NHL Network to air remainder of Finals

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that the remainder of the 2010 Calder Cup Finals series between the Hershey Bears and the Texas Stars will be televised live on NHL Network in the United States and Canada.

After a thrilling 2-1 overtime win in Game 5 on Friday in Cedar Park, Tex., Hershey will have a chance to claim its 11th Calder Cup title and second in the last two years on Monday when the AHL’s 74th championship series shifts back to central Pennsylvania for Game 6 at the Giant Center. The Bears are the top affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Washington Capitals, and the Stars are the top affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars.

2010 Calder Cup Finals
Game 1 – Thu., June 3 – Texas 2, HERSHEY 1
Game 2 – Sat., June 5 – Texas 4, HERSHEY 3
Game 3 – Mon., June 7 – Hershey 6, TEXAS 3
Game 4 – Wed., June 9 – Hershey 4, TEXAS 2
Game 5 – Fri., June 11 – Hershey 2, TEXAS 1 (OT)
Game 6 – Mon., June 14 – Texas at Hershey, 7:00 ET
Game 7 – Wed., June 16 – Texas at Hershey, 7:00 ET (if nec.)

NHL Network, which is available in more than 80 million homes in Canada and the United States, has carried AHL regular-season and playoff action for several seasons. As the definitive hockey destination, NHL Network offers viewers a 24-hour all-access pass to complete hockey coverage both on and off the ice, including live NHL games. The network’s daily signature show – NHL On The Fly – offers fans exclusive live look-ins to NHL games, including goals, shootouts, features, interviews, pre- and post-game reports and expert analysis from a variety of hockey insiders and former players, plus special coverage from NHL events. NHL Network is available in the U.S. and Canada by contacting digital cable or satellite providers. For more information on NHL Network, log on to nhlnetwork.com.

In operation since 1936, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 85 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and this season marks the ninth consecutive year in which more than 6 million fans have attended AHL games across North America.