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Coyotes Announce 2012-13 Regular Season Schedule

PHOENIX HOSTS DALLAS IN SEASON OPENER ON OCTOBER 13 AT JOBING.COM ARENA

Thursday, 06.21.2012 / 11:15 AM / News
Arizona Coyotes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, June 21, 2012

GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Phoenix Coyotes President & Chief Operating Officer Mike Nealy today announced the Coyotes schedule for the 2012-13 National Hockey League season. The Coyotes will play a total of 82 regular season games (41 home, 41 away), as well as seven preseason games (two home, five away).

Photo by Norm Hall.

The Pacific Division Champion Coyotes will open their 16th regular season in the Valley of the Sun at home against their division rival Dallas Stars on Saturday, October 13 at 6 p.m.

The month of October is also highlighted by visits from Jarome Iginla and the Calgary Flames (Thursday, Oct. 18), Corey Perry and the Anaheim Ducks (Saturday, Oct. 20), and Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators (Thursday, Oct. 25).

In addition, some of the NHL’s biggest stars will visit Jobing.com Arena this season, including Claude Giroux, Danny Briere and the Philadelphia Flyers on New Year’s Eve (Monday, Dec. 31), Brad Richards, Marian Gaborik, Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (Saturday, Jan. 5), Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins (Saturday, Jan. 12). Anze Kopitar, Jonathan Quick and the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings (Thursday, Dec. 27, Saturday, Jan. 19 and Tuesday, Apr. 2), Zdeno Chara and the Boston Bruins (Saturday, Feb. 2), Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and the Detroit Red Wings (Tuesday, Jan. 15 and Thursday, Feb. 7), Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks (Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Mar. 24) and Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals (Saturday, Feb. 16).

Like last season, all Saturday home games will start at 6 p.m. The start time for all weekday home games will be 7 p.m. (except Wednesday home games: Nov. 21 versus Edmonton, Dec. 5 versus Minnesota and Jan. 2 versus Nashville which will be 7:30 p.m. puck drops due to television exclusivity windows; additionally the club will host a 5 p.m. puck drop versus Columbus on MLK day – Mon. Jan. 21). The team’s lone Sunday home game versus the Chicago Blackhawks (Mar. 24) will start at 6 p.m.

The Coyotes will break for the 2013 NHL All-Star Game – to be played Sunday, Jan. 27 in Columbus, OH –from Jan. 23-28.

SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN

Once again, the NHL’s scheduling format will see the Coyotes play six games (three home, three away) against each of their four Pacific Division rivals (Anaheim, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Jose) for a total of 24 games. They will face the 10 remaining Western Conference teams four times each (two home, two away) for a total of 40 contests. In addition, they will face each of the 15 Eastern Conference clubs at least once, with the three remaining “at large” games to be played against teams from the East. The three Eastern Conference clubs the Coyotes will play twice in a “home-and-home” series are the Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres & Carolina Hurricanes.

Photo by Getty Images

Phoenix’s longest home stand in 2012-13 is six games (Nov. 10 – Nov. 23), and will feature the Buffalo Sabres (Thurs., Nov. 10), San Jose Sharks (Tues., Nov. 13), Carolina Hurricanes (Thurs., Nov. 15), Columbus Blue Jackets (Mon., Nov. 19), Edmonton Oilers (Wed., Nov. 21) and Colorado Avalanche (Fri., Nov. 23) at Jobing.com Arena. The Coyotes will also have one five-game home stand, encompassing the All-Star break (Jan 15 – Jan. 29) and a four-game home stand (Dec. 27 – Jan. 2).

The Coyotes will embark on two six-game road trips in 2012-13, with the first beginning Sat., Oct. 27 through Thurs., Nov. 8 and will visit the Los Angeles Kings, Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens and Dallas Stars. The Desert Dogs will hit the road again on Sun., Mar. 10 for six games in nine days, with stops at the San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, Columbus Blue Jackets, Tampa Bay Lightning, Carolina Hurricanes, concluding with the Nashville Predators on Tues., Mar. 19.

The Coyotes will close out the regular season playing four of their final seven games at Jobing.com Arena. Of the team’s 41 home games at Jobing.com Arena this season, 16 contests will be played on Saturday’s, 11 on Thursday’s and five games on Tuesday’s. The Desert Dogs will also have four games on Monday’s, three games on Wednesday’s and one game each on Friday and Sunday. The Coyotes will play a total 14 sets of back-to-back games this season, including eight in the second-half of the season. Phoenix will be on the road for 20 of the last 31 games of the season.

2012 PRESEASON SCHEDULE

The Coyotes seven-game preseason slate will open on Monday, September 24 with a split-squad series against the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings. Puck drop at Jobing.com Arena will be 7 p.m. P.D.T., while puck drop at STAPLES Center will be 7:30 p.m. P.D.T.

Phoenix will then embark on a four-game road trip beginning at Anaheim on Tuesday, September 25 and ending at Calgary on Wednesday, October 3, with stops at San Jose (Thursday, September 27) and Vancouver (Monday, October 1) in between. The Coyotes will return home to Jobing.com Arena on Saturday, October 6 to close out the 2012 preseason against San Jose at 6 p.m.

COYOTES FULL 2012-13 SEASON TICKETS START AS LOW AS $18 PER SEAT

The Coyotes also announced today that full season tickets are now on sale for the 2012-13 NHL season. As part of the package, fans have access to a designated meet the team event, discount at the Coyotes Den team shop, and priority for 2013 postseason tickets. More information regarding individual ticket will be released at a later date. For more information on Coyotes tickets, please call 480-563-PUCK (7825) or visit www.PhoenixCoyotes.com.

HOME DATES TO REMEMBER

· October 13 – Season opener at Jobing.com Arena versus Jamie Benn and the Dallas Stars.

· October 18 – The Calgary Flames led by Jarome Iginla visit Jobing.com Arena.

· November 10 – Ryan Miller and the Buffalo Sabres make their only visit to Jobing.com Arena.

· November 15 – Eric Staal, Cam Ward and the Carolina Hurricanes make their only visit to Glendale.

· November 21 – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall and the Edmonton Oilers make their first visit to the Valley.

· December 8 – The Coyotes host the Stephen Weiss, Brian Campbell and the Florida Panthers.

· December 27 – The Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings make their first visit to Jobing.com Arena.

Photo by Getty Images.

· December 31 – The Philadelphia Flyers, led by snipers Claude Giroux and Danny Briere make their only visit to the Valley.

· January 5 – Brad Richards, Marian Gaborik and the New York Rangers make their only visit to Jobing.com Arena.

· January 10 – Joe Thornton, Logan Couture and the San Jose Sharks make their second visit to the desert.

· January 12 – Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins make their only visit Glendale.

· January 15 – Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and the Detroit Red Wings make their first visit to Glendale.

· February 2 – Zdeno Chara and the Boston Bruins visit Jobing.com Arena.

· February 7 – The Detroit Red Wings make their final visit to Glendale.

Photo by Getty Images.

· February 9 – Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks make their first visit to Glendale.

· February 16 – Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals make their only visit to Jobing.com Arena.

· March 2 – Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Pacific Division rivals the Anaheim Ducks face-off against the Coyotes.

· March 7 – Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs come to town for their only visit.

· March 21 – Daniel and Henrik Sedin and the Vancouver Canucks make their first visit to the desert.

· April 2 – Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty and the Los Angeles Kings make their final appearance of the regular season at Jobing.com Arena.

· April 13 – Patrick Marleau, Brent Burns and the San Jose Sharks come to town for the regular season finale.


2012-13 PRESEASON SCHEDULE

Monday, Sept. 24: LOS ANGELES – 7 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 24: at Los Angeles – 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 25: at Anaheim – 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 27: at San Jose – 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 1: at Vancouver - 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 3: at Calgary – 6 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 6: SAN JOSE – 6 p.m.


2012-13 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

OCTOBER

Saturday, Oct. 13: DALLAS – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 16: at Dallas – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 18: CALGARY – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 20: ANAHEIM – 6 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 25: NASHVILLE – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 27: at Los Angeles – 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 30: at Chicago – 5:30 p.m.


NOVEMBER

Thursday, Nov. 1: at Buffalo – 4 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 2: at Ottawa – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 6: at Montreal – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 8: at Dallas – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 10: BUFFALO – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 13: SAN JOSE – 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 15: CAROLINA – 7 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 19: ANAHEIM – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 21: EDMONTON – 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 23: COLORADO – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 24: at Colorado – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 27: at Detroit – 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 30: at New Jersey – 5 p.m.


DECEMBER

Saturday, Dec. 1: at New York Islanders – 5 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 3: at Boston – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 5: MINNESOTA – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 8: FLORIDA – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 11: COLUMBUS – 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 13: at Detroit – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 15: at Columbus – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 18: at St. Louis – 6 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 20: ST. LOUIS – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 22: DALLAS – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 26: at Los Angeles – 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 27: LOS ANGELES – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 29: COLORADO – 6 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 31: PHILADELPHIA – 7 p.m.


JANUARY

Wednesday, Jan. 2: NASHVILLE – 8 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 4: at Anaheim – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 5: NEW YORK RANGERS – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 8: at Dallas – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 10: SAN JOSE – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 12: PITTSBURGH – 6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 14: at Los Angeles – 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 15: DETROIT – 7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 17: EDMONTON – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 19: LOS ANGELES – 6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 21: COLUMBUS – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 29: DALLAS – 7 p.m.


FEBRUARY

Friday, Feb. 1: at Anaheim – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 2: BOSTON – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 5: at San Jose – 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 7: DETROIT – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 9: CHICAGO – 6 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 11: at Winnipeg – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 12: at Chicago – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb 14: at Nashville – 6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 16: WASHINGTON – 6 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 18: CALGARY – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 20: at Colorado – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 23: at Edmonton – 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 24: at Calgary – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 26: at Vancouver – 8 p.m.


MARCH

Saturday, March 2: ANAHEIM – 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 3: at Anaheim – 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 7: TORONTO – 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 9: ST. LOUIS – 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 10: at San Jose – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12: at Minnesota – 5 p.m.

Thursday, March 14: at Columbus – 4 p.m.

Saturday, March 16: at Tampa Bay – 4 p.m.

Sunday, March 17: at Carolina – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, March 19: at Nashville – 5 p.m.

Thursday, March 21: VANCOUVER – 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 24: CHICAGO – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26: at St. Louis – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, March 27: at Minnesota - 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 30: at San Jose - 7:30 p.m.


APRIL

Tuesday, April 2: LOS ANGELES – 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 4: VANCOUVER – 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 6: MINNESOTA – 6 p.m.

Monday, April 8: at Vancouver – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 9: at Edmonton – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 11: at Calgary – 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 13: SAN JOSE – 6 p.m.


The following is a month-by-month and team-by-team breakdown of the Coyotes home and away schedule:

MONTH: HOME-AWAY

OCTOBER: 4-3

NOVEMBER: 6-7

DECEMBER: 8-6

JANUARY: 9-3

FEBRUARY: 5-9

MARCH: 5-10

APRIL: 4-3


OPPONENT: HOME-AWAY

ANAHEIM: 3-3

BOSTON: 1-1

BUFFALO: 1-1

CALGARY: 2-2

CAROLINA: 1-1

CHICAGO: 2-2

COLORADO: 2-2

COLUMBUS: 2-2

DALLAS: 3-3

DETROIT: 2-2

EDMONTON: 2-2

FLORIDA: 1-0

LOS ANGELES: 3-3

MINNESOTA: 2-2

MONTREAL: 0-1

NASHVILLE: 2-2

NEW JERSEY: 0-1

N.Y. ISLANDERS: 0-1

N.Y. RANGERS: 1-0

OTTAWA: 0-1

PHILADELPHIA: 1-0

PITTSBURGH: 1-0

ST. LOUIS: 2-2

SAN JOSE: 3-3

TAMPA BAY: 0-1

TORONTO: 1-0

VANCOUVER: 2-2

WASHINGTON: 1-0

WINNIPEG: 0-1

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