ARLINGTON, Va. - The National Hockey League today announced the 2019-20 regular-season schedule for its 31 member clubs. The Washington Capitals will open the season at Enterprise Center on Oct. 2 against the St. Louis Blues, who will raise their first Stanley Cup banner. The Capitals home opener will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 vs. the Carolina Hurricanes at 7 p.m. at Capital One Arena.
Washington has five homestands of at least three games on the schedule, the longest being a four-game stretch at Capital One Arena from Feb. 2 to Feb. 10. The Capitals have five stretches of at least three consecutive road games, including a season-long five-game road trip from Oct. 20 to Oct. 29. In addition, the Capitals will have 12 sets of back-to-back games.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE 2019-20 SCHEDULE
Seventeen of the Capitals' 41 home games at Capital One Arena fall on weekends, which includes six games on Friday, seven on Saturday and four on Sunday. The schedule features holiday home games on Columbus Day (Oct. 14 vs. Colorado), Veterans Day (Nov. 11 vs. Arizona), the day before (Nov. 27 vs. Florida) and the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29 vs. Tampa Bay), New Year's Eve (Dec. 31 vs. New York Islanders) and Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 2 vs. Pittsburgh). This marks the 13th time in the last 14 seasons and the 12th consecutive season the Capitals will host a game on Super Bowl Sunday. Additionally, all four games against the rival Pittsburgh Penguins will be played in the afternoon.
Television broadcast plans will be released at a later date. All Capitals games can be heard on the Caps Radio Network, 106.7 The Fan, Caps Radio 24/7, WashingtonCaps.com and on the Washington Caps mobile app.
Home dates to remember:
- Oct. 5 - Home opener at Capital One Arena versus the Carolina Hurricanes
- Oct. 14 - Capitals host Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche on Columbus Day
- Oct. 18 - Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers make their first of two visits to Capital One Arena
- Nov. 9 - The Capitals host the Vegas Golden Knights
- Nov. 11 - Washington hosts the Arizona Coyotes on Veterans Day
- Nov. 29 - The Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning face off the day after Thanksgiving
- Dec. 11 - The Capitals host the Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins
- Dec. 31 - The Capitals face the New York Islanders in a New Year's Eve matinee
- Feb. 2 - Washington hosts Pittsburgh on Super Bowl Sunday
- March 16 - The Capitals host Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers
- March 24 - The Capitals host the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues
- April 2 - The Capitals conclude their 2019-20 home regular-season schedule against the Minnesota Wild