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01-12-2013, 09:36 AM
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Jan 19th Kings/Hawks to be Televised on NBC - Regionally

The Kings/Hawks game on the 19th will be televised by NBC as well - regionally (certain parts of the country will get Pens/Flyers - other parts will get Kings/Hawks).

No word on whether or not the NBC broadcasts will be exclusive in-market (an NBC exclusive would mean that CSN/Fox Sports West would not be able to broadcast the game in the Chicago and LA markets respectively)

"It's been long-rumored that NBC will open up with a Flyers vs. Penguins national game at 3 p.m. ET on Jan. 19. It appears, however, that NBC will return to the old practice of regionalizing -- half the country will get one game, the other will get another.

The other game? NBC's listings page confirms that they'll be airing the home opener of the Los Angeles Kings, as they raise their banner against the Chicago Blackhawks. The likely result is that NBC will either split the country into east and west, or possibly add in a third game (New York Rangers vs. Boston perhaps?) and further split things up, ensuring a boffo rating."

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