National television schedule

Wednesday, 25.08.2010 / 2:06 PM / News
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Get the popcorn shelf stocked. The Calgary Flames will have 25 games broadcast nationally during the 2010-11 National Hockey League season.

A total of 24 regular season games, including a visit from Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals on October 30, and, of course, the Heritage Classic outdoor game at McMahon Stadium on February 20, are among the nationally televised games.

The CBC will televise 14 games while TSN will televise 11 games, including a pre-season game when the Phoenix Coyotes visit Calgary on Sept. 28.

The Flames season-opener, versus provincial rival Edmonton on Oct. 7, will be broadcast on the CBC as the NHL kicks off the regular season. Four of the six Battle of Alberta games will be broadcast nationally.

The Flames will face their other Western Canadian rival, Vancouver, five times on national broadcasts.

You can also see the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks take on the Flames at the Saddledome on Nov. 19 on national television.

The Flames regional broadcaster, Sportsnet West, recently signed a new, unprecedented 10-year deal with both Calgary and Edmonton.

Beginning with the upcoming 2010-11 NHL season, Rogers Sportsnet West and Rogers Sportsnet ONE will combine to televise at least 58 Calgary Flames and 58 Edmonton Oilers games for 10 seasons within the Flames and Oilers regional territory which includes Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

There  will no longer be Flames and Oilers Pay Per View broadcasts.

Sportsnet, the Flames and the Oilers will announce the Sportsnet schedule in the near future.