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Penguins-Capitals Opening-Night Matchup Changed to 8 P.M. and will be Nationally Broadcast on NBC Sports Network

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins’ 2016-17 season-opening game against the Washington Capitals on Thursday, October 13 has been changed to 8 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center. The game will be nationally broadcast by NBC Sports Network.

That game is one of 11 exclusive appearances that the Penguins will make on national television this year. The remaining 71 games will be broadcast locally on ROOT SPORTS, the Penguins’ regional rightsholder.

Pittsburgh is currently slated to play three times on NBC, including an outdoor game at Heinz Field on Saturday, February 25 at 8 p.m. as part of the Coors Light Stadium Series.

The Penguins also appear on NBC Sunday, February 19 at 3 p.m. versus Detroit, and Sunday, March 26 at 12:30 p.m. against Philadelphia.

In addition to the home opener against Washington, the Penguins will appear six more times on NBC Sports Network, with all six contests part of the ‘Wednesday Night Rivalry Night’ series.

Below are the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 11 games that will be exclusively broadcast on national television in 2016-17:

NBC Games

Day Date opponent time
*sunday feb. 19 detroit 3:00PM
saturday feb. 25 philadelphia 8:00PM
*sunday mar. 26 philadelphia 12:30PM

*These games can be flexed to NBC Sports Network

NBC Sports Network Games

day date opponent time
thursday oct. 13 washington 8:00PM
wednesday nov. 16 washington 7:30pm
wednesday nov. 30 ny islanders 8:00pm
wednesday dec. 14 boston 7:30pm
wednesday jan. 11 washington 8:00pm
wednesday mar. 1 chicago 8:00pm
wednesday mar. 15 philadelphia 7:30pm
wednesday mar. 29 chicago 8:00pm

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