PENS TO OPEN SEASON AT HOME
The Pittsburgh Penguins are scheduled to open the 2012-2013 season in back-to-back situations.
The Penguins will open the season at home against the New York Islanders on Friday, October 12, followed by a road game in Buffalo the following night on Saturday, October 13.
The Penguins will play 14 sets of back-to-back situations. The Penguins will play nine of their first 13 games on the road, including a six game road trip from October 26 through November 7th as they travel to Ottawa, Washington, Columbus, New Jersey, Chicago and Toronto. It will be the first of two six game road trips as the Penguins have a six game trip starting in late February, going from February 26 through March 9.
Following the six game road trip in early March, the Penguins will then have a season high seven game home trip from March 10-22, facing Buffalo twice, Florida, Boston, Islanders, Flyers and Rangers.
Pittsburgh ends the season with three straight road games, facing Philadelphia, Tampa Bay and ending the season on Saturday, April 13 against the Florida Panthers.
*Pittsburgh will play at least one game against every Western Conference team. Pittsburgh will play Detroit, St. Louis and Minnesota twice this season.
*Notable games in October, include a road contest against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, October 18, the Penguins fourth game of the season, followed by the Vancouver Canucks coming to town on October 23 two games later, and Pittsburgh hosting the New York Rangers on October 25. The Penguins wrap up the month of October on the road against Washington on Oct 31.
*The Penguins will play a night game on New Years Eve, hosting the Washington Capitals with a start time currently scheduled for 7:00 p.m.