The NHL released its complete preseason schedule on Tuesday with 105 games slated over a 15-day span, starting on Sunday, Sept. 21.
Preseason games will be played in a number of non-NHL cities, including Sylvan Lake, Alta.; Bridgeport, Conn.; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Colorado Springs; Kansas City; Las Vegas; London, Ont.; Quebec City; St. John’s, Nfld.; Saskatoon and Stockholm, Calif.
The Canadiens will be busy during the preseason, playing eight games over a 13-day span, starting with a Red vs. White scrimmate at the Bell Centre on Monday, Sept. 22 (time to be determined).
Here are the other games on the Habs’ preseason schedule:
Tuesday, Sept. 23: vs. Boston at Bell Centre, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 25: vs. Colorado at Bell Centre, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 26: vs. Colorado at Quebec City’s Pepsi Colisee, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 28: vs. Washington at Bell Centre, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 1: vs. Blackhawks in Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 3: vs. Senators in Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4: vs. Ottawa at Bell Centre, 7 p.m.
The Canadiens will open the 2014-15 regular season on Wednesday, Oct. 8 in Toronto.
Meanwhile, former Canadien Alex Kovalev took a few shots at P.K. Subban and his eight-year, $72-million contract on Tuesday while he was in Montreal for a charity golf tournament.
“I’m not saying that he isn’t a good hockey player – he’s not the guy,” Kovalev told Philippe Lehoux of RDS. “He’s a risky defenceman and he’s a wide open defenceman. What I’m saying is that he can give up five goals and score five goals, and the score’s still going to be zero-zero.”
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