Comcast Sportsnet Flyers First Round Coverage

COMCAST SPORTSNET PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCES FLYERS FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF ACTION

Live Games, Pre- and Postgame Programs and Online Exclusives Highlight Playoff Coverage

PHILADELPHIA (April 10, 2012) – Comcast SportsNet, the leader in local sports news, will have extended coverage of the Philadelphia Flyers on their quest for the 2012 Stanley Cup both on-air and at CSNPhilly.com. In addition to live game coverage, Comcast SportsNet will provide viewers with extensive pre and postgame coverage and analysis.

Throughout the playoffs, Flyers fans can catch the latest team developments, game previews and opposing team analysis from Lisa Hillary (@LHillaryCSN) on “Daily News Live,” “SportsNite,” “Flyers Pregame Live,” “Flyers Postgame Live,” and online at CSNPhilly.com. During the 2011-12 season, Flyers games ratings delivered double-digit increases on both Comcast SportsNet and The Comcast Network.

Cup Quest
Comcast SportsNet will air Flyers playoff specials beginning Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. with “Cup Quest.” The first show previews the Flyers first round match-up against the Pittsburgh Penguins. John Boruk (@JohnBorukCSN) will host and be joined by hockey experts including Tim Panaccio, Bill Clement, Al Morganti and Steve Coates. “Cup Quest” will air throughout the playoffs.

Live Game Coverage
Comcast SportsNet will air five of the possible seven Flyers games during the first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, all in high definition. The network will air “Flyers Pregame Live” and “Flyers Postgame Live” for all games, including nationally broadcast games.

Wednesday, April 11 – Game One
5 p.m. Daily News Live
6 p.m. SportsNite
6:30 p.m. Flyers Pregame Live
7:30 p.m. Flyers at Penguins
10 p.m. Flyers Postgame Live
10:30 p.m. SportsNite
1 a.m. SportsRise
*** Sixers vs. Raptors will air live on The Comcast Network at 7 p.m.
*** Phillies vs. Miami will air live on WPHL at 7 p.m.

Friday, April 13 – Game Two
5 p.m. Daily News Live
6 p.m. SportsNite
6:30 p.m. Flyers Pregame Live
7:30 p.m. Flyers at Penguins
10 p.m. Flyers Postgame Live
10:30 p.m. SportsNite
1 a.m. SportsRise
*** Sixers vs. Nets will air live on The Comcast Network at 7 p.m.
*** Phillies vs. Mets will air live on WPHL at 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 15 – Game Three
2 p.m. Flyers Pregame Live from the Cure Insurance Club
3 p.m. Flyers vs. Penguins live on NBC10
5:30 p.m. Flyers Postgame Live
6 p.m. SportsNite
10 p.m. SportsNite

Wednesday, April 18 – Game Four
5 p.m. Daily News Live
6 p.m. SportsNite
6:30 p.m. Flyers Pregame Live from the Cure Insurance Club
7:30 p.m. Flyers vs. Penguins
10 p.m. Flyers Postgame Live
10:30 p.m. SportsNite
1 a.m. SportsRise
***Sixers vs. Cavaliers will air live on The Comcast Network at 7 p.m.
***Phillies at Giants will air live on The Comcast Network at 10 p.m.

Friday, April 20 – Game Five (if necessary)
5 p.m. Daily News Live
6 p.m. SportsNite
6:30 p.m. Flyers Pregame Live
7:30 p.m. Flyers at Penguins
10 p.m. Flyers Postgame Live
10:30 p.m. SportsNite
1 a.m. SportsRise
*** Phillies vs. Padres will air live on The Comcast Network at 10 p.m.

Sunday, April 24 – Game Six (if necessary)
TBD Flyers vs. Penguins

Tuesday, April 26 – Game Seven (if necessary)
TBD Flyers at Penguins

Pre- and Postgame Coverage
In addition to live game coverage, Comcast SportsNet delivers pre and postgame coverage and analysis. Before every Flyers playoff game, viewers can catch the latest team developments, game previews and opposing team analysis on “Flyers Pregame Live.”

After every playoff game, fans get a game breakdown with stats and highlights, and a look ahead to the rest of the series on “Flyers Postgame Live.” Other features include coach Peter Laviolette’s press conference and reaction from the locker room. “Flyers Pregame Live” and “Flyers Postgame Live” are hosted by Michael Barkann (@mikencueCSN) with analysis provided by Steve Coates, Al Morganti, Ian Laperriere and Rick Tocchet.

“Flyers Pregame Live” will broadcast live from The Cure Insurance Club located in the Wells Fargo Center for all Flyers home playoff games. Viewers will also hear from fans watching the games at Xfinity Live! for all home and away games throughout the playoffs.

Digital/Social Media
CSNPhilly.com’s Flyers Insider Tim Panaccio (@TpanotchCSN) will have daily coverage of the Flyers playoffs, including breaking news, game previews and key match ups with extensive video and in-depth features. He will also provide live reports for “Daily News Live” and “SportsNite.” CSNPhilly.com columnist John Gonzalez (@GonzoCSN) and feature writer Sarah Baicker (@SBaickerCSN) will also contribute to the site throughout the playoffs.

CSNPhilly.com will also host special playoff editions of “Dropping the Gloves” with John Boruk and Tim Panaccio, as well as “Flyered Up” with Sarah Baicker. Fans can join the conversation by using the hashtag #FlyersTalk.