Islanders have a long way to go before the opening game

The New York Islanders will be moving to a new arena this season, but they’ll have a long way to go to get there.

The Islanders, who have reached the third round of the playoffs in the past two seasons, will play 13 road games before UBS Arena is ready for its home opener on November 20 against the Calgary Flames. .

The Seattle Kraken expansion will also have to wait until the Climate Pledge Arena opens, requiring a five-game road trip. They will open at home in October. 23 against the geographic rival of the Vancouver Canucks.

The NHL released its full 2021-22 regular season schedule on Thursday. It will be 82 games again, starting October 1. 12 with two sets. It will run until April 29.

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