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!

NBA National Cable TV Schedule for Opening Week

After a long offseason filled with plenty of player movement—Lebron to the Lakers! Boogie Cousins to the Warriors!—the games are finally ready to begin, with the season kicking off tomorrow night with a TNT doubleheader featuring two of the hottest teams in the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics, facing off followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder and the defending champion Golden State Warriors squaring up in the Bay.

The TV, Internet, and Phone Blog is your home for national cable TV schedules for all your favorite sports, from NHL hockey to college football. Here is the cable TV schedule for the first week of NBA action on ESPN, TNT, and NBATV.

Tuesday, October 16
8:00p Sixers-Celtics TNT
10:30p Thunder-Warriors TNT
Wednesday, October 17
8:00p Pelicans-Rockets ESPN
10:30p Mavs-Suns ESPN
Thursday, October 18
8:00p Bulls-Sixers TNT
10:30p Lakers-Blazers TNT
Friday, October 19
8:00p Celtics-Raptors ESPN
10:30p Warriors-Jazz ESPN
Saturday, October 20
7:00p Raptors-Wizards NBA TV
10:30p Rockets-Lakers ESPN
Sunday, October 21
9:00p Rockets-Clippers NBA TV
Monday, October 22
7:30p Magic-Celtics NBA TV
10:30p Spurs-Lakers NBA TV


These nationally televised games will be watched from coast to coast, from the Celtics stronghold of Worcester, MA to Laker-loving Santa Ana, CA. Check back each week to see updated schedules and previews of some of the week’s biggest matchups. This week, we’re especially looking forward to the Jazz-Warriors matchup on Friday night, which will pit the four-time Western Conference (and three time NBA champ over that period) champions against the team many are picking to be their biggest challenger in the West this year. Can the defense of the Jazz stifle the free-flowing Warrior offense? You’ll have to watch to find out.

NHL National TV Cable Schedule 10/11 – 10/17

NHL hockey is underway, the season starting off with a bang. The TV, Internet, and Phone Blog is your home for the national cable TV schedule for the NHL, so you can keep up with your favorite teams whether you live in a TV market for your local favorite such as the St. Louis Blues, like Fenton, MO, or far from your home team where there is no NHL team, like in Leawood, KS. Our previous entry gave the schedule from the start of the season last Thursday through the following Wednesday, so our new schedule picks up there, covering the following seven days of action, including games on NHL Network, ESPN+, and of course NBC Sports Network (NBCSN).

Thursday, October 11
7:00p Golden Knights-Penguins ESPN+
8:00p Jets-Predators ESPN+
Saturday, October 13
1:00p Oilers-Rangers ESPN+
7:00p Maple Leafs-Capitals NHL Network
Red Wings-Bruins ESPN+
Sunday, October 14
7:00p Hurricanes-Jets NHL Network
Ducks-Blues ESPN+
Monday, October 15
7:30p Kings-Maple Leafs ESPN+
Tuesday, October 16
7:00p Stars-Devils ESPN+
8:00p Coyotes-Wild NBCSN
Wednesday, October 17
7:00p Rangers-Capitals NBCSN
9:30p Bruins-Flames NBCSN
10:00p Islanders-Ducks ESPN+

Big games this week include the Pittsburgh Penguins taking on the defending Western Conference Champion Vegas Golden Knights, the up and coming Toronto Maple Leafs battling the defending Cup champion Washington Capitals, and the always popular New York Rangers taking on those same Capitals.

To stay up to date on sports schedules on cable TV, big news in the cable TV and internet industries, and a whole lot more, be sure to bookmark the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog.

MLB Playoff Tiebreaker Games on Cable TV Today

The Major League Baseball regular season has officially ended, but it’s not over. With the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs tied atop the NL Central and the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers tied atop the NL West, there are still games to be played to determine who wins the divisions and who will have to play in the Wild Card game tomorrow.

Here is the schedule for the next couple days of baseball action on cable TV:

Tiebreaker Games

Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs; Mon., Oct. 1, 1:05 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers; Mon., Oct. 1, 4:09 p.m. ET (ESPN)

National League Wild Card Game

Rockies/Dodgers Loser at Brewers/Cubs Loser; Tues., Oct. 2, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN)

American League Wild Card Game

Oakland Athletics at New York Yankees; Wed., Oct. 3, 8 p.m. ET (TBS)

Watching these games with a Spectrum cable TV package is easy, whether you’re located in a home base for one of these teams such as the Los Angeles area or the home of the Yankees, or just a baseball crazy town like the St. Louis area, where they’re rooting for the Cubs to lose. Once the play-in tiebreakers and the Wild Card games have been decided, the schedules for the Divisional Round of the playoffs will be finalized.

Check back often at the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog for sports schedules, where you can find teams on regional sports networks, news about the cable and internet industries, and a whole lot more.

Little League World Series Cable TV Schedule

Each year, baseball gets a shot of adrenaline in the late summer months, the doldrums of the Major League Baseball season, from the Little League World Series. Held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania each year, the Little League World Series pits winning Little League all-star teams from across the United States and the world at large against one another for baseball in its purest form—played by kids having fun.

Each year, ESPN and its family of networks on cable TV air the games. The first few rounds of competition are over, but this week it really heats up leading toward the conclusion Sunday afternoon. Here is the schedule for the games for the week, all times Eastern:

Monday, Aug. 20 (Round 3)

  • Game A (Consolation): Australia vs. New England — 11 a.m. ET on ESPN
  • Game 17: Latin America vs. Caribbean — 1 p.m. ET on ESPN
  • Game 18: Great Lakes vs. Midwest — 3 p.m. ET on ESPN
  • Game 19: Mexico vs. Canada — 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2
  • Game 20: Southwest vs. Southeast — 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Tuesday, Aug. 21 (Round 4)

  • Game B (Consolation): Europe/Africa vs. Northwest — 11 a.m. ET on ESPN
  • Game 21: Game 17 winner vs. Game 19 winner — 3 p.m. ET on ESPN
  • Game 22: Game 18 winner vs. Game 20 winner — 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN
  • Wednesday, Aug. 22 (Quarterfinals)
  • Game 23: Asia-Pacific vs. Japan — 3 p.m. ET on ESPN
  • Game 24: Mid-Atlantic vs. West — 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN

Thursday, Aug. 23 (Quarterfinals)

  • Game 25: Game 21 winner vs. Game 23 loser — 3 p.m. on ESPN
  • Game 26: Game 22 winner vs. Game 24 loser — 7 p.m. on ESPN

Saturday, Aug. 25 (Semifinals)

  • Game 27: International Championship Game, Game 23 winner vs. Game 25 winner — 12:30 p.m. ET on ABC
  • Game 28: U.S. Championship Game, Game 24 winner vs. Game 26 winner — 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC

Sunday, Aug. 26 (Championship and third-place game)

  • Game 29 (Consolation): Game 27 loser vs. Game 28 loser — 10 a.m. ET on ESPN
  • Game 30: Championship Game, International bracket winner vs. U.S. bracket winner — 3 p.m. ET on ABC

Across the nation, kids home from school for the summer will be watching, from Easthampton, MA all the way down to Santa Maria, CA. Stay tuned to the TV, Internet and Phone Blog for more updates on TV schedules, sporting events, and more, updating twice weekly.

NFL Preseason National TV Schedule

With the World Cup over and Major League Baseball in its midseason doldrums, many sports fans are turning their eyes toward football season. While the regular season doesn’t kick into gear for another month, NFL preseason is beginning this week, with many games broadcast on local TV channels, but a select few on national broadcast and cable TV.

The following is the national TV schedule for NFL preseason football, all times Eastern:

Thursday, August 2 NFL/Hall of Fame Game, Canton, OH:

Chicago Bears vs. Baltimore Ravens

NBC (8:00 PM)
Preseason Week 2 (August 16-20)
Thursday, August 16 New York Jets at Washington Redskins ESPN (8:00 PM)
Monday, August 20 Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts ESPN (8:00 PM)
Preseason Week 3 (August 23-26)
Thursday, August 23 Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns FOX (8:00 PM)
Friday, August 24 Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers CBS (8:00 PM)
Saturday, August 25 New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Chargers CBS (8:00 PM)
Sunday, August 26 Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills FOX (4:00 PM)
Sunday, August 26 Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys NBC (8:00 PM)

Local fans for the two ESPN games will be able to see those games with any package from Spectrum cable TV. Whether you’re a Jets fan in Astoria, a Redskins fan in Bristol, VA, a Ravens fan in Crisfield, Maryland, or a Colts fan in Indianapolis, Spectrum TV has all the channels both local and cable that you’ll need for a full football preseason experience.

Check back often at the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog to stay up to date on where to find your favorite teams on cable TV.