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Avs to Appear 13 Times on National TV

by Staff Writer / Colorado Avalanche
The Colorado Avalanche will appear in at least 13 nationally televised games during the 2008-09 campaign, beginning with the club’s regular season home-opener against Boston on Oct. 9.

Colorado will appear on VERSUS five times during the season, including its opener against the Bruins - an 8:00 p.m. start that will be joined in progress. The other four matchups on VERSUS will take place on the road, including games at Minnesota (Dec. 1), Detroit (Dec. 15), the N.Y. Islanders (March 2) and San Jose (April 7).

The Avalanche will make six appearances on TSN, including a meeting with Montreal on Feb. 13 that will also be carried on RDS.

The Avalanche will also be featured on CBC’s “Hockey Night in Canada” twice, with both games being played in Edmonton (Nov. 15 and March 14).

The NHL and NBC will again collaborate on flexible scheduling for NBC's regular-season dates, providing fans the most exciting match-up available.  NBC will select from up to four games on Sunday afternoons. Thirteen days prior to the scheduled game, a game will be selected for broadcast on NBC.

In addition, the NHL Network this season will televise 75 live games for its American audience and 40 live NHL games for its Canadian viewers. More information on the dates and times of NHL Network’s 2008-09 schedules will be released in the near future.

2008-09 Colorado Avalanche National TV Schedule
All times Mountain Schedules Subject to Change
Time Carrier(s)
Oct. 9 Boston @ Colorado  8:30 p.m.  VERSUS
Oct. 14 Colorado @ Calgary  7:00 p.m.  TSN
Oct. 23 Edmonton @ Colorado  7:30 p.m.  TSN
Nov. 12 Colorado @ Vancouver  8:00 p.m.  TSN
Nov. 15 Colorado @ Edmonton  8:00 p.m.  CBC
Dec. 1 Colorado @ Minnesota  6:00 p.m.  VERSUS
Dec. 15 Colorado @ Detroit  5:00 p.m.  VERSUS
Jan. 16 Edmonton @ Colorado  7:30 p.m.  TSN
Feb. 13 Montreal @ Colorado  7:00 p.m.  TSN, RDS
March 2 Colorado @ N.Y. Islanders  5:00 p.m.  VERSUS
March 14 Colorado @ Edmonton  8:00 p.m.  CBC
April 5 Colorado @ Vancouver  8:00 p.m.  TSN
April 7 Colorado @ San Jose  8:30 p.m.  VERSUS
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