The National Hockey League officially made it clear to the public last week that their main television station, NHL Network, will televise 22 pre-season games to get fans even more pumped up for this year’s campaign. The New York Rangers will be featured in 3 of the games when they get set for battle against the Philadelphia Flyers Sept.17, then it’s Alain Vigneault v.s. John Tortorella’s Vancouver Canucks on Sept.26th and immediately following on Sept.27th, they will head to Los Angeles to battle the 2012 Stanley Cup champion Kings.
Fans will be able to take a good look and see where exactly their team might be heading this season. They will also get a chance to see their up and coming rookies that might have a good shot at making the final roster for 2013-14. Only time will tell.
The NBC Sports Network hasn’t verified yet if they will be airing any pre-season games. We will have to wait and see if more games are added to the list as the days carry on.
|Sept. 14||7 p.m. ET||Washington vs. Winnipeg|
|Sept. 15||6 p.m. ET||Pittsburgh vs. Columbus|
|Sept. 16||7 p.m. ET||Boston vs. Montreal|
|Sept. 16||10 p.m. ET||San Jose vs. Vancouver|
|Sept. 17||7 p.m. ET||NY Rangers vs. Philadelphia|
|Sept. 18||10 p.m. ET||Edmonton vs. Vancouver|
|Sept. 19||7:30 p.m. ET||Toronto vs. Ottawa|
|Sept. 20||7 p.m. ET||Chicago vs. Washington|
|Sept. 21||4 p.m. ET||Columbus vs. Pittsburgh|
|Sept. 21||7 p.m. ET||Toronto vs. Buffalo|
|Sept. 21||10 p.m. ET||Vancouver vs. Edmonton|
|Sept. 22||5 p.m. ET||Chicago vs. Detroit|
|Sept. 23||7 p.m. ET||Washington vs. Boston|
|Sept. 23||10 p.m. ET||Phoenix vs. Vancouver|
|Sept. 24||7 p.m. ET||New Jersey vs. Philadelphia|
|Sept. 24||10:30 p.m. ET||Vancouver vs. San Jose|
|Sept. 25||7:30 p.m. ET||Pittsburgh vs. Detroit|
|Sept. 26||7:30 p.m. ET||Boston vs. Winnipeg|
|Sept. 26||10 p.m. ET||NY Rangers vs. Vancouver|
|Sept. 27||7 p.m. ET||Philadelphia vs. Washington|
|Sept. 27||10:30 p.m. ET||NY Rangers vs. Los Angeles|
|Sept. 28||7 p.m. ET||Detroit vs. Toronto|
If you’d rather check them out live, New York Rangers tickets are available here. They have two local preseason games, beginning in Newark against the Devils on September 16th, followed by the NHL Network-televised game against the Flyers a day later. Tickets for Devils-Rangers are available for $29, but if you want to make the trip down to Philly, you can grab seats for as low as $5.