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Follow us past the jump to feast your eyes on all 82 games along with our knee-jerk reactions.
Washington Capitals 2010-11 Regular Season Schedule
|Sat., Oct. 8||vs. Carolina||7 p.m.|
|Mon., Oct. 10||vs. Tampa Bay||7 p.m.|
|Thu., Oct. 13||at Pittsburgh||7 p.m.|
|Sat., Oct. 15||vs. Ottawa||7 p.m.|
|Tue., Oct. 18||vs. Florida||7 p.m.|
|Thu., Oct. 20||at Philadelphia||7 p.m.|
|Sat., Oct. 22||vs. Detroit||7 p.m.|
|Thu., Oct. 27||at Edmonton||9:30 p.m.|
|Sat., Oct. 29||at Vancouver||10 p.m.|
|Tue., Nov. 1||vs. Anaheim||7 p.m.|
|Fri., Nov. 4||at Carolina||7 p.m.|
|Sat., Nov. 5||at N.Y. Islanders||7 p.m.|
|Tue., Nov. 8||vs. Dallas||7 p.m.|
|Fri., Nov. 11||at New Jersey||7 p.m.|
|Sat., Nov. 12||vs. New Jersey||7 p.m.|
|Tue., Nov. 15||at Nashville||8 p.m.|
|Thu., Nov. 17||at Winnipeg||8:30 p.m.|
|Sat., Nov. 19||at Toronto||7 p.m.|
|Mon., Nov. 21||vs. Phoenix||7 p.m.|
|Wed., Nov. 23||vs. Winnipeg||7 p.m.|
|Fri., Nov. 25||vs. N.Y. Rangers||4 p.m.|
|Sat., Nov. 26||at Buffalo||7 p.m.|
|Tue., Nov. 29||vs. St Louis||7 p.m.|
|Thu., Dec. 1||vs. Pittsburgh||7 p.m.|
|Sat., Dec. 3||vs. Ottawa||7 p.m.|
|Mon., Dec. 5||at Florida||7:30 p.m.|
|Wed., Dec. 7||at Ottawa||7 p.m.|
|Fri., Dec. 9||vs. Toronto||7 p.m.|
|Tue., Dec. 13||vs. Philadelphia||7 p.m.|
|Thu., Dec. 15||at Winnipeg||8:30 p.m.|
|Sat., Dec. 17||at Colorado||9 p.m.|
|Tue., Dec. 20||vs. Nashville||7 p.m.|
|Fri., Dec. 23||at New Jersey||7 p.m.|
|Mon., Dec. 26||at Buffalo||7 p.m.|
|Wed., Dec. 28||vs. N.Y. Rangers||7:30 p.m.|
|Fri., Dec. 30||vs. Buffalo||7 p.m.|
|Sat., Dec. 31||at Columbus||7 p.m.|
|Tue., Jan. 3||vs. Calgary||7 p.m.|
|Sat., Jan. 7||at San Jose||10:30 p.m.|
|Mon., Jan. 9||at Los Angeles||10:30 p.m.|
|Wed., Jan. 11||vs. Pittsburgh||7:30 p.m.|
|Fri., Jan. 13||vs. Tampa Bay||7 p.m.|
|Sun., Jan. 15||vs. Carolina||5 p.m.|
|Tue., Jan. 17||vs. N.Y. Islanders||7 p.m.|
|Wed., Jan. 18||at Montreal||7:30 p.m.|
|Fri., Jan. 20||at Carolina||7 p.m.|
|Sun., Jan. 22||at Pittsburgh||3 p.m.|
|Tue., Jan. 24||vs. Boston||7 p.m.|
|Tue., Jan. 31||at Tampa Bay||7:30 p.m.|
|Wed., Feb. 1||at Florida||8 p.m.|
|Sat., Feb. 4||at Montreal||2 p.m.|
|Sun., Feb. 5||vs. Boston||12:30 p.m.|
|Tue., Feb. 7||vs. Florida||7 p.m.|
|Thu., Feb. 9||vs. Winnipeg||7 p.m.|
|Sun., Feb. 12||at N.Y. Rangers||3 p.m.|
|Mon., Feb. 13||vs. San Jose||7 p.m.|
|Fri., Feb. 17||at Florida||7:30 p.m.|
|Sat., Feb. 18||at Tampa Bay||7 p.m.|
|Mon., Feb. 20||at Carolina||7 p.m.|
|Wed., Feb. 22||at Ottawa||7 p.m.|
|Fri., Feb. 24||vs. Montreal||7 p.m.|
|Sat., Feb. 25||at Toronto||7 p.m.|
|Tue., Feb. 28||vs. N.Y. Islanders||7 p.m.|
|Fri., March 2||vs. New Jersey||7 p.m.|
|Sun., March 4||vs. Philadelphia||7 p.m.|
|Tue., March 6||vs. Carolina||7 p.m.|
|Thu., March 8||vs. Tampa Bay||7 p.m.|
|Sat., March 10||at Boston||1 p.m.|
|Sun., March 11||vs. Toronto||5 p.m.|
|Tue., March 13||at N.Y. Islanders||7 p.m.|
|Fri., March 16||at Winnipeg||8:30 p.m.|
|Sun., March 18||at Chicago||7 p.m.|
|Mon., March 19||at Detroit||7:30 p.m.|
|Thu., March 22||at Philadelphia||7 p.m.|
|Fri., March 23||vs. Winnipeg||7 p.m.|
|Sun., March 25||vs. Minnesota||5 p.m.|
|Tue., March 27||vs. Buffalo||7 p.m.|
|Thu., March 29||at Boston||7 p.m.|
|Sat., March 31||vs. Montreal||7 p.m.|
|Mon., April 2||at Tampa Bay||7:30 p.m.|
|Thu., April 5||vs. Florida||7 p.m.|
|Sat., April 7||at N.Y. Rangers||3 p.m.|
- The Capitals will open the season at home against the Hurricanes on October 8, a Saturday. Sounds good enough — except for our Jewish friends as the game falls on Yom Kippur, which Ben Raby points out. Bettman!
- Washington will take on the Penguins, their favorite dance parters, on October 13 in the ‘Burgh, December 1 and January 11 in DC before finishing back up on the road on January 22.
- The longest road trip of the season will be five games, taking place from March 13-22 and featuring the Islanders, Winnipeg, Blackhawks, Red Wings and Flyers.
- The Caps will host two four game home stands, their longest of the year. The first is from January 11-17 (Pens, Bolts, ‘Canes, Isles) with the second from March 2-8 (Devils, Flyers, ‘Canes, Bolts).
- Washington will match up against the Stanley Cup Final campion Bruins on January 24 and February 5 at home with dates on March 10 and 29 in Beantown. The Caps face-off with Boston’s Final foes one time, on October 29 in Vancouver.
- The Caps finish up the schedule with three match-ups in April: the 2nd at Tampa Bay, the 5th vs. Florida and the 7th in New York City against the Rangers on Sunday afternoon.
- Only one home-and-home for the Capitals, coming against the Devils on November 11-12. There will be 13 back-to-backs.
- Washington will play on Columbus Day (October 10 vs. Lightning), the day before and after Thanksgiving (November 23 vs. Winnipeg, 25th vs. Rangers) and Super Bowl Sunday (February 5 vs. Boston).
- What about Winnipeg? The Caps visit Manitoba on November 17, December 15 and March 16.
Pardon the buzzword, but let’s crowdsource this bad boy. What do you see in the schedule? What road trips or home stands stick out to you? Share your thoughts down yonder.
Additional reporting by Peter Hassett and Ian Oland.