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Flyers to Play in Twenty Nationally Televised Games

Russ Joy - August 6, 2019

The NHL and NBC Sports announced their regular season nationally televised games today and there’s good news for fans of the Orange & Black. The Flyers will play in nearly 20% of the 109 games to air across the NBC family of networks, shining a very bright spotlight on new head coach Alain Vigneault and his team. While the NHL and NBC are busy boasting about nearly 75% of the league’s teams being featured on “Wednesday Night Hockey”, I want to take a look at the team you care the most about. Here’s how the national TV schedule breaks down for the Flyers:

Wednesday Night Hockey

14 of the 25 “Wednesday Night Hockey” presentations will feature a double-header, which is notable for Flyers fans on two levels. First, the Flyers will play 7-of-8 of their “Wednesday Night Hockey” games as part of a double-header, which has led NBC to give games an earlier start time than many are accustomed to. That means instead of Eastern/Western Conference double-headers starting at 8:00 PM and 10:30 PM ET or later, games this season will begin at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM ET.

DateAway TeamHome TeamStart Time
October 9New Jersey DevilsPhiladelphia Flyers7:30 PM
October 16Philadelphia FlyersEdmonton Oilers9:30 PM
November 13Washington CapitalsPhiladelphia Flyers7:30 PM
December 11Philadelphia FlyersColorado Avalanche9:30 PM
January 8Washington CapitalsPhiladelphia Flyers7:30 PM
January 15Philadelphia FlyersSt. Louis Blues8:00 PM
March 4Philadelphia FlyersWashington Capitals7:00 PM
April 1Philadelphia Flyers New York Rangers7:30 PM

A few notable matchups:

  • Three of the Flyers’ eight WNH games are against the Washington Capitals.
  • The March 4 matchup in Washington features the lone 7:00 PM start time for the Flyers on WNH.
  • The January 15 matchup will see the Flyers take on the reigning, defending, undisputed Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues led by former Flyers coach Craig Berube.
  • The Blues game has a special 8:00 PM start time, since it’s not part of a double-header.

NHL on NBC

DateAway TeamHome TeamStart Time
March 1Philadelphia FlyersNew York Rangers12:00 PM
March 29Pittsburgh PenguinsPhiladelphia Flyers12:00 PM

There are only twelve games currently slated to be aired on NBC, with all but two -a Thanksgiving Showdown on Black Friday and the New Years Day Winter Classic- to take place on a Sunday. The Flyers play in two of the twelve games including a March 1 tilt at Madison Square Garden and a Battle of Pennsylvania at Wells Fargo Center on March 29.

The rest of the Flyers’ nationally televised games after the jump:

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