NBC releases full NHL schedule

NBC releases full NHL schedule
January 13, 2013, 2:45 pm
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NBC Sports Group will air 70 NHL regular-season games across NBC and NBC Sports Network this season. The schedule includes 14 exclusive windows (15 games) on NBC, the most regular-season windows ever for the network, as well as 24 exclusive windows and 26 exclusive games on NBC Sports Network. 

Coverage begins the weekend of Jan. 19-20 with the NBC Sports Group presenting four games over two days, three on NBC and one on NBC Sports Network. Additional scheduling highlights include the Los Angeles Kings’ Stanley Cup championship banner raising, a Hockey Day in America tripleheader, and the start of rivalry nights on Wednesday night on NBC Sports Network. According to the National Hockey League, which released the schedule today, all games will be intra-conference with an emphasis on divisional play. 

OPENING WEEK: NBC drops the puck on its coverage at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 19 with NHL Live, featuring the Stanley Cup champion L.A. Kings’ banner raising. Following the ceremony, NBC offers regional coverage of either the Kings hosting the Chicago Blackhawks (puck drop at 3:25 p.m. ET) or the Philadelphia Flyers hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins (3:35 p.m. ET). 

On Sun., Jan. 20 at 12:30 p.m. ET, NBC returns with the Buffalo Sabres hosting the Flyers. NBC Sports Network begins its season Sunday night by televising the Phoenix Coyotes at the Chicago Blackhawks at 10 p.m. ET. It continues coverage with a game on three consecutive nights from Monday through Wednesday. 

Following is the Opening Week schedule (all times ET):

Sat., January 19        NHL Live        Banner Raising        3:00 p.m.        NBC 

Sat., January 19        Chicago        Los Angeles        3:25 p.m.        NBC 

Sat., January 19        Pittsburgh        Philadelphia        3:35 p.m.        NBC 

Sun., January 20        Philadelphia        Buffalo                12:30 p.m.        NBC 

Sun., January 20        Chicago        Phoenix        10 p.m.                NBCSN 

Mon., January 21        Detroit                Columbus        7:30 p.m.        NBCSN 

Tues., January 22        Philadelphia        New Jersey        7:30 p.m.        NBCSN 

Wed., January 23        Boston                N.Y. Rangers        7:30 p.m.        NBCSN 
  
WEDNESDAY NIGHT IS RIVALRY NIGHT: NBC Sports Network’s exclusive Wednesday night coverage will now feature some of the biggest rivalries in the NHL, including Bruins-Canadiens and Flyers-Penguins. The network will air exclusive coverage Wednesday nights giving NHL fans four straight nights of hockey action, Sunday-Wednesday, during most weeks. Rivalry Nights begin Wednesday, January 23 with the Bruins and Rangers facing off in another Boston-New York contest. Following are NBC Sports Network’s 2013 Rivalry Nights: 

January 23                Boston                N.Y. Rangers        7:30 p.m. 

January 30                Chicago        Minnesota        8 p.m. 

February 6                Boston                Montreal        7:30 p.m. 

February 13                St. Louis        Detroit                7:30 p.m. 

February 20                Philadelphia        Pittsburgh        7:30 p.m. 

February 20                St. Louis        Colorado        10 p.m. 

February 27                Washington        Philadelphia        7:30 p.m. 

March 6                Colorado        Chicago        8 p.m. 

March 13                Philadelphia        New Jersey        7:30 p.m. 

March 20                Minnesota        Detroit                7:30 p.m. 

March 27                Montreal        Boston                7:30 p.m. 

April 3                        Pittsburgh        N.Y. Rangers        7:30 p.m. 

April 10                Boston                New Jersey        7:30 p.m. 

April 17                Buffalo                Boston                7:30 p.m. 

April 24                Los Angeles        Detroit                7:30 p.m. 

HOCKEY DAY IN AMERICA: In its third year, Hockey Day in America will celebrate America’s passion for hockey on Sunday, February 17, featuring more than nine hours of coverage, including three games and six teams from some of the most avid U.S. hockey markets across both NBC and NBC Sports Network. In addition, coverage will include compelling features that tell the story of America’s passion for hockey. 

Coverage begins at Noon ET on NBC with NHL Live. The first two broadcasts on NBC are Pittsburgh at Buffalo at 12:30 p.m. ET and Los Angeles at Chicago at 3:30 p.m. ET. The final game of the celebration is between Washington at the New York Rangers at 6 p.m. ET and airs on NBC Sports Network. (All times ET and subject to change) 

Noon                        NHL Live                        NBC 

12:30                        Pittsburgh        Buffalo                NBC 

3:30                        Los Angeles        Chicago        NBC 

6:00                        Washington        N.Y. Rangers        NBC Sports Network 

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

Saturday, January 19                Chicago        Los Angeles        3:25 p.m. 

Saturday, January 19                Pittsburgh        Philadelphia        3:35 p.m. 

Sunday, January 20                Philadelphia        Buffalo                12:30 p.m. 

Sunday, February 3                Pittsburgh        Washington        12:30 p.m. 

Sunday, February 10                Los Angeles        Detroit                12:30 p.m. 

Sunday, February 17                Pittsburgh        Buffalo                12:30 p.m. 

Sunday, February 17                Los Angeles        Chicago        3:30 p.m. 

Sunday, March 3                Chicago        Detroit                12:30 p.m. 

Sunday, March 10                N.Y. Rangers        Washington        12:30 p.m. 

Sunday, March 17                Boston                Pittsburgh        12:30 p.m. 

Sunday, March 31                Chicago        Detroit                12:30 p.m. 

Sunday, April 7                St. Louis        Detroit                12:30 p.m. 
  
Sunday, April 14                Chicago        St. Louis        12:30 p.m. 

Sunday, April 21                New Jersey        N.Y. Rangers        3 p.m. 

Saturday, April 27                New Jersey        N.Y. Rangers        3 p.m. 
  
NBC Sports Network 2012-13 NHL regular-season schedule (all times ET, subject to change): 

Date                                Away                Home                Time 

Sunday, January 20                Chicago        Phoenix        10 p.m. 

Monday, January 21                Detroit                Columbus        7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, January 22                Philadelphia        New Jersey        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, January 23        Boston                N.Y. Rangers        7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, January 27                Minnesota        St. Louis        8 p.m. 

Tuesday, January 29                N.Y. Islanders        Pittsburgh        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, January 30        Chicago        Minnesota        8 p.m. 

Monday, February 4                Dallas                Colorado        9 p.m. 

Tuesday, February 5                Tampa Bay        Philadelphia        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, February 6        Boston                Montreal        7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, February 10                New Jersey        Pittsburgh        7:30 p.m. 

Monday, February 11        Los Angeles        St. Louis        9 p.m. 

Tuesday, February 12        N.Y. Rangers        Boston                7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, February 13        St. Louis        Detroit                7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, February 17                Washington        N.Y. Rangers        6 p.m. 

Tuesday, February 19        San Jose        St. Louis        8 p.m. 

Wednesday, February 20        Philadelphia        Pittsburgh        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, February 20        St. Louis        Colorado        10 p.m. 

Sunday, February 24                Tampa Bay        Pittsburgh        7:30 p.m. 

Monday, February 25        Dallas                Nashville        8 p.m. 

Tuesday, February 26        Boston                N.Y. Islanders        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, February 27        Washington        Philadelphia        7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, March 3                Montreal        Boston                7:30 p.m. 

Monday, March 4                Tampa Bay        Pittsburgh        7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 5                Philadelphia        N.Y. Rangers        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 6                Colorado        Chicago        8 p.m. 

Sunday, March 10                 Buffalo                Philadelphia        7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 12                Philadelphia        Boston                7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 13        Philadelphia        New Jersey        7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, March 17                Buffalo                Washington        7:30 p.m. 

Monday, March 18                Philadelphia        Tampa Bay         7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 19                Washington        Pittsburgh        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 20        Minnesota        Detroit                 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, March 24                Washington        N.Y. Rangers        7:30 p.m. 

Monday, March 25                Los Angeles        Chicago        8 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 26                Philadelphia        N.Y. Rangers        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 27        Montreal        Boston                7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, March 31                Washington        Philadelphia        7:30 p.m. 

Monday, April 1                Colorado        Detroit                7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, April 2                Buffalo                Pittsburgh        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 3                Pittsburgh        N.Y. Rangers        7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, April 7                New Jersey        Buffalo                7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, April 9                Chicago        Minnesota        8 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 10                Boston                New Jersey        7:30 p.m. 

Thursday, April 11                Pittsburgh        Tampa Bay        7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, April 14                Detroit                 Nashville         7:30 p.m. 

Monday, April 15                Dallas                Chicago        8 p.m. 

Tuesday, April 16                NY Rangers        Philadelphia        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 17                Buffalo                Boston                 7:30 p.m. 

Thursday, April 18                New Jersey        Philadelphia        7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, April 21                St. Louis        Colorado        7:30 p.m. 

Monday, April 22                Montreal        Pittsburgh        7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, April 23                Boston                Philadelphia        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 24                Los Angeles        Detroit                7:30 p.m. 

Thursday, April 25                Pittsburgh        NewNBC Sports Group will air 70 NHL regular-season games across NBC and NBC Sports Network this season. The schedule includes 14 exclusive windows (15 games) on NBC, the most regular-season windows ever for the network, as well as 24 exclusive windows and 26 exclusive games on NBC Sports Network. 

Coverage begins the weekend of Jan. 19-20 with the NBC Sports Group presenting four games over two days, three on NBC and one on NBC Sports Network. Additional scheduling highlights include the Los Angeles Kings’ Stanley Cup championship banner raising, a Hockey Day in America tripleheader, and the start of rivalry nights on Wednesday night on NBC Sports Network. According to the National Hockey League, which released the schedule today, all games will be intra-conference with an emphasis on divisional play. 

OPENING WEEK: NBC drops the puck on its coverage at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 19 with NHL Live, featuring the Stanley Cup champion L.A. Kings’ banner raising. Following the ceremony, NBC offers regional coverage of either the Kings hosting the Chicago Blackhawks (puck drop at 3:25 p.m. ET) or the Philadelphia Flyers hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins (3:35 p.m. ET). 

On Sun., Jan. 20 at 12:30 p.m. ET, NBC returns with the Buffalo Sabres hosting the Flyers. NBC Sports Network begins its season Sunday night by televising the Phoenix Coyotes at the Chicago Blackhawks at 10 p.m. ET. It continues coverage with a game on three consecutive nights from Monday through Wednesday. 

Following is the Opening Week schedule (all times ET):

Sat., January 19        NHL Live        Banner Raising        3:00 p.m.        NBC 

Sat., January 19        Chicago        Los Angeles        3:25 p.m.        NBC 

Sat., January 19        Pittsburgh        Philadelphia        3:35 p.m.        NBC 

Sun., January 20        Philadelphia        Buffalo                12:30 p.m.        NBC 

Sun., January 20        Chicago        Phoenix        10 p.m.                NBCSN 

Mon., January 21        Detroit                Columbus        7:30 p.m.        NBCSN 

Tues., January 22        Philadelphia        New Jersey        7:30 p.m.        NBCSN 

Wed., January 23        Boston                N.Y. Rangers        7:30 p.m.        NBCSN 
  
WEDNESDAY NIGHT IS RIVALRY NIGHT: NBC Sports Network’s exclusive Wednesday night coverage will now feature some of the biggest rivalries in the NHL, including Bruins-Canadiens and Flyers-Penguins. The network will air exclusive coverage Wednesday nights giving NHL fans four straight nights of hockey action, Sunday-Wednesday, during most weeks. Rivalry Nights begin Wednesday, January 23 with the Bruins and Rangers facing off in another Boston-New York contest. Following are NBC Sports Network’s 2013 Rivalry Nights: 

January 23                Boston                N.Y. Rangers        7:30 p.m. 

January 30                Chicago        Minnesota        8 p.m. 

February 6                Boston                Montreal        7:30 p.m. 

February 13                St. Louis        Detroit                7:30 p.m. 

February 20                Philadelphia        Pittsburgh        7:30 p.m. 

February 20                St. Louis        Colorado        10 p.m. 

February 27                Washington        Philadelphia        7:30 p.m. 

March 6                Colorado        Chicago        8 p.m. 

March 13                Philadelphia        New Jersey        7:30 p.m. 

March 20                Minnesota        Detroit                7:30 p.m. 

March 27                Montreal        Boston                7:30 p.m. 

April 3                        Pittsburgh        N.Y. Rangers        7:30 p.m. 

April 10                Boston                New Jersey        7:30 p.m. 

April 17                Buffalo                Boston                7:30 p.m. 

April 24                Los Angeles        Detroit                7:30 p.m. 

HOCKEY DAY IN AMERICA: In its third year, Hockey Day in America will celebrate America’s passion for hockey on Sunday, February 17, featuring more than nine hours of coverage, including three games and six teams from some of the most avid U.S. hockey markets across both NBC and NBC Sports Network. In addition, coverage will include compelling features that tell the story of America’s passion for hockey. 

Coverage begins at Noon ET on NBC with NHL Live. The first two broadcasts on NBC are Pittsburgh at Buffalo at 12:30 p.m. ET and Los Angeles at Chicago at 3:30 p.m. ET. The final game of the celebration is between Washington at the New York Rangers at 6 p.m. ET and airs on NBC Sports Network. (All times ET and subject to change) 

Noon                        NHL Live                        NBC 

12:30                        Pittsburgh        Buffalo                NBC 

3:30                        Los Angeles        Chicago        NBC 

6:00                        Washington        N.Y. Rangers        NBC Sports Network 

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

Saturday, January 19                Chicago        Los Angeles        3:25 p.m. 

Saturday, January 19                Pittsburgh        Philadelphia        3:35 p.m. 

Sunday, January 20                Philadelphia        Buffalo                12:30 p.m. 

Sunday, February 3                Pittsburgh        Washington        12:30 p.m. 

Sunday, February 10                Los Angeles        Detroit                12:30 p.m. 

Sunday, February 17                Pittsburgh        Buffalo                12:30 p.m. 

Sunday, February 17                Los Angeles        Chicago        3:30 p.m. 

Sunday, March 3                Chicago        Detroit                12:30 p.m. 

Sunday, March 10                N.Y. Rangers        Washington        12:30 p.m. 

Sunday, March 17                Boston                Pittsburgh        12:30 p.m. 

Sunday, March 31                Chicago        Detroit                12:30 p.m. 

Sunday, April 7                St. Louis        Detroit                12:30 p.m. 
  
Sunday, April 14                Chicago        St. Louis        12:30 p.m. 

Sunday, April 21                New Jersey        N.Y. Rangers        3 p.m. 

Saturday, April 27                New Jersey        N.Y. Rangers        3 p.m. 
  
NBC Sports Network 2012-13 NHL regular-season schedule (all times ET, subject to change): 

Date                                Away                Home                Time 

Sunday, January 20                Chicago        Phoenix        10 p.m. 

Monday, January 21                Detroit                Columbus        7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, January 22                Philadelphia        New Jersey        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, January 23        Boston                N.Y. Rangers        7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, January 27                Minnesota        St. Louis        8 p.m. 

Tuesday, January 29                N.Y. Islanders        Pittsburgh        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, January 30        Chicago        Minnesota        8 p.m. 

Monday, February 4                Dallas                Colorado        9 p.m. 

Tuesday, February 5                Tampa Bay        Philadelphia        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, February 6        Boston                Montreal        7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, February 10                New Jersey        Pittsburgh        7:30 p.m. 

Monday, February 11        Los Angeles        St. Louis        9 p.m. 

Tuesday, February 12        N.Y. Rangers        Boston                7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, February 13        St. Louis        Detroit                7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, February 17                Washington        N.Y. Rangers        6 p.m. 

Tuesday, February 19        San Jose        St. Louis        8 p.m. 

Wednesday, February 20        Philadelphia        Pittsburgh        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, February 20        St. Louis        Colorado        10 p.m. 

Sunday, February 24                Tampa Bay        Pittsburgh        7:30 p.m. 

Monday, February 25        Dallas                Nashville        8 p.m. 

Tuesday, February 26        Boston                N.Y. Islanders        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, February 27        Washington        Philadelphia        7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, March 3                Montreal        Boston                7:30 p.m. 

Monday, March 4                Tampa Bay        Pittsburgh        7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 5                Philadelphia        N.Y. Rangers        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 6                Colorado        Chicago        8 p.m. 

Sunday, March 10                 Buffalo                Philadelphia        7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 12                Philadelphia        Boston                7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 13        Philadelphia        New Jersey        7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, March 17                Buffalo                Washington        7:30 p.m. 

Monday, March 18                Philadelphia        Tampa Bay         7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 19                Washington        Pittsburgh        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 20        Minnesota        Detroit                 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, March 24                Washington        N.Y. Rangers        7:30 p.m. 

Monday, March 25                Los Angeles        Chicago        8 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 26                Philadelphia        N.Y. Rangers        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 27        Montreal        Boston                7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, March 31                Washington        Philadelphia        7:30 p.m. 

Monday, April 1                Colorado        Detroit                7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, April 2                Buffalo                Pittsburgh        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 3                Pittsburgh        N.Y. Rangers        7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, April 7                New Jersey        Buffalo                7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, April 9                Chicago        Minnesota        8 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 10                Boston                New Jersey        7:30 p.m. 

Thursday, April 11                Pittsburgh        Tampa Bay        7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, April 14                Detroit                 Nashville         7:30 p.m. 

Monday, April 15                Dallas                Chicago        8 p.m. 

Tuesday, April 16                NY Rangers        Philadelphia        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 17                Buffalo                Boston                 7:30 p.m. 

Thursday, April 18                New Jersey        Philadelphia        7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, April 21                St. Louis        Colorado        7:30 p.m. 

Monday, April 22                Montreal        Pittsburgh        7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, April 23                Boston                Philadelphia        7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 24                Los Angeles        Detroit                7:30 p.m. 

Thursday, April 25                Pittsburgh        New Jersey        7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, April 27                TBD                TBD                7:30 p.m. 
  
Saturday, April 27                TBD                TBD                10 p.m. 
  
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