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NHL Network's 2009-10 live pre-season games begin Monday with Kraft Hockeyville 2009 game

Thursday, 09.10.2009 / 4:25 PM / News

NHL.com

NEW YORK – Live NHL hockey returns to NHL Network in the U.S. and Canada on Monday, Sept. 14, when the New York Islanders and Vancouver Canucks open the NHL preseason schedule at 10:30 p.m. ET from Terrace, B.C., winner of the Canada-wide Kraft Hockeyville contest. The game is the first of 10 live preseason games appearing on NHL Network U.S. and six on NHL Network Canada in anticipation of the 2009-10 NHL regular season, which opens Thursday, Oct. 1.

For U.S. viewers, the 10-game schedule includes an appearance by each of the six Canadian teams, both the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers – combatants in the 2010 Bridgestone/NHL Winter Classic® on New Year’s Day – and three games featuring the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins, including a Sept. 27 preseason rematch with the Detroit Red Wings. The network will have a different live game on every night of the week Sept 21-27. In Canada, viewers will be treated to two games featuring Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, as well as games featuring Original Six teams the New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins.

2009-10 NHL Network U.S. Pre-Season Game Schedule   
Mon., Sept. 14 NY Islanders @ Vancouver 10:30 p.m. ET*
Wed., Sept. 16 Boston @ Toronto 7 p.m. ET*
Thurs., Sept. 17 Toronto @ Philadelphia 7 p.m. ET
Mon., Sept. 21 Pittsburgh @ Montreal 7:30 p.m. ET*
Tues., Sept. 22 Pittsburgh @ Toronto 7 p.m. ET*
Wed., Sept. 23 Toronto @ Buffalo 7 p.m. ET
Thurs., Sept. 24 Edmonton @ Tampa Bay 8:30 p.m. ET*
Fri., Sept. 25 Boston @ Ottawa 7 p.m. ET*
Sat., Sept. 26 Vancouver @ Calgary 9 p.m. ET*
Sun., Sept. 27 Pittsburgh @ Detroit 5 p.m. ET*
* Telecast available in HD


2009-10 NHL Network Canada Pre-Season Game Schedule
Mon., Sept. 14 NY Islanders @ Vancouver 10:30 p.m. ET
Tues., Sept. 15 Boston @ NY Rangers 7 p.m. ET
Sat., Sept. 19    NY Rangers @ Boston 4 p.m. ET
Mon., Sept. 21 Detroit @ NY Rangers 7 p.m. ET
Thurs., Sept. 24 Washington @ NY Rangers 7 p.m. ET
Sun., Sept. 27 NY Rangers @ Washington Noon ET

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