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Previous Two Stanley Cup Champions Open Regular Season on Oct. 2 on NBCSN as Blues Raise Banner in St. Louis vs. Alex Ovechkin and Capitals

2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic – Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars from Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas, at 2 p.m. ET on Jan. 1 on NBC

2019 Stanley Cup Final Rematch - Blues vs. Bruins on Sat., Oct. 26, on NBCSN, Followed by Flames-Jets in 2019 NHL Heritage Classic

2020 NHL All-Star Game from St. Louis – Live in Primetime on Sat., Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC

Nearly 75% of NHL Teams To Be Showcased on NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Hockey

More Than 60% of 2019-20 Schedule Features Western Conference Teams

STAMFORD, Conn. – Aug. 6, 2019 – NBC Sports is scheduled to present 109 games during the 2019-20 NHL regular season with coverage beginning Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Ryan O’Reilly and the defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues raise their championship banner to the rafters and host Alex Ovechkin and the 2018 Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. All games will be streamed live on and the NBC Sports app to authenticated users via TV Everywhere.

NBC Sports’ 2019-20 NHL schedule is highlighted by the second season of “Wednesday Night Hockey” on NBCSN, which will again showcase a diverse schedule of the NHL’s current and rising stars. Highlights of NBC Sports’ “Wednesday Night Hockey” schedule on NBCSN include:

  • Doubleheaders: 14 of 25 “Wednesday Night Hockey” showcases on NBCSN will be doubleheaders, with a nearly equal balance of Eastern and Western Conference teams;
  • Star Power: Established stars and young phenoms will take center stage on “Wednesday Night Hockey,” highlighted by multiple appearances from the likes of Alex Ovechkin (WSH), Sidney Crosby (PIT), Patrice Bergeron (BOS), Alex Pietrangelo (STL), Marc-Andre Fleury (VGK), Patrick Kane (CHI), Steven Stamkos (TBL), Claude Giroux (PHI), Henrik Lundqvist (NYR), Erik Karlsson (SJS), Joe Pavelski (DAL), Jonathan Quick (LAK), and Nathan MacKinnon (COL);
  • Diverse Schedule: “Wednesday Night Hockey” will showcase nearly 75% of NHL teams this season, NBCSN’s widest variety of teams to date on Wednesday nights, including multiple appearances by Tampa Bay, Los Angeles, Colorado, Dallas, and Vegas. The defending champion St. Louis Blues will make four “Wednesday Night Hockey” appearances, while the runner-up Boston Bruins will have three appearances.

“This year’s schedule builds off the success we saw last year with increased diversity of teams and matchups highlighted by Wednesday Night Hockey,” said Sam Flood, Executive Producer & President, Production, NBC Sports and NBCSN. “From star-studded matchups like McDavid vs. Matthews, Ovechkin vs. Crosby, and Hughes vs. Kakko, to the southernmost Winter Classic featuring Dallas and Nashville and classic Original Six matchups, our 2019-20 schedule features something for all hockey fans across the country.”

Following are highlights of NBC Sports’ 2019-20 NHL regular-season schedule:

  • The season opens with a “Wednesday Night Hockey” doubleheader on Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues host the 2018 Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, followed by a playoff rematch between the Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks at 10:30 p.m. ET;
  • NBC Sports will present the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between the Nashville Predators and the Dallas Stars from Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas, on Jan. 1, 2020, at 2 p.m. ET on NBC;
  • NBC Sports will present exclusive primetime coverage of the 2020 NHL Stadium Series game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Colorado Avalanche from Falcon Stadium at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC;
  • NBC Sports will present coverage of the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend from Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo., home of the St. Louis Blues, on Jan. 24-25, highlighted by live coverage of the All-Star Game on Saturday, Jan. 25, in primetime on NBC;
  • NBC Sports will present 12 NHL games on NBC, beginning with the 2019 Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown on Friday, Nov. 29, when the Boston Bruins host the New York Rangers at TD Garden;
  • All U.S. teams will be featured on NBC or NBCSN; Canadian teams will make a combined 14 appearances on NBCSN, including four appearances for Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers and three appearances for Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs;
  • 66 of 109 scheduled regular-season games on NBC and NBCSN – more than 60% – will feature at least one Western Conference team.


The NHL will make history this season as it puts on the southernmost Winter Classic since the annual game began in 2008. On Jan. 1, 2020, the Dallas Stars will host the Nashville Predators in the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas, at 2 p.m. ET on NBC. The NHL Winter Classic has produced the five most-watched regular-season games in NHL history. The 2020 NHL Stadium Series will feature the Los Angeles Kings and the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, Feb. 15, in primetime on NBC at Falcon Stadium at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.


NBCSN’s exclusive “Wednesday Night Hockey” coverage will feature the NHL’s established stars and young phenoms, and another diverse schedule. In addition, many “Wednesday Night Hockey” games and doubleheaders will feature earlier start times (7-7:30 p.m. ET). In many cases, Eastern Conference teams will be featured in the first game of the doubleheader, followed by a Western Conference matchup in the nightcap. Notable games on the “Wednesday Night Hockey” schedule include;

  • October 16 – Sidney Crosby and the Penguins host Nathan MacKinnon and the Avalanche, followed by a clash in Edmonton between Connor McDavid and the Oilers and Claude Giroux and the Flyers;
  • December 4 – Ryan O’Reilly and the defending Stanley Cup Champion Blues face off against the Penguins;
  • January 29 – Offseason acquisition Matt Duchene and the Nashville Predators visit Ovechkin and the Capitals, followed by a battle out west between the Lightning and the Kings in Los Angeles;
  • February 19Artemi Panarin and the Rangers travel to Chicago to face Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks in an Original Six clash;
  • February 26 – Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres will visit the Avalanche, followed by Penguins-Kings;

NBCSN 2019-20 NHL “Wednesday Night Hockey” schedule (subject to change):

DateAwayHomeTime (ET)
October 2*WashingtonSt. Louis8 p.m.
San JoseVegas10:30 p.m.
October 9New JerseyPhiladelphia7:30 p.m.
Los AngelesVancouver10 p.m.
October 16ColoradoPittsburgh7 p.m.
PhiladelphiaEdmonton9:30 p.m.
October 23PittsburghTampa Bay8 p.m.
October 30MinnesotaSt. Louis8 p.m.
November 6DetroitN.Y. Rangers8 p.m.
November 13WashingtonPhiladelphia7:30 p.m.
ChicagoVegas10 p.m.
November 20WashingtonN.Y. Rangers8 p.m.
December 4St. LouisPittsburgh8 p.m.
December 11BostonWashington7 p.m.
PhiladelphiaColorado9:30 p.m.
December 18ColoradoChicago8 p.m.
January 8WashingtonPhiladelphia7:30 p.m.
DallasLos Angeles10 p.m.
January 15PhiladelphiaSt. Louis8 p.m.
January 22DetroitMinnesota8 p.m.
January 29NashvilleWashington7:30 p.m.
Tampa BayLos Angeles10 p.m.
February 5BostonChicago8 p.m.
February 12MontrealBoston7:30 p.m.
CalgaryLos Angeles10 p.m.
February 19N.Y. RangersChicago8 p.m.
February 26BuffaloColorado8 p.m.
PittsburghLos Angeles10:30 p.m.
March 4PhiladelphiaWashington7 p.m.
AnaheimColorado9:30 p.m.
March 11San JoseChicago8 p.m.
March 18PittsburghN.Y. Rangers7:30 p.m.
VegasArizona10 p.m.
March 25PittsburghChicago8 p.m.
ArizonaVegas10:30 p.m.
April 1PhiladelphiaN.Y. Rangers7:30 p.m.
DallasAnaheim10 p.m.

*Opening night


NBC and NBCSN will present extensive coverage of the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend from Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo., home of the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues, highlighted by the NHL All-Star Game in primetime on NBC on Saturday, Jan. 25. NHL All-Star will take place January 24-25, 2019, and will include the NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ on Friday, Jan. 24, on NBCSN.


NHL on NBC coverage begins on Friday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m. ET, with the 2019 Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown featuring the New York Rangers and the Boston Bruins, marking the first of 12 games scheduled to air on NBC during the regular season. Beginning on Jan. 19, and continuing through the end of the regular season, NBC will present the NHL Game of the Week, generally occurring on Sunday afternoons. Following is the 2019-20 NHL on NBC regular season schedule:

DateAwayHomeTime (ET)
Fri., Nov. 29#N.Y. RangersBoston1 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 1*NashvilleDallas2 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 19BostonPittsburgh12:30 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 2PittsburghWashington12:30 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 9BostonDetroit12:30 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 15^Los AngelesColorado8 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 16DetroitPittsburgh12:30 p.m.
BostonN.Y. Rangers3:30 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 23PittsburghWashington12 p.m.
Sun., March 1PhiladelphiaN.Y. Rangers12 p.m.
Sun., March 22WashingtonPittsburgh12 p.m.
Sun., March 29PittsburghPhiladelphia12 p.m.

#2019 Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown; *2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic; ^2020 NHL Stadium Series


NBC Sports will televise at least 97 NHL regular-season games this season on NBCSN, including the Opening Night doubleheader, 38 “Wednesday Night Hockey” games, and 22 doubleheaders, as well as NHL All-Star coverage from St. Louis, Mo. In addition, NBC Sports has left the majority of the final week of the regular season on NBCSN open to allow for the biggest games with playoff implications to be added to the schedule. Additional matchups of note on NBCSN include;

  • , Oct. 17 – The top two picks in the 2019 NHL Draft clash in a rejuvenated tri-state rivalry on NBCSN, when No. 1 pick Jack Hughes, newly-acquired superstar P.K. Subban and the N.J. Devils host No. 2 overall Kaapo Kakko and the N.Y. Rangers;
  • , Oct. 26 – A 2019 Stanley Cup Final rematch between the Blues and Bruins in Boston, followed by the 2019 NHL Heritage Classic featuring the Flames and Jets at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Sask.;
  • , Nov. 8 – Live coverage at 2 p.m. ET from Stockholm, Sweden, of the NHL Global Series matchup between the Lightning and Sabres;
  • , Dec. 17 – The first of four matchups featuring Auston Matthews and Toronto Maple Leafs as they host the Sabres;
  • , Jan. 6 – Superstars clash north of the border as Connor McDavid and the Oilers face Matthews and the Maple Leafs in Toronto;
  • , Jan. 30 – P.K. Subban faces his former team when the Predators visit the Devils;
  • , Feb. 10 – The Lightning face the Blue Jackets for the first time following Columbus’ sweep of Tampa Bay in the First Round of the 2019 Playoffs;
  • , Feb. 18 – Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs visit Sidney Crosby and the Penguins.


NHL Live and NHL Overtime, NBC Sports’ live pre- and post-game show with highlights and analysis of NHL matchups, will air before and after most games on NBCSN. A 60-minute edition of NHL Live will air prior to most games, while NHL Overtime will air immediately following most games.

STREAMING COVERAGE ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide live streaming coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. and the NBC Sports app are powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox, and Chromecast.

NBC Sports Group 2019-20 NHL regular-season schedule (subject to change):

Date Away Home NetworkTime (ET)
Wed., Oct 2WashingtonSt. LouisNBCSN8 p.m.
San JoseVegasNBCSN10:30 p.m.
Thur., Oct. 3MinnesotaNashvilleNBCSN8 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 8San JoseNashvilleNBCSN8 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 9New JerseyPhiladelphiaNBCSN7:30 p.m.
Los AngelesVancouverNBCSN10 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 15Tampa BayMontrealNBCSN7 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 16ColoradoPittsburghNBCSN7 p.m.
PhiladelphiaEdmontonNBCSN9:30 p.m.
Thur., Oct. 17N.Y. RangersNew JerseyNBCSN7 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 23PittsburghTampa BayNBCSN8 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 26St. LouisBostonNBCSN7 p.m.
CalgaryWinnipegNBCSN10 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 29Tampa BayN.Y. RangersNBCSN7:30 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 30MinnesotaSt. LouisNBCSN8 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 5BostonMontrealNBCSN7:30 p.m.
ChicagoSan JoseNBCSN10 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 6DetroitN.Y. RangersNBCSN8 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 8Tampa BayBuffaloNBCSN2 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 12PittsburghN.Y. RangersNBCSN7:30 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 13WashingtonPhiladelphiaNBCSN7:30 p.m.
ChicagoVegasNBCSN10 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 19Tampa BaySt. LouisNBCSN8 p.m.
EdmontonSan JoseNBCSN10:30 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 20WashingtonN.Y. RangersNBCSN8 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 26DallasChicagoNBCSN8 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 27PhiladelphiaColumbusNBCSN7 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 29N.Y. RangersBostonNBC1 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 3Tampa BayNashvilleNBCSN8 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 4St. LouisPittsburghNBCSN8 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 10St. LouisBuffaloNBCSN7:30 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 11BostonWashingtonNBCSN7 p.m.
PhiladelphiaColoradoNBCSN9:30 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 17BuffaloTorontoNBCSN7 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 18ColoradoChicagoNBCSN8 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 23N.Y. RangersPhiladelphiaNBCSN7 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 27MinnesotaColoradoNBCSN8 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 1NashvilleDallasNBC2 p.m.
Thur., Jan. 2New JerseyN.Y. IslandersNBCSN7 p.m.
St. LouisColoradoNBCSN9:30 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 5DetroitChicagoNBCSN7:30 p.m.
NashvilleAnaheimNBCSN10 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 6EdmontonTorontoNBCSN7 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 7ColoradoN.Y. RangersNBCSN7:30 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 8WashingtonPhiladelphiaNBCSN7:30 p.m.
DallasLos AngelesNBCSN10 p.m.
Thur., Jan. 9NashvilleChicagoNBCSN8:30 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 14MinnesotaPittsburghNBCSN7 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 15PhiladelphiaSt. LouisNBCSN8 p.m.
Thur., Jan. 16Tampa BayMinnesotaNBCSN8 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 19BostonPittsburghNBC12:30 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 21PittsburghPhiladelphiaNBCSN7:30 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 22DetroitMinnesotaNBCSN8 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 24Skills Competition – All-Star WeekendNBCSN8 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 25NHL All-Star GameNBC8 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 27Tampa BayDallasNBCSN8 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 29NashvilleWashingtonNBCSN7:30 p.m.
Tampa BayLos AngelesNBCSN10 p.m.
Thur., Jan. 30NashvilleNew JerseyNBCSN7:30 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 2PittsburghWashingtonNBC12:30 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 3PhiladelphiaDetroitNBCSN7:30 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 4ChicagoMinnesotaNBCSN8 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 5BostonChicagoNBCSN8 p.m.
Thur., Feb. 6DetroitBuffaloNBCSN7 p.m.
San JoseEdmontonNBCSN9:30 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 9BostonDetroitNBC12:30 p.m.
ColoradoMinnesotaNBCSN7:30 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 10Tampa BayColumbusNBCSN7:30 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 11PhiladelphiaN.Y. IslandersNBCSN7 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 12MontrealBostonNBCSN7:30 p.m.
CalgaryLos AngelesNBCSN10 p.m.
Thur., Feb. 13PhiladelphiaFloridaNBCSN7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 15Los AngelesColoradoNBC8 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 16DetroitPittsburghNBC12:30 p.m.
BostonN.Y. RangersNBC3:30 p.m.
St. LouisNashvilleNBCSN6 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 18TorontoPittsburghNBCSN7 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 19N.Y. RangersChicagoNBCSN8 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 23PittsburghWashingtonNBC12 p.m.
St. LouisMinnesotaNBCSN7:30 p.m.
VegasAnaheimNBCSN10 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 25ChicagoSt. LouisNBCSN8 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 26BuffaloColoradoNBCSN8 p.m.
PittsburghLos AngelesNBCSN10:30 p.m.
Thur., Feb. 27DallasBostonNBCSN7:30 p.m.
Sun., March 1PhiladelphiaN.Y. RangersNBC12 p.m.
WashingtonMinnesotaNBCSN8 p.m.
Los AngelesVegasNBCSN10:30 p.m.
Tues., March 3BostonTampa BayNBCSN7:30 p.m.
Wed., March 4PhiladelphiaWashingtonNBCSN7 p.m.
AnaheimColoradoNBCSN9:30 p.m.
Thur., March 5CarolinaPhiladelphiaNBCSN7 p.m.
Sun., March 8St. LouisChicagoNBCSN7:30 p.m.
ColoradoSan JoseNBCSN10 p.m.
Tues., March 10BostonPhiladelphiaNBCSN7 p.m.
Wed., March 11San JoseChicagoNBCSN8 p.m.
Sun., March 15NashvilleMinnesotaNBCSN7:30 p.m.
Tues., March 17St. LouisPhiladelphiaNBCSN7 p.m.
Wed., March 18PittsburghN.Y. RangersNBCSN7:30 p.m.
VegasArizonaNBCSN10 p.m.
Sun., March 22WashingtonPittsburghNBC12 p.m.
NashvilleChicagoNBCSN7 p.m.
Tues., March 24St. LouisWashingtonNBCSN7 p.m.
Wed., March 25PittsburghChicagoNBCSN8 p.m.
ArizonaVegasNBCSN10:30 p.m.
Thur., March 26PhiladelphiaDetroitNBCSN7:30 p.m.
Sun., March 29PittsburghPhiladelphiaNBC12 p.m.
MinnesotaSt. LouisNBCSN7 p.m.
NashvilleColoradoNBCSN9:30 p.m.
Wed., April 1PhiladelphiaN.Y. RangersNBCSN7:30 p.m.
DallasAnaheimNBCSN10 p.m.

*Some games will be blacked out in local markets and televised in those markets by a regional carrier.