The NHL is looking forward to easing back into normalcy on the ice and in the stands. After two chaotic years — and two titles for the Tampa Bay Lightning — the league will be hoping to crown a champion next spring without unwelcome pandemic-related drama.

When does the season start?

On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Lightning at 7:30 p.m. EDT, and the Seattle Kraken travel to Las Vegas to meet the Golden Knights in the nightcap at 10 p.m. in the expansion franchise’s regular-season debut.