As the hockey seasons begin, here are the key dates to watch: February 19: The first home game of the season between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs.
This is a chance for fans to get their first glimpse at their new team.
March 13: The start of the new season, when teams will be seeded based on their record.
March 20: The NHL’s official start of training camp.
March 23: The preseason begins.
April 10: The trade deadline.
April 13: All-Star break.
April 20: Games are scheduled to begin for the NHL and its 20 member teams.
April 22: The season begins.
May 1: All 16 regular-season games will be televised live by NBC Sports Network.
The first game will be played in the city of Chicago, while the first game of a doubleheader will be in Washington, D.C. and in St. Louis.
May 6: All 30 regular-game home games will begin.
May 7: All 17 road games will open with the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins.
May 12: The Flyers’ home opener.
May 13: Philadelphia hosts the Toronto Maple Leaf for the first time.
May 19: All 20 regular-year home games are broadcast.
May 23: All 22 home playoff games will air live by Fox Sports Net.
May 24: All 26 home playoff series will air on Fox Sports Live.
June 7: The All-Stars begin their tour of the U.S. on a two-game road trip.
June 11: The Canadiens and Rangers are both scheduled to play in the Western Conference final.
June 14: The Red Wings play the Avalanche in their first meeting of the playoffs.
June 16: The Blues host the Ducks.
June 17: The Lightning play the Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Final.
June 19: Teams will face each other for the final time in the regular season at the Wells Fargo Center.
July 2: All seven games will start in the morning and conclude at 5 p.m.
July 4: All 12 games will play at 7 p.M.
Eastern, with the first two games starting at 7:30 p.U.S.: The first two regular-term games of the NHL season will be broadcast by NBC.
The final regular-seasons games will follow.
July 17: All eight games will also air on NBCSN, with NBCSN coverage starting at 5:30 a.m., and all eight games of each season will air at 6 p.P.M., with NBC covering the Eastern Conference Final at 7.
P, and the Western and Central Conference Final on NBC.
July 19: Playoff games will end at 4 p.A.M.; NBCSN starts at 6 a.M..
The NBC Sports Live Extra app will be available to stream games live on NBC Sports.
July 23: NBC Sports NHL Insider will provide complete coverage of all games throughout the NHL.