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Dallas Stars Release 2015-16 Regular Season Schedule

by Dallas Stars Staff / Dallas Stars

The Dallas Stars will open the 2015-16 National Hockey League regular season at home on Thursday, Oct. 8 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team will then travel to Colorado to kick off its road schedule on Saturday, Oct. 10 against the Central Division-rival Avalanche.

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A CLOSER LOOK AT THE 82-GAME SCHEDULE

The Stars are scheduled to play 82 games during the 2015-16 campaign, with 41 contests at home and 41 on the road.

Dallas plays in the NHL's Central Division of the Western Conference along with the Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets. They will play a total of 29 games against their division foes, with 15 games taking place at home and 14 on the road.

All of the team's weeknight home games are currently scheduled to start at 7:30 pm, however times are subject to change to accommodate television broadcast needs when necessary.

The home portion of the schedule features 19 weekend contests (4 Friday, 14 Saturday, 1 Sunday).

Dallas' longest homestand of the season is five games, which will take place from March 11 - 19. The Stars open the homestand against division rivals in a back-to-back set against Chicago (March 11) and St. Louis (March 12) before hosting Los Angeles (March 15), Tampa Bay (March 17) and the New York Islanders (March 19).

Dallas has three four-game road trips during the 2015-16 campaign from Oct. 15 - 22, Nov. 2 - 8 and Nov. 28 - Dec. 4.

The Stars conclude the road portion of their season on Sunday, April 3 at Anaheim, and will wrap up the regular season at home on Saturday, April 9 against Nashville.

The Stars schedule breaks down in the following format:

vs. Division Opponents (29 Games)

Five games vs. five teams (2 home/3 away) vs. Minnesota and St. Louis; (3 home/2 away) vs. Chicago, Nashville and Winnipeg.

Four games vs. one team (2 home/2 away) with teams rotated on a yearly basis (Colorado this season).

vs. Western Conference Opponents (non-division, 21 Games)

The Stars will play their other non-division Western Conference opponents 21 times (Anaheim, Arizona, Calgary, Edmonton, Los Angeles, San Jose, Vancouver), facing off against each club three times (2 home/1 away vs. three teams; 1 home/2 away vs. four teams).

In total, Dallas plays 50 games against their Western Conference foes.

vs. Eastern Conference Opponents (32 Games)

Dallas will faceoff against each Eastern Conference team two times this season (1 home/1 away), ensuring that every team will play in every building at least once this season.

In total, Dallas plays 32 games against their Eastern Conference opponents.

STARS SCHEDULE NOTES

Home Games by Day: Mon. - 2, Tues. - 9, Wed. - 0, Thurs. - 11, Fri. - 4, Sat. - 14, Sun - 1

Road Games by Day: Mon. - 3, Tues. - 14, Wed. - 0, Thurs. - 8, Fri. - 3, Sat. - 9, Sun - 4

Home Games by Month: Oct. - 6, Nov. - 6, Dec. - 8, Jan. - 5, Feb. - 6, Mar. - 8, Apr. - 2

Road Games by Month: Oct. - 5, Nov. - 7, Dec. - 7, Jan. - 6, Feb. - 8, Mar. - 6, Apr. - 2

Opponents' Visits to Dallas (41)

Anaheim-1, Arizona-1, Boston-1, Buffalo-1, Calgary-2, Carolina-1, Chicago-3, Colorado-2, Columbus-1, Detroit-1, Edmonton-2, Florida-1, Los Angeles-1, Minnesota-2, Montreal-1, Nashville-3, New Jersey-1, NY Islanders-1, NY Rangers-1, Ottawa-1, Philadelphia-1, Pittsburgh-1, St. Louis-2, San Jose-1, Tampa Bay-1, Toronto-1, Vancouver-2, Washington-1, Winnipeg-3.

Stars' Visits to Road Cities (41)

Anaheim-2, Arizona-2, Boston-1, Buffalo-1, Calgary-1, Carolina-1, Chicago-2, Colorado-2, Columbus-1, Detroit-1, Edmonton-1, Florida-1, Los Angeles-2, Minnesota-3, Montreal-1, Nashville-2, New Jersey-1, NY Islanders-1, NY Rangers-1, Ottawa-1, Philadelphia-1, Pittsburgh-1, St. Louis-3, San Jose-2, Tampa Bay-1, Toronto-1, Vancouver-1, Washington-1, Winnipeg-2.

1st Half/2nd Half

The Stars will play 20 of their first 41 games at home, while finishing the second half with 21 of the final 41 games at home.

Back-to-Back Series

Overall: 12 sets (24 games total)

Back-to-back games at home: 7

Back-to-back games on the road: 17

Road game followed by home game next day: 2

Home game followed by road game next day: 3

Home game followed by home game next day: 1

Road game followed by road game next day: 6

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