June 25, 2019
The Flyers released their full 2019-20 regular season schedule Tuesday afternoon, which means we have less than three months before the Alain Vigneault era begins. Time to get acquainted with all the times you'll be screaming, either with joy or in frustration, at your television.
Below are a few quick highlights. If you'd like to skip straight ahead to the full schedule, you can zip on down to the bottom of this article for all 82 games.
Preseason opener: Mon. Sept. 16 vs. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Regular season opener: Fri. Oct 4 vs. Blackhawks, 2 p.m., in Prague, Czech Republic
Home opener: Wed. Oct. 9 vs. Devils, 7:30 p.m.
Final regular season game: Sat. Apr. 4 at Sabres, 7 p.m.
An interesting note from the team: the Flyers are playing a ton of back-to-back hockey this season. Their 17 sets of back-to-back games represent a 30% increase from last year; two of every five games the team plays this year will be part of a back-to-back. Even more strenuous, 13 of this year's 17 back-to-backs will be part of situations in which the Flyers play three games in four nights.
There will be no rest for this team. Good thing they have young guns!
Also, get ready for some early hockey this year: 16 Flyers games will start earlier than 7 p.m. local, while the rest will start at 7PM or later.
Only four of the Flyers' first 12 games of the season will be played at home. They have seven different three-game home stands throughout the season, including playing eight games at home in a 13-game stretch at the end of March.
The Flyers will have an eight-day break in the schedule between Jan. 22 and Jan. 30 for the All-Star break and their bye week.
Here's the full schedule: