RELEASED: Canadiens 2014-15 Regular Season Schedule

Photo: @CanadiensMTL / Montreal Canadiens Official Twitter

Photo: @CanadiensMTL / Montreal Canadiens Official Twitter

The National Hockey League released its 2014-15 regular season schedule earlier Sunday at 4pm eastern. The Montreal Canadiens will begin their season on a three-game road trip to Toronto, Washington and Philadelphia beginning on October 8th, before hosting their home opener at the Bell Centre against the Boston Bruins on October 16th. The Habs will have their Western Canadian road trip early in the season to finish off October before a two-game homestand to begin November. Below is the entire 2014-15 Habs schedule month-by-month. Home games are in a red square, while away games are in a black square.





Now that we have taken a quick overview of the schedule, below are some key dates to look out for in this Montreal Canadiens season:

– Season Opener: October 8th @ Toronto Maple Leafs.

– Home Opener: October 16th vs. Boston Bruins.

– Longest Home Stand: 5 games / December 9th – December 20th, 2014.

– Longest Road Trip: 5 games / December 23rd, 2014 – January 3rd, 2015.

– Vs. Stanley Cup Champions (Los Angeles Kings): Home on December 12th, 2014 / Away on March 5th, 2015.

– Mondays: 7 games.

Tuesdays: 19 games.

Wednesdays: 6 games.

– Thursdays: 17 games.

Fridays: 5 games.

Saturdays: 22 games.

– Sundays: 6 games.


Games vs. rival Toronto Maple Leafs:

Away – October 8th, 2014

Home – February 14th, 2015

Home – February 28th, 2015

Away – April 11th, 2015

Games vs. rival Boston Bruins:

Home – October 16th, 2014

Home – November 13th, 2014

Away – November 22nd, 2014

Away – February 8th, 2015


Below is a graph of number of games played per month throughout the 2014-15 NHL regular season for the Montreal Canadiens:

Photo: Zachery E/AATH

Photo: Zachery E/AATH

The graph above shows that November and February are the months where the Habs play most of their home games, while December and March they spend the majority of their time on road trips.

The graph below shows the difficulty by month based on teams records from last season. Below is done by the percentage of games per month in which Montreal faces teams with number of wins above .500% (at least 41 wins out of 82 games):

Photo: Zachery E/AATH

Photo: Zachery E/AATH

The above graph goes to show that the hardest month is November, while the easiest month is April.

The final graph below will compare the number of weekday games (Monday – Friday) to the number of weekend games (Saturday-Sunday):

Photo: Zachery E/AATH

Photo: Zachery E/AATH


The seven game pre-season kicks off at the Bell Centre in Montreal as they take on archrivals Boston on September 23rd, 2014. Date of ticket sales for the team is yet to be announced so stay tuned for more information on that to come!


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