Bulletin: Senators announce 2012-13 regular-season schedule
OTTAWA - The National Hockey League and the Ottawa Senators today announced the 2012-13 regular-season schedule, which will see the club open on the road for the second consecutive season, facing Carey Price and the Canadiens on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The Senators will host Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals in their home-opener for the first time in franchise history on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. The 82-game calendar concludes when the Senators host the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, April 13.
The Senators’ 2012-13 regular-season schedule again will feature games against every NHL team. In addition to home games against their Northeast Division rivals, including the 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 once again play six regular-season games against each of its Northeast rivals and four games against its other Eastern Conference opponents, including the Jets. The remaining games are split in a home or away format with Western Conference opposition.
The 2013 NHL all-star celebration will take place in Columbus, Ohio, when the Blue Jackets host the event at Nationwide Arena for the first time on Jan. 26 and 27.
The Stanley Cup-champion Los Angeles Kings make their only regular-season visit to Ottawa on Saturday, Dec. 15, which will also mark the lone meeting between the clubs in 2012-13. The 2 p.m. game is also one of five scheduled afternoon contests at Scotiabank Place next season.
From the Western Conference, the Senators will host and visit the Canadian Northwest Division teams (Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver) while visiting the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild. The Senators will host each of the five Pacific Division teams (Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, Los Angeles, Phoenix Coyotes and San Jose Sharks), while visiting four of the Central Division’s clubs (Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus, Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues).The lone exception is the Detroit Red Wings, who visit Scotiabank Place on Saturday, Dec. 29.
The regular-season schedule at Scotiabank Place includes 28 games from Thursday to Sunday as follows: Thursday (10), Friday (6), Saturday (8) and Sunday (4). Early-week games feature three on Mondays, eight on Tuesdays and two on Wednesdays.
The home games scheduled Monday to Friday will be played at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of 7 p.m. starts on Wednesday, Nov. 14, against the Boston Bruins and Wednesday, Dec. 19, against the Canadiens. The contest against Montreal will mark the 95th anniversary of the first NHL game played in Ottawa, which saw the Senators take on the Canadiens at Ottawa’s Dey’s Arena on Dec. 19, 1917. Saturday games will take place at 7 p.m. with the exception of a 2 p.m. start on Dec. 15 against Los Angeles. Four Sunday contests (Oct. 28 against the New York Rangers, Nov. 4 against Anaheim, Dec. 23 against the Philadelphia Flyers and Jan. 13 against the New Jersey Devils) will begin at 1 p.m.
The Senators will play 21 games at Scotiabank Place in the first half of the season and 20 home games in the second half. The Senators play nine (four home, five away) games in October, 13 (seven-six) in November, 14 (seven-seven) in December, 12 (seven-five) in January, 13 (seven-six) in February, 14 (seven-seven) in March and seven (two-five) in April to round out the schedule.
Other schedule highlights for 2012-13
- The Senators have a five-game, 11-day homestand from Dec. 13 to 23.
- The Senators’ longest road trips are Dec. 1-11 (five games in 11 days) and Feb. 27 to March 8 (five games in 10 days).
- Ottawa will play back-to-back games on 13 occasions, which is three fewer than in each of the last two seasons.
- The Senators will oppose the Eastern Conference-champion Devils on four occasions, including home games on Sunday, Jan. 13, and Thursday, March 14.
- Ottawa will host CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada for the second consecutive season when the Flames visit Scotiabank Place on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m.
2012-13 Season-Seat Packages
Senators 2012-13 season seats (full- and half-season, and Flex 40) and mini plans (Flex 20 and 10-game set-seat plans) are on sale now. Half-season packages start from only $15 per game in the Coca-Cola Zone. For more information, call 613-599-0200 (toll-free 1 800-444-7367) or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The pricing for game packs, groups and single-game tickets for the pre-season and regular season will be announced in August, along with the 2012-13 promotional schedule.
The Senators’ 2012-13 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.
2012-13 Ottawa Senators regular-season schedule (all times Eastern – times subject to change)
Thursday, Oct. 11, at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13, vs. Washington, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 19, at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 20, at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 23, vs. Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 26, vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 28, vs. N.Y. Rangers, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 30, at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 2, vs. Phoenix, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 4, vs. Anaheim, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 6, at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 8, at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 10, at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 14, vs. Boston, 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 16, vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 17, at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 22, vs. Vancouver, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 24, at New Jersey, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 27, vs. Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 29, vs. Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1, at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Calgary, 9 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 6, at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8, at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13, vs. N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15, vs. Los Angeles, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 19, vs. Montreal, 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 21, vs. Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 23, vs. Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Boston, 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 28, vs. Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 29, vs. Detroit, 7 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 31, at Buffalo, 5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 5, at Boston, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 8, vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Washington, 7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 11, vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 13, vs. New Jersey, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 15, vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 17, vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19, at Winnipeg, 2 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 21, at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Washington, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 29, vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 31, vs. Edmonton, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2, at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 3, at Montreal, 1 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 7, vs. Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 9, vs. Calgary, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 10, at Buffalo, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 12, vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16, at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 18, at N.Y. Islanders, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 19, vs. N.Y. Islanders, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 21, vs. San Jose, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23, vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 25, vs. Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, at Colorado, 3 p.m.
Sunday, March 3, at Minnesota, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5, at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Friday, March 8, at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
Monday, March 11, vs. N.Y. Islanders, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13, at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 14, vs. New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19, vs. Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 22, at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 23, vs. Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
Monday, March 25, vs. Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 28, vs. Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 30, vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2, at Boston, 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 4, vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, at Florida, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9, at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 11, at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, vs. Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
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