TSN and TSN2 Deliver Largest National NHL Broadcast Package in Canada with
124 Regular Season Games

- TSN's 76-game schedule includes 70 match-ups featuring at least one Canadian team -

- TSN2 to air 48 NHL games -

- All games available nationally in High Definition -

TORONTO, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - Hockey lives here!  With the most nationally-televised NHL regular season games in Canada, TSN and TSN2 deliver Canada's favourite pastime to fans from coast to coast with its 124-game NHL ON TSN broadcast schedule for the 2010-11 regular season.  All games are available nationally in High Definition.  Games and highlights are also available on demand on TSN.ca.

This year's combined 124-game national broadcast package is part of TSN and TSN2's multi-year broadcast and digital rights agreement with the NHL.  A total of 76 regular season games will air on TSN, with 70 games featuring at least one Canadian team.  TSN also retains exclusivity of WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY, during which there are no other national or local NHL telecasts. 

TSN2's regular season schedule features 48 live NHL games showcasing non-Canadian teams.  In addition, TSN and TSN2 have pre-season action featuring all six Canadian clubs.

"As we saw with our regular season audiences last year, Canadian fans are watching the NHL more than ever.  With 124 games this year, TSN and TSN2 will ensure fans across the country are well-served with a broadcast package that has the most nationally-televised NHL regular season games in Canada," said Stewart Johnston, President, TSN.  "In addition to live games, Canadian hockey fans also receive all-encompassing coverage of their favourite NHL teams on all of TSN's broadcast, digital, online and mobile platforms."

Regular season coverage on TSN gets underway on Thursday, Oct. 7 - opening day - with an NHL Premiere game from Europe, as the Carolina Hurricanes take on the Minnesota Wild at 12 noon ET in Helsinki, Finland.  In total, TSN has four NHL games from Europe to kick off the regular season. 

TSN then hits the ice closer to home with its first WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY broadcast of the year featuring doubleheader action on October 13 with Toronto @ Pittsburgh at 7:30 p.m. ET immediately followed by Vancouver @ Anaheim at 10 p.m. ET.

TSN2 has NHL action on Tuesday, Oct. 12 with Colorado @ Detroit at 7:30 p.m. ET.  (See broadcast schedule below.)
Highlights of the NHL ON TSN schedule include three all-Canadian match-ups featuring Edmonton @ Montreal and Vancouver @ Calgary on December 1, and Ottawa @ Montreal on December 7.  Headlining the NHL ON TSN's Canadian team coverage during the regular season is Toronto with 17 appearances, followed by Montreal with 16, Ottawa with 12, and 10 appearances each for Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton featuring #1 overall draft pick Taylor Hall.

Additional highlights of the NHL ON TSN regular season schedule include:

  • 12 Original Six match-ups
  • 10 games featuring Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks
  • 14 games featuring Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals
  • 10 doubleheaders on TSN
  • Dany Heatley's highly-anticipated return to Ottawa with the San Jose Sharks on December 2
  • Continued exclusivity of WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY, during which there are no other national or local NHL telecasts

TSN delivered impressive audiences for the NHL during the 2009-10 regular season.  With 71 games featuring Canadian teams, TSN averaged 714,000 viewers - the highest average audience ever recorded for NHL regular season games on TSN.  Audience levels also increased in all key advertising demographics for TSN compared to the 2008-09 NHL regular season.

As part of its broadcast rights agreement with the league, TSN has exclusive Canadian specialty television rights for national English-language broadcast and digital coverage of NHL games.  Once again, TSN has coverage of the first three rounds of the STANLEY CUP® PLAYOFFS, exclusive Canadian coverage of the NHL DRAFT LOTTERY and NHL ENTRY DRAFT, and a suite of broadband, wireless and video-on-demand rights for NHL ON TSN telecasts.

2010-11 NHL ON TSN Broadcast Schedule*


Pre-Season
September
- Wednesday, Sept. 22    Ottawa @ Toronto     7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Thursday, Sept. 23 Tampa Bay @ Edmonton 9 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Tuesday, Sept. 28 Buffalo vs. Ottawa 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Tuesday, Sept. 28 Phoenix @ Calgary 9:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Wednesday, Sept. 29 Vancouver @ San Jose 10:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Thursday, Sept. 30 Buffalo @ Montreal 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
     
Regular Season
October  
- Thursday, Oct. 7 Carolina vs. Minnesota 12 noon ET (TSN)**
- Friday, Oct. 8 Minnesota vs. Carolina 12 noon ET (TSN)**
- Friday, Oct. 8 Columbus vs. San Jose 3 p.m. ET (TSN)***
- Saturday, Oct. 9 Phoenix vs. Boston 12 noon ET (TSN)****
- Tuesday, Oct. 12 Colorado @ Detroit 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Wednesday, Oct. 13 Toronto @ Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Wednesday, Oct. 13 Vancouver @ Anaheim 10 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Thursday, Oct. 14 Carolina @ Ottawa 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Monday, Oct. 18 Colorado @ NY Rangers 7 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, Oct. 19 Boston @ Washington 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Wednesday, Oct. 20 Vancouver @ Chicago 9 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Thursday, Oct. 21 NY Rangers @ Toronto 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Monday, Oct. 25 Los Angeles @ Minnesota 8 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, Oct. 26 Buffalo @ Philadelphia 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Wednesday, Oct. 27 NY Islanders @ Montreal 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Thursday, Oct. 28 Colorado @ Calgary 9:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
 
November  
- Tuesday, Nov. 2 San Jose @ Minnesota 8 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Wednesday, Nov. 3 Toronto @ Washington 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Wednesday, Nov. 3 Detroit @ Calgary 9:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Thursday, Nov. 4 NY Islanders @ Ottawa 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Monday, Nov. 8 Phoenix @ Detroit 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, Nov. 9 Washington @ NY Rangers 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Wednesday, Nov. 10 Toronto @ Florida 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Thursday, Nov. 11 Montreal @ Boston 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Friday, Nov. 12 Calgary @ Phoenix 9 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Monday, Nov. 15 St. Louis @ Colorado 8 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Wednesday, Nov. 17 Vancouver @ Pittsburgh 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Wednesday, Nov. 17 Ottawa @ Carolina 7 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Friday, Nov. 19 Chicago @ Calgary 9:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Monday, Nov. 22 Boston @ Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, Nov. 23 Edmonton @ Phoenix 9 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Wednesday, Nov. 24 Calgary @ New Jersey 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Wednesday, Nov. 24 Dallas @ Ottawa 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Thursday, Nov. 25 Colorado @ Edmonton 9 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Friday, Nov. 26 Toronto @ Buffalo 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Friday, Nov. 26 San Jose @ Vancouver 10 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Monday, Nov. 29 Dallas @ Carolina 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, Nov. 30 St. Louis @ Chicago 8 p.m. ET (TSN2)
 
December  
- Wednesday, Dec. 1 Edmonton @ Montreal 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Wednesday, Dec. 1 Vancouver @ Calgary 9:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Thursday, Dec. 2 San Jose @ Ottawa 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Friday, Dec. 3 Vancouver @ Chicago 8:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Monday, Dec. 6 San Jose @ Detroit 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, Dec. 7 Ottawa @ Montreal 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Tuesday, Dec. 7 Buffalo @ Boston 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, Dec. 7 Anaheim @ Edmonton 9:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Wednesday, Dec. 8 Toronto @ Pittsburgh 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Thursday, Dec. 9 Philadelphia @ Toronto 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Monday, Dec. 13 Los Angeles @ Detroit 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, Dec. 14 Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia 7 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Wednesday, Dec. 15 Philadelphia @ Montreal 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Monday, Dec. 20 Anaheim @ Boston 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, Dec. 21 New Jersey @ Washington 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Wednesday, Dec. 22 Vancouver @ Detroit 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Thursday, Dec. 23 Montreal @ Carolina 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Monday, Dec. 27 Minnesota @ Columbus 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, Dec. 28 Boston @ Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, Dec. 28 Philadelphia @ Vancouver 10 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Thursday, Dec. 30 Colorado @ Edmonton 9:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Friday, Dec. 31 Phoenix @ St. Louis 8:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
 
January  
- Tuesday, Jan. 4 Detroit @ Edmonton 9 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Thursday, Jan. 6 St. Louis @ Toronto 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Monday, Jan. 10 Boston @ Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, Jan. 11 Montreal @ NY Rangers 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Tuesday, Jan. 11 Philadelphia @ Buffalo 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Wednesday, Jan. 12 Pittsburgh @ Montreal 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Thursday, Jan. 13 Ottawa @ NY Islanders 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Monday, Jan. 17 Los Angeles @ Dallas 8:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, Jan. 18 Montreal @ Buffalo 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Wednesday, Jan. 19 Toronto @ NY Rangers 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Wednesday, Jan. 19 Minnesota @ Calgary 9:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Monday, Jan. 24 NY Rangers @ Washington 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, Jan. 25 Toronto @ Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Wednesday, Jan. 26 Edmonton @ Dallas 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
 
February  
- Tuesday, Feb. 1 Montreal @ Washington 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Tuesday, Feb. 1 Pittsburgh @ NY Rangers 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Wednesday, Feb. 2 Detroit @ Ottawa 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Thursday, Feb. 3 Carolina @ Toronto 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Friday, Feb. 4 Chicago @ Vancouver 10 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Sunday, Feb. 6 Pittsburgh @ Washington 12:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Monday, Feb. 7 NY Rangers @ Detroit 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, Feb. 8 Buffalo @ Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Wednesday, Feb. 9 Montreal @ Boston 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Thursday, Feb. 10 New Jersey @ Toronto 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Monday, Feb. 14 Washington @ Phoenix 8 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Wednesday, Feb. 16 Toronto @ Buffalo 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Wednesday, Feb. 16 Dallas @ Calgary 9:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Friday, Feb. 18 Boston @ Ottawa 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Monday, Feb. 21 Washington @ Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, Feb. 22 New Jersey @ Dallas 8:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Wednesday, Feb. 23 Edmonton @ Colorado 9:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Monday, Feb. 28 Chicago @ Minnesota 8 p.m. ET (TSN2)
 
March  
- Tuesday, March 1 Buffalo @ NY Rangers 7 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, March. 1 Boston @ Ottawa 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Wednesday, March 2 Pittsburgh @ Toronto 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Friday, March 4 NY Rangers @ Ottawa 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Monday, March 7 Washington @ Tampa Bay 7 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, March 8 Colorado @ Minnesota 8 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Wednesday, March 9 Edmonton @ Washington 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Monday, March 14 San Jose @ Chicago 8 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, March 15 Washington @ Montreal 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Tuesday, March 15 Buffalo @ Carolina 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, March 15 Phoenix @ Calgary 9:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Wednesday, March 16 Toronto @ Carolina 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Friday, March 18 Montreal @ NY Rangers 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Sunday, March 20 TBD 12:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Monday, March 21 Pittsburgh @ Detroit 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, March 22 Buffalo @ Montreal 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Tuesday, March 22 Washington @ Philadelphia 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Wednesday, March 23 Vancouver @ Detroit 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Thursday, March 24 Montreal @ Boston 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Friday, March 25 Washington @ Ottawa 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Monday, March 28 Chicago @ Detroit 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, March 29 Los Angeles @ Edmonton 9:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Tuesday, March 29 Chicago @ Boston 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Wednesday, March 30 Montreal @ Carolina 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Wednesday, March 30 Anaheim @ Calgary 9:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Thursday, March 31 Toronto @ Boston 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
 
April  
- Monday, April 4 Boston @ NY Rangers 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Tuesday, April 5 New Jersey @ Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Wednesday, April 6 Toronto @ New Jersey 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
- Sunday, April 10 TBD 12:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)

*All games available in High Definition
**Live from Helsinki, Finland
***Live from Stockholm, Sweden
****Live from Prague, Czech Republic

Source: BBM Canada.  Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.

 

TSN is Canada's Sports Leader and Canada's most-watched specialty network. Delivering more sports coverage in High Definition than any other network in Canada, TSN's comprehensive broadcast schedule features an exciting lineup of sports including NHL, IIHF, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLB, Season of Champions Curling, Golf's Majors, F1, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Grand Slam Tennis and Championship Boxing events. TSN properties include TSN2, TSN MOBILE and the industry leading sports website TSN.ca. Official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and London 2012 Games of the Olympiad, TSN is a division of CTVglobemedia.

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