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NHL Network 2013 Pre-Season TV Schedule

The NHL pre-season is the first taste of hockey for famished fans of the sport. The games may not matter but don’t tell that to the fans. After the long summer, hockey on TV is as valuable to fans as a water bottle is to a teenage girl irresponsibly rolling her face off at a Bassnectar concert. For those who cannot wait until the season kicks off in October, the NHL Network has you covered….well sort of.

The chances of finding a Panthers game televised on the NHL Network are akin to the chances of you going to a bar in sweatpants and having a girl walk up to you and hand you her number. In other words, it ain’t gonna happen. If your a Canucks fan your in luck, Vancouver for some reason is involved in six of the 22 pre-season games aired. Not that I would ever complain about the Panthers not getting any national TV love….but anyway, I’ll stop b****ing, here is the NHL Network’s pre-season TV schedule:

Date Time Matchup
Sept. 14 7 p.m. ET Washington vs. Winnipeg
Sept. 15 6 p.m. ET Pittsburgh vs. Columbus
Sept. 16 7 p.m. ET Boston vs. Montreal
Sept. 16 10 p.m. ET San Jose vs. Vancouver
Sept. 17 7 p.m. ET NY Rangers vs. Philadelphia
Sept. 18 10 p.m. ET Edmonton vs. Vancouver
Sept. 19 7:30 p.m. ET Toronto vs. Ottawa
Sept. 20 7 p.m. ET Chicago vs. Washington
Sept. 21 4 p.m. ET Columbus vs. Pittsburgh
Sept. 21 7 p.m. ET Toronto vs. Buffalo
Sept. 21 10 p.m. ET Vancouver vs. Edmonton
Sept. 22 5 p.m. ET Chicago vs. Detroit
Sept. 23 7 p.m. ET Washington vs. Boston
Sept. 23 10 p.m. ET Phoenix vs. Vancouver
Sept. 24 7 p.m. ET New Jersey vs. Philadelphia
Sept. 24 10:30 p.m. ET Vancouver vs. San Jose
Sept. 25 7:30 p.m. ET Pittsburgh vs. Detroit
Sept. 26 7:30 p.m. ET Boston vs. Winnipeg
Sept. 26 10 p.m. ET NY Rangers vs. Vancouver
Sept. 27 7 p.m. ET Philadelphia vs. Washington
Sept. 27 10:30 p.m. ET NY Rangers vs. Los Angeles
Sept. 28 7 p.m. ET Detroit vs. Toronto

You won’t see the Panthers on any nationally televised games this season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t watch them live. So make sure to grab Panthers tickets here and save up to 60% for select games.

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