NEW YORK (April 18, 2013) – With ten days remaining in the 2012-13 NHL regular season and 11 playoffs spots still up for grabs, the upcoming live game schedule on NHL Network U.S. highlights another nail-biting ‘Race for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.’
For U.S. viewers, the Network will broadcast seven games over the next five days, beginning with tonight’s “Game of the Week” between the Minnesota Wild and San Jose Sharks at 10:30 p.m. ET. The Wild sit two points behind the Sharks in the Western Conference standings with both teams vying for home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
Prior to tonight’s game, NHL On The Fly, co-anchored by Glenn Schiiler and Billy Jaffe, will take fans inside all the action from around the League with live look-ins, real-time scores and expert analysis. NHL Tonight, hosted by Kathryn Tappen and Kevin Weekes, will air an abridged show at 10:00 p.m. ET, leading into the live-game broadcast, and will resume upon the conclusion of the game with all the highlights and updated playoff implications.
Additional games on the Network include the streaking Penguins, who visit the Bruins Friday at 7:00 p.m. ET; the always exciting Battle of Ontario between the Maple Leafs and Senators Saturday at 7:00 p.m. ET; and a Western Conference battle between the Canucks and Red Wings Saturday at 10:00 p.m. ET. The Canucks will also host the League-leading Blackhawks on Monday night.
The full upcoming NHL Network-U.S. live game schedule is as follows:
Thursday, April 18: Minnesota Wild @ San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m. ET)
Friday, April 19: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Boston Bruins (7:00 p.m. ET)
Saturday, April 20: Florida Panthers @ New Jersey Devils (1:00 p.m. ET);
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Ottawa Senators (7:00 p.m. ET, CBC);
Detroit Red Wings @ Vancouver Canucks (10:00 p.m. ET, CBC)
Sunday, April 21: Dallas Stars @ Los Angeles Kings (9:00 p.m. ET)
Monday, April 22: Chicago Blackhawks @ Vancouver Canucks (10:00 p.m. ET)
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