The National Hockey League will resume on January 13 – and SPORT1 + The strongest ice hockey league in the world is right in the middle of the new season.
Under a new agreement with the NHL, SPORT1 + will feature live games from all of the Stanley Cup Final games on the regular season as well as Play TV and Pay-TV.
The regular highlight magazine “NHL on the fly” is also on the program. During the season, selected live broadcasts are also available on free TV. Game 1 Planned This season too, German NHL giants such as Leon Dreiszital, MVP, Philippe Grubauer or Dominique Kahun as the winner of the Heart Trophy 2019/20 want to create a sensation again.
To start the show SPORT1 + On the night of Thursday, January 14, the Colorado Avalanche has a duel between German goalkeeper Philippe Grauber and the St. Louis Blues, 2019 champions, from 4:30 p.m. The new NHL season begins this week. A total of six live games to watch.
New division and rivalry: this is how the NHL season works
This year the NHL regular season will begin on January 13 and end on May 8, followed by the Stanley Cup playoffs beginning May 11, so that they end on July 9. A total of 56 main round games will be played in this short season. In addition, 31 teams will be divided into four new divisions based on their geographical location.
The Scotland North Division constitutes seven teams from Canada, while 24 US teams are assigned to three divisions – the Massmutual NHL East Division, Discover NHL Central Division and Honda NHL West Division. To reduce travel expenses, the respective teams only compete in the regular season against teams from their own department.
The four best clubs in each division qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which are also played within the division in the first two rounds (# 1 vs. # 4; # 2 vs. # 3). The four teams that reached the semi-finals of the playoffs will be fielded in the regular season according to their balance sheet. The top seeded team meets the fourth seeded team in one series and plays number two against number three in the second series.
Can Leon Draisaitl Build On His Dream Season?
From the German point of view, of course, it says once again Leon Dreisital in Focus: The 25-year-old earned his place in the history books of the previous season, winning the Art Ross Trophy for the league’s top scorer and the Hart Trophy for the NHL MVP as the first German. As a new teammate, Dracital brought compatriot Dominic Cahun to his side at Edmonton Oilers.
Philippe Grubauer (Colorado Avalanche), Thomas Greiss (Detroit Red Wings) and Tobias Ryder (Buffalo Sabers) want to regain their attention again with good performances. No. 3 pick Tim Stutzley (Ottawa Senators) is looking forward to his NHL debut this season.
Selected live games on SPORT1 +
Get up during the regular season SPORT1 + Selected live games from the NHL with original German or English commentary in the program. The Stanley Cup Playoffs and all Stanley Cup Finals will also be shown live on SPORT1 +. There are also individual live broadcasts on free TV throughout the course of the season Game 1 Planned Also, with Game 1 NHL season on your digital platform SPORT1.de and in the Game 1 Apps with latest news and highlight clips.
2020/21 NHL season comes out SPORT1 + This week’s schedule features six live games, including the two-time coveted City Derby against the New York Rangers, from the New York Rangers and superstars dueling the Pittsburgh Penguins and Alexander Ovechkin from the Washington Capitals on Sunday evening primetime.