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Breaking down the Flames schedule

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames
Calgary, AB - The Calgary Flames announced today their 2009-10 regular season schedule. Calgary starts off the '09-‘10 campaign at home against divisional rival Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, October 1st.


DATES TO REMEMBER

The Flames have their first road game in Edmonton on Saturday, October 3rd and then face the Montreal Canadiens at the Pengrowth Saddledome on Tuesday, October 6th.

The Flames' annual New Year's Eve home game has Calgary hosting the Edmonton Oilers in the Battle of Alberta at 7:00 pm at the Pengrowth Saddledome.
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The Christmas schedule includes home games against Atlanta (December 9th), Minnesota (December 11th), Los Angeles (December 17th), Nashville (December 19th), St. Louis (December 23rd), Vancouver (December 27th) and Los Angeles (December 30th).

Calgary will host the Edmonton Oilers in the Battle of Alberta on Hockey Day in Canada on Saturday, January 30th at the Pengrowth Saddledome.

Calgary’s longest home stand of the season is five games from October 16-31st when they host Vancouver, Columbus, Edmonton, Colorado and Detroit.

The Flames longest road trip is a six game trek from November 27- December 7th when the Flames travel to Detroit, Columbus, Nashville, Phoenix, San Jose and Los Angeles.

The Flames will travel to the eastern seaboard twice, featuring games in Sunrise, Florida (February 5th), Tampa Bay (February 6th) as well as Long Island, New York (March 25th), Boston (March 27th) and Washington, D.C. (March 28th).

Calgary will host the Northeast Division, highlighted by games against Montreal (October 6th), Toronto (January 2nd) and Ottawa (March 11th). The Flames will also play host to Sidney Crosby and the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins (January 13th).

The day-by-day breakdown is as follows:

Monday (10), Tuesday (11), Wednesday (13), Thursday (13), Friday (11), Saturday (16) and Sunday (8). Other schedule notables include 14 back-to-back games as well as 21 home stints and 21 road trips.

There will be no NHL All-Star weekend this season in lieu of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games (February 12-28th) in Vancouver, BC which NHL players will participate in with their respective countries.

The Flames regular season schedule concludes with a road game in Vancouver on Saturday, April 10th.

The final day of the 2009-10 NHL schedule is Sunday, April 11th with the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs beginning on Wednesday, April 14th and concluding no later than Monday, June 14th.

All Flames home and away games will be carried live on the FAN 960 radio.

The complete televised schedule will be released in August.

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