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Blue Jackets announce 2013 NHL schedule

The Blue Jackets have officially released their schedule for the shortened 2013 season.

COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Columbus Blue Jackets and National Hockey League announced today a 2012-13 regular season schedule in which the club will play 48 games, including 24 home games at Nationwide Arena.  The Blue Jackets will open the season on Saturday, January 19 when they visit the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena.  Columbus will play its first home game two nights later, hosting the Detroit Red Wings at Nationwide Arena on Monday, January 21.  Game time is 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m.
 
The 2012-13 schedule has the Blue Jackets playing 48 games vs. Western Conference opponents in a span of 99 days, concluding with a Saturday, April 27 home game vs. Nashville.  The club will play 18 games vs. Central Division rivals, while facing off against clubs from the Northwest and Pacific Divisions 30 times. 
 
The Blue Jackets will play division opponents Detroit (three at home, two on the road) and Nashville (two at home and three on the road) five times each with four games (two at home and two on the road) against division foes Chicago and St. Louis.  The club will play eight home and seven road games vs. Northwest Division clubs and seven home and eight road games against Pacific Division opponents.  A complete breakdown of the schedule is below:
 
SCHEDULE BY OPPONENT
Central Division (9 Home/9 Away)
Chicago (2H/2A) – Jan. 26, Feb. 24, Mar. 1, Mar. 14
Detroit (3H/2A) – Jan. 21, Feb. 2, Feb. 21, Mar. 9, Mar. 10
Nashville (2H/3A) – Jan. 19, Mar. 19, Mar. 23, Apr. 4, Apr. 27
St. Louis (2H/2A) – Jan. 31, Feb. 23, Apr. 5, Apr. 12
 
Northwest Division (8 Home/7 Away)
Calgary (2H/1A) – Feb. 7, Mar. 22, Mar. 29
Colorado (1H/2A) – Jan. 24, Mar. 3, Apr. 15
Edmonton (2H/1A) – Feb. 10, Mar. 5, Mar. 28
Minnesota (1H/2A) – Jan. 29, Apr. 7, Apr. 13
Vancouver (2H/1A) – Mar. 7, Mar. 12, Mar. 26
 
Pacific Division (7 Home/8 Away)
Anaheim (1H/2A) – Feb. 18, Mar. 31, Apr. 17
Dallas (2H/1A) – Jan. 28, Feb. 26, Apr. 25
Los Angeles (1H/2A) – Feb. 5, Feb. 15, Apr. 18
Phoenix (1H/2A) – Jan. 23, Feb. 16, Mar. 16
San Jose (2H/1A) – Feb. 11, Apr. 9, Apr. 21
 
GAMES BY DAY – MON (3H/2A), TUE (6H/2A), WED (0H/2A), THU (4H/6A), FRI (2H/4A), SAT (5H/5A), SUN (4H/3A)
GAMES BY MONTH – JAN (4H/4A), FEB (6H/6A), MAR (10H/6A), APR (4H/8A)
BACK-TO-BACK GAMES – 11 times
 
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS 2012-13 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern)

Date              Day        Opponent                                         Time

Jan. 19          Sat.        at Nashville Predators                 8 pm

Jan. 21          Mon.     DETROIT RED WINGS              7:30 pm

Jan. 23          Wed.     at Phoenix Coyotes                    10 pm

Jan. 24          Thu.       at Colorado Avalanche                9 pm

Jan. 26          Sat.        CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS              7 pm

Jan. 28          Mon.     DALLAS STARS                                 7 pm

Jan. 29          Tue.       at Minnesota Wild                        8 pm

Jan. 31          Thu.       ST. LOUIS BLUES                              7 pm

 

Feb. 2            Sat.        DETROIT RED WINGS                    7 pm

Feb. 5            Tue.       LOS ANGELES KINGS                     7 pm

Feb. 7            Thu.       CALGARY FLAMES                          7 pm

Feb. 10         Sun.       EDMONTON OILERS                      6 pm

Feb. 11         Mon.     SAN JOSE SHARKS                          7 pm

Feb. 15         Fri.         at Los Angeles Kings            10:30 pm

Feb. 16         Sat.        at Phoenix Coyotes                      8 pm

Feb. 18         Mon.     at Anaheim Ducks                       10 pm

Feb. 21         Thu.       at Detroit Red Wings              7:30 pm

Feb. 23         Sat.        at St. Louis Blues                            8 pm

Feb. 24         Sun.       at Chicago Blackhawks                7 pm

Feb. 26         Tue.       DALLAS STARS                                 7 pm

 

Mar. 1           Fri.         at Chicago Blackhawks          8:30 pm

Mar. 3           Sun.       COLORADO AVALANCHE            3 pm

Mar. 5           Tue.       EDMONTON OILERS                      7 pm

Mar. 7           Thu.       VANCOUVER CANUCKS               7 pm

Mar. 9           Sat.        DETROIT RED WINGS                    2 pm

Mar. 10         Sun.       at Detroit Red Wings                    5 pm

Mar. 12         Tue.       VANCOUVER CANUCKS               7 pm

Mar. 14         Thu.       CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS              7 pm

Mar. 16         Sat.        PHOENIX COYOTES                        7 pm

Mar. 19         Tue.       NASHVILLE PREDATORS              7 pm

Mar. 22         Fri.         CALGARY FLAMES                          7 pm

Mar. 23         Sat.        at Nashville Predators                 8 pm

Mar. 26         Tue.       at Vancouver Canucks               10 pm               

Mar. 28         Thu.       at Edmonton Oilers                9:30 pm

Mar. 29         Fri.         at Calgary Flames                          9 pm

Mar. 31         Sun.       ANAHEIM DUCKS                           6 pm

 

Apr. 4            Thu.       at Nashville Predators                 8 pm

Apr. 5            Fri.         at St. Louis Blues                            8 pm

Apr. 7            Sun.       MINNESOTA WILD                         6 pm

Apr. 9            Tue.       SAN JOSE SHARKS                          7 pm

Apr. 12          Fri.         ST. LOUIS BLUES                              7 pm

Apr. 13          Sat.        at Minnesota Wild                        8 pm

Apr. 15          Mon.     at Colorado Avalanche                9 pm

Apr. 17          Wed.     at Anaheim Ducks                       10 pm

Apr. 18          Thu.       at Los Angeles Kings            10:30 pm

Apr. 21          Sun.       at San Jose Sharks                         8 pm

Apr. 25          Thu.       at Dallas Stars                            8:30 pm

Apr. 27          Sat.        NASHVILLE PREDATORS              7 pm