Your 2020-21 NHL on NBC TV schedule

All 31 NHL Teams Featured Throughout Roughly 100 Games Across NBC and NBCSN; 21 Teams Make At Least Four Appearances

Schedule Features Wednesday Night Hockey and Tuesday Hockey Happy Hour Doubleheaders; More Than 75% of Teams Appear on Wednesday Nights

NBC Sports announced its full regular-season schedule that will feature all 31 NHL teams across roughly 100 games on NBC and NBCSN, beginning January 13 with a Wednesday Night Hockey tripleheader on NBCSN headlined by the defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning against the Chicago Blackhawks.

NBC Sports will present a record 16 regular-season games on the NBC broadcast network, beginning Sunday, Jan. 17 when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Washington Capitals.

In December, the NHL announced a 56-game regular-season schedule per team for the 2020-21 season, as well as a divisional realignment which limits team matchups to intra-division play and minimizes team travel as much as possible.

 • No team will have more than seven exclusive appearances on NBC and NBCSN and 21 teams will have at least four national appearances this year.

 • Some teams will appear nationally more than seven times, but those games will be blacked out in the local market and shown on their local RSN.

Additional schedule highlights:

 • Wednesday Night Hockey Presented by New Amsterdam Vodka on NBCSN – More than 75% of NHL teams will appear on Wednesday nights on NBCSN, and most will feature doubleheaders (and in some cases tripleheaders) surrounding its Wednesday Night Hockey coverage, including both early and late start times.

 •Tuesday Hockey Happy Hours Three Tuesday Hockey Hour doubleheaders (Feb. 2, Feb. 9 and March 9) that will begin at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

 • NHL on NBC – NBC Sports will showcase the NHL 16 times on NBC – once per week on average during the 2020-21 season – marking the most-ever NHL regular-season games on NBC. In addition, the final matchup on Saturday, May 8, is TBD and will feature the most compelling game with playoff implications.

 • Sunday Night Hockey on NBCSN There will be 10 Sunday Night Hockey matchups on NBCSN, featuring teams from all four divisions, all four Conference Final teams from the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and a majority of matchups featuring a traditional Western Conference team.

2020-21 NHL ON NBC REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES EASTERN)

Wed., Jan. 13 Pittsburgh Philadelphia NBCSN PHI 6-3
  Chicago Tampa Bay NBCSN TB 4-1
St. Louis Colorado NBCSN STL 5-1
Sun., Jan. 17 Washington Pittsburgh NBC PIT 4-3 (SO)
Mon., Jan. 18 Columbus Detroit NBCSN CBJ 3-2
Boston N.Y. Islanders NBCSN NYI 1-0
Buffalo Philadelphia NBCSN BUF 6-1
  Arizona Vegas NBCSN VGK 4-2
Tues., Jan. 19 Washington Pittsburgh NBCSN PIT 5-4
Wed., Jan. 20 Edmonton Toronto NBCSN EDM 3-1
Minnesota Anaheim NBCSN MIN 3-2
Thur., Jan. 21 Tampa Bay Columbus NBCSN TB 3-2 (OT)
Montreal Vancouver NBCSN MTL 7-3
Sun., Jan. 24 Detroit Chicago NBC CHI 6-2
Tues., Jan. 26 N.Y. Islanders Washington NBCSN WSH 3-2
Wed., Jan. 27 Chicago Nashville NBCSN NSH 2-1 (SO)
Mon., Feb. 1 Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers NBCSN NYR 3-1
Tues., Feb. 2 Buffalo N.Y. Islanders NBCSN PPD
Minnesota Colorado NBCSN COL 2-1
Wed., Feb. 3 Detroit Tampa Bay NBCSN TBL 5-1
Boston Philadelphia NBCSN BOS 4-3 (OT)
Sun., Feb. 7 Philadelphia Washington NBC PHI 7-4
Mon., Feb. 8 N.Y. Islanders N.Y. Rangers NBCSN NYI 2-0
Tues., Feb. 9 Philadelphia Washington NBCSN PPD
Tampa Bay Nashville NBCSN TB 6-1
Wed., Feb. 10 Boston N.Y. Rangers NBCSN BOS 3-2 (OT)
Sun., Feb. 14 Washington Pittsburgh NBC PIT 6-3
Colorado Vegas NBCSN VGK 1-0
Mon., Feb. 15 N.Y. Islanders Buffalo NBCSN NYI 3-1
Tues., Feb. 16 Washington Pittsburgh NBCSN WSH 3-1
Wed., Feb. 17 Chicago Detroit NBCSN CHI 2-0
Winnipeg Edmonton NBCSN EDM 3-2
Sat., Feb. 20 Vegas Colorado NBCSN COL 3-2
Sun., Feb. 21 Philadelphia Boston NBCSN BOS 7-3
New Jersey Washington NBC WSH 4-3
Tues., Feb. 23 Pittsburgh Washington NBCSN PIT 3-2 (OT)
Wed., Feb. 24 N.Y. Rangers Philadelphia NBCSN PHI 4-3
Los Angeles St. Louis NBCSN LA 2-1
Sun., Feb. 28 Boston N.Y. Rangers NBC BOS 4-1
Detroit Chicago NBCSN CHI 7-2
Tues., March 2 Philadelphia Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., March 3 Washington Boston NBCSN 7 p.m.
St. Louis Anaheim NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sun., March 7 Buffalo N.Y. Islanders NBC 12 p.m.
Tampa Bay Chicago NBCSN 2:30 p.m.
  New Jersey Boston NBCSN 5 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers Pittsburgh NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., March 9 N.Y. Rangers Pittsburgh NBCSN 6 p.m.
Chicago Dallas NBCSN 8:30 p.m.
Wed., March 10 Vegas Minnesota NBCSN 7 p.m.
Los Angeles Anaheim NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sun., March 14 Los Angeles Colorado NBCSN 7 p.m.
Mon., March 15 Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., March 16 Boston Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., March 17 Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
  Edmonton Calgary NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sun., March 21 Vegas Los Angeles NBCSN 6 p.m.
Mon., March 22 Anaheim Minnesota NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., March 23 New Jersey Philadelphia NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., March 24 Anaheim Minnesota NBCSN 5:30 p.m.
  Buffalo Pittsburgh NBCSN 8 p.m.
Los Angeles San Jose NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
Sun., March 28 N.Y. Rangers Washington NBC 12 p.m.
Columbus Detroit NBCSN 3 p.m.
New Jersey Boston NBCSN 5:30 p.m.
  Nashville Chicago NBCSN 8 p.m.
Mon., March 29 N.Y. Islanders Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., March 30 Carolina Chicago NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Wed., March 31 Philadelphia Buffalo NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Vegas NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sun., April 4 Detroit Tampa Bay NBC 12 p.m.
Dallas Carolina NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., April 6 Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., April 7 Edmonton Ottawa NBCSN 5 p.m.
Montreal Toronto NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., April 13 Philadelphia Washington NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., April 14 Vegas Los Angeles NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., April 17 Pittsburgh Buffalo NBC 3 p.m.
Sun., April 18 Washington Boston NBC 12 p.m.
  N.Y. Islanders Philadelphia NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Colorado NBCSN 9 p.m.
Mon., April 19 Detroit Dallas NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., April 20 Washington Boston NBCSN 7 p.m.
TBA TBA NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Wed., April 21 Nashville Chicago NBCSN 7 p.m.
  San Jose Vegas NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sat., April 24 Colorado St. Louis NBC 3 p.m.
Sun., April 25 Boston Pittsburgh NBC 3 p.m.
  Columbus Tampa Bay NBCSN 7 p.m.
Mon., April 26 Carolina Dallas NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., April 27 TBA TBA NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., April 28 St. Louis Minnesota NBCSN 7 p.m.
  Colorado Vegas NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sun., May 2 Tampa Bay Detroit NBC 3 p.m.
Mon., May 3 TBD TBD NBCSN TBD
Tues., May 4 TBD TBD NBCSN TBD
Wed., May 5 Washington N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7 p.m.
Thur., May 6 TBD TBD NBCSN TBD
Sat., May 8 TBD TBD NBC 3 p.m.
  TBD TBD NBCSN TBD

*subject to change

*Some games will be blacked out in local markets and televised in those markets by a regional carrier.

PHT Morning Skate: Stumbling Sabres; Connor’s finishing for Jets

Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit for the PHT Morning Skate? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.

• Things are continuing to snowball for the Sabres. Said Rasmus Dahlin after another shutout loss to the Flyers on Sunday: “It all comes down to competing. Work for each other, be a good teammate. Right now, we have nothing to lose so we have to work our balls off every game.” [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

Semyon Varlamov and Marc-Andre Fleury have been helping fantasy teams all season long. [Rotoworld]

• Fleury? Andrei Vasilevskiy? Who has the early edge in the Vezina Trophy race? [The Score]

• Is the Hart Trophy race down to Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid? [Featurd]

• A good sign: Matthews and Frederik Andersen were back at practice for the Maple Leafs on Sunday. [TSN]

• Looking at Mika Zibanejad‘s slow start to the 2020-21 NHL season. [PHT]

• How Kyle Connor has turned himself into one of the NHL’s best finishers. [Sportsnet]

• John Tortorella on job security following another Blue Jackets loss: “You know what … I never worry about that. I do my job the best I can. If people want to make decisions on me, that’s their decision. I never worry about that. I go about my business, and I’m going to coach this team the best way I possibly can.” [NHL.com]

• No surprise here: Chris Pryor, who previously worked with Ron Hextall in Philadelphia, has been hired by the Penguins as director of player personnel. [Tribune-Review]

• A healthy roster is leading to more complete efforts for the Flyers. [NBC Sports Philadelphia]

• If there’s a deal to be had between the Predators and Flyers for Mattias Ekholm, the scouting of prospects has begun. [On the Forecheck]

• Speaking of trades, the Ducks and Canucks have been working away at a Jake Virtanen for Danton Heinen swap. [Canucks Army]

• “The Vegas Golden Knights have terminated a brief partnership with UpickTrade, a company based in Mexico that sells sports betting picks, including on the NHL.” [ESPN]

Matt Dumba launched his inaugural Hockey Without Limits Camp on Saturday as part of Hockey Day Minnesota 2021. [Star Tribune]

• Anthony Burns of Pittsburgh is the first of three Most Valuable Teachers of the Month winners as part of this year’s NHL and NHLPA Future Goals Most Valuable Teacher Program. He received a $10,000 check for technology equipment for his school district as part of the award. [NHL.com]

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Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

Your 2020-21 NHL on NBC TV schedule

All 31 NHL Teams Featured Throughout Roughly 100 Games Across NBC and NBCSN; 21 Teams Make At Least Four Appearances

Schedule Features Wednesday Night Hockey and Tuesday Hockey Happy Hour Doubleheaders; More Than 75% of Teams Appear on Wednesday Nights

NBC Sports announced its full regular-season schedule that will feature all 31 NHL teams across roughly 100 games on NBC and NBCSN, beginning January 13 with a Wednesday Night Hockey tripleheader on NBCSN headlined by the defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning against the Chicago Blackhawks.

NBC Sports will present a record 16 regular-season games on the NBC broadcast network, beginning Sunday, Jan. 17 when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Washington Capitals.

In December, the NHL announced a 56-game regular-season schedule per team for the 2020-21 season, as well as a divisional realignment which limits team matchups to intra-division play and minimizes team travel as much as possible.

 • No team will have more than seven exclusive appearances on NBC and NBCSN and 21 teams will have at least four national appearances this year.

 • Some teams will appear nationally more than seven times, but those games will be blacked out in the local market and shown on their local RSN.

Additional schedule highlights:

 • Wednesday Night Hockey Presented by New Amsterdam Vodka on NBCSN – More than 75% of NHL teams will appear on Wednesday nights on NBCSN, and most will feature doubleheaders (and in some cases tripleheaders) surrounding its Wednesday Night Hockey coverage, including both early and late start times.

 •Tuesday Hockey Happy Hours Three Tuesday Hockey Hour doubleheaders (Feb. 2, Feb. 9 and March 9) that will begin at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

 • NHL on NBC – NBC Sports will showcase the NHL 16 times on NBC – once per week on average during the 2020-21 season – marking the most-ever NHL regular-season games on NBC. In addition, the final matchup on Saturday, May 8, is TBD and will feature the most compelling game with playoff implications.

 • Sunday Night Hockey on NBCSN There will be 10 Sunday Night Hockey matchups on NBCSN, featuring teams from all four divisions, all four Conference Final teams from the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and a majority of matchups featuring a traditional Western Conference team.

2020-21 NHL ON NBC REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES EASTERN)

Wed., Jan. 13 Pittsburgh Philadelphia NBCSN PHI 6-3
  Chicago Tampa Bay NBCSN TB 4-1
St. Louis Colorado NBCSN STL 5-1
Sun., Jan. 17 Washington Pittsburgh NBC PIT 4-3 (SO)
Mon., Jan. 18 Columbus Detroit NBCSN CBJ 3-2
Boston N.Y. Islanders NBCSN NYI 1-0
Buffalo Philadelphia NBCSN BUF 6-1
  Arizona Vegas NBCSN VGK 4-2
Tues., Jan. 19 Washington Pittsburgh NBCSN PIT 5-4
Wed., Jan. 20 Edmonton Toronto NBCSN EDM 3-1
Minnesota Anaheim NBCSN MIN 3-2
Thur., Jan. 21 Tampa Bay Columbus NBCSN TB 3-2 (OT)
Montreal Vancouver NBCSN MTL 7-3
Sun., Jan. 24 Detroit Chicago NBC CHI 6-2
Tues., Jan. 26 N.Y. Islanders Washington NBCSN WSH 3-2
Wed., Jan. 27 Chicago Nashville NBCSN NSH 2-1 (SO)
Mon., Feb. 1 Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers NBCSN NYR 3-1
Tues., Feb. 2 Buffalo N.Y. Islanders NBCSN PPD
Minnesota Colorado NBCSN COL 2-1
Wed., Feb. 3 Detroit Tampa Bay NBCSN TBL 5-1
Boston Philadelphia NBCSN BOS 4-3 (OT)
Sun., Feb. 7 Philadelphia Washington NBC PHI 7-4
Mon., Feb. 8 N.Y. Islanders N.Y. Rangers NBCSN NYI 2-0
Tues., Feb. 9 Philadelphia Washington NBCSN PPD
Tampa Bay Nashville NBCSN TB 6-1
Wed., Feb. 10 Boston N.Y. Rangers NBCSN BOS 3-2 (OT)
Sun., Feb. 14 Washington Pittsburgh NBC PIT 6-3
Colorado Vegas NBCSN VGK 1-0
Mon., Feb. 15 N.Y. Islanders Buffalo NBCSN NYI 3-1
Tues., Feb. 16 Washington Pittsburgh NBCSN WSH 3-1
Wed., Feb. 17 Chicago Detroit NBCSN CHI 2-0
Winnipeg Edmonton NBCSN EDM 3-2
Sat., Feb. 20 Vegas Colorado NBCSN COL 3-2
Sun., Feb. 21 Philadelphia Boston NBCSN BOS 7-3
New Jersey Washington NBC WSH 4-3
Tues., Feb. 23 Pittsburgh Washington NBCSN PIT 3-2 (OT)
Wed., Feb. 24 N.Y. Rangers Philadelphia NBCSN PHI 4-3
Los Angeles St. Louis NBCSN LA 2-1
Sun., Feb. 28 Boston N.Y. Rangers NBC 12 p.m.
Detroit Chicago NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., March 2 Philadelphia Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., March 3 Washington Boston NBCSN 7 p.m.
St. Louis Anaheim NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sun., March 7 Buffalo N.Y. Islanders NBC 12 p.m.
Tampa Bay Chicago NBCSN 2:30 p.m.
  New Jersey Boston NBCSN 5 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers Pittsburgh NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., March 9 N.Y. Rangers Pittsburgh NBCSN 6 p.m.
Chicago Dallas NBCSN 8:30 p.m.
Wed., March 10 Vegas Minnesota NBCSN 7 p.m.
Los Angeles Anaheim NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sun., March 14 Los Angeles Colorado NBCSN 7 p.m.
Mon., March 15 Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., March 16 Boston Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., March 17 Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
  Edmonton Calgary NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sun., March 21 Vegas Los Angeles NBCSN 6 p.m.
Mon., March 22 Anaheim Minnesota NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., March 23 New Jersey Philadelphia NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., March 24 Anaheim Minnesota NBCSN 5:30 p.m.
  Buffalo Pittsburgh NBCSN 8 p.m.
Los Angeles San Jose NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
Sun., March 28 N.Y. Rangers Washington NBC 12 p.m.
Columbus Detroit NBCSN 3 p.m.
New Jersey Boston NBCSN 5:30 p.m.
  Nashville Chicago NBCSN 8 p.m.
Mon., March 29 N.Y. Islanders Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., March 30 Carolina Chicago NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Wed., March 31 Philadelphia Buffalo NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Vegas NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sun., April 4 Detroit Tampa Bay NBC 12 p.m.
Dallas Carolina NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., April 6 Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., April 7 Edmonton Ottawa NBCSN 5 p.m.
Montreal Toronto NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., April 13 Philadelphia Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., April 14 Vegas Los Angeles NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., April 17 Pittsburgh Buffalo NBC 3 p.m.
Sun., April 18 Washington Boston NBC 12 p.m.
  N.Y. Islanders Philadelphia NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Colorado NBCSN 9 p.m.
Mon., April 19 Detroit Dallas NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., April 20 Washington Boston NBCSN 7 p.m.
TBA TBA NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Wed., April 21 Nashville Chicago NBCSN 7 p.m.
  San Jose Vegas NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sat., April 24 Colorado St. Louis NBC 3 p.m.
Sun., April 25 Boston Pittsburgh NBC 3 p.m.
  Columbus Tampa Bay NBCSN 7 p.m.
Mon., April 26 Carolina Dallas NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., April 27 TBA TBA NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., April 28 St. Louis Minnesota NBCSN 7 p.m.
  Colorado Vegas NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sun., May 2 Tampa Bay Detroit NBC 3 p.m.
Mon., May 3 TBD TBD NBCSN TBD
Tues., May 4 TBD TBD NBCSN TBD
Wed., May 5 Washington N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7 p.m.
Thur., May 6 TBD TBD NBCSN TBD
Sat., May 8 TBD TBD NBC 3 p.m.
  TBD TBD NBCSN TBD

*subject to change

*Some games will be blacked out in local markets and televised in those markets by a regional carrier.

Your 2020-21 NHL on NBC TV schedule

All 31 NHL Teams Featured Throughout Roughly 100 Games Across NBC and NBCSN; 21 Teams Make At Least Four Appearances

Schedule Features Wednesday Night Hockey and Tuesday Hockey Happy Hour Doubleheaders; More Than 75% of Teams Appear on Wednesday Nights

NBC Sports announced its full regular-season schedule that will feature all 31 NHL teams across roughly 100 games on NBC and NBCSN, beginning January 13 with a Wednesday Night Hockey tripleheader on NBCSN headlined by the defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning against the Chicago Blackhawks.

NBC Sports will present a record 16 regular-season games on the NBC broadcast network, beginning Sunday, Jan. 17 when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Washington Capitals.

In December, the NHL announced a 56-game regular-season schedule per team for the 2020-21 season, as well as a divisional realignment which limits team matchups to intra-division play and minimizes team travel as much as possible.

 • No team will have more than seven exclusive appearances on NBC and NBCSN and 21 teams will have at least four national appearances this year.

 • Some teams will appear nationally more than seven times, but those games will be blacked out in the local market and shown on their local RSN.

Additional schedule highlights:

 • Wednesday Night Hockey Presented by New Amsterdam Vodka on NBCSN – More than 75% of NHL teams will appear on Wednesday nights on NBCSN, and most will feature doubleheaders (and in some cases tripleheaders) surrounding its Wednesday Night Hockey coverage, including both early and late start times.

 •Tuesday Hockey Happy Hours Three Tuesday Hockey Hour doubleheaders (Feb. 2, Feb. 9 and March 9) that will begin at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

 • NHL on NBC – NBC Sports will showcase the NHL 16 times on NBC – once per week on average during the 2020-21 season – marking the most-ever NHL regular-season games on NBC. In addition, the final matchup on Saturday, May 8, is TBD and will feature the most compelling game with playoff implications.

 • Sunday Night Hockey on NBCSN There will be 10 Sunday Night Hockey matchups on NBCSN, featuring teams from all four divisions, all four Conference Final teams from the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and a majority of matchups featuring a traditional Western Conference team.

2020-21 NHL ON NBC REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES EASTERN)

Wed., Jan. 13 Pittsburgh Philadelphia NBCSN PHI 6-3
  Chicago Tampa Bay NBCSN TB 4-1
St. Louis Colorado NBCSN STL 5-1
Sun., Jan. 17 Washington Pittsburgh NBC PIT 4-3 (SO)
Mon., Jan. 18 Columbus Detroit NBCSN CBJ 3-2
Boston N.Y. Islanders NBCSN NYI 1-0
Buffalo Philadelphia NBCSN BUF 6-1
  Arizona Vegas NBCSN VGK 4-2
Tues., Jan. 19 Washington Pittsburgh NBCSN PIT 5-4
Wed., Jan. 20 Edmonton Toronto NBCSN EDM 3-1
Minnesota Anaheim NBCSN MIN 3-2
Thur., Jan. 21 Tampa Bay Columbus NBCSN TB 3-2 (OT)
Montreal Vancouver NBCSN MTL 7-3
Sun., Jan. 24 Detroit Chicago NBC CHI 6-2
Tues., Jan. 26 N.Y. Islanders Washington NBCSN WSH 3-2
Wed., Jan. 27 Chicago Nashville NBCSN NSH 2-1 (SO)
Mon., Feb. 1 Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers NBCSN NYR 3-1
Tues., Feb. 2 Buffalo N.Y. Islanders NBCSN PPD
Minnesota Colorado NBCSN COL 2-1
Wed., Feb. 3 Detroit Tampa Bay NBCSN TBL 5-1
Boston Philadelphia NBCSN BOS 4-3 (OT)
Sun., Feb. 7 Philadelphia Washington NBC PHI 7-4
Mon., Feb. 8 N.Y. Islanders N.Y. Rangers NBCSN NYI 2-0
Tues., Feb. 9 Philadelphia Washington NBCSN PPD
Tampa Bay Nashville NBCSN TB 6-1
Wed., Feb. 10 Boston N.Y. Rangers NBCSN BOS 3-2 (OT)
Sun., Feb. 14 Washington Pittsburgh NBC PIT 6-3
Colorado Vegas NBCSN VGK 1-0
Mon., Feb. 15 N.Y. Islanders Buffalo NBCSN NYI 3-1
Tues., Feb. 16 Washington Pittsburgh NBCSN WSH 3-1
Wed., Feb. 17 Chicago Detroit NBCSN CHI 2-0
Winnipeg Edmonton NBCSN EDM 3-2
Sat., Feb. 20 Vegas Colorado NBCSN COL 3-2
Sun., Feb. 21 Philadelphia Boston NBCSN BOS 7-3
New Jersey Washington NBC WSH 4-3
Tues., Feb. 23 Pittsburgh Washington NBCSN PIT 3-2 (OT)
Wed., Feb. 24 N.Y. Rangers Philadelphia NBCSN PHI 4-3
Los Angeles St. Louis NBCSN LA 2-1
Sun., Feb. 28 Boston N.Y. Rangers NBC 12 p.m.
Detroit Chicago NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., March 2 Philadelphia Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., March 3 Washington Boston NBCSN 7 p.m.
St. Louis Anaheim NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sun., March 7 Buffalo N.Y. Islanders NBC 12 p.m.
Tampa Bay Chicago NBCSN 2:30 p.m.
  New Jersey Boston NBCSN 5 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers Pittsburgh NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., March 9 N.Y. Rangers Pittsburgh NBCSN 6 p.m.
Chicago Dallas NBCSN 8:30 p.m.
Wed., March 10 Vegas Minnesota NBCSN 7 p.m.
Los Angeles Anaheim NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sun., March 14 Los Angeles Colorado NBCSN 7 p.m.
Mon., March 15 Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., March 16 Boston Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., March 17 Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
  Edmonton Calgary NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sun., March 21 Vegas Los Angeles NBCSN 6 p.m.
Mon., March 22 Anaheim Minnesota NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., March 23 New Jersey Philadelphia NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., March 24 Anaheim Minnesota NBCSN 5:30 p.m.
  Buffalo Pittsburgh NBCSN 8 p.m.
Los Angeles San Jose NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
Sun., March 28 N.Y. Rangers Washington NBC 12 p.m.
Columbus Detroit NBCSN 3 p.m.
New Jersey Boston NBCSN 5:30 p.m.
  Nashville Chicago NBCSN 8 p.m.
Mon., March 29 N.Y. Islanders Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., March 30 Carolina Chicago NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Wed., March 31 Philadelphia Buffalo NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Vegas NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sun., April 4 Detroit Tampa Bay NBC 12 p.m.
Dallas Carolina NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., April 6 Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., April 7 Edmonton Ottawa NBCSN 5 p.m.
Montreal Toronto NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., April 13 Philadelphia Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., April 14 Vegas Los Angeles NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., April 17 Pittsburgh Buffalo NBC 3 p.m.
Sun., April 18 Washington Boston NBC 12 p.m.
  N.Y. Islanders Philadelphia NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Colorado NBCSN 9 p.m.
Mon., April 19 Detroit Dallas NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., April 20 Washington Boston NBCSN 7 p.m.
TBA TBA NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Wed., April 21 Nashville Chicago NBCSN 7 p.m.
  San Jose Vegas NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sat., April 24 Colorado St. Louis NBC 3 p.m.
Sun., April 25 Boston Pittsburgh NBC 3 p.m.
  Columbus Tampa Bay NBCSN 7 p.m.
Mon., April 26 Carolina Dallas NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., April 27 TBA TBA NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., April 28 St. Louis Minnesota NBCSN 7 p.m.
  Colorado Vegas NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sun., May 2 Tampa Bay Detroit NBC 3 p.m.
Mon., May 3 TBD TBD NBCSN TBD
Tues., May 4 TBD TBD NBCSN TBD
Wed., May 5 Washington N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7 p.m.
Thur., May 6 TBD TBD NBCSN TBD
Sat., May 8 TBD TBD NBC 3 p.m.
  TBD TBD NBCSN TBD

*subject to change

*Some games will be blacked out in local markets and televised in those markets by a regional carrier.

Your 2020-21 NHL on NBC TV schedule

All 31 NHL Teams Featured Throughout Roughly 100 Games Across NBC and NBCSN; 21 Teams Make At Least Four Appearances

Schedule Features Wednesday Night Hockey and Tuesday Hockey Happy Hour Doubleheaders; More Than 75% of Teams Appear on Wednesday Nights

NBC Sports announced its full regular-season schedule that will feature all 31 NHL teams across roughly 100 games on NBC and NBCSN, beginning January 13 with a Wednesday Night Hockey tripleheader on NBCSN headlined by the defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning against the Chicago Blackhawks.

NBC Sports will present a record 16 regular-season games on the NBC broadcast network, beginning Sunday, Jan. 17 when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Washington Capitals.

In December, the NHL announced a 56-game regular-season schedule per team for the 2020-21 season, as well as a divisional realignment which limits team matchups to intra-division play and minimizes team travel as much as possible.

 • No team will have more than seven exclusive appearances on NBC and NBCSN and 21 teams will have at least four national appearances this year.

 • Some teams will appear nationally more than seven times, but those games will be blacked out in the local market and shown on their local RSN.

Additional schedule highlights:

 • Wednesday Night Hockey Presented by New Amsterdam Vodka on NBCSN – More than 75% of NHL teams will appear on Wednesday nights on NBCSN, and most will feature doubleheaders (and in some cases tripleheaders) surrounding its Wednesday Night Hockey coverage, including both early and late start times.

 •Tuesday Hockey Happy Hours Three Tuesday Hockey Hour doubleheaders (Feb. 2, Feb. 9 and March 9) that will begin at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

 • NHL on NBC – NBC Sports will showcase the NHL 16 times on NBC – once per week on average during the 2020-21 season – marking the most-ever NHL regular-season games on NBC. In addition, the final matchup on Saturday, May 8, is TBD and will feature the most compelling game with playoff implications.

 • Sunday Night Hockey on NBCSN There will be 10 Sunday Night Hockey matchups on NBCSN, featuring teams from all four divisions, all four Conference Final teams from the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and a majority of matchups featuring a traditional Western Conference team.

2020-21 NHL ON NBC REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES EASTERN)

Wed., Jan. 13 Pittsburgh Philadelphia NBCSN PHI 6-3
  Chicago Tampa Bay NBCSN TB 4-1
St. Louis Colorado NBCSN STL 5-1
Sun., Jan. 17 Washington Pittsburgh NBC PIT 4-3 (SO)
Mon., Jan. 18 Columbus Detroit NBCSN CBJ 3-2
Boston N.Y. Islanders NBCSN NYI 1-0
Buffalo Philadelphia NBCSN BUF 6-1
  Arizona Vegas NBCSN VGK 4-2
Tues., Jan. 19 Washington Pittsburgh NBCSN PIT 5-4
Wed., Jan. 20 Edmonton Toronto NBCSN EDM 3-1
Minnesota Anaheim NBCSN MIN 3-2
Thur., Jan. 21 Tampa Bay Columbus NBCSN TB 3-2 (OT)
Montreal Vancouver NBCSN MTL 7-3
Sun., Jan. 24 Detroit Chicago NBC CHI 6-2
Tues., Jan. 26 N.Y. Islanders Washington NBCSN WSH 3-2
Wed., Jan. 27 Chicago Nashville NBCSN NSH 2-1 (SO)
Mon., Feb. 1 Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers NBCSN NYR 3-1
Tues., Feb. 2 Buffalo N.Y. Islanders NBCSN PPD
Minnesota Colorado NBCSN COL 2-1
Wed., Feb. 3 Detroit Tampa Bay NBCSN TBL 5-1
Boston Philadelphia NBCSN BOS 4-3 (OT)
Sun., Feb. 7 Philadelphia Washington NBC PHI 7-4
Mon., Feb. 8 N.Y. Islanders N.Y. Rangers NBCSN NYI 2-0
Tues., Feb. 9 Philadelphia Washington NBCSN PPD
Tampa Bay Nashville NBCSN TB 6-1
Wed., Feb. 10 Boston N.Y. Rangers NBCSN BOS 3-2 (OT)
Sun., Feb. 14 Washington Pittsburgh NBC PIT 6-3
Colorado Vegas NBCSN VGK 1-0
Mon., Feb. 15 N.Y. Islanders Buffalo NBCSN NYI 3-1
Tues., Feb. 16 Washington Pittsburgh NBCSN WSH 3-1
Wed., Feb. 17 Chicago Detroit NBCSN CHI 2-0
Winnipeg Edmonton NBCSN EDM 3-2
Sat., Feb. 20 Vegas Colorado NBCSN COL 3-2
Sun., Feb. 21 Philadelphia Boston NBCSN BOS 7-3
New Jersey Washington NBC WSH 4-3
Tues., Feb. 23 Pittsburgh Washington NBCSN PIT 3-2 (OT)
Wed., Feb. 24 N.Y. Rangers Philadelphia NBCSN PHI 4-3
Los Angeles St. Louis NBCSN LA 2-1
Sun., Feb. 28 Boston N.Y. Rangers NBC 12 p.m.
Detroit Chicago NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., March 2 Philadelphia Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., March 3 Washington Boston NBCSN 7 p.m.
St. Louis Anaheim NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sun., March 7 Buffalo N.Y. Islanders NBC 12 p.m.
Tampa Bay Chicago NBCSN 2:30 p.m.
  New Jersey Boston NBCSN 5 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers Pittsburgh NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., March 9 N.Y. Rangers Pittsburgh NBCSN 6 p.m.
Chicago Dallas NBCSN 8:30 p.m.
Wed., March 10 Vegas Minnesota NBCSN 7 p.m.
Los Angeles Anaheim NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sun., March 14 Los Angeles Colorado NBCSN 7 p.m.
Mon., March 15 Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., March 16 Boston Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., March 17 Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
  Edmonton Calgary NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sun., March 21 Vegas Los Angeles NBCSN 6 p.m.
Mon., March 22 Anaheim Minnesota NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., March 23 New Jersey Philadelphia NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., March 24 Anaheim Minnesota NBCSN 5:30 p.m.
  Buffalo Pittsburgh NBCSN 8 p.m.
Los Angeles San Jose NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
Sun., March 28 N.Y. Rangers Washington NBC 12 p.m.
Columbus Detroit NBCSN 3 p.m.
New Jersey Boston NBCSN 5:30 p.m.
  Nashville Chicago NBCSN 8 p.m.
Mon., March 29 N.Y. Islanders Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., March 30 Carolina Chicago NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Wed., March 31 Philadelphia Buffalo NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Vegas NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sun., April 4 Detroit Tampa Bay NBC 12 p.m.
Dallas Carolina NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., April 6 Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., April 7 Edmonton Ottawa NBCSN 5 p.m.
Montreal Toronto NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., April 13 Philadelphia Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., April 14 Vegas Los Angeles NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., April 17 Pittsburgh Buffalo NBC 3 p.m.
Sun., April 18 Washington Boston NBC 12 p.m.
  N.Y. Islanders Philadelphia NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Colorado NBCSN 9 p.m.
Mon., April 19 Detroit Dallas NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., April 20 Washington Boston NBCSN 7 p.m.
TBA TBA NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Wed., April 21 Nashville Chicago NBCSN 7 p.m.
  San Jose Vegas NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sat., April 24 Colorado St. Louis NBC 3 p.m.
Sun., April 25 Boston Pittsburgh NBC 3 p.m.
  Columbus Tampa Bay NBCSN 7 p.m.
Mon., April 26 Carolina Dallas NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., April 27 TBA TBA NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., April 28 St. Louis Minnesota NBCSN 7 p.m.
  Colorado Vegas NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sun., May 2 Tampa Bay Detroit NBC 3 p.m.
Mon., May 3 TBD TBD NBCSN TBD
Tues., May 4 TBD TBD NBCSN TBD
Wed., May 5 Washington N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7 p.m.
Thur., May 6 TBD TBD NBCSN TBD
Sat., May 8 TBD TBD NBC 3 p.m.
  TBD TBD NBCSN TBD

*subject to change

*Some games will be blacked out in local markets and televised in those markets by a regional carrier.

PHT Morning Skate: Patrick Kane’s MVP season; Zucker out long term

Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit for the PHT Morning Skate? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.

Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews are having terrific seasons, but Patrick Kane should be in the Hart Trophy conversation, too. [NBC Sports Chicago]

• Speaking of Matthews, as he continues a run at 50 goals in 50 games, he’s been bothered by a wrist injury. [Sportsnet]

• According to Penguins coach Mike Sullivan, Jason Zucker will be out “longer term” with a lower-body injury. [Tribune Review]

• With two goals in 16 games, Jack Eichel‘s slow start can be explained by a pre-season injury that kept him sidelined for weeks. [NHL.com]

• NWHL defenseman Saroya Tinker on the importance of the Black Girl Hockey Club. [The Players’ Tribune]

• Black Girl Hockey Club has handed out seven scholarships to girls from ages nine to 18 to help with the costs of playing hockey. [The Ice Garden]

• Flames defenseman Oliver Kylington is “honored” to be one of the handful of NHL players to wear the Willie O’Ree tribute skates. [TSN]

• The 2021 NHL Trade Deadline may not be until April 12, but some teams are already heading towards seller mode. [Featurd]

Kevin Fiala has played himself into a game-breaker since joining the Wild. [Zone Coverage]

• The next Rangers contract for Mika Zibanejad will define this era of the team. [Gotham Sports Network]

• Why Jonathan Drouin is a player to keep an eye on following the coaching change in Montreal. [Rotoworld]

Jimmy Vesey and the Maple Leafs’ lineup: Why is he playing every night? [The Leafs Nation]

• Why Claude Giroux should be in this season’s discussion for the Selke Trophy. [Broad Street Hockey]

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Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

Your 2020-21 NHL on NBC TV schedule

All 31 NHL Teams Featured Throughout Roughly 100 Games Across NBC and NBCSN; 21 Teams Make At Least Four Appearances

Schedule Features Wednesday Night Hockey and Tuesday Hockey Happy Hour Doubleheaders; More Than 75% of Teams Appear on Wednesday Nights

NBC Sports announced its full regular-season schedule that will feature all 31 NHL teams across roughly 100 games on NBC and NBCSN, beginning January 13 with a Wednesday Night Hockey tripleheader on NBCSN headlined by the defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning against the Chicago Blackhawks.

NBC Sports will present a record 16 regular-season games on the NBC broadcast network, beginning Sunday, Jan. 17 when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Washington Capitals.

In December, the NHL announced a 56-game regular-season schedule per team for the 2020-21 season, as well as a divisional realignment which limits team matchups to intra-division play and minimizes team travel as much as possible.

 • No team will have more than seven exclusive appearances on NBC and NBCSN and 21 teams will have at least four national appearances this year.

 • Some teams will appear nationally more than seven times, but those games will be blacked out in the local market and shown on their local RSN.

Additional schedule highlights:

 • Wednesday Night Hockey Presented by New Amsterdam Vodka on NBCSN – More than 75% of NHL teams will appear on Wednesday nights on NBCSN, and most will feature doubleheaders (and in some cases tripleheaders) surrounding its Wednesday Night Hockey coverage, including both early and late start times.

 •Tuesday Hockey Happy Hours Three Tuesday Hockey Hour doubleheaders (Feb. 2, Feb. 9 and March 9) that will begin at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

 • NHL on NBC – NBC Sports will showcase the NHL 16 times on NBC – once per week on average during the 2020-21 season – marking the most-ever NHL regular-season games on NBC. In addition, the final matchup on Saturday, May 8, is TBD and will feature the most compelling game with playoff implications.

 • Sunday Night Hockey on NBCSN There will be 10 Sunday Night Hockey matchups on NBCSN, featuring teams from all four divisions, all four Conference Final teams from the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and a majority of matchups featuring a traditional Western Conference team.

2020-21 NHL ON NBC REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES EASTERN)

Wed., Jan. 13 Pittsburgh Philadelphia NBCSN PHI 6-3
  Chicago Tampa Bay NBCSN TB 4-1
St. Louis Colorado NBCSN STL 5-1
Sun., Jan. 17 Washington Pittsburgh NBC PIT 4-3 (SO)
Mon., Jan. 18 Columbus Detroit NBCSN CBJ 3-2
Boston N.Y. Islanders NBCSN NYI 1-0
Buffalo Philadelphia NBCSN BUF 6-1
  Arizona Vegas NBCSN VGK 4-2
Tues., Jan. 19 Washington Pittsburgh NBCSN PIT 5-4
Wed., Jan. 20 Edmonton Toronto NBCSN EDM 3-1
Minnesota Anaheim NBCSN MIN 3-2
Thur., Jan. 21 Tampa Bay Columbus NBCSN TB 3-2 (OT)
Montreal Vancouver NBCSN MTL 7-3
Sun., Jan. 24 Detroit Chicago NBC CHI 6-2
Tues., Jan. 26 N.Y. Islanders Washington NBCSN WSH 3-2
Wed., Jan. 27 Chicago Nashville NBCSN NSH 2-1 (SO)
Mon., Feb. 1 Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers NBCSN NYR 3-1
Tues., Feb. 2 Buffalo N.Y. Islanders NBCSN PPD
Minnesota Colorado NBCSN COL 2-1
Wed., Feb. 3 Detroit Tampa Bay NBCSN TBL 5-1
Boston Philadelphia NBCSN BOS 4-3 (OT)
Sun., Feb. 7 Philadelphia Washington NBC PHI 7-4
Mon., Feb. 8 N.Y. Islanders N.Y. Rangers NBCSN NYI 2-0
Tues., Feb. 9 Philadelphia Washington NBCSN PPD
Tampa Bay Nashville NBCSN TB 6-1
Wed., Feb. 10 Boston N.Y. Rangers NBCSN BOS 3-2 (OT)
Sun., Feb. 14 Washington Pittsburgh NBC PIT 6-3
Colorado Vegas NBCSN VGK 1-0
Mon., Feb. 15 N.Y. Islanders Buffalo NBCSN NYI 3-1
Tues., Feb. 16 Washington Pittsburgh NBCSN WSH 3-1
Wed., Feb. 17 Chicago Detroit NBCSN CHI 2-0
Winnipeg Edmonton NBCSN EDM 3-2
Sat., Feb. 20 Vegas Colorado NBCSN COL 3-2
Sun., Feb. 21 Philadelphia Boston NBCSN BOS 7-3
New Jersey Washington NBC WSH 4-3
Tues., Feb. 23 Pittsburgh Washington NBCSN PIT 3-2 (OT)
Wed., Feb. 24 N.Y. Rangers Philadelphia NBCSN PHI 4-3
Los Angeles St. Louis NBCSN LA 2-1
Sun., Feb. 28 Boston N.Y. Rangers NBC 12 p.m.
Detroit Chicago NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., March 2 Philadelphia Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., March 3 Washington Boston NBCSN 7 p.m.
St. Louis Anaheim NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sun., March 7 Buffalo N.Y. Islanders NBC 12 p.m.
Tampa Bay Chicago NBCSN 2:30 p.m.
  New Jersey Boston NBCSN 5 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers Pittsburgh NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., March 9 N.Y. Rangers Pittsburgh NBCSN 6 p.m.
Chicago Dallas NBCSN 8:30 p.m.
Wed., March 10 Vegas Minnesota NBCSN 7 p.m.
Los Angeles Anaheim NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sun., March 14 Los Angeles Colorado NBCSN 7 p.m.
Mon., March 15 Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., March 16 Boston Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., March 17 Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
  Edmonton Calgary NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sun., March 21 Vegas Los Angeles NBCSN 6 p.m.
Mon., March 22 Anaheim Minnesota NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., March 23 New Jersey Philadelphia NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., March 24 Anaheim Minnesota NBCSN 5:30 p.m.
  Buffalo Pittsburgh NBCSN 8 p.m.
Los Angeles San Jose NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
Sun., March 28 N.Y. Rangers Washington NBC 12 p.m.
Columbus Detroit NBCSN 3 p.m.
New Jersey Boston NBCSN 5:30 p.m.
  Nashville Chicago NBCSN 8 p.m.
Mon., March 29 N.Y. Islanders Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., March 30 Carolina Chicago NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Wed., March 31 Philadelphia Buffalo NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Vegas NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sun., April 4 Detroit Tampa Bay NBC 12 p.m.
Dallas Carolina NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., April 6 Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., April 7 Edmonton Ottawa NBCSN 5 p.m.
Montreal Toronto NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., April 13 Philadelphia Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., April 14 Vegas Los Angeles NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., April 17 Pittsburgh Buffalo NBC 3 p.m.
Sun., April 18 Washington Boston NBC 12 p.m.
  N.Y. Islanders Philadelphia NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Colorado NBCSN 9 p.m.
Mon., April 19 Detroit Dallas NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., April 20 Washington Boston NBCSN 7 p.m.
TBA TBA NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Wed., April 21 Nashville Chicago NBCSN 7 p.m.
  San Jose Vegas NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sat., April 24 Colorado St. Louis NBC 3 p.m.
Sun., April 25 Boston Pittsburgh NBC 3 p.m.
  Columbus Tampa Bay NBCSN 7 p.m.
Mon., April 26 Carolina Dallas NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., April 27 TBA TBA NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., April 28 St. Louis Minnesota NBCSN 7 p.m.
  Colorado Vegas NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sun., May 2 Tampa Bay Detroit NBC 3 p.m.
Mon., May 3 TBD TBD NBCSN TBD
Tues., May 4 TBD TBD NBCSN TBD
Wed., May 5 Washington N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7 p.m.
Thur., May 6 TBD TBD NBCSN TBD
Sat., May 8 TBD TBD NBC 3 p.m.
  TBD TBD NBCSN TBD

*subject to change

*Some games will be blacked out in local markets and televised in those markets by a regional carrier.

PHT Morning Skate: Julien firing reaction; 50 in 50 for Matthews?

Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit for the PHT Morning Skate? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.

• The poor play from his players forced Marc Bergevin to move on from Claude Julien. [Habs Inside Out]

• Things were looking sunny in Montreal just a few weeks ago. What went wrong? [TSN]

• “The Kontinental Hockey League says it has ‘not been aware of or received a complaint in relation to any incident involving Artemi Panarin in December 2011.’” [ESPN]

Auston Matthews has 50 goals in 50 games in his sights. Can he do it? [Sportsnet]

• What should the NHL do about the 2021 draft? [Hockey Sense]

• Why the Flyers and Mattias Ekholm would make for a perfect partnership. [Broad Street Hockey]

• Following the Lake Tahoe games, are boutique outdoor events in the future for the NHL? [The Hockey News]

• Wearing the ‘A’ over the weekend shows just how much belief the Bruins have in Brandon Carlo. [Bruins Daily]

• A broken hand will keep Bruins defenseman Jeremy Lauzon out for at least a month. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

• The Penguins are finally starting to look like the Penguins again. What does that mean for the East? [Pensburgh]

• Why the future in San Jose is not a bright one. [Spector’s Hockey]

Sam Reinhart has been an underrated player for the Sabres. [Rotoworld]

• There’s one thing that’s gone pretty well for the Canucks this season and it’s been the penalty kill. [Pass it to Bulis]

Victor Rask has really stepped up his game of late for the Wild. [Pioneer Press]

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Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

PHT Morning Skate: Giroux back for Flyers; Fiala’s impact for Wild

Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit for the PHT Morning Skate? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.

• Flyers captain Claude Giroux was back at practice Tuesday after a bout with COVID-19. It’s possible he plays Wednesday against the Rangers (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN). “For a few days there, I had it pretty bad,” he said. “But after three, four days, I felt pretty good and I feel great now.” [NBC Sports Philadelphia]

• “Four of Artemi Panarin’s former KHL teammates told The Post they find the assault allegations leveled against the Rangers star by his KHL coach difficult to believe and none of them can recall the incident happening” [NY Post]

• Ralph Krueger on a struggling Jack Eichel: “For me, it’s a confidence factor. He needs to stick with it and persevere.” [TSN]

• The now-retired Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux write about the disparities the U.S. women’s hockey team encountered and how they worked to secure more equitable treatment. [On Her Turf]

• This Saturday’s PWHPA Dream Gap Tour game at Madison Square Garden will air on NHL Network and Sportsnet at 7 p.m. ET. NBC Sports’ Kenny Albert will call the game with Kings scout Blake Bolden. [PWHPA]

• It’s clear just how impactful Kevin Fiala is to the Wild offense every night. [Hockey Wilderness]

• Checking in on the Golden Knights’ original expansion roster and where those players are today. [Sound of Hockey]

• How former NHLer Brantt Myhres is taking a difficult past and using it to help others. [The Score]

• If the 8-12-2 Canucks are going to make the playoffs, they’ll need to go on a memorable run over the final two months. [Canucks Army]

• A great read on the long journey of Travis Zajac to 1,000 NHL games. [Devils]

• Timothy Liljegren is hoping to make the most out of a second chance with the Maple Leafs. [Sportsnet]

• A design breakdown of those Stars’ Tron-looking third jerseys. [Hockey by Design]

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Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

NHL Horoscopes Week 7: There’s a full moon and it’s everyone’s problem

We’re in the midst of Pisces season now which is wonderful but there’s more god news ahead.

Venus is finally leaving Aquarius this week and entering Pisces for a time that will be emotionally turbulent but at least without chaos, and Mercury has exited its dreaded retrograde.

This week’s Virgo full moon is one that stresses production, so watch for some teams to make important progress.

Stat Leaders

Connor McDavid: 37 points, 25 assists (Capricorn)
Auston Matthews: 18 goals (Virgo)
Tyler Myers: 35 PIM (Aquarius)
Marc-Andre Fleury: .942 Save % (Sagittarius)

EAST DIVISION

• Boston Bruins: Highest concentration in Taurus

Gemini David Pastrnak notched yet another hat trick in Sunday’s Lake Tahoe game vs. the Flyers.

Horoscope: The Mars Taurus cycle has been a time for building something, and the Bruins have absolutely thrived. 

Do: Pastrnak Don’t: Ignore defensive depth woes

• Buffalo Sabres: Highest concentration in Sagittarius

Libra Jake McCabe will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL and MCL.

Horoscope: Sunday’s full moon in Virgo is likely to affect Sagittarius heavy areas. This will be a time for re-organizing and re-thinking past plans.

Do: Get offense going Don’t: Trade Jack Eichel without an incredible return

• Washington Capitals: Highest concentration in Taurus

Capricorn T.J. Oshie scored two goals vs. the Devils on Sunday.

Horoscope: This Taurus Uranus cycle is all about innovation and avoiding stagnation, something the Capitals should be thinking about long-term.

Do: Trust offensive stars Don’t: Get sloppy against worse teams

[Your 2020-21 NHL on NBC TV schedule]

• New York Rangers: Highest concentration in Aquarius

Aries Colin Blackwell has added offensive life with five points in eight games.

Horoscope: Venus will leave Aquarius this week, which should spark a more peaceful time for Aquarius folks.

Do: Take a breath Don’t: Panic

• New York Islanders: Highest concentration in Aquarius

Scorpio Jean-Gabriel Pageau netted a power play game-winning goal on Monday night.

Horoscope: This Venus season in Aquarius has been extremely experimental, no-strings attached style. With it ending, it’s time for more commitments.

Do: Keep improving power play Don’t: Fall into old offensive habits

• New Jersey Devils: Highest concentration in Scorpio

Capricorn Nico Hischier was named captain this week.

Horoscope: A slow period for Scorpios was not so slow this week; keep pushing the pace and challenging things.

Do: Safety Don’t: Ignore poor penalty kill

• Philadelphia Flyers: Highest concentration in Taurus

The Flyers gave up seven goals in their Lake Tahoe loss.

Horoscope: A lot of the Taurus Uranus empathizes self care and the Flyers still have a lot of healing to do.

Do: Health and safety Don’t: Hold young players stagnant

• Pittsburgh Penguins: Highest concentration in Leo/Taurus

Leo Sidney Crosby played his 1,000th career game this week.

Horoscope: It’s a mostly comfortable season for Taurus’ and boring for Leos. Not much room for drama, and yet.

Do: Keep improving defense Don’t: Keep giving up goals x4

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CENTRAL DIVISION

• Detroit Red Wings: Highest concentration in Aquarius

The Red Wings waived Taurus Frans Nielsen this week.

Horoscope: Mercury is out of retrograde but it’s not out of Aquarius. There’s still time to find unique takes on old strategies.

Do: Buy in on your plan Don’t: Negativity

• Tampa Bay Lightning: Highest concentration in Gemini

Gemini Alex Boulet made his NHL debut on Monday night.

Horoscope: This week’s full moon will have an impact on Geminis. Work on the parts that make the whole, not the whole itself.

Do: Goals in the dirty areas Don’t: Get stagnant vs. Hurricanes

[NHL Power Rankings: Maple Leafs running away with North, climb to top spot]

• Florida Panthers:  Highest concentration in Virgo

At some point we all need to sit down and decide if the Panthers are for real.

Horoscope: Florida has taken advantage of all its moon cycles this year more than anyone in the league, so a full moon this week bodes extremely well.

Do: Keep generating shots on net Don’t: Get complacent with goaltending

Carolina Hurricanes: Highest concentration in Cancer

Cancer Vincent Trocheck has had a real solid season.

Horoscope: It’s a slow time for Cancers, but the Canes’ secondary sign in Aquarius is doing a lot of heavy lifting.

Do: Get chemistry going Don’t: Be stagnant

• Nashville Predators: Highest concentration in Gemini

Scorpio goalie Pekka Rinne has played better this month.

Horoscope: Expect big impacts out of the Gemini moon Monday and the full Virgo moon over the weekend.

Do: Hope goaltending stabilizes Don’t: Ignore power play issues

• Dallas Stars: Highest concentration in Gemini and Cancer

Cancer Joe Pavelski is tied for the league lead with seven power play goals.

Horoscope: The Cancer moon on Tuesday should be a calming force with healing potential.

Do: Try to keep pace Don’t: Play catchup.

• Chicago Blackhawks: Heaviest concentration in Aries

Taurus goalie Kevin Lankinen sure is the best news Chicago has had in a long time.

Horoscope: We’re a month out from Aries season. Try to keep long enough to have a burst.

Do: Ride the hot hand Don’t: Lose focus

• Columbus Blue Jackets: Heaviest concentration in Cancer

The Jackets could sure use Taurus goalie Joonas Korpisalo to get going.

Horoscope: This week’s Cancer moon could be what the Jackets need for some serenity but it’s the Blue Jackets so something will happen.

Do: Consistent goaltending Don’t: Create drama

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WEST DIVISION

• Minnesota Wild: Highest concentration in Virgo and Cancer

The return of Virgo Mats Zuccarello is encouraging.

Horoscope: Take this week’s moon cycle, especially the full moon, for getting into a routine.

Do: Heal Don’t: Over-rely on typical steady forces

• St. Louis Blues: Highest concentration in Cancer and Aries

It took a while, but Sagittarius Mike Hoffman has been red hot in February.

Horoscope: A Cancer moon usually brings mood swings, which, is kind of the Blues brand already.

Do: Keep thins fresh Don’t: Get too moody

• Arizona Coyotes: Highest concentration in Leo

Libra Phil Kessel just broke out of a slump.

Horoscope: Pisces Conor Garland has been playing pretty well. This is a rare week without much Leo action, follow the water sign.

Do: New opponents Don’t: Fall into a trap

• San Jose Sharks: Highest concentration in Aries

Aries Logan Couture has continued to be one of the lone bright spots.

Horoscope: The Leo moon coming right after Cancer is going to have all sorts of risky fun. Use this time to take chances, especially on offense.

Do: Creativity Don’t: Get stuck

• Vegas Golden Knights: Highest concentration in Leo

Despite the loss at Lake Tahoe, it’s clear Vegas and Colorado are the true contenders in the West.

Horoscope: There’s a nice little Leo moon trine with Pluto and Mars this week which is a good chance manifest positivity for Leos.

Do: Intention Don’t: Beat yourself up

• Anaheim Ducks: Heaviest concentration in Aquarius

Pisces Trevor Zegras made his NHL debut on Monday night.

Horoscope: It’s Pisces season and Zegras is here, let the Pisces rookie do his thing.

Do: Zegras 5v5 Don’t: Get caught up in the forard logjam

• Los Angeles Kings: Highest concentration in Libra

Sagittarius Drew Doughty has been producing offensively this month.

Horoscope: It hasn’t been an overly active Leo season but apparently the Kings found the fountain of youth anyways.

Do: Take it in stride Don’t: Assume the old guys will carry you forever

• Colorado Avalanche: Highest concentration in Scorpio 

Virgo Nathan MacKinnon tied for the most points (three) in NHL outdoor game history on Saturday.

Horoscope: The Avs used one strong moon last week to their advantage; keep riding that energy in a quiet week.

Do: MacKinnon Don’t: Look behind you

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NORTH DIVISION

• Vancouver Canucks: Heaviest concentration in Cancer and Libra

The good news is Pisces Brock Boeser is on pace to eclipse his 16 goals from last season rather quickly.

Horoscope: Wednesday’s Cancer moon trine with Neptune is a good indication of an emotional period.

Do: Offensive young guns Don’t: Spiral

• Calgary Flames: Heaviest concentration in Pisces

Another year of everyone thinking the Flames won’t, well, flame out and here we are.

Horoscope: Venus moves into Pisces this week which is a bit rough on the communication side when we’re already in the Pisces sun season.

Do: Find inner potential Don’t: Prove doubters right

Edmonton Oilers: Heaviest concentration in Cancer and Libra

Capricorn Connor McDavid continues to impress, notching a natural hat trick on Saturday.

Horoscope: A steady Cancer moon period is a good thing so long as the Oilers keep doing what they’re already doing.

Do: McDavid and Draisaitl, obviously x2 Don’t: Lose direction

• Winnipeg Jets: Heaviest concentration in Aries

Cancer Pierre-Luc Dubois scored his first three points with the Jets this weekend.

Horoscope: The upcoming Aries sun season feels like it’s going to pull the Jets in all sort of directions. Try to use the current calmness.

Do: Keep working on the defense Don’t: Fall into the hole

• Ottawa Senators: Heaviest concentration in Pisces

Another week of Senators hockey where Gemini goalie Matt Murray isn’t the answer.

Horoscope: The Senators can only go up, right? Maybe this Pisces season will be a pleasant surprise for them.

Do: Young dudes Don’t: Forget you’re still the Senators

• Montreal Canadiens: Heaviest concentration in Leo and Taurus

If Taurus Tyler Toffoli wasn’t popping off against the Canucks, would we be looking at the Canadiens a lot differently?

Horoscope: Aquarius season is over so no more excuses; at some point the Habs need to perform well against non-Canuck opponents.

Do: Special teams Don’t: Hit a wall

• Toronto Maple Leafs: Heaviest concentration in Gemini

Virgo Auston Matthews remains the hottest show in town.

Horoscope: This week’s full moon could be huge for the Gemini Leafs and their Virgo contingent.

Do: Matthews Don’t: Take it easy

Marisa Ingemi is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop her a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow her on Twitter @Marisa_Ingemi.