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Penguins Announce 2019-20 Regular-Season Schedule

Pittsburgh will open the regular season against the Buffalo Sabres at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday, October 3 at 7:00PM ET

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

Pittsburgh Penguins fans will have plenty of opportunities to see the team early on in the year, as the Penguins will open up their 2019-20 slate with a season-long four-game homestand. Seven of the Penguins' first nine games will be played at PPG Paints Arena.

Pittsburgh's season-opening four-game homestand starts with the previously announced home opener against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, October 3 at 7:00PM ET. Following that, the Penguins face off against Columbus (Oct. 5), Winnipeg (Oct. 8) and Anaheim (Oct. 10). Pittsburgh has one other instance where it will play four consecutive home games, which falls from Feb. 11-18 against Tampa Bay, Montreal, Detroit and Toronto.

To view the complete 2019-20 schedule, click here.

The Penguins will head north for their first road trip of the season as they take on the Minnesota Wild and the Winnipeg Jets in back-to-back games on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13.

Pittsburgh's schedule features some noteworthy home games that fans will want to circle on their calendar:

  • October 29 vs. Philadelphia - Claude Giroux and the Flyers come to town as the Penguins take on their cross-state rivals for the first time this season.
  • November 2 vs. Edmonton - Hart Trophy finalist Connor McDavid and the Oilers make their only trip to Pittsburgh.
  • November 19 vs. New York Islanders - It's a Round 1 playoff rematch as the New York Islanders make their first of two visits to the Steel City.
  • November 22 vs. New Jersey - The No. 1-overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, Jack Hughes, makes his first-ever visit to Pittsburgh.
  • December 4 vs. St. Louis - The Penguins host the defending Stanley Cup champion Blues in their only visit to PPG Paints Arena.
  • March 7 vs. Washington - Pittsburgh renews its rivalry against Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals as they make their first of two trips to Pittsburgh.
  • March 20 vs. New York Rangers - The No. 2-overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, Kaapo Kakko, makes his first-ever visit to Pittsburgh.  

Penguins fans will also be pleased to know that the team plays nine Saturday, and six Sunday home games, which accounts for 37% of all home games. Below is a look at the Penguins weekend home games:

Saturday Oct. 5 7:00PM ET Columbus
Saturday Oct. 19 7:00PM ET Vegas
Saturday Nov. 2 1:00PM ET Edmonton
Saturday Nov. 9 7:00PM ET Chicago
Saturday Nov. 16 7:00PM ET Toronto
Saturday Dec. 14 7:00PM ET Los Angeles
Saturday Dec. 28 7:00PM ET Nashville
Saturday Feb. 22 1:00PM ET Buffalo
Saturday Mar. 7 1:00PM ET Washington
Sunday Jan. 5 5:00PM ET Florida
Sunday Jan. 19 12:30PM ET Boston
Sunday Feb. 16 12:30PM ET Detroit
Sunday Mar. 8 1:30PM ET Carolina
Sunday Mar. 15 6:00PM ET NY Islanders
Sunday Mar. 22 12:00PM ET Washington
Day Date Time Opponent

    Season ticket information for the 2019-20 campaign can be found here.

    The Penguins will face each Metropolitan Division opponent four times (two home/two road), each Western Conference opponent twice (one home/one road), and each Atlantic Division opponent three times. Half of the Atlantic Division foes visit Pittsburgh twice and half host the Penguins twice. The teams that Pittsburgh travels to twice are Boston, Detroit, Florida and Tampa Bay.

    Pittsburgh has two instances where the team is on the road for four-consecutive games, marking its longest stretches away from the friendly confines of PPG Paints Arena. The first four-game road swing occurs from December 17-27, when the Pens head out for their annual Western Canada trip against Calgary (Dec. 17), Edmonton (Dec. 20) and Vancouver (Dec. 21) and then finish with a separate visit to Nashville (Dec. 27) following the Christmas break. The second instance occurs from Feb. 23-29, when the Penguins take on Washington (Feb. 23), and then head west to California to take on Los Angeles (Feb. 26), Anaheim (Feb. 28) and San Jose (Feb. 29).

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