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SPORTSNET 2017-18 BROADCAST SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

Sportsnet will broadcast all 82 regular season games

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

TORONTO -- The Flames are set to spark the start of the hockey season as Sportsnet announces the 2017-18 Calgary Flames broadcast schedule, delivering all 82 regular season games on TV as well as on radio with Sportsnet 960 The FAN. Sportsnet's 2017-18 Flames TV broadcast schedule - featuring 36 national games and 46 regional games - gets underway on Wednesday, Oct. 4, the opening night of the NHL season, with the Battle of Alberta as the Flames visit the Edmonton Oilers.

All games will be streamed live on Sportsnet NOW, Rogers NHL LIVE (formerly Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE), and Sportsnet.ca. Availability on each streaming service is based on viewers' subscription packages and region. Blackouts are determined by NHL broadcast regulations and apply based on where you live, the services you subscribe to and/or your location at time of viewing a live NHL game.

On TV - Regional

Sportsnet West will be home to 37 of the 46 regional Flames matchups this season, with the additional regional broadcasts airing on the Sportsnet ONE companion channel, Sportsnet Flames. The 2017-18 regional broadcast schedule begins on Monday, Oct. 9 as the Anaheim Ducks host the Flames at 8 p.m. MT on Sportsnet Flames.

Rick Ball returns to the broadcast booth to call play-by-play alongside analyst Kelly Hrudey and host Roger Millions. Eric Francis also returns to the Flames broadcast team this season, providing additional commentary for home games.

Highlights from Sportsnet's regional Calgary Flames broadcast schedule include:

- 16 Pacific Division matchups; including the first-ever game against the NHL's newest team the Vegas Golden Knights on Sportsnet West

- Eight all-Canadian matchups

- Two showdowns with the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins

On TV - National

Sportsnet will broadcast 36 national Calgary Flames games this season, featured prominently on Sportsnet's three marquee national nights: Hockey Night in Canada on Saturdays - hockey's biggest night, Rogers Hometown Hockey on Sundays and Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey.

Highlights from the Flames national broadcast schedule include:

- 13 games on Hockey Night in Canada, featuring six all-Canadian Saturday night showdowns, including two matchups vs. the Winnipeg Jets (channel allocations to be announced on a weekly basis)

- Six appearances on Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey, including opening night of the NHL season

- Three appearances on Rogers Hometown Hockey's Sunday night marquee matchup on Sportsnet, including an all-Canadian tilt against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, Dec. 17

On Radio - Sportsnet 960 The FAN

Sportsnet 960 The FAN is the exclusive home of Calgary Flames radio broadcasts this season. Derek Wills returns to call the play-by-play for all Flames radio broadcasts, alongside analyst Peter Loubardias. Pat Steinberg is back as host for pre- and post-game shows and overtime call-in shows. Weekends will also feature a brand new two-hour pre-game show. Sportsnet 960 The FAN also has coverage of all eight Calgary Flames pre-season games beginning Monday, Sept. 18.

In addition to Sportsnet's Calgary Flames regional broadcasts, Sportsnet will deliver exclusive coverage of more than 450 national and regional NHL games this season. In addition to delivering premium Canadian matchups, Sportsnet's 2017-18 national broadcast schedule showcases the biggest events of the NHL season, including two outdoor games featuringCanadian teams - the NHL 100 Classic between Montreal and Ottawa on Saturday, Dec.16 and the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game between Toronto and Washington on Saturday, March 3. The schedule also features exclusive coverage of the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on January 1, the 18th annual Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada on January 20, the 2018 NHL All-Star Game on January 27-28, the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs and the 2018 Stanley Cup Final.

As home of hockey's brightest stars, Sportsnet is also the official regional television broadcast rights holder for the Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs (including radio rights on Sportsnet 590 The FAN) and Vancouver Canucks (including radio rights on Sportsnet 650), as well as the exclusive English-language national broadcast rights holder of NHL games in Canada.

2017-18 Calgary Flames Broadcast Schedule

*Channel allocations for Hockey Night in Canada to be announced on a weekly basis

** All games will also be available on Sportsnet NOW, Rogers NHL LIVE, and Sportsnet.ca

Note: Schedule is subject to change

October

- Wednesday, Oct. 4, Calgary @ Edmonton 8 p.m. MT / 10 p.m. ET (National - Sportsnet)

- Saturday, Oct. 7, Winnipeg @ Calgary 8 p.m. MT / 10 p.m. ET (National - Hockey Night in Canada)

- Monday, Oct. 9, Calgary @ Anaheim 8 p.m. MT / 10 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet Flames)

- Wednesday, Oct. 11, Calgary @ Los Angeles 8:30 p.m. MT / 10:30 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Friday, Oct. 13, Ottawa @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet Flames)

- Saturday, Oct. 14, Calgary @ Vancouver 8 p.m. MT / 10 p.m. ET (National - Hockey Night in Canada)

- Thursday, Oct. 19, Carolina @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet Flames)

- Saturday, Oct. 21, Minnesota @ Calgary 8 p.m. MT / 10 p.m. ET (National - Hockey Night in Canada)

- Tuesday, Oct. 24, Calgary @ Nashville 6 p.m. MT / 8 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet Flames)

- Wednesday, Oct. 25, Calgary @ St. Louis 5:30 p.m. MT / 7:30 p.m. ET (National - Sportsnet ONE)

- Friday, Oct. 27, Dallas @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (National - Sportsnet 360)

- Sunday, Oct. 29, Washington @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (National - Sportsnet 360)

November

- Thursday, Nov. 2, Pittsburgh @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Sunday, Nov. 5, New Jersey @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (National - Sportsnet 360)

- Tuesday, Nov. 7, Vancouver @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Thursday, Nov. 9, Detroit @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet Flames)

- Monday, Nov. 13, St. Louis @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Wednesday, Nov. 15, Calgary @ Detroit, 5 p.m. MT / 7 p.m. ET (National - Sportsnet)

- Saturday, Nov. 18, Calgary @ Philadelphia 11 a.m. MT / 1 p.m. ET (National - Sportsnet ONE)

- Monday, Nov. 20, Calgary @ Washington 5 p.m. MT / 7 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Wednesday, Nov. 22, Calgary @ Columbus 4:30 p.m. MT / 6:30 p.m. (National - Sportsnet 360)

- Friday, Nov. 24, Calgary @ Dallas 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet Flames)

- Saturday, Nov. 25, Calgary @ Colorado 8 p.m. MT / 10 p.m. ET (National - Hockey Night in Canada)

- Tuesday, Nov. 28, Toronto @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 P.M. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Thursday, Nov. 30, Arizona @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (National - Sportsnet 360)

December

- Saturday, Dec. 2, Edmonton @ Calgary 8 p.m. MT / 10 p.m. ET (National - Hockey Night in Canada)

- Monday, Dec. 4, Philadelphia @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. RT (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Wednesday, Dec. 6, Calgary @ Toronto 5 p.m. MT / 7 p.m. ET (National - Sportsnet)

- Thursday, Dec. 7, Calgary @ Montreal 5:30 p.m. MT / 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Saturday, Dec. 9, Vancouver @ Calgary 8 p.m. MT / 10 p.m. ET (National - Hockey Night in Canada)

- Tuesday, Dec. 12, Calgary @ Minnesota 6 p.m. MT / 8 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Thursday, Dec. 14, San Jose @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet Flames)

- Saturday, Dec. 16, Nashville @ Calgary 8 p.m. MT / 10 p.m. ET (National - Hockey Night in Canada)

- Sunday, Dec. 17, Calgary @ Vancouver 5:30 p.m. MT / 7:30 p.m. ET (National - Sportsnet)

- Wednesday, Dec. 20, St. Louis @ Calgary 7:30 p.m. MT / 9:30 p.m. ET (National - Sportsnet 360)

- Friday, Dec. 22, Montreal @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Thursday, Dec. 28, Calgary @ San Jose 8:30 p.m. MT / 10:30 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Friday, Dec. 29, Calgary @ Anaheim 8 p.m. MT / 10 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Sunday, Dec. 31, Chicago @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (National - Sportsnet 360)

January

- Thursday, Jan. 4, Los Angeles @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Saturday, Jan. 6, Anaheim @ Calgary 8 p.m. MT / 10 p.m. ET (National - Hockey Night in Canada)

- Tuesday, Jan. 9, Calgary @ Minnesota 6 p.m. MT / 8 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Thursday, Jan. 11, Calgary @ Tampa Bay 5:30 p.m. MT / 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Friday, Jan. 12, Calgary @ Florida 5:30 p.m. MT / 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet Flames)

- Sunday, Jan. 14, Calgary @ Carolina 1 p.m. MT / 3 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Saturday, Jan. 20, Winnipeg @ Calgary 1 p.m. MT / 3 p.m. ET (National - Hockey Night in Canada / Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada)

- Monday, Jan. 22, Buffalo @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Wednesday, Jan. 24, Los Angeles @ Calgary 8 p.m. MT / 10 p.m. ET (National - Sportsnet 360)

- Thursday, Jan. 25, Calgary @ Edmonton 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Tuesday, Jan. 30, Las Vegas @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West

February

- Thursday, Feb. 1, Tampa Bay @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (National - Sportsnet 360)

- Saturday, Feb. 3 Chicago @ Calgary 8 p.m. MT / 10 p.m. ET (National - Hockey Night in Canada)

- Tuesday, Feb. 6, Calgary @ Chicago 6:30 p.m. MT / 8:30 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Thursday, Feb. 8, Calgary @ New Jersey 5 p.m. MT / 7 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Friday, Feb. 9, Calgary @ N.Y. Rangers 5 p.m. MT / 7 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Sunday, Feb. 11, Calgary @ N.Y Islanders 4:30 p.m. MT / 6:30 p.m. ET (National - Sportsnet)

- Tuesday, Feb. 13, Calgary @ Boston 5 p.m. MT / 7 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Thursday, Feb. 15, Calgary @ Nashville 6 p.m. MT / 8 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Saturday, Feb. 17, Florida @ Calgary 8 p.m. MT / 10 p.m. ET (National - Hockey Night in Canada)

- Monday, Feb. 19, Boston @ Calgary 2 p.m. MT / 4 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Wednesday, Feb. 21, Calgary @ Las Vegas 8:30 p.m. MT / 10:30 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet Flames)

- Thursday, Feb. 22, Calgary @ Arizona 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Saturday, Feb. 24, Colorado @ Calgary 2 p.m. MT / 4 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Tuesday, Feb. 27, Calgary @ Dallas 6:30 MT / 8:30 ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Wednesday, Feb. 28, Calgary @ Colorado 7:30 p.m. MT / 9:30 ET (National - Sportsnet 360)

March

- Friday, March 2, N.Y. Rangers @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Monday, March 5, Calgary @ Pittsburgh 5 p.m. MT / 7 p.m. ET (National - Sportsnet ONE)

- Wednesday, March 7, Calgary @ Buffalo 5 p.m. MT / 7 p.m. ET (National - Sportsnet)

- Friday, March 9, Calgary @ Ottawa 5:30 p.m. MT / 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Sunday, March 11, N.Y. Islanders @ Calgary 4:30 p.m. MT / 6:30 p.m. ET (National - Sportsnet)

- Tuesday, March 13, Edmonton @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (National - Sportsnet West)

- Friday, March 16, San Jose @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Sunday, March 18, Calgary @ Las Vegas 2 p.m. MT / 4 p.m. ET (National - Sportsnet 360)

- Monday, March 19, Calgary @ Arizona 8 p.m. MT / 10 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Wednesday, March 21, Anaheim @ Calgary 7:30 p.m. MT / 9:30 p.m. ET (National - Sportsnet West)

- Saturday, March 24, Calgary @ San Jose 2 p.m. MT / 4 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Monday, March 26, Calgary @ Los Angeles 8:30 p.m. MT / 10:30 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Thursday, March 29, Columbus @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 P.M. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Saturday, March 31, Edmonton @ Calgary 8 p.m. MT / 10 p.m. ET (National - Hockey Night in Canada)

April

- Tuesday, April 3, Arizona @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Thursday, April 5, Calgary @ Winnipeg 6 p.m. MT / 8 p.m. ET (Regional - Sportsnet West)

- Saturday, April 7, Las Vegas @ Calgary 8 p.m. MT / 10 p.m. ET (National - Hockey Night in Canada)

About Sportsnet

Sportsnet is Canada's #1 sports media brand, uniting Canadians through sport with the content they love, accessible from anywhere. Delivering world-class storytelling on a local, regional, national and global level, the multiplatform brand consists of Sportsnet, sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN, Sportsnet 650, Sportsnet NOW, and the Sportsnet app. Sportsnet consists of four regional channels (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific), and the nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360, and Sportsnet World. Sportsnet is the official Canadian NHL national multimedia rights holder, and is also the official regional television broadcast rights holder for the Calgary Flames (including radio rights on Sportsnet 960 The FAN), Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs (including radio rights on Sportsnet 590 The FAN) and Vancouver Canucks (including radio rights on Sportsnet 650). Sportsnet also has exclusive TV & radio coverage of all 162 Blue Jays games, as well as other MLB games, Toronto Raptors, NBA, Grand Slam of Curling, Rogers Cup, CHL, IndyCar, and extensive soccer programming including Premier League, Bundesliga, FA Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup European Qualifiers.

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