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NHL China Games highlight preseason schedule

League also to play in Germany, Switzerland, plus Kraft Hockeyville in Ontario and New York

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK -- Overseas contests in China, Germany and Switzerland highlight the 2018 National Hockey League composite preseason schedule. The 19-day, 110-game slate begins Saturday, Sept. 15.

The NHL returns to China for a pair of preseason games between the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames as part of the 2018 O.R.G. NHL China Games™. The teams will play at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center in Shenzhen on Sept. 15 (2:30 p.m. local/2:30 a.m. ET, NHL Network) and at Cadillac Arena in Beijing on Sept. 19 (7:30 p.m. local/7:30 a.m. ET, NBCSN).

The NHL dropped the puck in China for the first time during the 2017 preseason, when the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks met twice last September. Games were played in front of enthusiastic crowds in Shanghai and Beijing, with the Kings winning both matchups.




The people of Lucan, Ont., winners of the Kraft Hockeyville 2018 as the country's most passionate hockey community, will celebrate the grand prize when the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs visit their community and meet on the ice at Lucan Community Memorial Centre on Sept. 18 (7:30 p.m. ET, Sportsnet).

The following week, the Buffalo Sabres and Columbus Blue Jackets head to Clinton, N.Y., winner of Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2018. The Sabres and Blue Jackets will square off at Clinton Arena on Sept. 25 (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN).

The New York Islanders, who will contest 20 home games during the regular season at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, will start their preseason there, playing host to the Philadelphia Flyers on Sept. 16.

Elsewhere, neutral-site preseason games will be played in Allentown, Pa. (NY Islanders vs. Philadelphia, Sept. 21); Bridgeport, Conn. (NY Islanders vs. NY Rangers, Sept. 22); Des Moines, Iowa (Minnesota vs. St. Louis, Sep. 19); Kelowna, B.C. (Arizona vs. Vancouver, Sept. 29); Orlando, Fla. (Florida vs. Tampa Bay, Sept. 27); Oshawa, Ont. (Buffalo vs. NY Islanders, Sept. 28); Quebec City, Que. (Montreal vs. Washington, Sept. 20); Salt Lake City, Utah (Los Angeles vs. Vancouver, Sept. 24) and Tulsa, Okla. (Dallas vs. Florida, Sept. 22.

The 2018-19 NHL regular season opens Wednesday, Oct. 3.

2018 NHL PRESEASON SCHEDULE (all times Eastern)



Boston vs. Calgary, at Shenzhen, China (Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center), 2:30 a.m. (2:30 p.m. local)



Washington at Boston, 1 p.m.

NY Islanders vs. Philadelphia, at Uniondale, N.Y. (NYCB Live/Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum), 1 p.m.

Arizona at Vegas, 8 p.m.



Nashville at Florida (split-squad doubleheader), 3:30 and 7 p.m.

Buffalo at Columbus, 7 p.m.

NY Islanders at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

NY Rangers at New Jersey (split squad), 7 p.m.

New Jersey (split squad) at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Edmonton at Calgary, 9 p.m.



Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Boston at Washington, 7 p.m.

Chicago at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at NY Islanders, 7 p.m.

Ottawa vs. Toronto, at Lucan, Ont. (Lucan Community Memorial Centre), 7:30 p.m.

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

St. Louis at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Vegas at Colorado, 9 p.m.

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

Arizona (split squad) at Los Angeles (split squad), 10:30 p.m.

Edmonton at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m.

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



Boston vs. Calgary (split squad), at Beijing, China (Cadillac Arena), 7:30 a.m. (7:30 p.m. local)

Philadelphia at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Florida at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Minnesota vs. St. Louis, at Des Moines, Iowa (Wells Fargo Arena), 8 p.m.

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



Montreal vs. Washington, at Quebec City, Que. (Centre Videotron), 7 p.m.

New Jersey at NY Islanders, 7 p.m.

Chicago at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Dallas at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Winnipeg at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

San Jose at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

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

Vegas at Los Angeles (split squad), 10:30 p.m.



NY Islanders vs. Philadelphia, at Allentown, Pa. (PPL Center), 7 p.m.

Buffalo at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Chicago at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Washington at Carolina, 7:30 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Nashville, 8 p.m.

Columbus at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Calgary at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.



Columbus at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m.

Colorado at Minnesota, 6 p.m.

Boston at Detroit, 7 p.m.

Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

NY Islanders vs. NY Rangers, at Bridgeport, Conn. (Webster Bank Arena), 7 p.m.

Nashville at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

Dallas vs. Florida, at Tulsa, Okla. (BOK Center), 8 p.m.

Vancouver at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Anaheim at Arizona, 9 p.m.

Vegas at San Jose, 10 p.m.



St. Louis at Columbus, 3 p.m.

Detroit at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m.

Edmonton at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.



New Jersey at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.

Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Montreal at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Los Angeles vs. Vancouver, at Salt Lake City, Utah (Vivint Smart Home Arena), 9 p.m.

Winnipeg at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Colorado at Vegas, 10 p.m.

Arizona at Anaheim, 10 p.m.



Buffalo vs. Columbus, at Clinton, N.Y. (Clinton Arena), 7 p.m.

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

Washington at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Carolina at Nashville, 8 p.m.

Detroit at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

San Jose at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Vancouver at Edmonton, 9 p.m.



Detroit at Boston, 7 p.m.

NY Islanders at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.

Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Winnipeg at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Dallas at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 p.m.



NY Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

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

New Jersey at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Ottawa at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Arizona at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

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



Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Buffalo vs. NY Islanders, at Oshawa, Ont. (Tribute Communities Centre), 7 p.m.

Detroit at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Dallas at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Minnesota at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Los Angeles at Vegas, 10 p.m.



Calgary at Edmonton, 3 p.m.

Philadelphia at Boston, 5 p.m.

Toronto at Detroit, 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Florida, 7 p.m.

Montreal at Ottawa, 7 p.m.

Columbus at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Arizona vs. Vancouver, at Kelowna, B.C. (Prospera Place), 10 p.m.

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



Nashville at Carolina, 1:30 p.m.

St. Louis at Washington, 3 p.m.

Colorado at Dallas, 6 p.m.

San Jose at Vegas, 8 p.m.



New Jersey vs. SC Bern, at Bern, Switzerland (PostFinance Arena), 1:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. local)



Edmonton vs. Kölner Haie, at Cologne, Germany (Lanxess Arena), 10 a.m. (4 p.m. local)

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