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NHL Announces North American Broadcast Schedule for Stanley Cup Qualifiers

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Carolina Hurricanes v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

The National Hockey League officially announced their North American broadcast schedule for the upcoming Stanley Cup Qualifiers this evening. The New York Rangers will kick off the entire schedule on August 1 as they faceoff against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 1 starting at noon ET.

NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, and NHL Network will carry all of the games in the United States, while Sportsnet, CBC, and TVA Sports will make games available north of the border. All of the games airing on NBC are considered exclusive, while all games broadcast on NBCSN, USA Network and NHL Network will also be available within their local markets where available.

MSG Network already announced that they will be covering the Rangers’ Qualifying round in its entirety, including their exhibition matchup against the New York Islanders on July 29.

July 29, 2020 - New York Rangers vs New York Islanders

  • Start Time: 8pm ET
  • Networks: MSG Network, NBCSN, TVAS

August 1, 2020 - New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes (Game 1)

  • Start Time: 12pm ET
  • Networks: MSG Network, NBCSN, SN, SN360, TVAS

August 3, 2020 - New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes (Game 2)

  • Start Time: 12pm ET
  • Networks: MSG Network, NBCSN, SN, SN360, TVAS

August 4, 2020 - New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes (Game 3)

  • Start Time: 8pm ET
  • Networks: MSG Network, NBCSN, SN360, TVAS

August 6, 2020 - New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes (Game 4)

  • Start Time: TBD
  • Networks: MSG Network, TBD

August 8, 2020 - New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes (Game 5)

  • Start Time: TBD
  • Networks: MSG Network, TBD

If you’re interested in seeing the full league-wide schedule for the opening round, it can be viewed here, as provided by the league.