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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Flyers in Prague, Lightning in Stockholm, NHL Global Series

 NHL Global Series 2019: Schedule, dates for Sweden, Czech Republic confirmed.

The National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), in conjunction with Live Nation Sweden, today announced that the Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning will participate in the 2019 NHL Global Series.

 Dahlin, Sabres to play Hedman, Lightning in Sweden for Global Series.

Flyers to play in 2019 NHL Global Series in Switzerland & Czech Republic

Flyers in Czech Republic, Lightning in Sweden, 2019 NHL Global Series schedule confirmed

Voracek will get that chance next season when the  Philadelphia Flyers open the regular season against the Chicago Blackhawks at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic on October. 4.
The games will be the first in the franchise's history, regular season or otherwise, to be played outside of North America.

The NHL on Thursday announced that matchup and two games between the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning in Stockholm, Sweden in November as part of its now-annual Global Series.

 The Flyers will complete their 2019 Training Camp in Lausanne, Switzerland and will play an exhibition game against Lausanne HC on Monday, September 30 at Vaudoise Arena.

It’s the third consecutive year the NHL is staging regular-season games in Europe and eighth overall. This will be Philadelphia’s first appearance as part of the series.

The games in Stockholm, Sweden in November. 8-9 should feature a handful of Swedes, including Sabres 2018 top pick Rasmus Dahlin and 2018 Lightning Norris Trophy winner Victor Hedman.

The Sabres opened the 2011-12 season playing Anaheim at Helsinki, Finland, and then Los Angeles at Berlin, Germany.

Like the Devils and Oilers, the Blackhawks and Flyers will finish training camp in Europe and play an exhibition game against a local team. The Blackhawks will go to Germany and face Eisbaren Berlin on Sept. 29, and the Flyers will go to Switzerland and face HC Lausanne on Sept. 30.

 The Blackhawks will report to Berlin, Germany and play an exhibition game against Eisbären Berlin on Sunday, Sept. 29, at Mercedes-Benz Arena. The Flyers will report to Lausanne, Switzerland, and play an exhibition game against Lausanne HC on Monday, Sept. 30, at Vaudoise aréna.

Tickets to the October 4 game in Prague will go on sale to the public beginning on Wednesday, March 27, while tickets to the game in Switzerland will go on sale beginning Wednesday, April 10. Fans can register their interest in tickets and gain access to pre-sale information and more by signing up for NHL Inside the Crease.

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