The NHL is for many the premier national hockey league in the world. Based in the North American countries Canada and the USA, the NHL is home to some of the world's best players and most passionate and fervent fans. NHL hockey games are a great experience for all sports fans and rank as highly as any other sporting event in terms of excitement, thrills and atmosphere. Grab your opportunity to be part of the screaming crowd and pick up NHL regular season tickets on StubHub!
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The NHL provides a wonderful opportunity to catch top-class ice hockey as each team in the league plays 82 regular season games. With four divisions separated geographically, there are games taking place across the country throughout the regular season. Whether you choose the Pacific, Central, Atlantic, or Metropolitan Division you are sure to get a high-intensity game played out in front of a passionate and boisterous crowd. Over the course of the regular season, the teams go head to head with each other and the team finishing with the most points in each division takes home the title of division champions. This all leads to the Stanley Cup playoffs, which start in April and get ice hockey's most prestigious elimination tournament underway. Eight teams from each conference qualify for the playoffs and battle it out until only one team leaves with the iconic trophy.
The fiercest NHL rivalries
The NHL spans the width of North America with teams located as far south as Florida and also dotted along both the east and west coasts of the USA and Canada. This spread of teams leads to some great rivalries as the franchises jostle for supremacy, with the Campbell Bowl, the trophy awarded to the Western Conference champions often shared between the Chicago Blackhawks, the Edmonton Oilers, the Detroit Red Wings, and the Philadelphia Flyers. In the Eastern Conference, the Prince of Wales Trophy is dominated by the Montreal Canadiens with the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings playing catch up. The NHL regular season throws up a consistent dose of thrills and spills as the world's best teams and players compete in the number one league in the world. Take your chance to witness the NHL, home to legends such Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Martin Brodeur and get your NHL regular season tickets on StubHub!