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NHL Thanksgiving Showdown 2017: Penguins at Bruins Preview

Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates with the puck against the St. Louis Blues at PPG PAINTS Arena on October 4, 2017

Didn't get enough elbowing, roughing or cross-checking at the Black Friday sales? NBC airs the 2017 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown on Friday, Nov. 24, at 1/noon c, as Sidney Crosby and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins head to Boston's TD Garden to face Patrice Bergeron and the Bruins.

NHL Regular Season TV Schedule 2017-18 on NBC Sports

Opening night of the NHL 2017-18 regular season features the Pittsburgh Penguins hosting the St. Louis Blues.

The Thanksgiving Showdown is the first of nine NHL games to air on NBC in the 2017-18 regular season. Mike "Doc" Emrick has the play-by-play call for NBC, with analyst Mike Milbury and inside-the-glass analyst Pierre McGuire. Pregame and intermission studio shows are hosted by Liam McHugh with analyst Keith Jones.

2017 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown, Friday, Nov. 24, 1/noon c, NBC