The bright lights of national television will be shining on the 2019-20 Boston Bruins as they vie for another shot at the Stanley Cup.
The first time the Bruins will play on national TV will be on Saturday, October 26 in a rematch with the defending champions St. Louis Blues. The home game is sure to rile up Bruins fans and the remaining animosity between the teams will make for must-watch programming.
The Blues matchup is the first of 12 nationally televised broadcasts, the sixth-most in the league. All national broadcasts will be aired on NBC or NBC Sports. Other dates to mark down on your calendars include a home matchup against the 2019 Western Conference finalist Dallas Stars on February 27 and a road tilt against last year's Presidents' Trophy winner Tampa Bay Lightning.
Two other teams - the Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals - are tied with the Bruins with 12 national games. The five teams ahead of them include the Rangers (13), Blackhawks (14), Blues (15), Penguins (16) and, surprisingly, the Flyers (20).
Below is a full list, in order, of the Bruins nationally televised games for the 2019-20 season (regional games air on NESN):
Saturday, October 26: Blues at Bruins, NBCSN, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, November 5: Bruins at Canadiens, NBCSN, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 29: Rangers at Bruins, NBC, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, December 11: Bruins at Capitals, NBCSN, 7 p.m.
Sunday, January 19: Bruins at Penguins, NBC, 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 5: Bruins at Blackhawks, NBCSN, 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 9: Bruins at Red Wings, NBC, 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 12: Canadiens at Bruins, NBCSN, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 16: Bruins at Rangers, NBC, 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 27: Stars at Bruins, NBCSN, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 3: Bruins at Lightning, NBCSN, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10: Bruins at Flyers, NBCSN, 7 p.m.
The Bruins kick off the regular season on October 3 in Dallas against the Stars. Joe Haggerty will once again provide complete coverage of the defending Eastern Conference champion Bruins online, on air and on the MyTeams app.
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Boston Bruins to play 12 nationally televised games next season originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston