The Flyers’ 56 game schedule features games starting at mostly normal times, with 44 games slated for a 7:00 p.m. EST puck drop. Given the NHL’s scheduling with teams only playing within the same time zone, it makes sense.
The season opener – which is also the home opener for the first time since 2013 – is one of the 12 games not at 7:00 p.m., but we knew that already. The Flyers will open the NHL season with a clash against the Pittsburgh Penguins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13th.
Rather than go through the schedule game by game, here are the 12 games that won’t start at 7:00 p.m.
- Wed. January 13th vs. Pittsburgh, 5:30 p.m. - NBCSN
- Mon. January 18th vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
- Wed. February 3rd vs. Boston, 8:00 p.m. - NBCSN
- Sun. February 7th at Washington, 12:00 p.m. - NBC
- Sun. February 21st at Boston, 3:00 p.m. - Lake Tahoe game on NBC
- Sun. February 28th at Buffalo, 3:00 p.m.
- Wed. March 17th at New York Rangers, 7:30 p.m. - NBCSN
- Sat. March 27th vs. New York Rangers, 1:00 p.m.
- Sun. April 11th vs. Buffalo, 2:00 p.m.
- Sat. April 17th vs. Washington, 12:30 p.m.
- Sun. April 18th vs. New York Islanders, 6:30 p.m. - NBC
- Sun. April 25th vs. New York Islanders, 6:00 p.m.
Six of the 12 non-7:00 p.m. start times will be Nationally televised, including the season opener and reported game at Lake Tahoe on Sunday, February 21st.
Eight of the 12 games fall on a weekend afternoon, which is a good change of pace to make it an all-day event.
It’s going to be weird – and refreshing – not having to stay up for any games on the West Coast. The latest start time will be for a NBCSN game on Wednesday, February 3rd against the Boston Bruins. That’ll have to do for the Flyers After Dark of the regular season, with two games starting at 7:30 p.m. as well.
You can see the full schedule with start times here.