NHL 2013-14 Schedule Released: Full List of National NBC-Televised Games

Mark JonesSenior Analyst IJuly 19, 2013

June 11, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; NBC hosts from left Liam McHugh , Mike Milbury and Keith Jones prepare for game six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals between the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils at the Staples Center.  Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

It's been 25 days since the national NHL audience on NBC heard Doc Emrick's voice.

It's only 73 more days until he—and the sport of hockey—return to the airwaves.

The release of the 2013-14 NHL schedule on Friday afternoon also included a complete list of nationally televised NBC games, courtesy of NHL.com.

NBC will carry 17 games on its mother station, equal to the 17 in the lockout-shortened 2013 regular season, along with a whopping 99 on the NBC Sports Network.

Included on the slate is the newly minted Thanksgiving Showdown (Rangers vs. Bruins) on the day after Thanksgiving, the annual Winter Classic (Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings) on Jan. 1, and a second outdoor game (Rangers vs. Devils) on Jan. 26.

Regional broadcasts will occur more often this year than ever before, with a number of spring Sundays featuring two NBC-carried games in the same time slot. Audiences will be divided by location in regard to which matchup they receive.

While the usual East Coast and Original Six biases remain evident in NBC's programming, this autumn's new division switch-up does provide a moderate dose of refreshing variation.

Meanwhile, NBCSN will carry nearly every franchise at one point during the season, with unconventional markets Los Angeles and Minnesota facing off in only the third NBCSN contest of the year and a plethora of smaller-profile teams also appearing in the ensuing months.

The events that air on NBC, however, will undeniably shape the public profile of the NHL this season. 

Make sure to set your calendars now, because a complete list of NBC-televised games in the 2013-14 campaign falls below:

DateAway TeamHome TeamTime (ET)Event
Fri., Nov. 29 New York RangersBoston Bruins1 p.m.Thanksgiving Showdown
Wed., Jan. 1Toronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings1 p.m.Winter Classic
Sun., Jan. 19Boston BruinsChicago Blackhawks3 p.m. 
Sun., Jan. 19Washington CapitalsNew York Rangers7:30 p.m. 
Sun., Jan. 26New York RangersNew Jersey Devils12:30 p.m.Outdoors in Yankee Stadium
Sun., Feb. 2Detroit Red WingsWashington Capitals12:30 p.m. 
Sun., Mar. 2Philadelphia FlyersWashington Capitals12:30 p.m. 
Sun., Mar. 9Chicago BlackhawksBuffalo Sabres7:30 p.m.Regional Game
Sun., Mar. 9Detroit Red WingsNew York Rangers7:30 p.m.Regional Game
Sun., Mar. 16Philadelphia FlyersPittsburgh Penguins7:30 p.m.Regional Game
Sun., Mar. 16Detroit Red WingsChicago Blackhawks7:30 p.m.Regional Game
Sun., Mar. 30Boston BruinsPhiladelphia Flyers7:30 p.m.Regional Game
Sun., Mar. 30Chicago BlackhawksPittsburgh Penguins7:30 p.m.Regional Game
Sun., Apr. 6Buffalo SabresPhiladelphia Flyers7:30 p.m.Regional Game
Sun., Apr. 6St. Louis BluesChicago Blackhawks7:30 p.m.Regional Game
Sat., Apr. 12Philadelphia FlyersPittsburgh Penguins3 p.m. 
Sun., Apr. 13Detroit Red WingsSt. Louis Blues3 p.m.