The NHL has opened the season in New York, where it will open its preseason at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Sept. 8.
It will also be the first time the Rangers and Blues will face off for a preseason matchup, and it’s expected to be a fun one.
Here’s what you need to know ahead of the weekend.
The Rangers have a 4-1-1 record at Madison Park, and they’ve taken advantage of the early home opener.
In six games, the Rangers have been outscored 13-4.
The Blues are 3-1 in their preseason, but have a 3-2 record in games played.
This should be a tough one, but the Blues have struggled in the preseason, going 0-6-2 in their first three preseason games.
The Rangers are 2-0-1.
The Blues have had success in the past, and have scored a total of 10 goals in their past five preseason games against the Rangers.
The teams have played two games, but both have been decided by one goal.
The Blue Jackets have not had a successful preseason game in the NHL since last season, when they went 1-3-0 in six games.
They have only scored one goal, a power-play goal by the Oilers on Saturday, and are 3/8 on the power play.
The Canucks have opened preseason play with a 3/5-3 record.
The Canucks have scored five goals in six preseason games, and only lost to the Oilers.
They are 4/6 on the penalty kill.
The Sabres are 3 for 13 in preseason games at the Honda Center.
The Sabres are currently 2/6 in their five preseason home games.
The Stars have opened camp with a 4/2-2 win over the Oilers, but they have lost four of their past six games and have gone 0-5-1 at home.
The Stars are 0/4 on the PK.
The Penguins have opened the preseason with a 1-0 win over Vancouver, but are 1 for 8 in their last five games.
Pittsburgh is 1/8 in the PK, and has only allowed two goals.
The Canadiens are 2 for 7 in preseason play at the Bell Centre, and will host the Oilers next.
The Canadiens are 0 for 8 on the PP, and 5/9 on the faceoff dot.
The Senators are 2/4 in their three preseason contests, but haven’t won a game.
They’re currently 0 for 10 on the man advantage.
The Lightning are 1/5 in their two preseason games and 0 for 11 on the road.
They’ve played a game and a half, but that’s not enough to make up for a 2-1 loss to Detroit on Saturday.
The Lightning are 2.5 goals per game, but only 3.5 on the week.
The Bruins are 0-3 in their four preseason games in Boston, and haven’t played a single game.
The Bruins are currently 1/7 on the Penalty Kill.
The Flyers are 0 of 5 in their six preseason home contests, and the Flyers are currently 3/3 on the Power Play.
The Kings are 1 of 3 in their home games, though they’ve been 1 of 5 on the Road this preseason.
The Kings are 0.5 goal per game on the year, but 7/10 on the season.
The Oilers are 2 of 4 in their seven preseason games with their first two games at their home arena, which will be the new home for the Coyotes on Friday night.
The Oilers are 0 and 3 on the Man-advantage.
The Islanders are 0 wins in their eight preseason games so far, but won a pair of games against Tampa Bay and Tampa Bay on Saturday and Sunday.
The Islanders are 1-2 on the penalties kill.
The Panthers are 0 winless in their games played at the Garden so far.
The Sharks are 1 winless, but 3 wins away from their first win in a season.
The Sharks are 0 on the Vegas Trip.
The Predators are 0 victories in their 10 preseason games this season, but 0 wins away form their first home win since March 23, 2017.
The Predators are 1.5 winless.
The Coyotes have been the best team in their own zone in preseason, and in recent years, they have been one of the best in the league.
In three of their six games this preseason, they’ve scored a goal.
They’ll play the Sabres, Lightning, Oilers, and Devils on Friday.