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 NBCSportsCalifornia.com 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 NBCSportsCalifornia.com and via the NBC Sports app. Plus, NBC Sports California will present original content throughout the playoffs across various social media platforms: Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); 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
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 NBCSportsCalifornia.com, 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 NBCSportsCalifornia.com and the NBC Sports app. For more information about the network’s streaming service, click here.
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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