NHL 2021-22 schedule features Olympic break, Lightning raising banner on opening night, long Islanders road trip.
The New York Islands will enter new territory this season, but they need an extended thanks to going.
The Islanders, who have reached the third round of the playoffs within the last two seasons, will play 13 games before UBS Arena prepares for their home opener on November 20 against the Calgary Flames.
The expanded Seattle Creek also will need to wait before the climate treaty opens, which might require a five-game road trip. They’re going to open reception on October 23 against geographic rivals the Vancouver Canucks.
The NHL on Thursday released the complete schedule for the 2021–22 regular season. It’ll be 82 games again. It’ll start on October 12 with two matches. It’ll run till April 29.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning will lift their second consecutive Stanley Cup banner against the Pittsburgh Penguins on a primary night. He’s later visiting the Vegas Golden Knights at the recent meeting of the Cricket League’s expansion teams.
Other schedule highlights:
– An Olympic break has been established from 7–22 February, although no agreement has yet been reached to send NHL players to the 2022 Games. According to the Associated Press, if the talks do come to an end, the teams will release a previously revised regular season.
The Montreal Canadiens will host the Stanley Cup Finals rematch on December 7, although the two teams will look different. The Lightning has already lost Yanni Gourde and Barclay Goodrow, and Canadiens captain Shea Weber will be ruled out of the season with an injury.
– The Winter Classic is on January 1 at Minneapolis Target Field, where the Minnesota Wild host the St. Louis Blues.
Las Vegas will host the All-Star Game on February 4-5.
– The Nashville Predators will host an outdoor event at Nissan Stadium on February 26.