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Big games, new rivalries galore in the upcoming Predators season

They are finally here.

In case you hadn’t heard, single-game tickets for the 2022-23 Nashville Predators season are now available to the general public, including their entire slate of home games.

If you’re still not sure which tickets to leave in your cart, our home schedule guide below can point you in the right direction:

The main attractions

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Local opening 2022-23
Stars vs Preds: Thursday, October 13 at 7pm CT

There’s nothing like opening night in Smashville, and this year the Preds will start things off on a high note when they take on Central Division foe the Dallas Stars. There’s a lot more to look forward to, but for now we’ll simply say that if you’re looking for a lot of fanfare to go along with your Preds hockey, this is a night you can’t miss.

First Saturday night in Smashville
Flyers vs Preds: Saturday, October 22 at 7pm CT

If you’ve been around Nashville long enough, or maybe just downtown in the past year, you know that the music city knows how to throw a party, and some of the best parties happen on Saturday nights at Smashville. Saturday night festivities return this season when the Philadelphia Flyers come to town on October 22nd.

GOLD games
Blackhawks vs Preds: Thursday, March 16 at 7pm CT

One of the Predators’ oldest rivalries continues at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday, March 16 when the team takes on the Chicago Blackhawks. While the Hawks have moved away from their Stanley Cup-winning ways of years past, the ongoing rivalry with Nashville always gives Smashville plenty to look forward to. With this game also booked as a GOLD Game, tickets will only be available to fans in the Preds TV viewing area. Get your tickets now or click here for the full list of 2022-23 GOLD Games.

End of regular season
Wild vs Preds: Thursday, April 13 at 7pm CT

If there’s nothing like opening night in Smashville, the Predators’ home finale is no different. This year, Nashville will conclude both its home and regular season schedule in front of the home crowd when it hosts the Central Division rival Minnesota Wild. While there’s currently no way to know exactly how crucial this game will be to the Predators’ postseason chances, a solid finish and a full showing from the fans certainly never hurts.

New rivalries

Lightning vs Preds: Saturday, November 19 at 1pm CT

The last time the Tampa Bay Lightning came to town, they were greeted by over 60,000 of Smashville’s loudest fans outdoors at Nissan Stadium. While that game didn’t go the Predators’ way, it set the stage for a budding rivalry between two of hockey’s best clubs in the South, made even more interesting this year by the acquisition of former defenseman Tampa by Nashville. Ryan McDonagh.

Avalanche vs Preds: Friday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. CT

It’s no secret that Nashville’s postseason didn’t go the way anyone would have liked, and it’s safe to assume the Predators will be looking for some good revenge when the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche return to town on Friday, November 25th.

Flames vs Preds: Monday, January 16 at 7pm CT

Some of the most exciting hockey in franchise history happened at Bridgestone Arena last spring, when the Predators squared off against the Calgary Flames twice in less than 10 days in what many expected to be a postseason push . What followed were six periods, two overtimes and a penalty shootout full of big hits, heated fights and plenty of goals. Smashville definitely won’t want to miss a follow-up when the Flames return to Bridgestone on Monday, January 16th.

Familiar Faces

Luke Kunin and Matt Benning
Sharks vs Preds: Friday, October 7

While this “home game” will technically be played nearly 5,000 miles from Bridgestone Arena as part of the 2022 NHL Global Series, fans determined to make the European trip will be able to see Luke Kunin and Matt Benning take the ice against their former teammates at San. Jose Sharks teal, after the pair landed with the club this offseason. Click here to view available Global Series travel packages.

Matthew Olivier
Blue Jackets vs Preds: Saturday, November 26 at 7pm CT

Forward Mathieu Olivier, one of the original members of the Predators’ ‘Herd Line’, will return to Bridgestone Arena in navy blue and red Blue Jackets on November 26 – a Saturday night in Smashville, no less – after being traded to Columbus this offseason. Fans eager to welcome the ‘Biloxi Bull’ to Smashville can purchase their tickets now.

Nick Cousins
Panthers vs Preds: Saturday, February 18 at 1pm CT

Forward Nick Cousins ​​played in 120 games over two seasons with Nashville, and in that time helped reshape the Predators into the tough, physical team they are today. Cousins ​​will return to Smashville with the Florida Panthers for a Saturday matinee on February 18, after the free agent signed with the club this offseason.

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