NHL pre-season schedule released


From the NHL:


NEW YORK (August 9, 2011) –The return of NHL hockey to Winnipeg and
seven overseas games against international opponents highlight the National
Hockey League’s 2011-12 pre-season schedule from Sept. 19 to Oct. 4.

Winnipeg fans will have the first opportunity to cheer their team on
Tuesday, Sept. 20 when the Jets make their pre-season debut with
home-and-home, split-squad games against the Columbus Blue Jackets (7 p.m.,
ET in Columbus, 8:30 p.m., ET in Winnipeg).

Four clubs — the Anaheim Ducks, Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings
and New York Rangers — will play seven pre-season games in six different
countries against international competition as they prepare to open the
regular season with the 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere series, featuring games
in Berlin, Stockholm and Helsinki on Oct. 7 and 8.

The Rangers have the busiest pre-season tour, playing four games in
four countries in a five-day span. They will face Sparta Prague in the
Czech Republic capital Sept. 29, followed by games in Gothenburg, Sweden
(vs. Frolunda, Sept. 30); Bratislava, Slovakia (vs. HC Slovan, Oct. 2) and
Zug, Switzerland (vs. EV Zug, Oct. 3).

The Sabres, Kings and Ducks will play their lone pre-season games in
Europe on Oct. 4. The Sabres and Kings will be in Germany, visiting Adler
Mannheim and Hamburg Freezers, respectively, while the Ducks travel to
Helsinki to take on Finnish club Jokerit.

The people of Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, winners of the
Canada-wide Kraft Hockeyville competition, will celebrate the grand prize
when the Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets visit their community Sept. 26.
In order to accommodate ticket demand that far exceeded the 600-seat
capacity Robert French Memorial Stadium, the Senators and Jets will face
off in nearby St. John’s at Mile One Centre.

The schedule features several other contests that will be played
outside NHL cities, including Albany, N.Y. (New Jersey vs. NY Rangers,
Sept. 21); Baltimore, Md. (Nashville vs. Washington, Sept. 20); Bridgeport,
Conn. (Boston vs. NY Islanders, Oct. 1); Charlotte, N.C. (Carolina vs.
Winnipeg, Sept. 25); Halifax, N.S. (Boston vs. Montreal, Sept. 25); Kansas
City, Mo. (Los Angeles vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 27); Las Vegas, Nev. (Colorado
vs. Los Angeles, Oct. 1);
London, Ont. (Detroit vs. Philadelphia, Sept. 22); Orlando, Fla. (St. Louis
vs. Tampa Bay, Sept. 21); Quebec City, Que. (Montreal vs. Tampa Bay, Oct.
1) and Saskatoon, Sask. (Chicago vs. Edmonton, Sept. 20).

The 2011-12 NHL regular season opens Oct. 6.

Click “more” to see the entire pre-season schedule.

2011-12 NHL PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE (all times Eastern)

Nashville at Florida (split-squad doubleheader), 3 p.m.
Carolina at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Nashville at Florida (split-squad doubleheader), 7:30 p.m.

Philadelphia at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Winnipeg at Columbus (split squads), 7 p.m.
Nashville vs. Washington, at Baltimore, Md. (1st Mariner Arena), 7 p.m.
Dallas at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Chicago vs. Edmonton (split squad), at Saskatoon, Sask. (Credit Union
Centre), 8 p.m.
Columbus at Winnipeg (split squads), 8:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Edmonton (split squad), 9 p.m.
Vancouver at Calgary (split squads), 9 p.m.
Calgary at Vancouver (split squads), 10 p.m.
Phoenix at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

Toronto at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Washington at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
St. Louis vs. Tampa Bay, at Orlando, Fla. (Amway Center), 7 p.m.
New Jersey vs. NY Rangers, at Albany, N.Y. (Times Union Center), 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Boston at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
Los Angeles at Phoenix (split squads), 10 p.m.
Phoenix at Los Angeles (split squads), 10:30 p.m.

Chicago at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Detroit vs. Philadelphia, at London, Ont. (John Labatt Centre), 7 p.m.
Minnesota at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Colorado at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

NY Islanders at Boston, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Nashville at Carolina, 7 p.m.
NY Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Florida at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Montreal at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Columbus at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
St. Louis at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m.
Toronto at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at NY Islanders, 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Winnipeg at Nashville, 8 p.m.
St. Louis at Dallas, 8 p.m.
Calgary at Edmonton, 8 p.m.
Anaheim at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Phoenix at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Chicago at Detroit, 5 p.m.
Buffalo at Columbus, 5 p.m.
Carolina vs. Winnipeg, at Charlotte, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Arena), 5 p.m.
Boston vs. Montreal, at Halifax, N.S. (Metro Centre), 6 p.m.
Dallas at Colorado, 8 p.m.
Edmonton at Calgary, 8 p.m.
San Jose at Vancouver, 9 p.m.
Anaheim at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

Ottawa vs. Winnipeg, at St. John’s, Nfld. (Mile One Centre), 4 p.m.
Columbus at Washington, 7 p.m.
NY Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Dallas at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles vs. Pittsburgh, at Kansas City, Mo. (Sprint Center), 8 p.m.
Phoenix at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
NY Islanders at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Washington at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Carolina at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m.
Detroit at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Vancouver at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

NY Rangers vs. Sparta Prague, at Prague, Czech Republic (TESLA Arena), 1
Ottawa at Boston, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Florida at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Calgary, 9 p.m.
Vancouver at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

NY Rangers vs. Frolunda, at Gothenburg, Sweden (Scandinavium), 1 p.m.
Buffalo at Washington, 7 p.m.
NY Islanders at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Columbus at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Edmonton at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Nashville at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

Dallas at St. Louis, 2:30 p.m.
Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Montreal vs. Tampa Bay, at Quebec City, Que. (Colisee Pepsi), 7 p.m.
Boston vs. NY Islanders, at Bridgeport, Conn. (Webster Bank Arena), 7 p.m.
Carolina at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Colorado vs. Los Angeles, at Las Vegas, Nev. (MGM Grand), 9 p.m.
San Jose at Phoenix, 10 p.m.
Edmonton at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

NY Rangers vs. HC Slovan, at Bratislava, Slovakia (SLOVNAFT Arena), 11 a.m.
Pittsburgh at Detroit, 5 p.m.
Chicago at Washington, 5 p.m.

NY Rangers vs. EV Zug, at Zug, Switzerland (Bossard Arena), 2 p.m.

Anaheim vs. Jokerit, at Helsinki, Finland (Hartwall Arena), 12 p.m.
Los Angeles vs. Hamburg, at Hamburg, Germany (02 World Hamburg Arena), 1
Buffalo vs. Adler Mannheim, at Mannheim, Germany (SAP Arena), 1:30 p.m.

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  1. I don’t have a good feeling about preseason and opening in Europe. Remember the last time with Renney?

  2. I don’t like it either (but I know it will be productive…is that positive?)

    Have a great day all.

  3. I think they were counting on Pashnin…Once he decided to sty in Russia, it created a hole.

  4. They won their two overseas games and got off to a great start to the season. Then they found out that having a bunch of guys in their top 6 forwards that very few teams would ever use as top 6 forwards caught up to them.

  5. I think even the Whale have too many D-Men at this point, Carp. Maybe when the economy tanks D-Men will become the common currency?

  6. What, you don’t think the Kings are going to win the Cup? They got the other Richards, a bigger and better version of Callahan. Once they get Doughty back in the fold they’re a true contender out West. And also they know the answer to “why isn’t Willie Mitchell a Ranger yet?”

  7. guys we started out on fire that season with renny. it was only until novembr and december when the team lost it.(zherdevand naslund were our best players)!!!

  8. Voros was also good for like 3 games. I went to a game vs the Devils where he had 2 goals. Maybe even one on the PP. Can you imagine, Voros on the PP for an NHL team?

  9. yea ctb i think we had the bes, or one of the best starts to a season in franchise history when we started in europe that season.

  10. I remember another game vs the Pens where Zherdev tied it up with like 8 seconds remaining and Henrik stopped Crosby in the skills comp to win the game. It wold have been awesome if the season was only 8 games long that year.

  11. Yes, they started out great in Europe that season and then came back and imploded. I still don’t have a good feeling about it for this season. I doubt Torts is thrilled with the idea.

  12. Haha! CTB, If I remember correctly, Voros actually lead the NHL in scoring for the first 8-10 games of that season!

    As far as Bell, I think it’s an insurance policy on Eminger…just more defensive depth. But, does this mean that Caber isn’t coming back?

  13. huge 7 game road trip to start the season. would love a 500 record heading into home opener. it would also suck if they went all the way to europe and lost both. so hopefully they play well over there

  14. Bell is going to be a #6 d-man in Hartford. Redden has a better chance of making the team than he does.

  15. Oh really? I thought the whole point of 24/7 meant ALL THE TIME. Even while the guys sleep. I wonder if Dubi and Cally share a bed?

  16. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I think playing in Europe isn’t wise. Jet lag is a pain for some people (me especially). On another note, I am heading down to southern CA, for a little r and r in Laguna Beach as I type..

  17. Sally – Loved your Billy Bragg Facebook thing yesterday (sorry to bring that in here) – you must become my Gmail friend.

  18. Manny, Billy Bragg is amazing. I saw him play in Boston in 2002 and got to meet him afterwards. He’s such an incredible songwriter/human being.

    OMG I love bacon. Now I want bacon. Thanks, Eddie.

  19. That’s so awesome Sally. He recently played for FREE in Central Park but the line was about 12,000 people long for about 1,000 seats…..sad times.

  20. Wicky(grating PIBG)© (The she/it on our D is sofa king SOFT!!!) on

    morning ILB and all!!

    I agree with ILB, I think pashnin was being counted on for the whale and bell is his replacement.

    When is TC?

  21. I don’t know, at first I thought it was because all of the teams have their arena sponsor’s logo. But they have Detroit and their arena isn’t Chrysler.

  22. Did you guys see that bodog is laying 35/1 for the rangers to win the cup? Pretty good odds to take a bet if you ask me.

  23. By far the best proof is experience so I telling you – hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
    *Sir Francis Bacon*

  24. It feels like the Apocalypse is coming. These “financial markets” have been taking my time away from important things like talking line combos, bacon, and lunch points…

  25. They’re all throwing up now.

    Speaking of markets. Is it me, or is it that the financial markets tend to go down the moment it gets quiet on the blog? Maybe it’s because everyone starts really working? Hey, get back on the blog before we hit a recession!

  26. Any trade rumo(u)rs? And I’m not talking market trades, that’s been going down the drain for awhile

  27. I saw the Bacon Brothers once. They were awesome. If I’d had bacon for the show, it would have been a perfect day.

    Latona! Izzy!

  28. Carol Anne – listen to me. Do NOT go into the light. Stop where you are. Turn away from it. Don’t even look at it.

  29. My most disappointing Rangers game of all time…1950 in Detroit…double overtime, Rangers had hung in there and had many scoring opportunities, and suddenly out of nowhere, a “who;s he’ guy named Pete Babando slapped in the wining goal…me hovering over my RADIO…and what a let down. They were so close to the cup!those announcers back then, great -Ward Wilson and another guy I cannot recall now, great play by play guys.

    Next most disappointing moment…coming to a game in the new ( present day) garden after leaving the old one on 55th and 8th av, and was sitting in those lower level seats and saw those
    sight lines that made for a poor angle to watch hockey from. Never went back to another game there. (That old Garden btw, was identical to the old Boston Garden of that era.)

  30. NHL Season 2011 is 95th season and starting on october 6 this year check into details like NHL 2011 Schedule and NHL Rosters 2011

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