North American home openers for 2011-12 season

While four NHL teams open the seasons in Europe, and will function as designated home teams, here is a complete list of North American home openers for all 30 NHL clubs:

ANAHEIM – Friday, Oct. 14, San Jose

BOSTON – Thursday, Oct. 6, Philadelphia

BUFFALO – Friday, Oct. 4, Carolina

CALGARY – Saturday, Oct. 8, Pittsburgh

CAROLINA – Friday, Oct. 7, Tampa Bay

CHICAGO – Saturday, Oct. 8, Dallas

COLORADO – Saturday, Oct. 8, Detroit

COLUMBUS – Friday, Oct. 7, Nashville

DALLAS – Friday, Oct. 7, Chicago

DETROIT – Friday, Oct. 7, Ottawa

EDMONTON – Sunday, Oct. 9, Pittsburgh

FLORIDA – Saturday, Oct. 15, Tampa Bay

LOS ANGELES – Tuesday, Oct. 18, St. Louis

MINNESOTA – Saturday, Oct. 8, Columbus

MONTREAL – Thursday, Oct. 13, Calgary

NASHVILLE – Thursday, Oct. 13, Phoenix

NEW JERSEY – Saturday, Oct. 8, Philadelphia

NY ISLANDERS – Saturday, Oct. 8, Florida

NY RANGERS – Thursday, Oct. 27, Toronto

OTTAWA – Tuesday, Oct. 11, Minnesota

PHILADELPHIA – Wednesday, Oct. 12, Vancouver

PHOENIX – Saturday, Oct. 15, Winnipeg

PITTSBURGH – Tuesday, Oct. 11, Florida

ST. LOUIS – Saturday, Oct. 8, Nashville

SAN JOSE – Saturday, Oct. 8, Phoenix

TAMPA BAY – Monday, Oct. 17, Florida

TORONTO – Thursday, Oct. 6, Montreal

VANCOUVER – Thursday, Oct. 6, Pittsburgh

WASHINGTON – Saturday, Oct. 8, Carolina

WINNIPEG – Sunday, Oct. 9, Montreal