MSG Networks to air 50 New York Rangers games this season

MSG Networks released their New York Rangers television schedule on Tuesday afternoon which will include 50 games broadcasted by the network.

MSG Networks, the television home of the New York Rangers, today announced the team’s telecast schedule for the upcoming 2021 NHL season, which will include a total of 50 regular-season games. The first telecast will be on Thursday, January 14th at 7:00 pm on MSG, when the Rangers open their season at home against the Islanders, with coverage getting underway at 6:30 pm.

Sam Rosen will return to the booth for his 37th season calling Rangers hockey. The recipient of the 2016 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame will be joined by analyst Joe Micheletti, back for his 15th season. John Giannone will host the network’s pregame, postgame, and intermission coverage, alongside former Rangers goalie and Emmy Award-winning studio analyst Steve Valiquette. Anson Carter, who played two seasons with the Rangers during his NHL career, will also serve as an analyst in the studio for select games this year.

On the radio side, Kenny Albert will be calling the games for his 25th season as the radio voice of the Rangers, calling play-by-play action on ESPN 98.7 radio. He will be joined by former Rangers captain Dave Maloney.  Don La Greca will serve as the back-up play-by-play announcer.


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Fans can look forward to Sam and Joe calling rookies Alexis Lafreniere and K’Andre Miller’s first games in a Rangers sweater on Thursday night.

Looking forward to hearing Sam’s famous “it’s a power-play goal” hopefully in two days.