Before you head to the lake, load up the R.V., or go off the grid in the mountains, ensure you plug these 5 dates into your calendar.
The Calgary Flames launched their 2019-20 National Hockey League schedule on Tuesday and highlighting the marketing campaign are:
1. Oct. three vs. Colorado Avalanche at Denver’s Pepsi Center (7 p.m.)
It’s the season lid-lifter and what higher approach to kick off the brand new marketing campaign than enjoying in opposition to the workforce that ended your playoff hopes, dashed your Stanley Cup desires and despatched you early into the golf season with a “gentleman’s sweep” in the primary spherical. Remember when the Flames had 50 wins and had been one of the best workforce in the Western Conference? Ouch. Hopefully they haven’t forgotten both — or forgotten how Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen ran amok throughout these 5 games (and 9 days) this previous spring.
2. Oct. 26 vs. Winnipeg Jets (Heritage Classic) at Regina’s Mosaic Stadium (Eight p.m.)
The residence of the Saskatchewan Roughriders will present impartial floor for this 12 months’s Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic. On the Flames’ schedule, it’s a street recreation, however as a result of Regina is 756.7-kilometres away from Calgary and 572.Eight-km from Winnipeg, it’ll be shut sufficient for both metropolis to contemplate it a house recreation. Meaning that there’ll seemingly be a pile of purple, blue and inexperienced jerseys in the stands.
three. Nov. 7 vs. New Jersey Devils at Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome (7 p.m.)
The Devils are already advertising and marketing Jack Hughes’ No. 86 jersey which ought to present an perception into ’s fast future with the membership. Locals will get their first glimpse of the primary total decide from the 2019 NHL draft once they drop into Calgary on Nov. 7, the Flames’ 19th recreation of the 2019-20 marketing campaign. The Devils might pack a big punch this season, already boasting a lineup of quick, younger, up and coming gamers together with the star energy of Taylor Hall (pending a brand new contract, after all) and newcomer P.Ok. Subban.
four. Nov. 9 vs. St. Louis Blues on the Saddledome (7 p.m.)
Right after you recover from the joy of Jack Hughes and the New Jersey Devils, prepare to welcome the Stanley Cup-winning, Gloria-blasting St. Louis Blues on Hockey Night in Canada. They had been the feel-good story of the springtime, however will seemingly be keen to show they aren’t only a one-hit-wonder (sarcastically, very similar to Laura Branigan’s platinum hit from 1982). The Flames pays a go to to St. Louis on Nov. 21 and host the Blues once more on Jan. 28.
5. Dec. 27 vs. Edmonton Oilers at Edmonton’s Rogers Place (7 p.m.)
The first of 5 ‘Battle of Alberta’ grudge matches which — thanks to NHL schedule makers — options three clashes via the month of January. Following a shake-out-the-turkey-legs recreation on Dec. 27 at Edmonton, proper after the Christmas break, the Flames host the Oilers on Jan. 11. Then, they’ll head to Rogers Place once more after the NHL all-star break on Jan. 29 and host Edmonton once more on Feb. 1. The common season wraps up April four in opposition to the Oilers on the Saddledome.