By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
The Boston Bruins will be heavily featured on the national TV schedule during the 2020-21 NHL season. They’re tied with the Washington Capitals for the most appearances exclusively on national broadcasts, with seven.
Boston and D.C. will face each other twice on national TV. First they play on Wednesday, March 3 on the NBC Sports Network, then they square off again on Sunday, April 18 on NBC. In total, the Bruins have four games on NBC and three on NBCSN. Of course, all seven games will also be broadcast on the radio here at 98.5 The Sports Hub.
Bruins National TV Schedule, 2020-21:
Wednesday, Feb. 3 @ Philadelphia Flyers, NBCSN
Wednesday, Feb. 10 @ New York Rangers, NBCSN
Sunday, Feb. 21 vs Philadelphia Flyers, NBC
Sunday, Feb. 28 @ New York Rangers, NBC
Wednesday, March 3 vs Washington Capitals, NBCSN
Sunday, April 18 vs Washington Capitals, NBC
Sunday, April 25 @ Pittsburgh Penguins, NBC
Personally, I’m looking forward to the two national games against the Flyers the most. Those two teams always tend to deliver high entertainment. They’ll certainly be better, more compelling games than the two against the New York Rangers.
Not to be a Debbie Downer, but the national TV games won’t be the same now that play-by-play staple Doc Emrick has retired. But they consistently put on a good TV product, so it’s nice to see the Bruins get plenty of looks on their broadcasts.
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