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When does the NHL season start for 2018-19?

When does the NHL hockey season begin for 2018-19? What is the date of the NHL opening game for 2018?

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The 2018-19 NHL season begins on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. See below for the dates and time when your team is scheduled to play its first NHL game from the list below.

2018-19 NHL regular season openers

NHL Games on OCTOBER 3, 2018
Montreal Canadiens: Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Maple Leafs (7 p.m. ET, Sportsnet)
Toronto Maple Leafs: Wednesday, Oct. 3 vs. Canadiens (7 p.m. ET, Sportsnet)
Washington Capitals: Wednesday, Oct. 3 vs. Bruins (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN)
Boston Bruins: Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Capitals (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN)
Calgary Flames: Wednesday, Oct. 3 vs. Canucks (10 p.m. ET, Sportsnet)
Vancouver Canucks: Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Flames (10 p.m. ET, Sportsnet)
Anaheim Ducks: Wednesday, Oct. 3 vs. Sharks (10:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN)
San Jose Sharks: Wednesday, Oct. 3 vs. Ducks (10:30 p.m. ET, Sportsnet)

NHL games on OCTOBER 4, 2018
Buffalo Sabres: Thursday, Oct. 4 vs. Bruins (7 p.m. ET)
Carolina Hurricanes: Thursday, Oct. 4 vs. Islanders (7 p.m. ET)
New York Islanders: Thursday, Oct. 4 at Hurricanes (7 p.m. ET)
Pittsburgh Penguins: Thursday, Oct. 4 vs. Capitals (7 p.m. ET)
Chicago Blackhawks: Thursday, Oct. 4 at Senators (7:30 p.m. ET)
Columbus Blue Jackets: Thursday, Oct. 4 at Red Wings (7:30 p.m. ET)
Detroit Red Wings: Thursday, Oct. 4 vs. Blue Jackets (7:30 p.m. ET)
Nashville Predators: Thursday, Oct. 4 at Rangers (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN)
New York Rangers: Thursday, Oct. 4 vs. Predators (7:30 p.m. ET)
Ottawa Senators: Thursday, Oct. 4 vs. Blackhawks (7:30 p.m. ET)
Minnesota Wild: Thursday, Oct. 4 at Colorado (8 p.m. ET)
St. Louis Blues: Thursday, Oct. 4 vs. Jets (8 p.m. ET)
Winnipeg Jets: Thursday, Oct. 4 at Blues (8 p.m. ET)
Dallas Stars: Thursday, Oct. 4 vs. Coyotes (8:30 p.m. ET)
Arizona Coyotes: Thursday, Oct. 4 at Stars (8:30 p.m. ET)
Colorado Avalanche: Thursday, Oct. 4 vs. Wild (9 p.m. ET)
Philadelphia Flyers: Thursday, Oct. 4 at Golden Knights (10 p.m. ET, NBCSN)
Vegas Golden Knights: Thursday, Oct. 4 vs. Flyers (10 p.m. ET, NBCSN)

NHL games on OCTOBER 5, 2018
Los Angeles Kings: Friday, Oct. 5 vs. Sharks (10:30 p.m. ET)

NHL games on OCTOBER 6, 2018
Edmonton Oilers: Saturday, Oct. 6 vs. Devils (1 p.m. ET, in Sweden)
New Jersey Devils: Saturday Oct. 6 vs. Oilers (1 p.m. ET, in Sweden)
Florida Panthers: Saturday, Oct. 6 at Lightning (7 p.m. ET)
Tampa Bay Lighting: Saturday, Oct. 6 vs. Panthers (7 p.m. ET)

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