Even though a leaked schedule has been floating around for several days, the Florida Panthers cemented what we already knew on Friday when the team released their official 2013-2014 regular season schedule to the public. On October 3rd, the Panthers will kick off their 20th Anniversary season with a four-game road trip against Dallas, St. Louis, Philadelphia, and Tampa Bay before returning home to play the Penguins on October 11th in the team’s home opener.
Although the Southeast Division has gone the way of the Dodo, the Panthers still maintain an in-state and divisional rivalry with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Joining the two Sunshine State clubs in this new “Atlantic Division” will be the Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Boston Bruins. In total, 30 of the Panthers’ 82 games this season will be played against these new divisional foes.
Below, you will find a link to the Panthers’ 2013-2014 schedule in its’ entirety, as well as a list of important notes and dates for the upcoming season.
The full 2013-2014 Panthers’ Schedule can be found HERE.
Important Schedule Notes and Dates:
- Former Panther Stephen Weiss returns to Florida on Dec. 10.
- The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks visit Sunrise on Oct. 22.
- The Panthers’ home opener will be a “throwback” night with details on all of the Opening Night festivities to be announced in the coming weeks.
- The Cats will play 12 games in October, 15 games in November, 14 games in December, 13 in January, 5 in February, 17 in March and 6 in April.
- There will be no games from February 8th – 26th due to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
- Due to the Olympics, there will be no All-Star break this season.
- The Panthers will have 14 sets of back-to-back games.
- 9 sets of the Panthers’ back-to-back games will both be played on the round - @Ott/NYR; @Minn/Col; @Edm/Calg; @Det/Chi; @Ott/Wpg; @Pitt/Buf; @CBJ/NYI; @LA/Ana; @NJ/NYI.
- 21 of the Panthers’ 41 home games will be played on either a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
- The longest homestand of the season is 6 games with Boston, Minnesota, Chicago, Buffalo, Tampa Bay and St. Louis coming to Florida from Oct. 17-Nov. 1.
- Florida’s longest road trip will be 8 days as the Panthers visit Minnesota, Colorado, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary from Nov. 15-22.
- The Panthers will have one game televised on NBC Sports Network this season – March 31st against the New Jersey Devils.
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