2013-14 NHL Tickets

It seems like only yesterday that the Chicago Blackhawks were winning their second Stanley Cup in four years, defeating the Boston Bruins in six games. The competitive, shortened 2013 season makes an October start for the 2013-14 NHL regular season seem a bit out of place, but the return to a full 82-game schedule and the addition of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi both cause the 2013-14 NHL season to expand. Hockey fans have been treated to a full NHL preseason since the players are not locked out, and a few interesting offseason developments have set up some interesting games in the initial stretch of the 2013-14 NHL schedule.

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Last season’s playoffs featured excitement surrounding a resurgent and tough (if also lucky) Toronto Maple Leafs squad, a Pittsburgh Penguins team that loaded up on talent at the trade deadline, only to fall short, and the aforementioned Chicago Blackhawks who began the season with a historic points streak and finished the playoffs demonstrating why they truly deserved to be the front runner all season. Now, those Leafs have already been involved in the preseason’s nastiest scrum (goalie fight!), the Penguins are infusing home-grown talent where rented veterans stood at the end of the year, the Boston Bruins have reworked their lineup after trading away once-highly-touted Tyler Seguin to Dallas, and everyone’s still targeting the Hawks while they eye their third Cup in five years. The league is hoping to continue riding the wave of excitement built in last year’s playoffs to fuel big early turnouts during the 2013-14 NHL regular season, and NHL tickets in your town are likely to be in high demand from the first puck drop. Use SeatGeek ticket search and Deal Score to find the best value on NHL ticket prices for your favorite team!

New NHL Divisions

The newly structured NHL conferences are unbalanced, with 14 teams in the Western Conference and 16 teams in the Eastern Conference. Each conference is divided into two equal divisions. The Columbus Blue Jackets and Detroit Red Wings switched from West to East, while the Winnipeg Jets finally moved West following the team’s relocation from Atlanta a couple of years ago. We’ve listed each team’s total points from the shortened 2013 season so you can see how the new divisions stack up.

NHL Metroplitan Division Teams

Team Home Arena 2013 Points
Pittsburgh Penguins Consol Energy Center 72
Washington Capitals Verizon Center 57
NY Rangers Madison Sq. Garden 56
Columbus Blue Jackets Nationwide Arena 55
NY Islanders Nassau Coliseum 55
Philadelphia Flyers Wells Fargo Center 49
New Jersey Devils Prudential Center 48
Carolina Hurricanes PNC Arena 42

NHL Atlantic Division Teams

Team Home Arena 2013 Points
Montreal Canadiens Bell Centre 63
Boston Bruins TD Garden 62
Toronto Maple Leafs Air Canada Centre 57
Ottawa Senators Canadian Tire Centre 56
Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena 56
Buffalo Sabres First Niagara Center 48
Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Times Forum 40
Florida Panthers BB&T Center 36

NHL Central Division Teams

Team Home Arena 2013 Points
Chicago Blackhawks United Center 77
St. Louis Blues Scottrade Center 60
Minnesota Wild Xcel Energy Center 55
Winnipeg Jets MTS Center 51
Dallas Stars American Airlines Center 48
Nashville Predators Bridgestone Arena 41
Colorado Avalanche Pepsi Center 39

NHL Pacific Division Teams

Team Home Arena 2013 Points
Anaheim Ducks Honda Center 66
Los Angeles Kings Staples Center 59
Vancouver Canucks Rogers Arena 59
San Jose Sharks SAP Center 57
Phoenix Coyotes Jobing.com Arena 51
Edmonton Oilers Rexall Place 45
Calgary Flames Scotiabank Saddledome 42

2013-14 NHL Schedule

Right out of the gate, realigned NHL teams in new divisions will meet new foes, including Detroit at Carolina and Winnipeg at Edmonton. The Washington Capitals, fresh off a strong finish in the 2013 regular season that helped land NHL MVP Alexander Ovechkin win his third Hart Trophy, will try to get off to a better start than they did last season on opening night in Chicago.

Matchup City State venue
10/1/13 Leafs at Canadiens Montreal Quebec Bell Centre
10/1/13 Caps at Blackhawks Chicago IL United Center
10/1/13 Jets at Oilers Edmonton Alberta Rexall Place
10/2/13 Leafs at Flyers Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center
10/2/13 Sabres at Wings Detroit MI Joe Louis Arena
10/2/13 Ducks at Avalanche Denver CO Pepsi Center
10/3/13 Devils at Penguins Pittsburgh PA Consol Energy Center
10/3/13 Lightning at Bruins Boston MA TD Garden
10/3/13 Flames at Caps Washington DC Verizon Center
10/3/13 Preds at Blues St. Louis MO Scottrade Center
10/3/13 Kings at Wild St. Paul MN Xcel Energy Center
10/3/13 Panthers at Stars Dallas TX American Airlines Center
10/3/13 Rangers at Coyotes Glendale AZ Jobing.com Arena
10/3/13 Canucks at Sharks San Jose CA SAP Center
10/4/13 Sens at Sabres Buffalo NY First Niagara Center
10/4/13 Isles at Devils Newark NJ Prudential Center
10/4/13 Red Wings at Hurricanes Raleigh NC PNC Arena
10/4/13 Flames at Blue Jackets Columbus OH Nationwide Arena
10/4/13 Kings at Jets Winnipeg Manitoba MTS Center
10/4/13 Preds at Avalanche Denver CO Pepsi Center

NHL Olympic Break 2014

The 2014 Sochi Olympics will feature ice hockey games played from February 12 through the February 23 Olympic gold medal game. Once again, professional hockey players, including those on rosters for the 2013-14 NHL regular season, are eligible to participate. The NHL Olympic hockey break will begin February 9, and the league will restart operations February 19. No games are scheduled until after the 2014 Olympic hockey gold medal game, but the early start will provide players not on Olympic rosters to begin practicing with their teams after the ten-day hiatus. Check back with SeatGeek for updates on the Winter Olympic hockey teams and the players representing their countries at the 2014 Russian games. The 2014 NHL All Star Game has also been cancelled because of this break, standard practice for the NHL since the Olympics started welcoming professional players.

Best NHL Teams

Chicago Blackhawks Tickets

The young & potent Blackhawks just won their second Stanley Cup in the last four seasons. Look for Jonathon Toews, Patrick Kane, and friends to make a strong push for back to back championship parties in the Windy City.

Boston Bruins Tickets

The B’s overcame a tough divisional fight with Montreal last season before steamrolling their way through the Eastern Conference playoffs. Although they lost the Jarome Iginla sweepstakes at the 2013 trading deadline, the sniper signed with Boston during the off-season as they reload for a full-season run.

Los Angeles Kings Tickets

The LA Kings threatened in the 2013 Western Conference playoffs, but their repeat bid for a Stanley Cup fell short at the hands of eventual champ Chicago. Superb goalie Jonathon Quick will stand strong to give his teammates a chance to get back to the 2014 Stanley Cup Final.

Pittsburgh Penguins Tickets

Despite the trading coup they pulled off at the deadline, the Penguins suffered a number of injuries and never got back to full power in the Eastern Conference playoffs; they fell way short in the Conference Finals against Boston and are ready for the new campaign with a resurgent core centered by Sidney Crosby & Evgeni Malkin.

2013-14 NHL Highlights