NHL already makes several changes to 2021-22 calendar

You better mark yours.

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In late July, the National Hockey League revealed its official schedule for the 2021-22 season, which will commence Tuesday, Oct. 12 with a doubleheader, highlighted by the Tampa Bay Lightning raising their third Stanley Cup championship banner before facing the Pittsburgh Penguins at Amalie Arena. 

The second game on the opening night of the 2021-22 season will feature the NHL’s 32nd franchise, the Seattle Kraken, who will play their first regular-season game against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. The Kraken will play their first home game on Saturday, Oct. 23 when they play host to the Vancouver Canucks at Climate Pledge Arena.

This was all revealed before it was confirmed that the NHL players would attend the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. 

However, some changes have already been made as the NHL announced  several modifications to the original schedule on Wednesday. Here they are: 

* Game #327, Philadelphia at New Jersey, scheduled for Nov. 28, will now begin at 7 p.m. ET  

* Game #472, New Jersey at Detroit, scheduled for Dec. 18, will now begin at 8 p.m. ET  

* Game #792, Anaheim at Detroit, scheduled for Jan. 31, will now begin at 7:30 p.m. ET  

* Game #1040, Vancouver at Dallas, scheduled for March 26, will now begin at 6 p.m. CT  

* Game #1145, Anaheim at Philadelphia, scheduled for April 9, will now begin at 7:30 p.m. ET  

* Game #1163, Edmonton at Minnesota, scheduled for April 11, is now scheduled for April 12 at 7 p.m. CT  

* Game #1188, San Jose at Nashville, scheduled for April 14, is now scheduled for April 12 at 7 p.m. CT  

* Game #1187, Los Angeles at Chicago, scheduled for April 14, is now scheduled for April 12 at 7:30 p.m. CT  

* Game #1172, Edmonton at Nashville, scheduled for April 12, is now scheduled for April 14 at 7 p.m. CT  

* Game #1171, San Jose at Chicago, scheduled for April 12, is now scheduled for April 14 at 7:30 p.m. CT  

* Game #1195, Vegas at Edmonton, scheduled for April 15, is now scheduled for April 16 at 8 p.m. MT 

* Game #1310, Los Angeles at Vancouver, scheduled for April 29 is now scheduled for April 28 at 7 p.m. PT  

* Game #1207, Vancouver at Edmonton, scheduled for April 16, is now scheduled for April 29 at 7 p.m. MT

The complete 2021-22 NHL regular-season schedule can be found at NHL.com/schedule.