The Washington Capitals release 2023-24 regular-season schedule, opens new NHL season on Oct. 13

The Washington Capitals has released its 2023-24 regular-season schedule and will officially open the NHL’s new season at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at Capital One Arena.

The Capitals have four homestands of at least four games on the schedule, the longest being two five-game homestands at Capital One Arena from Oct. 27 to Nov. 8 and Jan. 3 to Jan. 13. The team also have four stretches of at least four consecutive road games, including season-long five-game road trips from Nov. 27 to Dec. 4 and March 11 to March 18. In addition, the Capitals will have 15 sets of back-to-back games.

Twenty-one of the Capitals’ 41 home games at Capital One Arena fall on weekends, which includes six games on Friday, nine on Saturday and six on Sunday. The team will once again have home games on the day before (Nov. 22 vs. Buffalo) and the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 24 vs. Edmonton), as well as on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 11 vs. Vancouver). This marks the 17th time in the last 18 seasons and the 16th consecutive season the Capitals will host a game on Super Bowl Sunday.

The Capitals’ schedule will pause for a five-day break from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 before the 2024 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend, which will take place on Feb. 2-3 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

Television broadcast plans will be released at a later date. All Capitals games can be heard on the Caps Radio Network, 106.7 The Fan, Caps Radio 24/7,, and on the Washington Caps mobile app.

Home dates to remember:

  • Oct. 13 – Home opener at Capital One Arena versus Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Oct. 24 – The Capitals host Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Nov. 8 – Washington hosts the defending Eastern Conference champion Florida Panthers
  • Nov. 14 – The Capitals face the defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights
  • Nov. 24 – The Capitals host reigning Hart Trophy winner Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers
  • Dec. 9 – The New York Rangers make their first of two visits to Capital One Arena for a Saturday night showdown
  • Dec. 23 – The Tampa Bay Lightning visit Washington in the Capitals’ final game before the holiday break
  • Feb. 11 – Washington takes on the Vancouver Canucks on Super Bowl Sunday
  • March 9 – The Capitals host the Chicago Blackhawks
  • April 4 – The Pittsburgh Penguins make their second of two visits to Capital One Arena
  • April 15 – Washington completes its 2023-24 home regular-season schedule against the Boston Bruins

The complete Washington Capitals 2023-24 schedule can be found online.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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