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Canucks release 2009-10 regular season schedule

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
VANCOUVER, B.C., — The Vancouver Canucks, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, released their 2009-10 regular season schedule today. Vancouver opens the regular season on the road at Calgary, October 1st. The Canucks home opener kicks off a three-game home stand starting October 5th when Vancouver hosts the Columbus Blue Jackets at General Motors Place.


The Vancouver Canucks 2009-10 schedule features games versus every NHL team at least once. Vancouver will play six games against each Northwest Division club (24 total) and four games against each of the 10 non-divisional clubs in the Western Conference (40 total). The Canucks remaining 18 games are split into nine home and nine away games all against Eastern Conference opponents. Vancouver will play a home and road game versus each of the Canadian based Eastern Conference teams; Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

The Canucks schedule is highlighted by a number of marquee match-ups at General Motors Place this season including: the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday, October 7th, the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, October 24th and the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, March 13th. Vancouver hosts Sidney Crosby and the 2009 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, January 16th.

Prior to the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games break the Canucks embark on an eight-game road trip beginning in the Eastern Conference. A post-Olympic break, six-game road trip sets up the final quarter of the regular season.

Download the Canucks' 2009-10 regular season schedule: PDF, Excel, iCal (home games), iCal (road games)

DATES TO REMEMBER:

October 1 Season Opener @ Calgary Flames
October 5 Home Opener vs Columbus Blue Jackets
October 7 Montreal Canadiens visit General Motors Place
October 24 Toronto Maple Leafs visit General Motors Place
December 18 Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals visit General Motors Place
January 16 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins visit General Motors Place
February 12-28 XXI Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver, British Columbia.
March 13 Ottawa Senators visit General Motors Place
April 10 Regular season home finale versus Calgary Flames

FULL SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE NOTABLES:
The 2009-10 schedule features 14 back-to-back series. The Canucks longest home stand is eight games from December 10th – 26th.

SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN:
The 2009-10 schedule includes 14 home stands and 15 road trips. The Canucks play a total of 29 weekend games including 19 games at home. Saturday is the busiest day of the week for the Canucks this season with 18 games falling on that day.

PRE-SEASON:
The Canucks play four games at home with nine total pre-season games on the schedule. Pre-season play begins September 14th versus the New York Islanders in Terrace, British Columbia, the site of Kraft Hockeyville 2009.

ON THE AIR:
Every Canucks game, including pre-season games, can be heard on the radio on the Team 1040 AM. A complete broadcast schedule will be released at a later date.
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