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2017-18 Philadelphia Flyers schedule released: Season begins October 4 in San Jose, ends at home April 17

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The 2017-18 schedule is here.

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For the second year in a row, the Philadelphia Flyers will open their season on the road.

The National Hockey League released the 2017-18 schedule on Thursday afternoon, and as we learned yesterday, the season will begin against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on Wednesday, October 4.

It will continue the next night, October 5, in Los Angeles against the Kings. The season-opening road trip then move to Anaheim on October 7 and Nashville on October 10 before the Flyers finally come home for the opener against the Washington Capitals on October 14.

Following that opening road trip, the Flyers will stay home for five games in a row over a 10 day span: the Washington home opener, then games against Florida, Nashville, Edmonton and Anaheim.

The season concludes on Saturday, April 7 at home against the New York Rangers.

Here are some more notes:

  • That five-game homestand in October is tied for the longest of the season. There’s another five game homestand in mid-December against Toronto, Buffalo, Dallas, Los Angeles and Detroit.
  • The Flyers are in Las Vegas for their first (and only in 2017-18) game against the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday, February 11. It’s a quick two-game road trip out west that also includes a game in Arizona the night prior. Vegas makes their lone trip to Philadelphia on Monday, March 12.
  • Philadelphia will play each divisional opponent four times, unlike previous years in which they would play some teams four times and some teams five times. Their first game against Pittsburgh is on the road on Monday, November 27, and their first game home against their chief rival is on Tuesday, January 2.
  • First home games against other division rivals: the Rangers on January 16; the Islanders on November 22; the Caps as previously mentioned in the home opener; the Devils on January 20.
  • Three of the final four games are at home, which should benefit the Flyers should they find themselves in a playoff race. That other game in the stretch is just up the road in Brooklyn, too, so that’s not bad. However just prior to that, there’s a rare late-March road trip to Dallas and Colorado.
  • There’s no long west coast trip around the New Year this season, which usually happens because Disney On Ice takes over the Wells Fargo Center. This year, that road trip is an easier one to Buffalo, Columbus, Florida and Tampa Bay. That ties the season-opening four game trip as the longest road trip of the season for Philadelphia.
  • The lone Western Canada trip: December 4 in Calgary, the 6th in Edmonton, the 7th in Vancouver.
  • For Atlantic Division opponents, the Flyers play four of them twice on the road and once at home: Boston, Toronto, Montreal and Buffalo. The other four — Ottawa, Detroit, Tampa Bay and Florida -- come to the Wells Fargo Center twice and the Flyers visit them each once.
  • There are ten 1 p.m. starts, three 12:30 p.m. starts and two 3 p.m. starts on the schedule. There’s just one 5 p.m. start on Sunday, March 18 at home against Washington.

Here’s the full schedule:

Flyers 2017-18 schedule

Day Date Visitor Home Time (ET)
Day Date Visitor Home Time (ET)
Wed. 10/4/2017 Philadelphia San Jose 10:30 PM
Thu. 10/5/2017 Philadelphia Los Angeles 10:30 PM
Sat. 10/7/2017 Philadelphia Anaheim 10:00 PM
Tue. 10/10/2017 Philadelphia Nashville 8:00 PM
Sat. 10/14/2017 Washington Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Tue. 10/17/2017 Florida Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Thu. 10/19/2017 Nashville Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Sat. 10/21/2017 Edmonton Philadelphia 1:00 PM
Tue. 10/24/2017 Anaheim Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Thu. 10/26/2017 Philadelphia Ottawa 7:30 PM
Sat. 10/28/2017 Philadelphia Toronto 7:00 PM
Mon. 10/30/2017 Arizona Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Wed. 11/1/2017 Philadelphia Chicago 8:00 PM
Thu. 11/2/2017 Philadelphia St. Louis 8:00 PM
Sat. 11/4/2017 Colorado Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Thu. 11/9/2017 Chicago Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Sat. 11/11/2017 Minnesota Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Tue. 11/14/2017 Philadelphia Minnesota 8:00 PM
Thu. 11/16/2017 Philadelphia Winnipeg 8:00 PM
Sat. 11/18/2017 Calgary Philadelphia 1:00 PM
Tue. 11/21/2017 Vancouver Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Wed. 11/22/2017 Philadelphia N.Y. Islanders 7:00 PM
Fri. 11/24/2017 N.Y. Islanders Philadelphia 4:00 PM
Mon. 11/27/2017 Philadelphia Pittsburgh 7:00 PM
Tue. 11/28/2017 San Jose Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Sat. 12/2/2017 Boston Philadelphia 1:00 PM
Mon. 12/4/2017 Philadelphia Calgary 9:00 PM
Wed. 12/6/2017 Philadelphia Edmonton 9:30 PM
Thu. 12/7/2017 Philadelphia Vancouver 10:00 PM
Tue. 12/12/2017 Toronto Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Thu. 12/14/2017 Buffalo Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Sat. 12/16/2017 Dallas Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Mon. 12/18/2017 Los Angeles Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Wed. 12/20/2017 Detroit Philadelphia 8:00 PM
Fri. 12/22/2017 Philadelphia Buffalo 7:00 PM
Sat. 12/23/2017 Philadelphia Columbus 7:00 PM
Thu. 12/28/2017 Philadelphia Florida 7:30 PM
Fri. 12/29/2017 Philadelphia Tampa Bay 7:30 PM
Tue. 1/2/2018 Pittsburgh Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Thu. 1/4/2018 N.Y. Islanders Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Sat. 1/6/2018 St. Louis Philadelphia 1:00 PM
Sun. 1/7/2018 Buffalo Philadelphia 1:00 PM
Sat. 1/13/2018 Philadelphia New Jersey 7:00 PM
Tue. 1/16/2018 Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers 7:00 PM
Thu. 1/18/2018 Toronto Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Sat. 1/20/2018 New Jersey Philadelphia 1:00 PM
Sun. 1/21/2018 Philadelphia Washington 12:30 PM
Tue. 1/23/2018 Philadelphia Detroit 7:30 PM
Thu. 1/25/2018 Tampa Bay Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Wed. 1/31/2018 Philadelphia Washington 8:00 PM
Thu. 2/1/2018 Philadelphia New Jersey 7:00 PM
Sat. 2/3/2018 Ottawa Philadelphia 1:00 PM
Tue. 2/6/2018 Philadelphia Carolina 7:00 PM
Thu. 2/8/2018 Montreal Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Sat. 2/10/2018 Philadelphia Arizona 8:00 PM
Sun. 2/11/2018 Philadelphia Las Vegas 8:00 PM
Tue. 2/13/2018 New Jersey Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Fri. 2/16/2018 Philadelphia Columbus 7:00 PM
Sun. 2/18/2018 Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers 1:00 PM
Tue. 2/20/2018 Montreal Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Thu. 2/22/2018 Columbus Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Sat. 2/24/2018 Philadelphia Ottawa 2:00 PM
Mon. 2/26/2018 Philadelphia Montreal 7:30 PM
Thu. 3/1/2018 Carolina Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Sat. 3/3/2018 Philadelphia Tampa Bay 1:00 PM
Sun. 3/4/2018 Philadelphia Florida 3:00 PM
Wed. 3/7/2018 Pittsburgh Philadelphia 8:00 PM
Thu. 3/8/2018 Philadelphia Boston 7:00 PM
Sat. 3/10/2018 Winnipeg Philadelphia 1:00 PM
Mon. 3/12/2018 Las Vegas Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Thu. 3/15/2018 Columbus Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Sat. 3/17/2018 Philadelphia Carolina 7:00 PM
Sun. 3/18/2018 Washington Philadelphia 5:00 PM
Tue. 3/20/2018 Philadelphia Detroit 7:30 PM
Thu. 3/22/2018 N.Y. Rangers Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Sun. 3/25/2018 Philadelphia Pittsburgh 12:30 PM
Tue. 3/27/2018 Philadelphia Dallas 8:30 PM
Wed. 3/28/2018 Philadelphia Colorado 10:00 PM
Sun. 4/1/2018 Boston Philadelphia 12:30 PM
Tue. 4/3/2018 Philadelphia N.Y. Islanders 7:00 PM
Thu. 4/5/2018 Carolina Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Sat. 4/7/2018 N.Y. Rangers Philadelphia 3:00 PM