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Monday, April 29, 2013

Isles/Pens Game 3 on NBC

...and that in itself is news, as least from an Islander perspective.

Best I can tell, it will be the first time the Isles are televised coast-to-coast in the United States on an over-the-air telecast since May 16, 1993, which was game 1 of the Islanders-Canadiens series, coming 36 hours (or so) after David Volek eliminated the Penguins.

The Isles have had some national TV (ABC/NBC/FOX) games since, but I believe that all have been regional telecasts.

For the Penguins on the other hand, it will be their first coast-to-coast telecast since March 17th.  (Pittsburgh was shown by NBC nationally 3x, and also appeared in a regional telecast on the opening day of the NHL season.)
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Anonymous said...

The Isles played on NBC's Game of the Week against the Rangers on March 25, 2007

Eric said...

Thanks for your comment and you are correct the Isles did appear that afternoon.

However, it was a regional, not a national telecast. Much of the country saw Boston-Pittsburgh that day.