Behind the Scenes at MSG Network
This past weekend I had the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at MSG Network’s television coverage of a hockey game, the New Jersey Devils’ Game 2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Photos by Avi Gerver, ©Madison Square Garden, Inc.
Steve Cangialosi, Devils analyst and play-by-play announcer, studies statistics from the previous game and playoff matchups around the league in the studio several hours before the start of the game:
Stan Fischler, an analyst known as “The Hockey Maven,” shares one of his always entertaining stories with MSG Network cameramen:
Chico Resch, Devils analyst and play-by-play announcer, spends time in the production truck selecting highlights from the previous game to use in his broadcast:
Steve Cangialosi gets ready to go on the air for the pre-game show:
Analyst Ken Daneyko, who was a Devils defenseman for 19 seasons, on air with Steve Cangialosi for the pre-game show:
Stan Fischler takes a break from broadcasting a pre-game segment with Ken Daneyko:
Stan Fischler interviews Devils alternate captain Zach Parise outside the locker room in between periods:
Chico Resch studies game footage in the broadcast booth shortly before the start of the second period:
Winning goaltender Martin Brodeur of the Devils is interviewed by Stan Fischler in the post-game show:
After the game, Stan Fischler interviews Patrick Elias of the Devils in the locker room. With his three points in the game, Elias is third in the NHL among active players with 116 career playoff points.