The 2019-20 Season: A Quick Glance at the Predators’ Schedule

What will this coming season bring?

The Predators released the regular-season schedule for 2019-2020 today. The full schedule can be found here.

Here’s some matchups that caught my attention:

  • After much banner mockery last season, Nashville will only raise one banner on opening night. They will raise the 2018-2019 Central Division banner on October 3rd.
  • P.K. Subban will return to Bridgestone Arena on December 7th.
  • The Predators begin the season with a four-game homestand against Minnesota, Detroit, San Jose, and Washington.
  • Nashville will take a western road trip after the Winter Classic on January 1st, 2020.
  • March will be another big month against the powerhouse Central Division.
  • Nashville plays Minnesota and Chicago five times and every other Central Division team four times. That’s five times we have to see Patrick Kane.
  • Per the Preds official press release, the schedule includes 12 back-to-back games, six of which are back-to-back road games. Look for stellar goaltending on display during these contests featuring the best goaltending tandem in the League.
  • There are 12 Saturday games featuring big-name matchups like Chicago, the New York Rangers, Philadelphia, and Vegas. Will this season be better on Saturday after last season’s Saturday struggles in Smashville?
  • The longest road trip is in March. The Predators will face the Wild, the Maple Leafs, the Canadiens, the Stars, and the Blue Jackets on this trip.
  • The Predators will begin AND end the season at home against Minnesota.
  • This season’s bye week will be January 19-24th.
  • The Predators will first face the defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues on November 23rd.
  • The Stars and the Predators will face off for the first time on December 14th at Bridgestone Arena. Former Predator Ryan Hartman will be in green and white.
  • The longest homestand of the season will be February 22nd-March 2nd. The boys in gold will face a few Canadian teams, as well as Columbus and Colorado.
  • The Penguins and the Predators will square off on a home-and-home December 27th and 28th. /

The Predators released the 2019-2020 regular-season schedule here and featured a set of five must-see games.

What games are you most looking forward to? Be sure to drop a comment below.