SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) have announced multi-platform coverage for the team's Second Round playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche, which includes Games 1-4, along with Games 5-7 (if necessary).
Venerable play-by-play announcer Dan Rusanowsky (@DanRusanowsky), along with former Sharks forward Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) and 17-year NHL veteran Bret Hedican (@BretHedican) will lead the team's local coverage on 98.5 (KUFX-FM) and the San Jose Sharks Radio Network (the Sharks pre-game show will air live in its entirety on KFOX starting ½ hour before every game). Baker and Hedican will join Rusanowsky for a three-man broadcast team for all Second Round playoff games at SAP Center and they will alternate for road games.
Games 1-4 of the series will be carried nationally on television by NBC Sports Network (NBCSN).
In addition, all Sharks home playoff games will include a Spanish language audio broadcast. The Spanish audio call can be heard on the Sharks + SAP Center App. Calling the action will be Bay Area resident Ambrosio Rico, who has extensive experience calling professional sports, including seven seasons (2001-05 - 2017-present) as color analyst for the Oakland Raiders Spanish broadcast.
Prior to the NBCSN broadcast, Sharks Playoff Live will air on NBC Sports California and the "MyTeams by NBC Sports" App and provide viewers with a breakdown of the day's match-up, insightful analysis, and interviews with Sharks coaches and players right up to puck drop.
Immediately following the game, Sharks Playoff Live will provide in-depth Sharks-Avalanche analysis, complete game highlights, a live look at Coach Peter DeBoer's press conference, interviews and a preview of the next game.
The shows will be anchored by 13-time regional Emmy Award-winner Brodie Brazil, 12-year NHL veteran Curtis Brown and former Sharks right wing Devin Setoguchi (home games), with additional analysis provided by the Sharks broadcast team: Baker and Hedican.
Sharks Morning Skate, a live multi-platform game-day show hosted by Sharks announcers and analysts, will be presented throughout the Sharks-Avalanche series on Facebook Live. Sharks Morning Skate will deliver a complete game-day analysis, the latest team developments, insider reports and Stanley Cup Playoff news and analysis. Fans will have the opportunity to interact with the hosts during the shows on Facebook Live.
Visit NBCSportsCalifornia.com and follow @NBCSAuthentic and @NBCSSharks on Twitter for air dates/times and channel locations for Sharks Playoff Central and Morning Skate Live.
"Morning Tide With Ted Ramey," a 30-45 minute podcast that will be available across all of the Sharks digital platforms the morning following each of the Sharks 2019 playoff games, will also continue. "Morning Tide With Ted Ramey," features Sharks analysis, reactions to playoff games, exclusive interviews and more. Ramey (@TedRameyMedia), a Bay Area native and life-long Sharks fan, has served as the play-by-play voice of the San Jose Earthquakes for the past six seasons. He has also been a staple on Bay Area sports radio, including KCBS, KNBR, and 107.7 The Bone, amongst others.