Banner Raising Ceremony in Denver, Games in Czech Republic and Finland, Outdoor Games in Boston and Raleigh, and All-Star Weekend in South Florida Among 2022-23 Season Highlights
MONTREAL (July 6, 2022) – The National Hockey League (NHL) announced today the 2022-23 regular-season schedule, which will commence in Europe on Friday, Oct. 7, when the Nashville Predators play the San Jose Sharks in the 2022 NHL Global Series at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.
The season will start in North America on Tuesday, Oct. 11 with a doubleheader that includes the Tampa Bay Lightning visiting the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden and the Los Angeles Kings hosting the Vegas Golden Knights at Crypto.com Arena.
The following night, Wednesday, Oct. 12, will feature a six-game slate highlighted by the Colorado Avalanche raising their third Stanley Cup championship banner before facing the Chicago Blackhawks at Ball Arena. The five other games on Oct. 12 include Boston at Washington, Toronto at Montreal, Columbus at Carolina, Vancouver at Edmonton, and Seattle at Anaheim.
The 1,312-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude April 13. A complete listing of each team’s 2022-23 regular-season schedule is attached, and below is a listing of each team’s home opener.
2022-23 NHL Regular-Season Schedule Notable Dates
Four teams will participate in the 2022 NHL Global Series and play regular-season games in Europe. The Predators and Sharks will play their 2022-23 season-opening games against each other in Prague, Czech Republic at O2 Arena on Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8. The Columbus Blue Jackets and Avalanche will face off in a pair of regular-season games at Nokia Arena in Tampere, Finland on Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5.
The 2022 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown will take place on Friday, Nov. 25, with a doubleheader featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins visiting the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Arena and the Tampa Bay Lightning hosting the St. Louis Blues at AMALIE Arena.
On Monday, Jan. 2, the 2023 Discover NHL Winter Classic® will feature the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins outdoors at Fenway Park in Boston. The game continues the tradition the League established in 2008 of hosting a regular-season outdoor game at the onset of the new year.
Jan. 21 will mark Hockey Day in Canada and will feature all seven Canadian teams in action.
The League’s regular-season schedule will pause from Feb. 2-5 when the world’s top players gather in South Florida for the 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend at FLA Live Arena, which will include the 2023 NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by DraftKings and the 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Game.
A rematch of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final will take place on Feb. 9 when the Lightning host the Avalanche at AMALIE Arena. In addition, Colorado will host Tampa Bay on Feb. 14 at Ball Arena.
On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Carolina Hurricanes will play host to the Washington Capitals outdoors at the 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series™ at NC State’s Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C.
The 2022-23 regular season will conclude Thursday, April 13, when 30 of the League’s 32 teams take to the ice.
ESPN, Turner Sports, Sportsnet and TVA Sports are the NHL’s national broadcast partners for the 2022-23 season and will provide comprehensive coverage throughout the season. Complete broadcast details will be announced when available.
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Reminder: Scheduling Matrix
Each Division Has Eight Teams
Games Within Division
5 teams x 2 home / 2 away (Subtotal 10 home / 10 away)
1 team x 2 home / 1 away (Subtotal 2 home / 1 away)
1 team x 1 home / 2 away (Subtotal 1 home / 2 away)
Games Within Conference (Non-Division)
4 teams x 2 home / 1 away (Subtotal 8 home / 4 away)
4 teams x 1 home / 2 away (Subtotal 4 home / 8 away)
16 teams x 1 home / 1 away (Subtotal 16 home / 16 away)
Grand Total – 82 Games
41 home / 41 away