Flyers to get much national TV exposure

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  
  • pat

    I really hate when their games are nationally televised, mainly because I can’t stand the announcers we usually have to listen to. I preffer when JJ calls it.
    I also don’t like afternoon games, I’m usually too busy to see them and can’t usually even listen to them on the radio.

  • pat

    I really hate when their games are nationally televised, mainly because I can’t stand the announcers we usually have to listen to. I preffer when JJ calls it.
    I also don’t like afternoon games, I’m usually too busy to see them and can’t usually even listen to them on the radio.