All Avalanche first-round playoff games will be on television for all to see in the Denver area, industry sources tell Colorado Hockey Now.
Usually, Altitude has territorial rights for first-round Avs playoff games – meaning they would be blacked out to non-subscribers – but those restrictions have been lifted for this year, sources said. In Denver, there has been a nearly two-year-long stalemate between Altitude and Comcast/Dish Network over carriage fees, with Comcast/Dish subscribers unable to see Altitude and their broadcasts of Avalanche and Nuggets games.
But the Avs’ games will be on various NBC properties for the first round, and cable subscribers who get those channels – which is the vast majority of people – will be able to see the games against the St. Louis Blues.
Here is the TV schedule for the games, at least through the first three games, and keep in mind that Altitude will also be broadcasting the games on Directv and other outlets:
Monday, May 17, 8 p.m.: Blues at Avalanche | NBCSN, SN1, TVAS
Wednesday, May 19, 8:30 p.m.: Blues at Avalanche| CNBC, SN360, TVAS
Friday, May 21, 7:30 p.m.: Avalanche at Blues | USA, SN360, TVAS
Sunday, May 23, TBD: Avalanche at Blues | TBD
*Tuesday, May 25, TBD: Blues at Avalanche | TBD
*Thursday, May 27, TBD: Avalanche at Blues | TBD
*Saturday, May 29, TBD: Blues at Avalanche/TBD