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

Comcast SportsNet, VERSUS and NBC to Offer Extensive Bruins Playoff Coverage
May 12, 2011, 3:22 pm
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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