live

and at CSNCalifornia.com

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 29, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet California (@CSNAuthentic), the home of “Authentic Bay Sports,” has announced its multiplatform coverage of the sixth-seeded San Jose Sharks’ match-up against the third-seeded Vancouver Canucks in the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Comcast SportsNet California will air Games 1-4 of the series, along with Games 5-7 (if necessary). The network will present in-depth comprehensive news and analysis, extensive pregame and postgame coverage, and widespread online coverage from CSNCalifornia.com.

 

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

 

Wednesday, May 1 - Game One

5 p.m.                           * Chronicle Live

7 p.m.                           Sharks Pregame Live

7:30 p.m.                      Sharks at Canucks

10 p.m.                         Sharks Postgame Live

10:30 p.m.                     * SportsNet Central

 

Friday, May 3 - Game Two

5 p.m.                           * Chronicle Live

6 p.m.                           * SportsNet Central

7 p.m.                          Sharks at Canucks

9:30 p.m.                      Sharks Postgame Live

10:30 p.m.                     * SportsNet Central

 

Sunday, May 5 - Game Three

6:30 p.m.                      Sharks Pregame Live

7 p.m.                          Sharks vs. Canucks

9:30 p.m.                      Sharks Postgame Live

10:30 p.m.                     * SportsNet Central

 

Tuesday, May 7 - Game Four

5 p.m.                           * Chronicle Live

6 p.m.                           * SportsNet Central

7 p.m.                          Sharks vs. Canucks

9:30 p.m.                      Sharks Postgame Live

10:30 p.m.                     * SportsNet Central

 

Thursday, May 9 - Game Five (If necessary)

TBD                            Sharks at Canucks

 

Saturday, May 11 - Game Six (If necessary)

TBD                            Sharks vs. Canucks

 

Monday, May 13 - Game Seven (If necessary)

TBD                            Sharks at Canucks

 

* Program airs live on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

 

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.)  “Inside The Glass” analyst Bret Hedican (@BretHedican) will join the broadcast team for home games.

 

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 an in-depth game preview, insightful analysis, and interviews with Sharks coaches and players.  After every playoff game, Sharks Postgame Live will provide extensive 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 Scott Reiss (@ScottReissCSN) and Bret Hedican (@BretHedican), a two-time U.S. Olympian and member of the 2006 Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes. Additional analysis will be provided by former Sharks forward and radio color analyst Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13), former Sharks center Curtis Brown and Brodie Brazil (@brodiebrazilCSN).  Sharks Pregame Live and Sharks Postgame Live will originate from HP Pavilion during home games.

 

SportsNet Central presented by AT&T U-verse (6 p.m.) & Hyundai (10:30 p.m.) on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

During the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, tune into SportsNet Central  on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area – anchored by Dave Feldman (@FeldyCSN) and Ahmed Fareed (@AhmedFareedCSN) – for in-depth, comprehensive news coverage on the Sharks/Canucks matchup, 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. 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. 

 

Chronicle Live presented by Farmers Insurance on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Chronicle Live, hosted by Jim Kozimor (@CSNKoz), airs live Monday-Friday at 5 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and features high energy, interactive roundtable discussions and debates covering the hottest sports stories and topics on the minds of sports fans throughout Northern California. During the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Chronicle Live will bring in a number of special guests from the Sharks, as well as NHL experts, including regular appearances from Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN), Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) and others who will provide analysis and preview the match-ups for the Sharks.

 

CSNCalifornia.com

CSNCalifornia.com delivers comprehensive 24/7 Sharks and NHL coverage and showcases Senior Insider Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN) and NHL Insider Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) on the website's "Sharks Talk" section (@CSNSharks, #SharksTalk). Fans can stay on top of the latest developments with online chats, analysis and breakdown, special web-exclusive videos, commentator blogs and photo slideshows. CSNCalifornia.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 Chronicle Live, which offer news and analysis from the region's most informed local lineup of award-winning reporters, analysts and personalities.  Additionally, CSNCalifornia.com will utilize NBC Sports’ “Pro Hockey Talk” for nationally-based Stanley Cup playoff content.

 

NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 13 local networks that deliver more than 2,400 sporting events annually, along with breaking news and comprehensive analysis, to more than 50 million cable and satellite 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, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, CSS and SNY. NBC Sports Regional Networks also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nation’s largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see ComcastSportsNet.com.