The Colorado Avalanche announced on Friday that the team will open the 2019-20 season at home against the Calgary Flames on Thursday, Oct. 3.
The Avs will open their season at home for the 11th time in the last 14 seasons, and it will be the first time that they have played the Flames to begin the year since arriving in Denver.
In regards to home openers, it will be Colorado's second time hosting Calgary in its own arena as the Avalanche played its first game in the Mile High City in 2005-06 against the Flames.
The contest will be the first time that the two teams will have met since their opening-round matchup in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Colorado defeated Calgary with a 5-1 victory at Scotiabank Saddledome in Game 5 to win the first-round series 4-1.
Another game for the Avalanche's upcoming season that is already known is Colorado hosting the Los Angeles Kings in the 2020 NHL Stadium Series at the United States Air Force Academy on Feb. 15. The event will mark the second NHL outdoor game in the state of Colorado and the second to be held at a United States service academy.
The full 82-game schedule for the upcoming campaign will be announced on ColoradoAvalanche.com on Tuesday at 10 a.m. MT. NHL Network will air a special NHL Tonight: 2019-20 Schedule Release show at that time as well.