The 2013 NHL schedule is out, and it has the San Jose Sharks opening the season with a big game.
According to CSN Bay Area, the Sharks will open the season with a home game against the Vancouver Canucks. The Sharks beat the Canucks in the first round of the 2013 NHL playoffs, as they swept the third-seeded Canucks to kick off the postseason. The Canucks are on a quest for revenge, and their quest will start in San Jose.
As the article stated, a division realignment means that there will be two seven-team divisions in the Western Conference and two eight-team divisions in the Eastern Conference. The Sharks, Canucks, Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings and Phoenix Coyotes will compete in San Jose’s division.
San Jose will start the season with three consecutive home games, and its season will conclude in Phoenix on April 12.