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Your definitive guide to watching the Montreal Canadiens in 2016-17

We've got you covered with the most up-to-date TV broadcast schedule.

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Ever since the NHL and Rogers announced their broadcast deal, following your favourite hockey team hasn’t exactly been easy. But, after a couple of years working out the kinks, it should be a little easier this season than in years past.

TSN 690 will be covering every game for your listening pleasure, with no blackouts and online audio streaming available everywhere. So if you find yourself in Siberia, you can listen in on every single Habs game this season.

As far as watching the games go, this is the third year since Rogers took over the national Canadian coverage of the NHL, and the third time's the charm for Canadiens fans. There will be 44 nationally broadcast games in Canada, meaning that the majority of Habs games will be available to watch with most cable or satellite packages.

If you don’t want to take any chances, there are a couple of options at your disposal for those 38 regional games that you might not have access to with a basic package.

NHL Centre Ice - Various prices

Centre Ice can be ordered through your cable or satellite provider and ranges in cost between $200-250 CAD. Subscriptions can be paid in full at the beginning of the season, or monthly depending on your provider. Be sure to ask about regional blackouts before signing up to make sure you get what you want. Cable and satellite providers are required to abide by blackout restrictions set forth by the NHL, and in most cases they should be able to give you a good idea of if and how many games will be blacked out.

Rogers NHL GameCentre Live - CDN $179.99 (early bird) to $199.99

You can purchase a subscription to GameCentre Live through NHL.com, or if you happen to be a Rogers internet customer, you might qualify for a free subscription depending on your internet package (but beware, Rogers blacks out any nationally broadcast games and some regional games that are available on TV.)

The best thing about GameCentre Live is that it can be accessed from most devices including Apple TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Roku, Google Chromecast and most cellphones.

The price listed above is based on last year's price as Rogers has yet to reveal this season's cost. Rumour has it they have made a series of improvements to the GameCentre experience, upgrading to the multiple angles, live stat updates, and player trackers. This will hopefully not mean an increase in the subscription price.

Schedule

The table below lists every game and its broadcast availability. RDS has yet to release its schedule, but it’s safe to assume that any game not covered by TVA Sports will be covered by RDS (as has been the case the past two seasons.) We will update the schedule once that is officially announced.

The blue rows indicate a nationally broadcast game in Canada. The white rows are regional broadcasts. There should also be a few games that will be broadcast nationally both in Canada and the US, however, NHL Network has yet to release its broadcast schedule (we will update accordingly, so check back throughout the season for updates). Unfortunately the Habs won’t be featured in one of the thirteen games being broadcast on primetime NBC, but will be featured in five NBCSN games this season.

Date Home Away Time (Eastern) Network Coverage
October
THU, 13 OCT 2016 CANADIENS SABRES 7:00 PM SN360
SAT, 15 OCT 2016 CANADIENS SENATORS 7:00 PM HNIC, TVAS
TUE, 18 OCT 2016 PENGUINS CANADIENS 7:30 PM SN360, TVAS
THU, 20 OCT 2016 COYOTES CANADIENS 7:30 PM SN360, FSAZ
SAT, 22 OCT 2016 CANADIENS BRUINS 7:00 PM HNIC, TVAS
MON, 24 OCT 2016 FLYERS CANADIENS 7:30 PM SNE
WED, 26 OCT 2016 CANADIENS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM SN1
THU, 27 OCT 2016 LIGHTNING CANADIENS 7:30 PM SN360
SAT, 29 OCT 2016 MAPLE LEAFS CANADIENS 7:00 PM HNIC, TVAS
November
WED, 2 NOV 2016 CANUCKS CANADIENS 7:30 PM SN
FRI, 4 NOV 2016 CANADIENS BLUE JACKETS 7:00 PM SNE
SAT, 5 NOV 2016 FLYERS CANADIENS 7:00 PM HNIC, TVAS
TUE, 8 NOV 2016 BRUINS CANADIENS 7:30 PM SNE
THU, 10 NOV 2016 KINGS CANADIENS 7:30 PM SN360
SAT, 12 NOV 2016 RED WINGS CANADIENS 7:00 PM HNIC, TVAS
SUN, 13 NOV 2016 CANADIENS BLACKHAWKS 7:00 PM SN
TUE, 15 NOV 2016 PANTHERS CANADIENS 7:30 PM SNE
FRI, 18 NOV 2016 CANADIENS HURRICANES 7:30 PM SNE
SAT, 19 NOV 2016 MAPLE LEAFS CANADIENS 7:00 PM HNIC, TVAS
TUE, 22 NOV 2016 SENATORS CANADIENS 7:30 PM SNE
THU, 24 NOV 2016 HURRICANES CANADIENS 7:30 PM SN360
SAT, 26 NOV 2016 CANADIENS RED WINGS 7:00 PM HNIC, TVAS
TUE, 29 NOV 2016 CANADIENS DUCKS 10:00 PM SNE
December
FRI, 2 DEC 2016 CANADIENS SHARKS 10:30 PM SNE
SUN, 4 DEC 2016 CANADIENS KINGS 3:00 PM SNE
TUE, 6 DEC 2016 CANADIENS BLUES 8:00 PM SNE
THU, 8 DEC 2016 DEVILS CANADIENS 7:30 PM SN360
SAT, 10 DEC 2016 AVALANCHE CANADIENS 7:00 PM HNIC, TVAS
MON, 12 DEC 2016 BRUINS CANADIENS 7:30 PM SN
FRI, 16 DEC 2016 SHARKS CANADIENS 7:30 PM SNE
SAT, 17 DEC 2016 CANADIENS CAPITALS 7:00 PM HNIC, TVAS
TUE, 20 DEC 2016 DUCKS CANADIENS 7:30 PM SNE
THU, 22 DEC 2016 WILD CANADIENS 7:30 PM SN360
FRI, 23 DEC 2016 CANADIENS BLUE JACKETS 7:00 PM SNE
WED, 28 DEC 2016 CANADIENS LIGHTNING 7:30 PM SNE, SN360
THU, 29 DEC 2016 CANADIENS PANTHERS 7:30 PM SNE
SAT, 31 DEC 2016 CANADIENS PENGUINS 7:00 PM HNIC, TVAS
January
TUE, 3 JAN 2017 CANADIENS PREDATORS 8:00 PM SNE
WED, 4 JAN 2017 CANADIENS STARS 8:00 PM SN360, SNE, SNO
SAT, 7 JAN 2017 CANADIENS MAPLE LEAFS 7:00 PM HNIC, TVAS
MON, 9 JAN 2017 CAPITALS CANADIENS 7:30 PM SNE
WED, 11 JAN 2017 CANADIENS JETS 7:30 PM SN
THU, 12 JAN 2017 CANADIENS WILD 8:00 PM SNE, NBCSN
SAT, 14 JAN 2017 RANGERS CANADIENS 7:00 PM HNIC, TVAS
MON, 16 JAN 2017 CANADIENS RED WINGS 3:00 PM SNE
WED, 18 JAN 2017 PENGUINS CANADIENS 7:30 PM SN1, SNE, SNO, SNP
FRI, 20 JAN 2017 CANADIENS DEVILS 7:30 PM SNE
SAT, 21 JAN 2017 SABRES CANADIENS 7:00 PM HNIC, TVAS
TUE, 24 JAN 2017 FLAMES CANADIENS 7:30 PM SNE
THU, 26 JAN 2017 CANADIENS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM SNE
TUE, 31 JAN 2017 SABRES CANADIENS 7:30 PM SNE
February
THU, 2 FEB 2017 CANADIENS FLYERS 7:00 PM SNE
SAT, 4 FEB 2017 CAPITALS CANADIENS 1:00 PM SN
SUN, 5 FEB 2017 OILERS CANADIENS 1:00 PM SN
TUE, 7 FEB 2017 CANADIENS AVALANCHE 9:00 PM SNE
THU, 9 FEB 2017 CANADIENS COYOTES 9:00 PM SNE, FSAZ
SAT, 11 FEB 2017 BLUES CANADIENS 7:00 PM HNIC, TVAS
SUN, 12 FEB 2017 CANADIENS BRUINS 7:30 PM SN, NBCSN
SAT, 18 FEB 2017 JETS CANADIENS 2:00 PM Hockey Day In Canada, TVAS
TUE, 21 FEB 2017 CANADIENS RANGERS 7:00 PM SNE
THU, 23 FEB 2017 ISLANDERS CANADIENS 7:30 PM SNE, NBCSN
SAT, 25 FEB 2017 CANADIENS MAPLE LEAFS 7:00 PM HNIC, TVAS
MON, 27 FEB 2017 CANADIENS DEVILS 7:00 PM SNE
TUE, 28 FEB 2017 BLUE JACKETS CANADIENS 7:30 PM SNE
March
THU, 2 MAR 2017 PREDATORS CANADIENS 7:30 PM SN
SAT, 4 MAR 2017 CANADIENS RANGERS 7:00 PM HNIC, TVAS
TUE, 7 MAR 2017 CANADIENS CANUCKS 10:00 PM SN
THU, 9 MAR 2017 CANADIENS FLAMES 9:00 PM SN
SUN, 12 MAR 2017 CANADIENS OILERS 7:00 PM SN
TUE, 14 MAR 2017 BLACKHAWKS CANADIENS 7:30 PM SN, NBCSN
SAT, 18 MAR 2017 CANADIENS SENATORS 7:00 PM HNIC, TVAS
SUN, 19 MAR 2017 SENATORS CANADIENS 7:30 PM SN
TUE, 21 MAR 2017 RED WINGS CANADIENS 7:30 PM SNE
THU, 23 MAR 2017 HURRICANES CANADIENS 7:30 PM SNE
SAT, 25 MAR 2017 SENATORS CANADIENS 7:00 PM HNIC, TVAS
TUE, 28 MAR 2017 STARS CANADIENS 7:30 PM SNE
THU, 30 MAR 2017 PANTHERS CANADIENS 7:30 PM SNE
April
SAT, 1 APR 2017 CANADIENS LIGHTNING 7:00 PM HNIC, TVAS
MON, 3 APR 2017 CANADIENS PANTHERS 7:30 PM SNE
WED, 5 APR 2017 CANADIENS SABRES 7:30 PM SN
FRI, 7 APR 2017 LIGHTNING CANADIENS 7:30 PM SNE, NBCSN
SAT, 8 APR 2017 CANADIENS RED WINGS 7:00 PM HNIC, TVAS