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Canes 2015-16 Regular-Season Schedule Released

by Ken Preston / Carolina Hurricanes
RALEIGH, NC – The National Hockey League today released the 2015-16 schedules for its 30 member clubs. The Carolina Hurricanes will open their 82-game campaign on Thursday, Oct. 8 at Nashville before playing their first home game on Saturday, Oct. 10, against the Detroit Red Wings.

The Hurricanes’ early-season schedule will see the team embark on a seven-game road swing from Oct. 16-29, during the North Carolina State Fair. Following the trip, the team will return to Raleigh for a four-game home stand beginning Friday, Oct. 30, against Colorado. Carolina will play 16 of 27 games at PNC Arena from Nov. 1-Dec. 31, with the team’s traditional New Year’s Eve game returning this season on Dec. 31 against Washington.

As the calendar turns to 2016, the Hurricanes will host some of the NHL’s top opponents including the 2015 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks (Jan. 26), as well as Metropolitan Division rivals Pittsburgh (Jan. 12 and Feb. 12) and the NY Rangers (Jan. 22 and March 31). The Boston Bruins will visit Raleigh on Feb. 26, and Carolina will wrap up its 2015-16 home schedule on April 7 against the Montreal Canadiens.

Of the Hurricanes’ 41 home games, 26 fall on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. The team will play 16 sets of back-to-back games, matching the number of such sets it played in 2014-15.

For information about Hurricanes ticket packages, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com/tickets, or call 1-866-NHL-CANES (1-866-645-2263).

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