MSG Networks Presents "The Big Week"
25 Live Games Featuring the Knicks, Rangers, Devils, Islanders and College Basketball, Plus Live Rangers and Devils Practice from Yankee Stadium and All-New Original Programs
Starting January 25
Knicks vs. Heat – Saturday, February 1 at 8:30 p.m.
Live Rangers and Devils Stadium Series Practice – Saturday, January 25
“This One Will Last a Lifetime: 30 Years of Sam Rosen” – Friday, January 31 at 10:30 p.m.
Featuring Interviews with Brian Leetch, Mike Richter, Don Cherry, Phil Esposito, Tom Coughlin and More
All-New Four Courses with JB Smoove – Thursday, January 30 at 11:30 p.m.
Syracuse @ Wake Forest – Wednesday, January 29 at 9:00 p.m.
New York, NY (January 22, 2014) – With all eyes on the Metropolitan area leading up to football’s championship in February, MSG Networks will telecast an exciting eight days of live games and original programming worthy of the attention.
Starting January 25, MSG Networks’ lineup will feature 25 live professional and college games, including the Miami Heat against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on February 1 at 8:30 p.m., the Rangers-Islanders game on January 31 at 7:00 p.m. and Syracuse at Wake Forest on January 29 at 9:00 p.m. “The Big Week” will also include Rangers and Devils practice from Yankee Stadium, postgame coverage of the Rangers’ outdoor matchups against the Devils and Islanders, and all-new original programs, including Four Courses with JB Smoove and a special tribute to longtime Rangers broadcaster Sam Rosen.
MSG kicks off the week on Saturday, January 25 from Yankee Stadium with live coverage of Devils practice at noon followed by Rangers practice at 3:00 p.m. as the two teams prepare for their Stadium Series game the following day. At 8:30 p.m., Hockey Night Live will take an in-depth look at the outdoor games with a special Stadium Series Edition featuring host Al Trautwig alongside Butch Goring, Ken Daneyko and Dave Maloney, and reports and interviews from Yankee Stadium.
MSG’s coverage of the Stadium Series continues January 26 at 3:30 p.m. with exclusive postgame coverage of the Rangers-Devils game and on January 29 at 10:00 p.m. with a postgame show following the Rangers-Islanders game. Postgame coverage of both games will feature a unique combination of MSG broadcasters, including Ron Duguay, Daneyko, Chico Resch, Deb Placey and John Giannone for the Rangers-Devils game and Duguay, Goring, Maloney, Giannone, Peter Ruttgaizer and Stan Fischler for the Rangers-Islanders game.
MSG will also telecast two hockey documentaries during the week. On January 26 at 7:30 p.m., NHL Network’s Road to Victory: The ’94 Rangers Story chronicles the Rangers’ march to the Stanley Cup and at 10:00 p.m. on January 27 ESPN Films 30 for 30: Big Shot, directed by actor and Islanders fan Kevin Connolly, looks back at the story of the fraudulent Texas businessman who briefly purchased the Long Island team in the early ‘90s.
“The Big Week” will include some of the biggest Knicks games of the year, including the team’s matchup with the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, February 1 at 8:30 p.m. MSG’s coverage starts with the pregame show at 7:30 p.m. and continues immediately following the game with highlights and locker room interviews. MSG will also carry postgame coverage of the Knicks-Lakers game on January 26, as well as game telecasts of the Knicks-Celtics on January 28 at 7:30 p.m. and the Knicks-Cavaliers on January 30 at 8:00 p.m.
ACC basketball on MSG Networks continues on Wednesday, January 29 with a doubleheader on MSG+. No. 2 Syracuse travels to Wake Forest in the night’s marquee matchup at 9:00 p.m., immediately following the Virginia Tech-Boston College game at 7:00 p.m.
MSG will debut the second episode of an all-new season of the critically acclaimed original program Four Courses with JB Smoove, starring actor and comedian JB Smoove, on Thursday, January 30 at 11:30 p.m., immediately following the Knicks-Cavaliers game. The episode will feature actor Ralph Macchio, comedians Wyatt Cenac and Jim Norton, and Knicks Legend John Starks as they discuss sports and entertainment in New York City.
On Friday, January 31 at 10:30 p.m., immediately following coverage of the Rangers-Islanders game, MSG will honor and celebrate longtime Rangers play-by-play announcer Sam Rosen with the 30-minutue special “This One Will Last a Lifetime: 30 Years of Sam Rosen.” The original show will look back at Rosen’s top calls from his distinguished career in the Rangers booth and include testimonials from Rangers greats Mike Richter and Brian Leetch, Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin, hockey legend Don Cherry, Rosen’s former partner Phil Esposito, and MSG’s broadcasting family.
Highlights from “The Big Week” schedule include:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25
9:30 a.m. 2012 Winter Classic: Rangers at Flyers (MSG)
12:00 p.m. Live Devils practice at Yankee Stadium (MSG)
1:00 p.m. Blues @ Islanders (MSG+)
3:00 p.m. Live Rangers practice at Yankee Stadium (MSG)
8:30 p.m. Hockey Night Live Stadium Series Edition (MSG & MSG+)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26
3:30 p.m. Postgame coverage of Rangers-Devils from Yankee Stadium (MSG & MSG+)
6:00 p.m. Knicks Extra postgame coverage of Knicks-Lakers game (MSG)
7:30 p.m. NHL Network’s Road to Victory: The ’94 Rangers Story (MSG)
MONDAY, JANUARY 27
7:00 p.m. Islanders vs. Bruins (MSG+)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28
7:30 p.m. Knicks vs. Celtics (MSG)
8:00 p.m. Devils @ Blues (MSG+)
11:00 p.m. “The Game 365: Tyson Chandler” (MSG)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29
7:00 p.m. Virginia Tech @ Boston College (MSG+)
9:00 p.m. Syracuse @ Wake Forest (MSG+)
10:00 p.m. Postgame coverage of Rangers-Islanders from Yankee Stadium (MSG)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30
6:00 p.m. The AV Squad with Rangers coach Alain Vigneault (MSG)
8:00 p.m. Knicks vs. Cavaliers (MSG)
8:30 p.m. Devils @ Stars (MSG+)
11:30 p.m. Premiere of Four Courses with JB Smoove Season 2, Episode 2 (MSG)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31
7:00 p.m. Rangers vs. Islanders (MSG)
8:00 p.m. Devils @ Predators (MSG+)
10:30 p.m. Premiere of “This One Will Last a Lifetime: 30 Years of Sam Rosen” (MSG)
11:00 p.m. “The Game 365: Sam Rosen” (MSG)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1
7:30 p.m. Visa Knicks Game Night (MSG)
8:30 p.m. Knicks vs. Heat (MSG)
10:00 p.m. Ford Knicks Postgame Show (MSG)
10:30 p.m. Knicks Extra (MSG)