Wild announce schedule 14 Jan 13
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild’s 2012-13 National Hockey League (NHL) regular season schedule was released today. Minnesota opens its season at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday, Jan. 19 against the Colorado Avalanche at 8 p.m. as part of Hockey Day Minnesota, presented by Wells Fargo. Each fan will receive a Wild T-shirt at their seat courtesy of the Wild and FOX Sports North.

The Wild continues a three-game homestand the following night, Sunday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. as the Dallas Stars make their lone visit to Xcel Energy Center. The Wild’s 2012-13 schedule consists of 48 games – 24 at Xcel Energy Center and 24 road contests – and ends on Saturday, April 27. The Wild’s home schedule features 11 weekend dates (one Friday, five Saturdays, five Sundays). Most evening games at Xcel Energy Center will begin at 7 p.m.

Single-game tickets for all regular season home games will go on sale Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 8 a.m. at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office (175 West Kellogg Boulevard). The Wild’s ticket on-sale is presented by Kwik Trip. Tickets will also go on sale on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 12 p.m. on the Wild web site (www.wild.com), and all Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com) locations or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

Minnesota will play 18 times against the Northwest Division – five games versus Calgary (two home, three road) and Colorado (three home, two road) and four each against Edmonton (two home, two road) and Vancouver (two home, two road). In addition, the club will play the remaining members of the Western Conference three times each for a total of 30 games.

Popular guests at Xcel Energy Center include: the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings (March 30, April 23), the Calgary Flames (Feb. 26, April 21), the Chicago Blackhawks (Jan. 30, April 9), the Dallas Stars (Jan. 20) the Detroit Red Wings (Feb. 17), the Edmonton Oilers (March 3, April 26), the St. Louis Blues (April 1, April 11), the San Jose Sharks (March 23), and the Vancouver Canucks (Feb. 7, March 10).

The Wild will play a three-game homestand four times, including to open the season. Minnesota will go on three different three-game road trips. The Wild is scheduled to play nine back-to-backs in 2012-13.

Season Tickets for the new 24-game, full home schedule are also available for select lower, upper and RBC Wealth Management Club Level seats. More information on season tickets is available at www.wild.com, or by contacting a Wild Ticket Sales Representative at 651-222-WILD.

 

2012-13 MINNESOTA WILD SCHEDULE NOTES

 

Home Games by Day: Mon. – 1, Tue. – 6, Wed. – 2, Thu. – 4, Fri. – 1, Sat. – 5, Sun. – 5

Road Games by Day: Mon. – 5, Tue. – 3, Wed. – 2, Thu. – 4, Fri. – 4, Sat. – 4, Sun. – 2

 

Home Games by Month: Jan. – 5, Feb. – 5, March – 7, April – 7

Road Games by Month: Jan. – 2, Feb. – 7, March – 8, April – 7

 

Games by Conference/Division

Western Conference: Central Division (15), Northwest Division (18), Pacific Division (15)

 

Opponents Visits To Minnesota (24): Anaheim-1, Calgary-2, Chicago-2, Colorado-3, Columbus-2, Dallas-1, Detroit-1, Edmonton-2, Los Angeles-2, Nashville-2, Phoenix-1, St. Louis-2, San Jose-1, Vancouver-2

 

Wild Visits To Road Cities (24): Anaheim-2, Calgary-3, Chicago-1, Colorado-2, Columbus-1, Dallas-2, Detroit-2, Edmonton-2, Los Angeles-1, Nashville-1, Phoenix-2, St. Louis-1, San Jose-2, Vancouver-2

 

Longest Homestand:

3 games – 4 times (Jan. 19-22, March 10-14, April 9-13, April 21-26)

 

Longest Road Trip:

3 games – 3 times (March 16-20, April 3-7, April 15-18)

 

Back-To-Back Games: 9 (11 last season)

Back-to-back on road: 4 (6 last year)

Road game followed by home game next day: 2 (3 last year)

Home game followed by road game next day: 1 (1 last year)

Home game followed by home game next day: 2 (1 last year)

 

MINNESOTA WILD 2012-13 SCHEDULE

DAY DATE OPPONENT TIME (CT)

JANUARY

SAT. 19 COLORADO 8:00 P.M.

SUN. 20 DALLAS 7:00 P.M.

TUE. 22 NASHVILLE 7:00 P.M.

Fri. 25 @ Detroit 6:30 p.m.

Sun. 27 @ St. Louis 5:00 p.m.

TUE. 29 COLUMBUS 7:00 P.M.

WED. 30 CHICAGO 7:00 P.M.

 

FEBRUARY

Fri. 1 @ Anaheim 9:00 p.m.

Mon. 4 @ Phoenix 8:00 p.m.

THUR. 7 VANCOUVER 7:00 P.M.

SAT. 9 NASHVILLE 7:00 P.M.

Mon. 11 @ Calgary 8:00 p.m.

Tue. 12 @ Vancouver 9:00 p.m.

THUR. 14 COLORADO 7:00 P.M.

SUN. 17 DETROIT 5:00 P.M.

Thur. 21 @ Edmonton 8:30 p.m.

Sat. 23 @ Calgary 9:00 p.m.

TUE. 26 CALGARY 7:00 P.M.

Thur. 28 @ Phoenix 8:00 p.m.

 

MARCH

Fri. 1 @ Anaheim 9:00 p.m.

SUN. 3 EDMONTON 7:00 P.M.

Tue. 5 @ Chicago 7:30 p.m.

Sat. 9 @ Nashville 7:00 p.m.

SUN. 10 VANCOUVER 7:00 P.M.

TUE. 12 ANAHEIM 7:00 P.M.

THUR. 14 COLORADO 7:00 P.M.

Sat. 16 @ Colorado 2:00 p.m.

Mon. 18 @ Vancouver 9:00 p.m.

Wed. 20 @ Detroit 6:30 p.m.

SAT. 23 SAN JOSE 1:00 P.M.

Mon. 25 @ Dallas 7:30 p.m.

WED. 27 PHOENIX 8:00 P.M.

Fri. 29 @ Dallas 7:30 p.m.

SAT. 30 LOS ANGELES 7:00 P.M.

 

APRIL

MON. 1 ST. LOUIS 7:00 P.M.

Wed. 3 @ San Jose 9:30 p.m.

Thur. 4 @ Los Angeles 9:30 p.m.

Sun. 7 @ Columbus 5:00 p.m.

TUE. 9 CHICAGO 7:00 P.M.

THUR. 11 ST. LOUIS 7:00 P.M.

SAT. 13 COLUMBUS 7:00 P.M.

Mon. 15 @ Calgary 8:00 p.m.

Tue. 16 @ Edmonton 8:30 p.m.

Thur. 18 @ San Jose 9:30 p.m.

SUN. 21 CALGARY 5:00 P.M.

TUE. 23 LOS ANGELES 7:00 P.M.

FRI. 26 EDMONTON 7:00 P.M.

Sat. 27 @ Colorado 6:30 p.m.

BOLD INDICATES HOME GAME

DATES AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE