Thursday, August 30, 2012

Flyers presence large on NBC hockey telecasts

Assuming everything goes to plan and the 2012-13 season begins on October 11, the Philadelphia Flyers will be beamed across North American television screens quite a bit thanks to the corporate synergy between NBC and Comcast.

Below is the schedule breakdown from a team release:

For the second consecutive year, the Flyers will open their season as part of a national TV broadcast on the NBC Sports Network when they host the Boston Bruins on October 11.  The Flyers will be featured exclusively on the NBC Sports Network on six additional occasions throughout the year. 

 Day     Date                 Opponent         Time                Network
Thu.      Oct. 11       vs. Boston              7:00 PM            NBCSN
Wed.    Dec. 19       vs.  New Jersey       7:30 PM            NBCSN
Sun.     Feb. 17       @   NY Rangers       7:30 PM            NBCSN
Wed.    Feb. 20       @   Pittsburgh         7:30 PM            NBCSN
Wed.    Feb. 27       vs. Washington       7:30 PM            NBCSN
Wed.    Mar. 13       @   New Jersey       7:30 PM            NBCSN
Sun.     Mar. 24       @   Pittsburgh         7:30 PM            NBCSN

In addition, four Flyers games are slated for national broadcast under NBC’s flex scheduling option.  If selected, the game will be televised nationally on NBC; if not, it will appear on the NBC Sports Network. 
   
 Day     Date           Opponent               Time                Network
Sun.     Jan. 20        @ Chicago              7:30 PM            NBC/SN
Sun.     Mar. 10       vs. Chicago             3:00 PM            NBC/SN
Sun.     Mar. 31       vs. Boston               7:30 PM            NBC/SN
Sat.      Apr. 13        vs. NY Rangers        3:00 PM            NBC/SN

The Flyers’ 2012-13 local broadcast schedule will be announced in the near future. 
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