NHL Lockout Officially Ends Late Saturday; Season Schedule Released
Published January 13, 2013
The NHL released its “long-awaited revised schedule,” with 26 teams opening play on Jan. 19. All games during the season “will be played within the two respective conferences.” A total of 720 games will be played over a 99-day regular season. There will be “at least one game on each day of the season,” which ends on April 27. The playoffs will begin on April 30, with the Stanley Cup Final wrapping up by June 28 at "the latest" (AP, 1/12).