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CBC'S Hockey Night in Canada Announces 2011-12 Season Schedule

109-game schedule starting with pre-season action Sept. 24; Regular season opens Oct. 6 with NHL Face-Off featuring Montreal at Toronto; NHL returns to Winnipeg Oct. 9

CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA returns this September with a total of 29 all-Canadian match-ups and the game's biggest stars, announcing a 109-game broadcast schedule (including pre-season games) for the 2011-12 season. The 2011-12 schedule features 22 Winnipeg Jets games, 28 Montreal Canadiens games, 26 Toronto Maple Leafs games, 20 Ottawa Senators games, 17 Vancouver Canucks games, 13 Edmonton Oilers games and 12 Calgary Flames games.

CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA will get fans primed for the season with two pre-season Saturday night doubleheaders, on Sept. 24 with Toronto at Buffalo and Anaheim at Vancouver, and Oct. 1 with Detroit at Toronto and Edmonton at Vancouver.  The re-born Winnipeg Jets will be seen for the first time on Sept. 26 in the Kraft Hockeyville game against Ottawa.

The 59th regular season of CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA begins Thursday, Oct. 6, with NHL Face-Off featuring an Original Six contest between Montreal and Toronto, at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Pittsburgh battling Vancouver at 10 p.m. ET. The action continues on Saturday, Oct. 8, as pre-game show Scotiabank Hockey Tonight makes its regular season debut at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by Ottawa at Toronto at 7 p.m. ET, and then Pittsburgh at Calgary at 10 p.m. ET.  The next day on Sunday, Oct. 9, the Jets make their return to the NHL at home against the Canadiens at 5 pm ET.

Once again, all season long viewers will be able to watch the CBC game of their choice with live and on-demand streaming of all games, special features and much more, available at CBCSports.ca.

CBC remains the home of the NHL's marquee events including the 2012 NHL All-Star Super Skills and 59th NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 28/29 from Ottawa, and the 12th annual Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada from Prince Edward Island on Feb. 11. The NHL regular season will wrap on April 7, and the season culminates with the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs and CBC's exclusive coverage of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final. Complete broadcast details for the upcoming season of CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA will be available in the coming weeks. Additional games may be added to the broadcast schedule closer to the start of the season.
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