Capitals Announce Home Opener for 2016-17 Season

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The Washington Capitals, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, today announced the club’s home opener for the 2016-17 season.

From the Capitals Press Release:

The Capitals home opener for the 2016-17 season will be on Saturday, Oct. 15, vs. the New York Islanders at Verizon Center. The complete 2016-17 NHL schedule will be released tomorrow

The Capitals will open the season in Pittsburgh:


More from Capitals press release:

The Capitals are 13-2-1-1 all-time in home openers at Verizon Center and 2-0-1 in home openers against the Islanders. Washington posted a 3-0-1 record against New York last season and outscored the Islanders 13-9. Alex Ovechkin (6g) and T.J. Oshie (2g, 4a) led Washington with six points each in four games against New York in 2015-16 and Braden Holtby posted a 3-0-1 record with a 2.19 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage. The Capitals are 102-84-13-6 all-time against New York and 53-36-11-3 against the Islanders at home.

A complete list of the league’s home openers can be found here:

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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2 Responses to Capitals Announce Home Opener for 2016-17 Season

  1. jonmsorensen says:

    No better way to start the season with a win in Pittsburgh, on banner-raising night. Pittsburgh will probably be out of shape as well.

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