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Get ready for summer hockey, boys and girls.
Due to the lockout, the National Hockey League will extend its season into early May, pushing the potential final game of the Stanley Cup to June 25.
The National Hockey League plans to stretch out its playoff season through to the end of June to make up for a shortened season, broadcast executives have been told, posing challenges for networks who usually shift their programming away from hockey as the weather warms.
The regular season is set to end at the beginning of May, and the last playoff game could be played on June 25th under the scheduling being considered by the league. The late playoff run is particularly challenging for Rogers Media, which is fielding its most potentially competitive Toronto Blue Jays in years and will have trouble fitting both NHL games and baseball games onto its collection of sports channels.
No specifics about the Flyers schedule have been announced yet, but it’s been widely rumored that they will open against the Penguins on January 19 at the Wells Fargo Center at 1 p.m.