NBC Announces Schedule For First Five Days Of Stanley Cup Qualifiers

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NBC announced their broadcasting plans for the first five days of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers, which are set to begin in Edmonton (where the Western Conference teams will play) and Toronto (where the Eastern Conference teams will play) on Saturday, August 1. The Washington Capitals’ exhibition game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday, July 29 at 4 PM ET and first round-robin game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday, August 1 at 4 PM ET can both be seen on NBCSN.

Game 1 of both the Chicago Blackhawks-Edmonton Oilers (3 PM ET) and Montreal Canadiens-Pittsburgh Penguins (8 PM ET) series on the first day of the tournament will both be broadcasted on primetime. The other games on the first day can be viewed on NBCSN, including the first game of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers – Game 1 of the New York Rangers-Carolina Hurricanes series (12 PM ET).

Only one other game (the Boston Bruins-Philadelphia Flyers round-robin game on Sunday, August 2 at 3 PM ET) will be broadcasted on primetime.

In addition to showing the Hurricanes-Capitals exhibition game, NBCSN will broadcast three other exhibition games, including when the Flyers and Penguins face off in the Battle of Pennsylvania at 4 PM ET on Tuesday, their first NHL broadcast of the summer.

You can find the full TV schedule in the United States below:

Sat., August 1

Carolina vs. N.Y. Rangers – NBCSN – 12 p.m. ET
Chicago vs. Edmonton – NBC – 3 p.m ET
Florida vs. N.Y. Islanders – NBCSN – 4 pm. ET
Montreal vs. Pittsburgh – NBC – 8 p.m. ET
Winnipeg vs. Calgary – NBCSN – 10:30 p.m. ET

Sun., August 2
Arizona vs. Nashville – USA Network – 2 p.m. ET
Boston vs. Philadelphia – NBC – 3 p.m. ET
St. Louis vs. Colorado – NBCSN – 6:30 p.m. ET
Columbus vs. Toronto – NBCSN – 8 p.m. ET
Minnesota vs. Vancouver – NBCSN – 10:30 p.m. ET

Mon., August 3
Carolina vs. N.Y. Rangers – NBCSN – 12 p.m. ET
Winnipeg vs. Calgary – NBCSN – 2:30 p.m. ET
Washington vs. Tampa Bay – NBCSN – 4 p.m. ET
Dallas vs. Vegas – NBCSN – 6:30 p.m. ET
Montreal vs. Pittsburgh – NBCSN – 8 p.m. ET
Chicago vs. Edmonton – NBCSN – 10:30 p.m. ET

Tues., August 4
Florida vs. N.Y. Islanders – NBCSN – 12 p.m. ET
Arizona vs. Nashville – NBCSN – 2:30 p.m. ET
Columbus vs. Toronto – NBCSN – 4 p.m. ET
Winnipeg vs. Calgary – NBCSN – 6:30 p.m. ET
Carolina vs. N.Y. Rangers – NBCSN – 8 p.m. ET
Minnesota vs. Vancouver – USA Network – 10:30 p.m. ET

Wed., August 5
Florida vs. N.Y. Islanders – NBCSN – 12 p.m. ET
Arizona vs. Nashville – NBCSN – 2:30 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay vs. Boston – NBCSN – 4 p.m. ET
Colorado vs. Dallas – NBCSN – 6:30 p.m. ET
Montreal vs. Pittsburgh – NBCSN – 8 p.m. ET
Chicago vs. Edmonton – NBCSN – 10:30 p.m. ET

In addition, NBC Sports will present coverage of the following exhibition games on NBCSN on July 28 and 29:

Tues., July 28
Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia – NBCSN – 4 p.m. ET

Wed., July 29
Carolina vs. Washington – NBCSN – 4 p.m. ET
Chicago vs. St. Louis – NBCSN – 6:30 p.m. ET
N.Y. Rangers vs. N.Y. Islanders – NBCSN – 8 p.m. ET

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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