NBC slots NHL record

NBC Sports Group is serving up its most NHL regular season games ever with the upcoming season, announcing plans to carry 105 contests starting this fall. Coverage will include 12 games on NBC and 93 games on NBCSN and debut with Opening Night doubleheaders on Oct. 7 between the Blackhawks/Rangers at 8p, followed by Sharks/Kings on NBCSN. Season highlights include NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series pitting the Blackhawks/Wild on Feb. 21 and the Red Wings/Avalanche on Feb. 27. NBC also offers the Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown on Black Friday starting at 1p with Bruins/Rangers followed by Blackhawks/Ducks on NBCSN at 5p. Overall, NBCSN showcases 24 Wednesday Night Rivalry telecasts, plus six Wednesday Nightcaps that will showcase Western Conference teams, including the Kings, Sharks and Avalanche, as well as 12 Sunday Night Hockey contests.

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