The Nashville Predators have released their 2021-22 schedule which includes a four-game homestand to start the season. The team will play its first game against the NHL’s new expansion team, the Seattle Kraken. The opening homestand will also feature the Carolina Hurricanes, Los Angeles Kings, and the New York Rangers.
The divisions for the league have been realigned after last year’s shortened 56-game season where games were only played among teams within a certain distance to prevent long travel and to reduce the risk of Covid-19. The upcoming season will be a standard 82-game season with 40 games being held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The Preds will also host a NHL Stadium Series game against the defending Stanley Cup Champions, Tampa Bay Lightning, at Nissan Stadium on Feb. 26.
The Preds will only play two round games and will close out the month with home games vs. San Jose (Oct. 26) and the New York Islanders (Oct. 30). Nashville will have a busy November as they will play 15 games overall, 10 of which will be on the road. They will have a long road trip as well between November 2-11 as they face Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Chicago, Dallas, and St. Louis in a 10-day span. December boasts a similar schedule as the team will play 15 games, including 10 on the road. A road trip between Dec. 7-12 leads the Preds to Detroit and New York to face the Islanders, Rangers, and Devils.
The Predators will kickoff 2022 on home ice with a New Year’s Day tilt against rival Chicago before heading west for three games at Vegas, Los Angeles, and Arizona from Jan. 4-8. February will feature three home games as the schedule includes a built-in break for the 2022 NHL All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics set for Feb. 7-22.
March begins with Nashville’s second trip to Seattle of the season (March 2) as part of a two-game stretch that finishes in San Jose (March 5). Seven of Nashville’s next 12 contests will be at Bridgestone Arena, starting with a three-game homestand against Dallas, Anaheim, and St. Louis from March 8-12. April will see the team play at Bridgestone Arena nine times starting with the second half of a road-home back-to-back against Buffalo and Washington on April 1-2. Nashville’s game versus Washington highlights a two-week span in which the team will play seven of eight games on home ice from April 2-17, featuring games against Minnesota, Florida, Edmonton, San Jose, Chicago, and St. Louis. Nashville will conclude the 2021-22 campaign with a road back-to-back set in Colorado and Arizona on April 28-29.
All regionally available games will be televised on Bally Sports South and the Bally Sports app with a full broadcast schedule being announced at a later date. For information on Predators season tickets or to purchase, click here.
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