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2018-19 NHL Regular Season Schedule on NBCSN and NBC

NBC Sports is scheduled to televise 109 NHL regular-season games during the 2018-19 season – its most since acquiring NHL rights prior to the 2005-06 season. Coverage begins Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Alex Ovechkin and the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals raise their championship banner to the rafters and host the Boston Bruins.

All games will be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app to authenticated users via TV Everywhere.

NBC Sports’ 2018-19 NHL schedule is highlighted by the debut of “Wednesday Night Hockey” on NBCSN, which will showcase the network’s most diverse schedule — the widest variety of teams to date on Wednesday nights, including multiple appearances by Tampa Bay, Colorado, Toronto, Vegas, Edmonton, Nashville, and Winnipeg — since it acquired NHL rights prior to the 2005-06 season, as well as NHL’s current and rising stars.

The defending champion Washington Capitals lead all teams with eight “Wednesday Night Hockey” appearances.

Notable games on the “Wednesday Night Hockey” schedule include:


October 10 – A 2018 Stanley Cup Final rematch between the Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals;

October 24 – Two of the best young stars in the NHL will clash when Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs visit Patrik Laine and the Winnipeg Jets;

January 23 – Ovechkin and the Capitals host Matthews and the Maple Leafs, followed by a battle out west between P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators vs. Marc-Andre Fleury and the Golden Knights;

February 13 – Three-time Stanley Cup champion Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins host Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers in Edmonton’s only visit to Pittsburgh;

March 20 – A rematch of the 2018 Eastern Conference Final, as Ovechkin and the Capitals host Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning.


Following are highlights of NBC Sports’ 2018-19 NHL regular-season schedule:

The season opens with a “Wednesday Night Hockey” doubleheader on Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN as the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals host the Boston Bruins, followed by the Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks at 10:30 p.m. ET;

NBC Sports will present the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between the Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks from iconic Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., on Jan. 1, 2019, at 1 p.m. ET on NBC;

NBC Sports will present exclusive primetime coverage of the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers from Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC;

NBC will present coverage of the 2019 NHL All-Star Weekend from SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., home of the San Jose Sharks, on Jan. 25-26, highlighted by live coverage of the All-Star Game on Saturday, Jan. 26, in primetime on NBC, the first time the All-Star Game will be televised live on a broadcast network since 1997;

NBC Sports will present 13 NHL games on NBC, beginning with the 2018 Discover Thanksgiving Showdown on Friday, Nov, 23, when the Philadelphia Flyers host the New York Rangers.

The following are the scheduled game start times (all times Eastern; start times subject to change) and respective networks:

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018

Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks (NBCSN, 10:30 PM)

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018

Nashville Predators at New York Rangers (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Philadelphia Flyers at Vegas Golden Knights (NBCSN, 10:00 PM)

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018

San Jose Sharks at Philadelphia Flyers (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018

Vegas Golden Knights at Washington Capitals (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

Arizona Coyotes at Minnesota Wild (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

New York Rangers at Washington Capitals (NBCSN, 7:00 PM)

Boston Bruins at Calgary Flames (NBCSN, 9:30 PM)

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

Minnesota Wild at Dallas Stars (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

San Jose Sharks at Nashville Predators (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

Toronto Maple Leafs at Winnipeg Jets (NBCSN, 7:00 PM)

Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche (NBCSN, 9:30 PM)

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

Vegas Golden Knights at Nashville Predators (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

Winnipeg Jets at Florida Panthers (NBCSN, 2:00 PM)

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

Edmonton Oilers at Tampa Bay Lightning (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018

Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Nashville Predators at Colorado Avalanche (NBCSN, 10:00 PM)

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

St Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Anaheim Ducks at Vegas Golden Knights (NBCSN, 10:30 PM)

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018

Edmonton Oilers at San Jose Sharks (NBCSN, 10:30 PM)

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

Philadelphia Flyers at Buffalo Sabres (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Friday, Nov. 23, 2018

New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers (NBC, 1:00 PM)

Chicago Blackhawks at Tampa Bay Lightning (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018

Vegas Golden Knights at Chicago Blackhawks (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018

St Louis Blues at Detroit Red Wings (NBCSN, 7:00 PM)

Pittsburgh Penguins at Colorado Avalanche (NBCSN, 9:30 PM)

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018

Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018

Edmonton Oilers at St Louis Blues (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Chicago Blackhawks at Anaheim Ducks (NBCSN, 10:30 PM)

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

Detroit Red Wings at Washington Capitals (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

Pittsburgh Penguins at Chicago Blackhawks (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018

Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks (NBCSN, 8:30 PM)

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018

Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Friday, Dec. 21, 2018

Buffalo Sabres at Washington Capitals (NBCSN, 7:00 PM)

Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

Philadelphia Flyers at Tampa Bay Lightning (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019

Boston Bruins at Chicago Blackhawks (NBC, 1:00 PM)

Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019

Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers (NBCSN, 7:00 PM)

San Jose Sharks at Colorado Avalanche (NBCSN, 9:30 PM)

Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019

Chicago Blackhawks at New York Islanders (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019

Chicago Blackhawks at Pittsburgh Penguins (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019

Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019

Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019

Winnipeg Jets at Minnesota Wild (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

Los Angeles Kings at Minnesota Wild (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019

Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

San Jose Sharks at Arizona Coyotes (NBCSN, 10:00 PM)

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019

Chicago Blackhawks at New York Rangers (NBCSN, 7:00 PM)

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019

Washington Capitals at Chicago Blackhawks (NBC, 12:30 PM)

Monday, Jan. 21, 2019

St Louis Blues at Los Angeles Kings (NBCSN, 4:00 PM)

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019

Detroit Red Wings at Edmonton Oilers (NBCSN, 9:00 PM)

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019

Washington Capitals at Toronto Maple Leafs (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Nashville Predators at Vegas Golden Knights (NBCSN, 10:00 PM)

Friday, Jan. 25, 2019

All-Star Skills Competition (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019

NHL All-Star Game (NBC, 8:00 PM)

Monday, Jan. 28, 2019

Winnipeg Jets at Philadelphia Flyers (NBCSN, 7:00 PM)

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019

Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019

Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Sat., Feb. 2, 2019

Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers (NBC, 8:00 PM)

Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild (NBC, 8:00 PM)

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019

Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals (NBC, 12:30 PM)

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019

Boston Bruins at New York Rangers (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019

St Louis Blues at Nashville Predators (NBC, 12:30 PM)

Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Rangers (NBCSN, 7:00 PM)

Monday, Feb. 11, 2019

Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers (NBCSN, 7:00 PM)

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019

Chicago Blackhawks at Boston Bruins (NBCSN, 7:00 PM)

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019

Edmonton Oilers at Pittsburgh Penguins (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019

New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins (NBC, 12:30 PM)

St Louis Blues at Minnesota Wild (NBC, 3:00 PM)

Philadelphia Flyers at Detroit Red Wings (NBCSN, 6:00 PM)

Monday, Feb. 18, 2019

Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Boston Bruins at San Jose Sharks (NBCSN, 10:00 PM)

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs at St Louis Blues (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019

Chicago Blackhawks at Detroit Red Wings (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Boston Bruins at Vegas Golden Knights (NBCSN, 10:00 PM)

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019

Los Angeles Kings at Nashville Predators (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers (NBC, 8:00 PM)

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019

St Louis Blues at Minnesota Wild (NBCSN, 7:00 PM)

Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

Los Angeles Kings at Tampa Bay Lightning (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019

Buffalo Sabres at Philadelphia Flyers (NBCSN, 7:00 PM)

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019

Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Chicago Blackhawks at Anaheim Ducks (NBCSN, 10:00 PM)

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Washington Capitals at New York Rangers (NBC, 12:30 PM)

Nashville Predators at Minnesota Wild (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Minnesota Wild at Nashville Predators (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

St Louis Blues at Anaheim Ducks (NBCSN, 10:00 PM)

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins (NBCSN, 7:00 PM)

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks (NBCSN, 10:00 PM)

Monday, March 11, 2019

San Jose Sharks at Minnesota Wild (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins (NBCSN, 7:00 PM)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Chicago Blackhawks at Toronto Maple Leafs (NBCSN, 7:00 PM)

New Jersey at Edmonton Oilers (NBCSN, 9:30 PM)

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Edmonton Oilers at Vegas Golden Knights (NBCSN, 10:00 PM)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Washington Capitals at New Jersey (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Winnipeg Jets at Anaheim Ducks (NBCSN, 10:00 PM)

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals (NBC, 12:30 PM)

Colorado Avalanche at Chicago Blackhawks (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Monday, March 25, 2019

Nashville Predators at Minnesota Wild (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals (NBCSN, 7:00 PM)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

New York Rangers at Boston Bruins (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Vegas Golden Knights at Colorado Avalanche (NBCSN, 10:00 PM)

Sunday, March 31, 2019

New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers (NBC, 12:30 PM)

Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings (NBCSN, 7:30 PM)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

St Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks (NBCSN, 8:00 PM)

Calgary Flames at Anaheim Ducks (NBCSN, 10:30 PM)

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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