NHL National Cable TV Schedule 11/15 – 11/21, 2018

Early season dominance has the teams at the top of each division both predictable—the Lightning, the Predators—and surprising—the Canucks, the Blue Jackets. While there are no nationally televised games from Columbus or Vancouver this week, you can catch the Lightning and the Predators across the nation and in home markets in Florida and Tennessee.

Here is the full schedule for this week’s nationally televised games on the ESPN+ app, NHL Network, and NBC Sports Network.

Thursday, November 15
7:00p Lightning-Penguins ESPN+
10:30p Maple Leafs-Sharks ESPN+
Friday, November 16
8:00p Bruins-Stars ESPN+
8:30p Kings-Blackhawks NHL Network
Saturday, November 17
1:00p Lightning-Flyers NHL Network
7:00p Panthers-Rangers NHL Network
8:00p Kings-Predators ESPN+
10:00p Oilers-Flames ESPN+
Sunday, November 18
6:00p Wild-Blackhawks NHL Network
8:00p Avalanche-Ducks ESPN+
Monday, November 19
7:00p Sabres-Penguins ESPN+
8:00p Kings-Blues ESPN+
Tuesday, November 20
10:30p Oilers-Sharks NBCSN
Wednesday, November 21
7:00p Blackhawks-Capitals ESPN+
7:30p Flyers-Sabres NBCSN

Thursday’s leadoff game between the Penguins and Lightning has two eastern conference titans of the past decade facing off. The Pens have won the cup three times in the last ten years, and while the Lightning have not, they have been close, and seem to be on their way to the promised land this year. Check out this game and more, and stay tuned at the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog each week for updated national TV schedules for both the NHL and the NBA, as well as news about cable programming, channel spotlights, and a whole lot more.

NBA National TV Schedule 11/13 – 11/19, 2018

One of the season’s biggest dramas has been either resolved or amplified with Jimmy Butler moving to the Philadelphia 76ers from the Minnesota Timberwolves this past weekend. Either he’ll fit in perfectly in Pennsylvania with the Sixers’ young core, or he’ll have the same issues with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid—and especially Markelle Fultz—that he had with Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns in Minnesota. The new Sixers lineup gets their first national showcase this upcoming Monday on NBATV, one of this week’s slate of nationally televised games.

The full schedule is below:

Tuesday, November 13
7:00p Hornets-Cavs NBA TV
10:30p Hawks-Warriors NBA TV
Wednesday, November 14
8:00p Pelicans-T’Wolves ESPN
10:30p Blazers-Lakers ESPN
Thursday, November 15
8:00p Warriors-Rockets TNT
10:30p Spurs-Clippers TNT
Friday, November 16
7:00p Raptors-Celtics ESPN
9:30p Bulls-Bucks ESPN
Saturday, November 17
7:30p Jazz-Celtics NBA TV
Sunday, November 18
7:00p Warriors-Spurs NBA TV
Monday, November 19
7:00p Suns-Sixers NBA TV
10:00p Thunder-Kings NBA TV

Other games to look out for include the rematch between Gordon Hayward’s new team, the Celtics, and his old team, the Jazz. The Jazz took the matchup in Utah, and booed Hayward plenty. Can the Celtics rebound, or will the Jazz sweep the season series?

Also, the Western Conference finals matchup between the Warriors and Rockets on Thursday on TNT gives the Rockets a chance to stop their downward momentum and get back to being the team they were last year—one that took the Warriors to seven and might have knocked them off if not for a Chris Paul injury.

Enjoy the games everyone!

NHL National Cable TV Schedule 11/8 – 11/14, 2018

It’s a much bigger slate of games this week than last week, with matchups on the ESPN+ service, NHL Network, and NBC Sports Network. Prominent matchups include next Wednesday’s rivalry week games between the Blues and Blackhawks and the Vegas Golden Knights and Anaheim Ducks, where NBCSN’s viewership will peak in the home markets of each team, especially in areas around Anaheim and St. Louis.

Below, you can find the full schedule of nationally televised games for the week.

Thursday, November 8
7:30p Islanders-Lightning ESPN+
10:30p Wild-Kings ESPN+
Friday, November 9
7:00p Blue Jackets-Capitals NHL Network
7:30p Rangers-Red Wings ESPN+
Saturday, November 10
1:00p Blackhawks-Flyers NHL Network
2:00p Predators-Stars ESPN+
7:00p Rangers-Blue Jackets ESPN+
Maple Leafs-Bruins NHL Network
Sunday, November 11
7:00p Golden Knights-Bruins ESPN+
Devils-Jets NHL Network
Monday, November 12
7:00p Blackhawks-Hurricanes ESPN+
Tuesday, November 13
7:30p Lightning-Sabres NBCSN
10:30p Predators-Sharks ESPN+
Wednesday, November 14
8:00p Blues-Blackhawks NBCSN
10:00p Bruins-Avalanche ESPN+
10:30p Ducks-Golden Knights NBCSN

ESPN+ subscribers will also have a good week of viewing, starting with this week’s Wild-Kings game, which sees the Kings trying to regroup after firing their head coach. The LA Kings had high expectations coming into this year that have already not been met, and now are scrambling to find a way to get back in the playoff race, lest they be eliminated before Christmas. The Predators-Sharks game should also be hard-fought.

Check back each week at the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog for national cable TV schedules for both the NBA and the NHL, and a whole lot more.

NHL National Cable TV Schedule 11/1 – 11/7, 2018

With about a month of the season gone, things are starting to shake out in the NHL standings, and we’re already at the point that a few coaches are on the hot seat. St. Louis Blues fans from Bridgeton, MO to Fairview Heights, IL and everywhere in between are wondering whether Mike Yeo with last the week behind the bench. A win against the Blackhawks at home last week may have saved his job another day, but continued poor performance could mean changes in the near future.

The Jets, who play the Panthers Thursday in an NBC Sports Network matchup, don’t have any such worries, as they make their way toward another conference final appearance and hopefully beyond. The other game to watch this week is the leadoff for Wednesday’s doubleheader, with the last two Cup champions facing off in Washington, the Capitals and the Penguins, two good teams who don’t like each other one bit. View the full schedule of national games below.

Thursday, November 1
2:00p Jets-Panthers NBCSN
Tuesday, November 6
7:30p Oilers-Lightning NBCSN
Wednesday, November 7
7:30p Penguins-Capitals NBCSN
10:00p Predators-Avalanche NBCSN

Be sure to stay tuned right here at the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog for updates to the national TV schedule, where to find your favorite teams, and a whole lot more, all hockey season long.

NBA National TV Schedule 10/30 – 11/-5, 2018

Early in the NBA season, there are still a few surprise teams. The Detroit Pistons are performing above expectations, and the Boston Celtics performing below expectations, while the Warriors are dominating and the Lakers are picking up steam. Last week, the Lakers got their first wins, the Jazz got back on track, and the Western Conference continued to prove itself as the superior half of the league.

This week, there’s plenty to watch on NBATV, ESPN, and TNT, for fans in market for the Celtics in Boylston, MA, the Sixers in Franklin, PA, the Spurs in San Antonio, TX, and the Bucks in Monroe, WI.

Tuesday, October 30
7:30p Sixers-Raptors NBA TV
Wednesday, October 31
8:00p Pacers-Knicks ESPN
10:30p Spurs-Suns ESPN
Thursday, November 1
8:00p Bucks-Celtics TNT
10:30p Pelicans-Blazers TNT
Friday, November 2
8:00p Thunder-Wizards ESPN
10:30p T’Wolves-Warriors ESPN
Saturday, November 3
7:00p Celtics-Pacers NBA TV
Monday, November 5
8:00p Pelicans-Thunder NBA TV
10:30p Grizzlies-Warriors NBA TV

Games to watch this week include the Pelicans and Thunder on NBATV next Monday. The Thunder are thus far having trouble getting started, with Russell Westbrook coming back from injury. On the other side of things, the Pelicans are flying high behind epic performances from Anthony Davis. The Celtics and Pacers play a tough eastern conference matchup on Saturday. And the Sixers and Raptors play a meeting of potential powerhouses in the east.

Stay tuned at the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog for game schedules and where to find your favorite teams throughout the NBA season.

NHL National Cable TV Schedule 10/25 – 10/31, 2018

Over the last week, teams in the NHL have begun to develop their identities, with trends developing that could spell success for the rest of the season, or mean some teams with previous success will be taking a step back this year in the National Hockey League. Last year’s Cinderellas, the Vegas Golden Knights, finally ended a long streak without a regulation win that could or could not have been caused by the Imagine Dragons curse. The Red Wings and Oilers are having some troubles. But the Jets seem poised to repeat last year’s success.

Will this week stay on trend or flip the script? Watch the games to find out.

Thursday, October 25
7:00p Flyers-Bruins ESPN+
9:00p Capitals-Oilers ESPN+
Friday, October 26
6:00p Lightning-Golden Knights ESPN+
7:30p Jets-Red Wings NHL Network
Saturday, October 27
1:00p Islanders-Flyers ESPN+
7:00p Canadiens-Bruins NHL Network
8:00p Blackhawks-Blues ESPN+
Sunday, October 28
5:00p Stars-Red Wings ESPN+
6:00p Oilers-Blackhawks NHL Network
Monday, October 29
7:00p Flames-Maple Leafs NHL Network
10:00p Wild-Canucks ESPN+
Tuesday, October 30
7:30p Devils-Lightning ESPN+
8:00p Golden Knights-Predators NBCSN
Wednesday, October 31
10:00p Blackhawks-Canucks NHL Network

Some games to watch for include the third meeting in three weeks between the Central rivals the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks have gotten the best of the Blues so far this season (and throughout history in general) but fans from Arnold, MO to East St. Louis, IL, will be tuned in to see the action.

Check back each week throughout the season to check out the schedule and see which games you need to catch, and how to watch them, with the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog.

NHL National TV Cable Schedule 10/18 – 10/24

The NHL season is off to a fast start. To be sure you’re not missing any of the nationally televised games, be sure to stay tuned right here at the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog, where we also can let you know where to find regional games in your market on various regional sports networks and more.

Big games this week include a rematch of the season opener for the St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets, which the Jets took handily, dealing the Blues a rough defeat and stunning the St. Louis market. Since the Cardinals didn’t make the playoffs this year and the Rams have jetted off to LA, St. Louis sports fans from Maryland Heights to Hazelwood have their hopes riding on the Blues and star forwards Vladimir Tarasenko and new arrival Ryan O’Reilly.

Thursday, October 18
7:00p Penguins-Maple Leafs ESPN+
10:30p Sabres-Sharks ESPN+
Friday, October 19
7:00p Panthers-Capitals ESPN+
8:00p Wild-Stars NBCSN
Saturday, October 20
7:00p Blues-Maple Leafs NHL Network
Blackhawks-Blue Jackets ESPN+
10:00p Predators-Oilers ESPN+
Sunday, October 21
7:00p Lightning-Blackhawks NHL Network
Flames-Rangers ESPN+
Monday, October 22
7:00p Avalanche-Flyers ESPN+
8:00p Blues-Jets NHL Network
Tuesday, October 23
8:00p Sharks-Predators NBCSN
9:00p Penguins-Oilers ESPN+
Wednesday, October 24
7:00p Maple Leafs-Jets NBCSN
9:30p Lightning-Avalanche NBCSN
10:00p Canucks-Golden Knights ESPN+

Be sure to stay tuned to the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog to stay up to date on all the sports broadcasts across the nation, where to find your favorite teams on regional sports networks, and a whole lot more. Enjoy the games!