Originally written on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 1/13/13

The 2013 abbreviated schedule has finally been released by the NHL after the new collective bargaining agreement was officially ratified by the NHLPA. The Lightning open at home on January 19th against the Washington Capitals. The rest of their schedule is posted below.  (Click to enlarge.) Here are some NHL schedule notes and openers for all teams: SCHEDULE NOTES Opening Day: Saturday, Jan. 19 Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada: Saturday, Feb. 9 Hockey Day in America: Sunday, Feb. 17 Regular season concludes: Saturday, Apr. 27 NHL Draft Drawing: Monday, Apr. 29 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin: Tuesday, Apr. 30 Latest possible date for Stanley Cup Final: Friday, June 28 SEASON OPENERS ANAHEIM – Saturday, Jan. 19, at Vancouver BOSTON – Saturday, Jan. 19, vs. NY Rangers BUFFALO – Sunday, Jan. 20, vs. Philadelphia CALGARY – Sunday, Jan. 20, vs. San Jose CAROLINA – Saturday, Jan. 19, at Florida CHICAGO – Saturday, Jan. 19, at Los Angeles COLORADO – Saturday, Jan. 19, at Minnesota COLUMBUS – Saturday, Jan. 19, at Nashville DALLAS – Saturday, Jan. 19, vs. Phoenix DETROIT – Saturday, Jan. 19, at St. Louis EDMONTON – Sunday, Jan. 20, at Vancouver FLORIDA – Saturday, Jan. 19, vs. Carolina LOS ANGELES – Saturday, Jan. 19, vs. Chicago MINNESOTA – Saturday, Jan. 19, vs. Colorado MONTREAL – Saturday, Jan. 19, vs. Toronto NASHVILLE – Saturday, Jan. 19, vs. Columbus NEW JERSEY – Saturday, Jan. 19, at NY Islanders NY ISLANDERS – Saturday, Jan. 19, vs. New Jersey NY RANGERS – Saturday, Jan. 19, at Boston OTTAWA – Saturday, Jan. 19, at Winnipeg PHILADELPHIA – Saturday, Jan. 19, vs. Pittsburgh PHOENIX – Saturday, Jan. 19, at Dallas PITTSBURGH – Saturday, Jan. 19, at Philadelphia ST. LOUIS – Saturday, Jan. 19, vs. Detroit SAN JOSE – Sunday, Jan. 20, at Calgary TAMPA BAY – Saturday, Jan. 19, vs. Washington TORONTO – Saturday, Jan. 19, at Montreal VANCOUVER – Saturday, Jan. 19, vs. Anaheim WASHINGTON – Saturday, Jan. 19, at Tampa Bay WINNIPEG – Saturday, Jan. 19, vs. Ottawa HOME OPENERS ANAHEIM – Friday, Jan. 25, Vancouver BOSTON – Saturday, Jan. 19, NY Rangers BUFFALO – Sunday, Jan. 20, Philadelphia CALGARY – Sunday, Jan. 20, San Jose CAROLINA – Tuesday, Jan. 22, Tampa Bay CHICAGO – Tuesday, Jan. 22, St. Louis COLORADO – Tuesday, Jan. 22, Los Angeles COLUMBUS – Monday, Jan. 21, Detroit DALLAS – Saturday, Jan. 19, Phoenix DETROIT – Tuesday, Jan. 22, Dallas EDMONTON – Tuesday, Jan. 22, San Jose FLORIDA – Saturday, Jan. 19, Carolina LOS ANGELES – Saturday, Jan. 19, Chicago MINNESOTA – Saturday, Jan. 19, Colorado MONTREAL – Saturday, Jan. 19, Toronto NASHVILLE – Saturday, Jan. 19, Columbus NEW JERSEY – Tuesday, Jan. 22, Philadelphia NY ISLANDERS – Saturday, Jan. 19, New Jersey NY RANGERS – Sunday, Jan. 20, Pittsburgh OTTAWA – Monday, Jan. 21, Florida PHILADELPHIA – Saturday, Jan. 19, Pittsburgh PHOENIX – Sunday, Jan. 20, Chicago PITTSBURGH – Wednesday, Jan. 23, Toronto ST. LOUIS – Saturday, Jan. 19, Detroit SAN JOSE – Thursday, Jan. 24, Phoenix TAMPA BAY – Saturday, Jan. 19, Washington TORONTO – Monday, Jan. 21, Buffalo VANCOUVER – Saturday, Jan. 19, Anaheim WASHINGTON – Tuesday, Jan. 22, Winnipeg WINNIPEG – Saturday, Jan. 19, Ottawa The post NHL schedule released, Lightning open against Caps appeared first on The Bay Cave.

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