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Pens Announce Eight Nationally Televised Games On Versus

Wednesday, 08.15.2007 / 4:18 PM / News
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Pens Announce Eight Nationally Televised Games On Versus
The National Hockey League announced that eight Pittsburgh Penguins games will be televised nationally by Versus this season.

Sidney Crosby and the Penguins will make their 2007-08 debut on Versus on Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. when they host the New York Rangers at Mellon Arena. 

2007-08 Pittsburgh Penguins schedule on Versus (subject to change)

Tues. Oct. 23 NY RANGERS @ PITTSBURGH 7:00 PM
Tues. Oct. 30 Pittsburgh @ Minnesota 7:00 PM
Tues. Dec. 11 Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Mon. Jan. 14 NY RANGERS @ PITTSBURGH 7:00 PM
Mon. Jan. 21 WASHINGTON @ PITTSBURGH 7:30 PM
Mon. Feb. 4 Pittsburgh @ New Jersey 7:00 PM
Mon. Mar. 24 Pittsburgh @ NY Islanders 7:00 PM
Mon. Mar. 31 Pittsburgh @ NY Rangers 7:00 PM

Pittsburgh also announced two time changes for broadcast purposes to the 2007-08 regular season schedule.  The Penguins’ Nov. 7 home game against Philadelphia has been changed from 7:30 to 7:00 p.m. because it will be televised nationally in Canada by TSN. The Penguins’ January 21 home game vs. Washington has been changed from 7:00 to 7:30 to accommodate the Versus schedule.

The NBC NHL “Game of the Week” drops the puck on Sunday, Jan. 20 with an exciting new twist to ensure fans are provided with the most exciting match-up available: the NHL will offer flexible scheduling for NBC’s nine regular-season dates. NBC will select from up to four games on Sunday afternoons. Thirteen days prior to the scheduled games a game will be selected for broadcast on NBC. All NBC regular-season games will be broadcast on Sundays for the first time and all games will be presented in High Definition. NBC will again broadcast the postseason, including Games 3-7 of the Stanley Cup Final in prime time.  The “NHL on HDNet” this season will continue offering fans a flexible schedule of games airing on Thursday and Saturday nights. HDNet will update its broadcast schedule bimonthly so that it will be able to feature the hottest players, teams and match-ups. All “NHL on HDNet” broadcasts are original HDNet productions broadcast in 1080i HD and 16x9 widescreen format.

The Penguins can be selected for up to four regular season games on NBC.

Every Penguins game will be televised this season. At least 70 of the Penguins’ 82 regular season games will be broadcast locally by FSN Pittsburgh, with Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey calling the action.

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