NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League announced today the composite schedule for the 2015 preseason, which opens on Sunday, Sept. 20.
Among the highlights of the 15-day, 104-game slate is the New York Islanders launching the first season in their new home, Barclays Center, in Brooklyn. The Islanders will play host to three Metropolitan Division rivals: the Philadelphia Flyers Sept. 21, New Jersey Devils Sept. 23 and Washington Capitals Sept. 28.
The people of North Saanich, B.C., winners of the Canada-wide Kraft HockeyvilleTM competition, will celebrate the grand prize when the San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks visit their community on Sept. 21. The Sharks and Canucks will face off that night at the nearby Q Centre. The game will be broadcast in Canada on Sportsnet at 7:30 p.m., PT/10:30 p.m., ET.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning will square off in the inaugural Kraft Hockeyville USA matchup in Johnstown, Pa., on Sept. 29. The game will be broadcast in the United States by NBCSN at 7 p.m., ET.