The Colorado Avalanche will be nationally televised in the U.S. 12 times this season, according to NBC Sports Group’s 2015-16 broadcast schedule, which was announced today.
The most notable telecast will be exclusive coverage of the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series GameTM against the Detroit Red Wings on Feb. 27 at Coors Field in Denver, airing on NBC in primetime.
The Avs will begin their 20th Anniversary Season on national television as their season opener against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, Oct. 8, at Pepsi Center will air on NBCSN.
Colorado will also play the Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues twice each on NBCSN broadcasts. Other nationally televised games for the Avs include contests against the defending Stanley Cup champions Chicago Blackhawks as well as the Arizona Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning.
Three of the Avalanche’s contests will be Wednesday Nightcap matches, following NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry broadcasts, and Colorado will also face off against St. Louis on April 3 during NBCSN’s Sunday Night Hockey program.
NBC Sports Group will air 105 regular-season games this year (12 on NBC and 93 on NBCSN), including an opening night doubleheader, 24 Wednesday Night Rivalry contests, 12 Sunday Night Hockey tilts, six Wednesday Nightcap matches, a handful of NHL Game of the Week selections, the Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown, the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic and both 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series events.
Colorado Avalanche U.S. National Television Broadcast Schedule
|Date ||Road Team || Home Team ||Network ||Time (MT) |
|Thurs., Oct. 8 |
|Minnesota ||Colorado ||NBCSN ||7 p.m. |
|Wed., Dec. 9 ||Pittsburgh ||Colorado ||NBCSN ||8 p.m. |
|Tues., Dec. 15 ||Colorado ||Chicago ||NBCSN ||6:30 p.m. |
|Mon., Jan. 4 ||Los Angeles ||Colorado ||NBCSN ||7 p.m. |
|Tues., Jan. 12 ||Tampa Bay ||Colorado ||NBCSN ||7 p.m. |
|Tues., Jan 26 ||Colorado ||San Jose ||NBCSN ||8 p.m. |
|Wed., Jan. 27 ||Colorado ||Los Angeles ||NBCSN ||8:30 p.m. |
|Wed., Feb. 24 ||San Jose ||Colorado ||NBCSN ||8 p.m. |
|Sat., Feb. 27 ||Detroit ||Colorado ||NBC ||6 p.m. |
|Mon., March 7 ||Arizona ||Colorado ||NBCSN ||7 p.m. |
|Tues., March 29 ||Colorado ||St. Louis ||NBCSN ||6:30 p.m. |
|Sun., April 3 ||St. Louis ||Colorado ||NBCSN ||6 p.m. |