Stanley Cup Champs Pittsburgh Penguins Open NHL Season on NBC Sports

Hockey is back tomorrow night with an NHL Faceoff 2017 opening night doubleheader on NBCSN starting at 8 p.m. ET, when Sidney Crosby and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins open the NHL regular season at home against Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues. Coverage shifts west at 10:30 p.m. ET, when Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers visit Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks.

Opening night coverage on NBCSN begins with a special two-hour edition of NHL LIVE tomorrow at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as Liam McHugh, Jeremy Roenick, Keith Jones and NHL Insider Bob McKenzie discuss the major storylines heading into the season. Pre-game coverage will also feature the banner raising ceremony at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, as the Penguins celebrate their second consecutive Stanley Cup title, before officially beginning the 2017-18 campaign.

NBCSN presents a second doubleheader in as many nights to open the season on Thursday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET, when Henrik Zetterberg and the Detroit Red Wings play their first-ever regular-season game at Little Caesars Arena - following nearly 40 years at historic Joe Louis Arena - when they host Ryan Suter and the Minnesota Wild. Coverage continues at 10 p.m. ET, when Jonathan Quick and the Kings host the Flyers. Pre-game coverage begins with NHL LIVE at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Following is NBCSN's NHL schedule for the opening week of the season:

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Wed., October 4 NHL Live NBCSN 6 p.m.
Opening Night - St. Louis at Pittsburgh NBCSN 8 p.m.
Opening Night - Philadelphia at San Jose NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
NHL Overtime NBCSN 1 a.m.*
Thurs., October 5 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Detroit^ NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Los Angeles NBCSN 10 p.m.
NHL Overtime NBCSN 12:30 p.m.*

^first-ever regular-season game at Little Caesars Arena
*immediately following game coverage

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