NHL Games Tonight: Schedule and Key Dates for 2022-23 Season

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Note: The NHL released their full regular season schedule in July. You can view it here.

NHL Games Tonight: 2022-23 Regular Season

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Jun 26, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning players shake hands after their game in game six of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL will begin the 2022-23 regular season with the NHL Global Series on Oct. 7-8 in Prague, Czechia. The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks will compete in two games, the NHL’s first in Europe since 2019.

Canada and the United States will start games on Oct. 11 with the Lightning visiting the New York Rangers and the Vegas Golden Knights playing at the Los Angeles Kings. The Lightning beat the Rangers in six games in last season’s Eastern Conference finals and is a highly anticipated rematch.

The Avalanche will raise their championship banner on Oct. 12 when they host the Chicago Blackhawks.

NHL Games Tonight: Key Dates for the 2022-23 Season

NHL Global Series (October 7-8, 2022)

The regular season starts of with the NHL Global Series in Prague, the capital city of Czechia. The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks will compete in two games, the NHL’s first in Europe since 2019.

The Global Series also will feature games in Tampere, Finland on Nov. 4-5 between the Avalanche and Columbus Blue Jackets.

NHL Thanksgiving Showdown (November 25, 2022)

The Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Philadelphia Flyers (5 PM ET), while the St. Louis Blues play at Tampa Bay (7:30 PM ET), one day after Thanksgiving.

Winter Classic (January 2, 2023)

The Winter Classic will be held at Fenway Park in Boston, where the Bruins will host the Pittsburgh Penguins (2 PM ET).

NHL All-Star Game (February 4, 2023)

The Florida Panthers will host this seasons festivities with the All-Star Skills competition held on Feb. 3.

NHL Stadium Series (February 18, 2023)

The Carolina Hurricanes will host the Washington Capitals at Carter-Finley Stadium on the North Carolina State campus (8 PM ET).

NHL Trade Deadline (March 3, 2023)

The NHL Trade Deadline will be earlier this season as the schedule start to return to normal. Last season it was on March 21.

NHL Awards (June 26, 2023)

Nashville, which previously served as the site of 2003 NHL Draft, is hosting the awards show for the first time.

NHL Draft (June 28-29, 2023)

The Nashville Predators will also host the 2023 NHL Draft at the Bridgestone Arena. This marks the first time that the two events will be conducted in the same city since both were held in Vancouver in 2006.

NHL Free Agency (July 1, 2023)

Free Agent Frenzy returns back to its normal date.