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Golden Knights 2021-22 schedule released

Year 5 begins Oct. 12 on ESPN against Seattle.

Montreal Canadiens v Vegas Golden Knights - Game Five Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Getty Images

Knock on wood: An 82-game season is back in the NHL.

The Vegas Golden Knights will be one of the names on the opening night marquee.

The Golden Knights will begin their fifth season on Oct. 12 against the Seattle Kraken, announced Wednesday during the expansion draft but confirmed Thursday via the league’s schedule unveiling.

The matchup will be the nightcap of a double-header as the NHL returns to ESPN. The Tampa Bay Lightning will begin their second consecutive Stanley Cup defense by hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Times and full national TV schedules will be announced at a later date. Turner Sports announced the Golden Knights’ meeting with the St. Louis Blues on Oct. 20 will be part of a doubleheader on TNT.

The Golden Knights will play four of their first five at home to begin the season; they will visit the Los Angeles Kings for their home opener at Staples Center on Oct. 14.

The Golden Knights will have a three-game homestand in between Christmas, featuring their first matchup with the Lightning on Dec. 21.

Vegas’ first rematch with the Montreal Canadiens will be Nov. 6 at Bell Centre.

T-Mobile Arena will play host to the NHL All-Star Game on Feb. 4-5. If there is an Olympic Break to be had, it will be following the mid-season festivities. The season would resume Feb. 25 at the Arizona Coyotes. If no deal between the NHL and NHL Players’ Association on the Olympics is made, there will be a revised schedule.

OCTOBER:

Oct. 12 vs. Seattle

Oct. 14 at Los Angeles

Oct. 20 vs. St. Louis

Oct. 22 vs. Edmonton

Oct. 24 vs. N.Y. Islanders

Oct. 26 at Colorado

Oct. 27 at Dallas

Oct. 29 vs. Anaheim

NOVEMBER:

Nov. 2 at Toronto

Nov. 4 at Ottawa

Nov. 6 at Montreal

Nov. 7 at Detroit

Nov. 9 vs. Seattle

Nov. 11 vs. Minnesota

Nov. 13 vs. Vancouver

Nov. 16 vs. Carolina

Nov. 18 vs. Detroit

Nov. 20 vs. Columbus

Nov. 22 at St. Louis

Nov. 24 at Nashville

Nov. 27 vs. Edmonton

DECEMBER:

Dec. 1 at Anaheim

Dec. 3 at Arizona

Dec. 5 vs. Calgary

Dec. 8 vs. Dallas

Dec. 10 vs. Philadelphia

Dec. 12 vs. Minnesota

Dec. 14 at Boston

Dec. 16 at New Jersey

Dec. 17 at N.Y. Rangers

Dec. 19 at N.Y. Islanders

Dec. 21 vs. Tampa Bay

Dec. 23 vs. Los Angeles

Dec. 27 vs. Colorado

Dec. 28 at Los Angeles

Dec. 31 vs. Anaheim

JANUARY:

Jan. 2 vs. Winnipeg

Jan. 4 vs. Nashville

Jan. 6 vs. N.Y. Rangers

Jan. 8 vs. Chicago

Jan. 11 vs. Toronto

Jan. 14 at Edmonton

Jan. 15 at Calgary

Jan 17 vs. Pittsburgh

Jan. 20 vs. Montreal

Jan. 24 at Washington

Jan. 25 at Carolina

Jan. 27 at Florida

Jan. 29 at Tampa Bay

FEBRUARY:

Feb. 1 vs. Buffalo

Fri.-Sat. Feb. 4-5 All-Star Weekend at T-Mobile Arena

Feb. 25 at Arizona

Feb. 26 vs. Colorado

MARCH:

March 1 vs. San Jose

March 3 vs. Boston

March 4 at Anaheim

March 6 vs. Ottawa

March 8 at Philadelphia

March 10 at Buffalo

March 11 at Pittsburgh

March 13 at Columbus

March 15 at Winnipeg

March 17 vs. Florida

March 19 vs. Los Angeles

March 21 at Minnesota

March 22 at Winnipeg

March 24 vs. Nashville

March 26 vs. Chicago

March 30 at Seattle

APRIL:

April 1 at Seattle

April 3 at Vancouver

April 6 vs. Vancouver

April 9 vs. Arizona

April 10 at San Jose

April 12 at Vancouver

April 14 at Calgary

April 15 at Edmonton

April 18 vs. New Jersey

April 20 vs. Washington

April 24 vs. San Jose

April 26 at Dallas

April 27 at Chicago

April 29 at St. Louis