NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES 2018-19 SAN JOSE SHARKS COVERAGE

Jay Dela Cruz
NBC Sports BayArea

 

Network to Present 75 Regular Season Sharks Games

 

Select Telecasts to Feature Three-Man Broadcast Team

of Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker and Bret Hedican

 

Complete Game Analysis Leading up to and Following the Game

on "Sharks Pregame Live" and "Sharks Postgame Live"

 

Live Sharks Games, "Sharks Pregame Live" and "Sharks Postgame Live"

Streamed on NBCSportsCalifornia.com and via the NBC Sports App

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – September 14, 2018 – NBC Sports California and NBCSportsCalifornia.com (@NBCSAuthentic), "Home of the Authentic Sharks Fan," announced today its coverage of the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) for the 2018-19 NHL season, which includes: 75 regular season games; select telecasts featuring a three-man broadcast team of Randy Hahn (@sharkvoice), Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) and Bret Hedican (@BretHedican); and Sharks games, Sharks Pregame Live and Sharks Postgame Live streamed live on NBCSportsCalifornia.com and via the NBC Sports app.

 

Calling all the action for Sharks games on NBC Sports California will be eight-time regional Emmy Award-winner and play-by-play announcer Randy Hahn.  For select games, former Sharks forward Jamie Baker and 17-year NHL veteran Bret Hedican will work with Hahn as a three-man team, providing viewers with multi-faceted analysis and diverse perspective as to how they are seeing the action on the ice.

 

Returning for all Sharks home games this season is the "Inside The Glass" position on the Sharks bench, where Baker and Hedican will provide viewers with an up-close-and-personal vantage point, bringing fans closer than ever to the action of Sharks hockey.  Intermissions will feature both Baker and Hedican as they offer game analysis from their perspective.

 

NBC Sports California will begin its coverage of Sharks hockey on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m., when the Sharks play the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center. 

 

Extensive Sharks coverage on NBC Sports California includes: two matchups against Conn Smythe Trophy winner Alex Ovechkin  and the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals (1/22 at Washington, 2/14 vs. Washington); four games against Western Conference champion Vegas Golden Knights (11/24 at Vegas, 1/10 at Vegas, 3/18 vs. Vegas, 3/30 vs. Vegas); and two matchups against the Presidents' Trophy winning Nashville Predators (11/13 vs. Nashville, 3/16 vs. Nashville).

 

NBC Sports California's 2018-19 Sharks telecast schedule is as follows:

 

DAY

DATE

VS/AT

OPPONENT

TIME (PT)

Friday

10/5

at

Los Angeles Kings

7:30 PM

Monday

10/8

at

New York Islanders

10:00 AM

Thursday

10/11

at

New York Rangers

4:00 PM

Sunday

10/14

at

New Jersey Devils

10:00 AM

Thursday

10/18

vs

Buffalo Sabres

7:30 PM

Saturday

10/20

vs

New York Islanders

7:30 PM

Friday

10/26

at

Carolina Hurricanes

4:30 PM

Sunday

10/28

at

Anaheim Ducks

5:00 PM

Tuesday

10/30

vs

New York Rangers

7:30 PM

Thursday

11/1

vs

Columbus Blue Jackets

7:30 PM

Saturday

11/3

vs

Philadelphia Flyers

7:30 PM

Tuesday

11/6

vs

Minnesota Wild

7:30 PM

Thursday

11/8

at

Dallas Stars

5:30 PM

Friday

11/9

at

St. Louis Blues

5:00 PM

Sunday

11/11

vs

Calgary Flames

6:00 PM

Tuesday

11/13

vs

Nashville Predators

7:30 PM

Thursday

11/15

vs

Toronto Maple Leafs

7:30 PM

Saturday

11/17

vs

St. Louis Blues

7:30 PM

Tuesday

11/20

vs

Edmonton Oilers

7:30 PM

Friday

11/23

vs

Vancouver Canucks

6:00 PM

Saturday

11/24

at

Vegas Golden Knights

7:00 PM

Tuesday

11/27

at

Buffalo Sabres

4:00 PM

Wednesday

11/28

at

Toronto Maple Leafs

4:30 PM

Saturday

12/1

at

Ottawa Senators

10:00 AM

Sunday

12/2

at

Montreal Canadiens

4:00 PM

Wednesday

12/5

vs

Carolina Hurricanes

7:30 PM

Friday

12/7

at

Dallas Stars

5:00 PM

Saturday

12/8

at

Arizona Coyotes

5:00 PM

Monday

12/10

vs

New Jersey Devils

7:30 PM

Thursday

12/13

vs

Dallas Stars

7:30 PM

Sunday

12/16

at

Chicago Blackhawks

4:00 PM

Tuesday

12/18

at

Minnesota Wild

5:00 PM

Thursday

12/20

vs

Winnipeg Jets

7:30 PM

Saturday

12/22

vs

Los Angeles Kings

1:00 PM

Sunday

12/23

vs

Arizona Coyotes

5:00 PM

Thursday

12/27

vs

Anaheim Ducks

7:30 PM

Saturday

12/29

at

Edmonton Oilers

1:00 PM

Monday

12/31

at

Calgary Flames

6:00 PM

Saturday

1/5

vs

Tampa Bay Lightning

8:00 PM

Monday

1/7

vs

Los Angeles Kings

7:30 PM

Tuesday

1/8

vs

Edmonton Oilers

7:30 PM

Thursday

1/10

at

Vegas Golden Knights

7:00 PM

Saturday

1/12

vs

Ottawa Senators

7:00 PM

Tuesday

1/15

vs

Pittsburgh Penguins

7:00 PM

Saturday

1/19

at

Tampa Bay Lightning

4:00 PM

Monday

1/21

at

Florida Panthers

4:00 PM

Tuesday

1/22

at

Washington Capitals

4:00 PM

Saturday

2/2

vs

Arizona Coyotes

7:30 PM

Tuesday

2/5

at

Winnipeg Jets

5:00 PM

Thursday

2/7

at

Calgary Flames

6:00 PM

Saturday

2/9

at

Edmonton Oilers

4:00 PM

Monday

2/11

at

Vancouver Canucks

7:00 PM

Thursday

2/14

vs

Washington Capitals

7:30 PM

Saturday

2/16

vs

Vancouver Canucks

7:00 PM

Thursday

2/21

at

Pittsburgh Penguins

4:00 PM

Saturday

2/23

at

Columbus Blue Jackets

2:00 PM

Sunday

2/24

at

Detroit Red Wings

12:00 PM

Tuesday

2/26

at

Boston Bruins

4:00 PM

Friday

3/1

vs

Colorado Avalanche

7:30 PM

Sunday

3/3

vs

Chicago Blackhawks

7:00 PM

Thursday

3/7

vs

Montreal Canadiens

7:30 PM

Saturday

3/9

vs

St. Louis Blues

1:00 PM

Tuesday

3/12

at

Winnipeg Jets

5:00 PM

Thursday

3/14

vs

Florida Panthers

7:30 PM

Saturday

3/16

vs

Nashville Predators

7:30 PM

Monday

3/18

vs

Vegas Golden Knights

7:30 PM

Thursday

3/21

at

Los Angeles Kings

7:30 PM

Friday

3/22

at

Anaheim Ducks

7:00 PM

Monday

3/25

vs

Detroit Red Wings

7:30 PM

+ Thursday

3/28

vs

Chicago Blackhawks

7:30 PM

+ Saturday

3/30

vs

Vegas Golden Knights

6:00 PM

Sunday

3/31

vs

Calgary Flames

5:00 PM

+ Tuesday

4/2

at

Vancouver Canucks

7:00 PM

+ Thursday

4/4

at

Edmonton Oilers

6:00 PM

+ Saturday

4/6

vs

Colorado Avalanche

7:30 PM

 

75 regular games

Schedule as of 9/14/18; Dates and times subject to change

+ NBC Sports California Plus

 

For approximately 24 hours following each game, NBC Sports California's Sharks telecasts will be available on XFINITY On Demand.

 

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 Hahn, Baker, Hedican and radio play-by-play announcer Dan Rusanowsky (@DanRusanowsky).

 

Sharks coverage streamed live via NBCSportsCalifornia.com, NBC Sports App  – NBC Sports California offers live streams of its Sharks 2018-19 regular-season schedule to NBC Sports California subscribers, along with its game-day shows Sharks Pregame Live and Sharks Postgame Live, via NBCSportsCalifornia.com and the NBC Sports app.  The live-streaming service will be available at no additional cost to authenticated NBC Sports California subscribers on mobile, tablet and desktop devices.  Authenticated subscribers will have the ability to access games when traveling outside of their region, provided they are within the U.S. The service is provided as an added value and is available to all video distributors of NBC Sports California.  For more information about the network's streaming service, click HERE.

 

Sharks Central – Each month of the 2018-19 NHL season, Sharks Central – a half-hour program hosted by Brodie Brazil – will give fans an inside look at the Sharks both on and off the ice.  Visit NBCSportsCalifornia.com for air dates and times.

 

NBCSportsCalifornia.com, Social Media – NBCSportsCalifornia.com is a destination for live streaming of Sharks games, highlights, news, analysis, player interviews, press conferences and content from the monthly Sharks Central show.  Throughout the 2018-19 NHL season, NBC Sports California will deliver original content across the network's various social media platforms: Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (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.

 

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