30 Aug 2012 11:07 AM
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S 2012-2013 NHL REGULAR-SEASON TELEVISION SCHEDULE FEATURES OVER 100 GAMES ON NBC & NBC SPORTS NETWORK
 
 


NBC Sports Network Nationally Exclusive Wednesday Night Game Will Feature Some of the NHL’s Biggest Rivalries

NBC Sports Network again hosts All-Star Weekend

Hockey Day in America Expanded to Triple-Header with Doubleheader on NBC Followed by Evening Game on NBC Sports Network

NBC highlights include second annual Thanksgiving Friday game; NHL Winter Classic from Michigan Stadium; and weekly “Game of the Week” broadcasts beginning Jan. 20

Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings Scheduled for Nine Exclusive Appearances; New York Rangers Scheduled for 11; Pittsburgh Penguins 11; Buffalo Sabres 12; Detroit Red Wings 11; Philadelphia Flyers 11 and St. Louis Blues 12


NEW YORK (August 30, 2012) — The NBC Sports Group today announced its coverage plans for the 2012-13 NHL regular season, which include the following highlights:

  • More than 100 regular-season games on NBC and NBC Sports Network;
  • Wednesday night exclusive coverage featuring some of the league’s biggest rivalries;
  • The first ever Hockey Day in America tripleheader, including an evening game on NBC Sports Network between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers;
  • The second annual Thanksgiving Friday game, the 2012 Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown™, on NBC featuring the New York Rangers at the Boston Bruins;
  • The 2013 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on NBC featuring the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Detroit Red Wings from at Michigan Stadium at the University of Michigan, which has a capacity of more than 109,000.
  • NBC and the NBC Sports Network will combine to present nine games of the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, the most ever for the team on NBC Sports platforms.

OPENING NIGHTS: The season begins with a doubleheader on Thursday, October 11, when the Philadelphia Flyers host the Boston Bruins at 7 p.m. ET, immediately followed by the Colorado Avalanche at home against the St. Louis Blues at 10 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.

The newly crowned 2012 Stanley Cup Champion L.A. Kings will open their season with a banner raising live on Friday, October 12 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network prior to their game against the N.Y. Rangers at 10:30 p.m. ET. During the regular season, NBC and NBC Sports Network will air several exclusive games from the NHL teams, including nine featuring the LA Kings, the most ever for the team on NBC Sports platforms, 12 Boston Bruins games and 11 games from the NY Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins.

EXCLUSIVE NIGHTS: NBC Sports Network’s exclusive Wednesday night coverage will now feature the biggest rivalries in the NHL. The network will include a live pre- and post-game show before/after every telecast and will continue with NHL Live and NHL Overtime. The network will air exclusive coverage Wednesday nights, and then in January, add a second exclusive night on Sundays, giving NHL fans four straight nights of hockey action.

WEDNESDAY RIVALRIES: NBC Sports Network’s nationally exclusive Wednesday night window will feature some of the NHL’s top rivalries throughout the season. They include:

Wednesday, October 17

New York Rangers

New Jersey

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 31

Pittsburgh

Washington

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 14

Washington

New York Rangers

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 19

New Jersey

Philadelphia

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 16

St. Louis

Chicago

8 p.m.

Wednesday, January 30

Montreal

Detroit

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 13

Chicago

Detroit

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 20

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 27

Washington

Philadelphia

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 27

Montreal

Boston

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 3

Pittsburgh

New York Rangers

7:30 p.m.

THANKSGIVING: For the second consecutive year, NBC commences its broadcast coverage with a special match-up on Friday, November 23, at 1 p.m. ET, the day after Thanksgiving. The Boston Bruins, who have a Thanksgiving Friday tradition and hosted last year’s inaugural game on NBC, will host the N.Y. Rangers live from the TD Bank Garden in Boston.

NBC’s “GAME OF THE WEEK”: NBC will continue its national “Game of the Week” coverage on Sundays, debuting on January 20 with a battle between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks from United Center in Chicago.

HOCKEY DAY IN AMERICA: “Hockey Day in America” will celebrate America’s passion for hockey live from New York on Sunday, February 17, featuring nine hours of coverage and eight teams from some of the most avid U.S. hockey markets. The NBC Sports Group will broadcast three NHL games with the first two broadcasts, Detroit at Minnesota and Pittsburgh at Buffalo, airing regionally with staggered starts, followed by national coverage of Boston at Chicago at 3 p.m. ET. The final game that day will be between the Philadelphia Flyers and the N.Y. Rangers at 6 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.

ALL-STAR WEEKEND: NBC Sports Network will televise NHL All-Star weekend live from Columbus, Ohio on Jan. 26-27, 2013. Coverage includes the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft, NHL Skills Competition and the NHL All-Star Game.

NHL WINTER CLASSIC: The Detroit Red Wings will compete against longtime rivals the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2013 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic from Michigan Stadium on the University of Michigan campus on New Year’s Day, 2013 at 1 p.m. ET. The Maple Leafs will be the first Canadian team to participate in a Winter Classic. Michigan Stadium, also known as ‘The Big House,’ has a capacity for football of more than 109,000.

NBC 2012-13 NHL regular-season schedule (all times ET, subject to change):

Date

Away

Home

Time

Friday, November 23

New York Rangers

Boston

1 p.m.

Tuesday, January 1

Toronto

Detroit

1 p.m.

Sunday, January 20

Philadelphia

Chicago

12:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 3

Los Angeles

Washington

12:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 10

Los Angeles

Pittsburgh

12:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 17

Detroit

Minnesota

12:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 17

Pittsburgh

Buffalo

12:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 17

Boston

Chicago

3:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 3

Chicago

Detroit

12:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 10

Chicago

Philadelphia

3 p.m.

Sunday, March 17

Boston

Pittsburgh

12:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 31

Boston

Philadelphia

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 7

Washington

Pittsburgh

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 13

New York Rangers

Philadelphia

3 p.m.

NBC Sports Network 2012-13 NHL regular-season schedule (all times ET, subject to change):

Date

Away

Home

Time

Thursday, October 11

Boston

Philadelphia

7 p.m.

Thursday, October 11

St. Louis

Colorado

10 p.m.

Friday, October 12

New York Rangers

Los Angeles

10:30 p.m.

Monday, October 15

Florida

Washington

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 16

Detroit

Buffalo

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 17

New York Rangers

New Jersey

7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 22

Florida

New York Islanders

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 23

Detroit

Columbus

7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 24

New Jersey

Buffalo

7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 29

Washington

Minnesota

8 p.m.

Tuesday, October 30

Los Angeles

St. Louis

8 p.m.

Wednesday, October 31

Pittsburgh

Washington

7:30 p.m.

Monday, November 5

Pittsburgh

Chicago

8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 7

Pittsburgh

Toronto

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 13

Dallas

Detroit

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 14

Washington

New York Rangers

7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 15

Monday, November 19

San Jose

Pittsburgh

Dallas

Detroit

8 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 20

Montreal

New Jersey

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 21

Tampa Bay

Carolina

7:30 p.m.

Monday, November 26

Minnesota

Pittsburgh

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 27

New Jersey

Boston

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 28

Chicago

Minnesota

8 p.m.

Monday, December 3

Buffalo

Toronto

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 4

San Jose

Buffalo

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 5

New York Rangers

Washington

7:30 p.m.

Monday, December 10

Boston

Detroit

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 11

Pittsburgh

Washington

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 12

Minnesota

St. Louis

8 p.m.

Monday, December 17

Buffalo

Montreal

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 18

Phoenix

St. Louis

8 p.m.

Wednesday, December 19

New Jersey

Philadelphia

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 26

Washington

Buffalo

7:30 p.m.

Monday, December 31

New York Rangers

Florida

7 p.m.

Wednesday, January 2

New York Rangers

Chicago

8 p.m.

Sunday, January 6

Detroit

Chicago

8 p.m.

Tuesday, January 8

Tampa Bay

Pittsburgh

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 9

Boston

Buffalo

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 13

Boston

New York Rangers

7:30 p.m.

Monday, January 14

Dallas

Colorado

9 p.m.

Tuesday, January 15

Anaheim

Minnesota

8 p.m.

Wednesday, January 16

St. Louis

Chicago

8 p.m.

Thursday, January 17

San Jose

Minnesota

8 p.m.

Sunday, January 20

Detroit

St. Louis

12:30 or 7:30 p.m.

Monday, January 21

Los Angeles

Nashville

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 22

San Jose

St. Louis

8 p.m.

Wednesday, January 23

Colorado

Dallas

8 p.m.

Tuesday, January 29

Boston

St. Louis

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 30

Montreal

Detroit

7:30 p.m.

Monday, February 4

Boston

Colorado

9 p.m.

Tuesday, February 5

Los Angeles

Buffalo

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 6

Buffalo

Boston

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 10

Detroit

St. Louis

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 12

Pittsburgh

Philadelphia

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 13

Chicago

Detroit

7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 14

San Jose

Tampa Bay

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 17

Philadelphia

New York Rangers

6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 19

Detroit

Chicago

8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 20

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 24

Tampa Bay

Pittsburgh

7:30 p.m.

Monday, February 25

New York Rangers

Philadelphia

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 26

Buffalo

Tampa Bay

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 27

Washington

Philadelphia

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 3

Pittsburgh

St. Louis

7:30 p.m.

Monday, March 4

Montreal

Boston

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5

Tampa Bay

New Jersey

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6

Colorado

Chicago

8 p.m.

Sunday, March 10

Boston

Washington

7:30 p.m.

Monday, March 11

Colorado

Los Angeles

10 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12

Phoenix

Minnesota

8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 13

Philadelphia

New Jersey

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 17

Buffalo

Washington

7:30 p.m.

Monday, March 18

San Jose

Dallas

8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 19

Phoenix

Nashville

8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 20

New York Rangers

Detroit

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 24

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

7:30 p.m.

Monday, March 25

Los Angeles

Dallas

8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26

Buffalo

Tampa Bay

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 27

Montreal

Boston

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 31

Chicago

Detroit

7:30 p.m.

Monday, April 1

Minnesota

Chicago

8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2

Nashville

St. Louis

8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 3

Pittsburgh

New York Rangers

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 7

St. Louis

Detroit

7:30 p.m.

Monday, April 8

Buffalo

Toronto

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 9

Los Angeles

Dallas

8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10

Boston

New Jersey

7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 11

Dallas

Minnesota

8 p.m.

Saturday, April 13

Boston

Buffalo

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 13

San Jose

Phoenix

9 p.m.

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