The schedule for the 2019-20 NHL regular season has been announced and there are many key games for Vegas Golden Knights fans to get excited about.
The 82-game slate begins with a home-and-home series with the San Jose Sharks Oct. 2 (home) and Oct. 4 (away). On Oct. 12, Vegas hosts the 2019 Pacific Division champion Calgary Flames for their first meeting of the season.
At the tail end of a three-game road trip, the Golden Knights visit the Chicago Blackhawks on Oct. 22 as Vegas looks to extend its six-game all-time win streak against the Blackhawks. The team will celebrate Nevada Day on Oct. 25 at home against the Colorado Avalanche and, on Halloween night, the Montreal Canadiens make their lone trip to T-Mobile Arena to close out the first month of the season.
During the first week of November, the Golden Knights will spend a week on the road as they visit Columbus (Nov. 5), Toronto (Nov. 7), Washington (Nov. 9) and Detroit (Nov. 10). From Nov. 17-23, fans will enjoy a four-game homestand at T-Mobile Arena that features games against Calgary (Nov. 17), the Toronto Maple Leafs (Nov. 19), San Jose (Nov. 21) and the Edmonton Oilers (Nov. 23). Vegas rounds out November with a Gold Friday game against the Arizona Coyotes at home (Nov. 29).
Vegas hits the road for the first week of December as the Golden Knights take on the New York Rangers (Dec. 2), New Jersey Devils (Dec. 3) and the New York Islanders (Dec. 5). On Dec. 12, Vegas travels to St. Louis for its first meeting against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Blues. After dueling with Colorado at home on Dec. 23, Vegas will observe a three-day break for the holidays. The Golden Knights conclude the calendar year of 2019 by starting a seven-game homestand on Dec. 28 against Arizona.
Vegas hosts Anaheim on New Year's Eve before welcoming Philadelphia (Jan. 2), St. Louis (Jan. 4), Pittsburgh (Jan. 7), Los Angeles (Jan. 9) and Columbus (Jan. 11). Mark Stone makes his return to Ottawa on Jan. 16 in the midst of a four-game trip against Eastern Conference opponents. After taking on the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Jan. 20, Vegas enters the All-Star break and bye week with 10 days between games.
Coming out of the bye week, Vegas travels to face Carolina (Jan. 31), Nashville (Feb. 1), Tampa Bay (Feb. 4) and Florida (Feb. 6). The Golden Knights will play their first home game in 27 days against the Hurricanes on Feb. 8 at T-Mobile Arena. Vegas will have a five-game homestand from Feb. 13-22 and a four-game stretch on home ice from Feb. 26-March 3. The team spends the second week of March away from home as they face Winnipeg (March 6), Calgary (March 8), Edmonton (March 9) and Minnesota (March 12).
The final home game of the season will be played on March 25 against the Arizona Coyotes ahead of four-straight road games to wrap up the 2019-20 season.