NBC Sports has announced the telecast schedule for its exclusive games for the 2020-21 NHL regular season

NBC Sports has announced the telecast schedule for its exclusive games for the 2020-21 NHL regular season, beginning with a Wednesday Night Hockeytripleheader on Jan. 13 on NBCSN headlined by the defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning against the Chicago Blackhawks at 8 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports’ NHL telecast schedule features exclusive weekend games on NBC and Wednesday Night Hockey and Sunday Night Hockey matchups on NBCSN. All game times and NBC Sports’ full 2020-21 NHL regular-season schedule will be announced soon.

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The Jan. 13 season-opening tripleheader on NBCSN begins with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers at 5:30 p.m. ET and concludes with the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche at 10:30 p.m. ET.

2020-21 NHL OPENING NIGHT ON NBCSN – JANUARY 13
MatchupTime (ET)
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers5:30 p.m.
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning8 p.m.
St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche10:30 p.m.

Last week, the NHL announced a 56-game regular-season schedule per team for the 2020-21 season, as well as a divisional realignment sought to minimize team travel as much as possible by shifting to exclusively intra-divisional play.

All coverage on NBC and NBCSN streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY
 PRESENTED BY NEW AMSTERDAM VODKA ON NBCSN

  • Schedule diversity – 19 different teams featured in 18 matchups and a blend of Eastern, Western and Canadian markets.
  • Star power – Connor McDavidAuston MatthewsAlex OvechkinSidney CrosbyPatrick KaneCarey PriceDavid PastrnakClaude Giroux, and 2020 NHL Draft first overall pick Alexis Lafreniereall featured.
  • Top matchups – 14 of 19 matchups include a 2019-20 Stanley Cup Playoff team.


NBCSN 2020-21 NHL Wednesday Night Hockey Presented by New Amsterdam Vodka (subject to change):

DateAwayHome
January 13*PittsburghPhiladelphia
ChicagoTampa Bay
St. LouisColorado
January 20EdmontonToronto
January 27ChicagoNashville
February 3BostonPhiladelphia
February 10BostonN.Y. Rangers
February 17ChicagoDetroit
February 24N.Y. RangersPhiladelphia
March 3WashingtonBoston
March 10VegasMinnesota
March 17PhiladelphiaN.Y. Rangers
March 24BuffaloPittsburgh
March 31ArizonaSt. Louis
April 7MontrealToronto
April 14VegasLos Angeles
April 21NashvilleChicago
April 28St. LouisMinnesota
May 5WashingtonN.Y. Rangers

*Opening night


NHL ON NBC

  • Once a week – NBC Sports will showcase the NHL 16 times on NBC – once every week on average during the 2020-21 season – beginning Sunday, January 17, featuring the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins. It’s the most-ever NHL regular-season games on NBC.
  • Fan-favorite rivalries – The NHL on NBC schedule features a number of rivalries, including a Valentine’s Day date between the Capitals and Penguins, plus Blackhawks-Red Wings, Bruins-Rangers, and Blues-Avalanche matchups.
  • “Final flex Saturday” – the final game on the NHL on NBC schedule on Saturday, May 8, is currently TBD and will feature the most compelling game with playoff implications.


NHL ON NBC 2020-21 SCHEDULE

DateAwayHome
Sun., January 17WashingtonPittsburgh
Sun., January 24DetroitChicago
Sun., February 7PhiladelphiaWashington
Sun., February 14WashingtonPittsburgh
Sat., February 20VegasColorado
Sun., February 21PhiladelphiaBoston
Sun., February 28BostonN.Y. Rangers
Sun., March 7BuffaloN.Y. Islanders
Sun., March 28N.Y. RangersWashington
Sun., April 4DetroitTampa Bay
Sat., April 17PittsburghBuffalo
Sun., April 18WashingtonBoston
Sat., April 24ColoradoSt. Louis
Sun., April 25BostonPittsburgh
Sun., May 2Tampa BayDetroit
Sat., May 8TBDTBD

SUNDAY NIGHT HOCKEY ON NBCSN

  • Schedule variety – 15 different teams from all four divisions will be showcased across 10 Sunday Night Hockey
  • Top tier teams – All four Conference Final teams from the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs will be featured on Sunday Night Hockey.
  • Westward Ho! – Six of the 10 matchups feature a Western Conference team.


2020-21 SUNDAY NIGHT HOCKEY SCHEDULE ON NBCSN

DateAwayHome
February 14ColoradoVegas
February 21FloridaDetroit
February 28DetroitChicago
March 7N.Y. RangersPittsburgh
March 14Los AngelesColorado
March 21VegasLos Angeles
March 28NashvilleChicago
April 4DallasCarolina
April 18N.Y. IslandersPhiladelphia
April 25ColumbusTampa Bay