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NHL overseas history

Looking back at League's games abroad

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The NHL has pioneered playing games around the globe, with 27 teams traveling to 12 countries across Europe and Asia since the Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings first went to Europe for a postseason exhibition tour in 1938.

The League continues to bring the greatest hockey players to the world through its various international events. Here's a look back at the past games played abroad:

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NHL hoping to return to Sweden

Commissioner Bettman eager to plan more overseas events following success of 2017 SAP Global Series

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

TORONTO -- The NHL has preliminary plans to play overseas next season and is trying to finalize them with the NHL Players' Association. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the sooner the NHL makes commitments and arrangements, the better the events.

"So we're anxious to get going," Commissioner Bettman said at the PrimeTime Sports Management Conference and Trade Show on Monday. "But I know the Players' Association has a responsibility to the players and has some work to do, and we respect that process."

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Global Series provides taste of NHL to Swedish fans

Games in Sweden deliver unmatched experience to hockey-mad populace

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

STOCKHOLM -- Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom sat in the stands at Ericsson Globe on Saturday surrounded by fellow Swedish hockey fans, many attending an NHL game in person for the first time.

It's that perspective, Lidstrom said, that makes the difference for fans here. It's the experience they got when they watched the Ottawa Senators and Colorado Avalanche play two games in the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series that is the reason why the NHL's return will be remembered as a success, and why future visits here and in other European markets should be planned. 

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Global Series blog: Fredrik Claesson

Senators defenseman happy to win two games in hometown, meet Swedish royalty

by Fredrik Claesson / Special to NHL.com

The Ottawa Senators defeated the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Saturday to sweep the two-game 2017 SAP NHL Global Series at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm. Senators defenseman Fredrik Claesson, who is from Stockholm, was a guest blogger for NHL.com. Here is Claesson's fourth and final entry, from after the game Saturday:

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Karlsson star of Global Series with Senators

Defenseman says playing back home in Sweden 'one of most special feelings in world'

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

STOCKHOLM -- For a moment, it was as if Ericsson Globe had transformed into Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday, as if a game in Stockholm was being played in Ottawa. 

Erik Karlsson had just set up Mark Stone for a goal, with a pass that might have qualified as ho-hum if one considered the source, but it sparked the crowd, tying the game 42 seconds after the Colorado Avalanche had taken the lead at 8:34 of the second period. They stood and cheered and rocked for their favorite son, come home to play hockey.

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Hoffman scores twice to spark Senators past Avalanche

Ottawa sweeps Colorado in 2017 SAP NHL Global Series

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

STOCKHOLM -- Mike Hoffman scored two power-play goals and Erik Karlsson had two assists for the Ottawa Senators in a 4-3 win against the Colorado Avalanche in the second game of the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series at Ericsson Globe on Saturday.

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Global Series postcard: Pastry shops of Stockholm

Staff Writer Amalie Benjamin searches for best kardemummabullar in city

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

STOCKHOLM - It's easy to fall in love in Stockholm.

With pastries, that is. 

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The Buzz

Global Series Buzz: Smith of Senators out with dislocated thumb

Forward injured in overtime win against Avalanche

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Welcome to the Global Series Buzz, which will provide the latest news, sights, sounds from Stockholm, Sweden, site of the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series Games between the Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden, on Friday and Saturday. NHL.com Senior Writer Dan Rosen and NHL.com Staff Writer Amalie Benjamin are in Sweden and will be providing updates all week.

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Global Series blog: Alexander Kerfoot

Avalanche forward enjoys electric atmosphere in Sweden for first game against Senators

by Alexander Kerfoot / Special to NHL.com

The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators play two games as part of the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm on Friday and Saturday. Avalanche rookie forward Alexander Kerfoot, who scored a goal in the 4-3 overtime loss against the Senators on Friday, agreed to be a guest blogger for NHL.com to write about his experience in Stockholm.

Here is Kerfoot's blog entry on the first game of the Global Series: 

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Global Series blog: Fredrik Claesson

Senators defenseman scores memorable goal for ill grandmother in win against Avalanche

by Fredrik Claesson / NHL.com Special Contributor

The Ottawa Senators defeated the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 in overtime on Friday as part of the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm. The teams will also play on Saturday. Senators defenseman Fredrik Claesson, who is from Stockholm, is a guest blogger for NHL.com. In his third entry, he talks about scoring a goal for his sick grandmother:

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