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NBC Sports announces 2015-16 national broadcast schedule

by Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

NBC Sports Group announced a 105-game national NHL broadcast schedule on Monday afternoon, marking the most games ever aired in one season by the group. Of those 105 games, 12 will air on NBC and 93 will air on NBC Sports Network.

The Blue Jackets, as of today, are scheduled for one appearance: a Feb. 23 game at Detroit, which will air on NBC Sports Network (7:30 p.m. puck drop at Joe Louis Arena).

Here are some schedule highlights, courtesy of NBC:

- Opening Night doubleheaders on Oct. 7 on NBCSN, beginning with a Wednesday Night Rivalry Original Six matchup between the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers at 8 p.m. ET, as the Blackhawks raise their 2015 Stanley Cup Championship banner to the United Center rafters. Opening Night coverage continues with a Wednesday Nightcap at 10:30 p.m. ET, when the Los Angeles Kings host the rival San Jose Sharks.

- NBC will present the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins from Gillette Stadium, home of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, on Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. ET.

- NBC will air exclusive coverage of the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, featuring the Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild on Sunday, Feb. 21 from TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota, and the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche at Coors Field, home of Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies, on Saturday, Feb. 27 in primetime.

- NBCSN will present coverage of the NHL All-Star Game from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., home of the Nashville Predators. NHL All-Star will take place Friday, Jan. 29 through Sunday, Jan. 31, and will include the NHL Fantasy Draft, NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ and the NHL All-Star Game.

Read more on the 2015-16 national broadcast schedule by clicking HERE.

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