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NHL network to show doubleheader on Sat night

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by blackhawkzone, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. blackhawkzone

    blackhawkzone Godfather

    Nov 29, 2007
    The NHL Network U.S. will broadcast Saturday’s Chicago at Phoenix game, joining in progress immediately following the conclusion of Montreal at Toronto. Both telecasts are available in HD.

    The Blackhawks (45-19-6) and Coyotes (44-22-5) are in a battle for first overall in the Western Conference with San Jose and Vancouver. The four teams are currently separated by three points. In the race for the Pacific Division title, Phoenix is three points behind San Jose.

    Phoenix Coyotes President and Chief Operating Officer Douglas Moss announced Thursday that the game against Chicago at Jobing.com Arena is sold out. In addition, the arena doors will open at 4:30 p.m. local time, thirty minutes earlier than normal, to accommodate the fans. The game begins at 6 p.m.

    Phoenix, which set a franchise record with its 44th win of the season on Thursday, is attempting to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2001-02.

    This game is among the highlights of NHL Network’s free preview week in the U.S., running March 20-27. With participating networks of the free preview including Comcast, DIRECTV, Dish Network, Time Warner Cable, Cox and RCN Cable, NHL Network will be available in 60 million homes across the country. Fans are encouraged to check their local listings for details. This free preview is subject to participation cable or satellite providers.
  2. Barcthespark

    Barcthespark Godfather

    Dec 16, 2007
    Dang! I thought you meant they were going to show the HNIC doubleheader.
  3. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    NHL Network will just kill the good DD 5.1 on CSN CHI down to there DD 2.0. People in Chicago are better off just viewing it on CSN CHI.
  4. Grafixguy

    Grafixguy Godfather

    Mar 15, 2008
    New Jersey
    The people in Chicago have to. :lol:
  5. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    All without DD 5.1...which = FAIL in my book.
  6. cmasia

    cmasia Icon

    Sep 18, 2007
    Las Vegas
    Thanks BlackHawkZone for the update.

    Having read the replies, it's so nice to see, once again, the glass here is never, ever half full.
  7. Avder

    Avder Hall Of Fame

    Feb 6, 2010
    Are the original RSN feeds still going to be available on NHL CI? I much prefer watching the RSN's feed rather than the NHL Networks dumbing down of the same feed.

    Also, I wish NHLN would show the full HNIC Doubleheader instead of just the east coast first game. Eff the east coast :p
  8. jefbal99

    jefbal99 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 7, 2007
    nope, when the NHL network picks up a game, it isn't on CI
  9. Avder

    Avder Hall Of Fame

    Feb 6, 2010
    *crosses out Hawks @ Coyotes, scribbles in Wings @ Canucks on his saturday night viewing plan*
  10. TANK

    TANK Icon DBSTalk Club

    Feb 16, 2003
    NHL owned team gets on NHL owned Network.
  11. Peter305

    Peter305 Hall Of Fame

    May 24, 2006
    ...and it means there will be no Hockey Night in Canada post game show. Thanks NHL Network... bad move...
  12. wolfjc

    wolfjc Legend

    Oct 4, 2006
    Well there are two ways to get the after hours show, at least on Dish system, you can get the SD version which will run after the Wings game or you can catch the rebroadcast of the game and the after hours in HD on NHL network on Sunday after noon your choice.
  13. adkinsjm

    adkinsjm Icon

    Mar 25, 2003
    Yeah, a bad move to show two of the top three teams in the West. What were they thinking?
  14. Tanic

    Tanic Cool Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    I missed the entire first period of Yotes/Hawks since the game was removed from CI. No way to watch it. :mad:

    Hell of an ending, though!
  15. Avder

    Avder Hall Of Fame

    Feb 6, 2010
    The NHL Network should have allowed the CI broadcasts to go ahead at least until they picked it up completely.

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