This should help your liquor purchases: the regular season schedule has been released. Vancouver will open their 41st season at home against the Penguins on Thursday, October 6th and finish at home against the Oilers on Saturday, April 7th.
- Longest road game streak is six games starting between November 1-11.
- Longest homestand is eight games from the end of February through the middle of March.
- First game against Edmonton is October 15.
- First game against Calgary is November 1.
- First game against Minnesota is November 3.
- First game against Colorado is November 23.
- First game against Chicago is November 6.
- First game against Nashville is November 20.
- First game against San Jose is November 26.
- First and only game against Boston is January 7th (
at homeon the road with a 10 AM start).
- First and only game against Winnipeg is March 8.
It'll be a rough start the first few months - November especially - but there are long homestands at the end of December, January and almost all of March. Start strong and coast to the end? Could have sworn I've heard that before.