– Quinn, DeBrusk, Principe and Remenda return to Oilers broadcast team on Sportsnet –
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TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - With the first puck drop at Rogers Place around the corner, Sportsnet is gearing up to deliver exclusive English-language TV coverage of the Edmonton Oilers 2018-19 regular season. As Canada's home of hockey, Sportsnet will air all 82 Oilers games – 39 national matchups and 43 regional broadcasts – this season. Coverage gets underway Sportsnet kick off on Saturday, Oct. 6 when the Oilers meet Taylor Hall and the New Jersey Devils in Gothenburg, Sweden at 11 a.m. MTon Sportsnet, Sportsnet NOW and Rogers NHL Live (see full regular season schedule below).
Regional Broadcasts This season, Sportsnet West will be home to 40 of the 43 regional Oilers broadcasts with the remaining matchups available on Sportsnet Oilers, the Sportsnet ONE companion channel. The regional Oilers broadcast schedule on Sportsnet begins Thursday, Oct. 11 when Edmonton meets the Boston Bruins at 5 p.m. MTon Sportsnet Oilers, Sportsnet NOW and Rogers NHL Live.
Returning for another season, announcer Kevin Quinn has the play-by-play call alongside Hockey Night in Canadaanalyst Louie DeBrusk. Rounding out the broadcast team in Edmonton, host Gene Principe anchors the Sportsnet panel from Rogers Place alongside analyst Drew Remenda, who will also call select Oilers games throughout the season.
Highlights from Sportsnet's Edmonton Oilers regional broadcast coverage include:
10 all-Canadian matchups, including three games apiece against Winnipeg and Vancouver.
12 showdowns against Pacific Division rivals, including one game against the Western Conference Champion Vegas Golden Knights.
A matchup against the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals.
National Broadcasts Sportsnet will be home to 39 national Edmonton Oilers games this regular season. Available to viewers coast-to-coast, Sportsnet's national Oilers broadcast schedule includes:
15 appearances on Hockey Night in Canada, including three "Battle of Alberta" face-offs against division rival Calgary Flames.
Four Sunday showdowns on Rogers Hometown Hockey, including an all-Canadian matchup against Montreal anchored by a pre-game show from Leduc, AB on February 3.
Three featured matchups on Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey, including a showdown with Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins on February 13.
Digital The ultimate online destination, Sportsnet.ca and the Sportsnet app deliver the content that matters most to Oilers fans in Canada, serving up the latest updates, scores and analysis at home and on the road. Insider Mark Spector returns to the Oilers beat to deliver columns and features on Edmonton players, coaches and executives throughout the season. Spector will also make regular appearances on the Sportsnet Radio Network and Sportsnet Central.
NHL on Sportsnet In addition to 82 Edmonton Oilers broadcasts, Sportsnet will deliver exclusive coverage of more than 450 national and regional NHL games this season. In addition to delivering premium Canadian matchups, Sportsnet's 2018-19 national broadcast schedule showcases the biggest events of the NHL season, including the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic™ on January 1 and the 19th annual Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada on February 9. Sportsnet will also deliver exclusive coverage of the 2019 NHL All-Star Game from San Jose, the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffsand the2019 Stanley Cup Final.
As Canada's Home of Hockey and the exclusive English-language national broadcast rights holder of NHL games in Canada, Sportsnet is also the official regional television broadcast rights holder for the Calgary Flames (including radio rights on Sportsnet 960 The FAN), Toronto Maple Leafs (including radio rights on Sportsnet 590 The FAN) and Vancouver Canucks (including radio rights on Sportsnet 650).
2018-19 Edmonton Oilers Broadcast Schedule * Start times reflect pre-game coverage where applicable **Channel allocations for Hockey Night in Canada to be announced on a weekly basis ** All games will also be available on Sportsnet NOW and Rogers NHL LIVE *** NHL restrictions apply to all regional broadcasts
Saturday, Oct. 6, Edmonton @ New Jersey, 11 a.m. MT / 1 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet)
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