The NHL has announced its national television schedule for the 2022-23 season and the Golden Knights will make 12 appearances nationally in the United States. An additional five games will be shown nationally across Canada for Hockey Night In Canada. The NHL’s national television partners are ESPN and Turner Sports in the United States and Rogers Sports Net in Canada.
Of the 12 games, eight of them are on the ESPN family of networks. The remaining four are slated for Warner Brothers Discovery property TNT. All 12 of the games on ESPN and TNT can also be seen in the Las Vegas market.
Among the highlights of the national television appearances includes both the opening game on October 11 against the Pacific Division rival Los Angeles Kings and the regular season finale on April 13 at the Seattle Kraken on ESPN. The lone Saturday ABC appearance will come on Saturday April 8 against the Dallas Stars. As for the ESPN+ part of the schedule, the bulk of the schedule will be released at a later date. That being said, the one ESPN+ exclusive game we do know about is the March 28 home game against the Edmonton Oilers.
TNT’s Wednesday double-header package will have the Golden Knights first appearance on the network the night before the Thanksgiving holiday against the Ottawa Senators. The other games are against the New York Rangers on December 7, Anaheim on December 28 and finally on March 1 against the Carolina Hurricanes.
For Golden Knights fans in Canada, Hockey Night in Canada can be seen on CBC and Rogers Sports Net in English and TVA Sports in French. The five appearances for Vegas includes three games in November with road games at Montreal and Edmonton, and the one home game against Vancouver. The next appearance for Golden Knight on HNIC will be on January 14 at home against Edmonton and again on March 25 at Edmonton.
The interesting caveat with the national schedule is that all four of the games against the Edmonton Oilers will be seen nationally in either the United States and Canada. In the 2021-22 season, the Oilers won three of the four games against the Golden Knights. Given that both teams have a line-up that is stacked, it is not a total surprise that all four games are spotlighted.
Most of the in-market games can be seen on AT&T Sports Net in Wyoming, Utah, Southeastern Idaho, Mohave county in Arizona and all of Nevada. For California viewers, AT&T Sports Net is available in Alpin, El Dorado, Fresno, Inyo, Kings, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, San Bernadino and Tulare counties.
For those that follow the Golden Knights out of market, the bulk of the regular season games can be found on ESPN+, where the NHL’s out of market package exists.
National Television Schedule for Vegas Golden Knights
Wed October 11 – at Los Angeles Kings | 10p ET/7p PT – ESPN/ESPN+
Wed October 25 – at San Jose Sharks | 10:30p ET/7:30p PT – ESPN/ESPN+
Sat November 5 – at Montreal Canadiens | 7p ET/4p PT – HNIC
Sat November 19 – at Edmonton Oilers | 10p ET/7p PT – HNIC
Wed November 23 – vs Ottawa Senators | 10p ET/7p PT – TNT
Sat November 26 – vs Vancouver Canucks | 10p ET/7p PT – HNIC
Wed December 7 – vs New York Rangers | 10p ET/7p PT – TNT
Wed December 28 – at Anaheim Ducks | 10p ET/7p PT – TNT
Sat January 14 – vs Edmonton Oilers | 10p ET/7p PT – HNIC
Sat February 18 – vs Tampa Bay Lightning | 11p ET/8p PT – ESPN/ESPN+
Thu February 23 – vs Calgary Flames | 9p ET/6p PT – ESPN
Wed March 1 – vs Carolina Hurricanes | 10p ET/7p PT – TNT
Sat March 25 – at Edmonton Oilers | 10p ET/7p PT – NHIC
Tue March 28 – vs Edmonton Oilers | 10p ET/7p PT – ESPN+/Hulu
Tue April 4 – at Nashville Predators | 8p ET/5p PT – ESPN
Sat April 8 – at Dallas Stars | 3:30p ET/12:30p PT – ABC/ESPN+
Thu April 13 – at Seattle Kraken | 10:30p ET/7:30p PT – ESPN
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