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New York Islanders 2016-17 regular season schedule released

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Time to mark some calendars, save some money and plan some road trips.

Time for Year 2.
Time for Year 2.
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The Islanders 2016-17 regular season schedule was released today, packed with 82 games designed to drive you absolutely bananas between October and April.

A quick glance at some of the highlights:

  • There are 13 sets of back-to-backs including four in March. Once again, that month looks like quite a gauntlet, as it was last season.
  • There are 18 weekend games, per the club's release. Seems like fewer 7:30 starts than last season as Barclays Center continues to try to find the best mix while also balancing a million other events.
  • Sunday games appear to be set at 6:00 pm, which is different but also kinda nice with school/work the next day.
  • Looks like the Islanders five-day second half bye week, a new feature added by the NHLPA, will be the first week in January. They play on Saturday New Year's Eve in Winnipeg and don't play again until the following Friday in Denver. Personally, I wouldn't want a bye that early while some teams get them later in the season (and closer to the playoffs), but I'm not the guy with the incredibly hard job of making 30 schedules up.
  • The longest home stand is six games from January 19th through the 31st.
  • The longest road trip is a monster nine-game beast from February 21st through March 11th that takes the Islanders from Detroit, up to Montreal, through the Midwest straight to Dallas, then up through Western Canada. Jesus Christ.
  • That trip by the way includes the Islanders' final regular season visit to Joe Louis Arena and first visit to Rogers Place, the new home of the Oilers.
  • The four games against the Rangers are spread out. After the opener, the two teams don't play again until December 6th. Then once in February and once in March.
  • The first game against the reigning champion Penguins is October 27th in Pittsburgh.
  • Just weird: The Islanders don't host an Eastern Conference team until almost Halloween.
  • Like pictures and calendars with boxes? Here you go.

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The full schedule:

DATE VISITOR HOME TIME (ET)
Thu Oct 13, 2016 ISLANDERS RANGERS 7:00 PM
Sat Oct 15, 2016 ISLANDERS CAPITALS 7:00 PM
Sun Oct 16, 2016 DUCKS ISLANDERS 6:00 PM
Tue Oct 18, 2016 SHARKS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Fri Oct 21, 2016 COYOTES ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Sun Oct 23, 2016 WILD ISLANDERS 6:00 PM
Wed Oct 26, 2016 CANADIENS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Thu Oct 27, 2016 ISLANDERS PENGUINS 7:00 PM
Sun Oct 30, 2016 MAPLE LEAFS ISLANDERS 6:00 PM
November 2016
DATE VISITOR HOME TIME (ET)
Tue Nov 1, 2016 LIGHTNING ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Thu Nov 3, 2016 FLYERS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Sat Nov 5, 2016 OILERS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Mon Nov 7, 2016 CANUCKS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Thu Nov 10, 2016 ISLANDERS LIGHTNING 7:30 PM
Sat Nov 12, 2016 ISLANDERS PANTHERS 7:00 PM
Mon Nov 14, 2016 LIGHTNING ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Fri Nov 18, 2016 PENGUINS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Tue Nov 22, 2016 ISLANDERS DUCKS 10:00 PM
Wed Nov 23, 2016 ISLANDERS KINGS 10:30 PM
Fri Nov 25, 2016 ISLANDERS SHARKS 4:00 PM
Mon Nov 28, 2016 FLAMES ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Wed Nov 30, 2016 PENGUINS ISLANDERS 8:00 PM
December 2016
DATE VISITOR HOME TIME (ET)
Thu Dec 1, 2016 ISLANDERS CAPITALS 7:00 PM
Sun Dec 4, 2016 RED WINGS ISLANDERS 6:00 PM
Tue Dec 6, 2016 RANGERS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Thu Dec 8, 2016 BLUES ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Sat Dec 10, 2016 ISLANDERS BLUE JACKETS 7:00 PM
Tue Dec 13, 2016 CAPITALS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Thu Dec 15, 2016 BLACKHAWKS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Fri Dec 16, 2016 ISLANDERS SABRES 7:00 PM
Sun Dec 18, 2016 SENATORS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Tue Dec 20, 2016 ISLANDERS BRUINS 7:00 PM
Fri Dec 23, 2016 SABRES ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Tue Dec 27, 2016 CAPITALS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Thu Dec 29, 2016 ISLANDERS WILD 8:00 PM
Sat Dec 31, 2016 ISLANDERS JETS 7:00 PM
January 2017
DATE VISITOR HOME TIME (ET)
Fri Jan 6, 2017 ISLANDERS AVALANCHE 9:00 PM
Sat Jan 7, 2017 ISLANDERS COYOTES 8:00 PM
Wed Jan 11, 2017 PANTHERS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Fri Jan 13, 2017 ISLANDERS PANTHERS 7:30 PM
Sat Jan 14, 2017 ISLANDERS HURRICANES 8:00 PM
Mon Jan 16, 2017 ISLANDERS BRUINS 1:00 PM
Thu Jan 19, 2017 STARS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Sat Jan 21, 2017 KINGS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Sun Jan 22, 2017 FLYERS ISLANDERS 6:00 PM
Tue Jan 24, 2017 BLUE JACKETS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Thu Jan 26, 2017 CANADIENS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Tue Jan 31, 2017 CAPITALS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
February 2017
DATE VISITOR HOME TIME (ET)
Fri Feb 3, 2017 ISLANDERS RED WINGS 7:30 PM
Sat Feb 4, 2017 HURRICANES ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Mon Feb 6, 2017 MAPLE LEAFS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Thu Feb 9, 2017 ISLANDERS FLYERS 7:00 PM
Sat Feb 11, 2017 ISLANDERS SENATORS 1:00 PM
Sun Feb 12, 2017 AVALANCHE ISLANDERS 6:00 PM
Tue Feb 14, 2017 ISLANDERS MAPLE LEAFS 7:30 PM
Thu Feb 16, 2017 RANGERS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Sat Feb 18, 2017 ISLANDERS DEVILS 7:00 PM
Sun Feb 19, 2017 DEVILS ISLANDERS 6:00 PM
Tue Feb 21, 2017 ISLANDERS RED WINGS 7:30 PM
Thu Feb 23, 2017 ISLANDERS CANADIENS 7:30 PM
Sat Feb 25, 2017 ISLANDERS BLUE JACKETS 5:00 PM
March 2017
DATE VISITOR HOME TIME (ET)
Thu Mar 2, 2017 ISLANDERS STARS 8:30 PM
Fri Mar 3, 2017 ISLANDERS BLACKHAWKS 8:30 PM
Sun Mar 5, 2017 ISLANDERS FLAMES 4:00 PM
Tue Mar 7, 2017 ISLANDERS OILERS 9:00 PM
Thu Mar 9, 2017 ISLANDERS CANUCKS 10:00 PM
Sat Mar 11, 2017 ISLANDERS BLUES 8:00 PM
Mon Mar 13, 2017 HURRICANES ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Tue Mar 14, 2017 ISLANDERS HURRICANES 7:00 PM
Thu Mar 16, 2017 JETS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Sat Mar 18, 2017 BLUE JACKETS ISLANDERS 1:00 PM
Wed Mar 22, 2017 ISLANDERS RANGERS 8:00 PM
Fri Mar 24, 2017 ISLANDERS PENGUINS 7:00 PM
Sat Mar 25, 2017 BRUINS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Mon Mar 27, 2017 PREDATORS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
Thu Mar 30, 2017 ISLANDERS FLYERS 7:00 PM
Fri Mar 31, 2017 DEVILS ISLANDERS 7:30 PM
April 2017
DATE VISITOR HOME TIME (ET)
Sun Apr 2, 2017 ISLANDERS SABRES 3:00 PM
Tue Apr 4, 2017 ISLANDERS PREDATORS 8:00 PM
Thu Apr 6, 2017 ISLANDERS HURRICANES 7:00 PM
Sat Apr 8, 2017 ISLANDERS DEVILS 6:00 PM
Sun Apr 9, 2017 SENATORS ISLANDERS 5:00 PM

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The home portion of the schedule for the team's second season in Brooklyn

DATE VISITOR TIME (ET)
Sun Oct 16, 2016 DUCKS 6:00 PM
Tue Oct 18, 2016 SHARKS 7:00 PM
Fri Oct 21, 2016 COYOTES 7:00 PM
Sun Oct 23, 2016 WILD 6:00 PM
Wed Oct 26, 2016 CANADIENS 7:00 PM
Sun Oct 30, 2016 MAPLE LEAFS 6:00 PM
Tue Nov 1, 2016 LIGHTNING 7:00 PM
Thu Nov 3, 2016 FLYERS 7:00 PM
Sat Nov 5, 2016 OILERS 7:00 PM
Mon Nov 7, 2016 CANUCKS 7:00 PM
Mon Nov 14, 2016 LIGHTNING 7:00 PM
Fri Nov 18, 2016 PENGUINS 7:00 PM
Mon Nov 28, 2016 FLAMES 7:00 PM
Wed Nov 30, 2016 PENGUINS 8:00 PM
Sun Dec 4, 2016 RED WINGS 6:00 PM
Tue Dec 6, 2016 RANGERS 7:00 PM
Thu Dec 8, 2016 BLUES 7:00 PM
Tue Dec 13, 2016 CAPITALS 7:00 PM
Thu Dec 15, 2016 BLACKHAWKS 7:00 PM
Sun Dec 18, 2016 SENATORS 7:00 PM
Fri Dec 23, 2016 SABRES 7:00 PM
Tue Dec 27, 2016 CAPITALS 7:00 PM
Wed Jan 11, 2017 PANTHERS 7:00 PM
Thu Jan 19, 2017 STARS 7:00 PM
Sat Jan 21, 2017 KINGS 7:00 PM
Sun Jan 22, 2017 FLYERS 6:00 PM
Tue Jan 24, 2017 BLUE JACKETS 7:00 PM
Thu Jan 26, 2017 CANADIENS 7:00 PM
Tue Jan 31, 2017 CAPITALS 7:00 PM
Sat Feb 4, 2017 HURRICANES 7:00 PM
Mon Feb 6, 2017 MAPLE LEAFS 7:00 PM
Sun Feb 12, 2017 AVALANCHE 6:00 PM
Thu Feb 16, 2017 RANGERS 7:00 PM
Sun Feb 19, 2017 DEVILS 6:00 PM
Mon Mar 13, 2017 HURRICANES 7:00 PM
Thu Mar 16, 2017 JETS 7:00 PM
Sat Mar 18, 2017 BLUE JACKETS 1:00 PM
Sat Mar 25, 2017 BRUINS 7:00 PM
Mon Mar 27, 2017 PREDATORS 7:00 PM
Fri Mar 31, 2017 DEVILS 7:30 PM
Sun Apr 9, 2017 SENATORS 5:00 PM