TORONTO – The NHL is heading back to Europe.
The league has announced four games next season in Berlin, Stockholm and Helsinki. It marks the fifth straight season the NHL will play regular-season games in Europe.
The Anaheim Ducks and Buffalo Sabres will play Oct. 7 in Helsinki. The New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings meet in Stockholm. The Sabres and Kings will play the following day in Berlin, with the Rangers taking on the Ducks in Stockholm.
“It’s going to be very exciting,” said Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, a Swedish native. “To go to Sweden … that’s going to be very special.”
The Sabres-Kings game will be the NHL’s first regular-season game in Germany.
On Oct. 4, the Ducks play an exhibition game against the Finnish club Jokerit, the former team of Ducks star Teemu Selanne. Also that day, the Kings play an exhibition game in Hamburg.