Chicago to play Eisbären Berlin on Sept. 29 in Berlin, Germany; Philadelphia to play Lausanne HC on Sept. 30 in Lausanne, Switzerland; Blackhawks and Flyers will open their regular season in Prague, Czech Republic on Oct. 4
The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers are set to face off in the 2019 NHL Global Series™ in Prague, Czech Republic, to open their 2019-20 regular season at O2 Arena on Friday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. CET (TV NOVA, NOVA Sport1, NHL Network, Sportsnet, NBCS-Chicago, NBCS-Philadelphia).
The 2019 NHL Global Series™ will mark the third consecutive season and eighth season overall the NHL has traveled to Europe to play regular-season games. These games reward the legion of loyal and passionate international fans by featuring some of the NHL’s biggest stars and generating interest in the League worldwide. The Blackhawks-Flyers matchup on Oct. 4 will be the 26th NHL regular-season game played in Europe and the fifth such game played in Prague.
Prior to the Chicago-Philadelphia season-opening matchup, the Blackhawks and Flyers will complete their training camps in Europe and will each play in an exhibition match as part of the 2019 NHL Global Series Challenge™. The Blackhawks will report to Berlin, Germany, and play an exhibition game against Eisbären Berlin on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Mercedes-Benz Arena at 7:30 p.m. CET (DAZN, DAZN Youtube, Spox Youtube, kicker.de, NHL Network, NBCS-Chicago+). The Flyers will report to Lausanne, Switzerland, and play an exhibition game against Lausanne HC on Monday, Sept. 30 at Vaudoise Arena at 8 p.m. CET (Teleclub Zoom, NHL Network, NBCS-Philadelphia+).
The games in Berlin, Lausanne and Prague will feature some of the NHL’s top talent from across the world. The Blackhawks roster includes captain Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Chomutov, Czech Republic native David Kampf and Plzen, Czech Republic native Dominik Kubalik. The Flyers roster includes captain Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier and Kladno, Czech Republic native Jakub Voracek.
In addition to the Blackhawks-Flyers contest in Prague, the 2019 NHL Global Series will visit Stockholm, Sweden, where the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning will face off in pair of regular-season games on Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 at Ericsson Globe.
As part of the League’s six international sites, NHL.com/sv, NHL.com/cs and NHL.com/de will serve as the official home for all of the latest news and information about the 2019 NHL Global Series as well as other features from around the NHL.