The National Hockey League (NHL) today announced the regular season schedule for 48-game 2012-13 NHL campaign. The Ducks will embark on a two-game road trip to the Pacific Northwest, kicking off the season in Vancouver next Saturday, Jan. 19, followed by a contest on Monday, Jan. 21 at Calgary. The club then returns to Southern California to open its schedule at Honda Center with back-to-back contests, vs. Vancouver on Friday, Jan. 25 (7:05 p.m.) and Nashville on Saturday, Jan. 26 (7:35 p.m.). The club’s 48-game, 99-day race to the Stanley Cup Playoffs concludes on Saturday, Apr. 27, which serves as the regular season finale vs. the Phoenix Coyotes (7:05 p.m.).
All of Anaheim’s 48 games in 2012-13 will take place against Western Conference opponents. The club will play Pacific Division opponents four or five times, while battling Central and Northwest Division foes three times each. Within the Pacific Division, the Ducks will play San Jose and Dallas five times and face Los Angeles and Phoenix four times each.
Highlighted games at Honda Center include two contests vs. Southern California rival Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 2 (7:05 p.m.) and Sunday, Apr. 7 (6:05 p.m.), plus a two-game home series vs. Detroit on Mar. 22 and 24. The club will also continue their California rivalry against the San Jose Sharks on Monday, Feb. 4, Monday, Mar. 18 and Monday, Mar. 25 (all 7:05 p.m.). Of Anaheim’s 24 home contests, 13 will take place on weekend dates (six Fridays, three Saturdays and four Sundays). The longest stretches at Honda Center are two five-game homestands from Mar. 18-27 and Apr. 3-10. March will serve as the busiest month of the season at Honda Center with nine games scheduled. In addition, there are two home games slated for January, six for February and seven for April.
In all, Anaheim will compete in 10 back-to-back sets of games in 2012-13. The club will take a season-long six-game road trip from Feb. 6-16, which includes stops in Colorado (Feb. 6), Dallas (Feb. 8), St. Louis (Feb. 9), Chicago (Feb. 12), Detroit (Feb. 15) and Nashville (Feb. 16).
Individual regular season tickets for all Ducks games at Honda Center will go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. As a special promotion for Opening Night vs. Vancouver on Jan. 25, fans that purchase an individual game ticket will receive a voucher good for 50% off a future game on the 2012-13 schedule at Honda Center (excludes Terrace Value price point). Fans can secure seats now by becoming a 2012-13 Anaheim Ducks Season Ticket Holder. Season Ticket prices have been lowered up to 35% from 2011-12 and start at $12 per game. For more information on Season, Premium and Mini Plan ticket packages for the 2012-13 season, call 1-877-WILD WING or visit AnaheimDucks.com.
Attached is the Ducks’ 2012-13 regular season schedule. Anaheim’s local radio and television schedules will be released as soon as possible.
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