Nashville Predators and Fox Sports TN announce 68-game HD schedule

The Nashville Predators and FS-TN have announced their broadcast schedule for the upcoming season, covering 68 games (up from 60 last season, and 55 the year before), all in HD. Only four of the games will be on SportSouth as opposed to FS-TN, and there are also the two additional games on Versus/NBC, bringing the total numbers of games on TV up to 70 this season, including all 41 road games, and all 20 games down the stretch at the end of the year.

Follow after the jump for the team's press release and all the details...

The National Hockey League's Nashville Predators and the team's exclusive regional television partner FOX Sports Tennessee (FSTN)  announced today that the network will televise a franchise-record 68 Nashville Predators' regular-season games during the 2011-2012 NHL season. All games will be televised in HD. See attached for the complete FOX Sports Tennessee Predators' telecast schedule.


The Nashville Predators TV schedule, along with the NHL's national package, assures all 41 road games (39 on FSTN/SPSO, two on Versus/NBC Sports Channel) and 29 home contests from Bridgestone Arena will be televised regionally. Four of the 68 scheduled games will be televised on FOX Sports Tennessee's sister network SportSouth (SPSO). Predators' telecasts will reach cable and satellite households across Tennessee, Kentucky and portions of Alabama and Mississippi and for the first time ever, 42 Nashville Predators games will be broadcast in the Atlanta market and throughout Georgia, partially filling the broadcast hole left by the departure of the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg. Fans should also take note that O'Charley's is now the official away game viewing-party headquarters for the 2011-12 season; all 41 Nashville Predators road games will be broadcast at each Middle Tennessee O'Charley's location.

 

"With a franchise-record 68 games scheduled to be televised, eight games more than last season, and all road games televised for the first time in franchise history, the stage is set for another great season," Executive Vice President Chris Parker said. "This year represents our highest-ever number of televised games, combined with an expanded broadcast coverage area, meaning a greater number of fans now have even more opportunities to catch the exhilarating, high-speed, hard-hitting action of the Nashville Predators all season long."

 

Coverage begins with the Predators' regular-season opener on Oct. 7 against the Columbus Blue Jackets (6 p.m. CT). Other highlights from the 2011-12 telecast schedule include the 1,000th game in franchise history (Nov. 12 vs. the Montreal Canadiens), six games apiece against the Central Division-rival Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings, three games versus the Predators' 2011 first-round playoff-foe Anaheim Ducks and all four games against the Predators' 2011 second-round playoff opponent Vancouver Canucks. Additionally, the final 20 regular-season games (Feb. 27- April 7) will also be televised (19 on FSTN/SPSO, one on Versus/NBC Sports Channel).

 

The FOX Sports Tennessee broadcast duo of play-by-play announcer Pete Weber and analyst Terry Crisp enter their fourteenth season calling Predators' action.  In addition to game telecasts, Weber and Crisp will co-host Lexus Predators Live, an extended post-game coverage show after every game on FOX Sports Tennessee. Returning for his fourth season is Mark Howard, rinkside reporter for all Predators home games. Joining Pete Weber and Terry Crisp on the broadcast, Howard provides player and coach interviews during pre- and post-game coverage as well as intermissions.

 

  DAY     DATE    VS/AT  OPPONENT  TIME (CT)  NETWORK
Fri 10/7 @ Columbus Blue Jackets 6:00 PM FSTN
Sat 10/8 @ St. Louis Blues 7:00 PM FSTN
Thu 10/13 VS PHOENIX COYOTES 7:00 PM SPSO
Mon 10/17 @ Edmonton Oilers 8:30 PM FSTN
Thu 10/20 @ Vancouver Canucks 9:00 PM SPSO
Sat 10/22 @ Calgary Flames 3:00 PM FSTN
Tue 10/25 VS SAN JOSE SHARKS 7:00 PM FSTN
Mon 10/31 @ Chicago Blackhawks 7:30 PM FSTN
Thu 11/3 @ Phoenix Coyotes 9:00 PM FSTN
Sat 11/5 @ San Jose Sharks 9:30 PM FSTN
Tue 11/8 @ Los Angeles Kings 9:30 PM FSTN
Wed 11/9 @ Anaheim Ducks 9:00 PM FSTN
Sat 11/12 VS MONTREAL CANADIENS 6:00 PM FSTN
Tue 11/15 VS WASHINGTON CAPITALS 7:00 PM FSTN
Thu 11/17 VS TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS 7:00 PM FSTN
Wed 11/23 @ Minnesota Wild 7:00 PM FSTN
Sat 11/26 @ Detroit Red Wings 6:00 PM FSTN
Mon 11/28 @ Edmonton Oilers 8:30 PM FSTN
Tue 11/29 @ Calgary Flames 8:30 PM FSTN
Thu 12/1 @ Vancouver Canucks 9:00 PM FSTN
Tue 12/6 VS PHOENIX COYOTES 7:00 PM FSTN
Thu 12/8 @ Columbus Blue Jackets 6:00 PM FSTN
Sat 12/10 VS ANAHEIM DUCKS 7:00 PM FSTN
Tue 12/13 VS CALGARY FLAMES 7:00 PM FSTN
Thu 12/15 VS DETROIT RED WINGS 7:00 PM FSTN
Sat 12/17 VS ST. LOUIS BLUES 7:00 PM FSTN
Tue 12/20 @ Washington Capitals 6:00 PM FSTN
Fri 12/23 @ Dallas Stars 7:30 PM FSTN
Mon 12/26 VS DETROIT RED WINGS 7:00 PM FSTN
Wed 12/28 VS MINNESOTA WILD 7:00 PM FSTN
Fri 12/30 @ St. Louis Blues 7:00 PM FSTN
Sun 1/1 VS CALGARY FLAMES 5:00 PM FSTN
Thu 1/5 VS DALLAS STARS 7:00 PM FSTN
Tue 1/10 @ Colorado Avalanche 8:00 PM FSTN
Sat 1/14 VS PHILADELPHIA FLYERS 7:00 PM SPSO
Mon 1/16 @ New York Islanders 12:00 PM FSTN
Tue 1/17 @ New York Rangers 6:30 PM VS/NBC Sports
Thu 1/19 @ Columbus Blue Jackets 6:00 PM FSTN
Sat 1/21 VS CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 7:00 PM FSTN
Mon 1/23 VS   COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS   7:00 PM FSTN
Tue 1/24 @ Chicago Blackhawks 7:30 PM FSTN
Tue 1/31 @ Minnesota Wild 7:00 PM FSTN
Thu 2/2 @ Philadelphia Flyers 6:00 PM FSTN
Tue 2/7 VS VANCOUVER CANUCKS 7:00 PM FSTN
Thu 2/9 @ Ottawa Senators 6:30 PM FSTN
Sat 2/11 @ Boston Bruins 12:00 PM FSTN
Tue 2/14 VS CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 7:00 PM FSTN
Fri 2/17 @ Detroit Red Wings 6:30 PM FSTN
Sun 2/19 @ Dallas Stars 6:00 PM FSTN
Tue 2/21 VS VANCOUVER CANUCKS 7:00 PM FSTN
Mon 2/27 VS LOS ANGELES KINGS 7:00 PM FSTN
Tue 2/28 @ Carolina Hurricanes 6:00 PM FSTN
Sat 3/3 @ Florida Panthers 6:30 PM FSTN
Tue 3/6 VS LOS ANGELES KINGS 7:00 PM FSTN
Thu 3/8 VS COLORADO AVALANCHE 7:00 PM SPSO
Sat 3/10 VS DETROIT RED WINGS 7:00 PM FSTN
Mon 3/12 @ Phoenix Coyotes 9:00 PM FSTN
Thu 3/15 @ San Jose Sharks 9:30 PM FSTN
Sat 3/17 @ Los Angeles Kings 9:30 PM FSTN
Sun 3/18 @ Anaheim Ducks 7:00 PM FSTN
Tue 3/20 VS EDMONTON OILERS 7:00 PM FSTN
Thu 3/22 @ Pittsburgh Penguins 6:00 PM FSTN
Sat 3/24 VS WINNIPEG JETS 6:00 PM FSTN
Sun 3/25 @ Chicago Blackhawks 6:30 PM VS/NBC Sports
Tue 3/27 @ St. Louis Blues 7:00 PM FSTN
Fri 3/30 @ Detroit Red Wings 6:30 PM FSTN
Sat 3/31 VS CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 7:00 PM FSTN
Tue 4/3 VS MINNESOTA WILD 7:00 PM FSTN
Thu 4/5 VS DALLAS STARS 7:00 PM FSTN
Sat 4/7 @ Colorado Avalanche 8:00 PM FSTN
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