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NHL Network announces December game schedule

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SECAUCUS (Nov. 24, 2015) – As teams try to gain separation in the standings, NHL Network’s December game schedule features 14 different teams, including every division leader. The schedule begins with the Nashville Predators visiting the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. ET, live from Joe Louis Arena. Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will be featured four times in December, beginning with a matchup against the defending Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. ET, at Amalie Arena. December will also feature a showdown between the Atlantic division-leading Montreal Canadiens and the Western Conference-leading Dallas Stars on Saturday, December 19 at 7:00 p.m. ET, live from the American Airlines Center. NHL Network’s complete December live game schedule is available here and at the bottom of this release.

Later in December, NHL Network will be the exclusive United States home of the 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship played in Helsinki, Finland, beginning with the Czech Republic against Russia on Saturday, December 26 live at 7:00 a.m. ET. NHL Live Powered By Constellation co-host Steve Mears, longtime NCAA hockey analyst Dave Starman and veteran reporter Jill Savage will provide commentary for every Team USA game, starting with its matchup against Canada on Saturday, December 26 live at 1:00 p.m. ET. All other games will be simulcasts of TSN’s coverage. The entire World Junior Championship game schedule on NHL Network is available here and at the bottom of this release.

All game schedules are subject to change. All NHL game telecasts will be simulcasts of local broadcasts and subject to local market blackouts unless otherwise noted. Viewers in areas subject to blackouts will be provided with an alternate game telecast or other programming. Additional information on NHL Network’s programming schedule is available here.


NHL Network Live NHL Game Schedule – December 2015
Date Visitor Home Time
Saturday, December 5 Nashville Detroit 7:00 p.m. ET
Sunday, December 6 Pittsburgh Anaheim 8:00 p.m. ET
Monday, December 7 Nashville Boston 7:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, December 12 Washington Tampa Bay 7:00 p.m. ET
Sunday, December 13 Vancouver Chicago 7:00 p.m. ET
Monday, December 14 Washington Pittsburgh 7:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, December 19 Montreal Dallas 7:00 p.m. ET
Sunday, December 20 Washington NY Rangers 7:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, December 26 Montreal Washington 7:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, December 31 Los Angeles Calgary 9:00 p.m. ET


NHL Network World Junior Championship Game Schedule – December 2015 through January 2016
Date Visitor Home Time
Saturday, December 26 Czech Republic Russia 7:00 a.m. ET
Saturday, December 26 Switzerland Sweden 9:30 a.m. ET
Saturday, December 26 United States Canada 1:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, December 26 Finland Belarus 3:30 p.m. ET *
Sunday, December 27 Belarus Slovakia 9:00 a.m. ET
Sunday, December 27 Denmark Switzerland 1:00 p.m. ET
Monday, December 28 Sweden United States 9:00 a.m. ET
Monday, December 28 Canada Denmark 1:00 p.m. ET
Monday, December 28 Slovakia Czech Republic 3:30 p.m. ET *
Tuesday, December 29 Belarus Russia 9:00 a.m. ET
Tuesday, December 29 Switzerland Canada 1:00 p.m. ET
Wednesday, December 30 Czech Republic Belarus 7:00 a.m. ET 
Wednesday, December 30 Sweden Denmark 9:30 a.m. ET
Wednesday, December 30 United States Switzerland 1:00 p.m. ET
Wednesday, December 30 Slovakia Finland 4:30 p.m. ET *
Thursday, December 31 Denmark United States 9:00 a.m. ET
Thursday, December 31 Canada Sweden 3:30 p.m. ET *
Sat, Jan. 2 - Tue, Jan. 5 QF, SF, Bronze & Gold TBD QF, SF, Bronze & Gold TBD To Be Determined
* Denotes game shown on tape delay.

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