For the NHL 2022-23 Preseason, the NHL has created a 15-day marathon of over 100 games being played from Switzerland and Germany to Wichita, Kansas, and most stops in between.
With numerous split-squad games in the schedule allowing fans to watch their teams play twice in one day as Florida, San Jose, and Ottawa play their games on the road while the five split-squad teams (Columbus, Pittsburgh, Vancouver, Calgary, and Colorado) have a home and away contests.
Nashville and Toronto will have home ice advantage for both of their split-squad games.
October 3rd is the first of two European NHL preseason games (Global Series Challenge) as Nashville takes on SC Bern (Black Bears) at the Post Finance Arena at 2 pm (8 am EST) in Bern, Switzerland.
On October 4th the second game pits the San Jose Sharks against Berlin Eisbaren (Polar Bears) in the Mercedes-Benz Arena starting at 1:30 pm (7:30 pm EST) in Berlin, Germany.
Some of the travel destinations of the NHL preseason tour include Oklahoma, Missouri, Wisconsin, Utah, Ontario California, Belleville Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and to wrap up the preseason a night game in Boise Idaho.
In three days the preseason begins whetting the appetite of Hockey fans across North America and although these games “do not count” they are an entertaining buildup to the fervently anticipated NHL regular season.