TORONTO (November 26, 2015) Canadian NHL fans will be treated to the ultimate hockey smorgasbord this U.S. Thanksgiving weekend, as Sportsnet delivers nine hard-hitting NHL showdowns Friday through Sunday.
The action gets underway on Friday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific as the Boston Bruins take on the New York Rangers in the first game of a U.S. Thanksgiving afternoon doubleheader. In the second game of the twin bill, the Flyers host the Nashville Predators in Philadelphia (3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT; Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific).
Six Canadian NHL teams hit the ice on Saturday night for this week’s must-see edition of Hockey Night in Canada, with the weekend wrapping up Sunday in Wolfville, Nova Scotia for Rogers Hometown Hockey.
Fans can catch all the NHL action this weekend on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West, Pacific, Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360, City and CBC. All games are also available on Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE.
Friday, November 27
1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT – New York Rangers @ Boston Bruins (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific)
3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT – Nashville Predators @ Philadelphia Flyers (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West & Pacific)
Saturday, November 28
5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT – Hockey Central (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific)
Host: Jeff Marek; Studio Analysts: John Shannon and P.J. Stock
6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT – Hockey Central Saturday (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West, Pacific, CBC and City excluding Toronto)
Host: George Stroumboulopoulos; Studio Analysts: Damien Cox, Elliotte Friedman, Nick Kypreos and Adam Oates
7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT – Hockey Night in Canada
Host: Stroumboulopoulos; Studio Analysts: Cox, Friedman, Kypreos and Oates
Coach’s Corner: Don Cherry and Ron MacLean (first intermission)
Saturday’s Headlines: Cox and Friedman (second intermission)
Washington Capitals @ Toronto Maple Leafs (CBC) (OMNI – Punjabi)
Play-by-play: Jim Hughson; Game Analysts: Glenn Healy and Craig Simpson; Reporter: Scott Oake
New Jersey Devils @ Montreal Canadiens (City)
Play-by-play: Bob Cole; Game Analyst: Greg Millen; Reporter: David Amber
Edmonton Oilers @ Pittsburgh Penguins (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific)
Play-by-play: Paul Romanuk; Game Analyst: Mike Johnson; Reporter: Gene Principe
10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT – Hockey Night in Canada
Calgary Flames @ San Jose Sharks (CBC) (OMNI – Punjabi)
Play-by-play: Rick Ball; Game Analyst: Kelly Hrudey; Reporter: Cassie Campbell-Pascall
Ottawa Senators @ Arizona Coyotes (City)
Play-by-play: Dave Randorf; Game Analyst: Garry Galley; Reporter: Roger Millions
Winnipeg Jets @ Colorado Avalanche (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific)
Play-by-play: John Shorthouse; Game Analyst: John Garrett; Reporter: Dan Murphy
1 a.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT
Hockey Central Post-Game (CBC)
Host: Stroumboulopoulos; Studio Analysts: Friedman, Kypreos and Oates
Sunday, November 22
1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT – Rogers Hometown Hockey Pre-Game, (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific) Live from Wolfville, NS
Host: Ron MacLean; Reporters: Tara Slone
Special Guests: Sportsnet Central co-host Ken Reid and NHL alumni Jon Sim joins MacLean in studio.
Special Features: MacLean sits down with Penguins head coach Mike Johnston to talk about his childhood in Nova Scotia, his hockey years at Acadia and the growing Maritime hockey community.
2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT – Rogers Hometown Hockey (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific)
Florida Panthers @ Detroit Red Wings
Host: Ron MacLean; Reporters: Slone
*NOTE: Commentator schedule is subject to change.
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