Live NHL hockey returns to NHL Network beginning Monday, Sept. 19, with a total of 32 preseason games broadcast on the NHL Network in the U.S., providing fans with nightly contests from around the League, through Sunday, Oct. 2. With a combination of live and tape-delayed games, fans can look forward to over 80 hours of preseason coverage.
The 2011-12 preseason broadcast schedule begins at 7 p.m. ET on Sept. 19 with live coverage of a Battle of Ontario match as the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Ottawa Senators. The following night, the Network features a live doubleheader -- Toronto will host the Philadelphia Flyers at 7 p.m. ET, while the Calgary Flames' game at the Vancouver Canucks will air at 10 p.m. ET.