In a Strange Move, Devils/Panthers Game 7 to Be Joined In Progress on NBCSN

Posted by | April 25, 2012 at 12:58 PM

After touting the fact that every game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs would be nationally televised, one of the biggest games of the postseason will be joined in progress.

Thursday’s Game 7 of the Devils/Panthers first round series will be joined in progress on NBC Sports Network at the conclusion of Senators/Rangers Game 7 earlier in the night.

The game will be televised in full on NHL Network, which is in 36 million fewer homes than NBC Sports Network — and a whopping 56 million fewer homes than CNBC, which has been airing games throughout the first round.

Obviously, the more logical move would have been to air Devils/Panthers from start to finish on CNBC. It was not immediately clear why CNBC passed on the game.

(Thursday’s schedule from NHL.com)

  • ben

    According to fangbite’s twitter page, CNBC doesn’t want to preempt a Costco Craze special airing on Thursday at 9PM.   

    Hopefully NBCSN will put a score bug on screen, or cut away if the OTT/NYR game becomes a blowout, or do something to update fans on the NJ/FLA game.

  • Fman

    Wow. What a misleading headline/first two paragraphs. 

  • Joe

    I believe NBC Universal owns 15.6% of the NHL Network so they can still claim all playoff games on NBC Universal channels.