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NHL Network announced new schedule with owned broadcasts. 

Over the weekend, NHL Network announced a 16-game weekend slate of games that will be produced with a unique broadcast crew. The first game will be this coming Sunday’s game between the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers.

The Devils and Boston Bruins will be featured four times, leading the league.

What makes these game broadcasts unique is NHL Network will produce the games; since 2008, the network has aired games using the call from one of the two team’s local broadcast. The games will be called from the NHL Network studio in Secaucus, N.J.

Stephen Nelson is going to handle the play-by-play duties. He handled the duties for this season’s World Junior Championships.

Mike Rupp, Brian Lawton, Dave Reid and Kevin Weekes will share the role as in-game analysts.

Five of the 16 games have been announced. The other 11 games and the crew calling them will be announced at a later rime.

Nelson and Rupp will work the Feb. 6 game between the Rangers and Devils. Nelson and Weekes will work the Feb. 27 game between the Devils and Washington Capitals.


Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.