*** Starting September 24 *** RDS and RDS2 to Broadcast Almost 120 Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators Games

— September 2, 2014



–      64 Montreal Canadiens games broadcast on RDS –
–      52 Ottawa Senators games broadcast across various RDS channels –
–    First Saturday night game: Senators vs. Canadiens, October 4, 7 p.m. ET, on RDS –
Broadcast teams that combine expertise, experience and reliability – 
–      Downloadable digital schedules to ensure you don’t miss any of the action –


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Montreal, August 28, 2014—RDS, official broadcaster of the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators until 2026, will present exclusive French-language coverage of almost 120 National Hockey League (NHL) games featuring these two Canadian teams during the 2014-2015 season. 

Montreal Canadiens
RDS will present 64 games involving the Montreal Canadiens, including four pre-season games and 60 regular-season games, covering almost all the team’s schedule except for regular-season Saturday night games.

Broadcast team
Viewers will once again be able to rely on the experienced broadcast team they have come to trust over the years, with Pierre Houde and Marc Denis back to handle commentary of Habs games. In the studio, host Alain Crête will once more be supported by panelists Mario Tremblay, Benoit Brunet, Denis Gauthier, Guy Carbonneau and Vincent Damphousse, who will each enlighten fans with their analysis.  

First games:
First pre-season game: Canadiens vs. Avalanche, Friday, September 26, at 7 p.m. ET, on RDS (live from the Colisée de Québec)
First Saturday night game: Senators vs. Canadiens, Saturday, October 4, at 7 p.m. ET, on RDS (pre-season)
First regular-season game: Canadiens vs. Capitals, Thursday, October 9, at 7 p.m. ET, on RDS 
First home game: Bruins vs. Canadiens, Thursday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m. ET, on RDS

The full broadcast schedule for Canadiens games broadcast on RDS is available below.


Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators hockey is back on RDS for a 14th straight season and will feature more prominently than ever before on the schedule, with 52 games airing across various RDS channels, including one pre-season game.

Broadcast team
Senators hockey will also feature an RDS broadcast team that combines expertise, experience and reliability. Michel Y. Lacroix and Norman Flynn will handle the play-by-play, while David Arsenault, accompanied by Guillaume Latendresse and Jocelyn Lemieux, will share their insights with fans between periods. 

First broadcasts:
First game (pre-season): Maple Leafs vs. Senators, Wednesday, September 24, at 7 p.m. ET, on RDS.
First regular-season game: Senators vs. Predators, Thursday, October 9, at 8 p.m. ET, on RDS2 
First home game: Avalanche vs. Senators, Thursday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m. ET, on RDS INFO

The full schedule for Senators games broadcast across various RDS channels is available below. 


Downloadable schedules
To make life easier for fans, RDS has designed downloadable digital schedules including all Canadiens and Senators games. Games broadcast on RDS are clearly indicated, and the schedules will be updated automatically if there are any changes.

Available for free, RDS’s digital schedules for the Canadiens and Senators are compatible with schedule management tools offered by Google, iCal, Yahoo, Facebook, Outlook and others. 

There will be further announcements in the coming weeks about RDS’s comprehensive hockey coverage, including its extensive complementary programming and digital content/platforms.


Broadcast Schedule for Montreal Canadiens Games:
September
Friday September 26 Avalanche vs. Canadiens 7 p.m. ET RDS (pre-season)

October
Wednesday October 1 Canadiens vs. Blackhawks 8:30 p.m. ET RDS (pre-season)
Friday October 3 Canadiens vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS (pre-season)
Saturday October 4 Senators vs. Canadiens 7 p.m. ET RDS (pre-season)
Thursday October 9 Canadiens vs. Capitals 7 p.m. ET RDS
Monday October 13 Canadiens vs. Lightning 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday October 16 Bruins vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday October 21 Canadiens vs. Red Wings 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Monday October 27 Canadiens vs. Oilers 9:30 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday October 28 Canadiens vs. Flames 9 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday October 30 Canadiens vs. Canucks 10 p.m. ET RDS

November
Sunday November 2 Flames vs. Canadiens 7 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday November 4 Blackhawks vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Wednesday November 5 Canadiens vs. Sabres 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday November 11 Jets vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday November 13 Bruins vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Sunday November 16 Canadiens vs. Red Wings 7 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday November 18 Penguins vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday November 20 Blues vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Sunday November 23 Canadiens vs. Rangers 7 p.m. ET RDS
Friday November 28 Canadiens vs. Sabres 7 p.m. ET RDS

December
Monday December 1 Canadiens vs. Avalanche 9 p.m. ET RDS
Wednesday December 3 Canadiens vs. Wild 7 p.m. ET RDS
Friday December 5 Canadiens vs. Blackhawks 8:30 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday December 9 Canucks vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Friday December 12 Kings vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday December 16 Hurricanes vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday December 18 Ducks vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday December 23 Canadiens vs. Islanders 7 p.m. ET RDS
Monday December 29 Canadiens vs. Hurricanes 7 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday December 30 Canadiens vs. Panthers 7:30 p.m. ET RDS

January
Friday January 2 Canadiens vs. Devils 7 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday January 6 Lightning vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Wednesday January 14 Canadiens vs. Blue Jackets 7 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday January 15 Canadiens vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday January 20 Predators vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday January 27 Stars vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday January 29 Canadiens vs. Rangers 7 p.m. ET RDS
Saturday January 31 Canadiens vs. Capitals 1 p.m. ET RDS

February
Sunday February 1 Coyotes vs. Canadiens 1 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday February 3 Sabres vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Sunday February 8 Canadiens vs. Bruins 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday February 10 Flyers vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday February 12 Oilers vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Monday February 16 Canadiens vs. Red Wings 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Wednesday February 18 Canadiens vs. Senators 7 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday February 19 Panthers vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday February 24 Canadiens vs. Blues 8 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday February 26 Canadiens vs. Blue Jackets 7 p.m. ET RDS

March
Monday March 2 Canadiens vs. Sharks 10 p.m. ET RDS
Wednesday March 4 Canadiens vs. Ducks 10 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday March 5 Canadiens vs. Kings 10:30 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday March 10 Lightning vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday March 12 Senators vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Monday March 16 Canadiens vs. Lightning 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday March 17 Canadiens vs. Panthers 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday March 19 Hurricanes vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday March 24 Canadiens vs. Predators 8 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday March 26 Canadiens vs. Jets 8 p.m. ET RDS
Monday March 30 Lightning vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS

April
Thursday April 2 Capitals vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Friday April 3 Canadiens vs. Devils 7 p.m. ET RDS
Sunday April 5 Canadiens vs. Panthers 5 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday April 9 Red Wings vs. Canadiens 7:30 p.m. ET RDS


Broadcast Schedule for Ottawa Senators Games:
September
Wednesday September 24 Senators vs. Maple Leafs 7 p.m. ET RDS (pre-season)

October
Thursday October 9 Senators vs. Predators 8 p.m. ET RDS2
Monday October 13 Senators vs. Panthers 7:30 p.m. ET RDS INFO
Thursday October 16 Avalanche vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS2
Tuesday October 28 Senators vs. Blue Jackets 7 p.m. ET RDS2
Thursday 30 October Blackhawks vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS INFO

November
Tuesday November 4 Red Wings vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS2
Thursday November 6 Wild vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday November 11 Senators vs. Canucks 10 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday November 13 Senators vs. Oilers 9:30 p.m. ET RDS2
Thursday November 20 Predators vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS2
Saturday November 22 Blues vs. Senators 3 p.m. ET RDS
Monday November 24 Senators vs. Red Wings 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday November 25 Senators vs. Blues 8 p.m. ET RDS
Friday November 28 Senators vs. Panthers 7:30 p.m. ET RDS2

December
Tuesday December 2 Senators vs. Islanders 7 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday December 4 Islanders vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Saturday December 6 Senators vs. Penguins 1 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday December 11 Kings vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Saturday December 13 Senators vs. Bruins 1 p.m. ET RDS
Friday December 19 Ducks vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Monday December 22 Senators vs. Capitals 7 p.m. ET RDS
Monday December 29 Sabres vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS INFO

January
Saturday January 3 Senators vs. Bruins 1 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday January 6 Senators vs. Flyers 7 p.m. ET RDS2
Thursday January 8 Senators vs. Avalanche 9 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday January 13 Senators vs. Stars 8:30 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday January 20 Senators vs. Rangers 7 p.m. ET RDS2
Thursday January 29 Stars vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS2
Saturday January 31 Coyotes vs. Senators 3 p.m. ET RDS2

February
Tuesday February 3 Senators vs. Devils 7 p.m. ET RDS2
Thursday February 5 Capitals vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday February 10 Senators vs. Sabres 7 p.m. ET RDS2
Thursday February 12 Penguins vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS2
Monday February 16 Hurricanes vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS2
Friday February 20 Senators vs. Sabres 7 p.m. ET RDS
Wednesday February 25 Senators vs. Ducks 10 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday February 26 Senators vs. Kings 10:30 p.m. ET RDS

March
Tuesday March 3 Senators vs. Wild 8 p.m. ET RDS
Friday March 6 Sabres vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday March 10 Bruins vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS2
Friday March 13 Senators vs. Islanders 7 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday March 17 Senators vs. Hurricanes 7 p.m. ET RDS2
Thursday March 19 Bruins vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS2
Monday March 23 Sharks vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday March 26 Rangers vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS2
Sunday March 29 Panthers vs. Senators 5 p.m. ET RDS
Tuesday March 31 Senators vs. Red Wings 7:30 p.m. ET RDS

April?
Thursday April 2 Lightning vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS2
Tuesday April 7 Penguins vs. Senators 7:30 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday April 9 Senators vs. Rangers 7 p.m. ET RDS2
Saturday April 11 Senators vs. Flyers 12:30 p.m. ET RDS2


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