Exclusive Avs/Jackets Game Being Replaced By Non-Exclusive Rangers/Penguins Game
March 23, 2012 5 Comments
NBC Sports Network will be covering the entire final week of the season with games for seven straight days. One of those games will be changing from a game that would’ve aired in both home markets to a game that will not.
NBC confirmed yesterday that Thursday, April 5th’s broadcast – originally Blue Jackets/Avalanche – will be switched over to Rangers/Penguins. The game is slated to be an original NBC production, but will not air in either New York or Pittsburgh. While the Avalanche could still be making a playoff push by that date, there is every chance that a four-day layoff will have eliminated them. Of course, the Blue Jackets were a playoff-excused disaster months ago. Meanwhile, the Penguins are one point back of the Rangers in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference as of this writing.
NHL On NBC Final Week Schedule
Sunday, April 1
12:30 Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh (NBC)
7:00 Boston vs. NY Rangers (NBCSN)
Monday, April 2
7:00 Washington vs. Tampa Bay (NBCSN)
Tuesday, April 3
7:30 Pittsburgh vs. Boston (NBCSN)
10:00 Anaheim vs. Vancouver (NBCSN)
Wednesday, April 4
7:30 Detroit vs. St. Louis (NBCSN)
Thursday, April 5
7:00 NY Rangers vs. Pittsburgh (NBCSN)
Friday, April 6
7:30 Phoenix vs. St. Louis (NBCSN)
Saturday, April 7
1:00 Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh (NBC)
4:00 Chicago vs. Detroit (NBCSN)*
7:00 Washington vs. NY Rangers (NBCSN)*
*-times subject to flip, but these are likely the games NBCSN will take, unless Buffalo’s still in things.