NESN to Televise 41 Regular-Season Bruins Games Beginning With Opener on Saturday, Jan. 19

Boston Bruins NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, will deliver live and regional exclusive coverage of 41 Boston Bruins games this season, beginning on Jan. 19 when the Bruins drop the puck on the 2013 season by hosting the New York Rangers at TD Garden. NESN’s coverage on opening night will start at 5:30 pm with Big Bad Bruins LIVE presented by DCU followed by a special one-hour edition of W.B. Mason Bruins Face-Off LIVE and will conclude with ACE Ticket Bruins Overtime LIVE, the network’s postgame show.

For the eighth consecutive year, NESN’s broadcast team will feature play-by-play announcer Jack Edwards and color analyst Andy Brickley. Naoko Funayama returns for her fifth season as NESN’s rink-side reporter. NESN’s pre and post-game shows and intermission coverage will be hosted by Dale Arnold, who will be joined by studio analysts Billy Jaffe, Gord Kluzak and Barry Pederson.

NESN has been the home of the Boston Bruins since 1984. Last season, the network garnered the highest average household rating in its history with a 4.7 HH rating. Bruins ratings showed an incredible level of consistency last season, as 23 of the network’s 25 top-rated Bruins regular season games of all-time, including the six highest-rated games in NESN history. The second highest average in NESN history was recorded the last time the NHL experienced a shortened season back in 1995, when NESN earned a 3.8 HH rating.

Attached is a complete listing of NESN’s 2013 Boston Bruins broadcast schedule. To import the schedule electronically into your web, mobile or desktop calendar, visit www.NESN.com/schedule.

NESN’s 2013 Boston Bruins Broadcast Schedule

Date

Opponent

Time (ET)

Saturday, January 19 vs. NY Rangers

7:00 PM

Monday, January 21 vs. Winnipeg Jets

1:00 PM

Friday, January 25 vs. NY Islanders

7:00 PM

Monday, January 28 at Carolina Hurricanes

7:00 PM

Tuesday, January 29 vs. New Jersey Devils

7:00 PM

Thursday, January 31 vs. Buffalo Sabres

7:00 PM

Saturday, February 2 at Toronto Maple Leafs

7:00 PM

Saturday, February 9 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

1:00 PM

Sunday, February 10 at Buffalo Sabres

7:00 PM

Tuesday, February 12 vs. NY Rangers

7:30 PM

Friday, February 15 at Buffalo Sabres

7:00 PM

Sunday, February 17 at Winnipeg Jets

3:00 PM

Thursday, February 21 at Tampa Bay Lightning

7:30 PM

Sunday, February 24 at Florida Panthers

3:00 PM

Tuesday, February 26 at NY Islanders

7:30 PM

Thursday, February 28 vs. Ottawa Senators

7:00 PM

Saturday, March 2 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

1:00 PM

Tuesday, March 5 at Washington Capitals

7:00 PM

Thursday, March 7 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

7:00 PM

Saturday, March 9 vs. Philadelphia Flyers

1:00 PM

Monday, March 11 at Ottawa Senators

7:30 PM

Tuesday, March 12 at Pittsburgh Penguins

7:30 PM

Thursday, March 14 vs. Florida Panthers

7:00 PM

Saturday, March 16 vs. Washington Capitals

1:00 PM

Tuesday, March 19 at Winnipeg Jets

8:00 PM

Thursday, March 21 at Ottawa Senators

7:30 PM

Saturday, March 23 at Toronto Maple Leafs

7:00 PM

Monday, March 25 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

7:00 PM

Saturday, March 30 at Philadelphia Flyers

1:00 PM

Sunday, March 31 at Buffalo Sabres

7:00 PM

Tuesday, April 2 vs. Ottawa Senators

7:00 PM

Thursday, April 4 vs. New Jersey Devils

7:00 PM

Saturday, April 6 at Montreal Canadiens

7:00 PM

Monday, April 8 vs. Carolina Hurricanes

7:00 PM

Thursday, April 11 vs. NY Islanders

7:00 PM

Saturday, April 13 at Carolina Hurricanes

7:00 PM

Monday, April 15 vs. Ottawa Senators

7:00 PM

Friday, April 19 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

7:00 PM

Sunday, April 21 vs. Florida Panthers

3:00 PM

Tuesday, April 23 at Philadelphia Flyers

7:30 PM

Saturday, April 27 at Washington Capitals

7:00 PM

About NESN

NESN has consistently been one of the top-rated regional sports networks in the country with award-winning Red Sox and Bruins coverage. The network is delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and an additional 4.4 million homes nationally as NESN National. Forbes Magazine recently ranked NESN as the 9th Most Valuable Sports Business Brand. NESN.com, the network’s online sports news service, is one of the most visited regional sports network websites in the country. NESN also produces a number of distinctive programs under its umbrella Original NESN Entertainment (ONE). NESN is owned by Fenway Sports Group (owners of the Boston Red Sox) and Delaware North (owners of the Boston Bruins).