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Devils Release Schedule, Open Saturday Vs. Islanders [POLL]

The New Jersey Devils will open training camp today in Newark and start the season on Saturday.

 

Martin Brodeur #30 and Ilya Kovalchuk #17
Martin Brodeur #30 and Ilya Kovalchuk #17 (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Nearly one week after a tentative labor deal was agreed to by the league and its players, the sides agreed to a required memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Saturday night that truly makes the lockout a thing of the past.

Training camps will open on Sunday, and a 48-game regular season will begin next Saturday. The signing of the MOU also paved the way for the NHL to release the long-awaited revised schedule.

The Devils will open the season against the New York Islanders on Saturday night on Long Island according to their schedule released late last night. Their home opener is Tuesday at the Prudential Center against the Philadephia Flyers.

GAME ON: Schedule For All NHL Teams

The Devils have yet to name a captain to replace Zach Parise who signed with the Minnesota Wild as a free agent in the off-season.

Ilya Kovalchuk will not join the team until Tuesday after the KHL All-Star Game Sunday in Chelyabinsk, Russia according to the Star Ledger. Kovalchuk played with¬† SKA St. Petersburg during the lockout. Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello tells the Star Ledger he has talked to Kovalchuk’s agent and no disciplinary action is likely to be taken.

BIG OPENING NIGHT

Twenty-six of the 30 teams will play on opening day. All games during the season will be played within the two respective conferences.

In all, 720 games will be played over a 99-day regular season. There will be at least one game on each day of the season, that will end on April 27. Again, 26 of 30 teams will be in action that day.

The playoffs will begin on April 30. The latest the Stanley Cup finals will end is June 28.

Teams will play 18 games within their division: four games (two home and two away) against two of the teams in the division, five games (three home and two away) against another team in the division, and five games (two home and three away) against the remaining divisional opponent.

To complete the 720-game schedule, clubs will play three games against each of the 10 remaining non-divisional opponents in their conference.

Outside the division, a team will face five clubs twice at home and once away, and play once at home and twice on the road against the other five teams.

January 2013
Date Visitor Home Time (ET)
Sat Jan 19, 2013 Devils Islanders 7:00 PM
Tue Jan 22, 2013 Flyers Devils 7:30 PM
Fri Jan 25, 2013 Capitals Devils 7:00 PM
Sun Jan 27, 2013 Devils Canadiens 6:00 PM
Tue Jan 29, 2013 Devils Bruins 7:00 PM
Thu Jan 31, 2013 Islanders Devils 7:00 PM
February 2013
Sat Feb 2, 2013 Devils Penguins 1:00 PM
Sun Feb 3, 2013 Devils Islanders 3:00 PM
Tue Feb 5, 2013 Rangers Devils 7:00 PM
Thu Feb 7, 2013 Lightning Devils 7:00 PM
Sat Feb 9, 2013 Penguins Devils 1:00 PM
Sun Feb 10, 2013 Devils Penguins 7:30 PM
Tue Feb 12, 2013 Hurricanes Devils 7:00 PM
Fri Feb 15, 2013 Flyers Devils 7:00 PM
Sat Feb 16, 2013 Devils Islanders 7:00 PM
Mon Feb 18, 2013 Senators Devils 1:00 PM
Thu Feb 21, 2013 Devils Capitals 7:00 PM
Sat Feb 23, 2013 Devils Capitals 12:00 PM
Sun Feb 24, 2013 Jets Devils 5:00 PM
Thu Feb 28, 2013 Devils Jets 8:00 PM
March 2013
Sat Mar 2, 2013 Devils Sabres 3:00 PM
Mon Mar 4, 2013 Devils Maple Leafs 7:00 PM
Tue Mar 5, 2013 Lightning Devils 7:00 PM
Thu Mar 7, 2013 Sabres Devils 7:00 PM
Sat Mar 9, 2013 Devils Hurricanes 7:00 PM
Sun Mar 10, 2013 Jets Devils 7:00 PM
Wed Mar 13, 2013 Flyers Devils 7:30 PM
Fri Mar 15, 2013 Devils Flyers 7:00 PM
Sat Mar 16, 2013 Canadiens Devils 7:00 PM
Tue Mar 19, 2013 Rangers Devils 7:00 PM
Thu Mar 21, 2013 Devils Hurricanes 7:00 PM
Sat Mar 23, 2013 Panthers Devils 7:00 PM
Mon Mar 25, 2013 Devils Senators 7:30 PM
Fri Mar 29, 2013 Devils Lightning 7:30 PM
Sat Mar 30, 2013 Devils Panthers 7:30 PM
April 2013
Mon Apr 1, 2013 Islanders Devils 7:00 PM
Thu Apr 4, 2013 Devils Bruins 7:00 PM
Sat Apr 6, 2013 Maple Leafs Devils 7:00 PM
Sun Apr 7, 2013 Devils Sabres 7:00 PM
Wed Apr 10, 2013 Bruins Devils 7:30 PM
Fri Apr 12, 2013 Senators Devils 7:00 PM
Mon Apr 15, 2013 Devils Maple Leafs 7:00 PM
Thu Apr 18, 2013 Devils Flyers 7:30 PM
Sat Apr 20, 2013 Panthers Devils 1:00 PM
Sun Apr 21, 2013 Devils Rangers TBD
Tue Apr 23, 2013 Canadiens Devils 7:00 PM
Thu Apr 25, 2013 Penguins Devils 7:30 PM
Sat Apr 27, 2013 Devils Rangers TBD

Double Down and The Associated Press contributed to this report

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