August 25, 2010 6 Comments
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Hockey Media News, Cutting Through the Nonsense
Toronto, ON (August 25, 2010) – Hockey lives here! With the most nationally-televised NHL regular season games in Canada, TSN and TSN2 deliver Canada’s favourite pastime to fans from coast to coast with its 124-game NHL ON TSN broadcast schedule for the 2010-11 regular season. All games are available nationally in High Definition. Games and highlights are also available on demand on TSN.ca.
This year’s combined 124-game national broadcast package is part of TSN and TSN2’s multi-year broadcast and digital rights agreement with the NHL. A total of 76 regular season games will air on TSN, with 70 games featuring at least one Canadian team. TSN also retains exclusivity of WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY, during which there are no other national or local NHL telecasts.
TSN2’s regular season schedule features 48 live NHL games showcasing non-Canadian teams. In addition, TSN and TSN2 have pre-season action featuring all six Canadian clubs.
“As we saw with our regular season audiences last year, Canadian fans are watching the NHL more than ever. With 124 games this year, TSN and TSN2 will ensure fans across the country are well-served with a broadcast package that has the most nationally-televised NHL regular season games in Canada,” said Stewart Johnston, President, TSN. “In addition to live games, Canadian hockey fans also receive all-encompassing coverage of their favourite NHL teams on all of TSN’s broadcast, digital, online and mobile platforms.”
Regular season coverage on TSN gets underway on Thursday, Oct. 7 – opening day – with an NHL Premiere game from Europe, as the Carolina Hurricanes take on the Minnesota Wild at 12 noon ET in Helsinki, Finland. In total, TSN has four NHL games from Europe to kick off the regular season.
TSN then hits the ice closer to home with its first WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY broadcast of the year featuring doubleheader action on October 13 with Toronto @ Pittsburgh at 7:30 p.m. ET immediately followed by Vancouver @ Anaheim at 10 p.m. ET.
TSN2 has NHL action on Tuesday, Oct. 12 with Colorado @ Detroit at 7:30 p.m. ET. (See broadcast schedule below.)
Highlights of the NHL ON TSN schedule include three all-Canadian match-ups featuring Edmonton @ Montreal and Vancouver @ Calgary on December 1, and Ottawa @ Montreal on December 7. Headlining the NHL ON TSN’s Canadian team coverage during the regular season is Toronto with 17 appearances, followed by Montreal with 16, Ottawa with 12, and 10 appearances each for Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton featuring #1 overall draft pick Taylor Hall.
Additional highlights of the NHL ON TSN regular season schedule include:
· 12 Original Six match-ups
· 10 games featuring Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks
· 14 games featuring Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals
· 10 doubleheaders on TSN
· Dany Heatley’s highly-anticipated return to Ottawa with the San Jose Sharks on December 2
· Continued exclusivity of WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY, during which there are no other national or local NHL telecasts
TSN delivered impressive audiences for the NHL during the 2009-10 regular season. With 71 games featuring Canadian teams, TSN averaged 714,000 viewers – the highest average audience ever recorded for NHL regular season games on TSN.† Audience levels also increased in all key advertising demographics for TSN compared to the 2008-09 NHL regular season.
As part of its broadcast rights agreement with the league, TSN has exclusive Canadian specialty television rights for national English-language broadcast and digital coverage of NHL games. Once again, TSN has coverage of the first three rounds of the STANLEY CUP® PLAYOFFS, exclusive Canadian coverage of the NHL DRAFT LOTTERY and NHL ENTRY DRAFT, and a suit
August 25, 2010 1 Comment
Get your calendars out hockey fans and start circling the dates – CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA returns this September with a total of 29 all-Canadian match-ups and the game’s biggest stars, announcing an 87-game broadcast schedule for the 2010-11 season. Plus, viewers will again be able to watch the CBC game of their choice with live and on-demand streaming of all games, special features and much more, available at CBCSports.ca.
CBC’s HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA will get fans primed for the season with two pre-season Saturday night match-ups, on Sept. 25 with Anaheim at Vancouver and Oct. 2 with Detroit at Toronto. The 58th regular season of CBC’s HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA begins Thursday, Oct. 7, with an Original Six contest between Montreal and Toronto, at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Calgary battling Edmonton at 10 p.m. ET. The action continues on Saturday, Oct. 9, as pre-game show Hockey Tonight makes its regular season debut at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by three signature games: Ottawa at Toronto at 7 p.m. ET, Montreal at Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. ET and Los Angeles squaring off against Vancouver at 10 p.m. ET.
CBC’s schedule includes a number of other must-watch events including the all-Canadian outdoor NHL Heritage Classic, with Montreal traveling to Calgary’s McMahon Stadium to battle the Flames, the 2010 NHL Winter Classic on New Years Day from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, featuring an outdoor showdown between the Capitals and Penguins, the 2011 NHL All-Star Super Skills and 58th NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 29/30 and the 11th annual Hockey Day in Canada from Whitehorse, Yukon on Feb. 12. The NHL regular season will wrap on April 9, and the season culminates with the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs and CBC’s exclusive coverage of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. Complete broadcast details for the upcoming season of CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA will be available in the coming weeks. Additional games may be added to the broadcast schedule closer to the start of the season.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.
NEW YORK (August 25, 2010) – The National Hockey League (NHL) announced today the television schedules for national partners NBC Sports, VERSUS, CBC, TSN, TSN2, RDS, RIS and NHL Network Canada for the 2010-11 NHL regular-season.
In the U.S., NBC Sports and VERSUS return for a sixth consecutive season as national television partners. In Canada, CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada begins its 58th regular-season of NHL® broadcasts while TSN, whose relationship with the NHL dates back to 1987, continues as the national English-language cable partner. RDS, the French-language telecast partner of the NHL, has been televising NHL games since its inception in 1989 and enters its eighth consecutive season presenting every Montreal Canadiens game.
For the 2009-10 NHL regular-season, television ratings and viewership continued a three-year upward trend for all partners. Additionally, the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs reached milestones:
· Most-watched NHL game in the U.S. in 36 years on NBC (Stanley Cup Final Game 6)
· The highest audience for an all-U.S. Final in Canadian television history on CBC
· The most-watched first two rounds on U.S. cable in history on VERSUS
· The most-watched NHL game in TSN history
· The largest audience in the history of RDS
The 2010-11 NHL regular-season opens on Oct. 7 – just 43 days from today – with a five game slate, including a national tripleheader in the U.S. on VERSUS and a national doubleheader on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada and a national game on TSN. That day, the Minnesota Wild and Carolina Hurricanes will play the first of two regular-season games against each other at Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland, as part of 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere™ and NHL Face-Off™. That game will be seen nationally in the U.S. on VERSUS and on TSN in Canada at Noon ET.
Also on opening night, the Pittsburgh Penguins will debut their new home, the CONSOL Energy Center, against their intrastate rival and defending Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia Flyers at 7 p.m. ET as the middle game of VERSUS’ tripleheader. In the nightcap, at 10 p.m. ET, the Chicago Blackhawks begin their defense of the Stanley Cup® by travelling to Colorado to face the Avalanche.
NHL Face-Off, a hockey and entertainment festival in Toronto providing fans the opportunity to salute the start of the season, precedes the first game of the Hockey Night in Canada doubleheader – the Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs at 7 p.m. ET. This game also will be available on RDS. The “Battle of Alberta” takes center stage for the second game on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, at 10 p.m. ET, with the Calgary Flames visiting the Edmonton Oilers.
This will be the fourth straight year the NHL will begin the regular-season with games contested overseas. The Blue Jackets and Sharks will square off for two games at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, on Friday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct. 9. Meanwhile, the Bruins and Coyotes will play each other at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, on Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 10. In total, TSN and VERSUS will each telecast four NHL games and NHL Network Canada will broadcast one NHL game from Europe to kick off the regular season.
The annual Hall of Fame Game will be played on Saturday, Nov. 6, when the Maple Leafs host the Buffalo Sabres. CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada will once again provide full coverage of all of the festivities that evening. The Hall of Fame inductions are Monday, Nov. 8.
On Jan. 1, NBC Sports in the U.S. and CBC and RDS in Canada again will televise the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® — the event Forbes magazine calls “the best new sporting event” of the last decade. Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins will battle Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals at Heinz Field, home of the Steelers, at 1 p.m. ET. The NHL’s fiercest rivalry will be re-ignited in this special wintery setting.
The NHL’s mid-season spectacular returns when the Carolina Hurricanes and the city of Raleigh host the 2011 National Hockey League All-Star Celebration on Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30. The Honda NHL SuperSkills® and the 58th NHL All-Star Game will take place in North Carolina for the first time. The action from both nights will be covered live by VERSUS, CBC and RDS.
The celebration of hockey continues when Whitehorse, Yukon, hosts Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada on Saturday, Feb. 12. The network plans over 13 hours of coverage for the 11th edition of the event, including a NHL tripleheader featuring all six Canadian-based teams: Ottawa at Edmonton at 2 p.m. ET, Toronto at Montreal at 7 p.m. ET and Calgary at Vancouver at 10 p.m. ET.
Returning to the NHL calendar this season is the 2011 NHL Heritage Classic™, the regular-season outdoor game to be played Sunday, Feb. 20 by the Montreal Canadiens and Calgary Flames at Calgary’s McMahon Stadium. CBC and RDS will carry the game in Canada and VERSUS will telecast the outdoor match in the U.S.. The event marks the first regular-season NHL game contested outdoors in Canada since the Edmonton Oilers hosted the Canadiens at Commonwealth Stadium on Nov. 22, 2003.
As part of Hockey Weekend Across America in 2011, NBC Sports and the NHL will salute the roots of the sport with Hockey Day in America on Sunday, Feb. 20. Launched by USA Hockey in 2008, Hockey Weekend Across America is a nationwide initiative to celebrate the game and those involved at all levels and to expose hockey to new audiences. NBC Sports will celebrate the day-long event with regional NHL coverage. More details about Hockey Day in America will be released at a later date.
After NBC Sports launches its NHL coverage Jan. 1 with the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the NBC NHL “Game of the Week” drops the puck on Jan. 23 at 12:30 p.m. ET. The NHL and NBC will again collaborate on flexible scheduling for NBC’s regular-season dates, providing fans the most exciting match-up available. At least 13 days prior to the scheduled date, a game will be selected to broadcast on NBC. All NBC “Game of the Week” games will be broadcast on Sundays and presented in High Definition. NBC will again broadcast games in the postseason, including Games 1, 2 and 5 through 7 of the Stanley Cup Final in primetime.
VERSUS will televise 78 games during the 2010-11 regular season, 13 more than last season, including 53 exclusive regular season games and 25 bonus games. In addition to live coverage of the All-Star weekend and the 2011 NHL Heritage Classic, VERSUS will cap off the final week of regular season action with a game each night (Monday-Friday) leading into the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs. VERSUS once again will air wall-to-wall action throughout each round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, culminating with Games 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup Final.
CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada schedule includes a total of 29 all-Canadian match-ups and the game’s biggest stars, with a total of 87 games during the 2010-11 season, including preseason. Viewers will again be able to watch the CBC game of their choice with live and on-demand streaming of all games, special features and much more, available at CBCSports.ca.
This year’s combined 124-game NHL on TSN national broadcast package is part of TSN and TSN2’s multi-year broadcast and digital rights agreement with the NHL. A total of 76 regular season games will air on TSN, with 70 games featuring at least one Canadian team. TSN retains exclusivity of Wednesday Night Hockey, during which there are no other national or local NHL telecasts. TSN2’s regular season schedule features 48 live NHL games.
Once again this season, RDS will telecast all 82 Montreal Canadiens games, including the 2011 NHL Heritage Classic. The network also will televise a package of games featuring other NHL teams, including the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on New Year’s Day. RDS will also be presenting full coverage of the NHL All-Star weekend. On RIS Info Sports, viewers will be offered an additional 42 regular-season NHL games.
NHL NetworkTM this season will televise up to 75 live games for its American audience and 31 live NHL games for its Canadian viewers. In addition, NHL Network’s signature show, NHL On The Fly™, returns across North America nightly providing highlights and analysis of every NHL game.
For Canadian viewers, NHL Network drops the puck on the live 2010-11 NHL regular-season schedule Oct. 10 when the Boston Bruins and Phoenix Coyotes go head-to-head in Prague, CZE as part of the 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere in a special 10 a.m. ET matinee. The action continues the next day when captain the Penguins visit the New Jersey Devils at 1 p.m. ET. The next night, the Atlanta Thrashers travel to the West Coast to face the Los Angeles Kings for a 10:30 p.m. ET start.
More information on the dates and times of the NHL Network U.S. 2010-11 schedule will be released in the near future.
About the NHL
The National Hockey League, founded in 1917, is the second-oldest of the four major professional team sports leagues in North America. Today, the NHL consists of 30 Member Clubs, each reflecting the League’s international makeup, with players from more than 20 countries represented on team rosters. According to a Simmons Market Research study, NHL fans are younger, more educated, more affluent, and access content through digital means more than any other major professional sport. The NHL entertains more than 250 million fans each season in-arena and through its partners in national television (VERSUS, NBC, TSN, CBC, RDS, RIS, ESPN America, ASN and NHL Network™) and radio (NHL Radio™, Sirius XM Satellite Radio and XM Canada). Through the NHL Foundation, the League’s charitable arm, the NHL raises money and awareness for Hockey Fights Cancer™ and NHL Youth Development, and supports the charitable efforts of NHL players. For more information on the NHL, log on to NHL.com.
NEW YORK – Aug. 25, 2010 – Two games featuring Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins against Alex Ovechkin of Washington Capitals, including the fourth annual NHL Winter Classic on New Year’s Day from Heinz Field, home to the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers; a possible Stanley Cup Final rematch between the champion Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers to kick off “Game of the Week” broadcasts; the debut of “Hockey Day in America”; and the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Final highlight the sixth season of the NHL on NBC.
2011 BRIDGESTONE NHL WINTER CLASSICSidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin will lead their respective teams in the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Washington Capitals in the fourth outdoor classic, an event Forbes magazine has called “the best new sporting event” of the last decade.
Bob Costas will host NBC Sports’ coverage from Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field – home of the Pittsburgh Steelers – live at 1 p.m. ET on New Year’s Day. The first three Winter Classics have averaged 4.0 million viewers on NBC Sports. On January 1 this year, the Boston Bruins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 2-1, in overtime at Fenway Park.
“GAME OF THE WEEK” – FLEX SCHEDULE & CONSISTENT START TIMESFor the first time ever, all “Game of the Week” broadcasts will begin at 12:30 p.m. ET. For the fourth consecutive season, the NHL and NBC Sports will utilize flex scheduling, selecting from up to four games on Sunday afternoons. At least 13 days prior to the scheduled games, the NHL and NBC Sports will announce one of those games as the “Game of the Week” to be broadcast during the NBC Sports window. The other games will remain available to the teams’ regional carrier but will not be televised during NBC Sports’ broadcast window. NBC Sports will again broadcast the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Final. Following is the “Game of the Week” flexible schedule (all times 12:30 PM ET):
Day Date Away Home
Sun. Jan. 23
Florida New Jersey
Buffalo N.Y Islanders
Sun. Feb. 6
St Louis Tampa Bay
Sun. Feb. 13
Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers
Los Angeles Philadelphia
Sun. Feb. 20
Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers
Sun. Mar. 06
Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers
Sun. Mar. 13
Los Angeles Dallas
Sun. Mar. 20
N.Y. Rangers Pittsburgh
New Jersey Columbus
Sun. Apr. 03
N.Y. Rangers Philadelphia
Tampa Bay Chicago
Sun. Apr. 10
Boston New Jersey
HOCKEY DAY IN AMERICA As part of Hockey Weekend Across America in 2011, the NHL and NBC Sports will salute the roots of the sport with Hockey Day in America on Sunday, Feb. 20. Launched by USA Hockey in 2008, Hockey Weekend Across America is a nationwide initiative to celebrate the game and those involved at all levels and to expose hockey to new audiences. NBC Sports will celebrate the day-long event with regional NHL coverage. More details about Hockey Day in America will be released at a later date.
PRODUCTION The NHL on NBC is produced by NBC Sports executive producer Sam Flood, who is the former captain of the Williams College hockey team. Flood created the inside-the-glass reporter position and assembled NBC Sports’ esteemed group of NHL commentators, including Mike “Doc” Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst), Pierre McGuire (inside-the-glass reporter), and Mike Milbury (studio analyst). Earlier this year, the St. Petersburg Times said: “It’s hard to find any network right now that covers a sport better than NBC covers hockey.” Fanhouse.com said about Emrick, who was nominated earlier this year for an Emmy for play-by-play: “No one combines brilliance, energy and a passion for his sport like Emrick when he’s calling a hockey game.” Added The Star-Ledger (Newark): “Emrick is widely recognized as the game’s pre-eminent voice.”
2010 STANLEY CUP RATINGS HIGHLIGHTS Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on NBC – when the Chicago Blackhawks won the championship by defeating the Philadelphia Flyers – was the most-watched (8.28 million) and highest-rated NHL game (4.7) on U.S. television in 36 years. NBC Sports’ coverage of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final earned the best overnight rating (4.1 rating and 7 share) for a Game 2 on record (NHL overnight data prior to 1975 is unavailable). NBC Sports broadcast four of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final’s six games (1-2, 5-6) and averaged 6.1 million viewers, the best on network TV in 13 years.
TORONTO (August 25, 2010) – NHL Network™ Canada drops the puck on the live 2010-11 NHL® regular-season schedule Oct. 10 when the Boston Bruins and Phoenix Coyotes go head-to-head in Prague, CZE as part of the 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere™ in a special 10 a.m. ET matinee. The action continues the next day when captain Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins travel to New Jersey to face the Devils for a 1 p.m. ET matinee. In all, NHL Network will again televise 31 live games this season for Canadian viewers.
The live game schedule in the Canada focuses on Sunday games, with approximately half of the schedule on a Sunday. Four teams will each make a League-high five appearances on the Network, the defending Stanley Cup® champion Chicago Blackhawks, the Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks and the Anaheim Ducks. The Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils each make four appearances.
Highlights of the NHL Network Canada schedule this season include:
· Sunday, Oct. 10 – The NHL Network Canada schedule begins with the Boston Bruins taking on the Phoenix Coyotes in Prague, CZE as part of the 2010 Compuware Premiere.
· Monday, Oct. 11 – Sidney Crosby and the Penguins head to “The Rock” to face Martin Brodeur and the Devils.
· Monday, Nov. 1 – The champion Blackhawks make their first appearance in an Original Six matchup at Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers.
· Sunday, Nov. 28 – Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin makes the first of his two appearances as the Caps host Eric Staal and the Hurricanes,
· Wednesday, Jan. 5 – Steven Stamkos and Crosby, who shared the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy last season as the League’s top goal scorers, face off at the new CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
· Sunday, Jan. 9 – NHL Network presents a Sunday tripleheader: Atlanta at Carolina; Tampa Bay at New Jersey and San Jose at Anaheim.
· Sunday, Jan. 23 – The one and only game featuring a rematch of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final as the Flyers look for a small piece of revenge against the Blackhawks in Chicago.
NHL Network’s flagship show, “NHL On The Fly,” once again will be appearing nightly throughout the season. The program features up-to-the minute hockey information, live look-ins, extended highlights, overtime shootouts, real-time scores, interviews, pre- and post-game reports and news conferences. Information on the dates and times of the NHL Network U.S. 2010-11 live game schedule will be released in the near future.
NHL Network Canada 2010-11 Live Game Broadcast Schedule
Sunday, Oct. 10 Boston @ Phoenix 10 a.m. ET
Monday, Oct. 11 Pittsburgh @ New Jersey 1 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Oct. 12 Atlanta @ Los Angeles 10:30 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Oct. 27 New Jersey @ San Jose 10:30 p.m. ET
Monday, Nov. 1 Chicago @ NY Rangers 7 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Nov. 10 NY Islanders @ Anaheim 10 p.m. ET
Thursday, Nov. 11 Dallas @ Los Angeles 10:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, Nov. 14 Anaheim @ Chicago 7 p.m. ET
Monday, Nov. 15 Los Angeles @ San Jose 10:30 p.m. ET
Friday, Nov. 26 Chicago @ Anaheim 4 p.m. ET
Sunday, Nov. 28 Carolina @ Washington 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Nov. 30 Detroit @ San Jose 10:30 p.m. ET
Thursday, Dec. 2 Florida @ Los Angeles 10:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, Dec. 5 Philadelphia @ NY Islanders 1 p.m. ET
Sunday, Jan. 2 Philadelphia @ Detroit 5 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Jan. 5 Tampa Bay @ Pittsburgh 7 p.m. ET
Sunday, Jan. 9 Atlanta @ Carolina 1:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, Jan. 9 Tampa Bay @ New Jersey 5 p.m. ET
Sunday, Jan. 9 San Jose @ Anaheim 8 p.m. ET
Monday, Jan. 17 Carolina @ Boston 1 p.m. ET
Monday, Jan. 17 San Jose @ Phoenix 5 p.m. ET
Sunday, Jan. 23 Philadelphia @ Chicago TBD
Sunday, Jan. 23 Florida @ New Jersey TBD
Sunday, Feb. 13 Boston @ Detroit TBD
Monday, Feb. 21 Chicago @ St. Louis 2 p.m. ET
Sunday, Feb. 27 Tampa Bay @ NY Rangers 1 p.m. ET
Monday, Feb. 28 Detroit @ Los Angeles 10:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, March 6 Washington @ Florida 5 p.m. ET
Sunday, March 13 Phoenix @ Anaheim 5 p.m. ET
Sunday, April 3 NY Rangers @ Philadelphia TBD
Sunday, April 10 Dallas @ Minnesota TBD
*Schedule subject to change
About NHL Network
As the definitive hockey destination, NHL Network offers viewers a 24-hour all-access pass to complete hockey coverage both on and off the ice, including live NHL games. The network’s daily signature show – NHL On The Fly – offers fans exclusive live look-ins to NHL games, including goals, shootouts, features, interviews, pre- and post-game reports and expert analysis from a variety of hockey insiders and former players, plus special coverage from NHL events. Additional programming includes simulcast of Sirius XM Radio’s “NHL Live” which broadcasts Mon-Fri from NHL Powered By Reebok, international and amateur hockey, player profiles, interview shows and youth-oriented programs. NHL Network is available in the U.S. and Canada by contacting digital cable or satellite providers.
For more information log on to nhlnetwork.com.