Turner Sports will drop the puck for its first-ever live NHL regular season action on Wednesday, Oct. 13, with a TNT prime time doubleheader featuring the New York Rangers visiting the Washington Capitals, followed by the Colorado Avalanche hosting the Chicago Blackhawks.
TNT’s opening week coverage will bring together two of the fiercest rivals in sports – the Rangers and Capitals – as the two teams meet for the first time since their hotly contested two-game series last May. Later in the night, the Blackhawks – with nine-time NHL All-Star Patrick Kane and the anticipated return of Jonathan Toews – will visit the Avalanche, led by Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen.
The following week, TNT’s doubleheader coverage will continue with a pair of Eastern and Western Conference battles starting with the Philadelphia Flyers hosting the Boston Bruins, followed by the St. Louis Blues visiting the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
Later this season, the 2022 NHL Winter Classic on TNT will showcase the Blues against the Minnesota Wild at Target Field – home of the Minnesota Twins – on Saturday, Jan. 1. The marquee event continues the tradition first established in 2008 of hosting regular season outdoor games at the start of the New Year.
The full broadcast schedule, including telecast times for all games, will be announced at a later date.
Announced earlier this year, Turner Sports’ multi-year NHL agreement includes crowning a champion through its exclusive live coverage of the Stanley Cup Final on TNT in three of the seven years; half of the Stanley Cup Playoffs each year (half of the Conference Finals, First and Second Round games); rights to up to 72 exclusive national regular season games each season; and expansive digital and highlight rights for Bleacher Report, House of Highlights and additional platforms.
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