NBCSN has announced they have added the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs November 29th matchup to their schedule.
According to a Thursday press release, NBCSN has added the Oilers and Leafs rematch on November 29th will be added to their schedule. Following the originally-scheduled Boston Bruins – Philadelphia Flyers matchup at 5:30 P.M. MST, the station will then swap over to the Oilers game.
Over the years, NBCSN has received much criticism from the media and fans of the NHL for the games they choose to air nationally. According to some fans, the station is infamous for broadcasting “irrelevant” games, such as a plethora of Chicago Blackhawks mid-season games instead of games that have higher importance during the season. While Canadian hockey fans are used to nationally televised games being a normal part of life, there is a wide audience south of the border that will be watching these young, skilled players for the first time which can only help grow the sport.
The November 29th matchup will mark the second game between the Oilers and Leafs this season, as well as the second matchup between highly-touted players Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews. Although the first matchup was generally quiet for the two former first overall picks the rematch game still carries a cache.
McDavid currently is tied for second in the NHL in points potting 17 in 14 games this year, while Matthews currently sits tied for seventh in league scoring with 11 points in 13 games.
The Leafs took the first matchup this year between the teams, finishing off the Oilers on a controversial 3-2 overtime winning goal by Nazem Kadri.
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