NHL Officially Back, Schedule Released

NHL Officially Back, Schedule Released

7:07 am

USATSI_7692312_154224518_lowresThe NHL players voted in favor of ratifying the new CBA yesterday. 679 out of the 763 members (89%) placed a vote, with 667 voting yes and only 12 voting no.

At about 10:00 PM, the memo of understanding was signed, officially ending the NHL lockout.


With the memo signed, the NHL released this season’s schedule. Can view the entire schedule here.

Training camp opens this morning. The 2012-13 NHL season kicks off Saturday January 19th at 3:00 PM EST with three games on tap: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Ottawa at Winnipeg and Chicago at Los Angeles. Below is a list of opening day games.

Pittsburgh Philadelphia 3:00 PM ET NBC
Ottawa Winnipeg 3:00 PM ET CBC
Chicago Los Angeles 3:00 PM ET NBC
NY Rangers Boston 7:00 PM ET NHLN-US
Toronto Montréal 7:00 PM ET CBC,RDS
New Jersey NY Islanders 7:00 PM ET
Washington Tampa Bay 7:00 PM ET
Carolina Florida 7:30 PM ET
Detroit St. Louis 8:00 PM ET
Columbus Nashville 8:00 PM ET
Phoenix Dallas 8:00 PM ET
Colorado Minnesota 9:00 PM ET
Anaheim Vancouver 10:00 PM ET CBC