Finally, the issues regarding the fate of the Coyotes as well as the NHL participation in the Olympics has been settled, and the NHL schedule has been released.
May 19, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Ottawa Senators right wing Daniel Alfredsson (11) controls the puck in the first period in game three of the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Scotiabank Place. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports
The Senators open the season on October 4th, the first game of a 6 game road trip in Buffalo.
Here are some dates you might want to circle on your calendar: