Break out those planners - there's an 82-game slate once more.
The Predators have announced their 2021-22 regular-season schedule, and after the shortened 56-game campaign earlier this year, the NHL has planned to return to a full calendar with almost seven months of action to come.
Nashville is set to host 40 of those 82 games at Bridgestone Arena, plus one at Nissan Stadium - home of the Tennessee Titans - in the 2022 NHL Stadium Series™ contest against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Feb. 26.
As usual, there are plenty of items to highlight, including 12 Saturday home dates, 15 back-to-backs, and a number of former players set to return to the Music City for the first time since departing the organization.
All 82 games will ultimately offer two important points in the standings, but some outings stand out above the rest when it comes to the "must-see" category in the months ahead.