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The NHL released the 2022-23 regular-season schedule late Wednesday afternoon. The Washington Capitals start the campaign on Wednesday, October 12 against the Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena. Their first road game will be the next day vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs.
A few notes:
- NHL All-Star Weekend will take place from February 3-4 at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida
- Last Game of Regular-Season: Saturday, April 13 vs. New Jersey Devils
- Capitals’ game at Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, February 18 will be at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh in the 2022 NHL Stadium Series
- Due to COVID-19, expect to see games postponed in the winter (especially ones featuring cross-border teams)
- Longest Homestand: Four games from 11/5-11/11 (Arizona Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning)
- Longest Road Trip: Six games from 11/26-12/5 (New Jersey Devils, Vancouver Canucks, Seattle Kraken, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers)
- 11 Back-to-Backs
- Bye Week: 2/6-2/10
The NHL season will kick off with the San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators playing a back-to-back from October 7-8 in Prague, Czech Republic as part of the 2022 NHL Global Series.
By Harrison Brown