A Comprehensive Guide To NHL Schedule Week 1 - October 2 to 8

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The 2021 NHL preseason has already started, and we are well into the first week. All the teams have already started trying out various strategies in the preseason games. The squads have brought their main season intensity to the preseason itself. This has already led to some great games before the main season starts on October 12. According to the NHL schedule week 1, some great matches will be played. Let us look at the NHL schedule week 1 to find out about the matches this week.

 

2021 NHL Schedule Week 1 - Preseason

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 2

 

Anaheim at Arizona, 6 p.m.

Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m.

Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Winnipeg at Edmonton, 7 p.m.

NY Rangers at Boston, 7 p.m.

Columbus at Detroit, 7 p.m.

New Jersey vs. NY Islanders, at Bridgeport, Conn. (Webster Bank Arena), 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Nashville, 8 p.m.

Chicago vs. St Louis, at Independence, Mo. (Cable Dahmer Arena), 8 p.m.

Calgary vs. Seattle, at Kent, Wash. (Accesso ShowWare Center), 10 p.m.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 3

 

Detroit at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

Winnipeg at Vancouver, 7 p.m.

 

MONDAY, OCT. 4

 

Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Columbus at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Washington at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Chicago at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Calgary at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

Anaheim at San Jose, 10 p.m.

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 5

 

Montreal at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Nashville at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia vs. NY Islanders, at Bridgeport, Conn. (Webster Bank Arena), 7 p.m.

Florida vs. Tampa Bay, at Orlando, Fla. (Amway Center), 7 p.m.

St. Louis at Dallas, 8 p.m.

Vegas at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Seattle at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

Arizona at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6

 

Washington at Boston, 7 p.m.

New Jersey at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Calgary at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

St. Louis at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 7

 

Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m.

NY Islanders at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Florida at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Colorado at Dallas, 8 p.m.

Vancouver at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

Arizona at Vegas, 10 p.m.

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 8

 

Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m.

Columbus at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Winnipeg at Calgary, 9 p.m.

 

Anaheim Ducks vs. Arizona Coyotes

 

The Anaheim Ducks had a great showing in the preseason opener a couple of days ago. The team is preparing for the upcoming National Hockey League season with a friendly match against the Arizona Coyotes at the Honda Center. The match will take place from 7 p.m., and you can get all the coverage on the move on the radio station AM 1110 KRDC. The Anaheim Ducks seek to construct a satisfactory victory over the Sharks that happened a few days ago. The attack of the Anaheim Ducks was led by Kodie Curran, Sonny Milano, Alexander Volkov, and Troy Terry. They made many multi-point efforts. The newbie goalkeepers Olle Eriksson and Lukas Dostal split the time in front of the goal to secure a good victory for the Anaheim Ducks.

 

The match tonight begins a series of games for the next week for the Anaheim Ducks. The team will host San Jose at the Honda Center a few days later to complete back-to-back home matches before going to the Gila River Arena to play against the Coyotes at their home ground on Saturday. The training camp roster of the Anaheim Ducks presently includes 55 players. These include 30 forwards, 20 defensemen, and more than five goalkeepers. The Arizona Coyotes also started this year's preseason with a victory. They overcame the Kings at the Gila River Arena. Dylan Guenther was in the top ten overall in this year's edition of the NHL Draft. He got the highest number of points in the game, including the match-winning goal with only a few minutes remaining on the clock in regulation. The Arizona Coyotes also have a new manager this season. Andre Tourigny became another famed head coach in the history of the franchise. He has joined the team after more than 14 seasons in the Canadian Hockey League.

 

What to Look for in NHL Schedule Week 1 Preseason

 

This week, the majority of the teams in the National Hockey League have begun their preseason schedule. These are matches that prepare the staff and the players for the grueling season ahead. Decision-makers, such as managers and coaches, utilize these matches to determine who makes the cut for active roster duty when the regular season starts. The results of the preseason games do not matter in the final picture. But they do have an important purpose. They should not be viewed through the same lens as watching a playoff match or regular-season games. Some general issues should be kept in mind when the preseason games start. 

 

Many teams will play nearly five games in the preseason against some of the teams in their division. Some games may be against the bitter rivals of these teams. So, the teams will also be excited to win against these opponents in the preseason games, even if they do not matter much. The players would be looking to put in a stellar performance to solidify their place in the starting lineup for the main season. There is no guarantee that a great performance by a player or a team in the preseason may translate to a great one in the main season itself. There have been times when some teams have dominated other teams and arch-rivals in the preseason. They have got the fans excited and the experts singing their praises. But once the main season arrives, these teams have self-imploded and face-planted themselves to slide down to the league's bottom half.

 

Of course, this does not mean that teams can afford to take the preseason lightly. If the teams and the players do not perform well, it could raise some massive red flags for all the parties involved with the teams. So, it would be great if our favorite teams and players performed well over the entire season. Whatever the case, we are sure to get some fascinating matchups in the NHL schedule week 1 preseason itself.

 

NHL Schedule Week 1 has some great matches lined up

 

The NHL schedule week 1 is going to have several big matches played. The preseason is already experiencing some incredible action, which has excited the fans for this year's main season. Also, fans will enjoy the matches while sitting in the stadiums after the coronavirus lockdowns the previous year restricted fan entry. As usual, there will be great telecast coverage of the matches also. People of all ages will enjoy this year's edition of the National Hockey League.

 

 


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