When does the 2018-19 NHL season start? Opening games, schedule for 31 teams | NHL


If you have not already begun counting down the times till the 2018-19 NHL common season, it is time to get on it.

Coaching camps across the league open the second weekend of September. The primary preseason sport is Sept. 15. After which, with out additional ado, John Tavares and the Maple Leafs formally drop the puck on a brand new 12 months in hockey Oct. three towards the Canadiens (7 p.m. ET, Sportsnet). And a half-hour later, the Capitals will increase their first Stanley Cup banner to the rafters in entrance of the Bruins (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN). 

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For the West Coast (or an Easterner’s late-night leisure), it is Flames vs. Canucks (10 p.m. ET, Sportsnet) and Sharks vs. Geese (10:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN). 

The intrigue continues past opening night time into the season’s first weekend. The Golden Knights, with a Western Convention title in hand, open their second season in Vegas towards the Flyers on Thursday (10 p.m. ET, NBCSN). And the NHL invades Sweden on Saturday with a World Collection sport that includes the Oilers and Devils (1 p.m. ET).

Discover out when your staff is schedule to play its first sport from the record under.

2018-19 NHL common season openers

Anaheim Geese: Wednesday, Oct. three vs. Sharks (10:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN)
Arizona Coyotes: Thursday, Oct. four at Stars (eight:30 p.m. ET)
Boston Bruins: Wednesday, Oct. three at Capitals (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN)
Buffalo Sabres: Thursday, Oct. four vs. Bruins (7 p.m. ET)
Calgary Flames: Wednesday, Oct. three vs. Canucks (10 p.m. ET, Sportsnet)
Carolina Hurricanes: Thursday, Oct. four vs. Islanders (7 p.m. ET)
Chicago Blackhawks: Thursday, Oct. four at Senators (7:30 p.m. ET)
Colorado Avalanche: Thursday, Oct. four vs. Wild (9 p.m. ET)
Columbus Blue Jackets: Thursday, Oct. four at Pink Wings (7:30 p.m. ET)
Dallas Stars: Thursday, Oct. four vs. Coyotes (eight:30 p.m. ET)
Detroit Pink Wings: Thursday, Oct. four vs. Blue Jackets (7:30 p.m. ET)
Edmonton Oilers: Saturday, Oct. 6 vs. Devils (1 p.m. ET, in Sweden)
Florida Panthers: Saturday, Oct. 6 at Lightning (7 p.m. ET)
Los Angeles Kings: Friday, Oct. 5 vs. Sharks (10:30 p.m. ET)
Minnesota Wild: Thursday, Oct. four at Colorado (eight p.m. ET)
Montreal Canadiens: Wednesday, Oct. three at Maple Leafs (7 p.m. ET, Sportsnet)
Nashville Predators: Thursday, Oct. four at Rangers (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN)
New Jersey Devils: Saturday Oct. 6 vs. Oilers (1 p.m. ET, in Sweden)
New York Islanders: Thursday, Oct. four at Hurricanes (7 p.m. ET)
New York Rangers: Thursday, Oct. four vs. Predators (7:30 p.m. ET)
Ottawa Senators: Thursday, Oct. four vs. Blackhawks (7:30 p.m. ET)
Philadelphia Flyers: Thursday, Oct. four at Golden Knights (10 p.m. ET, NBCSN)
Pittsburgh Penguins: Thursday, Oct. four vs. Capitals (7 p.m. ET)
St. Louis Blues: Thursday, Oct. four vs. Jets (eight p.m. ET)
San Jose Sharks: Wednesday, Oct. three vs. Geese (10:30 p.m. ET, Sportsnet)
Tampa Bay Lighting: Saturday, Oct. 6 vs. Panthers (7 p.m. ET)
Toronto Maple Leafs: Wednesday, Oct. three vs. Canadiens (7 p.m. ET, Sportsnet)
Vancouver Canucks: Wednesday, Oct. three at Flames (10 p.m. ET, Sportsnet)
Vegas Golden Knights: Thursday, Oct. four vs. Flyers (10 p.m. ET, NBCSN)
Washington Capitals: Wednesday, Oct. three vs. Bruins (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN)
Winnipeg Jets: Thursday, Oct. four at Blues (eight p.m. ET)


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