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NHL announces 2016-17 home openers

The 2016-17 NHL season opens on Wed. October 12 in Ottawa, Chicago, San Jose and Edmonton.

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The NHL has announced the 2016-17 home openers for all 30 teams. The complete 1,230-game regular season schedule, which begins on Wed. October 12 with games in Ottawa, Chicago, Edmonton and San Jose and will be unveiled on Tuesday, June 21.

In the meantime, some notables: 

• The Penguins will hoist their Stanley Cup banner in front of the Capitals, last season’s presumptive favorites who fell disappointingly short.

•​ The Sharks will host the Pacific rival Kings.

•​ The Anaheim Ducks will be a part of five home openers (Stars, Devils, Islanders, Flyers), including their own.

•​ The Rangers will host the crosstown, Metropolitan Division rival Islanders. 

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

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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