Thanksgiving weekend is here and hockey fans have plenty to be thankful for. Topping the list today is a 14-game list highlighted by the 2022 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown on TNT.
The NHL introduced the Thanksgiving Showdown in 2011. It is played every year except 2012 due to the lockout and 2020 due to COVID-19 delaying the start of the regular season.
This year’s event features two games for the first time. In the afternoon, the Flyers and Penguins meet in Philly before the Lightning and Blues take on each other in Florida.
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Here’s what you need to know to watch the 2022 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown on TNT.
Who will play in the 2022 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown?
For the first time since the NHL created the Thanksgiving Showdown in 2011, the event will feature two games.
The first is a Metro Division game between the Penguins and the Flyers. The two bitter Pennsylvania rivals have visited the NHL Thanksgiving Showdown scene. The 2022 games will be Philadelphia’s fourth Thanksgiving showdown, while it will be Pittsburgh’s second.
After that, the Lightning and Blues will face each other in Tampa. It’s the first time either team has appeared at the Thanksgiving Showdown, and the Blues are the first Western Conference team to compete in the event.
What time is Flyers vs Penguins?
- Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
- Place: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The puck drop for the Flyers and Penguins game is scheduled for 5:30 PM ET. The game will be played at the Well Fargo Center in Philly.
Brendan Burke, Darren Pang and Jennifer Botterill will be the broadcast crew for the first game of the Thanksgiving Showdown.
What time is Lightning vs Blues?
- Time: 8 p.m. ET
- Place: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
The puck drop for the Lightning vs. Blues game is scheduled for 8PM ET, but may be delayed further depending on how long the Pens vs. Flyers lasts.
The game will be played at the Amalie Arena in Tampa.
Dave Randorf, Jody Shelley and Colby Armstrong will be in Florida.
How to watch NHL games on TNT
- TV channel: TNT (US)
TNT will be home to the two Friday games in the United States as the network hosts the Flyers vs. Penguins game will air, as well as the Lightning vs. Blues match.
Stream NHL games live on TNT
Select NHL games on TNT will be available to stream in the United States. A total of 62 regular season games will be shown on TNT and its networks, including Wednesday night doubleheaders.
Those games are streamable through a TV subscription in the TNT app and available on Sling TV.
Sling TV offers NHL fans the opportunity to access more than 60 percent of the league’s nationally televised games streaming for the best price on TNT, ESPN and the NHL Network.