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Wild 2012-13 TV schedule announced

Posted by: Michael Russo under Wild off-season news Updated: August 30, 2012 - 11:06 AM

This is very subject to change because if an NHL lockout causes a shortened season, the entire schedule will likely be altered.

But NBC Sports, Fox Sports North and the NHL announced the Wild's 2012-13 TV schedule this morning.

(If you didn't see the previous blog, check out the comments from Zach Parise and Keith Ballard about a potential lockout. Also, a reminder, I'll be at the Star Tribune booth with Wild coach Mike Yeo at 4 p.m. today for a Q and A with fans. Please join).

The Wild will be on national TV 10 times -- the same as last year.

The Wild will be on the NBC Sports Network on Oct. 29 vs. Washington, Nov. 26 at Pittsburgh, Nov. 28 vs. Chicago, Dec. 12 at St. Louis, Jan. 15 vs. Anaheim, Jan. 17 vs. San Jose, March 12 vs. Phoenix, April 1 at Chicago and April 11 vs. Dallas.

It will be on NBC Feb. 17 vs. Detroit. The Wild will also be on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada once, TSN five times, RDS once and the NHL Network four times, including Nov. 11 for Zach Parise's return to New Jersey.

Fox Sports North will televise 72 games, including eight on the Fox Sports North PLUS station. All games are in HD.

Below is the TV schedule, but first, to answer an oft-asked question, I'm told that Fox Sports North may air "some" Aeros games if there's a lockout as long as it doesn't interfere with scheduled telecasts:

Wild telecasts on Fox Sports North feature new play-by-play announcer Anthony LaPanta and longtime color analyst Mike Greenlay. Tom Hanneman will host Wild Live before and after every game featuring analysis from Tom Chorske, Wes Walz and Kevin Gorg.

MINNESOTA WILD 2012-13 TELEVISION SCHEDULE

DAY DATE OPPONENT TIME (CT) TV
SEPTEMBER – PRESEASON
Tue. 25 @ Dallas (Boise, ID) 8:00 P.M.
WED. 26 DALLAS 7:00 P.M.
THUR. 27 ST. LOUIS 7:00 P.M.
Sat. 29 @ St. Louis 7:00 P.M.
OCTOBER – PRESEASON
TUE. 2 WINNIPEG 7:00 P.M.
Thur. 4 @ Winnipeg 7:00 P.M.
Sat. 6 @ Calgary 8:00 P.M.

OCTOBER – REGULAR SEASON
SAT, 13 COLORADO 7:00 P.M. FSN
TUE. 16 COLUMBUS 7:00 P.M. FSN
Thur. 18 @ Dallas 7:30 p.m. FSN
Sat. 20 @ St. Louis 7:00 p.m. FSN
TUE. 23 MONTREAL 7:00 P.M. FSN
Fri. 26 @ Columbus 6:00 p.m. FSN
SAT. 27 FLORIDA 7:00 P.M. FSN
MON. 29 WASHINGTON 7:00 P.M. NBCSN

NOVEMBER
THUR. 1 LOS ANGELES 7:00 P.M. FSN
Sat. 3 @ Tampa Bay 6:00 p.m. FSN
Tue. 6 @ Boston 6:00 p.m. FSN
Thur. 8 @ N.Y. Rangers 6:00 p.m. FSN
Sat. 10 @ Detroit 6:00 p.m. FSN
Sun. 11 @ New Jersey 4:00 p.m. FSN
Tue. 13 @ Philadelphia 6:00 p.m. FSN
THUR. 15 ST. LOUIS 7:00 P.M. FSN
SAT. 17 DETROIT 7:00 P.M. FSN
Mon. 19 @ Vancouver 9:00 p.m. FSN
Tue. 20 @ Calgary 8:00 p.m. FSN
FRI. 23 TORONTO 5:00 P.M. FSN
Mon. 26 @ Pittsburgh 6:30 p.m. NBCSN
WED. 28 CHICAGO 7:00 P.M. NBCSN
Fri. 30 @ Colorado 8:00 p.m. FSN

DECEMBER
Sat. 1 @ Nashville 7:00 p.m. FSN
Wed. 5 @ Phoenix 8:30 p.m. FSN+
Sat. 8 @ Los Angeles 9:30 p.m. FSN
Sun. 9 @ Anaheim 7:00 p.m. FSN
Wed. 12 @ St. Louis 7:00 p.m. NBCSN
FRI. 14 EDMONTON 7:30 P.M. FSN+
SAT. 15 N.Y. ISLANDERS 7:00 P.M. FSN
TUE. 18 CHICAGO 7:00 P.M. FSN+
THUR. 20 VANCOUVER 7:00 P.M. FSN
SAT. 22 COLORADO 7:00 P.M. FSN
WED. 26 DALLAS 7:00 P.M. FSN
FRI. 28 BUFFALO 7:00 P.M. FSN
Sat. 29 @ Dallas 7:00 p.m. FSN
MON. 31 EDMONTON 5:00 P.M. FSN

JANUARY
Wed. 2 @ Winnipeg 6:30 p.m. FSN
THUR. 3 CALGARY 7:00 P.M. FSN
SAT. 5 NASHVILLE 7:00 P.M. FSN
Wed. 9 @ Anaheim 9:00 p.m. FSN
Thur. 10 @ Los Angeles 9:30 p.m. FSN
Sat. 12 @ San Jose 9:30 p.m. FSN
TUE. 15 ANAHEIM 7:00 P.M. NBCSN
THUR. 17 SAN JOSE 7:00 P.M. NBCSN
SAT. 19 PITTSBURGH 8:00 P.M. FSN
TUE. 22 LOS ANGELES 7:00 P.M. FSN
Sun. 27 NHL All-Star Game (Columbus, OH)
TUE. 29 PHILADELPHIA 7:00 P.M. FSN

FEBRUARY
Fri. 1 @ Carolina 6:00 p.m. FSN
Sat. 2 @ Columbus 6:00 p.m. FSN
Tue. 5 @ N.Y. Islanders 6:00 p.m. FSN
THUR. 7 VANCOUVER 7:00 P.M. FSN
SAT. 9 COLORADO 7:00 P.M. FSN
Mon. 11 @ Vancouver 9:00 p.m. FSN
Wed. 13 @ Calgary 8:30 p.m. FSN+
Thur. 14 @ Edmonton 8:30 p.m. FSN
SUN. 17 DETROIT 11:30 A.M. NBC
TUE. 19 NASHVILLE 7:00 P.M. FSN
Thur. 21 @ Edmonton 8:30 p.m. FSN
Sat. 23 @ Calgary 9:00 p.m. FSN
TUE. 26 CALGARY 7:00 P.M. FSN

MARCH
Fri. 1 @ Chicago 7:30 p.m. FSN
SUN. 3 OTTAWA 5:00 P.M. FSN
TUE. 5 EDMONTON 7:00 P.M. FSN
Sat. 9 @ Nashville 7:00 p.m. FSN
SUN. 10 VANCOUVER 5:00 P.M. FSN
TUE. 12 PHOENIX 7:00 P.M. NBCSN
THUR. 14 ANAHEIM 7:00 P.M. FSN
Sat. 16 @ Colorado 2:00 p.m. FSN
Mon. 18 @ Vancouver 9:00 p.m. FSN+
Tue. 19 @ Edmonton 8:30 p.m. FSN
SAT. 23 SAN JOSE 1:00 P.M. FSN
TUE. 26 CALGARY 7:00 P.M. FSN
WED. 27 PHOENIX 8:30 P.M. FSN
SAT. 30 ST. LOUIS 7:00 P.M. FSN

APRIL
Mon. 1 @ Chicago 7:00 p.m. NBCSN
Wed. 3 @ San Jose 9:30 p.m. FSN+
Fri. 5 @ Colorado 8:00 p.m. FSN+
Sat. 6 @ Phoenix 8:00 p.m. FSN
Tue. 9 @ Detroit 6:30 p.m. FSN+
THUR. 11 DALLAS 7:00 P.M. NBCSN
SAT. 13 COLUMBUS 7:00 P.M. FSN

BOLD INDICATES HOME GAME
DATES AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

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