Nashville, Tenn. (June 22, 2017) - The Nashville Predators begin their 20th season with two road games against Boston and Pittsburgh on Oct. 5 and 7, respectively, before the 2017-18 campaign, presented by Fifth Third Bank, heads back to Smashville. The season arrives at Bridgestone Arena for a two-day home stand against Philadelphia on Oct. 10 - with the raising of the Western Conference Champion Banner - and Dallas on Oct. 12 for exciting weekday matchups. The month of October sees the Preds face off against nine different opponents, two of which were postseason rivals during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff run.
After two on the road and two at home, the Preds will face the Blackhawks in Chicago on Oct. 14, their first meeting since the Preds swept them in their Round One series of the 2017 postseason. A short month later on Nov. 11, the Preds will play host to Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins, the first time playing against each other in Smashville since Game Six of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final. Later that month, the team will face their Round Two rival, St. Louis, on Nov. 24, the first of two road games against the Blues. The Preds will see their first of four, four-game home stands close the month of November and enter December.