Here’s something to liven up what is otherwise one of the dullest off seasons in recent memory: The Caps have released the schedule for next season.
In a shocking turn of events, half the games are road games! Let’s look together.
Thu, Oct. 13 at Pittsburgh 7 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 15 NY Islanders 7 p.m.
Tue, Oct. 18 Colorado 7 p.m.
Thu, Oct. 20 at Florida 7:30 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 22 NY Rangers 7 p.m.
Wed, Oct. 26 at Edmonton 9:30 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 29 at Vancouver 10 p.m.
Sun, Oct. 30 at Calgary 9:30 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 1 at Winnipeg 8 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 3 Winnipeg 7 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 5 Florida 7 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 8 San Jose 7 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 11 at Chicago 8:30 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 12 at Carolina 7 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 15 at Columbus 7 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 16 Pittsburgh 8 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 18 Detroit 7 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 20 Columbus 12:30 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 23 St. Louis 7 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 25 Buffalo 5 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 26 at Toronto 7 p.m.
Thu, Dec. 1 NY Islanders 7 p.m.
Sat, Dec. 3 at Tampa Bay 7 p.m.
Mon, Dec. 5 Buffalo 7 p.m.
Wed, Dec. 7 Boston 8 p.m.
Fri, Dec. 9 at Buffalo 7 p.m.
Sun, Dec. 11 Vancouver 5 p.m.
Tue, Dec. 13 at NY Islanders 7 p.m.
Fri, Dec. 16 at Carolina 7:30 p.m.
Sat, Dec. 17 Montreal 7 p.m.
Wed, Dec. 21 at Philadelphia 8 p.m.
Fri, Dec. 23 Tampa Bay 7 p.m.
Tue, Dec. 27 at NY Islanders 7 p.m.
Thu, Dec. 29 New Jersey 7 p.m.
Sat, Dec. 31 at New Jersey 1 p.m.
Sun, Jan. 1 Ottawa 7:30 p.m.
Tue, Jan. 3 Toronto 7 p.m.
Thu, Jan. 5 Columbus 7 p.m.
Sat, Jan. 7 at Ottawa 7 p.m.
Mon, Jan. 9 at Montreal 7:30 p.m.
Wed, Jan. 11 Pittsburgh 8 p.m.
Fri, Jan. 13 Chicago 7 p.m.
Sun, Jan. 15 Philadelphia 12:30 p.m.
Mon, Jan. 16 at Pittsburgh 7 p.m.
Thu, Jan. 19 at St. Louis 8 p.m.
Sat, Jan. 21 at Dallas 8 p.m.
Mon, Jan. 23 Carolina 7 p.m.
Tue, Jan. 24 at Ottawa 7:30 p.m.
Thu, Jan. 26 at New Jersey 7 p.m.
Tue, Jan. 31 at NY Islanders 7 p.m.
Wed, Feb. 1 Boston 8 p.m.
Sat, Feb. 4 at Montreal 1 p.m.
Sun, Feb. 5 Los Angeles 12 p.m.
Tue, Feb. 7 Carolina 7 p.m.
Thu, Feb. 9 Detroit 7 p.m.
Sat, Feb. 11 Anaheim 7 p.m.
Sat, Feb. 18 at Detroit 2 p.m.
Sun, Feb. 19 at NY Rangers 12:30 p.m.
Wed, Feb. 22 at Philadelphia 8 p.m.
Fri, Feb. 24 Edmonton 7 p.m.
Sat, Feb. 25 at Nashville 5 p.m.
Tue, Feb. 28 at NY Rangers 7 p.m.
Thu, March 2 New Jersey 7 p.m.
Sat, March 4 Philadelphia 7 p.m.
Mon, March 6 Dallas 7 p.m.
Thu, March 9 at San Jose 10:30 p.m.
Sat, March 11 at Los Angeles 10:30 p.m.
Sun, March 12 at Anaheim 9:30 p.m.
Tue, March 14 Minnesota 7 p.m.
Thu, March 16 Nashville 7 p.m.
Sat, March 18 at Tampa Bay 7 p.m.
Tue, March 21 Calgary 7 p.m.
Thu, March 23 Columbus 7 p.m.
Sat, March 25 Arizona 7 p.m.
Tue, March 28 at Minnesota 8 p.m.
Wed, March 29 at Colorado 10 p.m.
Fri, March 31 at Arizona 10 p.m.
Sun, April 2 at Columbus 6 p.m.
Tue, April 4 at Toronto 7:30 p.m.
Wed, April 5 NY Rangers 8 p.m.
Sat, April 8 at Boston 3 p.m.
Sun, April 9 Florida 7 p.m.
More from the Capitals:
The National Hockey League today announced the 2016-17 regular-season schedule for its 30 member clubs. The Washington Capitals will open the season against the Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center on Thursday, Oct. 13, with the first home game of the campaign set for Saturday, Oct. 15, against the New York Islanders at 7 p.m. at Verizon Center.
The NHL will pause for the 2017 NHL All-Star Game, which will be held on Jan. 28-29 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. In addition, the Capitals schedule will pause for a six-day break from Feb. 12-17.
Washington has seven homestands of at least three games on the schedule, the longest being a five-game stretch at Verizon Center from Nov. 16-25. The Capitals have seven stretches of at least three consecutive road games and a season-high five-game road trip from March 28-April 4. In addition, the Capitals will have 16 sets of back-to-back games.
Nearly half of the Capitals’ 41 home games at Verizon Center fall on weekends, which includes five games on Friday, seven on Saturday and six on Sunday. The schedule features holiday home games on Election Day (Nov. 8 vs. San Jose), the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 25 vs. Buffalo), New Year’s Day (Jan. 1 vs. Ottawa) and Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 5 vs. Los Angeles). This marks the 10th time in the last 11 seasons and the ninth consecutive season the Capitals will host a game on Super Bowl Sunday.
Home dates to remember:
Oct. 15 – Home opener at Verizon Center against the New York Islanders.
Oct. 22 – The New York Ranges make their first of two visits to Verizon Center.
Nov. 8 – Washington hosts the Western Conference champion San Jose Sharks on Election Day.
Nov. 16 – The Capitals face the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins at Verizon Center.
Jan. 1 – Washington hosts the Ottawa Senators on New Year’s Day.
Jan. 13 – The Chicago Blackhawks make their lone visit to Verizon Center.
Jan. 15 – The Capitals host the Philadelphia Flyers for the first time since eliminating Philadelphia in the ECQF.
Feb. 5 – Washington hosts the Los Angeles Kings on Super Bowl Sunday.
March 16 – The Capitals host head coach Barry Trotz’s former team, the Nashville Predators.
April 9 – Washington completes its 2016-17 schedule against the Florida Panthers at Verizon Center.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) June 21, 2016
Here's the link to the FULL gcal friendly schedule (not just away). A thousand apologies. Refunds are in the mail. https://t.co/jszegVhwRy
— TimothyJimothyYoshie (@tjyoshie77) June 21, 2016
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