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NHL Network preseason schedule begins Sept. 16

More than 20 live games to be featured in 16 days, including Golden Knights debut

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

September 12, 2017 - NHL Network today announced its upcoming slate of preseason games, featuring more than 20 matchups in 16 days, including the Vegas Golden Knights' first-ever preseason game this Sunday, Sept. 17, live at 5 p.m. ET against the Vancouver Canucks. 

The Golden Knights will be showcased in four preseason matchups on NHL Network, facing off against three Pacific Division opponents: the Canucks, the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, September 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET, and the San Jose Sharks on Sunday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

NHL Network will air seven different Pacific Division matchups during the 16 days of preseason game telecasts. Five Metropolitan Division matchups will be featured, including the New York Islanders at New York Rangers live at 7:00 p.m. ET on Monday, September 18. NHL Network will also air two Atlantic Division matchups during its preseason slate, both featuring the Detroit Red Wings, including the first game at Little Caesars Arena against the Boston Bruins live on Saturday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Saturday, September 30 will highlight last year's First Round matchup between the Columbus Blue Jackets and defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins in each team's final preseason game before the 2017-2018 regular season, live at 3:00 p.m. ET.

The second game of the 2017 NHL China Games™ between the Kings and Canucks will air on Saturday, September 23 at 3:30 a.m. ET live from Wukesong Arena in Beijing, marking the first preseason games played in China. Two days later, NHL Network will feature the Ottawa Senators and New Jersey Devils in the 2017 Kraft Hockeyville Canada preseason game, live at 6:00 p.m. ET. The complete list of NHL Network's 2017 preseason game schedule can be viewed here*.

* Each 2017 NHL preseason game aired on NHL Network will be a carriage of local telecasts, including local announcers, and blacked out in each club's home market unless otherwise noted.

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