Hockey Night Live (HNL) is back on MSG for a sixth season. The comprehensive hockey program begins with three weeks of NHL previews tomorrow night. They will air on MSG at 11 p.m.
Host Al Trautwig will be joined by Devils great Ken Daneyko, former Rangers captain Dave Maloney, and NHL correspondent Billy Jaffe for the three preseason episodes as the group discusses the upcoming Rangers, Devils, and Islanders 2011-12 season, while also examining the entire league.
“MSG Networks produces more live NHL telecasts than any other network in North America and Hockey Night Live is the flagship of our total hockey coverage,” said Dan Ronayne, executive vice president and general manager, MSG Networks. “With an unparalleled panel of experts and former players, and a free-flowing, unscripted format, HNL is must-watch television for hockey fans in New York.”
New this season, HNL will incorporate the use of social media into its telecasts by encouraging viewers to express their thoughts and questions through Twitter. Select tweets will be mentioned during the show. Viewers can follow @MSGNetworks on Twitter and go to MSG.com for more information.
Throughout the season the panel will welcome special guests to the live telecasts, including area writers, current and former players, and other hockey experts. The New York Emmy Award winning segment “Five for Fischler,” hosted by the hockey maven, Stan Fischler, also returns.
The regular season premiere of Hockey Night Live will be presented on both MSG Network and MSG Plus at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 8.
Photo (from last season): Avi Gerver/MSG Photos
(l to r) Al Trautwig, Mark Streit, Ken Daneyko, Dave Maloney