The season structure of the National Hockey League (NHL) is divided into the pre-season, regular season, and the Stanley Cup playoffs. … The three highest-placed teams in each division and two wild card teams per conference enter the playoff elimination tournament to determine the Stanley Cup champion.
How many games are in the 2021 2022 NHL season?
The 2021–22 NHL season is the 105th season of operation (104th season of play) of the National Hockey League (NHL).
|2021–22 NHL season|
|Duration||October 12, 2021 – June 2022|
|Number of games||82|
|Number of teams||32|
How long is the 2020 NHL season?
The 2019–20 NHL season was the 103rd season of operation (102nd season of play) of the National Hockey League.
|2019–20 NHL season|
|Duration||October 2, 2019 – March 11, 2020 August 1 – September 28, 2020|
|Number of games||68–71|
|Number of teams||31|
Does every NHL team play each other?
Since the 1995–96 season, each team in the NHL plays 82 regular season games, 41 each of home and road. … The remaining games of the season are inter-conference play (32 games), allowing every team in the league to play every other team twice.