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NBC Sports Group 2014-15 Schedule

STAMFORD, Conn. -- July 22, 2013 – Coming off of the most-watched NHL regular season ever on NBC and NBCSN, the most-watched Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2006 and most-watched Stanley Cup Playoffs on cable in 17 years, NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 103 NHL regular-season games during the 2014-15 season, featuring 14 games on NBC and 89 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. Schedule highlights include:

  • The season kicks off with an Opening Night doubleheader on Oct. 8 on NBCSN, starting with Wednesday Night Rivalry coverage at 7:30 p.m. ET with the Philadelphia Flyers at the Boston Bruins.
  • NBCSN’s Opening Night coverage continues with a 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff rematch between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings from STAPLES Center at 10 p.m. ET in Los Angeles, as the Kings raise their 2014 Stanley Cup Championship banner to the rafters.
  • NBC will present the 2015 NHL Winter Classic from Washington, D.C., between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Capitals on January 1 at 1 p.m. ET.
  • Making its return for the first time since 2012, NBCSN will present coverage of the NHL All-Star Game from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, home of the Columbus Blue Jackets. All-Star weekend will take place Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25 and will include the NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ and the NHL All-Star Game.
  • The 2014-15 regular season on NBCSN will feature 24 Wednesday Night Rivalry telecasts, plus 10 Wednesday nightcaps that will showcase Western Conference teams, including the Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks and Colorado Avalanche.
  • The Bruins, Flyers, Capitals, Kings and Sharks will each make 12 appearances across NBC and NBCSN, followed by seven teams that will appear 11.
  • This year’s regular-season coverage features 31 games spanning 14 of the 15 series from the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, including back-to-back rematches of the 2014 Western and Eastern Conference Finals on NBCSN (Blackhawks-Kings on Jan. 28, Canadiens-Rangers on Jan. 29), and a rematch of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final between the Rangers and Kings on March 24.
  • Bruins-Red Wings, Blackhawks-Blues, Penguins-Flyers and Kings-Sharks are the most featured matchups, each appearing four times on NBC and NBCSN.
  • 56 of NBC and NBCSN’s 103 telecasts feature at least one Western Conference team.

NBCSN will offer most games on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights throughout the season. Beginning in January, a Sunday game will be added most weeks. NBCSN drops the puck on its coverage on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live, NBCSN’s live pre- and post-game show, leading into coverage of Flyers-Bruins from TD Garden in Boston, Mass. at 7:30 p.m. ET. Coverage shifts to Los Angeles immediately following Flyers-Bruins with the banner-raising ceremony for the 2014 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, before face off against San Jose Sharks at 10 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports Group’s NHL lead broadcast team will be comprised of two-time Emmy award-winning play-by-play voice Mike “Doc” Emrick, as well as analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy-award winning “Inside the Glass” analyst Pierre McGuire.

NHL ON NBC

NHL on NBC coverage begins on Friday, November 28 at 1 p.m. ET, with the NHL Thanksgiving Showdown featuring the New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers, marking the first of 14 games that will air on NBC during the regular season. Beginning on January 18, and continuing through the end of the regular season, NBC will present the NHL Game of the Week, generally occurring on Sunday afternoons. NBC will also present the Flyers and Rangers in primetime at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 28.

Last year, NBC posted its most-watched NHL regular season since its most-recent agreement with the league in the 2005-06 season, including last year’s NHL Stadium Series game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks, which averaged 2.8 million viewers and was the most-watched NHL regular-season game, excluding Winter Classics and regional coverage, since the advent of People Meters (1987).

NHL WINTER CLASSIC

The annual NHL Winter Classic will take place on January 1, 2015 in Washington, D.C., and will feature the Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Capitals. The 2014 NHL Winter Classic will be broadcast on NBC at 1 p.m. ET.

The 2014 NHL Winter Classic on NBC tied as the highest-rated NHL regular-season game in nearly four decades (2.5 HH rtg), and became the second-most watched such game in 39 years (4.4 million avg. viewers). The five previous NHL Winter Classics have produced the five most-watched NHL regular-season games in the past 39 years (average viewers).

MOST-WATCHED NHL REGULAR-SEASON GAMES SINCE 1975

4.525 million

Jan. 1, 2011

NBC

Capitals-Penguins

4.404 million

Jan. 1, 2014

NBC

Maple Leafs-Red Wings

4.401 million

Jan. 1, 2009

NBC

Red Wings-Blackhawks

3.751 million

Jan. 1, 2008

NBC

Penguins-Sabres

3.733 million

Jan. 2, 2012

NBC

Rangers-Flyers

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY

NBCSN’s exclusive Wednesday Night Rivalry coverage will return for a third season and feature some of the biggest rivalries in the NHL, including Philadelphia-New York Rangers, Chicago-St. Louis, and Boston-Detroit. The network will air exclusive coverage on Wednesday nights for 24 weeks, with games usually starting at 8 p.m. ET. WNR begins Wednesday, October 8 with Opening Night coverage between the Flyers and Bruins.

During its inaugural season, Wednesday Night Rivalry was called “the hottest new brand in sports” by Forbes. This past season, Wednesday Night Rivalry’s 23 exclusive telecasts averaged 559,000 viewers, up 26% compared to the exclusive time period average of the last full regular season in 2011-12 (443,000). Since the debut of Wednesday Night Rivalry last season, NBCSN has recorded nine regular-season games with more than 700,000 viewers vs. four over the previous two seasons.

NBCSN 2014-15 NHL Wednesday Night Rivalry schedule (subject to change):

Date

Away

Home

Time (ET)

October 8

Philadelphia

Boston

7:30 p.m.

October 15

Boston

Detroit

8 p.m.

October 22

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

8 p.m.

October 29

Detroit

Washington

7:30 p.m.

November 5

Detroit

N.Y. Rangers

8 p.m.

November 12

Boston

Toronto

8 p.m.

November 19

Philadelphia

N.Y. Rangers

8 p.m.

December 3

St. Louis

Chicago

8 p.m.

December 10

Toronto

Detroit

8 p.m.

December 17

Boston

Minnesota

8 p.m.

January 7

Boston

Pittsburgh

8 p.m.

January 14

Philadelphia

Washington

8 p.m.

January 21

Chicago

Pittsburgh

8 p.m.

January 28

Pittsburgh

Washington

8 p.m.

February 4

Boston

N.Y. Rangers

8 p.m.

February 11

Detroit

Pittsburgh

8 p.m.

February 18

Detroit

Chicago

7:30 p.m.

February 25

Pittsburgh

Washington

8 p.m.

March 4

N.Y. Rangers

Detroit

8 p.m.

March 11

N.Y. Rangers

Washington

8 p.m.

March 18

Chicago

N.Y. Rangers

8 p.m.

March 25

Chicago

Philadelphia

8 p.m.

April 1

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

8 p.m.

April 8

Boston

Washington

8 p.m.

In addition, NBCSN will present 10 games on Wednesday nights that will immediately follow  Wednesday Night Rivalry matchups. These nightcaps will showcase one or two Western Conference teams. The first of these games will take place on Opening Night, when San Jose visits Los Angeles following Flyers-Bruins Wednesday Night Rivalry coverage. Following are the 10 Wednesday nightcap games:

Date

Away

Home

Time (ET)

October 8

San Jose

Los Angeles

10 p.m.

November 12

Los Angeles

Anaheim

10:30 p.m.

January 7

New York Rangers

Anaheim

10:30 p.m.

January 21

Los Angeles

San Jose

10:30 p.m.

January 28

Chicago

Los Angeles

10:30 p.m.

February 11

Washington

San Jose

10:30 p.m.

February 18

Los Angeles

Colorado

10 p.m.

March 18

Los Angeles

Anaheim

10:30 p.m.

April 1

Colorado

San Jose

10:30 p.m.

April 8

Dallas

Anaheim

10:30 p.m.

NHL ALL-STAR WEEKEND – JAN. 24-25 – NATIONWIDE ARENA, COLUMBUS, OHIO

NBCSN will present extensive coverage of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend from Nationwide Arena on Columbus, Ohio, home of the Columbus Blue Jackets. All-Star weekend will take place Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25 and will include the NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ and the NHL All-Star Game.

NBC SPORTS GROUP’S STATE-OF-THE ART STUDIOS

NHL studio programming throughout much of the 2014-15 season will originate from NBC Sports Group’s state-of-the-art International Broadcast Center, located in Stamford, Conn.

NHL Live, NBCSN’s live pre- and post-game show with highlights and analysis of NHL matchups, will air before and after most games. A 60-minute edition of NHL Live will air prior to most games, while a 30-minute post-game show will air immediately following the game.

On most days, the NHL Live team will consist of Liam McHugh (host), Mike Milbury (analyst), and Keith Jones (analyst). Coverage will also include host Kathryn Tappen, new to NBC Sports Group’s NHL coverage this season, as well as analysts Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter.

FLEX SCHEDULING ON NBC

For the eighth consecutive season, the NHL and NBC Sports Group will utilize flex scheduling, which provides the ability to select from up to four games on Sunday afternoons. At least 13 days prior to the scheduled games, the NHL and NBC Sports will announce which game will air.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA COVERAGE

NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets, will stream all 2014-15 NHL regular season games televised on NBC and NBCSN. All NBCSN games will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Games airing on:

  • NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
  • NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

NBC Sports Group 2013-14 NHL regular-season schedule (subject to change):

Date

Away

Home

Network

Time (ET)

Wed., Oct. 8

Philadelphia

Boston

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 8

San Jose

Los Angeles

NBCSN

10 p.m.

Thurs., Oct. 9

Colorado

Minnesota

NBCSN

9 p.m.

Tues., Oct. 14

Buffalo

Carolina

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 15

Boston

Detroit

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Tues., Oct. 21

Philadelphia

Chicago

NBCSN

8:30 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 22

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Tues., Oct. 28

Minnesota

Boston

NBCSN

7 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 29

Detroit

Washington

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 4

St. Louis

New Jersey

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 5

Detroit

N.Y. Rangers

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 11

Buffalo

St. Louis

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 12

Boston

Toronto

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 12

Los Angeles

Anaheim

NBCSN

10:30 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 18

San Jose

Buffalo

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 19

Philadelphia

N.Y. Rangers

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Mon., Nov. 24

Pittsburgh

Boston

NBCSN

7 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 26

Philadelphia

Detroit

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 28

N.Y. Rangers

Philadelphia

NBC

1 p.m.

Tues., Dec. 2

Tampa Bay

Buffalo

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Tues., Dec. 2

Philadelphia

San Jose

NBCSN

10 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 3

St. Louis

Chicago

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Tues., Dec. 9

Los Angeles

Buffalo

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 10

Toronto

Detroit

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 15

Tampa Bay

Pittsburgh

NBCSN

7 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 17

Boston

Minnesota

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Tues., Dec. 23

St. Louis

Colorado

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 27

Washington

Pittsburgh

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 27

San Jose

Los Angeles

NBCSN

10 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 29

Detroit

Boston

NBCSN

7 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 1*

Chicago

Washington

NBC

1 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 4

Dallas

Chicago

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Tues., Jan. 6

San Jose

Minnesota

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 7

Boston

Pittsburgh

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 7

N.Y. Rangers

Anaheim

NBCSN

10:30 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 11

Minnesota

Chicago

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Tues., Jan. 13

Minnesota

Pittsburgh

NBCSN

7 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 14

Philadelphia

Washington

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 18

NY Rangers

Pittsburgh

NBC

12:30 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 18

Buffalo

Detroit

NBCSN  

8 p.m.

Mon., Jan. 19

Colorado

St. Louis

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Tues., Jan. 20

Pittsburgh

Philadelphia

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 21

Chicago

Pittsburgh

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 21

Los Angeles

San Jose

NBCSN

10:30 p.m.

Tues., Jan. 27

Tampa Bay

Carolina

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 28

Pittsburgh

Washington

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 28

Chicago

Los Angeles

NBCSN

10:30 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 29

Montreal

N.Y. Rangers

NBCSN

7 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 29

Anaheim

San Jose

NBCSN

10 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 1

St. Louis

Washington

NBCSN

1 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 3

Chicago

Minnesota

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 4

Boston

N.Y. Rangers

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 5

Detroit

Colorado

NBCSN

9 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 8

Chicago

St. Louis

NBC

12:30 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 8

Montreal

Boston

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Mon., Feb. 9

Arizona

Chicago

NBCSN

8:30 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 11

Detroit

Pittsburgh

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 11

Washington

San Jose

NBCSN

10:30 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 15

Pittsburgh

Chicago

NBC

12:30 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 15

Philadelphia

Buffalo

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 17

Buffalo

New Jersey

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 18

Detroit

Chicago

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 18

Los Angeles

Colorado

NBCSN

10 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 19

Columbus

Pittsburgh

NBCSN

7 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 21

Los Angeles

San Jose

NBCSN

10 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 22

Washington

Philadelphia

NBC

12:30 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 22

Boston

Chicago

NBC

3:30 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 22

Dallas

Minnesota

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 24

Philadelphia

Carolina

NBCSN

7 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 25

Pittsburgh

Washington

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 26

Minnesota

Nashville

NBCSN

8:30 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 28

N.Y. Rangers

Philadelphia

NBC

8 p.m.

Sun., March 1

Anaheim

Dallas

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Tues., March 3

Buffalo

Tampa Bay

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Wed., March 4

N.Y. Rangers

Detroit

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Sun., March 8

Detroit

Boston

NBC

12:30 p.m.

Sun., March 8

N.Y. Rangers

Chicago

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Mon., March 9

Pittsburgh

San Jose

NBCSN

10 p.m.

Tues., March 10

Los Angeles

Colorado

NBCSN

9 p.m.

Wed., March 11

N.Y. Rangers

Washington

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Sun., March 15

Detroit

Pittsburgh

NBC

12:30 p.m.

Sun., March 15

Boston

Washington

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Mon., March 16

Washington

Buffalo

NBCSN

7 p.m.

Tues., March 17

Buffalo

Boston

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Wed., March 18

Chicago

N.Y. Rangers

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Wed., March 18

Los Angeles

Anaheim

NBCSN

10:30 p.m.

Sun., March 22

St. Louis

Detroit

NBC

12:30 p.m.

Sun., March 22

Anaheim

N.Y. Rangers

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Tues., March 24

Los Angeles

N.Y. Rangers

NBCSN

7 p.m.

Wed., March 25

Chicago

Philadelphia

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Sun., March 29

San Jose

Pittsburgh

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Mon., March 30

Los Angeles

Chicago

NBCSN

8:30 p.m.

Wed., April 1

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Wed., April 1

Colorado

San Jose

NBCSN

10:30 p.m.

Thurs., April 2

Boston

Detroit

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Sun., April 5

Pittsburgh

Philadelphia

NBC

12:30 p.m.

Sun., April 5

St. Louis

Chicago

NBCSN

7:30 p.m.

Tues., April 7

Minnesota

Chicago

NBCSN

8:30 p.m.

Wed., April 8

Boston

Washington

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Wed., April 8

Dallas

Anaheim

NBCSN

10:30 p.m.

Thurs., April 9

Chicago

St. Louis

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Sat., April 11

Minnesota

St. Louis

NBC

3 p.m.

Sat., April 11

San Jose

Los Angeles

NBC

3 p.m.

Sat., April 11

Boston

Tampa Bay

NBCSN

TBD

*Denotes NHL Winter Classic

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I didn’t really look at the schedule, but last year it was nothing but the Rangers, Pens, Flyers, and Caps with the occasional Chicago or Boston thrown in.  If other teams were included, they were playing one of the above.

Posted by cantskate on 07/23/14 at 12:01 AM ET

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