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Islanders Broadcasters, MSG Networks Talent Well Represented in Playoffs

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It’s been a one-way train to serious-ville over the last few days on Long Island. With Monday’s shocking news of Barry Trotz being relieved of his duties as head coach to general manager Lou Lamoriello and his serious stare as he virtually attended the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday, it’s been a tense start to the week.

So let’s dial it down a bit.

If you are a hockey-holic like me, you have been tuning in for as many of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoff games as you can get your eyes on. You got one game going on the T.V., one streaming on the laptop, another on your phone…just me?

And from one network to another, you may recognize some of the voices as a slew of MSG Network’s on-air talent have been involved in playoff broadcasts. A handful of them reign from the Islanders side of things.

New York Islanders play-by-play announcer Brendan Burke has been calling games on TNT all season long and has continued to do so this postseason. And he brought a friend with him for these National playoff games, as Islanders color commentator Butch Goring has joined him in the booth, a dynamic duo if you will.

Like an infomercial, “But wait, there’s more!”

New York Islanders host and reporter Shannon Hogan has been involved in postseason coverage as well, working the Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes series on TNT.

 

Former NHLer turned analyst Anson Carter, who has become a favorite on Islanders broadcasts, has been involved on TNT throughout the season and as well during the playoffs. You can usually find him sitting with Liam McHugh, Paul Bissonette, Wayne Gretzky, and Rick Tocchet during TNT intermissions.

We are not done yet.

MSG Networks A.J. Mleczko, who joined the ESPN team with their reinstallment of NHL coverage this season, has continued to work this postseason as a studio analyst.

The Islanders team is not the only one’s from MSG representing the network on the big stages. New Jersey Devils studio analyst, and former Devils captain, Bryce Salvador, along with Devils host Erika Wachter are both working on TNT.

For the New York Rangers side of things, Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti have stayed local, of course, as the Rangers are the only local team in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. They will be on the call with the Rangers on the brink of elimination for Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.

Whether you watch the New York Islanders, the New York Rangers, or the New Jersey Devils, it’s pretty cool to see the amount of local on-air talent on the big stage this postseason.

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