NHL schedule 2018-19: NBC, NBCSN national broadcast lineup

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NBC, the longtime broadcast home of the National Hockey League, rolled out a more robust national television schedule for the 2018-19 season and rebranded to distance the product from its antiquated and much-maligned “Wednesday Night Rivalry” franchise.

This year, NBC will carry 109 NHL regular-season games — the most since it acquired NHL rights prior to the 2005-06 season — with the majority airing on NBCSN, the network’s cable sports station. The weekly offering, now called “Wednesday Night Hockey,” includes scheduled doubleheaders for 17 of 25 Wednesday nights. 

All games broadcast on NBC or NBCSN also are available to be live streamed via fuboTV on your favorite devices (sign up here for a seven-day free trial).

As during prior seasons, NBC also will carry the NHL’s marquee Winter Classic and Stadium Series outdoor games, a new Thanksgiving afternoon game between the Rangers and Flyers, and 10 other games selected for “NHL on NBC” broadcasts.

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A complete NHL national broadcast lineup for 2018-19 can be found below. (All times Eastern.)

‘Wednesday Night Hockey’ schedule

Date Matchup Time (ET)
Oct. 3 Boston at Washington 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 3 Anaheim at San Jose 10:30 p.m.
Oct. 10 Vegas at Washington 8 p.m.
Oct. 17 N.Y. Rangers at Washington 7 p.m.
Oct. 17 Boston at Calgary 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 24 Toronto at Winnipeg 7 p.m.
Oct. 24 Tampa Bay at Colorado 9:30 p.m.
Nov. 7 Pittsburgh at Washington 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 7 Nashville at Colorado 10 p.m.
Nov. 14 St. Louis at Chicago 8 p.m.
Nov. 14 Anaheim at Vegas 10:30 p.m.
Nov. 28 St. Louis at Detroit 7 p.m.
Nov. 28 Pittsburgh at Colorado 9:30 p.m.
Dec. 5 Edmonton at St. Louis 8 p.m.
Dec. 5 Chicago at Anaheim 10:30 p.m.
Dec. 12 Pittsburgh at Chicago 8 p.m.
Dec. 19 Pittsburgh at Washington 8 p.m.
Jan. 2 Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers 7 p.m.
Jan. 2 San Jose at Colorado 9:30 p.m.
Jan. 9 Nashville at Chicago 8 p.m.
Jan. 16 Boston at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 16 San Jose at Arizona 10 p.m.
Jan. 23 Washington at Toronto 7:30 p.m.
Jan, 23 Nashville at Vegas 10 p.m.
Jan. 30 Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh 8 p.m.
Feb. 6 Boston at N.Y. Rangers 8 p.m.
Feb. 13 Edmonton at Pittsburgh 8 p.m.
Feb. 20 Chicago at Detroit 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 20 Boston at Vegas 10 p.m.
Feb. 27 Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 27 Chicago at Anaheim 10 p.m.
March 6 Washington at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.
March 6 St. Louis at Anaheim 10 p.m.
March 13 Chicago at Toronto 7 p.m.
March 13 New Jersey at Edmonton 9:30 p.m.
March 20 Tampa Bay at Washington 7:30 p.m.
March 20 Winnipeg at Anaheim 10 p.m.
March 27 N.Y. Rangers at Boston 7:30 p.m.
March 27 Vegas at Colorado 10 p.m.
April 3 St. Louis at Chicago 8 p.m.
April 3 Calgary at Anaheim 10:30 p.m.

‘NHL on NBC’ schedule

Date Matchup Time (ET)
Friday, Nov. 23 N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 1 Boston at Chicago (Winter Classic) 1 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 20 Washington at Chicago 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2 Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2 Minnesota at Chicago 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 3 Boston at Washington 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 10 St. Louis at Nashville 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 17 N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 17 St. Louis at Minnesota 3 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23 Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (Stadium Series) 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 3 Washington at N.Y. Rangers 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 24 Philadelphia at Washington 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 31 N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia 12:30 p.m.