Bruins to play in 17 games on national TV in 2012-13

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Bruins to play in 17 games on national TV in 2012-13

The Bruins, as usual, will enjoy plenty of national TV exposure in the United States should the NHL season get started on time. The Black and Gold will have 17 games broadcast nationally in the US on NBC and the NBC Sports Network. Thirteen of those games will be exclusive, while the other four Bs games will also be televised locally on NESN.The Bruins, Penguins and Red Wings were tied for the most possible national appearances on the NBC Network family with the 17 possible games to be televised.

The biggest national game for the Bruins during the season will be the Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Showdown, a traditional Friday afternoon game on the day after Thanksgiving hosted in Boston. The Bs will take on the New York Rangers at 1 pm on Black Friday, and also have a Feb. 17 Saturday afternoon matinee against the Chicago Blackhawks penciled into the schedule. Three Bs games are also flex games on the schedule.

In addition the Bruins have their Oct. 11 Opening Night tilt against the Philadelphia Flyers on NBCSN. Ten other games and a Flex game against the Flyers on March 31 will also be on NBCSN.

Heres the full TV schedule for the Bruins with the caveat that many of the games could be cancelled by the looming NHL lockout if the league and players association cant come to a CBA agreement by Sept. 15:

Bruins Games Broadcast on NBC Sports Network (all times Eastern):
Thursday, October 11 at Philadelphia, 7:00 PM
Tuesday, November 27 vs. New Jersey, 7:00 PM (non-exclusive)
Monday, December 10 at Detroit, 7:30 PM (non-exclusive)
Wednesday, January 9 at Buffalo, 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 13 at New York Rangers, 7:30 PM
Tuesday, January 29 vs. St. Louis, 7:00 PM
Monday, February 4 at Colorado, 9:00 PM
Wednesday, February 6 vs. Buffalo, 7:30 PM
Monday, March 4 vs. Montreal, 7:30 PM (non-exclusive)
Wednesday, March 27 vs. Montreal, 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 10 at New Jersey, 7:30 PM

Bruins Flex Game on NBC Sports Network (Eastern Time):
Sunday, March 31 at Philadelphia, 7:30 PM

Bruins Games Broadcast on NBC (all times Eastern):
Friday, November 23 vs. New York Rangers, 1:00 PM
Sunday, February 17 at Chicago, 3:30 PM

Bruins Flex Games on NBC (all times Eastern):
Sunday, March 10 at Washington, 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 17 at Pittsburgh, 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 13 at Buffalo, 7:30 PM (non-exclusive)

BRUINS 2012-13 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL)
OCTOBER
Thu. Oct. 11 At Philadelphia 7:00 PM (NBC Sports Network)
Sat. Oct. 13 At New Jersey 7:00 PM
Tue. Oct. 16 At Montreal 7:30 PM (TSN, RDS)
Thu. Oct. 18 Montreal 7:00 PM (RDS)
Sat. Oct. 20 Dallas 7:00 PM
Tue. Oct. 23 Carolina 7:00 PM
Thu. Oct. 25 Anaheim 7:00 PM
Sat. Oct. 27 N.Y. Islanders 7:00 PM
Tue. Oct. 30 Buffalo 7:00 PM

NOVEMBER
Thu. Nov. 01 At Toronto 7:00 PM (CBC, NHL Network)
Fri. Nov. 02 At Washington 7:00 PM
Tue. Nov. 06 Minnesota 7:00 PM
Thu. Nov. 08 At Tampa Bay 7:30 PM
Sat. Nov. 10 At Florida 7:30 PM
Wed. Nov. 14 At Ottawa 7:00 PM (TSN)
Thu. Nov. 15 Colorado 7:00 PM
Sat. Nov. 17 Winnipeg 7:00 PM (CBC)
Wed. Nov. 21 At N.Y. Islanders 7:00 PM
Fri. Nov. 23 N.Y. Rangers 1:00 PM (NBC, TSN)
Sat. Nov. 24 Pittsburgh 7:00 PM (NHL Network)
Tue. Nov. 27 New Jersey 7:00 PM (NBC Sports Network non-exclusive, TSN2)
Thu. Nov. 29 Carolina 7:00 PM

DECEMBER
Sat. Dec. 01 Buffalo 7:00 PM (NHL Network)
Mon. Dec. 03 Phoenix 7:00 PM
Wed. Dec. 05 At Winnipeg 7:00 PM (TSN)
Sat. Dec. 08 At Toronto 7:00 PM (CBC, NHL Network)
Mon. Dec. 10 At Detroit 7:30 PM (NBC Sports Network non-exclusive, TSN2)
Tue. Dec. 11 Tampa Bay 7:00 PM
Thu. Dec. 13 Pittsburgh 7:00 PM (NHL Network)
Sat. Dec. 15 Florida 7:00 PM
Mon. Dec. 17 Los Angeles 7:00 PM
Thu. Dec. 20 Winnipeg 7:00 PM
Sat. Dec. 22 Washington 1:00 PM (NHL Network)
Wed. Dec. 26 Ottawa 7:00 PM (TSN)
Sat. Dec 29 At Vancouver 7:00 PM (CBC)
Mon. Dec. 31 At Calgary 7:00 PM

JANUARY
Wed. Jan. 02 At Edmonton 8:00 PM
Sat. Jan. 05 Ottawa 1:00 PM
Tue. Jan. 08 At Ottawa 7:30 PM
Wed. Jan. 09 At Buffalo 7:30 PM (NBC Sports Network, TSN2)
Sat. Jan. 12 Chicago 1:00 PM (NHL Network)
Sun. Jan. 13 At N.Y. Rangers 7:30 PM (NBC Sports Network, TSN2)
Tue. Jan. 15 New Jersey 7:00 PM
Thu. Jan. 17 At Ottawa 7:30 PM
Sat. Jan. 19 At Montreal 7:00 PM (CBC, RDS, NHL Network)
Mon. Jan. 21 Toronto 1:00 PM
Tue. Jan. 22 At N.Y. Rangers 7:00 PM
Tue. Jan. 29 St. Louis 7:00 PM (NBC Sports Network, TSN)
Thu. Jan. 31 At San Jose 7:30 PM

FEBRUARY
Sat. Feb. 02 At Phoenix 6:00 PM
Mon. Feb. 04 At Colorado 7:00 PM (NBC Sports Network, TSN2)
Wed. Feb. 06 Buffalo 7:30 PM (NBC Sports Network, TSN2)
Fri. Feb. 08 At Buffalo 7:00 PM
Sat. Feb. 09 N.Y. Rangers 7:00 PM (NHL Network)
Tue. Feb. 12 Toronto 7:00 PM
Fri. Feb. 15 At Carolina 7:00 PM
Sun. Feb. 17 At Chicago 6:30 PM (NBC, TSN2)
Mon. Feb. 18 At Nashville 5:00 PM
Thu. Feb. 21 At Tampa Bay 7:30 PM (NHL Network)
Sun. Feb. 24 At Florida 6:00 PM
Tue. Feb. 26 At Carolina 7:00 PM
Thu. Feb 28 At Montreal 7:30 PM (RDS)

MARCH
Sat. Mar. 02 Tampa Bay 1:00 PM
Mon. Mar. 04 Montreal 7:00 PM (NBC Sports Network non-exclusive, TSN, RDS)
Tue. Mar. 05 At N.Y. Islanders 7:00 PM
Sat. Mar. 09 Philadelphia 1:00 PM (NHL Network)
Sun. Mar. 10 At Washington 7:30 PM (NBCNBC Sports Network Flex, TSN2)
Thu. Mar. 14 Florida 7:00 PM
Sat. Mar. 16 Washington 1:00 PM (NHL Network)
Sun. Mar. 17 At Pittsburgh 7:30 PM (NBCNBC Sports Network Flex)
Tue. Mar. 19 At Winnipeg 7:00 PM
Sat. Mar. 23 At Toronto 7:00 PM (CBC, NHL Network)
Mon. Mar. 25 Toronto 7:00 PM (TSN)
Wed. Mar. 27 Montreal 7:00 PM (NBC Sports Network, TSN, RDS)
Sat. Mar. 30 Philadelphia 1:00 PM (NHL Network)
Sun. Mar. 31 At Philadelphia 7:30 PM (NBC Sports NetworkNBC Flex)

APRIL
Tue. Apr. 02 Ottawa 7:00 PM
Thu. Apr. 04 Columbus 7:00 PM
Fri. Apr. 05 At Pittsburgh 7:00 PM (NHL Network)
Wed. Apr. 10 At New Jersey 7:30 PM (NBC Sports Network, TSN2)
Thu. Apr. 11 N.Y. Islanders 7:00 PM
Sat. Apr. 13 At Buffalo 7:30 PM (NBCNBC Sports Network Flex non-exclusive)

Haggerty's NHL Power Rankings: So long, Wings' streak

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Haggerty's NHL Power Rankings: So long, Wings' streak

The Washington Capitals remain on top, but it's time to recognize the Red Wings' 25-year playoff streak that will come to an end this spring.

Saturday, Feb. 25: Shea Theodore waits for his time with Ducks

Saturday, Feb. 25: Shea Theodore waits for his time with Ducks

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while giving two thumbs up to The Lego Batman Movie after a screening with my 3 1/2 year old.

*Alex Prewitt has a profile on Anaheim defenseman prospect Shea Theodore as he waits for his time with the Ducks.

*The Vancouver Canucks have a mumps problem this season, and we continue to wonder why this is becoming an issue again in a first-world society.

*PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jason Brough has Patrick Eaves dealt to the Ducks for what could be first round pick if Anaheim advances far enough through the playoffs.

*Flyers GM Ron Hextall says that Philly’s young team won’t be buying ahead of next week’s NHL trade deadline.

*Along with his “Sutter-isms”, diversity is a family value for the Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter.

*Dave Strader gets back into the broadcast booth with the Dallas Stars, and will be a welcomed addition to the national NBC broadcast of Bruins/Stars on Sunday afternoon.

*As cold as he was earlier in the season, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is heating up now for the Blueshirts.

*For something completely different: Brie Larson is already prepping for her role as Captain Marvel by stepping up her game as an influence for positive change among her Hollywood peers.