Madison Square Garden Network (MSG) announced last week that it will broadcast the 3D National Hockey League game on Wednesday March 24th.

The game will be the first live 3D sports broadcast and will feature a match-up between the New York Rangers and New York Islanders.

Longtime Rangers voice Kenny Albert will call the play-by-play, former Ranger Dave Maloney will serve as analyst, and Al Trautwig will serve as television host for the evening.

The game will be shot using 3D camera's from 3ality Digital and will be broadcast to paying customers at the Theater within Madison Square Garden.

The 3D telecast will also be carried by Cablevision and offered to MSG HD subscribers with compatible sets. MSG says it is in discussions with other pay-TV providers about carrying the 3D game.

The game will not be available in Canada in 3D.

"MSG has been a leader in delivering emerging technology to our viewers," said MSG Media president Michael Bair in a statement. "We were the first regular providers of high-definition sports telecasts with Knicks and Rangers games more than a decade ago, and we're excited to continue this tradition of providing the most innovative and creative telecasts to our audience."

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