With ratification complete and the MOU signed sealed and delivered, the NHL regular season campaign will kick off January 19th, 2013. After official release late last night, teams were given the green light to open "official" training camps this morning.
The Rangers will open their season in Boston on the 19th, with the home opener coming the following night against Pittsburgh.
There are 13 games slated for Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. with many marquee matchups. NBC will air two games at 3 with Philadelphia hosting in state rival Pittsburgh. Defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles will host Chicago in their long overdue banner raising opener. CBC will air Ottawa at Winnipeg with Montreal hosting Toronto at 7 p.m. Boston kicks off NHLN's coverage at 7 against New York. Parise and Suter make their Minnesota debut hosting Colorado at 9 p.m.
The Rangers will play 18 divisional games, with 5 against both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and 4 against both the Islanders and New Jersey.
Penguins - Jan 20, Jan 21, Mar 16, Apr 3, Apr 5
Flyers - Jan 24, Jan 29, Mar 5, 26, Apr 16
Islanders - Feb 7, Feb 14, Mar 7, Apr 13
Devils - Feb 5, Mar 19, Apr 21, Apr 27
For the full NHL regular season schedule click here.