Dueling Bruins Playoff Coverage From NESN, CSNNE

NESN and CSNNE have announced their Boston Bruins playoff coverage plans for the first round series against the Washington Capitals, which begins tomorrow night at the TD Garden.

NESN will carry as many as five games in the series live, including games 1, 3 and 4. NESN will also expand Bruins pre-game coverage to include at least one hour of coverage before every game as well as complete post-game coverage after every game.

NESN’s popular duo of Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley will call every NESN televised playoff game with Naoko Funayama serving as rink-side reporter. Dale Arnold will host NESN’s studio programs with Gord Kluzak, Barry Pederson and Mark Mowers providing analysis. NESN’s pre and post-game coverage for Bruins home games will originate from the network’s TD Garden studio with coverage of the games in Washington coming from NESN’s studios in Watertown, MA.

Thursday, April 12
6:00pm The Instigators LIVE
6:30pm Big Bad Bruins LIVE
7:00pm Bruins Face-Off LIVE
7:30pm Capitals at Bruins, Game 1
10:00pm Bruins Overtime LIVE
 

Saturday, April 14

2:00pm Bruins Face-Off LIVE
5:30pm Bruins Overtime LIVE (NESNplus)
 

Monday, April 16

6:30pm Big Bad Bruins LIVE
7:00pm Bruins Face-Off LIVE
7:30pm Bruins at Washington, Game 3
10:00pm Bruins Overtime LIVE
 

Thursday, April 19

6:30pm Bruins Face-Off LIVE
7:30pm Bruins at Washington, Game 4
10:00pm Bruins Overtime LIVE
Saturday, April 21*
2:00pm Bruins Face-Off LIVE
5:30pm Bruins Overtime LIVE

 

Sunday, April 22*
TBD
Wednesday, April 25*
TBD  
   

*  = If Necessary

CSNNE will team up with NBC Sports Group and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic to provide coverage of the series.

Comcast SportsNet will air pre- and post-game coverage for all Bruins Playoff games, including Chevrolet SportsNet Central surrounding every matchup.  Before each game, host Michael Felger will react and respond to Bruins fans’ questions, posts, and tweets submitted on Twitter, Facebook, and CSNNE.com.   Unfiltered, in-depth discussion and analysis of the team’s Playoff performance will be part of all Comcast SportsNet programming, including the Felger & Mazz show, Chevrolet SportsNet Central and Uno’s Sports Tonight.

Felger leads the studio team with NHL veteran Tony Amonte. CSNNE.com Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty will be on-site providing in-arena reports from every game, both home and away, joined by Comcast SportsNet anchors Mike Giardi and Kevin Walsh. Contributing to the coverage will be respected Bruins analysts like Kevin Paul Dupont and Bob Beers.  Only Comcast SportsNet New England brings a unique visitors perspective from Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic’s Capitals coverage team.

Comcast SportsNet’s dedicated specials in Round 1 include:

Thu, April 12 – Chevrolet SportsNet Central Extra at 7 p.m.
Sat, April 14 – SportsNet Central Extra at 2:30 p.m. and at 6 p.m.
Mon, April 16 – SportsNet Central Extra at 7 p.m.
Thu, April 19 – SportsNet Central Extra at 7 p.m.
Sat, April 21 –  SportsNet Central Extra at 2:30 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. (Game 5 if necessary)
Sun, April 22 – TBD (Game 6 if necessary)
Wed, April 25 – TBD (Game 7 if necessary)

  • bsmfan

    Didn’t CSNNE edge NESN out last year for postgame coverage in ratings?

  • GRBSPR

    Imagine the hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth that will occur when the Red Sox feast on regular NESN while the Bruins get relegated to ‘NESN+’ Obviously the way the Red Sox are starting, the exact opposite will happen.

    It had better.

  • bosox1256

    The last few years, the Bruins have taken precedence over the Red Sox on NESN.  They were criticized mightily in 2008 where they relegated Game 5 of B’s/Habs to NESN+ (which was not HD at the time), and it ended up being one of the better games of the series (although nowhere near Game 6).  Since then the Red Sox get relegated to NESN+ when the Bruins are playing.
     
    Also, after the first round, it won’t matter anyways since the NBC networks get exclusive coverage from 2nd round forward, as part of the new deal signed last year.

    • bsmfan

       Your second point about “The Peacock taking games from us”, as Jack Edwards says, is why I don’t get NESN moving the Bruins to + at all. Enjoy the games while you have them