The Buffalo Sabres and MSG Networks today announced the 2016-17 telecast schedule, with 74 games set to air exclusively on MSG, including the team's opening-night matchup against the Montreal Canadians on Thursday, Oct. 13. The remaining eight games will be broadcast on NBCSN.
All Sabres telecasts on MSG Networks are produced and broadcast by the team's in-house broadcasting team and feature the Sabres broadcasters and analysts exclusively.
Calling the action on MSG telecasts are Foster Hewitt Award winner and Sabres Hall-of-Famer Rick Jeanneret, who embarks on his 45th year behind the microphone in 2016-17, and veteran broadcaster Dan Dunleavy, who returns for his fourth season with the Sabres' broadcast team. Rob Ray, a 13-year veteran of Sabres broadcasts, is in his fifth season as the full-time color analyst.
Brian Duff, who joined the Sabres broadcast team in 2011-12, will again serve as the full-time in-game host for all Sabres broadcasts on MSG. Veteran broadcaster Brad May will once again be a mainstay across all Sabres platforms in 2016-17, providing in-depth analysis before, during and after games.
In June, the Sabres and MSG Networks announced a new, long-term rights agreement for Buffalo Sabres games and a comprehensive programming partnership for the creation of new content relating to the Sabres and other Pegula Sports and Entertainment properties, such as the Buffalo Bills, for exhibition by MSG Networks in Western New York.
Download the schedule HERE (PDF).