18 August 2011

2011-12 NHL on NBC Schedule

In the first year of the 10-year television deal between the NHL and NBC/Versus (which is soon to be renamed NBC Sports Network on January 2nd), there are some notable changes to the NBC schedule. NBC will air a game on Black Friday after Thanksgiving. The Winter Classic, this year between the Rangers and Flyers in Philadelphia, will be on January 2nd instead of the usual New Year's Day. And Hockey Day in America will be on February 19th. Here's the schedule.

November 25th, 1:00 p.m. ET
Detroit vs. Boston

January 2nd, 3:00 p.m. ET
NY Rangers vs. Philadelphia

January 14th, 12:30 p.m. ET
Chicago vs. Detroit

January 22th, 12:30 p.m. ET
Washington vs. Pittsburgh

February 12th, 12:30 p.m. ET
Washington vs. NY Rangers 

February 19th, Hockey Day in America
12:00 p.m. ET (regional coverage)
Pittsburgh vs. Buffalo
San Jose vs. Detroit
St. Louis vs. Chicago

3:30 p.m. ET
Boston vs. Minnesota

March 4th, 12:30 p.m. ET
Boston vs. NY Rangers 

March 11th, 12:30 p.m. ET
Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 

March 18th, 12:30 p.m. ET
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers 

April 1st, 12:30 p.m. ET
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

April 7th, 1:00 p.m. ET
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings


  1. In the NHL's minds, only 6 teams exist.

    Don't be deceived. The 'OR' options involving the West outside of Chicago / Detroit never get chosen.

  2. Very true, however the "Hockey Day in America" is hopefully a sign of things to come. Regional coverage will give exposure to St. Louis, Buffalo, and Minnesota, however San Jose in a 10am Pacific Time game is a bit of a joke...

  3. This schedule is pathetic. More games less bs please.

  4. It would be nice if they would show games on network TV instead of the PGA. I hate watching golf and I don't get Versus...........