Fans in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver will have to hit the road if they want to see Sidney Crosby in person this season.
While the 2005-06 NHL schedule is not out until next week, the NHL did release schedule guidelines Friday. And interconference play will be limited.
Pittsburgh, which has the first pick in the July 30 draft, isn't scheduled to play teams in the Western Conference's Pacific Division this season.
And while the Penguins will play teams in the West's Northwest Division, home to the Flames, Oilers and Canucks, they will do so in Pittsburgh. The only Western Conference teams the Pens will visit will be in the Central Division: Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, Nashville and St. Louis.
The Penguins will play eight times against each of their Atlantic Division rivals: New Jersey, New York Islanders, New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers.
Pittsburgh will also play four games against each of the 10 non-division clubs in the Eastern Conference. That includes Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto.