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2015-16 Capitals Schedule Released: Season Opens October 10 at Home

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The 2015-16 NHL schedule is out and, as we already knew, the Caps will open their season at home against the Devils on October 10.

Here's a link to the full schedule (which is also posted below), and the team's release:

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Hockey League today announced the 2015-16 regular-season schedule for its 30 member clubs. The Washington Capitals will open the season against the New Jersey Devils at Verizon Center on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.

The NHL will pause for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game, which will be held on Jan. 30-31 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The Capitals will host the Philadelphia Flyers at Verizon Center on Feb. 7, marking the ninth time in the last 10 seasons and the eighth consecutive season the Capitals will host a game on Super Bowl Sunday.

Washington has four homestands of at least three games on the schedule, the longest being five-game stretches at Verizon Center from Nov. 19-27 and Jan. 22-Feb. 4. The Capitals have eight stretches of at least three consecutive road games and a season-high five-game road trip from Dec. 31-Jan. 9. In addition, the Capitals will have 13 sets of back-to-back games.

Nearly half of the Capitals’ 41 home games at Verizon Center fall on weekends, which includes eight games on Friday, seven on Saturday and four on Sunday. The schedule features holiday home games on the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 27 vs. Tampa Bay), and Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 7 vs. Philadelphia).

Television broadcast plans will be released at a later date. All Capitals games can be heard on Caps Radio Network (flagship stations FAN 106.7 and 1500 AM), and on Washington Caps mobile app.

Home dates to remember:

  • Oct. 10 – Season opener at Verizon Center against the New Jersey Devils.
  • Oct. 15 – The Capitals face the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks at Verizon Center.
  • Oct. 28 – The Pittsburgh Penguins make their first visit of the season to Verizon Center.
  • Nov. 27 – The defending Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay Lightning visit D.C. for the first time.
  • Jan. 17 – The New York Rangers make their way to Verizon Center for the first time since the ECSF.
  • Feb. 4 – The Capitals host the Islanders for the first time since eliminating New York in the ECQF.
  • Feb. 7 – On Super Bowl Sunday, the Philadelphia Flyers make their way to D.C.
  • March 18 – The Capitals host head coach Barry Trotz’s former team, the Nashville Predators.
  • April 7 – The Capitals complete their 2015-16 home schedule against the Penguins at Verizon Center.

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