Florida Panthers 2014-15 schedule released

The Florida Panthers announced Sunday that they will begin their 21st season in the NHL on Thursday, October 9, against their intrastate rivals the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:30 p.m. The Panthers open the home portion of their schedule on Saturday, October 11, when they host the New Jersey Devils at BB&T Center at 7 p.m.

The 2014-2015 season is highlighted by 28 home games on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Panthers complete the regular season playing their final five games at BB&T Center. The Cats host the New Jersey Devils in their regular season finale on Saturday, April 11, at 7 p.m.

Florida Panthers season seat packages are available for as low as $25 per game (lower bowl). Fans should visit the Panthers website at

www.floridapanthers.com or call (954) 835-PUCK for more information on different ticket options that are available and to purchase season tickets. Single-game tickets will go on sale shortly.

2014-2015 SCHEDULE NOTES

Schedule breakdown: Florida plays 30 games within their division, including five games against each of the Montreal Canadiens (three home/two away) and Buffalo Sabres (two home/three away), while playing their other division opponents four times each (two home/two away). The Panthers will play 24 games within their conference against non-division teams and 28 games against Western Conference teams (one home/one away).

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Panthers hockey seven days a week: Florida hosts home contests on every day of the week this season. The Cats have four games on Mondays, seven games on Tuesdays, two games on Wednesdays, 11 games on Thursdays, two games on Fridays, 10 games on Saturdays and five games on Sundays.

Holiday hockey: The Panthers will play three games during Thanksgiving week, hosting the Minnesota Wild (November 24), Carolina Hurricanes (November 26) and Ottawa Senators (November 28). In addition, Florida hosts the Pittsburgh Penguins (December 22), Toronto Maple Leafs (December 28), Montreal Canadiens (December 30) and New York Rangers (December 31).

Spring break hockey: The Panthers will play a season high eight home games in March, including a seven-game home stand that spans from February 26 – March 12.

All-star break: The Panthers will not play a game from January 20-26, as the NHL will take a break from the regular season schedule to allow players to participate in the 2015 All-Star game in Columbus, Ohio. The midseason showcase will be held January 24-25, 2015, in Nationwide Arena. The Cats return to action after the break with a home contest against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, January 27.

Start times: All Panthers weekday home games will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday home contests will start at 7 p.m., with the exception of November 8 against the Calgary Flames (3 p.m.) and February 28 against the Buffalo Sabres (3 p.m.). Sunday home games will start at 5 p.m., with the exception of February 8 against the Nashville Predators (3 p.m.). Florida’s home game against the New York Rangers on New Year’s Eve will begin at 6 p.m. Start times may also be changed when circumstances such as national television start times dictate otherwise.

2014-2015 SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

— The defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings visit South Florida on Thursday, February 5. Florida travels to Los Angeles to play the Kings on Tuesday, November 18.

— The Panthers host the defending Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers on Wednesday, December 31. The Cats travel to New York City to face the Rangers on Monday, February 2, and Sunday, March 15.

— The Panthers 2014-2015 schedule includes 11 Sunday contests, seven Monday games, 17 Tuesday games, two Wednesday games, 19 Thursday games, seven Friday games and 19 Saturday contests.

— The Panthers 2014-2015 home schedule includes five Sunday contests, four Monday games, seven Tuesday games, two Wednesday games, 11 Thursday games, two Friday games and 10 Saturday contests.

— The Panthers busiest months of the season are February and March when they play 15 games each month.

— The Panthers busiest home month of the season is March when they play eight games.

— The Panthers longest home stand of the season is seven games when they host the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Stars, New York Islanders and Winnipeg Jets (Thursday, February 26 and Thursday, March 12).

— The Panthers longest road trip of the season is six games when they visit the Buffalo Sabres, Washington Capitals, Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets (Friday, January 2 and Tuesday, January 13).

— The Cats will play eight games in October, 13 games in November, 14 games in December, 12 in January, 15 in February, 15 in March and five games in April.

— The Cats will play three home games in October, seven games in November, seven games in December, five in January, six in February, eight in March and five in April.

Florida Panthers 2014-15 schedule

 

OCTOBER 2014

Date Visitor Home Time (ET)
Thu Oct 9, 2014 Panthers Lightning 7:30 PM
Sat Oct 11, 2014 Devils Panthers 7:00 PM
Mon Oct 13, 2014 Senators Panthers 7:30 PM
Fri Oct 17, 2014 Panthers Sabres 7:00 PM
Sat Oct 18, 2014 Panthers Capitals 7:00 PM
Tue Oct 21, 2014 Panthers Avalanche 9:00 PM
Sat Oct 25, 2014 Panthers Coyotes 9:00 PM
Thu Oct 30, 2014 Coyotes Panthers 7:30 PM

NOVEMBER 2014

Date Visitor Home Time (ET)
Sat Nov 1, 2014 Flyers Panthers 7:00 PM
Tue Nov 4, 2014 Panthers Bruins 7:00 PM
Thu Nov 6, 2014 Panthers Flyers 7:00 PM
Sat Nov 8, 2014 Flames Panthers 3:00 PM
Tue Nov 11, 2014 Sharks Panthers 7:30 PM
Fri Nov 14, 2014 Islanders Panthers 7:30 PM
Sun Nov 16, 2014 Panthers Ducks 8:00 PM
Tue Nov 18, 2014 Panthers Kings 10:30 PM
Thu Nov 20, 2014 Panthers Sharks 10:30 PM
Sat Nov 22, 2014 Panthers Predators 8:00 PM
Mon Nov 24, 2014 Wild Panthers 7:30 PM
Wed Nov 26, 2014 Hurricanes Panthers 7:30 PM
Fri Nov 28, 2014 Senators Panthers 7:30 PM

DECEMBER 2014

Date Visitor Home Time (ET)
Mon Dec 1, 2014 Panthers Blue Jackets 7:00 PM
Tue Dec 2, 2014 Panthers Red Wings 7:30 PM
Thu Dec 4, 2014 Blue Jackets Panthers 7:30 PM
Sat Dec 6, 2014 Sabres Panthers 7:00 PM
Mon Dec 8, 2014 Panthers Blues 8:00 PM
Fri Dec 12, 2014 Panthers Red Wings 7:30 PM
Sat Dec 13, 2014 Panthers Sabres 7:00 PM
Tue Dec 16, 2014 Capitals Panthers 7:30 PM
Thu Dec 18, 2014 Panthers Flyers 7:00 PM
Sat Dec 20, 2014 Panthers Penguins 7:00 PM
Mon Dec 22, 2014 Penguins Panthers 7:30 PM
Sun Dec 28, 2014 Maple Leafs Panthers 5:00 PM
Tue Dec 30, 2014 Canadiens Panthers 7:30 PM
Wed Dec 31, 2014 Rangers Panthers 6:00 PM

JANUARY 2015

Date Visitor Home Time (ET)
Fri Jan 2, 2015 Panthers Sabres 7:00 PM
Sun Jan 4, 2015 Panthers Capitals 3:00 PM
Thu Jan 8, 2015 Panthers Canucks 10:00 PM
Fri Jan 9, 2015 Panthers Flames 9:00 PM
Sun Jan 11, 2015 Panthers Oilers 7:00 PM
Tue Jan 13, 2015 Panthers Jets 8:00 PM
Thu Jan 15, 2015 Avalanche Panthers 7:30 PM
Sat Jan 17, 2015 Oilers Panthers 7:00 PM
Mon Jan 19, 2015 Canucks Panthers 7:30 PM
Tue Jan 27, 2015 Red Wings Panthers 7:30 PM
Thu Jan 29, 2015 Blue Jackets Panthers 7:30 PM
Sat Jan 31, 2015 Panthers Devils 7:00 PM
FEBRUARY 2015
Date Visitor Home Time (ET)
Mon Feb 2, 2015 Panthers Rangers 7:00 PM
Tue Feb 3, 2015 Panthers Islanders 7:00 PM
Thu Feb 5, 2015 Kings Panthers 7:30 PM
Sun Feb 8, 2015 Predators Panthers 3:00 PM
Tue Feb 10, 2015 Ducks Panthers 7:30 PM
Thu Feb 12, 2015 Panthers Wild 8:00 PM
Fri Feb 13, 2015 Panthers Stars 8:30 PM
Sun Feb 15, 2015 Blues Panthers 5:00 PM
Tue Feb 17, 2015 Panthers Maple Leafs 7:30 PM
Thu Feb 19, 2015 Panthers Canadiens 7:30 PM
Sat Feb 21, 2015 Panthers Senators 7:00 PM
Sun Feb 22, 2015 Panthers Penguins 6:00 PM
Tue Feb 24, 2015 Panthers Blackhawks 8:30 PM
Thu Feb 26, 2015 Blackhawks Panthers 7:30 PM
Sat Feb 28, 2015 Sabres Panthers 3:00 PM

MARCH 2015

Date Visitor Home Time (ET)
Sun Mar 1, 2015 Lightning Panthers 5:00 PM
Tue Mar 3, 2015 Maple Leafs Panthers 7:30 PM
Thu Mar 5, 2015 Stars Panthers 7:30 PM
Sat Mar 7, 2015 Islanders Panthers 7:00 PM
Thu Mar 12, 2015 Jets Panthers 7:30 PM
Sat Mar 14, 2015 Panthers Hurricanes 7:00 PM
Sun Mar 15, 2015 Panthers Rangers 5:00 PM
Tue Mar 17, 2015 Canadiens Panthers 7:30 PM
Thu Mar 19, 2015 Red Wings Panthers 7:30 PM
Sat Mar 21, 2015 Bruins Panthers 7:00 PM
Tue Mar 24, 2015 Panthers Lightning 7:30 PM
Thu Mar 26, 2015 Panthers Maple Leafs 7:30 PM
Sat Mar 28, 2015 Panthers Canadiens 7:00 PM
Sun Mar 29, 2015 Panthers Senators 5:00 PM
Tue Mar 31, 2015 Panthers Bruins 7:00 PM
APRIL 2015
Date Visitor Home Time (ET)
Thu Apr 2, 2015 Hurricanes Panthers 7:30 PM
Sat Apr 4, 2015 Lightning Panthers 7:00 PM
Sun Apr 5, 2015 Canadiens Panthers 5:00 PM
Thu Apr 9, 2015 Bruins Panthers 7:30 PM
Sat Apr 11, 2015 Devils Panthers 7:00 PM