The first neutral-site game takes place Tuesday, Sept. 15, in Halifax, where the Senators have made six pre-season visits previously. Their last match was a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006. The second game will see the Sens take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in Regina on Monday, Sept. 21. The meeting marks the first time in franchise history the team will play in Regina.
Ottawa’s hometown crowd will get their first chance to see the 2009-10 Senators on Wednesday, Sept. 16, when they play the Florida Panthers at Scotiabank Place. They’ll then host the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, Sept. 19, and the Boston Bruins on Friday, Sept. 25, to wrap up their pre-season schedule.
Tickets for all home pre-season games will go on sale Saturday, August 22, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased by visiting www.Capitaltickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Rideau Centre and Place d’Orléans; at any Ottawa Sports Experts location and at the Scotiabank Place box office.
2009-10 Ottawa Senators pre-season schedule (all times Eastern)
Tuesday, Sept. 15 – Ottawa vs. Florida, 6 p.m. in Halifax
Wednesday, Sept. 16 – Ottawa vs. Florida at Scotiabank Place, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 18 – Ottawa at Montreal at the Bell Centre, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 19 – Ottawa vs. Montreal at Scotiabank Place, 7 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 21 – Ottawa vs. Tampa Bay, 9 p.m. in Regina
Friday, Sept. 25 – Ottawa vs. Boston at Scotiabank Place, 7 p.m.
The complete 2009-10 National Hockey League regular-season schedule will be announced later this month.