Penguins' National TV Broadcast Schedule Announced

The NHL announced its national broadcast schedule for the 2019-20 season this morning. The Penguins will make 16 national television appearances during the regular season. The first game will be Oct. 16th when the Pens take on the Avalanche at PPG Paints Arena.

All games can be heard live on 105.9 The X and ESPN Pittsburgh.

Check out the press release and game list below.


Pens to Make 16 National TV Appearances on NBC and NBC Sports Network

The Pittsburgh Penguins will make 16 national television appearances on NBC and NBC Sports Network during the 2019-20 regular season, it was announced today by the National Hockey League and its network rightsholder, NBC Sports.

The Penguins’ first national television appearance will be on Wednesday, October 16 when Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche visit PPG Paints Arena at 7:00 PM. That game is the first of six “Wednesday Night Hockey” showdowns the Penguins will play on NBC Sports Network in 2019-20.

One of the notable “Wednesday Night Hockey” matchups this upcoming season will occur on December 4 when the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues visit Pittsburgh at 8:00 PM.

Pittsburgh is scheduled to make a league-high six appearances on NHL on NBC. The Penguins’ first NBC appearance will come on Sunday, January 19 when they play the Boston Bruins at 12:30 PM in NBC’s “NHL Game of the Week.” All six of Pittsburgh’s NHL on NBC appearances will come on Sundays at 12 or 12:30 PM.

Twelve of the Penguins’ 16 national television appearances will be exclusives, with the Penguins’ local regional rightsholder, AT&T SportsNet, broadcasting the other 70 games this season. Steve Mears will return for his third year as play-by-play broadcaster working alongside color commentator Bob Errey and rinkside reporter Dan Potash.

AT&T SportsNet begins its coverage of Pittsburgh’s 2019-20 regular season with the home opener against the Buffalo Sabres on October 3 at 7:00 PM.

Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2019-20 Exclusive National TV Appearances


Day/Date                                 Opponent                Time

Sunday, January 19                 BOSTON                12:30 PM

Sunday, February 2                 at Washington         12:30 PM

Sunday, February 16               DETROIT               12:30 PM

Sunday, February 23               at Washington         12:00 PM

Sunday, March 22                    WASHINGTON       12:00 PM

Sunday, March 29                    at Philadelphia        12:00 PM

Wednesday Night Hockey Appearances on NBC Sports Network

Day/Date                                      Opponent                Time

Wednesday, October 16              COLORADO           7:00 PM

Wednesday, October 23              at Tampa Bay           8:00 PM

Wednesday, December 4            ST. LOUIS                8:00 PM

Wednesday, February 26             at Los Angeles       10:30 PM

Wednesday, March 18                 at NY Rangers         7:30 PM

Wednesday, March 25                  at Chicago               8:00 PM

Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2019-20 Non-Exclusive National TV Appearances on NBC Sports Network

Day/Date                                      Opponent                 Time

Tuesday, November 12              at NY Rangers            7:30 PM

Tuesday, January 14                  MINNESOTA              7:00 PM

Tuesday, January 21                  at Philadelphia            7:30 PM         

Tuesday, February 18                 TORONTO                 7:00 PM

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