The NHL and the Buffalo Sabres announced today that their home game on Sunday, February 20 vs. the Washington Capitals will now start at 12:30 p.m. to accommodate NBC's Hockey Day in America coverage. The game was initially announced as a 3 p.m. start when the NHL schedule was released in June.
NBC Sports will broadcast four NHL games that day, featuring eight teams from some of the most avid U.S. hockey markets. The first three games will be broadcast regionally with staggered starts. All viewers will begin the day with the same game before some viewers are taken to their regional game. The staggered starts allow for live look-ins of the other regionalized games during intermissions. The fourth game, Pittsburgh at Chicago, will be broadcast nationally. All games will be streamed live on NBCSports.com.
Tickets for this and all remaining 2010-11 regular season games are now on sale. Visit www.sabres.com
or call 1-888-GO-SABRES for more information.