Comcast SportsNet, VERSUS and NBC to Offer Extensive Bruins Playoff Coverage

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Comcast SportsNet, VERSUS and NBC to Offer Extensive Bruins Playoff Coverage

BURLINGTON, MA The Boston Bruins are in the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 1992 and Comcast SportsNet, VERSUS and NBC will offer the region's most comprehensive coverage of the series.

Comcast SportsNets nightly coverage of the Bruins-Lightning series will begin every evening at 6:00 p.m. with Chevrolet SportsNet Central. Anchorreporter Mike Giardi and CSNNE.com Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty will provide extensive nightly reports. The Boston Globe's Kevin Paul Dupont, 98.5 The Sports Hub's Bob Beers and VERSUSNBC hockey analysts are expected to contribute to Comcast SportsNet's nightly and game night coverage.

As a lead-in to VERSUS and NBCs game night coverage, Comcast SportsNet will also host Chevrolet SportsNet Central Extra at 7:00 p.m. with Michael Felger and Tony Amonte in-studio previewing the game and Giardi and Haggerty reporting live from inside the arena.

VERSUS is airing Games 1, 2 and 3 of the series and prior to each exclusive telecast, the network will present comprehensive pre-game coverage with Hockey Central at 7:30 p.m. NBC will present pre-game coverage for Game 4 on Sat., May 21, beginning at 1:30.

Following every VERSUS and NBC national high definition telecast, Comcast SportsNet will host a post-game Chevrolet SportsNet Central Extra, which will feature in-depth analysis and player interviews along with player and coach press conferences.

Comcast SportsNet's coverage will also extend to CSNNE.com where Giardi and Haggerty will file post-game editions of the Great American Hockey Show after each Bruins-Lightning game. CSNNE.com will also feature an in-depth "Game Story" package following each game that features a game summary, player(s) of the game profile; analysis on the game's "turning point" and a "by the numbers" breakdown.

The combined VERSUS, NBC and Comcast SportsNet coverage through Game 4 is as follows:

Saturday, May 14
6 p.m. - SportsNet Central
7 p.m. SportsNet Central Extra
7:30 p.m. Hockey Central on VERSUS
8 p.m. Lightning vs. Bruins Game 1 on VERSUS
11 p.m. SportsNet Central Extra

Tuesday, May 17
6 p.m. - SportsNet Central
7 p.m. SportsNet Central Extra
7:30 p.m. Hockey Central on VERSUS
8 p.m. Lightning vs. Bruins Game 2 on VERSUS
11 p.m. SportsNet Central Extra

Thursday, May 19
6 p.m. - SportsNet Central
7 p.m. SportsNet Central Extra
7:30 p.m. Hockey Central on VERSUS
8 p.m. Bruins vs. Lightning Game 3 on VERSUS
11 p.m. SportsNet Central Extra

Saturday, May 21
1 p.m. SportsNet Central Extra
1:30 Bruins vs. Lightning Game 4 on NBC
4 p.m. SportsNet Central Extra
6 p.m. - SportsNet Central

Trade targets for Bruins as they enter trade deadline season

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Trade targets for Bruins as they enter trade deadline season

Joe Haggerty looks at a number of trade possibilities for the Bruins with the NHL deadline little more than a week away

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Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while spring training is ramping up in a big way down in Florida.

*The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to wear their great, green, old school St. Pat’s sweaters around St. Patrick’s Day this season.

*Jonathan Quick is on the ice and participating in hockey activity, but isn’t quite ready to return for the Los Angeles Kings.

*This is one of the best things you’ll see today with Vladimir Tarasenko making the 11th birthday celebration for a special little girl.

*The Edmonton Oilers could potentially make a lot of moves at the NHL trade deadline, and unsurprisingly, there is quite the call for them to dump Benoit Pouliot after that bad contract they signed him to a couple of years ago.

*Lyle Richardson is predicting the biggest buyers at the 2017 NHL trade deadline and the Bruins are not among the nine teams listed.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle goes 1-on-1 with Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello a wide range of subjects for the Athletic up in Toronto.

*Tommy Wingels continues to fight for inclusion in hockey even as he’s gone from the San Jose Sharks to the Ottawa Senators this season.

*For something completely different: A perfect pool trick shot video will blow your mind and probably get a few pool tables ruined with people trying to recreate it.