NHL games today: Rangers vs Islanders tops Sunday’s NHL schedule


With the 2023-24 NHL season underway, keep our NHL games today breakdown bookmarked for all your daily schedule needs.

NHL games today: Feb. 18

There are three NHL games today. Sunday’s NHL schedule begins at 3:00 PM ET with the New York Rangers vs New York Islanders at 3:00 PM ET. You can watch the Rangers vs Islanders game on ABC or ESPN+.

Wrapping up the NHL schedule today is the Los Angeles Kings vs Pittsburgh Penguins at 6:00 PM ET along with a matchup between the Arizona Coyotes vs Colorado Avalanche, with the puck dropping in that matchup at 6:00 PM ET.

When does the NHL season start?

The 2023-’24 NHL season started on Tuesday, Oct. 10 with a tripleheader. The season-opening NHL schedule featured all three matchups on ESPN.

How many games in the NHL season?

There are 82 games played during the NHL season, ranging from October through May.

When is the NHL All-Star game?

The 2024 NHL All-Star Game will be held at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario on Feb. 3. The Toronto Maple Leafs are serving as host for the NHL All-Star Game in 2024, the first time since 2012 that a Canadian city hosted the All-Star Game.

When is the NHL trade deadline?

The 2023-’24 NHL trade deadline is on Saturday, March 8. It’s five days later than when the NHL trade deadline is typically held. The hope is this will incentivize teams to make more deals.

When is the 2024 NHL Draft?

While an official date hasn’t been announced, the 2024 NHL Draft is expected to be held in June 2024. The tentative expectation is that the NHL Draft 2024 will be from June 28-29.

When do the 2024 NHL playoffs start?

The 2024 NHL Playoffs start a few days after the regular season ends on April 18, 2024.

When are the Stanley Cup finals?

NHL: Stanley Cup Final-Washington Capitals at Vegas Golden Knights
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The 2024 Stanley Cup Finals are scheduled for June of 2024.

2023 Stanley Cup Finals

Game Date Matchup Time TV Info
1 Saturday, June 3 Golden Knights 5, Panthers 2 8:00 PM TNT
2 Monday, June 5 Golden Knights 7, Panthers 2 8:00 PM TNT
3 Thursday, June 8 Panthers 3, Knights 2 (OT) 8:00 PM TNT
4 Saturday, June 10 Golden Knights 3, Panthers 2 8:00 PM TNT
5 Tuesday, June 13 Golden Knights 9, Panthers 3 8:00 PM TNT

Stanley Cup winners

NHL: Stanley Cup Final-Florida Panthers at Vegas Golden Knights
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The Vegas Golden Knights are the reigning Stanley Cup champions after defeating the Florida Panthers in five games of the 2023 Stanley Cup Finals.

  • 2023: Vegas Golden Knights 4, Florida Panthers 1
  • 2022: Colorado Avalanche 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 2
  • 2021: Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Montreal Canadiens 1
  • 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Dallas Stars 2
  • 2019: St. Louis Blues 4, Boston Bruins 3
  • 2018: Washington Capitals 4, Vegas Golden Knights 1
  • 2017: Pittsburgh Penguins 4, Nashville Predators 2
  • 2016: Pittsburgh Penguins 4, San Jose Sharks 2
  • 2015: Chicago Blackhawks 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 2
  • 2014: Los Angeles Kings 4, New York Rangers 1
  • 2013: Chicago Blackhawks 4, Boston Bruins 2
  • 2012: Los Angeles Kings 4, New Jersey Devils 2

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