Sportsnet announces 2018 NHL pre-season broadcast schedule

Toronto Maple Leafs' Mitchell Marner (left) gets a shot on goal as Ottawa Senators' Thomas Chabot defends during second period action in Toronto, on Saturday, February 10, 2018. (Chris Young/CP)

Summer is nearing an end, and that means the new NHL season is almost upon us.

But first comes the pre-season, and Sportsnet will have plenty of action to get fans prepped for the 2018-19 campaign, airing a total of 14 games, including: two games in China between the Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins on Sept. 15 and 19, the Kraft Hockeyville clash on Sept. 18 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators in Lucan, Ont., and exhibition games from Switzerland and Germany in early October.

The pre-season broadcast schedule will be highlighted by a Saturday night double-header on Sept. 29 when the Detroit Red Wings host the Maple Leafs (7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT), followed by the Vancouver Canucks against the Arizona Coyotes in Kelowna, B.C. (10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT).

Here’s Sportsnet’s full NHL pre-season broadcast schedule:

Saturday, Sept. 15
Boston vs. Calgary (Shenzhen, China) on Sportsnet at 2:30 p.m. local/2:30 a.m. ET

Tuesday, Sept. 18
Toronto vs. Ottawa (Lucan, Ont. for Kraft Hockeyville) on SN1, 7:30 p.m. ET
Edmonton at Vancouver (Rogers Arena) on Sportsnet/SN1, 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday, Sept. 19
Boston vs. Calgary (Beijing, China) on Sportsnet, 7:00 p.m. local, 7:00 a.m. ET
Calgary at Vancouver (Rogers Arena) on SN1, 7:00 p.m. PT/10:00 p.m. ET

Thursday, Sept. 20
Los Angeles at Vancouver (Rogers Arena) on SN1, 7:00 p.m. PT/10:00 p.m. ET

Friday, Sept. 21
Buffalo at Toronto (Scotiabank Arena) on SN1, 7:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, Sept. 22
Toronto at Buffalo (KeyBank Center) on Sportsnet/SN1, 7:00 p.m. ET
Vancouver at Calgary (Scotiabank Saddledome) on Sportsnet/SN1, 7:30 p.m. MT/9:30 p.m. ET

Tuesday, Sept. 25
Vancouver at Edmonton (Rogers Place) on SN1, 9:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, Sept. 29
Toronto at Detroit (Little Caesars Arena) on Sportsnet, 7:00 p.m. ET
Arizona vs. Vancouver (Prospera Place in Kelowna) on Sportsnet, 7:00 p.m. PT/10:00 p.m. ET

Monday, Oct. 1
New Jersey at S.C. Bern (Bern, Switzerland) on Sportsnet at 7:30 p.m. local/1:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday, Oct. 3
Edmonton at Kölner Haie (Cologne, Germany) on Sportsnet at 4:00 p.m. local/10:00 a.m. ET

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