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by Paul on 07/19/13 at 01:06 PM ET
Head over to NHL.com for the complete schedule.
You of course can break it down by team, home games, etc.
added 1:11pm, NEW YORK (July 19, 2013) – The Chicago Blackhawks will raise their second Stanley Cup® championship banner in four years and the NHL will feature a new conference and division alignment when the 2013-14 NHL regular season opens on Tuesday, Oct., 1. The 1,230-game regular season, 82 games per team, concludes on Sunday, April 13, with the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs beginning Wednesday, April 16.
National television partners NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, TSN, TSN2, RDS and NHL Network once again will bring live NHL action to fans during the 2013-14 regular season.
In the U.S., NBC and NBC Sports Network enter the third season of their 10-year agreement with the NHL, the largest media rights deal in League history. It also marks the ninth consecutive season both networks have served as a national television partner of the NHL in the U.S.
In Canada, CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada begins its 61st regular season of NHL® broadcasts. TSN, whose relationship with the NHL dates to 1987, continues as the League’s national English-language cable partner. French-language telecast partner RDS has been televising NHL games since its inception in 1989 and enters its 11th consecutive season presenting every Montreal Canadiens game.
For full 2013-14 regular-season schedules, including television information, please visit http://www.nhl.com/schedules.
Opening night is highlighted by NHL Face-Off, the League’s North American launch event. Prior to the first game of the season, in which the Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Montreal Canadiens live on CBC, a hockey and entertainment festival in Montreal will give fans the opportunity to celebrate the start of the hockey season. Further punctuating the return of the NHL, that evening the Chicago Blackhawks will commemorate their 2013 Stanley Cup championship by raising a banner to the United Center rafters prior to their game against the visiting Washington Capitals. That game will be televised nationally by NBC Sports Network in the U.S. Later on that night, the Winnipeg Jets visit the Edmonton Oilers in the second game of CBC’s doubleheader.
2013 Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown
NBC again begins its NHL broadcast coverage this season the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S. on Friday, Nov. 29, with a 1 p.m. ET Original Six match-up featuring the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins in the Bruins’ traditional day-after-Thanksgiving home matinee at TD Garden.
As previously announced, six regular-season games will be played in outdoor locations this season: the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic® and the four-game 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™.
The games, in chronological order, are scheduled as follows:
2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®
· Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings – Michigan Stadium
Wednesday, Jan. 1, 12:30 p.m. ET
NBC, CBC, RDS
Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™
· Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings – Dodger Stadium
Saturday, Jan. 25, 9:30 p.m. ET
NBC Sports Network, CBC
· New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils – Yankee Stadium
Sunday, Jan. 26, 12:30 p.m. ET
· New York Rangers vs. New York Islanders – Yankee Stadium
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m. ET
NBC Sports Network
· Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Soldier Field
Saturday, March 1, 8 p.m. ET
2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic®
· Ottawa Senators vs. Vancouver Canucks – BC Place
Sunday, March 2, 4 p.m. ET
CBC, RDS, NBC Sports Network
The League will pause from Feb. 9-25, 2014, while NHL players comprise the majority of the rosters of the national teams competing in Sochi for Olympic gold. The NHL season resumes Wednesday, Feb. 26 with a slate of four games.
Effective this season, the NHL will operate under a new divisional alignment and scheduling matrix that ensures that all 30 teams play in all 30 arenas at least once a season. In creating more geographically-appropriate groupings, the NHL now has two eight-team divisions in the Eastern Conference and two seven-team divisions in the Western Conference:
|WESTERN CONFERENCE||EASTERN CONFERENCE|
|Pacific Division||Central Division||Metropolitan Division||Atlantic Division|
|Los Angeles||Minnesota||NY Islanders||Florida|
|San Jose||St. Louis||Philadelphia||Ottawa|
New Regular-Season Schedule Matrix
Western Conference (7-Team Divisions)
Within Conference (Division): 29 games
* 5 games vs. five teams (3 Home/2 Away vs. two teams, 2 Home/3 Away vs. three teams) AND 4 games vs. one team (2 Home/2 Away). Teams rotated on a yearly basis.
* 5 X 5 =25 games
* 1 X 4 = 4 games
Within Conference (Non-Division): 21 games
* 3 games vs. each team (2 Home/1 Away vs. four teams, 1 Home/2 Away vs. three teams). Teams rotated on a yearly basis.
* 3 X 7 = 21 games
Non-Conference: 32 games
* 2 games vs. each team (1 Home/1 Away)
* 2 X 16 = 32 games
(Exception: one team from each division plays one less game inside Division and one more game inside Conference outside Division)
Eastern Conference (8-Team Divisions)
Within Conference (Division): 30 games
* 5 games vs. two teams (3 Home/2 Away vs. one team, 2 Home/3 Away vs. one team) AND 4 games vs. five teams (2 Home/2 Away). Teams rotated on a yearly basis.
* 5 X 2 =10 games
* 4 X 5 = 20 games
Within Conference (Non-Division): 24 games
* 3 games vs. each team (2 Home/1 Away vs. four teams, 1 Home/2 Away vs. four teams). Teams rotated on a yearly basis.
* 3 X 8 = 24 games
Non-Conference: 28 games
* 2 games vs. each team (1 Home/1 Away)
* 2 X 14 = 28 games
When the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin on Wednesday, April 16, they will have a new Division-based format. The top three finishers in each Division will qualify for the first 12 spots in the Stanley Cup Playoffs (and the first three "seeds" in each Division). The two additional playoff spots in each Conference, designated as "Wild Cards," will be awarded to the next two highest-placed finishers in each Conference, ranked on the basis of regular-season points and regardless of Division. The League will play under this new alignment and playoff system for a minimum of three seasons, through the 2015-16 NHL season.
Training Camp Opens Wednesday, Sept. 11
Exhibition Games Begin Friday, Sept. 13
Regular Season Opens Tuesday, Oct. 1
Hall of Fame Game Friday, Nov. 8
Christmas Break Tuesday, Dec. 24 – Thursday, Dec. 26
Scotiabank Hockey Day In Canada Saturday, Jan. 18
Olympic Break Sunday, Feb. 9 – Tuesday, Feb. 25
Last Day of Regular Season Sunday, April 13
Stanley Cup Playoffs Begin Wednesday, April 16
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