Five of the Buffalo Sabres’ games during the 2019-20 NHL season will be televised nationally, according to information released by USA Today on August 6.
The Sabres’ first nationally-televised game of the season comes on November 8, as the Sabres host the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 2 p.m. faceoff as part of the 2019 NHL Global Series in Stockholm, Sweden. Tampa Bay has been a hot team as of late, and with their very-recent addition of Kevin Shattenkirk, they should be a team to watch once again this season.
Next up, the Sabres host Ryan O’Reilly and the St. Louis Blues in a nationally-televised game on December 10, a 7:30 pm (ET) puck drop. It’ll be the first of two meetings between the Sabres and the reigning Stanley Cup Champions.
One week later, the Sabres return to national television as they head north on the QEW to face the Toronto Maple Leafs on December 17 for a 7 p.m. puck drop. It’s not often that Canadian teams see national airtime on NBC/NBCSN, but it certainly makes sense that the Toronto-Buffalo rivalry would get some attention.
A few months later, the Sabres host the Detroit Red Wings for a 7 p.m. game on February 6. Buffalo’s final appearance on national television during the 2019-20 NHL regular season comes on February 26, as they head west to face the Colorado Avalanche for an 8 p.m. (ET) puck drop.
Find the full schedule of games to be televised on NBC and NBCSN here, via USA Today.