Bettman: NHL will return to Europe next 2 years

Ross Houston
November 10, 2019

They also played an exhibition game at the Odyssey in Belfast, Northern Ireland, defeating the Belfast Giants select team 5-1 on October 2.

Friday's announcements were made by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden, prior to the first of two games between the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning, who are participating in the 2019 NHL Global Series.

The NHL Global Series is heading to Finland and the Czech Republic.


The 2020 NHL Global Series will mark the fourth straight year and ninth season overall that the NHL has traveled to Europe to play regular-season games.

"It's so far away, but we had a great time in Sweden". "We have men that have been there and are from there and then to be able to bring our team and clearly show our crew close to, I assume our fellas get energized for that". Mikko Rantanen, who is presently out with a lower-entire body injuries, is from Nousiainen, Finland, just two hrs west of Helsinki. The and will play a couple of games in the Finnish capital of Helsinki.

Bednar also announced Saturday that defenseman Nikita Zadorov will miss time after he sustained a broken jaw in the second period on Thursday. The win gave them their first in their last six games and they will try to keep the momentum on their side as they try to end another streak by picking up their first win in their last four games against the Blue Jackets.We're going to need our TI-83 for this one. Matt Nieto and Matt Calvert also tallied for Colorado. The team played worse during their recent slump is averaging 1.6 goals per game in its last five games.


"Tenacious on pucks, hard on pucks". Pierre-Luc Dubois has recorded 8 points over the last 10 games for Columbus.

He'll be back at it versus the Blue Jackets on Saturday.


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