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NHL Network U.S. to broadcast 1st playoff game

Thursday, 04.16.2009 / 3:45 PM / News

NEW YORK -- For the first time, NHL Network U.S. will broadcast a Stanley Cup Playoff game by showing Game 2 of the 2009 Western Conference Quarter-Final between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Detroit Red Wings live in HD from Detroit on Saturday, April 18 at 6 p.m. ET. 

Locally, Fox Sports Detroit and Fox Sports Ohio will broadcast this game live as previously scheduled.  NHL Network will not broadcast this game in those local markets.  Blackout and local restrictions apply.

NHL Network is available to more than 85 million homes in the United States and Canada.  To access NHL Network, contact your digital cable or satellite providers.  For more information on NHL Network, log on to
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