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August 30, 2012 8:30 am

Kings’ national TV schedule announced

The NHL has (optimistically) released its national television schedule for the upcoming season, and the Kings are on it 17 times, on either NBC, NBC Sports Network or NHL Network. Here’s the rundown:

Oct. 12 vs. N.Y. Rangers — NBC Sports Network (opening night)
Oct. 30 at St. Louis — NBC Sports Network, TSN2
Nov. 3 vs. St. Louis — NHL Network
Nov. 29 at Detroit — NHL Network
Jan. 5 vs. St. Louis — NHL Network
Jan. 21 at Nashville — NBC Sports Network, TSN2
Feb. 3 at Washington — NBC, TSN2
Feb. 5 at Buffalo — NBC Sports Network, TSN
Feb. 7 at N.Y. Rangers — NHL Network
Feb. 9 at New Jersey — NHL Network
Feb. 10 at Pittsburgh — NBC or NBC Sports Network
March 11 vs. Colorado — NBC Sports Network, TSN2
March 23 vs. Vancouver — NHL Network
March 25 at Dallas — NBC Sports Network, TSN2
April 6 vs. Edmonton — NHL Network
April 9 at Dallas — NBC Sports Network, TSN2
April 13 vs. Anaheim — NHL Network

Also, for our friends north of the border, the following Kings games will be nationally broadcast only in Canada…

Oct. 16 at Edmonton — TSN
Dec. 13 at Montreal — RDS
Feb. 20 at Calgary — TSN
Feb. 28 at Vancouver — TSN
March 4 vs. Toronto — TSN
March 9 vs. Calgary — CBC

The Kings will announce their local broadcast schedule sometime in the next couple weeks. I’ve been told that the plan is for Fox Sports West to also broadcast two preseason games, the game in Las Vegas and the Kings-Ducks game in Ontario. Beyond that, it would be a big surprise if all regular-season games were not televised in some form.

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