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2017-18 NHL schedule released

Season opens Oct. 4, will include games in Stockholm, outdoors at Ottawa, New York, U.S. Naval Academy

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK -- The NHL's 2017-18 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 4, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Pittsburgh Penguins raising their fifth Stanley Cup championship banner before facing the St. Louis Blues at PPG Paints Arena. The 1,271-game regular-season schedule - 82 games per team - will conclude Saturday, April 7, 2018.

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Commissioner Gary Bettman covers several NHL topics at annual address

All-Star Game, Stadium Series, international events among highlights

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Monday announced a schedule of special events for the 2017-18 season, including the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, which will be held at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on Jan. 28, and a 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland on March 3.

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Capitals, Maple Leafs to play in Stadium Series at Naval Academy

NHL announces Annapolis will host outdoor game March 3

NHL.com @NHL

NEW YORK - The Washington Capitals will play host to the Toronto Maple Leafs outdoors at the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The game will take place on March 3, 2018, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced in his annual State of the League press conference today. Over the next several years, the League plans to stage a series of outdoor games at the venues of the other respective U.S. Service Academies.

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Maple Leafs, Capitals to play in Stadium Series at U.S. Naval Academy

Annapolis will host outdoor game between 2017 playoff rivals March 3

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- The Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs will play outdoors next season at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on the campus of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on March 3, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday.

The game will be part of the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series.

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Capitals to Host Maple Leafs in 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series

Capitals will play in their third NHL outdoor game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on March 3, 2018.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals will host the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series on March 3, 2018 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., the NHL announced today.

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Matt Murray felt nervous, but it didn't show

Penguins goalie makes 36 saves in victory against Flyers

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

PITTSBURGH -- It shouldn't be surprising to hear a 22-year-old rookie goalie admit to being nervous before playing in front of 67,318 fans in his first NHL outdoor game. Then again, Matt Murray isn't a normal rookie goalie.

Murray is a Stanley Cup champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Admitting to nerves isn't typical from him. He barely did it during the Penguins' run to the championship in the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season. That's why it was jarring to hear him do it Saturday.

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Matt Cullen thrives outdoors for Penguins

Scores game-winner in Stadium Series after skating on pond at home

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen, despite his inexperience with NHL outdoor games, had a secret weapon when it came to the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game Saturday at Heinz Field.

So it shouldn't have come as a huge surprise that he scored the winning goal in the Penguins' 4-2 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Stadium Series diary: Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

Flyers forward tried to keep day as normal as possible, even though it was far from it

by Pierre-Edouard Bellemare / Special to NHL.com

Philadelphia Flyers forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare played in his first NHL outdoor game, the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Heinz Field on Saturday. Bellemare, 31, played 12:26 and had one shot, three hits and one blocked shot. In his final entry of his Stadium Series diary, Bellemare talks about how he tried to keep his day as normal as possible but did take a moment to appreciate his surroundings.

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Super scene in Pittsburgh

Sidney Crosby, packed Heinz Field make for another special outdoor game

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

PITTSBURGH -- This was the better memory Sidney Crosby wanted.

The Pittsburgh Penguins captain glided backward off the right side of the net in the first period Saturday night, head up, stick down. The pass came through the slot, fast and flat on the outdoor ice, and Crosby looked down and settled the puck on his blade for a split-second.

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Flyers at 'critical point' of season

After loss to Penguins, know time is running out to make playoff push

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PITTSBURGH -- It didn't take long after the final horn sounded on the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series on Saturday for the Philadelphia Flyers to turn the page.

With 21 games left and time running out for them to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs, forward is the only way they can afford to move.

The Flyers lost 4-2 to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Heinz Field and remained five points out of the second wild card into the playoffs from the Eastern Conference.

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