Penguins Return on ROOT SPORTS with Preseason Games & 50 Hours Penguins Programming

ROOT SPORTS  announced today it will produce and distribute over 70 Pittsburgh Penguins games during the 2016-17 National Hockey League regular season, beginning with the team’s game Saturday, October 15th against the Anaheim Ducks at CONSOL Energy Center.  Coverage starts at 6:00PM with a special one-hour Pregame. Prior to the start of the 2016-17 season, ROOT SPORTS  will produce a total of four (4) preseason games, with two airing on the regional sports network and two airing on WPCW:

Friday, September 30vs. Chicago Blackhawks7:00PMWPCW
Sunday, October 2@ Columbus Blue Jackets4:00PMWPCW
Wednesday, October 5vs. Detroit Red Wings7:00PM


Saturday, October 8vs. Columbus Blue Jackets3:00PM


Paul Steigerwald, Bob Errey and Dan Potash will return as the voices of Penguins Hockey with Steigerwald doing play-by-play, Errey providing color commentary and Potash resuming as the Penguins sideline reporter.  In addition, Jay Caulfield, Rob King, Stan Savran and Robby Incmikoski will provide game analysis and insight during ROOT SPORTS’  Penguins Pregame Presented by Levin Furniture and Mattress, game intermissions and Penguins Postgame presented by Allegheny Health Network.

In honor of the Pittsburgh Penguins 50th Anniversary presented by UPMC, ROOT SPORTS  will also commemorate 50 years of Penguins hockey this season starting October 3rd by airing 50 hours of Penguins programming in prime time leading up to the Penguins season opener. The 50 hours will consist of classic games, including all four games in which the Penguins won the Stanley Cup, Penguins Preseason games and live shows, including a Penguins 50 Hour kick-off show, a rivalries show and Live from Penguins FanFest on October 9th.

For a complete schedule of Penguins 50 Hours programming, please click here.

For the complete and printable 2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins TV Schedule on ROOT SPORTS, please click here.



ROOT SPORTS  is the television home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins.  The network reaches approximately 3.2 million households across five states and delivers more than 350 live events each year – all of which are available in high definition.  ROOT SPORTS  Pittsburgh is owned and operated by AT&T Sports Networks, which operates regional sports networks in the Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions. The four networks combined reach approximately 13 million households across 22 states and own exclusive rights to produce and distribute live events from more than 25 teams and conferences.