Turner Sports Announces Broadcast Schedule For Opening Week Of NHL’s 2021-22 Regular Season

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TNT will launch its coverage of the NHL’s 2021-22 regular season Wednesday.

The network’s inaugural season with the NHL is scheduled to open with a double header schedule. Up first on Wednesday’s slate is an Eastern Conference matchup between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals. Puck drop is slated for 7:30 p.m.

The night’s second game will see the Colorado Avalanche hosting the Chicago Blackhawks at 10 p.m. ET.

NHL on TNT Face Off Presented by Verizon will open the night at 7 p.m. ET. The pre-game broadcast will air live from TNT’s new state-of-the-art studio in Atlanta, GA. Liam McHugh will anchor the broadcast. NHL legend Wayne “The Great One” Gretzky will join McHugh for additional commentary along with fellow NHL veteran Anson Carter, three-time Stanley Cup Champion Rick Tochet and veteran hockey star Paul Bissonette.

Kenny Albert will call the early game. He will be joined by analyst Eddie Olczyk and rinkside reporter Keith Jones. Brendan Burke will have the call for the late game. Analyst Darren Pang will join him for additional commentary while 2013 Stanley Cup Champion/15-year NHL veteran Jamal Mayers provides the game’s biggest headlines.

Additionally, retired NHL official will join the in-studio broadcast team for additional insight and analysis into each game.

More information on Turner Sports’ NHL coverage is available along with all of the company’s headlines at https://twitter.com/TurnerSportsPR.

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ESPN Announces Nominees For 2013 ESPYS, Voting Open Now

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The nominations are out and the voting has officially begun for this year’s annual ESPY Awards.  In preparation of the annual celebration, Pardon The Interruption hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon will host The ESPY Nomination Special next Monday, July 1st at 8pm EST on ESPN2.  Among this year’s nominees are: Drew Brees, Miguel Cabrera, the Chicago Blackhawks, Olympic medal winner Gabby Douglas, Superbowl champion Joe Flaco of the Baltimore Ravens, and many, many more.

Voting for candidates is open now.  Voting for all categories except “Best Team” will close on the day of the show, Wednesday, July 17th at 9pm.  Fans can cast their vote for categories such as: “Best Male Athlete”, “Best Female Athlete”, “Best Championship Performance”, “Best Breakthrough Athlete” and many others.  Fans can vote online at http://www.ESPN.com/ESPYS up to the start of this year’s awards show.  The “Best Team” category is shifting this year to a Twitter exclusive vote at the beginning of the awards show.  Fans will be able to vote via Twitter throughout the show using hashtag #ESPYSBestTeam and the voter’s favorite team name.  vote from Twitter and ESPYS.com will be gathered at the show’s end to determine the winner of this category.

For more on the ESPYS, fans can go online to http://www.ESPN.com/ESPYS or the official ESPN Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/ESPN.

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