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Sharks And FSN Announce NHL Center Ice Blackout Lifts

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks
SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks and FSN Bay Area announced today that the parties have reached an agreement to have the local television territory blackout lifted for up to ten regular season San Jose Sharks games that are not currently scheduled to be televised by the team’s primary rights holder, FSN Bay Area or on the NHL’s national television partner VERSUS.

Thus, those individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area who have purchased the NHL’s Center Ice package will be able to view the Sharks opposing team’s broadcast on these occasions (if the respective opponent is televising the game).

“We are extremely pleased that these additional games have been made available to Sharks fans locally,” said Sharks Executive Vice President of Business Operations Malcolm Bordelon. “FSN Bay Area has always been a great partner with us and they certainly recognize the passion exuded by the legion of Sharks fans in the Bay Area. Our fans now have access to the most televised Sharks games in franchise history.”

With the lifting of the regional blackout, the following games will now be available to NHL Center Ice subscribers if the respective opponent is televising the contest:

Monday, Oct. 22 at Calgary 
Saturday, Oct. 27 at Columbus
Saturday, Nov. 3 at Los Angeles 
Monday, Nov. 12 vs. Phoenix
Monday, Dec. 3 at Colorado
Friday, Dec. 7 at Phoenix
Monday, Dec. 31 at Minnesota
Monday, Feb. 18 at NY Islanders*
Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Columbus
Friday, March 7 at Chicago^

* - NBC has the option of picking up the San Jose Sharks game on Sunday, Feb. 17 at NY Rangers, which is currently schedule to be televised by FSN Bay Area. In the event NBC does pick up that game, the Feb. 18 game at NY Islanders will be picked up by FSN Bay Area, making the blackout

^ - The Chicago Blackhawks historically do not televise home games. Should they choose to televise this game, it will be available on NHL Center Ice.
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