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Sportsnet to deliver 14 regular season Toronto Maple Leafs telecasts in 2013, Sportsnet 590 The FAN to air 24 games

TV Schedule features three Battles of the QEW and matchups vs. Pittsburgh and Washington; radio schedule highlighted by five all-Canadian showdowns

Sportsnet has more television coverage featuring Canadian NHL teams than any other broadcaster in Canada with 150 games; extensive multiplatform NHL coverage all season long

TORONTO (January 14, 2013) – Leafs Nation rejoice! Sportsnet today announced its 2013 Toronto Maple Leafs regional TV and radio broadcast schedule, featuring 14 regular season games on television and 24 regular season games on radio, kicking off coverage with the home opener on Monday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. ET on Sportsnet Ontario and Sportsnet 590 The FAN. All season long, Sportsnet will keep fans connected to their home team first with more Canadian NHL team games on TV than any other broadcaster, in addition to unparalleled coverage across radio, digital and print.

 

On TV

All of Sportsnet’s 14 regular season Toronto Maple Leafs telecasts will air on Sportsnet Ontario and will feature veteran play-by-play announcer Joe Bowen, analyst and former NHLer Greg Millen and host Paul Hendrick. HOCKEY CENTRAL will preview every game with a half hour pre-game show, and will also provide intermission and post-game analysis. (Please see complete broadcast schedule below).

 

Highlights from Sportsnet’s Toronto Maple Leafs regular season TV broadcast schedule include:

  • Three Clashes of the QEW: Leafs battle their border rival Buffalo Sabres on Thur, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. ET, Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. ET and Thursday, March. 21 at 7 p.m. ET
  • March of the Penguins: Sid the Kid, Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins make a visit to the ACC on Thursday, March. 14 at 7 p.m. ET
  • Leafs host Alex the Great: Buds welcome Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals on Thursday, Jan.31 at 7 p.m. ET

 

On Radio

Sportsnet 590 The FAN – already the go-to radio station for Leafs fans and, according to the most recent BBM survey*, the overwhelming radio destination for Toronto sports fans – will broadcast 24 Leafs games, with Joe Bowen calling play-by-play, alongside analyst and former goalie Jim Ralph, and Dan Dunleavy.

 

Coverage of each Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s Leafs weekday broadcast will begin 30-minutes prior to puck drop**, as former Leafs GM Gord Stellick and Ex-NHL Defenceman Ric Nattress host Leafs Nation Pre-Game – a two-hour “web-only” pre-game show. Gord and Ric host a two-hour edition of the show airing every Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. ET. The duo will then return following all 48 Leafs games for Leafs Nation Post-Game, the most in-depth and comprehensive Leafs wrap-up show on on-air today.

 

*The listeners have spoken – and once again, Sportsnet 590 The FAN continues to be the overwhelming radio destination for Toronto sports fans.  According to the most recent BBM results, Sportsnet 590 The FAN experienced double-digit ratings growth in all weekday programming in the key sports demographic (Male 25-54). Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s total share of tuning also increased by a whopping 45% for the R4 period (Oct. 22 to Nov. 25, 2012) over the same period last year.

 

Sportsnet continues to be Canada’s prime destination for all things hockey, providing multiplatform 360° coverage of the country’s beloved sport including:

  • HOCKEY CENTRAL TONIGHT – Broadcasts nightly at 11 p.m. local time, Monday through Friday, on Sportsnet ONE, East, Ontario, West and Pacific (check local listings for the most up-to-date schedule)
  • HOCKEY CENTRAL @ Noon - Host Daren Millard is joined by Nick Kypreos, Doug MacLean, and Scott Morrison to discuss and debate the latest developments from around the league, Monday to Friday at Noon ET on Sportsnet 590 The FAN and simulcast live on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific at Noon local time (daily schedule subject to change; please check local listings)
  • Sportsnet.ca keeps fans connected 24/7 to their home team with digital game highlights and extended online coverage of every Canadian team
  • Sportsnet magazine features in-depth coverage of the NHL’s biggest stars all season long
  • Connected – provides fans with the latest Leafs and NHL news, highlights, interviews and more on a nightly basis


Talent Interviews:

All of Sportsnet’s HOCKEY CENTRAL talent is available for interviews to discuss all things Leafs and NHL.

 

Television Broadcast Schedule – 2013 Toronto Maple Leafs

*All games on Sportsnet Ontario, schedule subject to change

 

January

  • Monday, Jan. 21, Buffalo @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Jan. 31, Washington @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET

 

February

  • Monday, Feb. 4, Carolina @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Monday, Feb. 11, Philadelphia @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Monday, Feb. 18, Toronto @ Florida, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Feb. 21, Buffalo @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Feb. 28, Toronto @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m. ET


March

  • Monday, March 4, New Jersey @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, March 14, Pittsburgh @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, March 21, Toronto @ Buffalo, 7 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, March 26, Florida @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET


April

  • Thursday, April 4, Philadelphia @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Monday, April 8, NY Rangers @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, April 25, Toronto @ Florida, 7:30 p.m. ET

 


Radio Broadcast Schedule – 2013 Toronto Maple Leafs

All games on Sportsnet 590 The FAN, schedule subject to change

** For 7 p.m. weekday starts, pre-game show will be available online only

 

January

  • Monday, Jan. 21, Buffalo @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, Jan. 29, Toronto @ Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Jan. 31, Washington @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET

 

February

  • Monday, Feb. 4, Carolina @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, Feb. 5, Toronto @ Washington, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Feb. 9, Toronto @ Montreal, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Monday, Feb. 11, Philadelphia @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Feb. 16, Ottawa @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Monday, Feb. 18, Toronto @ Florida, 7 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Feb. 21, Buffalo @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Feb. 23, Toronto @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Feb. 28, Toronto @ N.Y. Islanders, 6:30 p.m. ET


March

  • Monday, March 4, New Jersey @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, March 7, Toronto @ Boston, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, March 12, Toronto @ Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, March 16, Winnipeg @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, March 21, Toronto @ Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Monday, March 25, Toronto @ Boston, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, March 26, Florida @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, March 30, Toronto @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET


April

  • Monday, April 8, NY Rangers @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, April 10, Toronto @ N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, April 20, Toronto @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, April 24, Toronto @ Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. ET

 

 

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