The 2010-11 season is barely in the record books, but it's already time to look ahead. The NHL unveiled its 2011-12 schedule Thursday. The season begins on Oct. 6 with three games and ends with a bang on April 7, when all 30 teams are in action -- and the season concludes on a Saturday rather than a Sunday. Each team will play 82 games -- 24 against teams in its own division, 40 against non-division teams in its own conference and the other 18 against teams from the other conference.
Here’s a look at some of the more interesting numbers for the upcoming season: