2016-17 Flyers schedule: Season opens with West Coast trip, home opener Oct. 20
The full 2016-17 schedule is due out on Tuesday.
All 30 NHL teams announced their home openers on Monday afternoon, and with it we learned of three games on the 2016-17 Philadelphia Flyers schedule.
The season looks like it will begin Friday, October 14 in Los Angeles against the Kings. That’s the home opener at Staples Center for L.A.
Then they’ll be in Glendale, Ariz. to take on the Arizona Coyotes on October 15. That’s the home opener for the Coyotes, and it means the Flyers will start the season with a back-to-back. A little #FlyersAfterDark to start the year isn’t the worst thing in the world, eh?
There might be at least another game on this West Coast trip to start the year before the Flyers return to Philadelphia on October 20. That night, they’ll host the Anaheim Ducks in their home opener at Wells Fargo Center.
The season is starting slightly later this year due to the World Cup of Hockey, which could end as late as October 1 in Toronto. Training camps will be pushed back slightly as a result. The Flyers final preseason game will be played October 8 in Boston.
The full 2016-17 NHL regular season schedule will be announced on Tuesday.