The National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils will proudly open their 34th season in the Garden State on Thu., Oct. 13, as they visit the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center at 7:30 PM. Following a two-game road trip in Florida, the club will open the home portion of the schedule, Tue., Oct. 18 vs. Anaheim at 7:00 PM.
The Devils’ home schedule includes 19 weekend dates: six Friday games, nine Saturday matches and four Sunday contests. New for this season, all Friday night home games will now have a 7:30 PM start time.
Highlighting the weekend are seven early home starts: Sat., Dec. 31 vs. Washington (1:00 PM); Sun., Feb. 12 vs. San Jose (12:30 PM); Sat., Feb. 25 vs. NY Rangers (5:00 PM); Sun., Mar. 5 vs. Columbus (5:00 PM); Sun., Mar. 19 vs. Columbus (1:00 PM); Sun., Mar. 26 vs. Dallas (5:00 PM) and Sat., Apr. 8 vs. NY Islanders (6:00 PM). That is an increase of one more home early start than 2015-16 (6), and six more than 2014-15 (1). All of the remaining home games will get underway at 7:00 PM.
New Jersey’s schedule away from “The Rock” includes four, season-high four-game road trips, two three-game trips and three two-game trips. The team will close out the road portion of its schedule/regular season in Detroit on Sun., Apr. 9 at 5:00 PM.
For the Devils’ complete 2016-17 schedule, please visit http://www.newjerseydevils.com.
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Attached below, please find the release and schedule breakdown. In addition, the complete NHL Schedule is attached.