FLYERS OPEN AT JACKETS OCT 12, HOME OCT 17 VS CANUCKS

By Jenny Masters

The Flyers will open their 56th season on the road Thursday, Oct. 12 against the Columbus Blue Jackets – the first time since 2018-19 they will start their season on the road.

The Flyers will play its first home game on Tuesday, Oct. 17 against the Vancouver Canucks – the second time in franchise history the Flyers face the Canucks in their home opener, last 2000-01. Broadcast information will be announced at a later date.

The 2023-24 schedule consists of 82 games – 41 home contests and 41 road contests. Philadelphia’s home schedule features 18 weekend games (one on Friday, 13 on Saturday and four on Sunday). January holds the most home games in a month this season with nine, including two of the three season-long four-game homestands, Jan. 4-10 and Jan. 18-23. December holds the most road games in a month this season with nine. Philadelphia will travel for two season-high four-game road trips Dec. 28-Jan. 2 and April 5-11.

The Flyers will play 26 games against Metropolitan Division opponents, including four games (two home and two road each) against Carolina, Columbus, New Jersey, New York Rangers and Pittsburgh. Philadelphia will play three games against New York Islanders (one home, two road) and Washington (two home, one road). The Flyers will also serve as the road team for the 2024 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 17 against the New Jersey Devils – Philadelphia’s sixth NHL outdoor game.

The Flyers will also play three games against each team in the Atlantic Division for a total of 24 games: Boston (two home, one road), Buffalo (one home, two road), Detroit (one home, two road), Florida (one home, two road), Montreal (one home, two road), Ottawa (two home, one road), Tampa Bay (two home, one road) and Toronto (two home, one road). The 2024 NHL All-Star Game will take place on Saturday, Feb. 3 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario.

Philadelphia will play each team in the Western Conference twice (one home, one road) for a total of 32 contests. Popular Western Conference visits to Wells Fargo Center include Edmonton (Oct. 19), 2023 Stanley Cup Champion Vegas (Nov. 18), Colorado (Jan. 20), Seattle (Feb. 10) and Chicago (March 30). The Flyers will play six of its nine contests in October against a Western Conference opponent, all in a six-game streak, Oct. 17-28.

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