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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — The Washington Capitals will begin their 2013-14 season against the Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

The first home game of the season for the Caps is set for Thursday, Oct. 3, against the Calgary Flames.

The NHL will also have two, eight-team divisions in the Eastern Conference and two, seven-team divisions in the Western Conference. The Caps will join the Rangers, Islanders, Devils, Penguins, Flyers, Hurricanes and Blue Jackets in the Metropolitan Division.

Other notable dates in the Caps schedule include a break from Feb. 9 through Feb. 25, 2014, when many NHL players will be competing in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, and Feb. 2, 2014, when the Capitals will host the Detroit Red Wings on the same day as the Super Bowl. This will mark the fourth time in five years Washington will play on Super Bowl Sunday.

Nearly half of Washington’s 41 home games will played on weekends, including six games on Fridays, eight on Saturdays and seven on Sundays.

Home dates to remember:

• Oct. 3 – Home opener at Verizon Center versus the Calgary Flames.
• Oct. 14 – A Columbus Day tilt versus the Edmonton Oilers.
• Oct. 16 – The New York Rangers make their way to Verizon Center for the first time since the ECQF.
• Nov. 20 – The Pittsburgh Penguins make their first visit of the season to D.C.
• Jan. 2 – The Capitals kick off 2014 when they host the division rival Carolina Hurricanes at Verizon Center.
• Feb. 2 – On Super Bowl Sunday the 11-time Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings make their way to D.C.
• Mar. 10 – Washington hosts Pittsburgh for the second and final time of the regular season.
• Apr. 11 – Washington welcomes the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.
• April 13 – Washington concludes the regular-season home schedule at Verizon Center versus Tampa Bay.

Below is the full schedule, with home games in bold font.

OCTOBER

Tue, Oct. 1             at Chicago              8 p.m.

Thu, Oct. 3            Calgary                 7 p.m.

Sat, Oct. 5              at Dallas                 8 p.m.

Thu, Oct. 10          Carolina                7 p.m. 

Sat, Oct. 12           Colorado               7 p.m. 

Mon, Oct. 14         Edmonton             7 p.m.

Wed, Oct. 16         N.Y. Rangers        7:30 p.m.

Sat, Oct. 19           Columbus              7 p.m.

Tue, Oct. 22           at Winnipeg           8 p.m.

Thu, Oct. 24          at Edmonton          9:30 p.m.

Sat, Oct. 26            at Calgary              10 p.m.

Mon, Oct. 28         at Vancouver         10 p.m.

NOVEMBER

Fri, Nov. 1             at Philadelphia       7 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 2            Florida                  7 p.m.

Tue, Nov. 5           N.Y. Islanders       7 p.m.

Thu, Nov. 7           Minnesota             7 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 9             at Phoenix              8 p.m.

Sun, Nov. 10         at Colorado            8 p.m.

Tue, Nov. 12         Columbus              7 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 15           at Detroit                7:30 p.m.

Sun, Nov. 17         St. Louis                6 p.m.

Wed, Nov. 20        Pittsburgh             7:30 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 22          Montreal               7 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 23           at Toronto              7 p.m.

Wed, Nov. 27        Ottawa                  7 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 29          Montreal               5 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 30           at N.Y. Islanders    7 p.m

DECEMBER

Tue, Dec. 3            Carolina                7 p.m. 

Sat, Dec. 7             Nashville               7 p.m.

Sun, Dec. 8            at N.Y. Rangers     7 p.m.

Tue, Dec. 10          Tampa Bay           7 p.m.

Fri, Dec. 13            at Florida               7:30 p.m.

Sun, Dec. 15          Philadelphia          3 p.m.

Tue, Dec. 17          at Philadelphia       7:30 p.m.

Fri, Dec. 20            at Carolina             7 p.m.

Sat, Dec. 21           New Jersey           7 p.m.

Mon, Dec. 23        Anaheim               7 p.m.

Fri, Dec. 27           N.Y. Rangers        7 p.m.

Sun, Dec. 29          at Buffalo              5 p.m.

Mon, Dec. 30         at Ottawa               7:30 p.m.

JANUARY

Thu, Jan. 2            Carolina                7 p.m.

Sat, Jan. 4              at Minnesota          8 p.m.

Thu, Jan. 9             at Tampa Bay        7:30 p.m.

Fri, Jan. 10           Toronto                 7 p.m.                                                             

Sun, Jan. 12          Buffalo                  3 p.m.

Tue, Jan. 14          San Jose                7 p.m.

Wed, Jan. 15          at Pittsburgh           8 p.m.

Fri, Jan. 17             at Columbus          7 p.m.

Sun, Jan. 19           at N.Y. Rangers     7:30 p.m.

Tue, Jan. 21          Ottawa                  7 p.m.

Fri, Jan. 24             at New Jersey        7 p.m.

Sat, Jan. 25            at Montreal            7 p.m.

Tue, Jan. 28           at Buffalo              7:30 p.m.

Thu, Jan. 30           at Columbus          7 p.m.

Fri, Jan. 31             at Detroit                7:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY

Sun, Feb. 2            Detroit                  12:30 p.m.

Tue, Feb. 4            N.Y. Islanders       7:30 p.m.

Thu, Feb. 6            Winnipeg               7 p.m.

Sat, Feb. 8             New Jersey           7 p.m.

Thu, Feb. 27          at Florida               7:30 p.m.

MARCH

Sat, March 1          at Boston               1 p.m.

Sun, March 2        Philadelphia          12:30 p.m.

Wed, March 5        at Philadelphia       8 p.m.

Thu, March 6         at Boston               7 p.m.

Sat, March 8         Phoenix                 7 p.m.

Mon, March 10     Pittsburgh             7 p.m.

Tue, March 11       at Pittsburgh           7:30 p.m.

Fri, March 14       Vancouver            7 p.m.

Sun, March 16      Toronto                 3 p.m.

Tue, March 18       at Anaheim            10 p.m.

Thu, March 20       at Los Angeles       10:30 p.m.

Sat, March 22        at San Jose             10:30 p.m.

Tue, March 25      Los Angeles          7 p.m.

Sat, March 29       Boston                   12:30 p.m.

Sun, March 30       at Nashville            8 p.m.

APRIL

Tue, April 1          Dallas                    7 p.m.

Fri, April 4             at New Jersey        7 p.m.

Sat, April 5            at N.Y. Islanders    5 p.m.

Tue, April 8           at St. Louis             8 p.m.

Thu, April 10         at Carolina             7 p.m.

Fri, April 11          Chicago                 7 p.m.

Sun, April 13         Tampa Bay           3 p.m.

All Times Eastern

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