The NHL's biggest stars are finally hitting the ice on Canada's Sports Leader, as TSN today announced its 42-game 2013 NHL ON TSN national broadcast schedule. In addition to producing 42 games this season, TSN has extensive NHL coverage across all of its platforms including TSN2, TSN Mobile TV, TSN Radio, TSN Digital, and on TSN's official Facebook and Twitter sites – proving once again that Hockey Lives Here.
All 42 games on TSN feature at least one Canadian team in action. TSN also retains English-language exclusivity of WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY, during which there are no other national or local NHL telecasts.
TSN and TSN2's regular season schedule of live NHL games showcasing non-Canadian teams will be announced in the coming days.
In addition to its national broadcast package, TSN will also broadcast 34 regional Winnipeg Jets games on TSN Jets, as well as regional Montreal Canadiens games on TSN Canadiens.
RDS returns with French-language coverage of all Montreal Canadiens games. RDS and RDS2 will confirm its package of games featuring other NHL teams in the coming days.
TSN's 42-game national broadcast package is part of the network's multi-year, multimedia rights agreement with the NHL that also includes national coverage of the first three rounds of the STANLEY CUP® PLAYOFFS.
All of TSN's nationally televised NHL games are also available live on TSN Mobile TV.
NHL ON TSN
Regular season coverage kicks off on Tuesday, Jan. 22 with double-header action featuring Winnipeg @ Washington at 7 p.m. ET immediately followed by San Jose @ Edmonton at 10 p.m. ET on TSN. (See attached PDF for complete broadcast schedule or click here.)
TSN's 2013 NHL regular season coverage includes 10 Toronto Maple Leafs games, nine Montreal Canadiens games, six games each for the Ottawa Senators, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and Vancouver Canucks, and three Winnipeg Jets games.
Additional highlights of the NHL ON TSN regular season schedule are as follows:
· Five Original Six match-ups
· Four all-Canadian match-ups
· Four games featuring the Stanley Cup champion L.A. Kings
· Four games featuring superstar Sidney Crosby, 2011-12 Hart Trophy winner Evgeni Malkin, and the Pittsburgh Penguins
· Three games with Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals
· The Edmonton Oilers' home opener at Rexall Place on Tuesday, Jan. 22
· 10 double-headers