While Montreal Canadiens fans still won’t be able to attend games at the Bell Centre for the foreseeable future, they now at least know when the team’s rescheduled games will take place. That’s because on Wednesday the NHL finally announced new dates and times for all league games that have been postponed due to COVID outbreaks.
The league postponed 98 games from November 18-January 18. There were 23 other games affected to accommodate the new dates for postponed games.
There are now 95 games scheduled for the 16-day window from Feb. 7-22, which was originally designated as a pause to accommodate NHL Player participation in the Olympic Games. Games are scheduled on all 16 dates, highlighted by a 10-game slate on Thursday, Feb. 17.
“We are profoundly grateful to our fans for their support and understanding during a challenging time and to our Clubs, the NHL Players’ Association, and the Players for their cooperation in a rescheduling of unprecedented logistical complexity,” NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said in a press release.
Here’s the list of the 12 rescheduled games for the Montreal Canadiens with the former dates and the new ones:
- Tuesday, February 8 vs. New Jersey Devils (originally scheduled for January 15)
- Thursday, February 10 vs. Washington Capitals (originally scheduled for January 4)
- Saturday, February 12 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (originally scheduled for January 10)
- Sunday, February 13 vs. Buffalo Sabres (originally scheduled for January 8)
- Thursday, February 17 vs St. Louis Blues (originally scheduled for February 1)
- Sunday, February 20 @ New York Islanders (originally scheduled for December 20)
- Monday, February 21 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (originally scheduled for January 6)
- Wednesday, February 23 vs Buffalo Sabres (originally scheduled for April 26)
- Monday, March 21 vs Boston Bruins (originally scheduled for January 12)
- Thursday, April 7 @ New Jersey Devils (originally scheduled for December 23)
- Sunday, April 24 vs. Boston Bruins (originally scheduled for December 18)
- Wednesday, April 27 @ New York Rangers (originally scheduled for December 22)
After beating the Dallas Stars 5-3 in Dallas on Tuesday, the Montreal Canadiens continue their current seven-game road trip in Las Vegas when they take on the Golden Knights at 10 PM ET.