Oilers begin 32nd NHL season at home with the Battle of Alberta
|The Calgary Flames visit Rexall Place three times: Oilers' season opener October 7, January 1 and March 26. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)|
Edmonton will play 18 games against Eastern Conference opponents to round out the 82-game schedule. The Oilers will play five games against Atlantic Division teams, eight games against Northeast Division teams, and five versus Southeast Division opponents.
This year’s home schedule will again features two games against each of the Oilers’ three Eastern Canadian rivals: the Toronto Maple Leafs are in Edmonton on Tuesday, December 14, the Ottawa Senators visit Edmonton to kick off Hockey Day in Canada with a noon start time on Saturday, February 12, and the Montreal Canadiens play at Rexall Thursday, February 17.
The Oilers will have two six-game home stands this year. From December 4 to December 16, Edmonton will entertain St. Louis, Anaheim, Tampa Bay, Vancouver, Toronto and Columbus. Then from February 9 to February 19 Chicago, Ottawa, Anaheim, Dallas, Montreal and Atlanta will be here.
Edmonton plays in 11 back-to-back games this season as well as in four afternoon games including two at Rexall Place. On Saturday, February 12, the Oilers will host the Ottawa Senators for a 12:00 p.m. game, and on Saturday, February 19, the Atlanta Thrashers make a stop in the Capital City for a 1:30 p.m. game.
The Oilers will face the 2010 Stanley Cup Champions Chicago Blackhawks for the first time in the Windy City on Friday, October 29. They come to Rexall Place on Wednesday, November 17.