The New York Islanders 2023-24 schedule was released Tuesday afternoon, and as previously reported by The Hockey News, the Isles will open the regular season at home against the Buffalo Sabres on Oct. 14 at UBS Arena.
Lane Lambert's team will start the season on a three-game homestand with games against the Arizona Coyotes and New Jersey Devils. A playoff rematch between the Islanders and the Metropolitan Division champion Carolina Hurricanes will take place on Nov. 4 at UBS Arena.
The team's Western Canada trip will occur in November this year, with games in Edmonton, Vancouver, and Seattle. The game against the Canucks on Nov. 15 will be a return for former Canucks captain Bo Horvat. Last year, that trip right after the start of the new year was the beginning of a brutal January for the team where they struggled to score more than two goals and win games, falling out of playoff position ahead of the Horvat trade on Jan. 30
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The Isles will host the Philadelphia Flyers on Thanksgiving Eve (Nov. 22) and will be in Pittsburgh on New Year's Eve (Dec. 31). New York visits the defending Stanley Cup champion Golden Knights on Jan. 6. Vegas comes to UBS Arena later in the month on Jan. 23. The Isles will have a break in their schedule from Jan. 27 through Feb. 5th when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs.
As previously reported, the Stadium Series game against the New York Rangers will be on Feb. 18, with the face-off set for 3 PM from MetLife Stadium. Meanwhile, the Isles visit Madison Square Garden on St. Patrick's Day (Mar. 17) and don't host the Blueshirts at UBS Arena until Apr. 9. The season concludes at home vs. Pittsburgh on Apr. 17.