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Dallas Stars release 2017-18 regular season schedule

by Dallas Stars Staff / Press Releases

The Dallas Stars will open the 2017-18 National Hockey League regular season at home on Friday, Oct. 6 against the Vegas Golden Knights. The team will then travel to St. Louis to kick off its road schedule on Saturday, Oct. 7 against the St. Louis Blues.

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On Friday, Nov. 24 against the Calgary Flames, the Stars will retire the number 26 in honor of former Stars right wing Jere Lehtinen. The three-time Frank J. Selke Trophy winner as the NHL's top defensive forward spent his entire 14-season NHL career in Dallas where he recorded 514 points (243-271=514) in 875 career regular-season games. Lehtinen's No. 26 will be the fifth sweater to be retired by the franchise and the third since the team moved to Texas. Lehtinen joins Neal Broten (No. 7), Bill Goldsworthy (No. 8), Mike Modano (No. 9) and Bill Masterton (No. 19) as the only players in franchise history to have their number retired.


The Stars are scheduled to play 82 games during the 2017-18 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 26 games against their division foes, with 13 games taking place at home and 13 on the road.

The majority 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 24 weekend contests (8 Friday, 13 Saturday, 3 Sunday).

Dallas' longest homestand of the season is six games, which will take place from Dec. 29 - Jan. 13. The Stars open the homestand against the St. Louis Blues (Dec. 29), followed by the San Jose Sharks on New Year's Eve (Dec. 31) and the Columbus Blue Jackets (Jan. 2). The six-game homestand continues with matchups against the New Jersey Devils (Jan. 4), the Edmonton Oilers (Jan. 6) and concludes against the Colorado Avalanche (Jan. 13). This season, the Stars have a five-day break without any games from Jan. 7 - 11. 

Dallas embarks on a season-long six-game road trip from March 11 - 20 with the club visiting the back-to-back Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins (March 11), the Montreal Canadiens (March 13), the Toronto Maple Leafs (March 14), the Ottawa Senators (March 16), the Winnipeg Jets (March 18) and the Washington Capitals (March 20).

The Stars face the Minnesota Wild at American Airlines Center on Saturday, March 31 for the home finale of the 2017-18 regular season. The club will play the final three games of the regular season on the road from April 3 - 7 against Pacific Division opponents. Dallas will visit the San Jose Sharks (April 3), the Anaheim Ducks (April 6) and concludes the 2017-18 regular season against the Los Angeles Kings (April 7).

The Stars schedule breaks down in the following format:

vs. Division Opponents (26 Games)

Five games vs. two teams (2 home/3 away) vs. Colorado; (3 home/2 away) vs. St. Louis.

Four games vs. four teams (2 home/2 away) vs. Chicago, Minnesota, Nashville and Winnipeg.

vs. Western Conference Opponents (non-division, 24 Games)

The Stars will play their other non-division Western Conference opponents 24 times (Anaheim, Arizona, Calgary, Edmonton, Los Angeles, San Jose, Vancouver, Vegas), facing off against each club three times (2 home/1 away vs. four 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 face off 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.


Home Games by Day: Mon. - 3, Tues. - 10, Wed. - 0, Thurs. - 4, Fri. - 8, Sat. - 13, Sun - 3
Road Games by Day: Mon. - 4, Tues. - 8, Wed. - 5, Thurs. - 12, Fri. - 4, Sat. - 4, Sun - 4
Home Games by Month: Oct. - 5, Nov. - 6, Dec. - 8, Jan. - 7, Feb. - 7, Mar. - 8, Apr. - 0
Road Games by Month: Oct. - 7, Nov. - 7, Dec. - 7, Jan. - 4, Feb. - 5, Mar. - 8, Apr. - 3

Opponents' Visits to Dallas (41)

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

Stars' Visits to Road Cities (41)

Anaheim-2, Arizona-2, Boston-1, Buffalo-1, Calgary-1, Carolina-1, Chicago-2, Colorado-3, Columbus-1, Detroit-1, Edmonton-1, Florida-1, Los Angeles-2, Minnesota-2, Montreal-1, Nashville-2, New Jersey-1, NY Islanders-1, NY Rangers-1, Ottawa-1, Philadelphia-1, Pittsburgh-1, St. Louis-2, San Jose-2, Tampa Bay-1, Toronto-1, Vancouver-1, Vegas-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: 5

Back-to-back games on the road: 19

Road game followed by home game next day: 1

Home game followed by road game next day: 4

Home game followed by home game next day: 0

Road game followed by road game next day: 7

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