NBC to Air Three Straight Penguins/Flyers Games to End Their Season
March 20, 2012 3 Comments
This might be looked at as NBC taking one step forward and one step back after my post from earlier today.
NBC revealed – in the same post of their listings as their playoff coverage – that they will air Philadelphia at Pittsburgh as their NHL Game of the Week on both April 1st at 12:30 p.m. ET and April 7th – the final day of the 2011-12 season – at 1 p.m. ET. This will mean the Pens/Flyers was the Game of the Week for NBC’s final three windows of the season, a feat that has never been matched.
The NBC Sports Group had four games (Pens/Flyers, Capitals/Rangers, Red Wings/Blackhawks and Bruins/Sabres) to choose from on April 7th. Two will be shunted to NBC Sports Network for a hockey tripleheader to be completed following Philadelphia/Pittsburgh. That said, you can’t blame the network for wanted to get Sidney Crosby on as much as possible after not having him most of the season.
(Source: NBC Sports)