Predators release full 2017-18 NHL schedule

Predators release full 2017-18 NHL schedule

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Predators forward James Neal was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 Expansion Draft, ending his three year tenure in Nashville. Nashville Predators

The Predators open the 2017-18 season Oct. 5 on the road against the Boston Bruins.(Photo: Christopher Hanewinckel / USA TODAY Sports)

The Nashville Predators released their 2017-18 schedule Thursday, which will begin Oct. 5 on the road against the Boston Bruins.

Five nights later, the Predators will honor their Western Conference championship with a banner-raising ceremony before their home opener against the Philadelphia Flyers at Bridgestone Arena. 

Here are several highlights of the Predators' schedule: 

Oct. 7: Nashville and the Pittsburgh Penguins will face at PPG Paints Arena in a rematch of the Stanley Cup Final. The Penguins' lone appearance at Bridgestone Arena is Nov. 11. 

Oct. 14:The Predators play the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center in the first of four games between the Central Division rivals. Nashville swept Chicago in the first round of the playoffs in April. 

Dec. 8:The Predators will face James Neal and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights for the first time. It'll be the first of two home games against the Golden Knights next season. Nashville visits Vegas on Jan. 2. 

Jan. 9-23:Nashville plays five consecutive games at Bridgestone Arena in January, the team's longest homestand next season. The Predators' bye week is Jan. 10-15. 

March 31: Former Predators assistant coach Phil Housley returns to Nashville as head coach of the Buffalo Sabres. 

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Here is the entire schedule: 

OCTOBER

Oct. 5:at Boston, 6 p.m.

Oct. 7: at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.

Oct. 10: Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Oct. 12:Dallas, 7 p.m.

Oct. 14:at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 17:Colorado, 7 p.m.

Oct. 19: at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.

Oct. 21: at New York Rangers, noon

Oct. 24: Calgary, 7 p.m.

Oct. 27:at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 28:New York Islanders, 7 p.m.

NOVEMBER

Nov. 1:at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

Nov. 3:at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

Nov 4:at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

Nov. 7:at Columbus, 6 p.m.

Nov. 11: Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Nov. 14: Washington, 7 p.m.

Nov. 16: at Minnesota, 7 p.m. 

Nov. 18: Colorado, 7 p.m.

Nov. 20:Winnipeg, 7 p.m.

Nov. 22: Montreal, 7 p.m.

Nov. 24:at St. Louis, 7 p.m.

Nov. 26: at Carolina, noon

Nov. 28:Chicago, 7 p.m.

Nov. 30:Vancouver, 7 p.m. 

DECEMBER

Dec. 2:Anaheim, 7 p.m.

Dec. 4:Boston, 7 p.m.

Dec. 5: at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 8: Vegas, 7 p.m.

Dec. 13: at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

Dec. 14:at Edmonton, 8 p.m.

Dec. 16: at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Dec. 19:Winnipeg, 7 p.m.

Dec. 21:Carolina, 7 p.m.

Dec. 23: at Dallas, 7 p.m.

Dec. 27: at St. Louis, 7 p.m.

Dec. 29: at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

Dec. 30: Minnesota, 7 p.m.

JANUARY

Jan. 2:at Vegas, 9 p.m.

Jan. 4:at Arizona, 8 p.m.

Jan. 6:at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

Jan. 9:Edmonton, 7 p.m.

Jan. 16: Vegas, 7 p.m.

Jan. 18: Arizona, 7 p.m.

Jan. 20:Florida, 7 p.m.

Jan. 23:Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

Jan. 25: at New Jersey, 6 p.m.

Jan. 30: Chicago, 7 p.m.

FEBRUARY

Feb. 1:Los Angeles, 7 p.m.

Feb. 3:New York Rangers, 7 p.m.

Feb. 5:at New York Islanders, 6 p.m.

Feb. 7: at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 8: at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 10: at Montreal, 6 p.m.

Feb. 13: St. Louis, 7 p.m.

Feb. 15:Calgary, 7 p.m.

Feb. 17:Detroit, 7 p.m.

Feb. 19: Ottawa, 7 p.m.

Feb. 20: at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 22:San Jose, 7 p.m.

Feb. 25: St. Louis, 5 p.m.

Feb. 27: at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.

MARCH

March 1: at Edmonton, 8 p.m.

March 2:at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

March 4:at Colorado, 2 p.m.

March 6: Dallas, 7 p.m.

March 8: Anaheim, 7 p.m.

March 10:New Jersey, 7 p.m.

March 13: Winnipeg, 7 p.m.

March 15:at Arizona, 9 p.m.

March 16: at Colorado, 8 p.m.

March 19: at Buffalo, 6 p.m.

March 22:Toronto, 7 p.m.

March 24:at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

March 25:at Winnipeg, 6 p.m.

March 27:Minnesota, 7 p.m.

March 29:San Jose, 7 p.m.

March 31:Buffalo, 7 p.m.

APRIL

April 1:at Tampa Bay, 5 p.m.

April 3: at Florida, 6:30 p.m.

April 5:at Washington, 6 p.m.

April 7: Columbus, 7 p.m. 

Reach Adam Vingan at avingan@tennessean.com and on Twitter @AdamVingan.

NHL DRAFT

Where:United Center, Chicago

First round:6 p.m. Friday, NBC SN (Predators select No. 30)

Second-seventh rounds:9 a.m. Saturday, NHL Network

 

Source : http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/nhl/predators/2017/06/22/predators-release-full-2017-18-nhl-schedule/411908001/

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