Thursday, August 18, 2011
Isles kept secret by National TV schedule
The NHL released the National TV schedule today.
The Isles will make only one appearance on Versus this season -- November 7th in Boston -- and none on NBC. The remaining 81 games should be available on the MSG family of networks.
The Isles are scheduled to make 1 appearance on NHL Network US-- March 31, also against Boston (the national carriage should be blacked out locally). They will appear in one regional game on Hockey Night in Canada (March 17 in Montreal), and once nationally in Canada on TSN (December 23 vs Montreal). They have no current appearances on TSN2; the NHL Network-Canada schedule has not yet been announced.
Since the Penguins appear so frequently, I'm somewhat surprised that Versus didn't choose an Isles-Penguins game. After all, those teams have history. :)
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