Stanley Cup Playoff schedule announced

TNT to be Exclusive Home of 2023 Stanley Cup Final 

 

Turner Sports, a division of Warner Bros. Discovery Sports, will enter its second year of live NHL on TNT coverage with a 62-game regular season schedule highlighted by the 2022 Stanley Cup Champions Colorado Avalanche raising their championship banner during a marquee opening week doubleheader on Wednesday, Oct. 12, the 2023 Discover NHL Winter Classic on Monday, Jan. 2, regular live game coverage on Wednesday nights and additional live Sunday afternoon games in Spring 2023.

The 2022-23 season will culminate with NHL on TNT’s first-ever presentation of the 2023 Stanley Cup Final, in addition to half of the Stanley Cup Playoffs – Round One, Round Two and Conference Finals.

The league’s biggest stars will take center ice throughout NHL on TNT’s regular season coverage with seven appearances by the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins, along with six by the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning and Avalanche.

NHL on TNT’s opening week coverage will spotlight prominent NHL storylines, starting with Alex Ovechkin – the third leading scorer in NHL history – and the Capitals in their home opener against Brad Marchand and the Bruins on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. ET. Later at 9:30 p.m., TNT will feature the banner raising ceremony of the 2022 Stanley Cup Champions as James Norris Memorial & Conn Smythe Trophy winner Cale Makar, superstar centerman Nathan MacKinnon and the Avalanche take the ice against the visiting Chicago Blackhawks.

The NHL on TNT weekly schedule will feature exclusive coverage on 27 Wednesday nights throughout the season. NHL on TNT will also host doubleheaders on both Tuesday, Nov. 8 — Edmonton Oilers at Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:30 p.m. and Nashville Predators at Seattle Kraken at 10 p.m. — and a special Black Friday doubleheader on Friday, Nov. 25, starting with the “Battle of Pennsylvania” — Penguins at Flyers — at 5:30 p.m. and the St. Louis Blues vs. Tampa Bay Lightning at 8 p.m. 

In Spring 2023, TNT will add four weeks of Sunday afternoon telecasts through March and April.

NHL on TNT will also host the 2023 Discover NHL Winter Classic, pitting Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins against David Pastrnak and the Bruins at Fenway Park – home of the Boston Red Sox – on Monday, Jan. 2. The marquee outdoor game will be TNT’s second consecutive year broadcasting the highly anticipated annual event.

Additional NHL on TNT regular season schedule highlights include:

  • On Wednesday, Oct. 26, TNT will feature a crosstown rivalry as the Rangers and Vezina Trophy-winner Igor Shesterkin will take on the NY Islanders, led by new Head Coach Lane Lambert, for local bragging rights. Later that night, the Eastern Conference Champion Lightning and centerman Steven Stamkos will visit rising star Trevor Zegras and the Anaheim Ducks.
  •   The most lethal duo in hockey – former Hart Memorial Trophy Winners Connor McDavid (2021) and Leon Draisaitl (2020) – will return to the NHL on TNT stage on Tuesday, Nov. 8 as the Edmonton Oilers face the Lightning, along with 2019 MVP Nikita Kucherov. 
  • Stars collide on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. when Ovechkin – quickly closing in on Wayne Gretzky’s career goals scored record – and the Capitals will play host to superstar centerman Sidney Crosby and the Penguins.
  • TNT will feature a Thanksgiving Eve doubleheader on Wednesday, Nov. 23 with the Philadelphia Flyers at the Capitals at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Vegas Golden Knights hosting the Ottawa Senators at 10 p.m.
  • 2022 Hart Memorial Trophy Winner Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs will host two Original Six matchups within a month:
  • The Leafs host the Rangers on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. in a battle of Original Six teams that stand to be 2023 Stanley Cup Playoff contenders.
  • Then later, on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m., the Blackhawks and captain Jonathan Toews will travel to Scotiabank Arena.
  • Matthews’ final game on TNT this season will be against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Avalanche and Stanley Cup Playoffs MVP Makar on Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m.
  • The first Sunday game of the NHL on TNT regular season schedule will be on March 5 – a showdown in the South as the Carolina Hurricanes host the Additional Sunday matchups will include:
  • A doubleheader on Sunday, March 12 starting with an Original Six showdown as the Bruins travel to Hockeytown to play the Detroit Red Wings at 1:30 p.m., followed by the Penguins hosting the Rangers at 4 p.m.
  • A blockbuster doubleheader of 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs teams on Sunday, April 2 – the Rangers will travel to Washington, D.C. to play the Capitals at 1 p.m., followed by the Bruins at the Blues at 3:30 p.m. 
  • On Sunday, April 9 the Bruins visit the Flyers at 6 p.m.; then later, the Ducks host the Avalanche at 8:30 p.m.
  • Division rivals Kirill “The Thrill” Kaprizov and the Minnesota Wild will travel to Ball Arena to take on the Avalanche on Wednesday, March 29, at 10 p.m.
  • On Wednesday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m., TNT will showcase a rematch of the 2022 Eastern Conference Final, when the Rangers host the Lightning in both teams’ final regular season game on the network.

 

 

NHL on TNT’s 2022-23 Regular Season Schedule

(All Times Eastern)

 

Day Date Time (ET) Game
Wednesday Oct. 12 7 p.m. Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals
Wednesday Oct. 12 9:30 p.m. Chicago Blackhawks at Colorado Avalanche
Wednesday Oct. 19 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia Flyers at Florida Panthers
Wednesday Oct. 19 10 p.m. St. Louis Blues at Seattle Kraken
Wednesday Oct. 26 7:30 p.m. NY Rangers at NY Islanders
Wednesday Oct. 26 10 p.m. Tampa Bay Lightning* at Anaheim Ducks
Wednesday Nov. 2 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Penguins* at Buffalo Sabres
Tuesday Nov. 8 7:30 p.m. Edmonton Oilers at Tampa Bay Lightning
Tuesday Nov. 8 10 p.m. Nashville Predators at Seattle Kraken
Wednesday Nov. 9 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals
Wednesday Nov. 9 10 p.m. Minnesota Wild at Anaheim Ducks*
Wednesday Nov. 16 7:30 p.m. St. Louis Blues* at Chicago Blackhawks
Wednesday Nov. 16 10 p.m. Los Angeles Kings at Edmonton Oilers
Wednesday Nov. 23 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals
Wednesday Nov. 23 10 p.m. Ottawa Senators at Vegas Golden Knights
Friday Nov. 25 5:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers
Friday Nov. 25 8 p.m. St. Louis Blues at Tampa Bay Lightning
Wednesday Nov. 30 7 p.m. Buffalo Sabres at Detroit Red Wings
Wednesday Nov. 30 9:30 p.m. Edmonton Oilers at Chicago Blackhawks
Wednesday Dec. 7 7:30 p.m. Buffalo Sabres at Columbus Blue Jackets
Wednesday Dec. 7 10 p.m. NY Rangers* at Vegas Golden Knights
Wednesday Dec. 14 7:30 p.m. Detroit Red Wings at Minnesota Wild*
Wednesday Dec. 14 10 p.m. Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames
Wednesday Dec. 21 7 p.m. New Jersey Devils at Florida Panthers
Wednesday Dec. 21 9:30 p.m. Edmonton Oilers at Dallas Stars
Wednesday Dec. 28 7:30 p.m. Detroit Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins*
Wednesday Dec. 28 10 p.m. Vegas Golden Knights at Anaheim Ducks
Monday Jan. 2 2 p.m. 2023 Discover NHL Winter Classic:

Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins

Wednesday Jan. 4 7 p.m. New Jersey Devils at Detroit Red Wings*
Wednesday Jan. 4 9:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Lightning at Minnesota Wild
Wednesday Jan. 11 7:30 p.m. Nashville Predators at Toronto Maple Leafs
Wednesday Jan. 11 10 p.m. San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings
Wednesday Jan. 18 7:30 p.m. Boston Bruins* at NY Islanders
Wednesday Jan. 18 10 p.m. Dallas Stars at San Jose Sharks
Wednesday Jan. 25 7 p.m. NY Rangers at Toronto Maple Leafs
Wednesday Jan. 25 9:30 p.m. Columbus Blue Jackets at Edmonton Oilers
Wednesday Feb. 1 7:30 p.m. Carolina Hurricanes at Buffalo Sabres
Wednesday Feb. 8 8:30 p.m. Minnesota Wild* at Dallas Stars
Wednesday Feb. 15 7 p.m. Chicago Blackhawks at Toronto Maple Leafs
Wednesday Feb. 15 9:30 p.m. Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild
Wednesday Feb. 22 9:30 p.m. Chicago Blackhawks* at Dallas Stars
Wednesday March 1 7:30 p.m. NY Rangers* at Philadelphia Flyers
Wednesday March 1 10 p.m. Carolina Hurricanes at Vegas Golden Knights
Sunday March 5 3 p.m. Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes
Wednesday March 8 7:30 p.m. Chicago Blackhawks at Detroit Red Wings
Wednesday March 8 10 p.m. Anaheim Ducks at Vancouver Canucks
Sunday March 12 1:30 p.m. Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings
Sunday March 12 4 p.m. NY Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins
Wednesday March 15 7 p.m. Colorado Avalanche at Toronto Maple Leafs
Wednesday March 15 9:30 p.m. Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues
Wednesday March 22 8 p.m. Pittsburgh Penguins at Colorado Avalanche
Wednesday March 22 10:30 p.m. Arizona Coyotes at Edmonton Oilers
Wednesday March 29 7:30 p.m. NY Islanders at Washington Capitals
Wednesday March 29 10 p.m. Minnesota Wild at Colorado Avalanche
Sunday April 2 1 p.m. NY Rangers at Washington Capitals
Sunday April 2 3:30 p.m. Boston Bruins at St. Louis Blues
Wednesday April 5 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Lightning at NY Rangers
Wednesday April 5 10 p.m. Edmonton Oilers at Anaheim Ducks
Sunday April 9 6 p.m. Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers
Sunday April 9 8:30 p.m. Colorado Avalanche* at Anaheim Ducks
Wednesday April 12 7:30 p.m. Dallas Stars at St. Louis Blues
Wednesday April 12 10 p.m. San Jose Sharks at Calgary Flames

 

* = TNT’s game telecast will not be available in the local participating market

 

Live streaming coverage of all NHL on TNT games will be available via the TNT app on mobile, tablet and connected TV devices and at TNTDrama.com. Fans will be able to access the games whenever and wherever they desire by logging in with the username and password provided by their TV service provider. Feature image of 2021 Stanley Playoff where the Tampa Bay Lightning took home the cup!  #GoBolts  Content provided by the NHL and TNT.

 

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