It’s once again time for hockey fans to put their goaltending knowledge to the test.
The NHL’s Pepsi Zero Sugar Goalie Challenge is back for a second season, and fans will be able to win prizes based on the goalies they choose each Tuesday during the regular season.
This competition allows NHL fans to showcase their knowledge by selecting an NHL team in each category (wins, saves, but allowed) for games played on Tuesday. The competition begins on October 10, the opening night of the 2023-24 season, when all three games will be presented on ESPN.
It all kicks off with the Nashville Predators visiting the Tampa Bay Lightning (5:30 p.m. ET; ESPN, ESPN+). The action continues with the debut of Connor Bedard, the first overall pick in the 2023 draft, with the Chicago Blackhawks against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins (8 p.m. ET; ESPN, ESPN+). Finally, the Vegas Golden Knights will raise their banner as Stanley Cup champions before facing the Seattle Kraken (10:30 p.m. ET; ESPN, ESPN+).
Fans will have to choose a team that they think will win, the team that will allow the fewest goals, and another that will make the most saves. To obtain bonus points, fans must select a team of goalkeepers who will sign a whitewash by affixing the Pepsi Zero Sugar logo to them.
The home page for this game, which launches on mobile and desktop on Wednesday, will show the goalies expected to get the start for NHL games each Tuesday, along with average team stats and predictions from Pete Jensen . , Anna Dua and David Satriano, of the NHL.com poolers team.
In order to make their choices, users will also be able, rather than making their choices manually, to use the “Random choice” option so that their selection is made at random by a computer in each of the categories.
Fans can also create their own leagues, or join the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast group (league code: 3X0YT4).
Weekly prices: Five weekly winners will receive a $250 digital gift code at NHLShop.com
Note: For each period, one winner will also win two (2) tickets to the NHL game of their choice (excluding league events) as well as $500 in digital gift codes at NHLShop.com
Period 1 (October 3 to November 22, 2023): Two (2) tickets to the NHL game of your choice (excluding league events) plus $500 in digital gift codes at NHLShop.com
Period 1, week 2 (October 11 to 17, 2023): Trip to the 2024 NHL Discover Winter Classic for two (2) people
Period 2 (November 23, 2023 to January 9, 2024): Two (2) tickets to the NHL game of your choice (excluding league events) plus $500 in digital gift codes at NHLShop.com
Period 3 (January 10 to February 27, 2024): Two (2) tickets to the NHL game of your choice (excluding league events) plus $500 in digital gift codes at NHLShop.com
Grand Prize (February 28 to April 16, 2024): 2024 Stanley Cup trip for two (2) people