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April 19, 2019

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Golden Knights to play 9 games on national television


Steve Marcus

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) makes a save during the second period in Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Following their storybook inaugural year that ended with a trip to the Stanley Cup Final, the Golden Knights have captured the attention of the rest of the NHL.

As a result, the team will have nine nationally televised games this season, including the season opener Oct. 4, when the Golden Knights host the Philadelphia Flyers at T-Mobile Arena.

The NHL and NBC released its national TV schedule this morning, and Vegas has nearly double the number of nationally televised games from last season (five).

Here is a look at the full slate of games, all of which will be shown on NBC Sports Network, channel 220 on DirecTv, 1038 on Cox Cable and 159 on Dish Network.

• Oct. 4 vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

• Oct. 10 at Washington, 5 p.m.

• Oct. 30 at Nashville, 5 p.m.

• Nov. 14 vs. Anaheim, 7:30 p.m.

• Nov. 27 at Chicago, 5 p.m.

• Jan. 23 vs. Nashville, 7 p.m.

• Feb. 20 vs. Boston, 7 p.m.

• March 17 vs. Edmonton, 7 p.m.

• March 27 at Colorado, 7 p.m.

Less than a week after opening the season on national television, the Golden Knights will travel to Washington, D.C., where they’ll face the Capitals in a Stanley Cup Final rematch on NBC Sports Network.

The rest of the Golden Knights’ nationally televised schedule includes divisional matchups against the Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers, and a pair of games against the Nashville Predators.

In particular, the Golden Knights’ Jan. 23, 2019 game against the Predators stands out because the NHL has announced it will veer away from Wednesday night’s Rivalry Night.

According to Greg Wyshynski of ESPN, Wednesday night hockey will be more like ESPN’s college football gameday, highlighting the wild crowds outside of the arena.

“NHL source told me that the new ‘college gameday’ like approach for the Wednesday night games was heavily influenced by the atmosphere outside of Vegas playoff games,” Wyshynski said in a tweet.

Vegas will also face a couple traditional, Original Six teams in Chicago on Nov. 27 and Boston on Feb. 20.

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