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Nov 21, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators center Cody Glass (8) celebrates with teammates after scoring the winning goal in the shootout against the Arizona Coyotes at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

NASHVILLE – Bally Sports South will add an additional element to its Nashville Predators telecast on Friday, November 25 with broadcaster Chris Mason providing analysis from between the team benches for the Predators home game against the Colorado Avalanche.  

Mason will be stationed at center ice to provide a unique perspective of team dynamics, player performance, bench reactions and more throughout the game. Mason will share insight with play-by-play announcer Willy Daunic and analyst Hal Gill, who will both be in the normal broadcast location, as well as reporter Kara Hammer

Gill, who normally is the analyst for Predators LIVE pre- and postgame shows will continue to sit on the desk for those shows as well as intermissions on Friday alongside host Lyndsay Rowley

It will be the first of four games on the 2022-23 schedule with Mason placed between the benches. The next will be December 13 when the Predators host the Edmonton Oilers. Coverage will begin at 6:30 p.m. CT.

How To Watch: Between the Benches – Colorado Avalanche at Nashville Predators

When: Friday, November 25

Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.

Time: Coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. CT

Network: Bally Sports South

Streaming: BallySports.com, Bally Sports app, Bally Sports+

Social Media: @PredsOnBally

Bally Sports South will have back-to-back Predators games as the team hosts the Columbus Blue Jackets for Saturday Night in Smashville with coverage starting at 6:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, November 26. 

Hockey Hall of Famer Peter Forsberg, who played 19 years of professional hockey and 13 seasons in the NHL, will be a special guest during the telecast. Forsberg was named one of the 100 greatest NHL players of all-time by the NHL in 2017 after winning two Stanley Cups with the Avalanche. He played the bulk of his career for Colorado after starting with the franchise for one season in Quebec in 1994-95. He played two seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers and a portion of the 2006-07 season with the Nashville Predators.  

How To Watch: Saturday Night in Smashville – Columbus Blue Jackets at Nashville Predators

When: Saturday, November 26

Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.

Time: Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. CT

Network: Bally Sports South

Streaming: BallySports.com, Bally Sports app, Bally Sports+

Social Media: @PredsOnBally

Predators telecasts are widely available throughout Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Georgia through cable, satellite and over-the-top providers, including AT&T U-verse, DIRECTV, DIRECTV STREAM and Spectrum. 

About Bally Sports South

Bally Sports South – a Diamond Sports Group-owned regional sports network – is the local destination for sports fans across the Southeast, producing 750+ live events while televising 2600+ live events and studio shows annually. Home to the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Dream, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta United, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators, and Atlantic Coast Conference, the networks are widely distributed across Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Game telecasts can also be streamed on www.ballysports.com and the Bally Sports app. For more regional sports content, follow @BallySportsSO on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

About Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators became the National Hockey League’s 27th team on May 4, 1998 and have evolved from a young expansion franchise into a staple of the Middle Tennessee community in the years since. The team strives each season to reach its One Goal: becoming a Stanley Cup Champion hockey team while making Bridgestone Arena the number one sports and entertainment venue in the United States. In 2020 alone, with One Goal in mind, the Nashville Predators organization drove approximately $5.5 million in life-changing funds to assist a wide variety of relief efforts, non-profit organizations and individuals in need. On the ice, the team has seen historic success in recent seasons, qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs eight straight times, a run headlined by a trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 2017, winning the Presidents’ Trophy in 2017-18, and earning a second consecutive Central Division title in 2018-19. For more information on the Nashville Predators, game schedule and ticket availability, please go to NashvillePredators.com.