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Apr 10, 2017

MSG Network Is New York's Home for Rangers Playoff Coverage

Live Coverage of the Rangers-Canadiens Series, Plus Extensive Pre and Postgame Coverage Before and After Every Rangers Game on MSG Networks

Coverage of Game One begins at
6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 on MSG

TWO SHOWS FOR FANS IN ADVANCE OF GAME COVERAGE:

JEEP "RANGERS QUEST FOR THE CUP" - TUESDAY, APRIL 11 AT 8:00 P.M.

THE GEICO "MSG HOCKEY SHOW" - TUESDAY, APRIL 11 AT 8:30 P.M.

NEW YORK, April 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rangers fans will be super-served NHL Playoff content as the team embarks on its playoff journey. MSG Networks (NYSE:MSGN) will offer a full line up of playoff programming kicking off Tuesday, April 11 with the Jeep "Rangers Quest for the Cup" followed by a special playoff edition of the Geico "MSG Hockey Show."  All games in the series will be telecast on MSG Networks, with the possible exception of a potential Game Six.

First round coverage of the Rangers/Canadiens tilt begins Wednesday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m. with the Maserati "Rangers Game Night" pregame show. The Game One puck drops on MSG at 7:00 p.m. and will be immediately followed by the one-hour Mercedes-Benz "Postgame Show." A full game schedule is below.

All first round games airing on MSG Networks, as well as pre-game and post-game coverage, will be available on "MSG GO," MSG Networks' live streaming and video on demand platform.

MSG will have one-hour postgame shows after every Rangers game in the playoffs, including after national broadcast games.

MSG Networks Rangers playoff coverage will feature the fan-favorite tandem of Hall-of-Fame play-by-play announcer Sam Rosen and analyst Joe MichelettiJohn Giannone serves as MSG's in-arena reporter, and the MSG Studio crew in New York features former Rangers Ron Duguay and Steve Valiquette, as well as Al Trautwig and Bill Pidto .

MSG Networks kicks-off the its playoff programming tomorrow night (Tuesday) with the Jeep "Rangers Quest for the Cup" on 8:00 p.m. on both MSG and MSG+.  The half-hour special will have the latest news surrounding the Rangers and the Canadiens and will feature interviews and in-depth analysis from the MSG broadcast team - Al Trautwig, Steve Valiquette and Ron Duguay.

A special playoff version of the Geico "MSG Hockey Show" follows at 8:30pm on both MSG and MSG+.  A fun, fast-paced half-hour of opinion and conversation about hockey and New York, the "MSG Hockey Show" features a dynamic group consisting of Will Reeve, former NHL star Anson Carter, and Arda Ocal.

2017 MSG NETWORK RANGERS PLAYOFF TELECAST SCHEDULE (*if necessary)
GameDate OpponentTimeNetworks
Game 1Wed, April 12@Canadiens7:00 p.m.MSG
Game 2Fri, April 14@Canadiens7:00 p.m.MSG
Game 3Sun, April 16Canadiens7:00 p.m.MSG
Game 4Tue, April 18Canadiens7:00 p.m.MSG
*Game 5Thu, April 20@CanadiensTBDMSG
*Game 6Sat, April 22CanadiensTBDTBD
*Game 7Mon, April 24@CanadiensTBDMSG

About MSG Networks Inc.
An industry leader in sports production, and content development and distribution, MSG Networks Inc. owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network (MSG) and MSG+, and a live streaming and video on demand platform, MSG GO. The networks are home to 10 professional sports teams, delivering live games of the New York Knicks; New York Rangers; New York Islanders; New Jersey Devils; Buffalo Sabres; New York Liberty; New York Red Bulls and the Westchester Knicks, as well as coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills.  Each year, MSG and MSG+ collectively telecast approximately 500 live professional games, along with a comprehensive lineup of other sporting events, including college football and basketball, and critically-acclaimed original programming.  The gold standard for regional broadcasting, MSG Networks has won 145 New York Emmy Awards over the past nine years.

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