Capitals vs. Blackhawks in Winter Classic Highlights 2014-15 Regular Season Schedule

Posted on June 22, 2014 by Caps PR

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will host the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1 and open the season against the Montreal Canadiens at Verizon Center on Thursday, Oct. 9, the National Hockey League and Washington Capitals announced today. The game will mark the NHL’s seventh Winter Classic and Washington’s second appearance in the outdoor game. The Capitals defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 in front of 68,111 fans at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Jan. 1, 2011.

Washington is 24-15-5-1 all-time at home against Chicago, including a 4-0 win over the Blackhawks on April 11 at Verizon Center. Further details on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic including venue, ticketing information and uniform design for each team will be released in the coming months. Every Washington Capitals full-season account holder will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. Details on ticket availability and pricing will be sent to full season-ticket holders when they become available.

The NHL also announced the 2014-15 regular season schedule for its 30 member clubs. The NHL will pause for the 2015 NHL All-Star Game, which will be held on Jan. 24-25 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The Capitals will host the St. Louis Blues at Verizon Center on Feb. 1, marking the eighth time in the last nine seasons and the seventh consecutive season the Capitals will host a game on Super Bowl Sunday.

Washington has four homestands of at least three games on the schedule, the longest being a five-game stretch at Verizon Center from March 5-15. The Capitals have eight stretches of at least three consecutive road games and a season-high four-game road trip from Feb. 11-17. In addition, the Capitals will have 16 sets of back-to-back games.

Nearly half of the Capitals’ 41 home games at Verizon Center fall on weekends, which includes four games on Friday, nine on Saturday and six on Sunday. The schedule features holiday home games on the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 28 vs. NY Islanders), New Year’s Day (Jan. 1 vs. Chicago) and Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 1 vs. St. Louis).

Television broadcast plans will be released at a later date. All Capitals games can be heard on Caps Radio Network (flagship stations FAN 106.7 and 1500 AM), WashingtonCaps.com and on Washington Caps mobile app.


Home dates to remember:

  • Oct. 9 – Season opener at Verizon Center versus the Montreal Canadiens.
  • Oct. 29 – The Detroit Red Wings make their first of two visits to Verizon Center in 2014-15.
  • Jan. 1 – Washington hosts the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2015 Bridgestone Winter Classic.  
  • Jan. 28 – The Pittsburgh Penguins make their first visit of the season to Verizon Center.
  • Feb. 1 – On Super Bowl Sunday, the St. Louis Blues make their way to D.C.
  • Feb. 3 – Washington welcomes the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.
  • March 11 – The defending Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers visit D.C. for the first time.
  • March 28 – The Capitals face head coach Barry Trotz’s former team, the Nashville Predators.
  • April 11 – Washington concludes the regular-season at Verizon Center against the New York Rangers.

OCTOBER

Thu, Oct. 9           Montreal              7 p.m.

Sat, Oct. 11            at Boston               7 p.m.

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

Thu, Oct. 16         New Jersey          7 p.m.

Sat, Oct. 18          Florida                  7 p.m.

Wed, Oct. 22         at Edmonton          9:30 p.m.

Sat, Oct. 25            at Calgary              10 p.m.

Sun, Oct. 26           at Vancouver          10 p.m.

Wed. Oct. 29        Detroit                  7:30 p.m.


NOVEMBER

Sat, Nov. 1             at Tampa Bay        7 p.m.

Sun, Nov. 2           Phoenix                7 p.m.

Tue, Nov. 4           Calgary                7 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 7             at Chicago              8:30 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 8            Carolina              8 p.m.

Tue, Nov. 11         Columbus            7 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 14           New Jersey          7 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 15           at St. Louis             8 p.m.

Tue, Nov. 18         at Phoenix             9 p.m. 

Thu, Nov. 20         at Colorado            9 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 22          Buffalo                 7 p.m.

Wed, Nov. 26        at NY Islanders      7 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 28           NY Islanders        5 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 29           at Toronto             7 p.m.

 

DECEMBER

Tue, Dec. 2           Vancouver            7 p.m.

Thu, Dec. 4            at Carolina             7 p.m.

Sat, Dec. 6             at New Jersey         7 p.m.

Tue, Dec. 9            at Tampa Bay        7:30 p.m.

Thu, Dec. 11         Columbus            7 p.m.

Sat, Dec. 13          Tampa Bay           7 p.m.

Tue, Dec. 16          at Florida               7:30 p.m.

Thu, Dec. 18          at Columbus           7 p.m.

Sat, Dec. 20           at New Jersey         7 p.m.

Mon, Dec. 22        Ottawa                 7 p.m.

Tue, Dec. 23          at NY Rangers        7 p.m.

Sat. Dec. 27           at Pittsburgh          7 p.m.

Mon, Dec. 29         at NY Islanders      7 p.m.


JANUARY

Thu, Jan. 1           Chicago                1 p.m.

Sun, Jan. 4           Florida                  3 p.m.

Wed, Jan. 7            at Toronto             7 p.m.

Thu, Jan. 8             at Philadelphia       7 p.m.

Sat, Jan. 10          Detroit                  7 p.m.

Mon, Jan. 12        Colorado              7 p.m.

Wed, Jan. 14        Philadelphia        8 p.m.

Fri, Jan. 16             at Nashville            8 p.m.

Sat, Jan. 17            at Dallas                 8 p.m.

Tue, Jan. 20         Edmonton             7 p.m.

Tue, Jan. 27           at Columbus           7 p.m.

Wed, Jan. 28        Pittsburgh            8 p.m.

Sat, Jan. 31            at Montreal            1 p.m. 

 

FEBRUARY

Sun, Feb. 1           St. Louis               1 p.m.

Tue, Feb. 3            Los Angeles         7 p.m.

Thu, Feb. 5            at Ottawa               7:30 p.m.

Fri, Feb. 6             Anaheim              7 p.m.

Sun, Feb. 8           Philadelphia        3 p.m.

Wed, Feb. 11          at San Jose             10:30 p.m.

Sat, Feb. 14            at Los Angeles       10:30 p.m.

Sun, Feb. 15           at Anaheim            8 p.m.

Tue, Feb. 17           at Pittsburgh          7 p.m.

Thu, Feb. 19         Winnipeg             7 p.m.

Sat, Feb. 21          NY Islanders        12:30 p.m.

Sun, Feb. 22           at Philadelphia       3 p.m.

Wed, Feb. 25        Pittsburgh            8 p.m.

Fri, Feb. 27            at Carolina             7 p.m.


MARCH

Sun, March 1       Toronto                 7 p.m.

Tue, March 3         at Columbus           7 p.m.

Thu, March 5       Minnesota            7 p.m.

Sat, March 7        Buffalo                 7 p.m.

Wed, March 11    NY Rangers         8 p.m.

Fri, March 13       Dallas                   7 p.m.

Sun, March 15     Boston                  TBD

Mon, March 16      at Buffalo               7 p.m.

Thu, March 19       at Minnesota          8 p.m.

Sat, March 21        at Winnipeg           7 p.m.

Thu, March 26     New Jersey          7 p.m.

Sat, March 28      Nashville              12:30 p.m.

Sun, March 29        at NY Rangers        3 p.m.

Tue, March 31      Carolina              7 p.m.


APRIL

Thu, April 2           at Montreal            7:30 p.m.

Sat, April 4            at Ottawa               7 p.m.

Sun, April 5            at Detroit               5 p.m.

Wed, April 8        Boston                  8 p.m.

Sat, April 11        NY Rangers         3 p.m.

 

All Times Eastern




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Tuesday, Sept. 23

12 p.m.: 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Capitals uniform unveil, Nationals Park

TV: CSN, MonumentalNetwork.com


9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Group Blue practice (Arlington Rink)

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Group Blue practice (Capitals Rink)

12:30 p.m.: Group Blue media availability


11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Group White practice (Arlington Rink)

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2:00 p.m.: Group White media availability


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1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Group Red practice (Capitals Rink)

3:30 p.m.: Media availability


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10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Group Gartner practice (Capitals Rink)

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11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Group Gartner and Group Kolzig scrimmage (Capitals Rink)

1:30 p.m.: Group Gartner and Group Kolzig media availability


7: p.m.: at Boston, TD Garden

Audio: Caps Radio Network, Caps Mobile App, WashingtonCaps.com


Thursday, Sept. 25

Day off


Friday, Sept. 26

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Practice (Capitals Rink)

7 p.m.: vs. Boston, Verizon Center

TV: NHL Network, CSN

Audio: Caps Radio Network, Caps Mobile App, WashingtonCaps.com


11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Group Pivonka practice (Arlington Rink)

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Group Pivonka practice (Capitals Rink)

12:30: Group Pivonka media availability


12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Group Hatcher practice (Arlington Rink)

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Group Hatcher practice (Capitals Rink)

2:15 p.m.: Group Hatcher media availability


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