The Washington Capitals will begin their 2016-17 NHL season on Oct. 13 on the road against the Pittsburgh Penguins, who will raise their 2016 Stanley Cup championship banner before the game. Washington's home opener will be Oct. 15 against the New York Islanders. The complete NHL schedule will be released today.
The Capitals are 13-2-1-1 all-time in home openers at Verizon Center and 2-0-1 in home openers against the Islanders. Washington posted a 3-0-1 record against New York last season and outscored the Islanders 13-9.
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