With the exception of the new Hockey Day in America, the 2010-11 NHL on NBC schedule is not much different than in past years.
The network will open the season with the January 1 Capitals/Penguins Winter Classic, followed by the usual slate of nine flexible schedule matchups. The first of those will take place on January 23, with three possible games — Sabres/Islanders, Panthers/Devils or, more likely, a rematch of the Flyers/Blackhawks Stanley Cup Final.
Coverage will continue on Super Bowl Sunday (Penguins/Capitals or Blues/Lightning) and February 13 (Bruins/Red Wings, Penguins/Rangers or Kings/Flyers).
On February 20, NBC will air coverage of Hockey Day in America, featuring “regional NHL coverage.” The network has four possible games set for that day — Penguins/Blackhawks, Capitals/Sabres, Red Wings/Wild and Flyers/Rangers. It was not immediately clear whether the network’s regional coverage would include all of those games.
Regular season coverage is scheduled to end on April 10, with Red Wings/Blackhawks, Bruins/Devils, Stars/Wild or Penguins/Thrashers.