Details on NBC and TSN’s Coverage of National Crosby Night

NBC Sports Network and TSN2 will take a somewhat bare bones approach to their coverage of the second return of Sidney Crosby.

NBC will not be airing any pre- or post-game coverage of the Rangers/Pittsburgh showdown at Madison Square Garden Thursday night. As of now, it appears TSN2 will not either, beyond the typical hockey coverage SportsCenterĀ does. Though I believe both will provide their own intermission reports. At 7 p.m. ET, both networks will pick up coverage from the ROOT Sports Pittsburgh broadcast, featuring Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey.

This is likely to be expected, but NBC Sports Network will be blacked out in both New York and Pittsburgh, as was the case the first time around.

When Crosby returned to action November 21st, both VERSUS and CBC sent their own crews to the game against the Islanders. Though Crosby’s first return was seen as more newsworthy, as he’d been out longer. Also, VERSUS was already slated to cover a game that night, and merely switched it’s crew from Boston/Montreal to Pittsburgh/NY Islanders.

That said, it’ll be part of a week that features 10 hockey games (college and pro) across the networks of NBC and NBC Sports.


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