Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin It seems like hockey just ended, but were already gearing up for the next season. The NHL schedule recently released starts in October and Sports Vacations has you covered. Let’s take a look at some of the best match ups by date of the game. Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. Phoenix Coyotes When: Oct. 10th, 2017 Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV Why: First major professional sports game in Las Vegas This is the first year in the league for the expansion team Las Vegas Golden Knights. This game marks their first home game, and also the first major professional sporting game in Las Vegas. Feel free to make bets on them before the game, but don’t expect the team to do much on-ice this year. At least you can go try and make your money back at the casinos as soon as the game is over. Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins When: Nov. 11th, 2017 Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN Why: Rematch of the Stanley Cup Finals Okay, so this is actually the second game of the season between the two 2017 Stanley Cup Final teams. The first one is played on Oct. 7th in Pittsburgh. But trust us, watching this game in Nashville Smashville will be better. The Predators play in what is widely considered to be the loudest arena in the NHL with the best game experience in the league. Skip the game in Pittsburgh and go watch this game in Music City. Even Pittsburgh fans agree. New York Rangers vs. Buffalo Sabres When: Jan 1st, 2018 Where: Citi Field, NYC, NY Why: The Winter Classic The NHL continues its Winter Classic matches in New York City this year, with Citi Field hosting. This traditional baseball field (Home of the Mets) will be converted to a hockey rink and feature two of the older teams in the league. The atmosphere for these games are incredible and always packed. Hockey goes back to its roots with the game being played outdoor in the elements. This is one of the most unique games that the NHL does each year and you will not want to miss this. It is always played on New Year’s Day, so if you are in the city celebrating you might as well check it out. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals When: March 3rd, 2018 Where: Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland Why: Stadium Series Match up Similar to the Winter Classic, but not played on New Year’s Day, the NHL continues its Stadium Series games in Maryland this year. This game also features two of the most popular and oldest teams in the league. You can guarantee this game will be sold out with all of the DC residents and Capitals fans flocking here. Home of the Navy Midshipmen football team and the Military Bowl Game, this will be another special outdoor game that is a must see. Create your own Sports Vacation today by using the Master Calendar!