FSN, the exclusive rights holder to Pittsburgh Penguins regional hockey game telecasts, announced today it will telecast a minimum of 71 contests in the 2010-11 National Hockey League regular season, all of which will be produced and available in high definition. FSN begins its telecasts season on Sat., October 9 when the Penguins host the Montreal Canadiens at the Consol Energy Center. Penguins FACEOFF Presented by Trib Total Media LIVE from the new arena is set for 6:30pm.
“FSN Pittsburgh and the Penguins are coming off our highest rated regular season and playoff year of all time on the network. We look forward to celebrating the opening of the arena, this new era in Penguins hockey and more record breaking ratings with the team, our partners and the fans this fall,” said FSN Senior Vice President & General Manager Ted Black.
All 82 of the Penguins NHL games will be televised with a minimum 71 games regionally on FSN Pittsburgh. Versus plans to carry seven games nationally highlighted by the season’s home opener on October 7. In addition, the Penguins can be selected for up to four regular season games on NBC, including the 2011 Winter Classic at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. The NHL will offer flexible scheduling again this season for NBC.
Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey return as the voices of Penguins Hockey on FSN. Before every game, FSN will feature Penguins FACEOFF Presented by Trib Total Media with StarKist Penguins Postgame wrapping up the live event telecast. FSN will continue the popular Penguins Instant Replay, a two-hour replay of the game, as well as the 30-minute Penguins Rewind for most games this season.