NHL Announces Television Schedule; Flyers Appear Nationally 25 Times

April 1, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) faces off against Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier (14) during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Philadelphia Flyers won 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

The NHL released their schedule of nationally televised games Thursday. If there is no lockout come October, the Flyers will appear 25 times in the U.S. and 20 times in Canada.

The National Hockey League continued to toy with the heart strings of loyal fans Thursday when they released the schedule of nationally televised games in the United states, despite the looming clear and present danger of a lockout due to what appears to be gridlock in the ongoing Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations.

The Philadelphia Flyers will be telecast 25 times nationally in the States on NBC, NBCSN (NBC Sports Network), and NHLN (NHL Network):

October 11, 2012 v Boston Bruins NBCSN

October 18, 2012 v Pittsburgh Penguins NHLN

October 27, 2012 v Toronto Maple Leafs NHLN

November 3, 2012 v Anaheim Ducks NHLN

November 4, 2012 at New York Rangers NLHN

November 17, 2012 v Buffalo Sabres NHLN

November 24, 2012 at New York Rangers NHLN

December 15 v Carolina Hurricanes NHLN

December 19, 2012 v New Jersey Devils NBCSN

January 19, 2013 v Calgary Flames NHLN

January 20, 2013 at Chicago Blackhawks NBC

February 2, 2013 v Detroit Red Wings NHLN

February 12, 2013 at Pittsburgh Penguins NBCSN

February 17, 2013 at New York Rangers NBCSN

Feberuary 20, 2013 at Pittsburgh Penguins NBCSN

February 25, 2013 v New York Rangers NBCSN

February 27, 2013 v Washington Capitals NBCSN

March 2, 2013 at Toronto Maple Leafs NHLN

March 9, 2013 at Boston Bruins NHLN

March 10, 2013 v Chicago Blackhawks NBC

March 13, 2013 at New Jersey Devils NBCSN

March 24, 2013 at Pittsburgh Penguins NBCSN

March 30, 2013 at Boston Bruins NHLN

March 31, 2013 v Boston Bruins NBC

April 13, 2013 v New York Rangers NBCSN

Some notable matchups would be:

  • The season / home opener (if the season indeed gets under way on time) on October 11 against Boston, which is one of three nationally televised meetings with the Bruins. Included in these games is a home-and-home set on the last weekend in March.
  • Four matchups with the arch-rival Penguins, as well as five against the Rangers, and two with the Devils
  • The Flyers will only faceoff five times against Western Conference opponents on U.S. national games (Chicago twice, Anaheim, Detroit, and Calgary).

Additionally, games featuring the Orange-and-Black will be broadcast 20 times nationally across Canada on TSN, TSN2, CBC, and RDS:

October 20, 2012 v Winnipeg Jets CBC

Ocotber 25, 2012 at Montreal Canadiens RDS, TSN

October 27, 2012 v Toronto Maple Leafs CBC

November 28, 2012 at Toronto Maple Leafs TSN

December 19, 2012 v New Jersey Devils TSN2

January 6, 2013 at Vancouver Canucks TSN

January 10, 2013 v Montreal Canadiens RDS

January 23, 2013 v Toronto Maple Leafs TSN

February 9, 2013 v Edmonton Oilers CBC

February 12, 2013 at Pittsburgh Penguins TSN

February 20, 2013 at Pittsburgh Penguins TSN2

February 25, 2013 v New York Rangers TSN2

February 27, 2013 v Washington Capitals TSN2

March 2, 2013 v Toronto Maple Leafs CBC

March 10, 2013 v Chicago Blackhawks TSN2

March 13, 2013 at New Jersey Devils TSN2

March 15, 2013 v Montreal Canadiens RDS, TSN

April 2, 2013 at Montreal Canadiens RDS

April 6, 2013 at Winnipeg Jets CBC

April 11, 2013 v Ottawa Senators TSN

So mark your "There won't be a lockout" calendars!

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