2024-25 NHL Opening Day Schedule; Home Openers for all Teams

NHL Opening Day Schedule

The 2024-25 NHL opening day schedule is out. The home openers for all of the teams are released. These games are all of the North American home games since there are games in Prague to start the season. The LA Kings have the latest home opener on October 24th against San Jose. The earliest are on October 8th. We get to see the Panthers vs Boston, Kraken vs St. Louis, and the debut of the Utah Hockey club then. 

When does the 2024-25 NHL Preseason Start? 

The 2024-25 NHL preseason schedule starts on September 22nd, 2024. The teams all play between six and seven games this preseason. All of the schedules, times, and matchups for those games are up for you here

When is the First Game of the 2024-25 NHL Regular Season? 

The first game of the 2024-25 NHL regular season is on October 4th, 2024. We get to see the Buffalo Sabres play the New Jersey Devils. The game is part of the 2024 NHL Global Series. It is taking place in Prague, Czech Republic. 

2024-25 NHL Opening Day Schedule – Home Openers

Here is the 2024-25 NHL Opening Day schedule for you. These are all of the team’s home openers for the regular season. 

Anaheim Ducks – Oct. 16 vs. Utah
Boston Bruins – Oct. 10 vs. Montreal
Buffalo Sabres – Oct. 10 vs. Los Angeles (North American home opener)
Calgary Flames – Oct. 12 vs. Philadelphia
Carolina Hurricanes – Oct. 11 vs. Tampa Bay
Chicago Blackhawks – Oct. 17 vs. San Jose
Colorado Avalanche – Oct. 12 vs. Columbus
Columbus Blue Jackets – Oct. 15 vs. Florida
Dallas Stars – Oct. 12 vs. NY Islanders
Detroit Red Wings – Oct. 10 vs. Pittsburgh
Edmonton Oilers – Oct. 9 vs. Winnipeg
Florida Panthers – Oct. 8 vs. Boston
Los Angeles Kings – Oct. 24 vs. San Jose
Minnesota Wild – Oct. 10 vs. Columbus
Montreal Canadiens – Oct. 9 vs. Toronto
Nashville Predators – Oct. 10 vs. Dallas
New Jersey Devils – Oct. 10 vs. Toronto (North American home opener)
New York Islanders – Oct. 10 vs. Utah
New York Rangers – Oct. 12 vs. Utah
Ottawa Senators – Oct. 10 vs. Florida
Philadelphia Flyers – Oct. 19 vs. Vancouver
Pittsburgh Penguins – Oct. 9 vs. NY Rangers
San Jose Sharks – Oct. 10 vs. St. Louis
Seattle Kraken – Oct. 8 vs. St. Louis
St. Louis Blues – Oct. 15 vs. Minnesota
Tampa Bay Lightning – Oct. 12 vs. Carolina
Toronto Maple Leafs – Oct. 12 vs. Pittsburgh
Utah Hockey Club – Oct. 8 vs. Chicago
Vancouver Canucks – Oct. 9 vs. Calgary
Vegas Golden Knights – Oct. 9 vs. Colorado
Washington Capitals – Oct. 12 vs. New Jersey
Winnipeg Jets – Oct. 11 vs. Chicago
2024-25 NHL Opening Day Schedule – Home Openers

Printable 2024-25 NHL Opening Day Schedule

printable 2024-25 NHL opening day schedule

I love to have a printable 2024-25 NHL opening day schedule. We have one up in PDF for you here and image format too. I just find it helps me to follow which games I want to track when all of the action starts. So, here you go. 

2025 NHL Postseason Schedules

So, once the NHL season gets going, everyone will want to know what the Stanley Cup playoff schedule looks like. We have that as well as a blank, printable 2025 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff bracket for you in PDF. Fans love to use these to game out scenarios for what might happen with their favorite team(s) as the season goes on. Who knows, will this be the year your team adds itself to the list of Stanley Cup Winners? Another shot for Canada to get back on the board? 

2023 Global Series Highlights

Here are highlights from the NHL Global Series game held in Sweden last year. Prague definitely looks like it will be a fun one this year. 

Will Lewis

Have been covering sports of all types for more than 18 years. March Madness is my favorite time of year before we hit the NBA and NHL playoffs. Will is a lifelong Kentucky Wildcats fan and rooted for the Bengals way back when Joe Montana dashed our hopes and dreams. Now a Padres fan as well. He covers all sports here at Sports Brackets.

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