How do NHL seasons work?
Gone are the temporary divisions from last season, including the All-Canadian North Division, as the league’s teams revert back to the alignment they had in the 2019-20 season: the Metropolitan and Atlantic divisions in the Eastern Conference and the Central and Pacific divisions in the Western Conference.
How many games are in the 2021 2022 NHL season?
The 2021–22 NHL season is the 105th season of operation (104th season of play) of the National Hockey League (NHL).
|2021–22 NHL season|
|Duration||October 12, 2021 – June 2022|
|Number of games||82|
|Number of teams||32|
How long is the 2020 NHL season?
The 2019–20 NHL season was the 103rd season of operation (102nd season of play) of the National Hockey League.
|2019–20 NHL season|
|Duration||October 2, 2019 – March 11, 2020 August 1 – September 28, 2020|
|Number of games||68–71|
|Number of teams||31|
What is the normal NHL season?
In the regular season, which generally runs from early October through early April, teams play 82 games which determine their standings.
How many games are played in the NHL this season?
The 868-game regular-season schedule — 56 games per team — will conclude Saturday, May 8, when 30 of the League’s 31 teams take to the ice. A complete listing of each team’s 2020-21 regular-season opening game is below and the complete 2020-21 regular-season schedule is attached.
How will the 2022 NHL playoffs work?
May 2, 2022: Playoffs begin
Two divisions per conference, 4 divisions total, 8 teams per division. The top 8 teams from each conference make the playoffs, with the top teams from each division securing the first and second spots in their conference, based on point totals.