NHL 2022-23 preseason schedule: Times, TV and live stream to watch exhibition games


At long last, we gave NHL teams playing games. The preseason for the 2022-23 NHL season kicks off this weekend, running for two weeks before the official start of the regular season. 

It’s the first chance for fans to catch their favorite team in action, albeit in an exhibition match. Nonetheless, there will be a ton of rivalry matchups throughout the preseason, in addition to some unique locations. 

A number of clubs are playing at neutral sites throughout the preseason, including games behind played in Milwaukee, Salt Lake City and Tulsa. The Canadiens teams are also playing games at unique locations, included Belleville, Ont., Abbotsford, B.C. and Bouctouche, N.B.

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Below is everything you need to know to watch all the preseason action, starting with the first puck drop on Saturday. 

When does 2022 NHL preseason start and end?

  • Start date: Saturday, Sept. 24
  • End date: Saturday, Oct. 8

The NHL preseason for the 2022-23 season will begin on Saturday, Sept. 24 with a doubleheader between the Senators and Maple Leafs. The two clubs will split up their teams and have each group play in one of the games. 

The preseason ends on Saturday, Oct. 8. The NHL regular season will begin before the official end of the preseason, as the Sharks and Predators kick off the season in Europe as a part of the NHL Global Series. The two games will take place on the final two days of the preseason. 

NHL preseason schedule

Saturday, Sept. 24

Matchup Time (ET) Result
Senators (split squad)  at Maple Leafs (split squad) FINAL Maple Leafs 4, Senators 1
Senators (split squad) at Maple Leafs (split squad) FINAL Senators 4, Maple Leafs 2
Bruins at Flyers FINAL Flyers 2, Bruins 1
Blues at Coyotes (Wichita, Kan.) FINAL Blues 5, Coyotes 4

Sunday, Sept. 25 

Matchup Time (ET) Result
Blue Jackets (split squad) at Penguins (split squad) FINAL Penguins 3, Blue Jackets 2
Sabres at Capitals FINAL Sabres 4, Capitals 3
Avalanche (split squad) at Wild FINAL Wild 3, Avalanche 2
Ducks at Coyotes (Tucson, Ariz.) FINAL Ducks 3, Coyotes 2
Jets at Oilers FINAL Oilers 4, Jets 0
Penguins (split squad) at Blue Jackets (split squad) FINAL Blue Jackets 5, Penguins 1
Kings at Sharks FINAL Sharks 3, Kings 2
Flames (split squad) at Canucks (split squad) FINAL Flames 3, Canucks 2
Canucks (split squad) at Flames (split squad) FINAL Flames 4, Canucks 0
Golden Knights at Avalanche (split squad) FINAL Avalanche 3, Golden Knights 1

Monday, Sept. 26

Matchup Time (ET) Result
Panthers (split squad) at Predators (split squad) FINAL Panthers 4, Predators 3
Devils at Canadiens FINAL Devils 2, Canadiens 1
Islanders at Rangers FINAL Rangers 4, Islanders 1
Panthers (split squad) at Predators (split squad) FINAL Predators 4, Panthers 0
Blues at Stars FINAL Blues 4, Stars 0
Oilers at Kraken FINAL Kraken 3, Oilers 0
Kings at Golden Knights FINAL Kings 2, Golden Knights 1

 Tuesday, Sept. 27

Matchup Time (ET) TV/Live Stream
Rangers at Bruins 7 p.m. NHL Network, NESN+, MSG
Flyers at Sabres 7 p.m.
Lightning at Hurricanes 7 p.m.
Islanders at Devils 7 p.m. MSG+, ESPN+
Red Wings at Penguins 7 p.m.
Stars at Coyotes (Tulsa, Okla.) 8 p.m.
Senators at Jets 8 p.m. TSN 3/5, ESPN+
Blues at Blackhawks 8:30 p.m. NBCSCH, ESPN+
Wild at Avalanche 9 p.m. ALT, ESPN+
Flames at Kraken 10 p.m. KONG, NHL Network
Ducks at Sharks 10:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Matchup  Time (ET) TV/Live Stream
Sabres at Blue Jackets 7 p.m.
Capitals at Flyers 7 p.m. NBCSWA, NBCSP+, NHL Network
Hurricanes at Lightning 7 p.m.
Canadiens at Maple Leafs 7 p.m. SN1, RDS, ESPN+
Blackhawks at Red Wings 7:30 p.m. BSDETX, ESPN+
Oilers at Flames 9 p.m.
Coyotes at Ducks 10 p.m.
Sharks at Kings (Ontario, Calif.) 10 p.m.
Avalanche at Golden Knights 10 p.m. NHL Network, KTNV

Thursday, Sept. 29

Matchup Time (ET) TV/Live Stream
Hurricanes at Panthers 7 p.m.
Jets at Canadiens 7 p.m TSN 2/3, RDS, ESPN+
Devils at Rangers 7 p.m MSG, MSG+, NHL Network
Predators at Lightning 7 p.m
Wild at Stars 8 p.m. BSN, BSSWX, ESPN+
Blue Jackets at Blues 8 p.m. NSMW APP
Kraken at Canucks 9:30 p.m. KONG, NHL Network, SN1, SNP

Friday, Sept. 30

Matchup Time (ET) TV/Live Stream
Lightning at Predators 6 p.m.
Maple Leafs at Senators (Belleville, Ont.) 7 p.m. SN1, ESPN+
Rangers at Devils 7 p.m. MSG, MSG+, NHL Network
Capitals at Red Wings 7:30 p.m.
Flames at Oilers 9 p.m.
Sharks (split squad) at Ducks 10 p.m.
Sharks (split squad) at Golden Knights 10 p.m. KTNV, ESPN+

Saturday, Oct. 1

Matchup Time (ET) TV/Live Stream
Flyers at Bruins 1 p.m. NESN+, ESPN+
Penguins at Sabres 1 p.m. ATTSN-PT, NHL Network
Panthers at Hurricanes 1 p.m.
Capitals at Blue Jackets 7 p.m.
Canadiens at Senators 7 p.m. TSN5, RDS, ESPN+
Stars at Blues (Independence, Mo.) 8 p.m.
Oilers at Jets 8 p.m. TSN3, ESPN+
Red Wings at Blackhawks 8:30 p.m. NBCSCH, NHL Network
Canucks at Kraken 9:30 p.m. SN1, SNP, ROOT-NW, ESPN+

Sunday, Oct. 2

Matchup Time (ET) TV/Live Stream
Flyers at Islanders 7 p.m.
Wild at Blackhawks (Milwaukee, Wisc.) 7:30 p.m. NBCSCH, BSN, NHL Network
Ducks at Kings 9 p.m. BSW, ESPN+

Monday, Oct. 3

Matchup Time (ET) TV/Live Stream
Predators at SC Bern (Bern, Switzerland) 2 p.m. BSSO, ESPN+
Blue Jackets at Hurricanes 7 p.m.
Maple Leafs at Canadiens 7 p.m. TSN2/4, RDS, ESPN+
Bruins at Devils 7 p.m. NESN+, ESPN+
Penguins at Red Wings 7:30 p.m. BSDETX, ESPN+
Avalanche at Stars 8 p.m.
Kraken at Flames 9 p.m. KONG, ESPN+
Canucks at Oilers 9 p.m. SN1, ESPN+

Tuesday, Oct. 4

Matchup Time (ET) TV/Live Stream
Sharks at Eisbern Berlin (Berlin, Germany) 1:30 p.m. NBSCA, ESPN+
Hurricanes at Sabres 7 p.m.
Senators at Canadiens 7 p.m. TSN2/5, RDS, ESPN+
Islanders at Flyers 7 p.m. NBCSP+, ESPN+
Wild at Blues 8 p.m. BSMW APP
Kings at Ducks 10 p.m. BSSC, ESPN+
Coyotes at Golden Knights 10 p.m. KTNV, ESPN+

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Matchup Time (ET) TV/Live Stream
Bruins at Rangers 7 p.m. TNT
Red Wings at Capitals 7 p.m. NBCSWA, ESPN+
Flames at Jets 8 p.m.
Stars at Avalanche 9:30 p.m. TNT
Oilers at Canucks (Abbotsford, B.C.) 10 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 6

Matchup Time (ET) TV/Live Stream
Senators at Canadiens (Gander, N.L.) TBD
Blues at Blue Jackets 7 p.m.
Lightning at Panthers 7 p.m.
Devils at Islanders 7 p.m. MSG, MSG+, ESPN+
Blackhawks at Wild 8 p.m. NBCSCH, BSN, ESPN+
Golden Knights at Kings (Salt Lake City, Utah) 9 p.m. BSW, KTNV, ESPN+

Friday, Oct. 7

Matchup Time (ET) TV/Live Stream
Sabres at Penguins 7 p.m. ATTSN-PT, ESPN+
Maple Leafs at Red Wings 7:30 p.m. BSDET, TSN4, ESPN+
Jets at Flames 9 p.m.
Kraken at Oilers 9 p.m. KONG, ESPN+
Coyotes at Canucks 10 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 8

Matchup Time (ET) TV/Live Stream
Canadiens at Senators (Bouctouche, N.B.) TBD
Panthers at Lightning 4 p.m.
Ducks at Kings 5 p.m. BSSC, ESPN+
Stars at Wild 6 p.m. BSN, BSSW, ESPN+
Devils at Bruins 7 p.m. NESN, ESPN+
Rangers at Islanders 7 p.m. MSG, MSG+, ESPN+
Red Wings at Maple Leafs 7 p.m. TSN4, ESPN+
Blue Jackets at Capitals 7 p.m. NBCSWA, ESPN+
Coyotes at Golden Knights (Boise, Idaho) 8 p.m. KTNV, ESPN+
Blackhawks at Blues 8 p.m.

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