Monday, April 9th, 2018


First Round Coverage Begins this Thursday, April 12
Games 1-4 & 5-7 (if needed) to air on NBC Sports California

Extensive Game-Day Coverage with “Sharks Pregame Live” and “Sharks Postgame Live” 

Sharks-Ducks Games, “Sharks Pregame Live” and “Sharks Postgame Live” Streaming
on and via NBC Sports App for NBC Sports California Subscribers 

Original Content Throughout Playoffs Via NBC Sports California’s
Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Platforms


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 9, 2018 – NBC Sports California (@NBCSAuthentic) has announced its multiplatform coverage for the San Jose Sharks’ (@SanJoseSharks) first-round playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks, which includes Games 1-4, along with Games 5-7 (if necessary); comprehensive game-day coverage with Sharks Pregame Live and Sharks Postgame Live shows; and live streaming of the network’s games and pre- and postgame shows on and via the NBC Sports app.  Plus, NBC Sports California will present original content throughout the playoffs across various social media platforms: Facebook (; Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSSharks).

Note the following first-round schedule and additional information:

GAME             DAY                DATE              TIME (PDT)                GAME

1                      Thursday       April 12           7:30 p.m.                    Sharks at Ducks
2                      Saturday        April 14           7:30 p.m.                    Sharks at Ducks
3                      Monday          April 16           7:30 p.m.                    Sharks vs. Ducks
4                      Wednesday    April 18           7:30 p.m.                    Sharks vs. Ducks
5*                     Friday             April 20           TBD                            Sharks at Ducks
6*                     Sunday           April 22           TBD                            Sharks vs. Ducks
7*                     Tuesday         April 24           TBD                            Sharks at Ducks
*if necessary

Programming Note: A’s games on April 14 and April 16 will move to NBC Sports California Plus from NBC Sports California.

Calling all the action for Sharks-Ducks games on NBC Sports California will be eight-time regional Emmy Award winner and play-by-play announcer Randy Hahn (@sharkvoice) and Bret Hedican (@BretHedican), a former NHL defenseman, two-time U.S. Olympian and Stanley Cup champion.

Sharks Pregame Live, Sharks Postgame Live – NBC Sports California’s Sharks Pregame Live 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. Immediately following Sharks games on NBC Sports California, Sharks Postgame Live 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) and 12-year NHL veteran Curtis Brown, with additional analysis provided by Randy Hahn and Bret Hedican.

Sharks-Ducks coverage streamed live via, NBC Sports App – NBC Sports California offers live streams of its Sharks-Ducks games – along with game-day Sharks Pregame Live and Sharks Postgame Live – via and the NBC Sports app.  For more information about the network’s streaming service, click here.


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