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Thursday, September 27, 2018

#NHLPeachy #SportyPeachy #BehindTheGlass #SmallScreenScenes @NHLNetwork @NHL #WhomYouKnow NHL Network's Regular Season Programming Lineup Returns For Opening Night on Wednesday, October 3 NHL Network Ice Time, a New Weekly Show Geared Toward Kids, Premieres Saturday, Oct. 6; NHL Global Series and 15 Live Regular Season Games Featured on NHL Network Throughout October

With one week to go until the start of the 2018-19 NHL regular season, NHL Network today announced it will debut a new weekly show geared toward kids called NHL Network Ice Time, premiering Saturday, Oct. 6 at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT. Hosted by NHL Network analysts, the series will include one-on-one hockey demonstrations and conversations with some of the top players in the NHL, showcasing their personalities on and off the ice. Last year’s Conn Smythe Trophy winner Alexander Ovechkin, T.J. Oshie and Braden Holtby of the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals will be featured in the debut episode, with interviews, animated features and a “rapid fire” question and answer segment with questions submitted from fans via social media. Each episode will also spotlight a youth hockey team as well as youth initiatives within the NHL on a national and local level. NHL Network Ice Time will re-air on Sunday’s at 7:00 a.m. ET/PT, and clips from each episode will be shared across NHL Network’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

NHL Network’s lineup of regular season programming returns on Wednesday, October 3 with NHL Now at 4:00 p.m. ET, hosted by E.J. Hradek and Jackie Redmond and a rotation of analysts including Stu Grimson, Brian Lawton and Mike Rupp from Oct. 3-5. NHL Network’s signature nightly show NHL Tonight returns with a new look and sound at 6:00 p.m. ET, hosted by Jamison Coyle and Tony Luftman with analysts Grimson, Mike Johnson, Bill Lindsay, Lawton, Alex Tanguay and Kevin Weekes throughout the first week of the season. On The Fly, NHL Network’s nightly highlights show of record, will round out each night with a revamped look as host Jamie Herschrecaps the first three days of the season.

Leading up to the opening night of the regular season, NHL Network will televise the 2018 NHL Global Series Challenge™ games between the New Jersey Devils and SC Bern on Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m. ET from Bern, Switzerland, and the Edmonton Oilers’ game against K├Âlner Haie will air live on Oct. 3 at 10:00 a.m. ET from Cologne, Germany. NHL Network’s live regular season game schedule will begin with the Columbus Blue Jackets’ home opener against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:00 p.m. ET. The next day, reigning Art Ross Trophy winner Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers will play the New Jersey Devils as Taylor Hall, the Devils’ first-ever Hart Memorial Trophy winner, takes on his former team at 1:00 p.m. ET in the 2018 NHL Global Series™ live from Gothenburg, Sweden.

Two weeks later, the St. Louis Blues and Toronto Maple Leafs – who each had a strong offseason with the acquisitions of Ryan O’Reillyand John Tavares, respectively – will faceoff on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:00 p.m. ET. The following week, Claude Julien and the Montreal Canadiens will seek their first win against Julien’s former team, the Boston Bruins, on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:00 p.m. ET. NHL Network’s October game schedule is available here.

On Sunday, Sept. 30 at 6:00 p.m. ET, Tony Luftman, Mike Johnson and Mike Rupp will dive into the Central and Pacific Divisions during NHL Tonight: Western Conference Preview, while Luftman, Johnson and Barry Melrose will break down the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions for NHL Tonight: Eastern Conference Preview Monday, Oct. 1, at 6:00 p.m. ET.

Behind The Glass: New Jersey Devils Training Camp, the new four-part, all-access series from the NHL, NHL Network and Devils, will premiere tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET, marking the first series of its kind focused on the NHL preseason. Bonus content and exclusive clips from the episode will be shared by the NHL, NHL Network and the Devils across their social media platforms using #BehindTheGlass.

NHL Network ranked the top players across the NHL throughout the 2018 offseason, starting with its list of the best position players: Top 20 Centers Right Now, Top 20 Defensemen Right Now, Top 20 Wings Right Now and Top 10 Goalies Right Now. Over the past month, NHL Network has released four installments of Top 50 Players Right Now, which is recapped here, and on Sunday, Sept. 30 the rankingswill culminate with Top 50 Players Right Now: 10-1 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

* Each 2018 NHL regular season game aired on NHL Network will be a carriage of local telecasts, including local announcers, and blacked out in each club’s home market unless otherwise noted.

About NHL Network:
As the TV home for the National Hockey League, NHL Network™ gives viewers an all-access pass to complete hockey coverage both on and off the ice, including live NHL games and special on-site coverage of NHL events, the documentary series NHL Network Originals, plus three signature studio shows with interviews, highlights and expert analysis from a variety of hockey insiders and former players. Additional programming includes behind-the-scenes features, player profiles and international and amateur hockey competitions. For more information on NHL Network, log on to www.NHLNetwork.com and follow @NHLNetwork on Twitter.

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