The NHL announced its national TV broadcast schedule this morning, and the Bruins will have a dozen games on the NBC family of networks.
Per the press release, the Bruins are tied with Nashville and Washington for the 6th-most nationally televised games. This may come as a shock, but the Philadelphia Flyers have the most.
The Bruins' nationally televised games are:
- October 26 vs. St. Louis Blues, NBCSN;
- November 5 at Montreal Canadiens, NBCSN;
- November 29 vs. New York Rangers, NBC;
- December 11 at Washington Capitals, NBCSN;
- February 5 at Chicago Blackhawks, NBCSN;
- January 19 at Pittsburgh Penguins, NBC;
- February 9 at Detroit Red Wings, NBC;
- February 12 vs. Montreal Canadiens, NBCSN;
- February 16 at New York Rangers, NBC;
- February 27 vs. Dallas Stars, NBCSN;
- March 3 at Tampa Bay Lightning, NBCSN;
- March 10 at Philadelphia Flyers, NBCSN.
The weirdest part is the glut of games in February, as the Bruins will play 4 games on national TV in less than 2 weeks.
Nothing super surprising here: Montreal, Rangers, Flyers. Ho hum.
I can't wait to see which Bruin Mike Millbury irrationally focuses on this season with Marcus Johansson gone.
Does he go back to Tuukka Rask? Is it David Pastrnak's turn? Myyyyyyyyyyy goodness!