We already know the Nashville Predators are fun to watch. But now all of the US (and Canada too) will get to see the boys of Smashville 12 times on national tv. The Preds will be on NBC Sports the max number of times allowed for a team... 11 times. It's been proven by the numbers, ratings go up when the Preds play on tv nationally, so of course they'll be featured to the max.
And they'll also be featured on the NHL's premiere game of the year, the Bridgestone Winter Classic. The game will be played outdoors in Dallas on New Year's Day.
Here's the games that'll be broadcast across America from the Predators website.
Predators Full National Television Schedule:
Thursday, Oct. 3: Wild vs. Predators, 7 p.m. CT, NBCSN
Tuesday, Oct. 8: Sharks vs. Predators, 7 p.m. CT, NBCSN
Tuesday, Dec. 3: Lightning vs. Predators, 7 p.m. CT, NBCSN
Wednesday, Jan. 1: Predators vs. Stars, 12 p.m. CT, NBC (Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic)
Sunday, Jan. 5: Predators vs. Ducks, 9 p.m. CT, NBCSN
Wednesday, Jan. 9: Predators vs. Blackhawks, 7 p.m. CT, NBCSN*
Wednesday, Jan. 29: Predators vs. Capitals, 6:30 p.m. CT, NBCSN
Thursday, Jan. 30: Predators vs. Devils, 6:30 p.m. CT, NBCSN
Sunday, Feb. 16: Blues vs. Predators, 5 p.m. CT, NBCSN
Sunday, March 15: Predators vs. Wild, 6:30 p.m. CT, NBCSN
Sunday, March 22: Predators vs. Blackhawks, 6 p.m. CT, NBCSN
Sunday, March 29: Predators vs. Avalanche, 8:30 p.m. CT, NBCSN
*Some games will be blacked out in local markets and televised in those markets by a regional carrier.