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MSG To Broadcast Every Game of Rangers, Devils First Round Playoff Series

It’s onto the playoffs for the New York Rangers. And their regular season home–MSG Network–provides live extensive coverage of the first-round series starting Thursday night at 7.

The Rangers begin the 2012 post-season against the Ottawa Senators at MSG.  Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti call the action from the booth.

In addition, the Rangers Game Night starts an hour before the puck drops and the 60-minute post-game show immediately follows each game. Al Trautwig hosts each playoff game, while John Giannone reports from rinkside.  Trautwig host the pre- and post-game segment with analysts Ron Duguay and Mike Keenan, who coached the Rangers to their 1994 Stanley Cup Championship.

Starting at 2 p.m. on each game day, Bill Pidto and Duguay anchor live, one-minute updates twice-an-hour.

The remaining first round schedule looks like this:

Game 2–Saturday at 7 p.m.
Game 3–Monday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Game 4–Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
*Game 5–Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
*Game 6–Monday, April 23   TBD
*Game 7–Thursday, April 26   TBD
*if necessary

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MSG Names Peter Ruttgaizer as New Islanders Host

The National Hockey League begins its 2011-12 season next weekend. Today, MSG Network announced a new host/reporter for its New York Islanders broadcasts.

Peter Ruttgaizer makes his debut on MSG Plus when the Isles open their season Saturday, October 8  at the Nassau Coliseum against the Florida Panthers.

“Peter has a real passion for hockey and we are confident he will bring a terrific energy to our Islanders telecasts,” said Dan Ronayne, executive vice president and general manager, MSG Networks.

Ruttgaizer, a Toronto native, spent the past three seasons as a host and reporter for Altitude Sports Network in Denver, and was part of the network’s coverage of the Colorado Avalanche. Ruttgaizer has also worked for CBC Sports, EastLink Television, TSN in Winnepeg and CTV in Toronto covering professional and junior hockey as well as the CFL.

Ruttgaizer takes over for Deb Placey, who switches to hosting and reporting for the cable network’s New Jersey Devils telecasts.

“I’ve always respected and admired MSG Networks, and the Islanders are a hockey team with a great history, so I’m honored to have this opportunity,” said Ruttgaizer. “MSG Networks has two of the premiere sports and entertainment networks in the country and I’m excited to get started with Howie, Butch and the talented production staff.”

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Steve Cangialosi Named New Jersey Devils TV Play-By-Play Voice

Longtime sportscaster Steve Cangialosi, with MSG Network since 2000, has been promoted to New Jersey Devils play-by-play announcer on MSG Plus.  

Cangialosi replaces iconic play-by-play man Mike “Doc” Emrick who retired during the offseason.

“It’s an honor to be given the opportunity to follow one of the great broadcasters of all time,” said Cangialosi. “Doc formed a very special bond with Devils’ players and fans for 21 seasons through his excellence in the booth and his wonderful approach to people. The Devils are a first-class organization, and I hope to represent the team and the great tradition of NHL hockey on MSG Networks as best as I can.” 

Cangialosi joined the Devils beat on a regular basis in 2006 as host and reporter. In addition, he serves as play-by-play announcer for the New York Red Bulls on MSG Network.

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