How Many Games In A Regular NHL Season?
There are 1,312 games in a regular NHL season. It comprises 26 division games, 24 conference games, and 32 inter-conference games from 32 NHL teams.
The league has four divisions: Atlantic and Metropolitan divisions (Eastern Conference) and Central and Pacific divisions (Western Conference).
The regular season games run from early October to April. The NHL franchises give their best to stand on seasonal ratings. The seasonal standings define which teams are going to the Stanley Cup.
Before the regular games, there is a pre-season that runs during September. During this period, coaches try out new players and enhance the skills of existing players.
How Many Games In NHL Season Per Team?
There are 82 games in the NHL season per team. It includes 41 home games and 41 home-away games.
The hockey league releases a schedule for every team before the regular season starts. They schedule the date, time, the team opponent for the game.
Each team's schedule is set up so they play 2 to 5 games at home and 2 to 5 on the road. Each team will play an average of 7-8 home and away games monthly throughout the season.
Two points are awarded for wins, one point for a loss in overtime or shootout, and no points for a loss in regulation time.
|26 games||3-4 games against team within divison|
|24 games||3 games against division within conference|
|32 games||2 games against teams from opponent conference|
The 2022-23 NHL regular season schedule by team was released in July 2022.
The new 2023-24 NHL season starts on October 2023 and ends on June 2024. The preseason games will be held in Australia.
The Arizona Coyotes and the Los Angeles Kings are set to play a first preseason game on September 23 and 24 at Rod Laver Arena.