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NHL Announces 2012-13 National TV Schedule

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks

NEW YORK - The National Hockey League (NHL) announced today the television schedules for national partners NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, TSN, TSN2, RDS and NHL Network-U.S. for the 2012-13 regular season.

In the U.S., NBC and NBC Sports Network enter the second season of the 10-year agreement with the NHL, the largest media rights deal in League history. It also is the eighth consecutive season both networks have served as a national television partner of the NHL in the U.S. In Canada, CBC's Hockey Night in Canada begins its 60th regular season of NHL® broadcasts. TSN, whose relationship with the NHL dates back to 1987, continues as the League's national English-language cable partner. French-language telecast partner RDS has been televising NHL games since its inception in 1989 and enters its 10th consecutive season presenting every Montreal Canadiens game.

The NBC Sports Group, in announcing its coverage plans for the 2012-13 NHL regular season, included the following highlights:

  • More than 100 regular-season games on NBC and NBC Sports Network;
  • Wednesday night exclusive coverage featuring some of the league’s biggest rivalries;
  • The first ever Hockey Day in America tripleheader, including an evening game on NBC Sports Network between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers;
  • The second annual Thanksgiving Friday game, the 2012 Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown™, on NBC featuring the New York Rangers at the Boston Bruins;
  • The 2013 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on NBC featuring the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Detroit Red Wings from at Michigan Stadium at the University of Michigan, which has a capacity of more than 109,000.
  • NBC and the NBC Sports Network will combine to present nine games of the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, the most ever for the team on NBC Sports platforms.


Date Away Home Time (PT)
ThuRSDAY, NOV. 15 sharks stars 5:00 pm
TUESDAY, DEC. 4 Sharks sabres 4:30 pm
THURSDAY, JAN. 17 Sharks wild 5:00 pm
TUESDAY, JAN. 22 Sharks blues 5:00 pm
THURSDAY, FEB . 14 Sharks lightning 4:30 pm
MONDAY, MARCH 18 Sharks stars 5:00 pm
SatURDAY, APRIL 13 Sharks coyotes 9:00 pm

All times & dates are subject to change

The Sharks complete 2012-13 broadcast schedule, including local TV listings, will be released at a later date.

See the NHL's official release

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