The Philadelphia Flyers, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, today announced that they will take on the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday, October 20 in the club’s home opener for the 2016-17 season.
UPDATE: In addition, the Flyers will be the visiting team in two other home openers. The club will travel to Los Angeles to take on the Kings on Friday, October 14, and from there, travel to Arizona to play in the Coyotes’ home opener the very next night, on Saturday, October 15.
The remainder of the 2016-17 NHL schedule is slated for release on Tuesday, June 21.
This marks the second time the Flyers have opened their home schedule against Anaheim since the Ducks entered the NHL as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 1993-94. The first meeting came on Oct. 11, 1998 with the Flyers taking a 4-1 win.
This is also the fifth time that the Flyers have opened their home schedule against a Western Conference opponent since the NHL first changed the conference names in 1993-94, and first since they hosted the Vancouver Canucks in 2011-12, earning a 5-4 win.
The Flyers are 4-0-0 in their home openers against a Western Conference opponent.
PREVIOUS HOME OPENERS vs. WESTERN CONFERENCE (since 1993-94)
|Check out a numerical recap of the 2015-16 season HERE. |
2011–12: FLYERS 5, Vancouver Canucks 4
2010-11: FLYERS 4, Colorado Avalanche 2
2000–01: FLYERS 6, Vancouver Canucks 3
1998–99: FLYERS 4, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 1
Last season, the Flyers went 23-10-8 on home ice, which marked the ninth straight winning season at the Wells Fargo Center and 20th winning season at home in the last 21 years.
The Flyers also went 10-2-1 in their last 13 home games to close out the season, as well as earned points in 27 of their last 33 games on home ice (20-6-7).
Overall, the Flyers own a 27-15-6 record in home openers.
The Philadelphia Flyers will celebrate 50 years next season, and season ticket memberships are available now. Call 215-218-PUCK or CLICK HERE for membership options.