Hurricanes release 2014-15 regular-season schedule

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network
Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network
Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

RALEIGH, N.C. – The National Hockey League (NHL) released the 2014-15 schedules for its 30 member clubs on Sunday.

The Carolina Hurricanes, led by recently named new head coach Bill Peters, will open their 82-game slate at PNC Arena on Fri., Oct. 10, against the New York Islanders.

The Hurricanes’ early-season schedule places the team on the road to western Canada in October before returning home to play seven home games in November, including a Nov. 2 matchup against the 2014 Stanley Cup-champion Los Angeles Kings.

The Hurricanes will then open a five-game home stand on Nov. 29 against the Pittsburgh Penguins heading into December.

During the latter part of the season, Carolina will play 11 of its 15 games in March at PNC Arena, primarily set in two five-game home stands.

On Mar. 17, the Hurricanes will host the Ottawa Senators, marking the team’s first St. Patrick’s Day home game since arriving in North Carolina.

The team will wrap up the season at home against Peters’ former club, the Detroit Red Wings, on Sat., April 11.

Of the Hurricanes’ 41 home games, 22 will fall on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays and will be part of a total 16 sets of back-to-back games, four fewer than the team played last season.