On Tuesday, NBC announced its 2021 NHL schedule both on the main network and NBCSN. As usual, finding a Florida Panthers game takes some searching.
Unless the Panthers get flexed into NBC’s final weekend or something else happens, the Panthers are scheduled for one national television appearance this season on the NBC family of networks.
Florida’s lone appearance will come on NBCSN’s Sunday Night Hockey on Feb. 21 when the Panthers travel to Detroit.
Tampa Bay, the defending Stanley Cup champions, get four appearances on the network including its season-opener Jan. 13 against the visiting Blackhawks.
The Panthers will open their 56-game 2021 schedule Jan. 14 against the visiting Dallas Stars with that game broadcast locally on Fox Sports Florida.
All 56 of Florida’s games are expected to be carried — including the Sunday night game from Detroit — on FSF or Fox Sports Sun with Steve Goldstein and Randy Moller on the call.
NHL OPENING NIGHT ON NBCSN – JANUARY 13
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m.
Chicago at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m.
St. Louis at Colorado, 10:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY ON NBCSN
January 20: Edmonton at Toronto
January 27: Chicago at Nashville
February 3: Boston at Philadelphia
February 10: Boston at N.Y. Rangers
February 17: Chicago at Detroit
February 24: N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia
March 3: Washington at Boston
March 10: Vegas at Minnesota
March 17: Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers
March 24: Buffalo at Pittsburgh
March 31: Arizona at St. Louis
April 7: Montreal at Toronto
April 14: Vegas at Los Angeles
April 21: Nashville at Chicago
April 28: St. Louis at Minnesota
May 5: Washington at N.Y. Rangers
NHL ON NBC
Sun., January 17: Washington at Pittsburgh
Sun., January 24: Detroit at Chicago
Sun., February 7: Philadelphia at Washington
Sun., February 14: Washington at Pittsburgh
Sat., February 20: Vegas at Colorado
Sun., February 21: Philadelphia at Boston
Sun., February 28: Boston at N.Y. Rangers
Sun., March 7: Buffalo at N.Y. Islanders
Sun., March 28: N.Y. Rangers at Washington
Sun., April 4: Detroit at Tampa Bay
Sat., April 17: Pittsburgh at Buffalo
Sun., April 18: Washington at Boston
Sat., April 24: Colorado at St. Louis
Sun., April 25: Boston at Pittsburgh
Sun., May 2: Tampa Bay at Detroit
Sat., May 8: Flex game (TBD)
SUNDAY NIGHT HOCKEY ON NBCSN
February 14: Colorado at Vegas
February 21: Florida at Detroit
February 28: Detroit at Chicago
March 7: N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh
March 14: Los Angeles at Colorado
March 21: Vegas at Los Angeles
March 28: Nashville at Chicago
April 4: Dallas at Carolina
April 18: N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia
April 25 : Columbus at Tampa Bay