MONTRÉAL - The National Hockey League's 100th season officially opens at 7 p.m. on October 12. The first night of the season will feature an Ontario face-off between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators. True to longstanding Québec tradition, TVA Sports will provide extensive coverage of our national sport by carrying more than 250 games, including the classic Montréal Canadiens Saturday night match-ups.
Montreal Canadiens back on October 15
At 7 p.m., Saturday, October 15, hockey fans will be able to start following the Montréal Canadiens again on TVA Sports when they play the Ottawa Senators in La Super Soirée Coca-Cola. This season, TVA Sports will carry 22 Canadiens games and will be the exclusive broadcaster of Canadiens' home opener against the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m.
P.K. Subban on TVA Sports
TVA Sports will also be the place to follow P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators, with seven Predators games on the schedule in the first month-and-a-half of the season. P.K.'s first game in his new jersey will be broadcast on Friday, October 14 at 8 p.m. The 2016-2017 broadcast schedule also includes 24 Boston Bruins games, 28 Pittsburgh Penguins games and 15 Chicago Blackhawks games.
The most complete hockey programming
In addition to covering the greatest rivalries in the NHL throughout the year, TVA Sports will again carry special League events. It will be the official broadcaster of the first Centennial Classic on January 1, in which the Toronto Maple Leafs will play host to the Detroit Red Wings to kick off NHL's 100th anniversary celebrations. TVA Sports will also carry the Heritage Classic, the outdoor Stadium Series and All-Star Game Weekend from Los Angeles. TVA Sports will be the only French-language broadcaster for the NHL playoffs and the Stanley Cup final.