LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The NHL lock out may have postponed the 2004-2005 season, but disappointed hockey fans can still watch the puck drop in more than 50 million U.S. and Canadian homes when the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning face off against the Philadelphia Flyers in the season opener of the video game NHL season on G4techTV. The hard-hitting action begins with highlights, scores and stats, airing daily on the network's sports program "Sweat," premiering October 13 at 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT. G4techTV is the only 24-hour television network devoted to games, gear, gadgets and gigabytes. "Millions of die-hard hockey fans on both sides of the border are upset," comments Charles Hirschhorn, "Commissioner" of G4techTV. "Until the lock out ends, G4techTV will be there." All 1,230 regular season games originally slated for the 2004-2005 NHL season will be played, with results of each video game match-up available to fans who tune-in daily to "Sweat." Up-to-the-minute scores, stats, teams and player profiles will be online at www.g4techtv.com. G4techTV video game hockey highlights will also air on Comcast SportsNet. "We'd rather be televising the live games, but until the real games resume, this presents a fun opportunity to maintain the fans' interest," comments Jack Williams, President and CEO of Comcast SportsNet. "This is a natural and creative extension of G4techTV's video game expertise." Virtual sports competitions are increasingly popular, recently seen by the success of the 2004 EA Sports Madden Challenge broadcast on G4techTV, where over 16,000 video game competitors across the nation signed up for the 32-city, 17-week tour, demonstrating that sports video games are in the mainstream. Tune in daily to "Sweat" at 12:00 Noon ET/9:00 AM PT, 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT and 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT for the latest hockey news only on G4techTV. About G4techTV: Formed by the May, 2004 merger of G4 and TechTV, G4techTV is the one and only 24-hour television network that is plugged into every dimension of games, gear, gadgets and gigabytes. The network is available in 50 million cable and satellite homes nationwide and airs 24 original series. Headquartered in Los Angeles, G4techTV is owned by Comcast Corporation. To learn more, log onto www.g4techtv.com.