Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2020-21 TV, game schedule released with season opener against Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2020-21 TV, game schedule released with season opener against Flyers
Sidney Crosby left a scrimmage early Saturday for an undisclosed reason. (Pittsburgh Penguins)

PITTSBURGH — We told you about the Penguins opening the 2020-21 regular season against the cross-state rival Philadelphia Flyers. Now, we know when you’ll be able to watch some of the games on TV.

The season begins with a ‘Wednesday Nigh Hockey’ tripleheader on NBCSN on Jan. 13 featuring the Pens - Flyers at 5:30 p.m., Tampa Bay Lightning against the Chicago Blackhawks at 8 p.m. and St. Louis Blues against the Colorado Avalanche at 10:30 p.m.

The home opener at PPG Paints Arena will be on Jan. 17 against the Washington Capitals and the game will be featured on NBC. Other times the Pens will be featured on NBC include Sun., Feb. 14 against the Capitals, Sat. April 17 against the Buffalo Sabres, and Sun. April 15 against the Boston Bruins. In the Pittsburgh area, you’ll be able to see the NBC games right here on WPXI Channel 11.

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The Pens will play on NBSCN two other times during the regular season:

  • Weds, March 24 hosting the Sabres
  • Sun., March 7 hosting the New York Rangers

The 56-game schedule will look a little different than Pittsburgh’s traditional schedule because of the NHL’s division realignment for the 2020-21 season.

CLICK HERE for the full schedule.

The Penguins will be competing in the newly-formed East Division, along with the Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals.

When it comes to having fans at PPG Paints Arena, a news release from the Penguins said the following:

“The Penguins will be excited to welcome fans back to PPG Paints arena when permitted by state and local safety and arena-capacity protocols.

“Penguins season ticket holders and suite holders will receive priority access to available tickets, likely by a lottery system. Full details will be communicated directly to season ticket holders and suite holders.”

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