The National Hockey League released its national broadcast schedule for the 2011-12 season, and the Philadelphia Flyers are to be featured no less than 13 times.
It all starts in the season opener, October 6 at Boston against the defending Stanley Cup champions, which will be broadcast on the soon-to-be-rechristened Versus.
The five other games on VS are as follows:
|Wed.||Nov. 2||Philadelphia||Buffalo||7:30 PM|
|Wed.||Nov. 9||Philadelphia||Tampa Bay||7:30 PM|
|Wed.||Dec. 7||Philadelphia||Buffalo||7:30 PM|
|Wed.||Dec. 21||Philadelphia||Dallas||7:30 PM|
|Mon.||Mar. 26||Tampa Bay||Philadelphia||7:30 PM|
The Orange and Black also get exclusive treatment on NBC for two dates:
|Mon.||Jan. 2||NY Rangers||Philadelphia||1:00 PM|
|Sun.||Jan. 22||Boston||Philadelphia||3:00 PM|
Of course, that January 2 game may or may not (wink wink, nudge nudge) be the Winter Classic that hasn’t been officially announced yet in its official traditional afternoon time slot.
In addition, another five games after the turn of the new year will be featured on either NBC or VS. If NBC chooses to air any of the below, they will be shown in the usual “Game of the Week” afternoon slot. If not, then they will be aired in their originally-scheduled time slot on basic cable.
|Sun.||Feb. 12||Philadelphia||Detroit||7:30 PM|
|Sun.||Mar. 4||Philadelphia||Washington||7:00 PM|
|Sun.||Mar. 18||Pittsburgh||Philadelphia||3:00 PM|
|Sun.||Apr. 1||Philadelphia||Pittsburgh||7:30 PM|
|Sat.||Apr. 7||Philadelphia||Pittsburgh||4:00 PM|