Bruins to have 14 games broadcast on national TV this season

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron celebrates his goal with defenseman Torey Krug against the Tampa Bay Lightning. —AP Photo/Elise Amendola

The Bruins will have 14 games televised on nationally on either NBC or NBC Sports Network, including the season opener against the defending Stanley Champion Washington Capitals on Oct. 3. The two teams will meet on national television again in Boston on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 3).

Only the Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks (18 each), Philadelphia Flyers (17), and Pittsburgh Penguins (15) are scheduled for more national appearances.

The Bruins will play the Blackhawks in the 2019 NHL Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium on Jan. 1, 2019 on NBC.

Other highlights include a home game against the Montreal Canadiens on Monday, Jan. 14; a road game against the defending Western Conference champion Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday, Feb. 20; and home against the team that eliminated them from the playoffs last season, the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, Feb. 28 — all on NBC Sports Network.

Here is the complete schedule of nationally televised Bruins games:

Wednesday, Oct. 3: at Washington Capitals, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN

Wednesday, Oct. 17: at Calgary Flames, 9:30 p.m., NBCSN

Tuesday, Jan. 1: at Chicago Blackhawks (Winter Classic), 1 p.m., NBC


Monday, Jan. 14: vs. Montreal Canadiens, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN

Wednesday, Jan. 16: at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN

Sunday, Feb. 3: at Washington Capitals, 12:30 p.m., NBC

Wednesday, Feb. 6: at New York Rangers, 8 p.m., NBCSN

Tuesday, Feb. 12: vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 7 p.m., NBCSN

Monday, Feb. 18: at San Jose Sharks, 10 p.m., NBCSN

Wednesday, Feb. 20: at Vegas Golden Knights, 10 p.m., NBCSN

Thursday, Feb. 28: vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN

Sunday, March 10: at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN

Wednesday, March 27: vs. New York Rangers, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN

Sunday, March 31: at Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN

Here is the Bruins full 2018-19 schedule.

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