The Colorado Avalanche will have to wait to make their Stanley Cup title defense, as Nashville and San Jose will kickstart this hockey season with a two-game series set to take place on Oct. 7 and 8 in Prague, Czech Republic.
There’s a lot to look forward to on the ice this season, so let’s take a look at some important information to keep tabs on before Oct. 7 comes our way.
Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know about the upcoming NHL season, including each team’s first opponent and matchup date:
When is the 2022-23 NHL regular season?
Opening day of the 2022-23 NHL regular season begins with a series of international games for the 2022 NHL Global Series.
Nashville and San Jose will play their season openers against each other in Prague, Czech Republic at O2 Arena on Oct. 7 and 8 in a double-header.
The NH returns to the States on Oct. 11 for a double-header to continue the regular season. The New York Rangers will host the Tampa Bay Lightning during the day, while the Las Vegas Golden Knights will head west to meet the Los Angeles Kings for the late game.
When does hockey’s regular season end?
The NHL’s regular season ends on April 13, 2023 with 15 games on the schedule.
When is the 2023 NHL All-Star Game?
The 2023 NHL All-Star Game is slated for Feb. 4, 2023 in FLA Live Arena, home of the Florida Panthers, with the All-Star Skills Challenge taking place the day before on Feb. 3, 2023.
When do the NHL playoffs begin?
The 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs, including the Stanley Cup Final, have yet to be released, however this part of the action will begin shortly after the regular season ends on April 13.
When is each hockey team’s 2022 home opener?
Here are the home opener’s for each team:
Boston Bruins vs. Arizona Coyotes: October 15
Calgary Flames vs. Colorado Avalanche: October 13
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Columbus Blue Jackets: October 12
Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks: October 12
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: October 14
Dallas Stars vs. Nashville Predators: October 15
Detroit Red Wings vs. Montreal Canadiens: October 14
Florida Panthers vs. Philadelphia Flyers: October 19
Los Angeles Kings vs. Vegas Golden Knights: October 11
Minnesota Wild vs. New York Rangers: October 13
Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs: October 12
Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars: October 13
New Jersey Devils vs. Detroit Red Wings: October 15
New York Islanders vs. Florida Panthers: October 13
New York Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: October 11
Ottawa Senators vs. Boston Bruins: October 18
Philadelphia Flyers vs. New Jersey Devils: October 13
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Arizona Coyotes: October 13
San Jose Sharks vs. Carolina Hurricanes: October 14
Seattle Kraken vs. Vegas Golden Knights: October 15
St. Louis Blues vs. Columbus Blue Jackets: October 15
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Philadelphia Flyers: October 18
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals: October 13
Vancouver Canucks vs. Buffalo Sabres: October 22
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Chicago Blackhawks: October 13
Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins: October 12
Winnipeg Jets vs. New York Rangers: October 14
What are some key dates for the 2022-23 NHL season?
The opening week of the NHL season will come and pass as it always does in the fall. Here are some other dates to watch out for this winter:
2023 NHL All-Star Game: Feb. 4, 2023 at FLA Live Arena (home of the Panthers)
NHL Stadium Series game: Feb. 18, 2023 at Carter-Finley Stadium (Hurricanes vs. Capitals)
Final day of regular season: April 13, 2023
2023 NHL Draft: June 28-29, 2023