TSN Exclusively Brings Viewers 191 Regional NHL Games Throughout the 2017-18 Hockey Season

— September 15, 2017

– As the team’s official English-language regional broadcaster, the newly-acquired Montreal Canadiens regional package features five pre-season and 50 regular season games on TSN2 –

– Toronto Maple Leafs regional package features five pre-season and 26 regular season games on TSN4 –

– Ottawa Senators regional games are available on TSN5 with a slate of four pre-season and 55 regular season games –

– Winnipeg Jets fans have access to six pre-season and 60 regular season regional games on TSN3 –

– In addition to extensive analysis and pre- and post-game coverage, TSN 690 Montreal, TSN 1290 Winnipeg, and TSN 1200 Ottawa deliver live coverage of each game in their market, along with a comprehensive slate of Leafs games on TSN 1050 Toronto –

– TSN Digital platforms and SPORTSCENTRE provide comprehensive NHL coverage, news, and analysis throughout the season –

TORONTO (September 15, 2017) – TSN hits the rink for the 2017-18 NHL season with an expanded slate of 191 regular season regional games available to subscribers in each team’s market throughout the season. TSN’s regional hockey lineup features features the newly acquired Montreal Canadiens with a package of 50 games on TSN2, 26 Toronto Maple Leafs games on TSN4, 55 Ottawa Senators games on TSN5, and 60 Winnipeg Jets games on TSN3, with comprehensive news and analysis from TSN’s industry-leading suite of Hockey Insiders, analysts, and reporters available across SPORTSCENTRE, TSN Digital, and Radio platforms throughout the season. TSN Radio stations across the country also provide listeners with pre-game, post-game, and live game coverage, as well as extensive analysis. Click on the below to view TSN’s regional NHL broadcast schedules for the 2017-18 season: Led by TSN Hockey host James Duthie, the TSN Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie, Darren Dreger, and Pierre LeBrun contribute to each team’s regional broadcast coverage, and provide in-depth analysis and discussion across TSN Digital and Radio properties throughout the season. SPORTSCENTRE Bureau Reporters across Canada also deliver news and reports across TSN’s various programs and platforms, including John Lu in Montréal, Brent Wallace in Ottawa, Mark Masters in Toronto, and Sara Orlesky in Winnipeg. Montreal Canadiens TSN’s package of newly acquired Montreal Canadiens games is led by the HABS ON TSN broadcast team of hosts Tessa Bonhomme, an Olympic gold medallist and two-time IIHF World Champion, alongside veteran broadcaster Glenn Schiller, with play-by-play announcer John Bartlett and analysis from Dave Poulin, Mike Johnson, and Craig Button. As the team’s official English-language radio broadcaster, TSN 690 in Montreal provides live coverage of all pre-season, regular season, and playoff games, featuring play-by-play announcer Dan Robertson and commentator Sergio Momesso. TSN 690 also has pre-game, intermission, and post-game coverage for all games throughout the season. Fans can continue to turn to the station for extensive Habs discussion throughout the day as well as industry-leading analysis from TSN Hockey Insiders, with contributions from Pierre McGuire, Ray Ferraro, and more. Toronto Maple Leafs TSN’s Leafs broadcasts are led by the all-star TSN Hockey panel, featuring host James Duthie and Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie alongside analysts Jeff O’Neill and Dave Poulin. MOLSON CANADIAN LEAFS HOCKEY ON TSN coverage features the network’s award-winning broadcast team of play-by-play announcers Chris Cuthbert and Gord Miller alongside analysts Ray Ferraro and Jamie McLennan. As the team’s official radio broadcaster, TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto delivers live coverage of Maple Leafs games throughout the season, led by play-by-play announcer Joe Bowen and analyst Jim Ralph, plus pre-game, intermission, and post-game coverage with hosts Jim Tatti and Greg Gilbert. TSN 1050 Leafs reporter Kristen Shilton follows the Leafs all season, delivering daily updates for TSN 1050 and TSN Digital platforms. Additionally, with host Andi Petrillo and a roster of co-hosts including Mike Johnson, Poulin, Dreger, Miller, and Gilbert, the fan-favourite LEAFS LUNCH returns weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Fans can also tune in to OVERDRIVE WITH HAYES, NOODLES AND THE O’DOG weekdays from 4 – 7 p.m. ET, with hosts Bryan Hayes, Jamie McLennan, and Jeff O’Neill tackling the NHL from an informative and humorous perspective. Ottawa Senators TSN’s package of Sens games is led by TSN Hockey’s panel of host James Duthie and Hockey Insiders Darren Dreger and Bob McKenzie, alongside analysts Craig Button, Dave Poulin, Mike Johnson, and Aaron Ward. CANADIAN TIRE SENATORS HOCKEY ON TSN features award-winning play-by-play announcers Gord Miller and Chris Cuthbert with analysts Ray Ferraro and Jamie McLennan and Mike Johnson. As the team’s official radio broadcaster, TSN Radio 1200 in Ottawa has live coverage of every Sens games, featuring play-by-play announcer Dean Brown and analyst Gord Wilson. TSN 1200 also features pre-game, intermission, and post-game coverage with TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, hosts Ian Mendes and Lee Versage, and analysts Todd White, Shawn Simpson, Brendan Bell, Brad Smyth, and Chris Stevenson. Fans can also turn to the station for extensive Sens talk throughout the day, including TGOR in the morning with John Rodenburg and Steve Warne; IN THE BOX with Steve Lloyd and Todd White; and THE DRIVE in the afternoon with Ian Mendes and Shawn Simpson. Winnipeg Jets Helming the booth for the 2017-18 season is the JETS ON TSN broadcast team of veteran play-by-play commentator and Manitoba native Dennis Beyak alongside Ray Ferraro, Jamie McLennan, Dave Poulin, and select analysts, as well as SPORTSCENTRE Winnipeg Bureau Reporter Sara Orlesky. As the team’s official radio broadcaster, TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg continues to bring fans live coverage of every Jets game. Play-by-play commentating duties will be shared by Dennis Beyak and Paul Edmonds, who are joined by Brian Munz, a part of TSN 1290’s Jets coverage since it debuted in 2011. Fans can also tune in for extensive pre-game, intermission, and post-game analysis and coverage featuring host Kevin Olszewski alongside former NHL players and TSN 1290 analysts Trevor Kidd and JP Vigier. TSN Digital TSN Digital platforms – including TSN.ca and the TSN GO app – have the NHL covered from every angle, featuring the following highlights:
  • Up-to-the-minute breaking news, scores, game recaps, and more
  • Live streaming of games in the team’s regional market on the TSN GO app and TSN.ca
  • Daily comprehensive coverage of the league, including digital analysis from TSN Hockey’s Insiders and analysts, as well as TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli and contributors, Kristen Shilton, Ian Mendes, Jeff Paterson, Matt Sekeres, and Travis Yost
  • Highlights, recaps, and must-see moments from around the league
  • Fantasy picks, projections, and analysis from TSN’s Scott Cullen
  • Photos, videos, and viral content posted across TSN’s official social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram
  • Bardown.com rounds up all the viral moments and social media reaction from the new season
Live streaming of TSN’s regional NHL coverage is available to TSN subscribers via TSN.ca/Live and the TSN GO app. Radio coverage is available via each station’s website as well as the TSN GO and iHeartRadio apps. TSN’s regional hockey coverage is available to viewers in each team’s broadcast region, which is determined by the NHL.

Hockey on TSN
TSN complements its live hockey coverage with Canada’s fan-favourite hockey news and information programming, featuring the hockey world’s most trusted team of Hockey Insiders and analysts. TSN’s industry-leading hockey programming includes SPORTSCENTRE, TIM HORTONS THAT’S HOCKEY, and the network’s slate of signature NHL specials including TRADECENTRE, FREE AGENT FRENZY, FANTASY DRAFT, TOP 50 PLAYERS, and BOB MCKENZIE’S PRE-SEASON DRAFT RANKING.

Champions Live Here as TSN is the exclusive broadcaster of Hockey Canada, delivering marquee international events such as the IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF ICE HOCKEY U18 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF ICE HOCKEY U18 WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, and WORLD UNDER-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE, as well as domestic events including the WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE, TELUS CUP, ESSO CUP, RBC CUP, ALLAN CUP, and the Order of Hockey in Canada.

TSN’s slate of live hockey programming also features exclusive coverage of the SPENGLER CUP, as well as NCAA Division I coverage including the FROZEN FOUR.

About TSN
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