Toronto, ON – It's going to be a starry, starry night when the NHL's hottest players arrive in Montreal for the 57th NHL All-Star Game this weekend, and TSN is there – on site, on TV, online and on Mobile – providing fans with extensive coverage of All-Star Weekend.
SPORTSCENTRE, MOLSON THAT'S HOCKEY, OFF THE RECORD and TSN THE REPORTERS WITH DAVE HODGE are live, on location directly outside Montreal's Bell Centre, bringing viewers all the latest news, highlights, results and interviews surrounding the NHL's mid-season classic and the Montreal Canadiens' Centennial celebrations. Encore presentations of all TSN All-Star Weekend programming will air on TSN2, while ESPN CLASSIC salutes the Montreal Canadiens with its Habs 100 Weekend from January 23 to 25.
SPORTSCENTRE has daily coverage leading up to and throughout All-Star Weekend with extensive pre- and post-All-Star Game reports, beginning tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 22). James Duthie hosts the NHL ON TSN panel live alongside analyst Pierre McGuire and Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. SPORTSCENTRE's John Lu and Brent Wallace are filing daily reports.
Thursday, in celebration of the Canadiens' 100th anniversary, TSN reveals the 20 members selected to its Ultimate Canadiens Team. The squad consists of current and former Habs and is organized along the lines of a real team featuring starting and backup goalies, three defence pairs, plus first and second scoring lines, a checking line and an energy line. The Ultimate Canadiens Team will be announced tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 22) on SPORTSCENTRE at 6:30pm et and online at TSN.ca.
MOLSON THAT'S HOCKEY is on site in Montreal on Friday, Jan. 23, with host Gino Reda delivering in-depth coverage and expert analysis on the biggest news stories and events from NHL All-Star Weekend. Reda is joined by McGuire, Dreger and additional guests when MOLSON THAT'S HOCKEY airs live at 7pm et.
OFF THE RECORD is also travelling to Montreal, as host Michael Landsberg is on location outside Bell Centre tomorrow and Friday, Jan. 23 for two episodes. The daily sports talk show, which airs at 6pm et, is featuring key NHL movers and shakers debating the hot-button issues in the world of hockey.
TSN THE REPORTERS WITH DAVE HODGE rounds out the network's comprehensive All-Star Weekend coverage on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 10:30 am et, featuring Dave Hodge and his panel of reporters – Toronto Star's Damien Cox, Sports Illustrated's Michael Farber and La Presse's François Gagnon – live on location in la Belle Province.
TSN.ca continues to tee up the star-studded spectacular with starting lineups and rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference All-Star teams, along with previews, highlights, reports, features, interviews and video Ice Chips on the TSN Video Player throughout All-Star Weekend. Fans can also get behind-the-scenes access to the weekend's festivities with online photo galleries and columns and blogs by TSN's hockey experts.
In addition, fans on-the-go can keep tabs on all their favourite NHL all-stars with up-to-the-minute All-Star Weekend news on TSN MOBILE – the portable version of TSN's industry-leading sports website, TSN.ca, accessible on any wireless device with Internet capabilities. Fans can also sign up for TSN Text Alerts for breaking news delivered directly to their wireless device.
Finally, ESPN CLASSIC salutes the Montreal Canadiens with its Habs 100 Weekend from January 23 to 25, featuring a collection of historic games that includes the Canadiens' 1965 Stanley Cup victory and memorable Eastern Conference quarter-final comeback against Boston in 2004. ESPN CLASSIC is also airing a series of vignettes acknowledging some of the greatest moments and players in Canadiens history in celebration of the storied franchise's 100 years of hockey. The broadcast schedule is as follows:
Friday, Jan. 23
-7pm et: 1965 Stanley Cup Final: Game 7 – Chicago @ Montreal
-9pm et: 1975 Super Series: The Red Army vs. Montreal
-11pm et: 1976 Stanley Cup Final: Game 4 – Montreal @ Philadelphia
Saturday, Jan. 24
-1am et: 1977 Stanley Cup Final: Game 4 – Montreal @ Boston
-9am et: 1979 Stanley Cup Semifinal: Game 7 – Boston @ Montreal
-11am et: 1984 Wales Conference Quarter-final: Game 6 – Quebec @ Montreal
-1pm et: 1986 Wales Conference Quarter-final: Game 3 – Montreal @ NY Rangers
-3pm et: 1986 Stanley Cup Final: Game 2 – Montreal @ Calgary
-5pm et: The Closing of Montreal Forum
Sunday, Jan. 25
-Midnight et: 1993 Wales Conference Quarter-final: Game 5 – Montreal @ Quebec
-2am et: 1993 Stanley Cup Final: Game 2 – L.A. @ Montreal
-Noon et: 1993 Stanley Cup Final: Game 5 – L.A. @ Montreal
-2pm et: 2004 Eastern Conference Quarter-final: Game 7 – Montreal @ Boston