Tough to say. I think they want to utilize many options considering there are four games in three days (including the split squad games). After these games, the first set of cuts will likely be made. There is a week off before the next series of games.
does anyone seem to know if this game will be on NHL gamecenter ??
i cant seem to find out one way or the other..
I highly recommend you give www.hockeystreams.com a look. Far superior quality, (60 FPS, all HD, no black outs). Cheaper, as well as carrying every pre-season game that's televised. Game Center is not.
You don't get Hockey streams on your Tv or through your games console though.
Ahem, maybe it's been awhile since you've checked their services (they've improved tremendously over the past year). They support TONS of devices, XBOX, PS3, Roku, Boxee, iPad, Android, etc and you can output to your TV from your PC of course.