Schedule Posted

So it’s a little late, but the entire schedule and pre-season schedule have been posted on njdevils.info.  You can take a look at the entire thing in beautiful list form here or in elegant calendar form here.

So what are the highlights of the schedule?  Are you really that bored that we need to pick apart the schedule and make news out of it?

Alright then, here goes:

The Devils open up the pre-season against the New York Rangers – get that out of the way early.

Interesting, the Devils only play on Sunday 4 times this year – ensuring they have no chance of being seen on NBC’s Game of the Week.

The Devils also see the following three Western Conference teams twice this year:

  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Nashville

Thanks to the Olympics and the NHL’s schedule format, with two weeks off in February the Devils will see back-to-back games a whopping 19 times this season.  I won’t go through each one, but you will see 2 in October, 3 in November, 4 in December, 3 in January, 2 in February, 3 in March and 2 in April.  This can be disastrous as the season drags on in March and April as the team will become more and more fatigued and the Devils should really consider using their backup netminder, whoever it will be, slightly more frequently.

Lastly, the Devils will see important Atlantic Division games on the following days:

New York Islanders

  • Friday, November 6
  • Saturday, November 28
  • Monday, January 18
  • Saturday, January 23
  • Saturday, March 13
  • Saturday, April 10

New York Rangers

  • Monday, October 5
  • Thursday, October 22
  • Tuesday, January 12
  • Saturday, February 6
  • Wednesday, March 10
  • Thursday, March 25

Philadelphia Flyers

  • Saturday, October 3
  • Monday, November 16
  • Saturday, December 12
  • Monday, February 8
  • Wednesday, February 10
  • Sunday, March 28

Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Saturday, October 24
  • Thursday, November 12
  • Monday, December 21
  • Wednesday, December 30
  • Friday, March 12
  • Wednesday, March 17

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