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SiriusXM Offers Extensive Coverage of 2011-12 NHL Season

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Sirius XM Radio will offer listeners around the country comprehensive coverage of the 2011-12 NHL season with live play-by-play of NHL games and daily hockey talk on the NHL Home Ice channel.

Starting with the Opening Night games on October 6 — a tripleheader featuring the Philadelphia Flyers @ Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens @ Toronto Maple Leafs andPittsburgh Penguins @ Vancouver Canucks — and through the Stanley Cup Finals, XM and Sirius Premier (formerly known as “The Best of XM”) subscribers will have access to live play-by-play of the regular season and all playoff games on XM channels 212-222 and 92 and Sirius channels 211-220 and 207.

On October 7 and 8, SiriusXM listeners can hear live play-by-play of the NHL games played in three European cities. On Friday, October 7, the Anaheim Ducks will play the Buffalo Sabres in Helsinki, Finland, (1:00 pm ET on XM channel 92 and Sirius Premier channel 207) and the New York Rangers will play the Los Angeles Kings inStockholm, Sweden (1:00 pm ET on XM channel 212 and Sirius Premier channel 211). The next day, Saturday, October 8, the Rangers play against the Ducks inStockholm (1:00 pm ET on XM channel 92 and Sirius Premier channel 207) and the Sabres and Kings will face off in Berlin, Germany (2:00 pm ET on XM channel 212 and Sirius Premier channel 211).

Opening Night NHL games on SiriusXM: (All times ET)

Thu, Oct. 6 – 7:00 pm Philadelphia @ Boston 212(XM) 211*(Sirius)

Thu, Oct. 6 – 7:00 pm Montreal @ Toronto 92(XM) 207*(Sirius)

Thu, Oct. 6 – 10:00 pm Pittsburgh @ Vancouver 92(XM) 207*(Sirius)

* Access to this channel requires a Sirius Premier subscription.

Throughout the season, NHL schedules with SiriusXM channel assignments can be found at www.siriusxm.com/nhlschedule.

In addition to live games, SiriusXM offers the 24/7 hockey talk radio channel, NHL Home Ice, available nationwide on channel 92 on XM and channel 207 on Sirius Premier.  NHL Home Ice features live play-by-play, plus hockey talk, news and analysis 365 days a year on shows hosted by Hall of Famer Phil Esposito and hockey experts Peter Berce, Mick Kern, Scott Laughlin, Mike Ross, Jim “Boomer” Gordon, Jamie Shalley, Joe Thistel and others.

NHL Home Ice features the live weekly show, NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman Thursdays (6:00 pm ET) throughout the season.  The hour-long show, produced by NHL Radio and hosted by Mr. Bettman and other NHL executives, offers listeners the latest news and the opportunity to submit questions to the commissioner by calling 1-877-NHL-ON-XM (1-877-645-6696).

For more information on SiriusXM’s NHL programming visit www.siriusxm.com/nhl.