Chris Pronger and the Anaheim Ducks take on the Los Angeles Kings on Sept. 29 in London in the opener of the 2007-08 NHL regular season. ((Chris Carlson/Associated Press))

Hockey Night in Canada kicks off another season with live coverage of the 2007-08 NHL regular season opener on Sept. 29 between the Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings in London, England.

The Ducks-Kings contest is just one of 85 games, more games than ever before, on HNIC's broadcast schedule, which wasrevealed by CBC Sports on Wednesday.

Following the London game, the action continues on Oct. 4 with a special mid-week doubleheader beginning with the Ottawa Senators hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs, followed by the Philadelphia Flyers taking on the Flames in Calgary.

Other marquee events on the HNIC schedule are the 2007 Hall of Fame Game (Nov. 10), the 56th NHL All Star Game in Atlanta (Jan. 27) and the eighth annual CBC Hockey Day in Canada (Feb. 9).

The HNIC schedule includes 18 regional matchups, 23 all-Canadian games, 10 afternoon contests, and seven tripleheaders. This coming season is the 55th that will be shown on television.

CBC Sports' regular season broadcast schedule will be capped off with the 2008 Stanley Cup playoffs and exclusive coverage of the 2008 Stanley Cup final.

Viewers will also have the option of watching the CBC game of their choice, as live and on-demand online video streaming of all games, including the pre-game show and HNIC: After Hours pre- and post-game shows, will be available for free at