The Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning are set to face off in the 2019 NHL Global Series™ in Stockholm, Sweden, at Ericsson Globe on Friday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. CET (Viasat, Viaplay, NBCSN, Sportsnet1) and on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. CET (Viasat, Viaplay, NHL Network, Sportsnet1, MSG-B, SUN).
The 2019 NHL Global Series marks the third straight year and eighth season overall that the NHL has traveled to Europe to play regular-season games. These games reward the legions of loyal and passionate fans in Europe that enjoy live NHL games available via international media partners and the NHL’s streaming service, NHL.TV™. The NHL’s biggest stars are also featured across numerous social media platforms and on NHL.com in eight languages for the League’s international fans.
The Lightning and Sabres rosters both feature some of the NHL’s top talent from across the world, including natives of Sweden. The Lightning roster includes captain Steven Stamkos, 2019 Hart Memorial Trophy winner Nikita Kucherov, 2019 Vezina Trophy winner Andrei Vasilevskiy and Swedish native Victor Hedman, winner of the 2018 Norris Memorial Trophy. The Sabres roster includes captain Jack Eichel, and Swedish natives Rasmus Dahlin, Marcus Johansson, Johan Larsson, Victor Olofsson and Linus Ullmark.
The pair of games between the Sabres and Lightning on Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 will mark the 27th and 28th NHL regular-season games played in Europe, the 12th and 13th NHL such games played in Sweden, and the 11th and 12th such games played at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm. On Thursday, Nov. 7, practices for both the Sabres and Lightning will be open to the public at Ericsson Globe. Ticket opportunities to the open practices are available for purchase at axs.com. All tickets are available at a fan-friendly price of 150 SEK. Tickets are for both practices and are available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.
On Oct. 4, the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers faced off in their season-opening game in Prague, Czech Republic (PHI 4, CHI 3), which was also part of the 2019 NHL Global Series™. Prior to their opening matchup, the Blackhawks and Flyers completed their training camps in Germany and Switzerland, respectively, and each played an exhibition match as part of the 2019 NHL Global Series Challenge™.
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