The Capitals 2016-2017 Schedule is Released

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The Washington Capitals, in conjunction with the NHL has released the full regular season schedule for 2016-2017. 

As noted yesterday, the Capitals will open the season in Pittsburgh on October 13th, the same night the Penguins raise their Stanley Cup banner. The Capitals home opener is their following game, on Saturday, October 15th against the Islanders. From the Capitals press release:

Home dates to remember:

  • Oct. 15 – Home opener at Verizon Center against the New York Islanders.
  • Oct. 22 – The New York Ranges make their first of two visits to Verizon Center.
  • Nov. 8 – Washington hosts the Western Conference champion San Jose Sharks on Election Day.
  • Nov. 16 – The Capitals face the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins at Verizon Center.
  • Jan. 1 – Washington hosts the Ottawa Senators on New Year’s Day.
  • Jan. 13 – The Chicago Blackhawks make their lone visit to Verizon Center.
  • Jan. 15 – The Capitals host the Philadelphia Flyers for the first time since eliminating Philadelphia in the ECQF.
  • Feb. 5 – Washington hosts the Los Angeles Kings on Super Bowl Sunday.
  • March 16 – The Capitals host head coach Barry Trotz’s former team, the Nashville Predators.
  • April 9 – Washington completes its 2016-17 schedule against the Florida Panthers at Verizon Center.

You can access the Caps schedule page here:

Complete Schedule:








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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