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Islanders-Panthers to be broadcast on WFAN or WCBS

New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano speaks

New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano speaks to center John Tavares (91) during practice on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, before Game 1 of their playoff series against the Florida Panthers on Thursday. Photo Credit: Andrew Theodorakis

The Islanders will have their playoff games for the first round broadcast on either WFAN 660 AM/101.9 FM or WCBS Newsradio 880, the team announced on Wednesday morning.

The broadcasts will start with Thursday night’s Game 1 in Florida against the Panthers on WCBS 880. The game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

Islanders Radio Network broadcasters Chris King and Greg Picker will perform play-by-play and analyst duties.

“We are thrilled to partner with CBS RADIO to provide the Islanders with widespread exposure during the team’s Stanley Cup Playoff games,” Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, said in a statement. “We are excited to deliver great playoff action to fans throughout the tri-state area.”

After playing the first two games of the series in Florida, the Islanders return to Brooklyn for Game 3 at the Barclays Center at 8 p.m. WFAN will broadcast live from Barclays Center with a two-hour pre-game show anchored by Boomer Esiason and Chris Moore beginning at 6 p.m.

The full broadcast schedule:

Game 1: Thursday at Florida, 8 p.m. — WCBS

Game 2: Friday at Florida, 7:30 p.m. — WCBS

Game 3: Sunday at Barclays Center, 8 p.m. — WFAN

Game 4: April 20 at Barclays Center, 8 p.m. — WCBS

Game 5 (if necessary): April 22 at Florida, time TBA — WCBS

Game 6 (if necessary): April 24 at Barclays Center, times TBA — WFAN or WCBS

Game 7 (if necessary): April 26 at Florida, time TBA — WCBS


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