The Minnesota Wild’s revolution will be televised.
The Wild will make 10 nationally televised appearances during the 2012-13 season. Minnesota will make nine appearances on NBC Sports Network and host the Detroit Red Wings on NBC at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 as part of Hockey Day in America.
The Wild also announced its local television schedule, with 72 games set to air on FOX Sports North, including eight on FOX Sports North Plus. For the third consecutive season, all 82 regular-season contests will be televised in high definition.
National games on NBC Sports Network include: Monday, Oct. 29 vs. Washington; Monday, Nov. 26 at Pittsburgh; Wednesday, Nov. 28 vs. Chicago; Wednesday, Dec. 12 at St. Louis; Tuesday, Jan. 15 vs. Anaheim; Thursday, Jan. 17 vs. San Jose; Tuesday, March 12 vs. Phoenix; Monday, April 1 at Chicago; and Thursday, April 11 vs. Dallas.
In addition, the following start time changes for Wild games have been made:
|DATE ||Opponent ||new start time (CT) |
|Oct. 18 ||at Dallas ||7:30 p.m. |
|nov. 26 ||at pittsburgh ||6:30 p.m. |
|dec. 14 ||vs. edmonton ||7:30 p.m. |
|feb. 17 ||vs. detroit ||11:30 a.m. |
|march 27 ||vs. phoenix ||8:30 p.m. |
|april 1 ||at chicago ||7:00 p.m. |
FOX Sports North’s telecast schedule features 28 different opponents and begins with the Wild’s home opener against Colorado on Oct. 13, with a one-hour Wild Live pregame show starting at 6 p.m. FOX Sports North will broadcast all 24 games against Northwest Division opponents and all four contests against the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. The seventh annual Hockey Day Minnesota on Jan. 19 will feature the Wild’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Xcel Energy Center at 8 p.m. FOX Sports North also will telecast games against the following Eastern Conference opponents: Boston, Buffalo, Carolina, Florida, New Jersey, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Toronto and Winnipeg. FOX Sports North’s schedule includes 34 telecasts at Xcel Energy Center and 38 road contests.
For a downloadable Wild game schedule, iCal and CVS, click here.
Minnesota Wild telecasts on FOX Sports North will feature play-by-play announcer Anthony LaPanta and color analyst Mike Greenlay. Tom Hanneman will host Wild Live presented by Century Link before and after every game featuring analysis from Tom Chorske, Kevin Gorg and Wes Walz.