The NHL schedule is set to officially hit the airwaves tomorrow morning, which means Twitter is abuzz this morning with all sorts of nuggets regarding what might be on the Devils’ 48-game slate this season. Here’s a quick rundown.
1. The Devils will reportedly host the Flyers on Tuesday, Jan. 22, in their home opener:
Devils will play Philadelphia in home opener on January 22nd at the rock.
— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) January 11, 2013
2. A possible version of the New York Rangers’ schedule leaked, which shows the Devils playing their cross-river rivals four times: on the road at MSG on Feb. 5 and March 19; home at the Prudential Center on April 21 and 27, which could be both teams’ regular season finales.
3. Todd Cordell of The Hockey Guys has learned the Flyers are one of two Atlantic teams the Devils will play five times this year.
— Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) January 11, 2013
4. Why so many schedule leaks? Well, according to Pierre LeBrun, the league has given NHL clubs their schedules and the teams and league are currently hammering out any necessary changes, meaning these dates may be legit but are still in flux.