The Calgary Flames released their 2013-14 regular-season and pre-season schedule on Friday.
The Flames open the 2013 campaign in Washington as Calgary entertains Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals on October 3 at 5:00 PM MT. The following day, the Flames head to Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets also at 5:00 PM MT.
The home-opener date is set for Sunday, October 6, at 6:00 PM, against the longtime-rival Vancouver Canucks.
In the 2013-14 season, Calgary will appear on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada 13 times, the most since the 2010-11 season.
On December 10, Jarome Iginla will head back home and take on the Flames in a visiting, Boston Bruins sweater.
The Battle of Alberta has five matches this coming season with the first meeting between Calgary and Edmonton scheduled for Saturday, November 16 at Scotiabank.
Calgary will take on the defending Stanley Cup champion, Chicago Blackhawks three times in 2013-14. The teams will see each other twice in November and again in January.
December 6, Alex Tanguay, Cory Sarich, Nathan Mackinnon and the rest of the Avalanche are in Calgary for a game with the Flames; one of three meetings between the teams.
It shouldn’t be to much surprise that the Flames will be playing in the Pacific Division alongside Edmonton, Vancouver, San Jose, Anaheim, Los Angeles and Phoenix. The NHL also announced the names for the other three divisions: Central, Atlantic and Metropolitan.
On September 14, the Flames start their pre-season schedule with a tilt against Edmonton. The pre-season concludes September 25 against the Phoenix Coyotes.
For the complete schedule click here.