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.

2017-18 MINNESOTA WILD NATIONAL BROADCAST SCHEDULE

  • Thursday, Oct. 5at Detroit Red WingsLittle Caesars Arena6:30 p.m.NBCSN
  • Tuesday, Dec. 5at Los Angeles KingsSTAPLES Center9 p.m.*NBCSN
  • Friday, Dec. 29vs. Nashville PredatorsXcel Energy Center7 p.m.NBCSN
  • Wednesday, Jan. 10at Chicago BlackhawksUnited Center7 p.m.NBCSN
  • Friday, Feb. 2vs. Vegas Golden KnightsXcel Energy Center7 p.m.NBCSN
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6at St. Louis BluesScottrade Center7 p.m.NBCSN
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27vs. St. Louis BluesXcel Energy Center7 p.m.NBCSN
  • Sunday, March 4vs. Detroit Red WingsXcel Energy Center6 p.m.*NBCSN
  • Tuesday, March 13vs. Colorado AvalancheXcel Energy Center7:30 p.m.*NBCSN
  • Monday, March 19vs. Los Angeles KingsXcel Energy Center7 p.m.NBCSN
  • Sunday, March 25vs. Boston BruinsXcel Energy Center6:30 p.m.NBCSN
  • Thursday, March 29vs. Dallas StarsXcel Energy Center7 p.m.NBCSN*Time Change    

The Wild's 2017-18 local television broadcast schedule will be released at a later date. All Minnesota Wild radio broadcasts will be available on KFAN 100.3 FM with any preempted contests heard on KOOL 108 FM.