By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
It may still take a while for the sting of the Bruins' Game 7 Stanley Cup Final loss to go away. But the NHL, such as life, goes on. The Bruins are just over a month away from training camp for the 2019-20 season, and now we're getting more details on the schedule for the defending Eastern Conference champions.
The NHL has released the full national TV schedule for NBC and the NBC Sports Network. And predictably, the Bruins schedule is heavily involved in the rotation. They will play 12 games on national TV, tied with the Capitals and Predators for the sixth-most in the league. The Philadelphia Flyers have the most national broadcasts with 20, followed by the Penguins (16), Cup champion Blues (15), Blackhawks (14), and Rangers (13).
NBC will broadcast its first game of the 2019-20 season on Friday, Nov. 29, the day after Thanksgiving. The Bruins will host the Rangers that day in a special 1 p.m. matinee for the 2019 Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown, kicking off the holiday season.
Check below for the full Bruins schedule on national TV, via the NHL in a news release on Tuesday (all times EST):
Saturday, October 26: St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins, NBCSN, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, November 5: Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens, NBCSN, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 29: New York Rangers at Boston Bruins, NBC, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, December 11: Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals, NBCSN, 7 p.m.
Sunday, January 19: Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins, NBC, 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 5: Boston Bruins at Chicago Blackhawks, NBCSN, 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 9: Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings, NBC, 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 12: Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins, NBCSN, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 16: Boston Bruins at New York Rangers, NBC, 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 27: Dallas Stars at Boston Bruins, NBCSN, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 3: Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning, NBCSN, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10: Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers, NBCSN, 7 p.m.
And of course, you can hear every single game of the 2019-20 Bruins season on 98.5 The Sports Hub, 985TheSportsHub.com, and the Sports Hub App for the call of the game with Judd Sirott and Bob Beers.
Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at [email protected].