The NBC sports group is throwing a ton of hockey on TV this year, and the schedule has been released for our added anticipation to next season.
The full list is here, and we'll give you the Boston highlights. (all times are EST)
||New York Rangers||NBCSN||8pm|
|November 22nd||St. Louis Blues||NBCSN||7pm|
|November 29th||Philadelphia Flyers||NBCSN||7:30pm|
|December 14th||Pittsburgh Penguins||NBCSN||8pm|
|January 10th||St. Louis Blues||NBCSN||8pm|
|January 18th||Detroit Red Wings||NBCSN||8pm|
|January 22nd||Pittsburgh Penguins||NBC||Noon-30pm|
|February 1st||Washington Capitals||NBCSN||8pm|
|February 12th||Montreal Canadiens||NBCSN||7:30pm|
|February 19th||San Jose Sharks||NBCSN||8:30pm|
|February 26th||Dallas Stars||NBC||Noon-30pm|
|March 2nd||New York Rangers||NBCSN||7pm|
|March 8th||Detroit Red Wings||NBCSN||8pm|
|March 30th||Dallas Stars||NBCSN||7:30pm|
|April 2nd||Chicago Blackhawks||NBC||Noon-30pm|
|April 8th||Washington Capitals||NBC||3pm|
- NBC and the league have doubled down on Chicago being the mascot of the league, as they play 21 times this season on national TV. 21!
- Meanwhile, PK Subban and the Predators, who will almost certainly be as good if not better than Chicago, will play twice. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- Two games are listed for after the April 8th and 9th game, but are considered "TBD" until further notice.
- Boston plays both of it's games against Dallas on national TV. One can only imagine the scoring both will bring.
- The schedule is pretty metropolitan division-centric again. I await the day NBC gets to branch out and use the teams that aren't Chicago and the Metro.
- The Oilers ain't here. Get dunked, McDavid.
- The runner ups and Stanley Cup champs will play a lot of games. They hoping for a rematch over at NBC?