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.
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|
|Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers||5:30 p.m.|
|Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning||8 p.m.|
|St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche||10:30 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 McDavid, Auston Matthews, Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane, Carey Price, David Pastrnak, Claude 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):
|February 10||Boston||N.Y. Rangers|
|February 24||N.Y. Rangers||Philadelphia|
|March 17||Philadelphia||N.Y. Rangers|
|March 31||Arizona||St. Louis|
|April 14||Vegas||Los Angeles|
|April 28||St. Louis||Minnesota|
|May 5||Washington||N.Y. Rangers|
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
|Sun., January 17||Washington||Pittsburgh|
|Sun., January 24||Detroit||Chicago|
|Sun., February 7||Philadelphia||Washington|
|Sun., February 14||Washington||Pittsburgh|
|Sat., February 20||Vegas||Colorado|
|Sun., February 21||Philadelphia||Boston|
|Sun., February 28||Boston||N.Y. Rangers|
|Sun., March 7||Buffalo||N.Y. Islanders|
|Sun., March 28||N.Y. Rangers||Washington|
|Sun., April 4||Detroit||Tampa Bay|
|Sat., April 17||Pittsburgh||Buffalo|
|Sun., April 18||Washington||Boston|
|Sat., April 24||Colorado||St. Louis|
|Sun., April 25||Boston||Pittsburgh|
|Sun., May 2||Tampa Bay||Detroit|
|Sat., May 8||TBD||TBD|
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
|March 7||N.Y. Rangers||Pittsburgh|
|March 14||Los Angeles||Colorado|
|March 21||Vegas||Los Angeles|
|April 18||N.Y. Islanders||Philadelphia|
|April 25||Columbus||Tampa Bay|