Beginning Saturday, October 2, NHL.com will stream from Europe, the 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere Challenge games. Games will be streamed live in their native language and will be the only way for fans to watch their favorite team.
The 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere Challenge consists of seven exhibition games being played in various parts of Europe. On Saturday, October 2, the Boston Bruins will face the Belfast Giants Select in Belfast, Northern Ireland and the San Jose Sharks will face Adler Mannheim in Mannheim, Germany; Monday, October 4 the Carolina Hurricanes will play SKA in St. Petersburg, Russia and the Minnesota Wild will play Ilves in Tampere, Finland; on Tuesday, October 5 the Boston Bruins will play the Liberec White Tigers in Liberec, Czech Republic and the Columbus Blue Jackets will play the Malmo Redhawks in Malmo, Sweden; and Wednesday, October 6 the Phoenix Coyotes will face Dinamo Riga in Riga, Latvia. All games can be seen on NHL.com except Boston vs. Belfast Giants Select, Boston vs. Liberec, and Minnesota vs. Ilves.
Below is a schedule of the 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere Challenge games and the times they can be viewed on NHL.com, streaming is subject to local blackouts:
Saturday, October 2
1:30 p.m. (EST) – San Jose vs. Mannheim from SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany
Monday, October 4
11:30 a.m. (EST) – Carolina vs. SKA from Ice Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia
Tuesday, October 5
1:00 p.m. (EST) – Columbus vs. Malmo from Malmo Arena, Malmo, Sweden
Wednesday, October 6
12:30 p.m. (EST) – Phoenix vs. Riga from Riga Arena, Riga, Latvia
Following exhibition play begins the 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere where the Hurricanes and Wild will play two regular-season games against each other at Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland on Thursday, Oct. 7 and Friday, Oct. 8 (VERSUS, TSN, ESPN America, 4 Sport, WCMC – Carolina Radio, WCCO – Minnesota Radio). The Blue Jackets and Sharks will square off for two games at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, on Friday, Oct. 8 (VERSUS, TSN, ESPN America, Viasat Sports HD, KFOX – San Jose Radio, WBNS – Columbus Radio) and Saturday, Oct. 9 (NHL Network – except San Jose, CSN California, CBC, ESPN America, Viasat Sports HD, KFOX – San Jose Radio, WBNS – Columbus Radio). Meanwhile, the Bruins and Coyotes will play each other at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, on Saturday, Oct. 9 (Versus, NESN, TSN, ESPN America, Nova Sports, XTRA Sports 910-Phoenix Radio, Sports Hub 98.5-Boston Radio) and Sunday, Oct. 10 (NHL Network – except Boston, NESN, ESPN America, Nova TV, XTRA Sports 910-Phoenix Radio, Sports Hub 98.5-Boston Radio)