Arizona Coyotes announce their schedule Part 1

Phoenix Coyotes President & Chief Operating Officer Mike Nealy announced today the Coyotes schedule for the 2013-14 National Hockey League season. The Coyotes will play a total of 82 regular season games (41 home and 41 away), as well as seven preseason games (two home and five away).

The Coyotes will open their 17th regular season in the Valley of the Sun at Jobing.com Arena on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:00 p.m. against the New York Rangers. The Coyotes will then head out on a five-game road trip, their longest of the season, beginning on Oct. 5 at San Jose. Phoenix will also visit the New York Islanders (Oct. 8), Detroit Red Wings (Oct. 10), Philadelphia Flyers (Oct. 11) and Carolina Hurricanes (Oct. 13) on the trip.

The Coyotes will return to Glendale to host the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The month of October is also highlighted by visits from Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and the Detroit Red Wings (Saturday, Oct. 19), Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall and the Edmonton Oilers (Saturday, Oct. 26) as well as Anze Kopitar, Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (Tuesday, Oct. 29).

In addition, some of the NHL’s biggest stars will once again visit Jobing.com Arena this season, including Daniel and Henrik Sedin and the Vancouver Canucks (Nov. 5, Jan. 16 and Mar. 4); Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals (Nov. 9), Steven Stamkos, Martin St. Louis and the Tampa Bay Lightning (Nov. 16); Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and the Anaheim Ducks (Nov. 23 and Jan. 11); Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks (Nov. 30 and Feb. 7); Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks (Dec. 27 and Apr. 12); Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers (Jan. 4); Zach Parise, Ryan Suter and the Minnesota Wild (Jan. 9 and Mar. 29), Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins (Feb. 1); and Zdeno Chara, Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (Mar. 22).

Like last season, all Saturday home games will start at 6:00 p.m. with the exception of the game against the Calgary Flames on Saturday, Mar. 15 at 7:00 p.m. The Coyotes will also play a pair of Sunday home games at 6:00 p.m. against the St. Louis Blues (Mar. 2) and Dallas Stars (Apr. 13). The start time for all weekday home games will be 7:00 p.m. with the exception of Monday, Jan. 20 when the Coyotes host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 6:00 p.m.

The Coyotes will break for the 2014 Olympic Games from Feb. 9-26.

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