NHL Declares Complete 2020-21 Schedule

Jan 4: The league has added start times to the whole timetable, including that Pittsburgh-Philadelphia opener that will start at 4:30pm CT on January 13. Two different games were moved, however the timetable has generally kept up its unique trustworthiness. A little more than seven days stays until the games matter and the race through an abbreviated season begins.

Dec 23: The NHL has reported the full timetable for the forthcoming season, kicking things off with a five-game record on January 13. Things will begin with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers reestablishing an old contention in game one of the 2020-21 season while the Tampa Bay Lightning will likewise raise the Stanley Cup pennant against the Chicago Blackhawks on premiere night. Montreal-Toronto, Vancouver-Edmonton, and St. Louis-Colorado make up the remainder of a hazardous return for NHL hockey.

The complete schedule can be seen here, yet below is each team’s season opener:

North Division:

Calgary Flames (@ WPG) – January 14
Edmonton Oilers (vs VAN) – January 13
Montreal Canadiens (@ TOR) – January 13
Ottawa Senators (vs TOR) – January 15
Toronto Maple Leafs (vs MTL) – January 13
Vancouver Canucks (@ EDM) – January 13
Winnipeg Jets (vs CGY) – January 14

West Division:

Anaheim Ducks (@ VGK) – January 14
Arizona Coyotes (vs SJS) – January 14
Colorado Avalanche (vs STL) – January 13
Los Angeles Kings (vs MIN) – January 14
Minnesota Wild (@ LAK) – January 14
San Jose Sharks (@ ARI) – January 14
St. Louis Blues (@ COL) – January 13
Vegas Golden Knights (vs ANA) – January 14

Central Division:

Carolina Hurricanes (@ DET) – January 14
Chicago Blackhawks (@ TBL) – January 13
Columbus Blue Jackets (@NSH) – January 14
Dallas Stars (@ FLA) – January 14
Detroit Red Wings (vs CAR) – January 14
Florida Panthers (vs DAL) – January 14
Nashville Predators (vs CBJ) – January 14
Tampa Bay Lightning (vs CHI) – January 13

East Division: 

Boston Bruins (@ NJD) – January 14
Buffalo Sabres (vs WSH) – January 14
New Jersy Devils (vs BOS) – January 14
New York Islanders (@ NYR) – January 14
New York Rangers (vs NYI) – January 14
Philadelphia Flyers (vs PIT) – January 13
Pittsburgh Penguins (@ PHI) – January 13
Washington Capitals (@ BUF) – January 14

The schedule does not include game times; those are expected to be assigned next week. The 56-game schedule is littered with back-to-back situations for all the teams in the league, meaning just as expected, depth (especially at the goaltending position) will be extremely important this season.

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