Wild to begin 2016-17 season Oct. 13 in St. Louis

BY foxsports • June 21, 2016

The NHL announced its 2016-17 regular-season schedule Tuesday and the Minnesota Wild's Bruce Boudreau era will officially open Oct. 13.

The Wild begin the season on the road at St. Louis against the Blues, who made it to the Western Conference final before being ousted by San Jose.

Date Opponent Time
THU OCT 13 AT BLUES 7 P.M.
SAT OCT 15 JETS 6 P.M.
TUE OCT 18 KINGS 7 P.M.
THU OC 20 MAPLE LEAFS 7 P.M.
SAT OCT 22 AT DEVILS 6 P.M.
SUN OCT 23 AT ISLANDERS 5 P.M.
TUE OCT 25 AT BRUINS 6 P.M.
THU OCT 27 AT SABRES 6 P.M.
SAT OCT 29 STARS 7 P.M.
TUE NOV 1 SABRES 7 P.M.
SAT NOV 5 AT AVALANCHE 2 P.M.
THU NOV 10 AT PENGUINS 6 P.M.
SAT NOV 12 AT FLYERS 6 P.M.
SUN NOV 13 AT SENATORS 4 P.M.
TUE NOV 15 FLAMES 7 P.M.
THU NOV 17 BRUINS 7 P.M.
SAT NOV 19 AVALANCHE 7 P.M.
MON NOV 21 AT STARS 7:30 P.M.
WED NOV 23 JETS 6 P.M.
FRI NOV 25 PENGUINS 3 P.M.
SAT NOV 26 AT BLUES 7 P.M.
TUE NOV 29 AT CANUCKS 9 P.M.
FRI DEC 2 AT FLAMES 8 P.M.
SUN DEC 4 AT OILERS 8:30 P.M.
WED DEC 7 AT MAPLE LEAFS 6:30 P.M.
FRI DEC 9 OILERS 7 P.M.
SUN DEC 11 BLUES 5 P.M.
TUE DEC 13 PANTHERS 7 P.M.
THU DEC 15 AT PREDATORS 7 P.M.
SAT DEC 17 COYOTES 1 P.M.
THU DEC 22 AT CANADIENS 6:30 P.M.
FRI DEC 23 AT RANGERS 6 P.M.
TUE DEC 27 AT PREDATORS 7 P.M.
THU DEC 29 ISLANDERS 7 P.M.
SAT DEC 31 BLUE JACKETS 5 P.M.
THU JAN 5 AT SHARKS 9:30 P.M.
SAT JAN 7 AT KINGS 3 P.M.
SUN JAN 8 AT DUCKS 7 P.M.
THU JAN 12 CANADIENS 7 P.M.
SAT JAN 14 AT STARS 8 P.M.
SUN JAN 15 AT BLACKHAWKS 6 P.M.
TUE JAN 17 DEVILS 7 P.M.
THU JAN 19 COYOTES 7 P.M.
SAT JAN 21 DUCKS 8 P.M.
SUN JAN 22 PREDATORS 7 P.M.
TUE JAN 24 AT STARS 7:30 P.M.
THU JAN 26 BLUES 7 P.M.
TUE JAN 31 AT OILERS 8 P.M.
WED FEB 1 AT FLAMES 9 P.M.
SAT FEB 4 AT CANUCKS 9 P.M.
TUE FEB 7 AT JETS 7 P.M.
WED FEB 8 BLACKHAWKS 7 P.M.
FRI FEB 10 LIGHTNING 7 P.M.
SUN FEB 12 RED WINGS 2 P.M.
TUE FEB 14 DUCKS 7 P.M.
THU FEB 16 STARS 7 P.M.
SAT FEB 18 PREDATORS 7 P.M.
TUE FEB 21 BLACKHAWKS 7 P.M.
MON FEB 27 KINGS 7 P.M.
TUE FEB 28 AT JETS 7 P.M.
THU MAR 2 AT BLUE JACKETS 6 P.M.
SUN MAR 5 SHARKS 5 P.M.
TUE MAR 7 BLUES 7 P.M.
THU MAR 9 AT LIGHTNING 6:30 P.M.
FRI MAR 10 AT PANTHERS 6:30 P.M.
SUN MAR 12 AT BLACKHAWKS 6 P.M.
TUE MAR 14 AT CAPITALS 6 P.M.
THU MAR 16 AT HURRICANES 6 P.M.
SAT MAR 18 RANGERS 6 P.M.
SUN MAR 19 AT JETS 4 P.M.
TUE MAR 21 SHARKS 7 P.M.
THU MAR 23 FLYERS 7 P.M.
SAT MAR 25 CANUCKS 1 P.M.
SUN MAR 26 AT RED WINGS 6 P.M.
TUE MAR 28 CAPITALS 7 P.M.
THU MAR 30 SENATORS 7 P.M.
SAT APR 1 AT PREDATORS 1 P.M.
SUN APR 2 AVALANCHE 5 P.M.
TUE APR 4 HURRICANES 7 P.M.
THU APR 6 AT AVALANCHE 8 P.M.
SAT APR 8 AT COYOTES 8 P.M.

Minnesota fans will get a chance to see Boudreau's coaching in action at home for the first time on Oct. 15, when the Wild will host Winnipeg to begin a three-game homestand.

That is hardly the team's longest stretch at home, though, as this season's schedule features a franchise-record eight-game homestand from Feb. 8-27 in which Minnesota will host Chicago (twice), Tampa Bay, Detroit, Anaheim, Dallas, Nashville and Los Angeles. Minnesota's previous longest homestand was seven games, from Jan. 5-20, 2006.

Minnesota is slated to have two five-game road trips: Nov 26-Dec. 7 and March 9-16.

The Wild's regular season will conclude April 8 in Arizona. The final home game is April 4 vs. Carolina.

The Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins will play the Wild twice and both games will be in November (Nov. 10 in Pittsburgh and Nov. 25 in Minnesota).

Boudreau will face his former team, the Anaheim Ducks, three times: Jan. 8 and Feb. 14 in Minnesota and Jan. 21 in Anaheim.

Minnesota will play 29 games against the Central Division, including five each against Colorado (three home, two road), Dallas (two home, three road), Nashville (two home, three road), St. Louis (three home, two road) and Winnipeg (two home, three road), and four vs. Chicago (two home, two road).

The Wild will have 14 sets of back-to-back games, half of those coming exclusively on the road with just one back-to-back set at home.

The NHL All-Star Game will be played Jan. 29, 2017 in Los Angeles.



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