Hockey is Back as NBC Sports Group Drops the Puck on NHL Preseason

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September 20th, 2011

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HOCKEY IS BACK AS NBC SPORTS GROUP DROPS THE PUCK ON NHL PRESEASON

 
 

VERSUS To Air Four Preseason Games, Starting Tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET

 
NEW YORK (September 20, 2011)— The NBC Sports Group drops the puck on the 2011-12 NHL season a little earlier this year by televising four preseason games on VERSUS, beginning tomorrow night at 7 p.m.ET. The network will nationally simulcast the games from Comcast SportsNet Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia to give hockey fans increased coverage just weeks before the season officially opens with a double-header on Thursday, October 6 on VERSUS.

VERSUS will present live intermission reports hosted by Liam McHugh along with NBC Sports Group NHL analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Pierre McGuire alternating positions for nightly coverage.

VERSUS NHL preseason schedule (all times ET and subject to change):

Wednesday, September 21 Toronto at Philadelphia 7 p.m.

Intermissions: McHugh, Milbury, McGuire

Monday, September 26 Rangers at Philadelphia 7 p.m.

Intermissions: McHugh, Jones, McGuire

Wednesday, September 28 Detroit at Chicago 8:30 p.m.

Intermissions: McHugh, Jones, McGuire

Thursday, September 29 New Jersey at Philadelphia 7 p.m.

Intermissions: McHugh, Milbury, McGuire

The NBC Sports Group’s 2011-12 NHL schedule is highlighted by 100 regular-season games across NBC and VERSUS, which will be re-branded the NBC Sports Network midway through the season on January 2; expanded exclusive cable coverage, including Wednesday and Sunday nights, and live 30-minute pre- and post-game shows for every game on VERSUS; the return of Hockey Day in America on NBC and NHL All-Star Weekend on VERSUS; the introduction of a Thanksgiving Friday NBC broadcast; and national distribution of all Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Click here for the NBC Sports Group’s 2011-12 NHL regular-season schedule:
http://www.nbcuniversal.presscentre.com/Content/Detail.aspx?ReleaseID=6093&NewsAreaID=2&ClientID=4

 
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