SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild today announced that 12 games will be nationally televised on NBCSN during the 2017-18 NHL regular season, including eight at Xcel Energy Center. It marks the third straight season the Wild has appeared in 12 nationally televised contests.
NBCSN will broadcast Minnesota’s first game of the 2017-18 regular season on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. CT when the Wild travels to Detroit to face the Red Wings in their first game at Little Caesars Arena. Minnesota’s national broadcast schedule features two games on Sunday, one contest on Monday, four matches on Tuesday, one game on Wednesday, two contests on Thursday and two matches on Friday.
The national broadcast schedule includes three start time changes for Minnesota Wild contests: the Dec. 5 game at Los Angeles will now start at 9 p.m. CT, the March 4 match vs. Detroit will now start at 6 p.m. and the March 13 contest vs. Colorado will now start at 7:30 p.m. CT.