Its official, the lockout has cost the NHL and its players the first chunk of regular season games.
The NHL announced theyre canceling the first two weeks worth of games from October 11-24 thanks to the lockout. In all, that makes 82 games to be canceled by the league.
This marks the first time since the 2004-05 labor dispute that the league has canceled games. As you probably remember, the entire season was wiped out then.
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As a result, the following five previously-scheduled Sharks games will be missed:
Fri. Oct. 12 @ Anaheim Honda Center
MON. OCT. 15 NY RANGERS HP PAVILION AT SAN JOSE
THU. OCT. 18 EDMONTON HP PAVILION AT SAN JOSE
SAT. OCT. 20 CAROLINA HP PAVILION AT SAN JOSE
Wed. Oct. 24 @ Colorado Pepsi Center