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RELEASE: Oilers announce 2019-20 schedule

Oilers are set to open their schedule at Rogers Place against Vancouver on October 2 before closing out the regular season on April 4 in Calgary

by Press Release /

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers will open their season on a two-game homestand at Rogers Place starting on October 2 against the Vancouver Canucks.

The Oilers October home schedule features many marquee matchups. The Oilers will host the Los Angeles Kings on October 5, the Philadelphia Flyers on October 16, the Original Six Detroit Red Wings on October 18, Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals on October 24 and the Florida Panthers for the first matinee game of the season on October 27.

To begin the month of November, the Oilers host the Arizona Coyotes on November 4, the defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues on November 6 and the New Jersey Devils on November 8. The Colorado Avalanche return to Rogers Place on November 14, followed by the Dallas Stars on November 16, and division rival Vancouver Canucks on November 30.

Edmonton will also play host to several other exciting matchups to round out the 2019-20 season at Rogers Place. Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres will make their only visit to Rogers Place on December 8, the Oilers will host iconic Canadian franchises, the Toronto Maple Leafs on December 14 and the Montreal Canadiens on December 21. The Oilers will host a New Year's Eve game, facing the New York Rangers on December 31.

The Oilers will play 29 games against their Pacific Divisions rivals (Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks and Vegas Golden Knights). Edmonton will play each divisional opponent four times, with the exception of the Calgary Flames, who they will face five times.

The Oilers will play three games against the remaining Western Conference for a total of 21 games. Edmonton also plays in nine back-to-back games this season and nine afternoon games.

Rounding out their 82-game schedule, the Oilers will play 32 games against Eastern Conference opponents, which will see the teams play one home and one away game.

The Oilers will make two five-game road trips in 2019-20 from November 19 - November 27 (San Jose, Los Angeles, Vegas, Arizona, Colorado) and January 2 - January 11 (Buffalo, Boston, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary).

The team will host one six-game homestand this season at Rogers Place from March 20 - March 31(Tampa Bay, Anaheim, Colorado, San Jose, Anaheim, Vegas).

The Oilers will play their final home game against the Vegas Golden Knights on March 31 and close out the 2019-20 season on the road against their division rivals, the Calgary Flames on April 4.

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