The full NHL schedule for the 2017-18 season will be released tomorrow, but the season and home openers for all teams have been rolled out a day early - and it looks like the Caps will kick things off with a pair of games against Canadian rivals.
First up, a trip to Ottawa to open the season against the Senators:
And then two nights later, it’s back home in the friendly confines of Verizon Center for a Saturday night home-opening date with the Montreal Canadiens:
Mark your calendars! More to come...