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Coyotes schedule released

The Arizona Coyotes schedule for the 2020-21 season has been released

Tampa Bay Lightning v Arizona Coyotes Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images

In another big step towards hockey returning, the schedules for the teams have been released. The Arizona Coyotes decided to release theirs with a little style.

If you aren't the Flash, here is the schedule in a much more readable format.

A few notable things about the schedule:

  • The Arizona Coyotes will host the San Jose Sharks for the first game of the season on January 14th.
  • February 9th will be the first time the Coyotes see the Avalanche since being eliminated from the playoffs last season.
  • The Coyotes will have nine sets of back-to-back games. February 6th & 7th both against Minnesota, February 24th & 25th against Anaheim and Colorado, March 5th & 6th both against Minnesota, March 22 & 23 both against Colorado, March 26th & 27th both against San Jose, April 4th & 5th against Anaheim and Los Angeles, April 23rd & 24th both against Los Angeles, April 30th & May 1st both against Vegas, and May 7th & 8th, both against San Jose.
  • The Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Blues, and Minnesota Wild join the Coyotes' division this year. Arizona's regular-season records against them were 1-0-1, 2-1-0, and 0-3-0 respectively, with Arizona's final game against the Avalanche being missed due to the season being shortened.
  • The Arizona Coyotes and St. Louis Blues will be playing in the same division since the 1997-98 season.
  • The Coyotes record against the Anaheim Ducks was 2-2-0, against the Golden Knights it was 1-1-1, against the Los Angeles Kings it was 2-0-1, and against the Scottsdale Sharks it was 2-1-0.
  • Arizona has been in the same division as the three California for the 22nd consecutive season.