NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, will deliver regionally exclusive coverage of up to five Eastern Conference quarterfinal games between the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings. In addition to first-round game coverage, NESN will produce one-hour of pre and post-game shows before and after Boston Bruins playoff games throughout the playoffs.
NESN’s coverage of the Bruins’ first-round Stanley Cup playoff series begins Friday, April 18 at 6 p.m. with 90-minutes of pre-game coverage, starting with “The Bricks LIVE: Postseason Edition.” “Bruins Face-Off LIVE” follows at 6:30 p.m. with Dale Arnold, Billy Jaffe, Barry Pederson and Jamie Erdahl, and leads into NESN’s regionally exclusive coverage of Game 1 at 7:30 p.m. with Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley calling the action from TD Garden. Immediately following each game, NESN will deliver complete post-game coverage with “Ace Ticket presents Bruins Overtime LIVE.”
NESN’s Bruins Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Schedule
|Day||Date||Game||Game Broadcast Network||NESN Coverage Begins||
|Friday||4/18||Game 1||NESN||6 p.m.||7:30 p.m.|
|Sunday||4/20||Game 2||NBC||2 p.m.||3 p.m.|
|Tuesday||4/22||Game 3||NESN||6:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||4/24||Game 4||NESN||7 p.m.||8 p.m.|
|Saturday||4/26||Game 5*||NBC||**2 p.m.||3 p.m.|
* = If necessary
** = Game 5 pre- and post-game coverage on NESNplus
NESN Sets New Full-Season Bruins Game Ratings Record
NESN set a new ratings record for a full season, garnering a 5.0 average household rating during the 2013/14 regular season (71 games). The network’s previous best full-season regular-season rating was a 4.7 HH average set during the 2011-12 season. During last year’s shortened season, the network posted an all-time high 6.3 HH rating while broadcasting 41 of the Bruins’ 48 regular-season games.
NESN’s Red Sox Games to Air on NESNplus
NESN’s live coverage of the Boston Red Sox will air on NESNplus when Boston Bruins playoff game coverage on NESN is scheduled on the same day. Visit nesn.com/nesnplus for updated NESNplus channel listings.
Red Sox Games on NESNplus in April
|Day||Date||Red Sox Opponent||Game Time|
|Friday||4/18||vs. Baltimore Orioles||7 p.m.|
|Tuesday||4/22||vs. New York Yankees||7 p.m.|
|Thursday||4/24||vs. New York Yankees||7 p.m.|
|Wednesday *||4/30||vs. Tampa Bay Rays||7 p.m.|
* = If necessary
NESN has consistently been one of the top-rated regional sports networks in the country with award-winning Red Sox and Bruins coverage. Celebrating 30 years in 2014, the network is delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and an additional 5 million homes nationally as NESN National. Forbes Magazine recently ranked NESN as the 8th Most Valuable Sports Business Brand in the world. NESN.com is the most visited regional sports network website in the country. NESN also produces a number of distinctive programs under its umbrella Original NESN Entertainment (ONE). NESN’s social responsibility program, NESN Connects, is proud to support and connect its employees with charitable organizations in our communities (NESN.com/Connects). NESN is owned by Fenway Sports Group (owners of the Boston Red Sox) and Delaware North (owners of the Boston Bruins).