How many games do NHL teams play? Season Format
The regular season will be 56 games with exclusively intradivision play. Each team in the East, Central and West divisions will play every other team in its division eight times, and each team in the North Division will play every other team in its division nine or 10 times. There will be no preseason.
How often do NHL teams play? Teams rotate every season. The schedule is structured so that every NHL team plays in every arena at least once per season. The San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche played each other 4 times in 2013–14 and 2015–16, but only twice in 2014–15 and 2016–17 in favour of 5 games against all their divisional opponents.
Which NHL teams play the most of nights? The Ducks play the most games on off-nights with 45. The Capitals (44), Rangers (44), Coyotes (43), Jets (41), Blackhawks (41), and Avalanche (41) are the only other teams above 40.
What NHL team plays the most on Sundays? The team with the most Sunday games this season is the Islanders with 14, followed by the Rangers, Wild, and Ducks with 13.