Anaheim Ducks and LA Kings open 90th season in England
National Hockey League will open its 2007-08 regular season overseas, as the
Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings will play in
London at the O2 Arena.
two-game series between the Ducks and Kings will be the first-ever regular
season NHL contests played in
event will be a home-and-home series that will take place on September 29 and
The NHL has
before, having played preseason games at Wembley Arena in 1992 and 1993.
the series, the Ducks will return to the
States to help raise the curtain on the regular season
schedule when they take on the Red Wings in
Detroit on Wednesday, October 3.
opens its home schedule on October 10 versus
Boston, when the team will raise the 2007
Stanley Cup championship banner. The Ducks host
Ottawa in a rematch of the Stanley Cup finals
on Monday, March 3.
be four games on season-opening night in North America, as
takes on the Maple Leafs in
busiest night of the season will be that Saturday, October 6, as 14 games are
on the docket. Three weeks later the New Jersey Devils will play their first
game at their new arena by taking on the Senators at the 17,625-seat
of Fame game will be on Saturday, November 10 between the New York Rangers and
Maple Leafs in
Two nights later, the Hall will celebrate the induction of longtime captain
Mark Messier, along with fellow players Ron Francis, Al MacInnis, Scott
Stevens, and builder Jim Gregory.
All-Star Game will be held in
on Sunday, January 27.
playoffs will start Wednesday, April 9 and will finish no later than Monday,