FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 26th, 2018
NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES SHARKS-KNIGHTS SECOND-ROUND STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF COVERAGE
Network to Enhance NBC Sports Group’s Exclusive Coverage of Sharks-Knights Series
“SportsNet Central: Sharks Playoff Central,” Pre- and Postgame Shows, Presented
On-Air and Live Streamed on NBCSportsCalifornia.com and via NBC Sports App
“Morning Skate Live” – Extensive Game-Day Coverage on NBCSportsCalifornia.com
and Facebook Live – Featuring Roster of Sharks Commentators
Original Content Throughout Playoffs Via NBC Sports California’s
Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Platforms
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 26, 2018 – NBC Sports California (@NBCSAuthentic) will provide comprehensive multi-platform coverage for the San Jose Sharks’ (@SanJoseSharks) second-round playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights, highlighted by live game-day coverage on SportsNet Central: Sharks Playoff Central and Morning Skate Live. Throughout the series, the network will continue to present extensive Sharks playoff coverage with daily news, preview and analysis programs; in-depth online coverage from NBCSportsCalifornia.com; and enhanced social media interaction.
Note the following coverage and additional information:
NBC Sports Group has the exclusive U.S. media rights to broadcast and stream the Sharks-Knights series. Check your local listings for game dates/times and follow @NHLonNBCSports on Twitter.
SportsNet Central: Sharks Playoff Central
Live Sharks-Knights pregame coverage: A half-hour before the national broadcast, SportsNet Central: Sharks Playoff Central will lead viewers right to the drop of the puck with a breakdown of the day’s matchup, insightful analysis, and interviews with Sharks coaches and players.
Live Sharks-Knights postgame coverage: Immediately following the game, Sharks Playoff Central will provide in-depth game analysis, complete game highlights, a live look at Coach Peter DeBoer‘s press conference, interviews from the dressing room and player reaction and a preview of the next game.
The shows will be anchored by 13-time regional Emmy Award winner Brodie Brazil (@brodieNBCS), former Sharks forward Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) and 12-year NHL veteran Curtis Brown. Additional analysis will be provided by Sharks play-by-play announcer Randy Hahn (@sharkvoice), former NHL defenseman, two-time U.S. Olympian and Stanley Cup champion Bret Hedican (@BretHedican), Sharks alumnus and Stanley Cup champion David Maley (@males8) and NBC Sports Sharks reporter Marcus White (@marcuspwhite).
Morning Skate Live – Morning Skate Live – a live multi-platform game-day show hosted by Sharks announcers and analysts – will be presented throughout the Sharks-Knights series on NBCSportsCalifornia.com and Facebook Live. Morning Skate Live will deliver a complete game-day analysis, the latest team developments, insider reports and top stories and news from around the NHL. Fans will have the opportunity to interact with the hosts during the shows on Facebook Live.
The Happy Hour – The Happy Hour (@NBCSHappyHour), a live hour-long conversational program – hosted by Bay Area sports media personalities Greg Papa, Ray Ratto (@RattoNBCS) and Kelli Johnson (@KJohnsonNBCS) – regularly airs weekdays at 5 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area. The Happy Hour showcases the distinctive voices and wit of Papa, Ratto and Johnson sharing their unfiltered spirited commentary, in-depth Sharks-Knights preview and analysis, and lively conversation on the day’s trending sports headlines and other provocative stories.
The Happy Hour is available across NBC Sports Bay Area’s multiple platforms:
- Live on NBC Sports Bay Area
- Streaming live on the NBC Sports App
- Live audio streaming via NBCSportsBayArea.com
- Archived podcasts available on NBCSportsBayArea.com
NBC Sports California Social Media
NBC Sports California will present original content throughout the Sharks-Knights series across various social media platforms: Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSSharks).
NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year. NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips. Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.