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Bulletin: Ottawa Senators announce 2010-11 schedule

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators
OTTAWA - The National Hockey League and Ottawa Senators today announced the 2010-11 schedule, which will see the club open its 18th season at home against the Buffalo Sabres on Friday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. The 82-game 2010-11 calendar, which runs over 184 days, concludes when the Senators travel to Boston to face their division-rival Bruins on Saturday, April 9.


The Senators’ 2010-11 regular-season schedule again will feature games against every NHL team. In addition to home games against division rivals such as the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs, this year’s schedule continues to feature non-conference home-and-home series against the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and the Vancouver Canucks.

Ottawa will play six regular-season games against each of its Northeast Division rivals and four games against its other Eastern Conference opponents.

From the Western Conference, the Senators will host the Canadian Northwest Division teams (Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks) and visit the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild. All Pacific Division teams will visit Ottawa (Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings, Phoenix Coyotes and San Jose Sharks). The Senators will go on the road to face the Stanley Cup-champion Chicago Blackhawks and the other Central Division clubs (Columbus Blue Jackets, Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues), with the exception of the Detroit Red Wings, who will be in Ottawa on Wednesday, Feb. 2.

The regular-season Scotiabank Place schedule presents 26 games from Thursday to Sunday as follows: Thursday (8), Friday (7), Saturday (9) and Sunday (2). The early weekday games feature three on Mondays, eight on Tuesdays and four on Wednesdays.

The home games on Monday to Friday will be played at 7:30 p.m. Saturday games and one Sunday matchup will be at 7 p.m., with the exception of a 5 p.m. Sunday matinee faceoff.

The Senators play 22 games at Scotiabank Place in the first half of the season and 19 home games in the second half. December is the Senators’ busiest month at home with eight of 14 games being played at Scotiabank Place. The Senators play 11 (6 home, 5 away) games in October, 14 (7-7) in November, 14 (8-6) in December, 11 (6-5) in January, 12 (5-7) in February, 16 (6-8) in March and four (3-1) in April to round out the schedule.

Other schedule highlights for 2010-11
- The Senators have a four-game, eight-day homestand, from Oct. 23 to 30.
- The Senators’ longest road trips are Nov. 13-19 (four games in seven days), Feb. 5-12 (four games in eight days) and March 8-13 (four games in six days).
- The Senators will play back-to-back games 15 times, including two consecutive days at Scotiabank Place: Thursday, Dec. 9, vs. the New York Rangers and Friday, Dec. 10, vs. the New Jersey Devils.
- Excluding the six-day break for all-star weekend, the Senators longest layoff between games is five days from Jan. 2 to 6.
- The Senators visit the Stanley Cup-champion Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, Jan. 7.
- The Senators travel to Edmonton to face the Oilers on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. on CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada.
- Six of the nine home Saturday games are against Northeast Division rivals.

Senators season tickets (full- and half-season and Flex 40) and mini plans (Flex 20 and 10-game set seat plans) are on sale now. There will again be three individual-game on-sales: games in October and November will be available starting Sept. 11, December and January games will be on sale starting Nov. 6 and the February to April games will go on sale Jan. 8. The pricing for single-game tickets will be announced in August.

Tickets for the Senators’ three pre-season home dates will go on sale Saturday, Aug. 21.

The Senators’ 2010-11 regular-season schedule, including key on-sale dates, will be available for fans to download to their Outlook or any other electronic calendar. To download the schedule and for more information on the Senators, visit www.ottawasenators.com.

2010-11 Ottawa Senators regular-season schedule (all times Eastern – times subject to change)
Friday, Oct. 8, vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 9, at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 11, at Washington, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 14, vs. Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 16, at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 18, at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 22, at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 23, vs. Montreal, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 26, vs. Phoenix, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 28, vs. Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 30, vs. Boston, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 4, vs. N.Y. Islanders, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 6, at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 9, vs. Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 11, vs. Vancouver, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 13, at Boston, 7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 15, at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 19, at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 22, vs. Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 24, vs. Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 26, at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 27, vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 29, vs. Edmonton, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 2, vs. San Jose, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 4, vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 5, at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 9, vs. N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 10, vs. New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 13, vs. Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 16, at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 17, at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 19, vs. Washington, 5 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 23, at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 26, vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 29, vs. Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 31, at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 1, vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 7, at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 8, vs. Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Boston, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 13, at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 14, vs. Calgary, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 16, at Washington, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 18, vs. Anaheim, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 20, at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 21, vs. Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 25, vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 1, at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 2, vs. Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 5, at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 7, at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 12, at Edmonton, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 15, vs. N.Y. Islanders, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 18, vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 19, at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 23, vs. Florida, 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 25, at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 26, vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 1, vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 3, at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Friday, March 4, vs. N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 8, at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 10, at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 11, at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 13, at Buffalo, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 15, vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 17, vs. New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, vs. Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 22, at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 24, at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
Friday, March 25, vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 27, at Atlanta, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 29, at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 31, at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 2, vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 5, vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 7, vs. Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 9, at Boston, 1 p.m.

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