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Predators’ Record-Setting National TV Schedule Announced

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NBC and NBCSN will host Nashville a total of twelve times in the upcoming 2018-19 season.

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Nashville fans have long wished for more national coverage, particularly decrying how few games the team has broadcast on NBC and its affiliates outside of the playoffs. This year, however, the team has been given eleven games on NBCSN, along with a matinee versus the Blues on NBC proper.

Nashville Schedule

Date Away Home Network Time (ET)
Date Away Home Network Time (ET)
Thur., Oct. 4 Nashville N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 23 San Jose Nashville NBCSN 8 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 30 Vegas Nashville NBCSN 8 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 7 Nashville Colorado NBCSN 10 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 18 Nashville Chicago NBCSN 8:30 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 9 Nashville Chicago NBCSN 8 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 23 Nashville Vegas NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 10 St. Louis Nashville NBC 12:30 p.m.
Thur., Feb. 21 Los Angeles Nashville NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., March 3 Nashville Minnesota NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., March 5 Minnesota Nashville NBCSN 8 p.m.
Mon., March 25 Nashville Minnesota NBCSN 8 p.m.
Nashville National Schedule

Nashville will be appearing in a revamped "Wednesday Night Hockey", since the network realized few of the matchups were rivalries and the ones that were rivalries were boring and bad.

From the press release:

“Wednesday Night Hockey” will feature NBCSN’s widest variety of teams to date on Wednesday nights, including multiple appearances by Tampa Bay, Colorado, Toronto, Vegas, Edmonton, Nashville, and Winnipeg. The defending champion Washington Capitals lead all teams with eight “Wednesday Night Hockey” appearances;

P.K. Subban will also feature as "Star Power":

Established stars and young phenoms will take center stage on “Wednesday Night Hockey”, highlighted by multiple appearances from the likes of Alex Ovechkin (WSH), Marc-Andre Fleury (VGK), Sidney Crosby (PIT), Patrick Kane (CHI), P.K. Subban (NSH), Patrice Bergeron (BOS), Steven Stamkos (TBL), Claude Giroux (PHI) Connor McDavid (EDM), Patrik Laine (WPG), Auston Matthews (TOR), Henrik Lundqvist, (NYR), Johnny Gaudreau (CGY), Joe Pavelski (SJS), Jonathan Quick (LAK), and Nathan MacKinnon (COL);

The press release also focused on earlier start times for the Wednesday night games, giving a little bit of hope that they will reconsider the 8:45 PM local puck drops during the playoffs.

The Preds also spoke about the schedule here.