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European NHL Fans Take Note- The "NHL European Game Of The Week"

10/05/2018 at 2:35pm EDT

NEW YORK (Oct. 5, 2018) – The National Hockey League (NHL) and its international broadcast partners will deliver games live* in primetime on weekends throughout the 2018-19 season to fans in 24 countries and territories across Europe. The “NHL European Game of the Week” will debut with the 2018 NHL Global Series season-opening game between the New Jersey Devils and Edmonton Oilers in Gothenburg, Sweden, set for Saturday, Oct. 6.

"For the first time ever, the NHL European Game of the Week creates a destination viewing experience for loyal NHL fans across Europe,” said NHL Executive Vice President of Media & International Strategy David Proper. “With the cooperation of our Member Clubs, we were able to increase the number of games played in European primetime, providing a great opportunity for our international broadcast partners to broadcast nearly 50 Saturday and Sunday matchups this season.”

Saturday’s Devils-Oilers game at Scandinavium in Gothenburg will feature Sweden natives Marcus Johansson and Eddie Lack of the Devils as well as Oilers defensemen OscarKlefbom and Adam Larsson. Live coverage of the game via TV3 and Viaplay – Nordic Entertainment Group’s streaming platform – will be delivered to fans in Sweden starting at 6 p.m. CET with a pregame show.

Fans throughout Europe will be able to watch the Oilers and Devils open their season live in primetime via their local NHL broadcast partner. NHL Network, MSG+ and Sportsnet will carry the game live in North America at 1 p.m. ET.

The “NHL European Game of the Week” will continue on Saturday, Oct. 13, with international broadcast partners carrying Vegas Golden Knights-Philadelphia Flyers or Edmonton Oilers-New York Rangers. The full broadcast schedule is available at NHL.com/EGOTW. In addition to the “NHL European Game of the Week,” the NHL will continue to super-serve fans worldwide with game summaries, video highlights, player interviews and feature stories via its Czech, Finnish, French, German, Russian, Slovak and Swedish language complements to NHL.com.

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