Tampa Bay Lightning scheduled for six Versus appearances this season
The Lightning is scheduled to make six national TV appearances on Versus this season under the schedule the league announced Wednesday. The games are Oct. 14 at the Flyers, Nov. 22 against the Bruins, Dec. 28 against the Bruins, Feb. 8 against the Sabres, March 7 against the Capitals and March 9 against the Blackhawks.
Versus is scheduled to televise 78 regular-season games in all, 13 more than last season.
NBC begins its coverage with the Jan. 1 Winter Classic between the Penguins and Capitals at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field, then starts with its Game of the Week on Jan. 23. The NHL and NBC will again collaborate on flexible scheduling for the Game of the Week in an effort to pick the best game available.