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NHL releases 2012-13 regular season schedule

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NHL releases 2012-13 regular season schedule

NEW YORK (January 12, 2013) -- The National Hockey League’s 2012-13 regular season will commence on Saturday, Jan. 19, with 26 of the NHL’s 30 teams in action. This season, each team will play a 48-game schedule comprised entirely of games against Clubs within its conference. The regular season concludes Saturday, Apr. 27, with another 13-game slate. The 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin Tuesday, Apr. 30.

The 2012-13 NHL scheduling matrix focuses competition on the most heated rivalries in the League. Teams will play 18 games within the division: four games (two home and two away) against two of the teams in the division, five games (three home and two away) against one team from the division and five games (two home and three away) against the remaining divisional opponent.

To complete the 720-game schedule, Clubs will play three games against each of the ten remaining non-divisional opponents from within the conference. Outside the division, a team will face five clubs twice at home and once away, while playing once at home and twice on the road against the other five teams.

In what promises to be a frenetic 99-day regular season, there is at least one NHL game on the schedule every night. The final day of the season – Saturday, Apr. 27 – again features 26 teams in action creating a final, 13-game push for the playoffs.

This season begins in the same location last season ended when on Jan. 19 the Los Angeles Kings raise their 2012 Stanley Cup Championship banner at Staples Center before taking on the 2010 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks at 3 p.m. ET. Both NBC in the U.S. and CBC in Canada will present coverage of the Kings’ banner ceremony before taking viewers to live NHL action.

On opening day in the U.S., starting at 3 p.m. ET, NBC will present regional coverage of Kings-Blackhawks and the Pittsburgh Penguins visiting the Philadelphia Flyers. That night, NHL Network-U.S. presents live coverage of the New York Rangers visiting the Boston Bruins.

The next day, NBC has national coverage of the Flyers in Buffalo taking on the Sabres at 12:30 p.m. ET. NBC Sports Group is broadcasting four games over the first two days of the season, three on NBC and one on NBC Sports Network, which launches its season Sunday, Jan. 20, in Phoenix as the Coyotes host the Blackhawks at 10 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports Group will air 70 NHL regular-season games across NBC and NBC Sports Network this season. The schedule includes 14 games on NBC, the most regular-season games ever on the network, as well as 24 exclusive windows and 26 exclusive games on NBC Sports Network. NBC Sports Group presents a Hockey Day in America triple-header on Feb. 17 and this season has rivalry nights on Wednesday night on NBC Sports Network.

In Canada, CBC kicks off an opening day triple-header with the Kings’ banner ceremony followed by the Ottawa Senators at the Winnipeg Jets, the Montreal Canadiens hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7 p.m. ET and the Anaheim Ducks visiting the Vancouver Canucks at 10 p.m. ET.

CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada enters its 60th season with 49 games on the schedule. This season includes ten Original Six pairings, 18 all-Canadian match-ups and a full day of coverage on Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada on February 9. CBC’s NHL coverage once again includes the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the network is the exclusive home of the Stanley Cup Final.

TSN is producing 42 games this season with every game featuring at least one Canadian team. TSN retains English-language exclusivity of Wednesday Night Hockey and includes national coverage of the first three rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Regular-season coverage on TSN begins Tuesday, Jan. 22, with a double-header featuring Winnipeg at the Washington Capitals at 7 p.m. ET immediately followed by the San Jose Sharks visiting the Edmonton Oilers. TSN and TSN2 will confirm their package of games featuring other U.S. based teams in the coming days.

RDS returns with French-language coverage of all Montreal Canadiens games. More than 100 games will air on RDS and RDS2. The networks will confirm their package of games featuring other NHL teams in the coming days.

NHL Network-U.S. will televise 78 live games this season focusing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and featuring eight double-headers, seven triple-headers and one quadruple-header. Information on the dates and times of the NHL Network live-game schedule for Canadian viewers will be released in the near future.

SCHEDULE NOTES
Opening Day: Saturday, Jan. 19
Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada: Saturday, Feb. 9
Hockey Day in America: Sunday, Feb. 17
Regular season concludes: Saturday, Apr. 27
NHL Draft Drawing: Monday, Apr. 29
Stanley Cup Playoffs begin: Tuesday, Apr. 30
Latest possible date for Stanley Cup Final: Friday, June 28


SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYI 63 41 20 2 202 174 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 61 30 22 9 161 160 69
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 62 25 27 10 139 164 60
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 60 23 30 7 137 159 53
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
M. Cammalleri 50 23 9 3 32
A. Henrique 55 12 20 -1 32
J. Jagr 57 11 18 -10 29
P. Elias 52 10 15 -14 25
S. Gomez 38 5 18 -9 23
M. Zidlicky 62 4 19 -8 23
T. Zajac 54 9 10 -5 19
S. Bernier 47 10 8 1 18
M. Ryder 43 6 12 -2 18
A. Larsson 44 2 16 2 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 22 23 6 .926 2.23
K. Kinkaid 3 4 3 .915 2.59