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2013-14 NHL preseason begins Saturday, Sept. 14 @NHLdotcom

The National Hockey League released Thursday its composite 2013-14 preseason schedule. The 16-day, 104-game slate opens on Saturday, Sept. 14.

The people of Stirling-Rawdon, Ontario, winners of the Canada-wide Kraft Hockeyville competition, will celebrate the grand prize on the opening day of the schedule when the Washington Capitals and Winnipeg Jets visit their community. The Capitals and Jets will contest the first game of the preseason in nearby Belleville, at Yardmen Arena.

The schedule features several other contests that will be played outside NHL venues, in Baltimore, Md. (Boston vs. Washington, Sept. 17); Barrie, Ontario (NY Islanders vs. Ottawa, Sept. 29); Brooklyn, N.Y. (New Jersey vs. NY Islanders, Sept. 21); Estero, Fla. (Florida vs. Tampa Bay, Sept. 26); Las Vegas, Nev. (Los Angeles vs. NY Rangers, Sept. 27 and Los Angeles vs. Colorado, Sept. 28); London, Ontario (Philadelphia vs. Toronto, Sept. 15); Oklahoma City, Okla. (Dallas vs. Edmonton, Sept. 27); Orlando, Fla. (St. Louis vs. Tampa Bay, Sept. 18); Quebec City, Quebec (Carolina vs. Montreal, Sept. 20); Regina, Saskatchewan (Calgary vs. NY Islanders, Sept. 17); San Antonio, Texas (Dallas vs. Florida, Sept. 20); and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Calgary vs. Ottawa, Sept. 16 and Boston vs. Winnipeg, Sept. 27).

The 2013-14 NHL regular season opens Tuesday, Oct. 1.

2013-14 NHL PRESEASON SCHEDULE (all times Eastern)


Washington vs. Winnipeg, at Belleville, Ont. (Yardmen Arena), 7 p.m.

Edmonton (split squad) at Calgary (split squad), 9 p.m.

Calgary (split squad) at Edmonton (split squad), 10 p.m.


Pittsburgh at Columbus, 6 p.m.

Philadelphia vs. Toronto, at London, Ont. (Budweiser Gardens), 6 p.m.

St. Louis at Dallas, 7 p.m.

Buffalo at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Ottawa at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Los Angeles (split squad) at Phoenix (split squad), 10 p.m.

Phoenix (split squad) at Los Angeles (split squad), 10 p.m.


Nashville at Florida (split-squad doubleheader, 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.)

Boston at Montreal, 7 p.m.

NY Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia (split squad) at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Washington at Philadelphia (split squad), 7 p.m.

Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Calgary vs. Ottawa, at Saskatoon, Sask. (Credit Union Centre), 9 p.m.

Phoenix at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

San Jose at Vancouver, 10 p.m.


NY Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Buffalo at Columbus (split squad), 7 p.m.

Boston vs. Washington, at Baltimore, Md. (1st Mariner Arena), 7 p.m.

Detroit at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Edmonton at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Columbus (split squad) at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

NY Islanders (split squad) at Calgary (split squad), 9 p.m.

NY Islanders (split squad) vs. Calgary (split squad), at Regina, Sask. (Brandt Centre), 9 p.m.

Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 p.m.


St. Louis vs. Tampa Bay, at Orlando, Fla. (Amway Center), 7 p.m.

Columbus at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Florida at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Anaheim at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Edmonton at Vancouver, 10 p.m.


Detroit at Boston, 7 p.m.

Carolina at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

NY Islanders at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Nashville at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Minnesota at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.


Chicago at Washington, 7 p.m.

Carolina vs. Montreal, at Quebec City, Que. (Colisée Pepsi), 7:30 p.m.

Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Dallas vs. Florida, at San Antonio, Tex. (AT&T Center), 8:30 p.m.

Los Angeles at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.


Columbus at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m.

Toronto at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Boston at Detroit, 7 p.m.

Carolina at Montreal, 7 p.m.

Florida at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

New Jersey vs. NY Islanders, at Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center), 7 p.m.

Dallas at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Winnipeg at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Vancouver at Edmonton, 10 p.m.

Phoenix at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.


Chicago at Detroit, 5 p.m.

NY Islanders at Nashville, 6 p.m.

Buffalo at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Colorado at Anaheim, 8 p.m.


Washington at Boston, 7 p.m.

Chicago at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Minnesota at Columbus, 7 p.m.

New Jersey at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

NY Rangers at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Winnipeg at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.

Phoenix at Vancouver, 10 p.m.


Ottawa at Toronto, 7 p.m.

New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Nashville, 8 p.m.

Dallas at Colorado, 9 p.m.

NY Rangers at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.

Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

Vancouver at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.


Columbus at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Nashville at Washington, 7 p.m.

Montreal at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

St. Louis at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Phoenix at Calgary, 9 p.m.


Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Carolina at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Ottawa at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Florida vs. Tampa Bay, at Estero, Fla. (Germain Arena), 7:30 p.m.

Boston at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Colorado at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

NY Rangers at Vancouver, 10 p.m.


Buffalo at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m.

Nashville at NY Islanders, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Minnesota at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Dallas vs. Edmonton, at Oklahoma City, Okla. (Cox Convention Center), 8 p.m.

Boston vs. Winnipeg, at Saskatoon, Sask. (Credit Union Centre), 9 p.m.

San Jose at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

Los Angeles vs. NY Rangers, at Las Vegas, Nev. (MGM Grand), 10:30 p.m.


Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Florida, 7 p.m.

Washington at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Colorado vs. Los Angeles, at Las Vegas, Nev. (MGM Grand), 10 p.m.

San Jose at Anaheim, 10 p.m.


NY Islanders (split squad) vs. Ottawa (split squad), at Barrie, Ont. (Molson Centre), 6 p.m.

NY Islanders (split squad) at Ottawa (split squad), 7:30 p.m.

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