The Columbus Blue Jackets have never been national television darlings, but after a stunning first-round upset of the Tampa Bay Lightning this spring, perhaps that's soon to change.
But in 2019-20, at least, it will be more of the same.
NBC released its national broadcast schedule for the upcoming season on Tuesday morning, and the Blue Jackets are scheduled for two appearances on their family of networks.
- Wednesday, Nov. 27: home vs. Philadelphia (7 p.m.)
- Monday, Feb. 10: home vs. Tampa Bay (7 p.m.)
The interesting date here is NBC picking up a "rematch" of the first-round series that saw Columbus roundly embarrass the Presidents' Trophy winning Lightning.
Other highlights of the NBC schedule include two outdoor games in the United States in non-traditional locations. The Colorado Avalanche are hosting a Coors Light Stadium Series game at the Air Force Academy, and the Dallas Stars are hosting the Winter Classic on New Year's Day at the Cotton Bowl.