NBC announces national TV schedule
The NBC Sports Group will air 103 regular season NHL games in the 2014-15 season, 13 of which will feature the Los Angeles Kings:
Wednesday, October 8, 7:00 p.m.: San Jose at KINGS, NBCSN
Wednesday, November 12, 7:30 p.m.: KINGS at Anaheim, NBCSN
Tuesday, December 9, 4:30 p.m.: KINGS at Buffalo, NBCSN
Saturday, December 27, 7:00 p.m.: San Jose at KINGS, NBCSN
Wednesday, January 21, 7:30 p.m.: KINGS at San Jose, NBCSN
Wednesday, January 28, 7:30 p.m.: Chicago at KINGS, NBCSN
Wednesday, February 18, 7:00 p.m.: KINGS at Colorado, NBCSN
Saturday, February 21, 7:00 p.m.: KINGS at San Jose, NBCSN
Tuesday, March 10, 6:00 p.m.: KINGS at Colorado, NBCSN
Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.: KINGS at Anaheim, NBCSN
Tuesday, March 24, 4:00 p.m.: KINGS at New York Rangers, NBCSN
Monday, March 30, 5:30 p.m.: KINGS at Chicago, NBCSN
Saturday, April 11, 12:00 p.m.: San Jose at KINGS, NBC
-all times Pacific. Click here for more details.
All five Kings-Sharks games will be televised by NBC or NBCSN.
The league referenced the 2013-14 season as “the most-watched NHL regular season ever on NBC and NBCSN,” and there will be several enhancements to this year’s broadcasts.
-Coverage and hosting of the NBC games will take place from NBC Sports Group’s studio in Stamford, Connecticut, and will once again feature Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury and Keith Jones. Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter will also provide analysis, while Kathryn Tappen of the NHL Network – new to NBC Sports Group’s NHL coverage – will also join the production. A full hour of NHL Live will air prior to most games, and a 30-minute postgame show will air immediately following.
-There will be “flex scheduling” for the eighth consecutive season, which allows the network to select from up to four games on Sunday afternoons. These games will be announced at least 13 days prior to the scheduled games.
-A live stream of all 2014-15 regular season games televised on NBC and NBCSN will be available for desktops, mobile devices and tablets. All NBCSN games will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere.” For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. For mobile devices and tablets, the NBC Sports Live Extra app is available at the App Store for for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play. To reiterate, NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra; NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
-NBC will present the 2015 NHL Winter Classic from Washington, D.C. between the Washington Capitals and the Chicago Blackhawks. The game will air at 10:00 a.m. PT on January 1. The 2014 NHL Winter Classic on NBC tied as the highest-rated NHL regular-season game in nearly four decades, and became the second-most watched such game in 39 years.
-NBCSN will provide All-Star weekend coverage from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The NHL All-Star Skills Competition will take place on Saturday, January 24, while the All-Star Game will be held on Sunday, January 25.
-NBC Sports Group’s NHL lead broadcast team will be comprised of two-time Emmy award-winning play-by-play voice Mike “Doc” Emrick, as well as analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy-award winning “Inside the Glass” analyst Pierre McGuire.