Who is playing on Hockey Night in Canada tonight? Times, matchups for CBC games Saturday night – Sporting News

One of Canada’s favorite Saturday night specials returns for the first time this season, as CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada gets set for its first broadcasts of the year tonight. 
It’s a doubleheader on HNIC, as the Maple Leafs and Senators battle first in Toronto in an Atlantic Division matchup. Later, it’s the first game in the Battle of Alberta on the year, as the Flames meet the Oilers. It’s a lineup full of star-studded power, as fans are treated with seeing both Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid playing. 
Toronto is 1-1-0 so far on the season, falling to the Canadiens 4-3 in their season opener. William Nylander tied the game late, but a goal by Josh Anderson with 19 seconds left lifted the Habs to victory. However, the team bounced back on Thursday as Ilya Samsonov led the Maple Leafs to win over his former team, the Capitals. 
Edmonton secured a win in its opening contest, coming back from down three goals to defeat the Canucks 5-3 on Wednesday. McDavid played the hero for the Oilers, scoring three goals for the first hat trick of the season, and adding an assist. He also hit 700 points in the game, becoming the sixth-fastest player ever to reach the milestone. 
The Oilers take on a Flames team that has won its lone game of the season so far, defeating the defending Stanley Cup champion Avalanche on Thursday. MacKenzie Weegar dished out two assists in his Flames debut. 
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The action begins at 7 p.m. with Toronto and Ottawa up first. Here is what you need to know to watch Hockey Night in Canada. 
There are two games on CBC’s slate tonight — the Maple Leafs and Senators and then the Battle of Alberta with the Flames and Oilers. 
The puck drop for the Maple Leafs and Senators game is set for 7 p.m. ET. The game will be played at Scotiabank Arena. 
The game between the Oilers and Flames is set to start at 10 p.m. ET. The game will be played at Rogers Place. 
CBC is the home to both games on Saturday night in Canada, as the network is set to broadcast Senators vs. Maple Leafs first before Oilers vs. Flames later. 
The games are not available on TV in the United States. 
For those in Canada that are looking to watch Hockey Night in Canada, but cannot view it on television, they can stream the games live on CBC Gem. 
Viewers in the United States can watch the HNIC contest through ESPN+, which you do need a subscription for. 


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