ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Hockey League today announced the 2015-16 regular-season schedule for its 30 member clubs. The Washington Capitals will open the season against the New Jersey Devils at Verizon Center on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.The NHL will pause for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game, which will be held on Jan. 30-31 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The Capitals will host the Philadelphia Flyers at Verizon Center on Feb. 7, marking the ninth time in the last 10 seasons and the eighth consecutive season the Capitals will host a game on Super Bowl Sunday.
Washington has four homestands of at least three games on the schedule, the longest being five-game stretches at Verizon Center from Nov. 19-27 and Jan. 22-Feb. 4. The Capitals have eight stretches of at least three consecutive road games and a season-high five-game road trip from Dec. 31-Jan. 9. In addition, the Capitals will have 13 sets of back-to-back games.
Nearly half of the Capitals’ 41 home games at Verizon Center fall on weekends, which includes eight games on Friday, seven on Saturday and four on Sunday. The schedule features holiday home games on the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 27 vs. Tampa Bay), and Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 7 vs. Philadelphia).