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Wild To Be Featured On National Television 12 Times in 2015-16 Season

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild is going national. State Of Hockey’s team will be featured on NBC and NBC Sports Network 12 times throughout the 2015-16 regular season.

The Wild will make 11 appearances on NBCSN, including the season opener on Oct. 8 in Colorado (8 p.m. CT). NBC will broadcast the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series featuring the Wild and Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, Feb. 21 at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus. The 2:30 p.m. CT game will be part of the network’s coverage of “Hockey Day In America.”

Minnesota is one of eight NHL teams (Boston, Chicago, Colorado, Detroit, New York Rangers, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh) to make 12 or more appearances across NBC and NBCSN. Three of the five regular-season matchups between the Wild and Blackhawks will be nationally televised, tying for the most between any two teams this season.

The broadcast schedule includes three start-time changes to the Minnesota Wild 2015-16 regular season schedule released in June: The Nov. 17 contest versus the Penguins at Pittsburgh will now begin at 6:30 p.m. CT. The Wild game against the Blackhawks in Chicago on Dec. 1 has been changed to 7 p.m. Lastly, the matchup against the Los Angeles Kings on March 22 is now at 7:30 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center.

The Wild’s 2015-16 local television broadcast schedule will be released at a later date. All Minnesota Wild radio broadcasts will be available on KFAN 100.3 FM with any preempted contests heard on KOOL 108 FM.

DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME (CST) NETWORK
Thurs. oct 8 at Colorado Avalanche pepsi Center 8 p.m. NBCSN
Tues. Nov 17 At Pittsburgh Penguins CONSOL Energy Center 6:30 p.m. NBCSN
TUES. Dec 1 AT Chicago Blackhawks United Center 7 p.m. NBCSN
Tues. Dec 22 VS. Montreal Canadiens Xcel Energy Center 7 p.m. NBCSN
THurs. Jan 7 Vs. Philadelphia Flyers Xcel Energy Center 7 p.m. NBCSN
Sun. Jan 10 Vs. New Jersey Devils Xcel Energy Center 7 p.m. NBCSN
WEd. Jan 20 At Anaheim DUcks Honda Center 9:30 p.m. NBCSN
TUes. Feb 9 Vs. Dallas Stars Xcel Energy Center 7 p.m. NBCSN
Sun. Feb 21 Vs. Chicago Blackhawks TCF Bank Stadium 2:30 p.m. NBC
Sun. Mar 6 Vs. St. Louis Blues Xcel Energy Center 7:00 p.m. NBCSN
Sun. Mar 20 At Chicago Blackhawks United Center 7:30 p.m. NBCSN
Tues. Mar 22 Vs. Los Angeles Kings Xcel Energy Center 7:30 p.m. NBCSN
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