The 2023-24 NHL Season is set to feature a history making event in February when the 2024 NHL Stadium Series takes place in New Jersey. MetLife Stadium is set to host the 2024 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series, and for the first time ever four teams will play in the event.
The 2024 NHL Stadium Series will make history this upcoming season
The Stadium Series will be played on Feb. 18 & 19 with the Flyers and Devils playing on the 18th and the Rangers and Islanders on the 19th. In past years, the Stadium Series games have just been one game in one city, most recently in 2023 when the Carolina Hurricanes hosted the Washington Capitals. Now, the NHL is thinking outside the box having two games between four division rivals in the Metropolitan Division.
The NHL has had a lot of outdoor hockey games in years past. While the event has gotten a bit stale for national audiences, for local markets outdoor games are still a real treat across the entire NHL. This will make for a great Presidents’ Day weekend in the East.
I think both matchups should be fun to watch, but the team I am most excited to watch has to be the New Jersey Devils. Seeing Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier outdoors playing in a stadium series matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers will be exciting.
While the Flyers might be the only team amongst the four to not make the playoffs last season, I still think they will make for a great opponent outdoors. John Tortorella’s team in Philadelphia can definitely find a way to win outdoors. Last season the Flyers and Devils split their four games against each other so really it should be an entertaining night.
What more needs to be said about the second game of the stadium series between the Islanders and Rangers? It is the battle of New York outdoors in the middle of February! It should make for an exciting matchup!