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Canucks release 2011.12 regular season schedule

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

VANCOUVER, B.C., — The Vancouver Canucks, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, released their 2011.12 regular season schedule today. Vancouver opens the regular season at Rogers Arena versus the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, October 6th. The Canucks will then take to the road on October 10th at Columbus for their first away game of the year.

The Vancouver Canucks 2011.12 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 Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

The Canucks schedule is highlighted by a number of marquee match-ups at Rogers Arena this season including: the New York Rangers on Tuesday, October 18th, the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, February 18th, the new Winnipeg NHL franchise on Thursday, March 8th, and the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, March 10th.

October 6 Season Opener vs Pittsburgh Penguins
October 18 New York Rangers visit Rogers Arena
October 29 Washington Capitals visit Rogers Arena
January 7 Vancouver plays in Boston for the first time since the 2011 Stanley Cup Final
February 18 Toronto Maple Leafs visit Rogers Arena
March 8 The new Winnipeg NHL franchise visits Rogers Arena for the first time
March 10 Montreal Canadiens visit Rogers Arena
April 7 Regular season finale versus Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Arena

The 2011.12 schedule features 11 back-to-back series. The Canucks longest home stand is eight games from February 28th – March 17th.

The 2011-12 schedule includes 12 home stands and 11 road trips. The Canucks play a total of 25 weekend games including 13 games at home. Saturday is the busiest day of the week for the Canucks this season with 18 games falling on that day.

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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