The 2012-2013 schedule was officially release this morning, although it may prove to be meaningless if there’s a work stoppage. It’s also possible that the schedule will need to be re-created from scratch if realignment is part of the new CBA, however the league may choose to wait another year before instituting radical changes.
Nevertheless, here’s a breakdown of the schedule as it currently stands:
For the second consecutive season, the Rangers will open the season on the road against the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings. The opener is currently scheduled for Friday, October 12th at 10:30 p.m.
The Blueshirts will again kickoff the year with a lengthy eight-game road trip as Madison Square Garden continues to undergo renovations. New York will visit Los Angeles, San Jose, New Jersey, Buffalo, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, Carolina and Ottawa to start the season.
The home opener is slated for Thursday, November 1st against the Dallas Stars.
To compensate for the early-season road tr...