Despite not having an agreement with the NHLPA, the NHL today announced their national television schedule – the Buffalo Sabres will be featured fifteen times on NBC networks.
MSG – entering into the sixth year of the ten year deal to broadcast Buffalo Sabres games, will host 70 games locally for Buffalo Sabres fans.
If you are a fan of the Hockey Night In Canada – eight Buffalo Sabres games will be featured, December 8th at Montreal, December 15th against Montreal, December 22 at Calgary, December 29th at Winnipeg, and April 6th at Montreal.
The nationally televised games are as follows:
**Oct 16 Detroit
*Oct 24 New Jersey
Dec 3 Toronto
Dec 4 San Jose
Dec 17 Montreal
*Dec 26 Washington
*Jan 9 Boston
Feb 5 Los Angeles
*Feb 6 Boston
Feb 17 Pittsburgh
Feb 26 Tampa Bay
March 17 Washington (NBC/NBCSN Flex)
**March 26 Tampa Bay
April 8 Toronto
**April 13 Boston
This is contingent on the NHL and NHLPA coming to an agreement on time and the schedule going off as planned. This schedule of games will probably change if the CBA is finalized beyond the deadline of September 15th, 2012 and in time to play a partial season.
** Game will be shown in the Buffalo/Rochester market on MSG.
* NBC Sports Network exclusive Game of the Week.