The NHL postseason kicks off on Wednesday. With the schedule for all of the upcoming first round matchups released, two games have landed on… wait for it… The Golf Channel.
Game Four of the Lightning-Devils and Ducks-Sharks series will be shown back-to-back on the channel outside of their local markets.
The Golf Channel is owned by NBC Sports Group.
So the GOLF Channel (?!) gets back-to-back NHL game fours. Here’s what’s airing in those blocks on other channels:
NHLN: Six hours of NHL Tonight
NBC: Family Feud and local news
CNBC: Shark Tank re-runs
USA: Law and Order SVU/Suits re-runs
NBC sending a message, I suspect..
— Travis Yost (@travisyost) April 9, 2018
Per Travis Yost, NBCSN, NHL Network and CNBC will not be showing any other games at that time, making it unclear why they chose the Golf Channel, of all places, for the potentially crucial fourth game of each series.
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