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MSG Reporter John Giannone Hit in the Face With Puck

“It’s dangerous down at ice level,” MSG Network Rangers play-by-play announcer Sam Rosen said.

MSG Rangers reporter John Giannone knows that all too well.

Late in the second period of last night’s game with the Islanders, a puck was tossed to the sicelines, finding Giannone’s face.

The bloodied Giannone stayed on the air, shown getting medical treatment. While the trainer worked on him, Giannone kept his work ethic intact, shown adjusting the microphone on his headset.

Rosen called his colleague a “gamer.”

As the patch job on Giannone’s nose continued, he was asked about his condition.

“Oh, it’s all good, Sammy. I’ve got a good medical staff with me.”

While he spoke you could see a close-up of his blood-stained face, causing Rosen to moan, “Oh!”

Al Trautwig took over the hosting between periods and echoed the thoughts, undoubtedly, of many fans.

“Did I just see that? Wow, that was scary,” Trautwig said.

 

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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 Network Welcomes Rangers, Garden Renovation Project

Tomorrow isn’t just the New York Rangers home opener. It marks the official completion of phase-one of the Madison Square Garden transformation project.

MSG Network will celebrate with special day-long Rangers programming starting at 10 a.m.

Then at 6 p.m., hosts Tina Cervasio and John Giannone talk to Ranger alumni and celebrity fans on the Rangers Blue Carpet. The guests will share thoughts of the first game of the season, and the first in the reworked Garden.

Following the walk on the blue carpet, MSG Network brings viewers to Rangers Game Night. The pre-game show is hosted by the veteran Al Trautwig, with Rangers legend Brian Leetch.

The puck drops at 7 p.m., with longtime Rangers voice Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti back for another year to call the action.

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