NHL Network-U.S. To Broadcast 78 NHL Regular-Season Games

#hockeyisback — NHL Network Returns Tomorrow with Live Reports from Training Camps and New Hosts

NEW YORK (January 12, 2013) – NHL Network-U.S. will televise 78 live games this regular season, focusing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and featuring eight double-headers, seven triple-headers and one quadruple-header. Regular-season coverage on NHL Network-U.S. gets underway on Saturday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. ET. with the New York Rangers in Boston to take on the Bruins.

On Saturday evenings, NHL Network-U.S. again will broadcast CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada programming beginning with the Scotiabank Hockey Tonight pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. ET, and Coaches Corner and Hotstove intermission programming during live game broadcasts.

Beginning tomorrow, January 13 at 7:00 p.m. ET and airing each night leading up to puck drop on the 2012-13 NHL season, NHL Network will be live with a special season preview titled NHL Tonight 2012-13 Season Preview Presented by Geico. Along with host Kathryn Tappen, a rotating cast of hockey insiders will bring viewers an in-depth look at the upcoming season, including team-by-team breakdowns, live on-location reports from NHL training camps and all the latest news as the League’s 30 teams gear up for the 99-day race for the playoffs.

With a return to the ice comes the season return of Cisco NHL Live, one of the Network’s signature programs. Cisco NHL Live begins broadcasting Monday, Jan. 14 at 5:00 p.m. ET.  Another fan favorite, the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, live from the Halifax Metro Centre, also highlights opening week on the Network for U.S. audiences.  The game airs live Wednesday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m. ET followed by a special edition of NHL Tonight 2012-13 Season Preview Presented by Geico at 10:00 p.m. ET.

In addition, NHL Network-U.S. will broadcast TSN shows NHL Top 50 Players, NHL 30 and NHL Fantasy Draft Special in the coming days. For the complete NHL Network schedule, please visit www.nhlnetwork.com.
New talent at NHL Network

New this season, Glenn Schiiler and Mark Roe join the Network as the hosts of marquee shows NHL On The Fly and NHL Tonight, bringing highlights and their expert analysis to the viewers at home. Prior to joining the Network, Schiiler was a sports anchor on Score Weekend and Score Tonighton The Score, whileRoe served as Sports Director for the award-winning CTV News in Barrie, Ontario, where he daily covered the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League.

Returning NHL Network shows

Cisco NHL Live airs weeknights from 5-7 p.m. ET, throughout the season. Host EJ Hradek keeps fans in-the-know with headlines and buzz from insiders all over the hockey world. Fans can interact live by either tweeting @NHLLive or calling in with questions at 1-855-HAT-TRICK.

NHL On The Fly, the Network’s signature show, airs nightly from 7-10 p.m. ET taking fans inside the action from around the League with live look-ins, real-time scores, team press conferences and expert analysis from a variety of your favorite NHL veterans, including current and former players.

NHL Tonight hosted by Kathryn Tappen and featuring a rotating cast of analysts including Barry Melrose, Kevin Weekes and Mike Johnson, returns nightly at 10 p.m. ET serving fans with every highlight, from every game, every night. NHL Tonight will re-air the following morning.

2012-13 NHL Network-U.S. live-game broadcast schedule is as follows:
                                (subject to change)

DATE                VISITOR        HOME        START TIME (ET)
1/19/2013        NY Rangers        Boston        7:00 p.m.
1/20/2013        Pittsburgh        NY Rangers        7:00 p.m.
1/24/2013        NY Rangers        Philadelphia        7:00 p.m.
1/25/2013        Minnesota        Detroit        7:30 p.m.
1/26/2013        Colorado        San Jose        4:00 p.m.
1/26/2013        Toronto        NY Rangers        7:00 p.m.
1/27/2013        Buffalo        Washington        3:00 p.m.
1/28/2013        Boston        Carolina        7:00 p.m.
1/31/2013        Pittsburgh        NY Rangers        7:00 p.m.
2/1/2013        St. Louis        Detroit        7:30 p.m.
2/2/2013        New Jersey        Pittsburgh        1:00 p.m.
2/2/2013        Boston        Toronto        7:00 p.m.
2/7/2013        Washington        Pittsburgh        7:00 p.m.
2/8/2013        Anaheim        Dallas        8:00 p.m.
2/9/2013        Pittsburgh        New Jersey        1:00 p.m.
2/9/2013        Phoenix        San Jose        4:00 p.m.
2/9/2013        Toronto        Montreal        7:00 p.m.
2/14/2013        Washington        Tampa Bay        7:30 p.m.
2/15/2013        Anaheim        Detroit        7:30 p.m.
2/16/2013        Philadelphia        Montreal        7:00 p.m.
2/18/2013        Nashville        Colorado        3:00 p.m.
2/18/2013        Carolina        Montreal        7:30 p.m.
2/21/2013        Columbus        Detroit        7:30 p.m.
2/22/2013        San Jose        Chicago        8:30 p.m.
2/23/2013        New Jersey        Washington        12:00 p.m.
2/23/2013        Colorado        Los Angeles        4:00 p.m.
2/23/2013        Nashville        Detroit        7:00 p.m.
2/24/2013        Boston        Florida        3:00 p.m.
2/28/2013        Pittsburgh        Carolina        7:00 p.m.
3/1/2013        Columbus        Chicago        8:30 p.m.
3/2/2013        Ottawa        Philadelphia        12:00 p.m.
3/2/2013        Washington        Winnipeg        3:00 p.m.
3/2/2013        Pittsburgh        Montreal        7:00 p.m.
3/2/2013        Los Angeles        Vancouver        10:00 p.m.
3/3/2013        St. Louis        Dallas        3:00 p.m.
3/4/2013        Nashville        Los Angeles        10:30 p.m.
3/7/2013        Pittsburgh        Philadelphia        7:00 p.m.
3/8/2013        Chicago        Colorado        9:00 p.m.
3/9/2013        Philadelphia        Boston        1:00 p.m.
3/9/2013        St. Louis        San Jose        4:00 p.m.
3/9/2013        Pittsburgh        Toronto        7:00 p.m.
3/14/2013        Washington        Carolina        7:00 p.m.
3/15/2013        New Jersey        Philadelphia        7:00 p.m.
3/16/2013        NY Rangers        Pittsburgh        1:00 p.m.
3/16/2013        Carolina        Tampa Bay        7:00 p.m.
3/16/2013        Detroit        Vancouver        10:00 p.m.
3/20/2013        Dallas        Colorado        9:30 p.m.
3/21/2013        New Jersey        Carolina        7:00 p.m.
3/22/2013        Pittsburgh        NY Islanders        7:00 p.m.
3/22/2013        Detroit        Anaheim        10:00 p.m.
3/23/2013        Vancouver        Los Angeles        4:00 p.m.
3/23/2013        Boston        Toronto        7:00 p.m.
3/28/2013        Los Angeles        St. Louis        8:00 p.m.
3/29/2013        Anaheim        Chicago        8:30 p.m.
3/30/2013        Boston        Philadelphia        1:00 p.m.
3/30/2013        NY Rangers        Montreal        7:00 p.m.
4/4/2013        New Jersey        Boston        7:00 p.m.
4/4/2013        Detroit        Phoenix        10:00 p.m.
4/5/2013        NY Rangers        Pittsburgh        7:00 p.m.
4/6/2013        Edmonton        Los Angeles        4:00 p.m.
4/6/2013        NY Rangers        Carolina        7:00 p.m.
4/6/2013        Calgary        Vancouver        10:00 p.m.
4/7/2013        Dallas        San Jose        4:00 p.m.
4/8/2013        Carolina        Boston        7:00 p.m.
4/12/2013        Detroit        Chicago        8:30 p.m.
4/13/2013        Vancouver        Colorado        3:00 p.m.
4/13/2013        Montreal        Toronto        7:00 p.m.
4/13/2013        Anaheim        Los Angeles        10:30 p.m.
4/18/2013        Vancouver        Dallas        8:00 p.m.
4/19/2013        Pittsburgh        Boston        7:00 p.m.
4/20/2013        Florida        New Jersey        1:00 p.m.
4/20/2013        Buffalo        Pittsburgh        7:00 p.m.
4/20/2013        Detroit        Vancouver        10:00 p.m.
4/21/2013        Florida        Boston        3:00 p.m.
4/21/2013        Dallas        Los Angeles        10:30 p.m.
4/22/2013        Chicago        Vancouver        10:00 p.m.
4/25/2013        Anaheim        Vancouver        10:00 p.m.
4/26/2013        Edmonton        Minnesota         8:00 p.m.

Information on the dates and times of the NHL Network live-game schedule for Canadian viewers will be released in the near future.

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