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Wild to make 10 appearances on national television

Posted by: under Wild news Updated: August 18, 2011 - 4:18 PM

Fresh from our e-mail in-box to you:

The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild announced today that the team will make 10 national television appearances during the 2011-12 season. Minnesota will make nine appearances on VERSUS and will host the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins on NBC on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. The Wild’s local television schedule will be announced at a later date.

The games on VERSUS include: Tuesday, Oct. 18 vs. Pittsburgh, Monday, Nov. 28 vs. Tampa Bay, Wednesday, Dec. 14 vs. Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 10 vs. San Jose, Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Colorado, Tuesday, Feb. 14 vs. Anaheim, Tuesday, Feb. 28 vs. Los Angeles, Tuesday, March 6 at Colorado and Sunday, March 25 at Washington.

In addition, the team announced the following start time changes today:
Date Opponent New Start Time (CT)
Oct. 18 vs. Pittsburgh 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 8 at Calgary 8:30 p.m.
Nov. 25 vs. Edmonton 3:00 p.m.
Nov. 28 vs. Tampa Bay 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 14 vs. Chicago 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 10 vs. San Jose 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 14 vs. Anaheim 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 28 vs. Los Angeles 6:30 p.m.

Single-game tickets for both the team’s preseason and regular season home games will go on sale this Saturday, Aug. 20 at 9:00 a.m. at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office (175 West Kellogg Boulevard). The Wild’s ticket on-sale is presented by Kwik Trip. Tickets will also go on sale on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 12 p.m. on the Wild web site (www.wild.com), and all Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com) locations or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. 2011-12 Season Tickets including 10-game partial season ticket plans are now available for select Lower Level and Club Level seats.

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