Ducks To Open 2016-17 Season On The Road

Photo: Matt Slocum, Associated Press

Photo: Matt Slocum, Associated Press

By Michael Walters

Today the NHL announced the home openers for the entire league. The Anaheim Ducks will start the season on the road. Here is Anaheim’s known schedule so far:

October 13 at Dallas Stars

October 16 at New York Islanders

October 18 at New Jersey Devils

October 20 at Philadelphia Flyers

In an unusual bit of scheduling, the four above games are the home openers for each opponent. There could be at least one more game on the opening road trip(New York Rangers or Pittsburgh Penguins for example). Having an opening road trip on the east coast is beneficial for the Ducks because it means they will have less distance to travel later in season. The Ducks will likely have more homes games later in the season, which is important when the stretch run for the playoffs begin.

The Ducks will open at home on October 23 against the Vancouver Canucks. The Ducks will be participating in a league high of five home openers in the upcoming season. Below is the list of all NHL home openers. The full schedule for Anaheim will be released tomorrow at 10:00AM PT.

Full List Of Home Openers, 2016-17 SEASON (Alphabetical by city name)

Anaheim Ducks: Sunday, Oct. 23 vs. Vancouver
Arizona Coyotes: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Philadelphia
Boston Bruins: Thursday, Oct. 20 vs. New Jersey
Buffalo Sabres: Thursday, Oct. 13 vs. Montreal
Calgary Flames: Friday, Oct. 14 vs. Edmonton
Carolina Hurricanes: Friday, Oct. 28 vs. NY Rangers
Chicago Blackhawks: Wednesday, Oct. 12 vs. St. Louis
Colorado Avalanche: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Dallas
Columbus Blue Jackets: Thursday, Oct. 13 vs. Boston
Dallas Stars: Thursday, Oct. 13 vs. Anaheim
Detroit Red Wings: Monday, Oct. 17 vs. Ottawa
Edmonton Oilers: Wednesday, Oct. 12 vs. Calgary
Florida Panthers: Thursday, Oct. 13 vs. New Jersey
Los Angeles Kings: Friday, Oct. 14 vs. Philadelphia
Minnesota Wild: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Winnipeg
Montreal Canadiens: Tuesday, Oct. 18 vs. Pittsburgh
Nashville Predators: Friday, Oct. 14 vs. Chicago
New Jersey Devils: Tuesday, Oct. 18 vs. Anaheim
New York Islanders: Sunday, Oct. 16 vs. Anaheim
New York Rangers: Thursday, Oct. 13 vs. NY Islanders
Ottawa Senators: Wednesday, Oct. 12 vs. Toronto
Philadelphia Flyers: Thursday, Oct. 20 vs. Anaheim
Pittsburgh Penguins: Thursday, Oct. 13 vs. Washington
San Jose Sharks: Wednesday, Oct. 12 vs. Los Angeles
St. Louis Blues: Thursday, Oct. 13 vs. Minnesota
Tampa Bay Lightning: Thursday, Oct. 13 vs. Detroit
Toronto Maple Leafs: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Boston
Vancouver Canucks: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Calgary
Washington Capitals: Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. NY Islanders
Winnipeg Jets: Thursday, Oct. 13 vs. Carolina

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