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2017-18 NHL Regular Season TV Schedule for January

Several NHL highlight games for the month of January:

NBC Sports presents the 10th anniversary of the NHL’s signature regular-season game on New Year’s Day, as Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres face off against Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers in the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citi Field in New York City on Jan. 1, 2018, at 1 p.m. ET on NBC.

The 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Game will feature the high-octane 3-on-3 format for the third consecutive season, pitting the four divisions (Metropolitan, Atlantic, Central, and Pacific) against each other in a tournament format. The captains for each division are Alex Ovechkin (Washington Capitals) in the Metropolitan, Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay Lightning) in the Atlantic, P.K Subban (Nashville Predators) in the Central, and Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers) in the Pacific.

The 2018 GEICO NHL® All-Star Skills competition will feature six events that will showcase the NHL’s top talent. Each of the 44 All-Stars will compete in at least one of the six rounds of skill-based contests.
* Enterprise NHL Fastest Skater
* Dunkin’ Donuts NHL Passing Challenge
* Geico NHL Save Streak
* Gatorade NHL Puck Control Relay
* PPG NHL Hardest Shot
* Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting


Emrick on the excitement of the 3-on-3 format: “If you live hockey every day, you dream up all-time fantasy teams.  Do you put Ovechkin and Crosby together with Letang as a threesome for the Metropolitan?  Certainly Kucherov and Stamkos for the Atlantic?  Who gets to play with McDavid for the Pacific?  Does Braden Holtby get another shutout for the Metropolitans like he did in Los Angles?  Hey, it’s an offensive show — but I’m ready for skill, great 3-on-3 hockey, and hoping for some surprises.”

Boucher: “The addition of 3-on-3 has been one of the best things for the game, whether we’re talking about regular-season overtime or the exciting format of the All-Star Game. As the minutes wind down, the intensity ratchets up, and I think it’s just the competitive nature of these players. You’re playing a game you want to win. The 3-on-3 allows them to bring out the best attributes in their game.”

Boucher on Tampa Bay hosting the All-Star Game: “It’s a pretty darn good hockey market. The fans in Tampa know a good product when they see it. This is a great hockey city, it’s a place where people want to come and enjoy a game. It’s going to be a great venue for the All-Star Game, and I anticipate the fans in Tampa are going to be watching some great hockey well into the Playoffs this year with the team the Lightning have.”

Boucher on handicapping the All-Star Game: “You could flip a coin, but I like the Atlantic Division the most. I’m not sure it gets any better than their talent up front, but of course any team is capable of winning it. It’s hard to go against the Metro Division, but with four Lightning players, plus their head coach, I think the Atlantic will get a little bit of a home-ice advantage and a push from the fans.”

The following is the NHL regular season schedule, including dates, start times, TV networks and scheduled announcers.

Monday, Jan. 1, 2018

1:00 p.m.: Winter Classic at Citi Field in Flushing, NY: New York Rangers @ Buffalo Sabres (NBC)
Announcers: Mike Emrick, Mike Milbury, Pierre McGuire

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018

7:00 p.m.: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Philadelphia Flyers (NBCSN)

9:30 p.m.: Los Angeles Kings @ Edmonton Oilers (NBCSN)

Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018

8:00 p.m.: Chicago Blackhawks @ New York Rangers (NBCSN)

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018

7:00 p.m.: Vancouver Canucks @ Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL Network)

Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018

3:00 p.m.: Edmonton Oilers @ Chicago Blackhawks (NHL Network)

3:00 p.m.: St. Louis Blues @ Washington Capitals (NHL Network)

7:30 p.m.: Boston Bruins @ Pittsburgh Penguins (NBCSN)

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

7:00 p.m.: Columbus Blue Jackets @ Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL Network)
Announcers: Chris Cuthbert, Ray Ferraro

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

8:00 p.m.: Edmonton Oilers @ Nashville Predators (NBCSN)
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Brian Boucher

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018

8:00 p.m.: Minnesota Wild @ Chicago Blackhawks (NBCSN)
Announcers: Mike Emrick, Mike Milbury, Brian Boucher

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

7:00 p.m.: Carolina Hurricanes @ Washington Capitals (NHL Network)
Announcers: Joe Beninati, Craig Laughlin

7:30 p.m.: Calgary Flames @ Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL Network)
Announcers: Rick Peckham, Brian Engblom

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018

1:00 p.m.: Detroit Red Wings @ Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL Network)
Announcers: Steve Mears, Bob Errey

7:00 p.m.: Boston Bruins @ Montreal Canadiens (NHL Network)
Announcers: Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Kyle Bukauskas

7:00 p.m.: Winnipeg Jets @ Minnesota Wild (NHL Network)
Announcers: Dave Randorf, Garry Galley, Sean Reynolds

Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018

12:30 p.m.: Detroit Red Wings @ Chicago Blackhawks (NBC)
Announcers: Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Ray Ferraro

7:30 p.m.: New York Rangers @ Pittsburgh Penguins (NBCSN)
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti

Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

4:00 p.m.: San Jose Sharks @ Los Angeles Kings (NHL Network)
Announcers: Alex Faust, Jim Fox

7:30 p.m.: New York Islanders @ Montreal Canadiens (NBCSN)
Announcers: Brendan Burke, Brian Boucher

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

7:00 p.m.: Philadelphia Flyers @ New York Rangers (NBCSN)
Announcers: John Forslund, Brian Boucher

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

7:30 p.m.: Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins (NBCSN)
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones

10:00 p.m.: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Anaheim Ducks (NBCSN)
Announcers: John Forslund, Brian Hayward

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

7:30 p.m.: Buffalo Sabres @ New York Rangers (NBCSN)
Announcers: Gord Miller, Brian Boucher

10:00 p.m.: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Los Angeles Kings (NBCSN)
Announcers: John Forslund, Jim Fox

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

7:30 p.m.: Montreal Canadiens @ Washington Capitals (NHL Network)

7:30 p.m.: Vegas Golden Knights @ Florida Panthers (NHL Network)

10:00 p.m.: Anaheim Ducks @ Los Angeles Kings (NBCSN)
Announcers: John Forslund, Brian Hayward

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

3:00 p.m.: Winnipeg Jets @ Calgary Flames (NHL Network)

7:00 p.m.: Boston Bruins @ Montreal Canadiens (NHL Network)

7:00 p.m.: Toronto Maple Leafs @ Ottawa Senators (NHL Network)

Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

12:30 p.m.: Philadelphia Flyers @ Washington Capitals (NBC)
Announcers: Chris Cuthbert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018

8:30 p.m.: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Chicago Blackhawks (NBCSN)
Announcers: Rick Peckham, Brian Engblom

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

7:30 p.m.: Philadelphia Flyers @ Detroit Red Wings (NBCSN)
Announcers: Chris Cuthbert, Brian Boucher

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018

8:00 p.m.: Toronto Maple Leafs @ Chicago Blackhawks (NBCSN)
Announcers: Mike Emrick, Mike Milbury, Ray Ferraro

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

7:30 p.m.: Chicago Blackhawks @ Detroit Red Wings (NBCSN)
Announcers: Alex Faust, Brian Boucher

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018

7:00 p.m.: NHL All-Star Skills Competition (NBCSN)
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Jeremy Roenick, Brian Boucher

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018

3:30 p.m.: NHL All-Star Game (NBC)
Announcers: Mike Emrick, Mike Milbury, Brian Boucher

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

8:00 p.m.: Chicago Blackhawks @ Nashville Predators (NBCSN)

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

8:00 p.m.: Philadelphia Flyers @ Washington Capitals (NBCSN)