Hawks-Flyers to open next season in Prague

The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers will play their 2019-20 season-opening game Oct. 4 in Prague, Czech Republic, the NHL announced Thursday.

The league also said the Buffalo Sabres will play two games against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Stockholm, Sweden, on Nov. 8 and 9 as part of the 2019 NHL Global Series Challenge.

The Blackhawks and Flyers will complete their training camps next season in Europe and then play a number of exhibition games.

The Blackhawks will face off against Eisbren Berlin on Sept. 29 in Berlin, and the Flyers will play Lausanne HC on Sept. 30 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Chicago, Buffalo and Tampa Bay have all played regular-season games in Europe, but the Flyers will be making their debut there.
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