Coyotes announce 2014-15 schedule

The Coyotes will begin their quest for a 2014-15 playoff berth at home on Oct. 9.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Coyotes, who will officially change their team name to Arizona Coyotes on Friday, announced their complete schedule for the 2014-15 season on Sunday.

The Coyotes will open their 18th regular season in Arizona on Thursday, Oct. 9 at at Jobing.com Arena against the Winnipeg Jets. The game against the Jets is the first of four home games to begin the season with visits from the Los Angeles Kings (Oct. 11), Edmonton Oilers (Oct. 15) and St. Louis Blues (Oct. 18) to follow.

In addition, some of the NHL’s biggest stars will once again visit Jobing.com Arena this season, including: Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty and the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings (Oct. 11 and Dec. 4); Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals (Nov. 18); Zdeno Chara, Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (Dec. 6); Zach Parise, Ryan Suter and the Minnesota Wild (Dec. 13); Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and the Anaheim Ducks (Dec. 27, March 3 and April 11); Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers (Dec. 29); Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks (Jan. 13, Feb. 13 and April 4); Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and the Detroit Red Wings (Feb. 7); Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (Feb. 14); Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning (Feb. 21); Henrik and Daniel Sedin and the Vancouver Canucks (March 5 and 22); Carey Price, P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens (March 7); Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks (Match 12); and Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins (March 21).

START TIMES

Like last season, the start time for all weekday home games will be 7 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday, Oct. 15 when the Coyotes host the Edmonton Oilers at 7:30 p.m. (Canadian TV). Most Saturday home games at Jobing.com Arena will start at 6:00 p.m. with the exception of three games (Nov. 29 at 8 p.m., Jan. 10 at 5 p.m. and March 7 at 5 p.m.). These times are also due to Canadian national television broadcasts. The Coyotes will have one Sunday home game against Vancouver on March 22 at 5 p.m.

ALL-STAR BREAK

The Coyotes will break for the 2015 All-Star Game from Jan 21-26. The midseason showcase will be held Jan. 24-25 in Columbus, Ohio at Nationwide Arena. The weekend will include the NHL All-Star Skills Competition in addition to the All-Star Game.

SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN

The NHL’s scheduling format will see the Coyotes play five games each against Pacific Division rivals Anaheim, Calgary, Edmonton, San Jose and Vancouver. The Coyotes will also meet Los Angeles four times for a total of 29 division contests. They will face the remaining seven Western Conference teams three times each for a total of 21 games. In addition, they will play each of the 16 Eastern Conference teams twice, once at home and once on the road.

The Coyotes have a pair of six-game home stands in 2014-15. The first is Jan. 3 – Jan 15 and will feature the Columbus Blue Jackets (Jan. 3), St. Louis Blues (Jan. 6), Winnipeg (Jan. 8), Ottawa Senators (Jan. 10), San Jose (Jan. 13) and the Calgary Flames (Jan. 15). The second six-game home stand is March 3 – March 14 and includes Anaheim (March 3), Vancouver (March 5), Montreal (March 7), the Nashville Predators (March 9), Chicago (March 12) and the New Jersey Devils (March 14). The Coyotes will also have one five-game home stand from Dec. 4-16.

For the second straight season the Coyotes will play every Original Six team at Jobing.com Arena: Boston (Dec. 6), Chicago (March 12), Detroit (Feb. 7), Montreal (March 7), New York Rangers (Feb. 14) and Toronto (Nov. 4). The Coyotes will play a total of 13 sets of back-to-back games this season.

Date Visitor Home Time (MT)
Thu Oct 9 Jets Coyotes 7:00 PM
Sat Oct 11 Kings Coyotes 6:00 PM
Wed Oct 15 Oilers Coyotes 7:30 PM
Sat Oct 18 Blues Coyotes 6:00 PM
Tue Oct 21 Coyotes Predators 5:00 PM
Thu Oct 23 Coyotes Wild 5:00 PM
Sat Oct 25 Panthers Coyotes 6:00 PM
Tue Oct 28 Coyotes Lightning 4:30 PM
Thu Oct 30 Coyotes Panthers 4:30 PM

 

Sat Nov 1 Coyotes Hurricanes 4:00 PM
Sun Nov 2 Coyotes Capitals 5:00 PM
Tue Nov 4 Maple Leafs Coyotes 7:00 PM
Fri Nov 7 Coyotes Ducks 8:00 PM
Sat Nov 8 Islanders Coyotes 6:00 PM
Tue Nov 11 Stars Coyotes 7:00 PM
Thu Nov 13 Coyotes Flames 7:00 PM
Fri Nov 14 Coyotes Canucks 8:00 PM
Sun Nov 16 Coyotes Oilers 7:00 PM
Tue Nov 18 Capitals Coyotes 7:00 PM
Thu Nov 20 Coyotes Stars 6:30 PM
Sat Nov 22 Coyotes Sharks 8:30 PM
Sun Nov 23 Coyotes Ducks 6:00 PM
Tue Nov 25 Avalanche Coyotes 7:00 PM
Sat Nov 29 Flames Coyotes 8:00 PM

 

Mon Dec 1 Coyotes Oilers 7:30 PM
Tue Dec 2 Coyotes Flames 7:00 PM
Thu Dec 4 Kings Coyotes 7:00 PM
Sat Dec 6 Bruins Coyotes 6:00 PM
Thu Dec 11 Predators Coyotes 7:00 PM
Sat Dec 13 Wild Coyotes 6:00 PM
Tue Dec 16 Oilers Coyotes 7:00 PM
Sat Dec 20 Coyotes Kings 2:00 PM
Mon Dec 22 Coyotes Canucks 8:00 PM
Tue Dec 23 Coyotes Oilers 6:00 PM
Sat Dec 27 Ducks Coyotes 6:00 PM
Mon Dec 29 Flyers Coyotes 7:00 PM
Wed Dec 31 Coyotes Stars 6:30 PM

 

Sat Jan 3 Blue Jackets Coyotes 6:00 PM
Tue Jan 6 Blues Coyotes 7:00 PM
Thu Jan 8 Jets Coyotes 7:00 PM
Sat Jan 10 Senators Coyotes 5:00 PM
Tue Jan 13 Sharks Coyotes 7:00 PM
Thu Jan 15 Flames Coyotes 7:00 PM
Sat Jan 17 Coyotes Wild 7:00 PM
Sun Jan 18 Coyotes Jets 5:00 PM
Tue Jan 20 Coyotes Blackhawks 6:30 PM
Tue Jan 27 Coyotes Flyers 5:00 PM
Thu Jan 29 Coyotes Maple Leafs 5:30 PM
Sat Jan 31 Coyotes Senators 1:00 PM

 

Sun Feb 1 Coyotes Canadiens 11:00 AM
Tue Feb 3 Coyotes Blue Jackets 5:00 PM
Thu Feb 5 Hurricanes Coyotes 7:00 PM
Sat Feb 7 Red Wings Coyotes 6:00 PM
Mon Feb 9 Coyotes Blackhawks 6:30 PM
Tue Feb 10 Coyotes Blues 6:00 PM
Fri Feb 13 Sharks Coyotes 7:00 PM
Sat Feb 14 Rangers Coyotes 6:00 PM
Mon Feb 16 Coyotes Avalanche 7:00 PM
Sat Feb 21 Lightning Coyotes 6:00 PM
Mon Feb 23 Coyotes Devils 5:00 PM
Tue Feb 24 Coyotes Islanders 5:00 PM
Thu Feb 26 Coyotes Rangers 5:00 PM
Sat Feb 28 Coyotes Bruins 3:30 PM

 

Tue Mar 3 Ducks Coyotes 7:00 PM
Thu Mar 5 Canucks Coyotes 7:00 PM
Sat Mar 7 Canadiens Coyotes 5:00 PM
Mon Mar 9 Predators Coyotes 7:00 PM
Thu Mar 12 Blackhawks Coyotes 7:00 PM
Sat Mar 14 Devils Coyotes 6:00 PM
Mon Mar 16 Coyotes Kings 7:30 PM
Thu Mar 19 Avalanche Coyotes 7:00 PM
Sat Mar 21 Penguins Coyotes 6:00 PM
Sun Mar 22 Canucks Coyotes 5:00 PM
Tue Mar 24 Coyotes Red Wings 4:30 PM
Thu Mar 26 Coyotes Sabres 4:00 PM
Sat Mar 28 Coyotes Penguins 10:00 AM
Mon Mar 30 Sabres Coyotes 7:00 PM

 

Fri Apr 3 Coyotes Sharks 7:00 PM
Sat Apr 4 Sharks Coyotes 6:00 PM
Tue Apr 7 Coyotes Flames 6:00 PM
Thu Apr 9 Coyotes Canucks 7:00 PM
Sat Apr 11 Ducks Coyotes 6:00 PM

PRESEASON SCHEDULE

The Coyotes eight-game preseason slate will open on Monday, Sept. 22 with split-squad games against Los Angeles. Start time at Jobing.com Arena will be 7 p.m. while puck drop at the STAPLES Center will be at 7:30 p.m.

Arizona will then embark on a five-game road trip beginning at Anaheim on Tuesday, Sept. 23 and ending at Edmonton on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The Coyotes will also take part in this year’s Kraft Hockeyville game versus the Calgary Flames in Sylvan Lake, Alberta on Wednesday, Sept. 24. The Coyotes will return home to Jobing.com Arena on Friday, Oct. 3 to conclude their 2014 preseason against San Jose at 7 p.m.

Date Visitor Home Time (MT)
Mon Sept 22 Kings Coyotes 7:00 PM
Mon. Sept. 22 Coyotes Kings 7:30 PM
Tue. Sept. 23 Coyotes Ducks 7:00 PM
Wed. Sept. 24 Coyotes Flames   TBD
Fri. Sept. 26 Coyotes Sharks 7:30 PM
Mon. Sept. 28 Coyotes Canucks 6:00 PM
Wed. Oct. 1 Coyotes Oilers 6:00 PM
Fri. Oct. 3 Sharks Coyotes 7:00 PM